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Unread 05-28-2013, 10:37 AM   #1
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Anyone running 16 inch wide tires?

I have some dick cepek radial FC tires 36/16.50/16 I have had for a while(only 3k miles). I'm going to swap them under the jeep as soon as I get axels. Anyone running a tire this wide under the xj? If so what size rims are you running? Might have the axels sooner than I hoped

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Unread 05-28-2013, 10:43 AM   #2
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Let us know how it handles. I couldnt imagine keeping them between the lines. or is it going to be a trail rig only?
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Unread 05-28-2013, 10:51 AM   #3
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Let us know how it handles. I couldnt imagine keeping them between the lines. or is it going to be a trail rig only?
It will be fully streetable, that's what I was worried about but with a 44 and the right steering It should be ok I imagine. I'm a little concerned though
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If all of your front end components are nice and tight it would probably track ok but I dont see them lasting too long with all of that stress
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Unread 05-28-2013, 11:05 AM   #5
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only problem i could see with them on the street is them wanting to hydroplane more than skinnier tires, and the extra rotating mass on the brakes.

DC doesn't show a 16.5in wide tire on their site, but id assume you would want a >12in wide wheel.
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steering gear

your steering gear is going to need to be replaced pretty quickly with that much mass up there. Unless you plan ahead for it and putting hydro steering in. Not exactly a cheap part at $200 each. Even a durango box would be too small for 16" rubber
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If all of your front end components are nice and tight it would probably track ok but I dont see them lasting too long with all of that stress
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only problem i could see with them on the street is them wanting to hydroplane more than skinnier tires, and the extra rotating mass on the brakes.

DC doesn't show a 16.5in wide tire on their site, but id assume you would want a >12in wide wheel.
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your steering gear is going to need to be replaced pretty quickly with that much mass up there. Unless you plan ahead for it and putting hydro steering in. Not exactly a cheap part at $200 each. Even a durango box would be too small for 16" rubber
That's what I was afraid of, I don't want to give up on them yet. But chris it's because it's the radial FC they have since come out with the FC II and do not offer the FC anymore. Maybe ill try to trade these to a redneck that wants a wide tire on his Z71. Looks to be more work than I want to deal with.
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Unread 05-31-2013, 08:15 AM   #8
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prolly the best choice. It also occurred to me that you'd need some serious brake upgrades to stop with those bad boys. Sounded good for a minute tho!
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prolly the best choice. It also occurred to me that you'd need some serious brake upgrades to stop with those bad boys. Sounded good for a minute tho!
Breaks my heart, I'm sure I can trade them.
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