new tires - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 09-16-2013, 08:41 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Walker, Louisiana
Posts: 270
Arrow new tires

finally got my new tires over the weekend.
installed them and drove around on them to brake in that "new tire feel"
noticed that I was using A LOT more gas than normal.
is this because of the size of the tire?
im only running a 30x11.50x15, but the tire ALONE weighs over 53 pounds, plus the weight of the rims. so i'm guessing that adding around 500 pounds of tires and rims to my drive line is causing me to waste so much gas to turn them?
any thoughts and suggestions to get my gas milage back up would be appriciated.

thanks

__________________
if it aint broke dont fix it...but i own a jeep so that arguement is invalid
ddtt225 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-16-2013, 09:09 AM   #2
Moderator

::WF Moderator::
 
harleydragon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: south georgia
Posts: 3,908
stock form is usually hard to beat for gas mileage

harleydragon is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-16-2013, 09:15 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Walker, Louisiana
Posts: 270
yeah I noticed. I called my dad because he ran the same exact tire for 3 or 4 years and he told me its going to happen with a bigger tire and more weight. I couldnt pass up the tires because they were cheap but I love the sound of the "wrangler rattle band" with the tires...at least people know im coming down the road.
BTW HarleyDragon the tires that im running now are 30x11.50x15 Interco TSL Thornbirds on Eagle Alloy rims.
the tires I was running were 31x10.50x15 Mud King XT's on stock TJ rims.
__________________
if it aint broke dont fix it...but i own a jeep so that arguement is invalid
ddtt225 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-16-2013, 09:21 AM   #4
Moderator

::WF Moderator::
 
harleydragon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: south georgia
Posts: 3,908
does not look like that would make much difference..thornbirds were very popular in my area years ago but I never ran any of them..I have run a couple of sets of boggers..they are hard to beat in mud and sound like an airplane going down the road
harleydragon is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-16-2013, 09:34 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Walker, Louisiana
Posts: 270
boggers are a preferred tire in my area of louisiana. Honestly, I didnt buy them for mudding or anything. I like the tire and how it sounds and the way it leaves its footprint. at some point i'll go play around in the mud with it and see if it is still just as good as they used to be.
__________________
if it aint broke dont fix it...but i own a jeep so that arguement is invalid
ddtt225 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:53 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC