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10-25-2007 08:28 AM
skeeter
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Originally Posted by FlyingP View Post
I agree with that. I hear nothing and it runs fine. I think I'll wait for catastrophic failure.

for what its worth: what is a reasonable cost to get it repaired? I'm no mechanic
Changing differential fluid is very easy and you can see for yourself if there's a problem.
Don't wait till there's a problem, that's when it gets really expensive.
10-25-2007 08:03 AM
mud707 I had to do the same before. I wouldn't use it for long hauls though might cause bearing issues. Where did you get a hole in your old tires. Can't you get one of them patched? It would be a lot cheaper on the wallet to do that.
10-25-2007 07:37 AM
erickpl For small differences, you should be okay, but keep it slow enough. Do NOT put it in 4wd or lock it.
10-24-2007 09:09 PM
FlyingP thanks for the insight guys
10-24-2007 07:56 PM
1BLKJP
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Originally Posted by FlyingP View Post
I agree with that. I hear nothing and it runs fine. I think I'll wait for catastrophic failure.

for what its worth: what is a reasonable cost to get it repaired? I'm no mechanic
To get a rear end torn down and re-built? I'd say 500-600 is a very fair estimation.
10-24-2007 07:49 PM
FlyingP
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Originally Posted by myanarchy View Post
Tell the mechanic it was his stomach rumbling and that he is a moron:
I agree with that. I hear nothing and it runs fine. I think I'll wait for catastrophic failure.

for what its worth: what is a reasonable cost to get it repaired? I'm no mechanic
10-24-2007 07:43 PM
Triple88a
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Originally Posted by myanarchy View Post
or just drain the fluid and see what comes out
Hopefully not little metal pieces like from Dereks diff.
10-24-2007 06:57 PM
myanarchy
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Originally Posted by FlyingP View Post
While repairing the tires, mechanic said he heard a little grinding from the rear diff. I didn't. He said his ears are 'in tune'.(to cash register?) I didn't tell him the tires were different size, I imagine he noticed though. From what people have said here it sounds like this likely is not from running the two sizes. Is is worth worrying about it? How likely is it to give me problems. I tend to think it's nothing. opinions?
Tell the mechanic it was his stomach rumbling and that he is a moron.


or just drain the fluid and see what comes out
10-24-2007 06:31 PM
Triple88a
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Originally Posted by FlyingP View Post
new bearings once it goes. Two days 1100.
haha, those bearing must be with diamonds on them... if i'm correct get the clear gearz cover so you can show off hahahah
10-24-2007 06:23 PM
FlyingP new bearings once it goes. Two days 1100.
10-24-2007 05:51 PM
Triple88a
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Originally Posted by FlyingP View Post
He said his ears are 'in tune'.(to cash register?)

Let me gues he said you need a new dif?
10-24-2007 05:31 PM
OdhinnsChick
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Originally Posted by FlyingP View Post
He said his ears are 'in tune'.(to cash register?)
ROFL!! That is mostly true when dealing with mechanics. Just do what I did, marry one!
10-24-2007 05:21 PM
FlyingP While repairing the tires, mechanic said he heard a little grinding from the rear diff. I didn't. He said his ears are 'in tune'.(to cash register?) I didn't tell him the tires were different size, I imagine he noticed though. From what people have said here it sounds like this likely is not from running the two sizes. Is is worth worrying about it? How likely is it to give me problems. I tend to think it's nothing. opinions?
10-23-2007 05:34 PM
myanarchy
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Originally Posted by JCS05Rubi View Post
For braking, yes. If it was an ABS vehicle, he would have answered his own question by driving it, but since most jeeps aren't, he wont notice untill he needs to lock them tires up Its also not real good for the differential, let alone if he puts it in 4wd
1" is not going to make any difference.

Mounting 30s on the front and 44s on the back would be nasty time for the tcase though.
10-23-2007 05:32 PM
penguin_in_a_cj if your just trying to limp home on it. you should be ok.. the issue comes off-road, if you need your spare off road remeber you got there with four tires of the same size and same tread your trying to get out with something else. It can be a problem
10-23-2007 05:26 PM
JCS05Rubi
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Originally Posted by OdhinnsChick View Post
is 1 inch really going to make that much of a difference?
For braking, yes. If it was an ABS vehicle, he would have answered his own question by driving it, but since most jeeps aren't, he wont notice untill he needs to lock them tires up Its also not real good for the differential, let alone if he puts it in 4wd
10-23-2007 04:58 PM
OdhinnsChick is 1 inch really going to make that much of a difference?
10-23-2007 04:45 PM
myanarchy you pissed off a woman didn't you, don't lie
10-23-2007 12:47 PM
mrbigjeep
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Originally Posted by jherrin215 View Post
What good would 1 spare do if you had 2 flat tires??
1 more tire on the axle
10-23-2007 11:00 AM
MOz Getting home with it is one thing but to put 350 miles on during this is not a very wise thing to do. Mismatching your tire size causes all sorts of problems with brake equilization and is really not a safe idea.
10-23-2007 09:56 AM
jherrin215
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Originally Posted by mrbigjeep View Post
why not get a spare to be safe? instead of borrowing all the buddies stuff.
What good would 1 spare do if you had 2 flat tires??
10-23-2007 09:25 AM
mrbigjeep why not get a spare to be safe? instead of borrowing all the buddies stuff.
10-22-2007 08:00 PM
Triple88a but if its open and i have 35s and i need my 30 to be my spare. its fine? lol
10-22-2007 02:12 PM
parrot head
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Originally Posted by Rawkon View Post
your fine the shudder is most likely form unbalanced spares. if your locked on 33 or 35s and have a 31 or smaller then it may hurt something.
X2
10-22-2007 10:24 AM
Rawkon your fine the shudder is most likely form unbalanced spares. if your locked on 33 or 35s and have a 31 or smaller then it may hurt something.
10-22-2007 10:15 AM
FlyingP
Damage from running two different size tires

Hello.
I got two flats yesterday, and had to use my buddies spare. I have a 01 wrangler sport, w/ 31s. So i had to get home with 3-31s and 1-30'' tire. It seemed to drive fine, a little bit of shudder around 55mph.
How likely is this to cause damage? I've driven about 250 miles on it, and will likely have to drive another 100 before I can get patched. any input?

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