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Old 08-29-2017, 12:00 PM
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Question Different load ranges?

When I bought my 01 TJ a few months ago I filled up the tires and noticed one of the four was a Load Range B while all others are Load Range C. Not to mention there are two different types of tires on this thing.

Eventually I will be replacing the tires but for now the tread is good and they ride fine.

Is it OK to run different load ranges?

Front Driver Side - Definity Dakota A/T2 30x9.50 R15 LT Load Range C
Front Passenger Side - Definity Dakota A/T2 30x9.50 R15 LT Load Range C
Rear Passenger Side - Goodyear Wrangler GS-A 30x9.50 R15 LT Load Range C
Rear Driver Side - Goodyear Wrangler GS-A 30x9.50 R15 LT Load Range B

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but a 4-wheel drive vehicle should have similar sized tires on all four wheels, otherwise you could possibly damage things when in 4WD. Having two different tires, especially from two different manufacturers means they probably aren't quite the same size.

Also, the Load Range B tire probably doesn't weigh as much as the C tire. And the Destiny's will likely weigh different too. Couldn't this screw up braking too?

If the jeep came stock with Range C tires, then the Range B might not support the rated payload or towing capacity.

What is the spare tire?

That being said, if the previous owner did okay with this setup, you'll probably manage fine too until you end up changing them. But please, when you do, buy an all-new set of 5 tires, including the spare. Give your jeep some love.

I'm sorry the previous owner of your jeep was retarded.

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but a 4-wheel drive vehicle should have similar sized tires on all four wheels, otherwise you could possibly damage things when in 4WD. Having two different tires, especially from two different manufacturers means they probably aren't quite the same size.

Also, the Load Range B tire probably doesn't weigh as much as the C tire. And the Destiny's will likely weigh different too. Couldn't this screw up braking too?

If the jeep came stock with Range C tires, then the Range B might not support the rated payload or towing capacity.

What is the spare tire?

That being said, if the previous owner did okay with this setup, you'll probably manage fine too until you end up changing them. But please, when you do, buy an all-new set of 5 tires, including the spare. Give your jeep some love.

I'm sorry the previous owner of your jeep was retarded.
The spare tire is stock wheel with stock tire, very badly worn due to bad toe alignment

The four wheels on the ground are some D window black wheels. I haven't taken them off yet in order to find what brand/model they are. So the spare is basically useless.

Thanks for the info. I will continue driving it but will probably be looking at tires next. Sounds like I could get three tires (FD, FP, spare) and replace the Goodyears and the stock spare with Definity Dakotas, and possibly buy a 5th wheel to replace the spare. Or I could just get two tires for now and continue to have a ghetto spare.

Based on my build sheet this is my stock config:
Full Size Spare Tire
30X9.50R15LTB Wrangler OWL A/T Tires
Goodyear Brand Tires
15X8.0 "CANYON" Aluminum Wheels
Matching Spare Wheel
All Aluminum Wheels


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Looks like the stock load range is B, so your one B tire should be adequate.

I would just run your current set down and then when it's time, buy a whole new set of 5 tires (including the spare). But that's just me. Load range B or C should be fine, as long as they are all the same.
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Buy four new tires so you have matching rubber on the ground. My suggestion would be a LT tire with "C" load range. The size depends upon your needs, your axle gear ratios, and whether or not you have a lift.

If one of your old tires is the same size as your new set and in good condition you can use that as a spare. If not, then you will need to buy 5 tires.

In my experience, a quality tire repair kit and a compressor is just as important as the spare.

I carry these:

Viair 400P*


https://www.amazon.com/Viair-40043-V...rds=viair+400p


Safety Seal Tire Repair Kit


https://www.amazon.com/Safety-Seal-K.../dp/B001DIECCK

Colby Emergency Valve Stems


https://www.colbyvalve.com/collectio...ergency-2-pack



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* I acquired the Viair 400P when I had an offroad vehicle with absolutely no good place for a hardmounted compressor. I recently acquired a '06 LJ and will be permanently mounting a Viair 400C compressor under the hood and keeping the 400P portable kit in my tow rig.
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