Hey guys, I recently purchased my first wrangler. Its a 2003 X that has been fixed up a bit by the previous owner.
I just put some air in the tires since I got it a week ago. The tires say they take up to 50 psi, so I pumped them up to just over 40 psi. But they were all low just under 30 psi.
I know that there are reasons you'd want lower pressure and higher pressure. I assume off-road stuff you would want low pressure, where as on road you'd want higher pressure. I was just surprised to see that these tires take such hish psi, and I guess what I am asking is, is it really safe to run these at mid 40 psi? I can feel there is a lot less drag on the road so the gas milage will likely go up quite a bit.
I guess i have another question for you experienced wrangler owners. When the jeep is at low speeds and I hit the gas I can feel a bit of a clank under the vehicle, pretty slight but enough to worry me. It is a manual jeep, and this occurs even if the clutch isn't being used. Is this normal or warning of an impending problem?
Thank you guys so much for your help! I'm excited to have my first jeep and am looking forward to getting to know you wall.