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Old 01-18-2011, 02:05 PM
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Different tread depths w/4wd?

I currently have four wrangler MTR's in 31x10.5x15 on my jeep. Two have about 50% tread and the other two are in need of replacement.

My question is if I got 2 new tires and ran them with the other 2 50%tires would the tread difference affect the jeep when driving in 4wd?

My dad said that since the size of the tires would be off that it might damage the transfer case by them not rotating the same or something to that nature.

So is he correct or could I run 2 new ones or am I better off trying to find 2 decent off road tires with around the same tread depth for now?

Thanks in advance, Bryan

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As Long as the same size tires are in the same axles your fine. Ex. New on rear 50% ones on front. Having odds on the same axle is when you can get into some issues with the drivetrain

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Thanks, that makes sense because all 4 are not locked together.
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