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Old 09-07-2011, 12:42 PM   #1
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Help with tires

I have a 2 part question that some people may have done in the past. I just bought a 2012 Sahara unlimited (first jeep ever, and loving it) I plan to put a 4" lift in the spring. My plan is to purchase the tires over the winter. I have a few picked out, but nothing in concrete. I like the looks of the Nitto mud grapplers 35 x 12.50 x 18.
1st question is... has anyone just purchased a tire (or 2) at a time, is this not recomended. My friend says that I should buy them all at once, but it is easier for me to spend a few hundred every few months.

2nd question does any one know if the Nitto Grapplers (mud) drive well on pavement? any help would be appreciated

Thanks Sean/Massachsuetts
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:20 PM   #2
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If tires sizes vary on an axle, the carrier (in the differential housing) works harder. So, on an axle, they need to be the same size (or very close). Since it's a 4wd, the fronts need to match the rears.

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Old 09-07-2011, 03:03 PM   #3
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I just bought that exact tire (set of 5) for my 2008 X and I think they are awesome. Of course they hum like a prop jet on the highway but kind of relaxing in a way. They vibrate a bit as well but not intolerable.

I am not aware of tires being sold in a lot. I had a nail in the sidewall once and had to buy a replacement. When they are mounted they need to be properly balanced and that should do the trick.

I certainly wouldn't put one tire at a time on the Jeep but I don't think that is what you meant. I think Discount Tire may have a layaway plan.
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