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post #1 of 5 Old 07-14-2017, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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I just purchased my first new Wrangler, a Sport S with 17 in. wheels. The tires are Goodyear SRA street tires which I want to change for another set in the stock 255/75r17 size. The Goodyears are listed as 36 lb. When I look at other tires like Goodrich t/a k02 at 46 lb, or cooper st maxx at 55 lb. I have concerns about what the extra tire weight might to to my steering or suspension components. How much if any additional tire weight might I be able to handle without endangering my steering or suspension components?
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-14-2017, 12:12 PM
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There are lots and lots of people running around with stock steering and 35 inch tires. Which pretty sure they weigh more than that.

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There are lots and lots of people running around with stock steering and 35 inch tires. Which pretty sure they weigh more than that.
He is correct. I gained 22 lbs per wheel. Steering issues? None. I put in HD ball joints because the stock ones have a history even with stock 32's

No issues unless I decide I'm a dune buggy or a race car..lol. If it really bothers you, run lighter rims.

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post #4 of 5 Old 07-16-2017, 12:43 PM
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If it really bothers you, run lighter rims. Enjoy
Correct. Or he could get a rim job.
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-22-2017, 05:26 AM
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Youíre adding unsprung weight, think itís every 1 pound is equivalent to 4 pounds extra load. Basically like having an additional passenger with you at all times.


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