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07-01-2013 09:49 AM
wwch99tj 30 is probably right on what you need.
The pressure on the sidewall is the max pressure to use for max load...
I run my 31's at 29-30psi myself.
07-01-2013 09:36 AM
Jsb0032 I have a couple pressure gauges. I usually just use a coin for tread tho. What pressure should I run on the street? I have 30psi in all corners. This is what I usually run in all my cars but I have seen that most AT tires say 50psi. Am I under inflated? I have 30x9.5 but with a load they only measure 28" tall.
07-01-2013 09:29 AM
McDaniel if it were me, I would take it to a tire shop and buy 5 new tires and get an alighnment. If it needed other items like shocks i would address those issues too. I would then have starting point to work with. A good tread depth gauge and pressure gauge are must haves for me.
07-01-2013 09:11 AM
wwch99tj It wouldn't hurt to have things checked out... Probably putting it on in the alignment machine would give you a better idea if the axle is out of alignment? Maybe also try jacking it up and see if you can wiggle the wheels maybe the wheel bearings are bad?
07-01-2013 09:06 AM
Jsb0032 Any thoughts after having pics to evaluate? I need to get this issue fixed before getting new tires. If it is a rotation problem I won't take it in but if I'm looking at bent axle or suspension I need to have a mechanic look at it before I get tires.
06-19-2013 01:01 PM
DarrenT I should add:
I neglected my last tire rotation by quite a long ways and my right rear is now considerably more worn than the other three... Not this bad though.
06-19-2013 12:57 PM
wwch99tj
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Originally Posted by Jsb0032 View Post
lets try these pics again
Damn I haven't seen bald tires like that since I was a teenager... looks like over inflation.
06-19-2013 12:54 PM
DarrenT that would have to be some serious over inflation. and PO says 30psi, so we know that surely isn't the case..... Maybe something is affecting the alignment causing the tire to be dragged along so to speak (effectively scrubbing it), but then maybe you'd see that something was out of alignment that bad? and why would it scrub the center if it's only running 30psi?
I've seen it on an old van my dad had, which was way different than a Jeep, but that was a bent axle shaft. Threw oil all over and scrubbed the tire in figures few......
Like I said, the Jeep is a different beast entirely with far more components in the mix, so by no means am I offering a diagnosis. Just my thoughts.
06-19-2013 12:38 PM
Jsb0032 lets try these pics again
06-19-2013 12:33 PM
wwch99tj I find it easier to host the pics from photobucket using the IMG code pasted as regular text.
06-19-2013 10:47 AM
Jsb0032 Sorry the images didn't work they were too big. I will have to try again later.
06-19-2013 10:03 AM
Jsb0032 I tried to attach some images of the tires. There are 2 of the bad tire.
06-18-2013 04:32 PM
Savvy Off Road
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Originally Posted by Big Sarge View Post
For the center tread of a rear tire worn?
Doh! I'm wrong again! I'm thinking neighbor has some nice new tires!
06-18-2013 03:31 PM
Big Sarge
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Originally Posted by Savvy Off Road View Post
I'm thinking toe alignment.
For the center tread of a rear tire worn?
06-18-2013 03:30 PM
Savvy Off Road I'm thinking toe alignment.
06-18-2013 02:39 PM
n00g7
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Originally Posted by jeepwayoflife View Post
The Rubicon locker is an air locker but isn't an ARB locker. Its either fully open or fully locked. And yes many Dana 44's came with a Tracloc LSD rear
To clarify, the Rubicon D44 has an LSD feature when not locked. ARB is aftermarket and either open or locked only.
06-18-2013 02:19 PM
jeepwayoflife
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Originally Posted by Kilroy View Post

Does the Rubi's ARB locker act as an LSD when not locked? I thought it was open when not locked. And I believe most (not all) D44s in the rear of a non-Rubi TAJ are LSD.
The Rubicon locker is an air locker but isn't an ARB locker. Its either fully open or fully locked. And yes many Dana 44's came with a Tracloc LSD rear
06-18-2013 01:41 PM
Kilroy
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Originally Posted by n00g7 View Post
... My Rubi has the LSD, not sure if other tj's with D44 do.
Does the Rubi's ARB locker act as an LSD when not locked? I thought it was open when not locked. And I believe most (not all) D44s in the rear of a non-Rubi TAJ are LSD.
06-18-2013 12:49 PM
n00g7 [QUOTE=Big Sarge;3873116]
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Originally Posted by n00g7 View Post
simply replaced rear 2x more often than fronts.QUOTE]


And that's why we rotate tires! LOL
That's why I do it once. Not "every xx miles". You're not paying for more tires... the fronts last longer and you replace in pairs when needed. If you plan on switching your tires out like I do this time around, monitor them yourself and rotate once.
06-18-2013 12:33 PM
Big Sarge [QUOTE=n00g7;3872925] simply replaced rear 2x more often than fronts.QUOTE]


And that's why we rotate tires! LOL
06-18-2013 11:40 AM
n00g7
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Originally Posted by Big Sarge View Post
But JP2611 made it sound like if you have a LSD you do not need to rotate at all! You even said that you do rotate yours just not as often.

You don't really, only once on the jeep as to purchase all new tires at the same time. That doesn't mean it's necessary. My BMW has staggered wheels, granted it's IS, but I do zero rotations no problem. I also didn't rotate when I didn't have staggered setup, simply replaced rear 2x more often than fronts. But again, all RWD with LSD. My Rubi has the LSD, not sure if other tj's with D44 do.
06-18-2013 11:37 AM
n00g7
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Originally Posted by Jsb0032 View Post
As much as I enjoy the LSD debate I think my problem is more than just rotating tires. This lil 4-banger has as much power as my bicycle and can't spin a tire on ice. Like i said i have put 10k on it driving easy and have severe wear. Much worse wear than any other tire i have ever had and like many ppl have mentioned BFGs should last. I was looking at my shocks and noticed that the rt rear has oil all over it like it may be busted. Could a bad shock cause excessive tire wear?

If the wear on the tire itself is even, it's either dragging or planting. I would think bad shocks would be irrelevant to the issue. Same tire pressure all 4 corners?
06-18-2013 10:04 AM
flflash Before I comment is there anyway you could post a picture of this worn out tire along with pics of the other tires? Also do you know that all four tires where installed at the same time?
06-18-2013 09:17 AM
Big Sarge it could very well contribute to it. Sounds like not much maintenance was performed on your Jeep previously. Shocks and rotating tires are some basic things.
06-18-2013 09:13 AM
Jsb0032 As much as I enjoy the LSD debate I think my problem is more than just rotating tires. This lil 4-banger has as much power as my bicycle and can't spin a tire on ice. Like i said i have put 10k on it driving easy and have severe wear. Much worse wear than any other tire i have ever had and like many ppl have mentioned BFGs should last. I was looking at my shocks and noticed that the rt rear has oil all over it like it may be busted. Could a bad shock cause excessive tire wear?
06-18-2013 09:01 AM
Big Sarge
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Originally Posted by n00g7 View Post
Ever seen a hooptie burn out? A one tire fire? AKA, burning out with an open diff? You make a 1. As in, only one tire burns rubber. Every time you floor it, the same tire may often be the one that gets more juice, therefor, wearing faster as OP opined. An LSD makes 11's, not 1's, therefore rotation not needed nearly so often. I only do front to rear.
But JP2611 made it sound like if you have a LSD you do not need to rotate at all! You even said that you do rotate yours just not as often.
06-18-2013 12:35 AM
n00g7
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Okay I'll bite...why don't you need to rotate your tires if you have LSD????

I have a LSD in my Dana 44 but I still rotate every time I change the oil...it is part of the "lifetime road hazard rotation and balance warranty" all it costs now is my time.

Ever seen a hooptie burn out? A one tire fire? AKA, burning out with an open diff? You make a 1. As in, only one tire burns rubber. Every time you floor it, the same tire may often be the one that gets more juice, therefor, wearing faster as OP opined. An LSD makes 11's, not 1's, therefore rotation not needed nearly so often. I only do front to rear.
06-17-2013 09:51 PM
Big Sarge
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Originally Posted by jp2611 View Post

Okay I'll bite...why don't you need to rotate your tires if you have LSD????

I have a LSD in my Dana 44 but I still rotate every time I change the oil...it is part of the "lifetime road hazard rotation and balance warranty" all it costs now is my time.
LOL I was waiting for that! I didn't understand it either but didn't have the energy or patience to debate it earlier. So now I get to watch the debate and enjoy. LoL
06-17-2013 09:45 PM
jp2611
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Originally Posted by n00g7 View Post
If you do not have a LSD, ROTATE your tires.
Okay I'll bite...why don't you need to rotate your tires if you have LSD????

I have a LSD in my Dana 44 but I still rotate every time I change the oil...it is part of the "lifetime road hazard rotation and balance warranty" all it costs now is my time.
06-17-2013 01:54 PM
n00g7 If you do not have a LSD, ROTATE your tires.
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