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Old 12-07-2018, 10:02 AM
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My 2016 Rubicon Unlimited upgrade

So here is my 2016 Rubicon Unlimited after I have installed some upgrades. The Warn Elite series front bumper and Warn Zeon 10k winch I transferred from my previously owned 2012 Rubicon 2 door. I have based my latest modifications based off a decent amount of research I've done right here on this forum and other forums. Also from checking out a lot of you tube videos and pictures of different rigs. I'm am extremely happy with how this turned out! Absolutely love it! So what I've got here is a dealer installed (warranty included) Mopar 2" suspension lift with Fox series shocks and new extended drive shaft, wheels are Pro Comp 69 series Vintage 17x9's, tires are Pro Comp Xtreme MT2 315/70/17's, and the nerf bars are Go Rhino Dominators. I'm only on day one with the new tires and wheels. I rode this for about 2 weeks with the 2" lift and stock BF Goodrich mud terrains and the ride was amazing and I would say maybe better than stock on road. Now with the Pro Comp tires the ride has changed a lot. It seems to jump around a bit going down the road at 55-60. Doesn't jump around a ton but just enough to notice and keep you on your toes if you know what I mean. This is my first time having a tire this big on a Jeep and I'm wondering if anyone has an opinion on whether these tires will sort of break in after a few thousand? Thanks!

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Old 12-07-2018, 10:14 AM   #2
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Looking good!

First thing you want to do is check your tire pressure, those big tires don't want/need as much air. I'd start them around 26-28 then do a chalk test to see how your wear is.

My last set of Toyos lasted over 80,000 miles at 26 PSI with perfect wear patterns

Post back and let us know what PSI you're at.

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Old 12-07-2018, 01:09 PM   #3
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Ditto. I was going to ask the same question. I run 30 lbs on 37" BFG KO2's and I may go lower, but the ride at the 40 they were installed with was like driving on ice skates.
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:53 PM
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Thanks so much for the advice on the air pressure! I believe they are currently at about 37 psi each so I will definitely try to lower them and see how that works. I'm wondering about the pressure sensors and if they will constantly be going off when I lower the psi? If so is there a way to adjust this setting to make 20-30 psi normal? Thanks again!
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I just went out and checked and they were all four at 38 psi. So I took them all down to 32 psi and I'll try that out on my drive in the morning and let you guys know if I noticed a difference.
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Old 12-09-2018, 11:06 AM   #6
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I have a Tazer JL tuner installed that allows me to set the TPMS to whatever range I want. But even before I had it I noticed that the factory TPMS had a pretty wide range before it tripped.

The Tazer also lets you adjust for larger tire sizes so that the speedometer is accurate.

https://zautomotive.com/product/tazer-jl/
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Thanks for that info Bob. I will consider that product and the AEV Procal. Looking at both.
So I don't have too much of an update on the ride after I lowered the pressure. My wife has been driving it more than me. lol. I did notice a difference the couple times I have driven it since though. She says she has noticed a big difference for the positive also. The pressure has climbed back to the 33-34 psi. in the last few days since lowering it to 32. I may try lowering them all down to 30 psi and go from there. I was also thinking of reaching out to Pro Comp and seeing what they would say.
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Old 12-11-2018, 01:17 AM
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So I lowered the psi in each tire using a handheld pressure checker. Interestingly I put them all down to 30 psi but the tpms showed them all at 31-32 cold. I look at this as very positive because it hasn’t triggered an alarm yet and the ride is way better now! Thank you all again for your help with this. I’m absolutely loving this lift and tire combo and the ride quality!
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I find a bit of a variance between my handheld digital tire pressure gauge and TPMS (usually a pound or two) as you noticed. When the tires warm up from driving (or even sitting in the sun) the air expands and creates a pressure increase.

Now that winter is setting in, I've noticed that they can actually be several pounds lower than 30 on a cold morning and as a result I've been running 32-33 when warm, so that they are 30ish on the cold mornings.

I had an AEV ProCal for my JK and thought it was good. Then when I got the JLUR, I bought the Tazer JL (don't think AEV has a JL product yet) and it puts the ProCal to shame. I've used it to reset TPMS, shut-off the ESS (Auto start-stop), allow the backup camera to come on with the turn signals (a great tool, especially since I have a 37" spare blocking most of the rear window). It is a bit expensive, but worth it.

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