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Unread 08-20-2013, 08:14 AM   #1
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Different size tires on rear of Wrangler

I recently purchased a 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4L 5 speed. While driving
home last night blew right rear tire 235/75R15 on alum wheels. The mounted
spare was 31X10.50R15. The 235's are new and were put on by dealer while
they left the previous owners larger spare. I was forced to put on and drive
25 miles home as it was late and no dealers open. I will purchase tires today,
but must drive back to town 25-30 miles. Will this damage gears, etc?
Please advise

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Unread 08-20-2013, 08:35 AM   #2
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I will purchase tires today, but must drive back to town 25-30 miles. Will this damage gears, etc?
Yes.
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Unread 08-20-2013, 08:39 AM   #3
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Go for it. Is it tougher on the spider gears? Probably a bit. Is it going to break anything or do permanent damage? Nah.
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Unread 08-21-2013, 11:39 AM   #4
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Different size tires on rear of Wrangler

Well took a chance and drove slow back to town purchased 4 new tires.
Everything feels and sounds ok. The larger 31" tire was a bit worn and the
height difference was about 1". know I would have been better off putting
the 31" on the front and moving that 235 to the rear, but I'm almost 71 with bad back, hip and knee. Anyhow thanks guys for the input!
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Unread 08-23-2013, 06:14 AM   #5
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The front would have been a better place for it.

I wouldn't worry too much about it with an open rear end though.
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