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Old 07-22-2012, 06:25 PM   #1
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How much should I worry about unsprung weight on a JK?

Looking at Rugged Ridge wheels at (I think) 32 lbs and 285/70/17 Duratracs at 53 lbs. I believe stock rubi wheels are 24 lbs and the tires are 48. Coming from sports car land adding 13 lbs per corner would be unforgivable, but of course I'm not going to be taking my JK on the track. (actually that would be kind of fun). Is the 13 lbs anything I should worry about?

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Old 07-22-2012, 06:50 PM   #2
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Your fine with that set up. I run 17x9 black rock 997's(40lbs) and 37" Toyos(92lbs). Thats a 132lbs per corner,that should make you feel better.

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Old 07-22-2012, 08:10 PM   #4

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Makes a big difference.

My 35" BF km2's weigh 62 lbs and 15" BR Vipors 24 = 86 Lbs

Not much more than stock
I remember a thread from Jimbo...during his travels out West he checked his Jeep on a truck scale; close to 6K pounds w/all his gear in it, IIRC.

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