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Old 06-29-2013, 01:40 AM   #1
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Tires Too Big For The Drive-Through Car Wash

So, before I get flamed for wanting a clean Wrangler...

I just bought my Wrangler, so I wanted to get the oil changed, check all the fluids, and get it inspected.
I took it to my favorite "oil change and free full-service wash" place and, when I went to pull into the wash bay, a guy started waving his arms for me to stop.
He said I couldn't go in there, because of my tires.
Another guy came over and said I was probably a good 4" too wide.
Ho hum...

So, a word of advice...
Apparently, if you have 36x13.5x15" tires, you have to hand-wash your Jeep.

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Old 06-29-2013, 01:54 AM   #2

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I run 33"x12.5s on 1.25"spacers, my Jeep is almost 4" wider than my 96 Suburban, so yeah, I believe it. Getting the mud and road crap off of it is pretty important, you may want to visit HF or NT or TSC and see about picking up an affordable pressure washer.

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Old 06-29-2013, 03:55 AM   #3
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Im not surprised. Ive seen many stock tires look like they were just barely scraping along down those car wash track deals.
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:09 AM   #4
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I just bought a power washer rated @ 3000 psi . I wash all my cars at home . You can do a better job , clean underneath , and clean many other things also .
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:48 AM   #5
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If you have a soft top it's better to do it by hand anyway. My mom had an automated one destroy the stitching and windows because of the stupid spinning things
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