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Old 02-11-2018, 04:27 PM
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What is the recommend tire circumference tolerance limit (due to tread ware)?

p { margin-bottom: 0.25cm; line-height: 120%; }a:link { }I would like to start rotating the spare tire after buying a used 2017 Rubicon, stock tires, with 12.5K miles on them. Previous owner did not use the spare.


front has 16/32”
rear has 15/32”
spare was not used 19/32”


So if I introduce the spare into the rotation combing the spare with one from the front the difference would be 3/32” on the rear axle and 1/32” on the front axle.


An article on this from Tire Rack I was reading was specific to AWDs (Audi/Subaru) seems to indicate 2/32" to 4/32” p { margin-bottom: 0.25cm; line-height: 120%; }a:link { }of each other in remaining tread depth.


https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiret....jsp?techid=18


My guess would be the Jeep would have a higher tolerance then the above well tuned AWDs.


Maybe I’m pushing it with 3/32” difference. Should pay to have it shaved?


The other consideration is winter is in full swing in Calgary right now, compact snow and ice, and driving on these BFG MT tires are not ideal. Being my first Jeep and rear wheel drive, I don’t feel comfortable. Hoping to wait this winter out and get snow tires next fall. Not sure if throwing one new tire into the mix will add to this problem. Maybe wait till spring?

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I'm reading that Rubicon has open differentials, doesn’t have LSD, so no clutches to wear.

Found a thread where a someone asked a tire shop and they said no more than 3/32
if vehicle has Traction Control/Vehicle Stability, which it does.

https://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/ti...l#post26965817

So I'm on the limit of this.

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I would rotate it in to the right rear and put the tire with the next deepest tread depth on the left rear.
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