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Unread 12-02-2013, 08:58 AM   #6391
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I would go with the 245/70-17 myself. There's no need to go wider unless you have a very specific need for floatation - and wider tires tend to have drawbacks like tracking in ruts as well as a greater impact on fuel mileage + acceleration (due to increased weight and wind resistance). Plus it fits in the spare tire well nicely.

As for the rubbing - mine will rub the rear shocks when wheeling although it seems to be a non-issue now with the Moabs - which have 1/4 less backspace than stock WJ 17s. If you are having rubbing issues, a set of 1" wheel spacers might be a good idea - and will fill out the wheel wells nicely. I've wanted a set for years now but haven't been able to justify it when there are other more pressing issues, both WJ- and life- related.

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Unread 12-02-2013, 09:10 AM   #6392
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10-4. I didn't see the need for the wider tires and extra 0.5" of height. I should be okay then for the 99% streeting then. Just the only thing will be the front lowers, no tight turns!
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Unread 12-02-2013, 12:36 PM   #6393
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I would go with the 245/70-17 myself. There's no need to go wider unless you have a very specific need for floatation - and wider tires tend to have drawbacks like tracking in ruts as well as a greater impact on fuel mileage + acceleration (due to increased weight and wind resistance). Plus it fits in the spare tire well nicely. As for the rubbing - mine will rub the rear shocks when wheeling although it seems to be a non-issue now with the Moabs - which have 1/4 less backspace than stock WJ 17s. If you are having rubbing issues, a set of 1" wheel spacers might be a good idea - and will fill out the wheel wells nicely. I've wanted a set for years now but haven't been able to justify it when there are other more pressing issues, both WJ- and life- related.
Good point, i didnt think about he is on stock wheels, Wider rims, and/or different BS is indeed needed to Go Wider, spacers Are a great idea to solve rubbing with factory rims.
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Unread 12-08-2013, 11:29 PM   #6394
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Good point, i didnt think about he is on stock wheels, Wider rims, and/or different BS is indeed needed to Go Wider, spacers Are a great idea to solve rubbing with factory rims.
Gonna go with the less expensive size and save myself the money from wheel spacers
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Unread 12-09-2013, 07:38 AM   #6395
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Good idea, Good tires and safty Are more important than looks, Go Get new tires, you will love it.
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Unread 12-09-2013, 11:45 AM   #6396
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Ordering at the end of the month.

Picked up some of these on black Friday sale.

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Unread 12-19-2013, 07:10 PM   #6397
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I finally made it home for Winter Break! Going to really enjoy this month off.

Took the same route home as I did for Thanksgiving break and did even better on fuel economy, somehow. I had the Jeep packed full, more so than when I was going home in November. But, this time I managed the EVIC to read out 23.2 MPG for the whole trip, about 2 MPG better than last time. Took the same route, had more in the Jeep this time, and probably drove harder. The difference? SuperChips. I did significantly better on fuel economy without the SuperChips tune, (It was tuned for 87 performance). So that was a surprising result but, makes sense because the Superchips is probably trying to stuff more fuel in there. I know the EVIC is a "rough" number but mine reads about 1.3-1.5 mpg high. Nonetheless, without a tune fuel economy improved. Shoot, the EVIC even said I was going to get a 500 mile range.

Secondly, I have been trying to track down a clunk from the passenger side front area for the past month or two. I went over everything that I could think of and check it all out. Could not find anything loose or making a noise when visually inspecting, had tire off the ground and shaking it, etc. Mind you that I have "checked" the Jam nuts on my control arms before. But when I pulled in the driveway tonight, something made me go check the passanger side again. Sure enough, after 300+ mile highway trip it was hand loose and I could spin it freely. I have a feeling that is the culprit for the clunk. I hope I didn't ruin the threads or anything in that nature but there is still 95% engagement, the arms are almost as short as they can go. Time to bring out the big 'ol wrench tomorrow, (and maybe some thread locker?)

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Unread 12-19-2013, 08:07 PM   #6398
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I used a big wrench and some thread locker on my track bar jam nut. That seemed to do the trick.
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The latest lift kit from Rough Country? :D
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Your symptoms sounds just like what it does when it's not doing what it should because of how it is.
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Unread 12-19-2013, 10:44 PM   #6399
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I guess it is time to find a big wrench! What type of loctite would be best for this? Figuring something that can be broken loose if need be.
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Unread 12-20-2013, 01:32 AM   #6400
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Blue loctite for getting it loose again, red if not.
Have a Nice holyday Michael
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Unread 12-20-2013, 09:55 AM   #6401
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Ugh, no Loctite on service items. You think pulling off a 24mm x 1.5mm jam nut is going to be fun with Loctite on there? No way. I'd go the opposite route - anti-seize and then torque the F out of that guy. There's no reason for it to come loose other than mis-torquing in the first place. For me, the 24" crescent wrench (aka: Knucklebuster 3000) is the one for this job.
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Unread 12-20-2013, 10:28 AM   #6402
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This is a good point. The first time mine came loose, I imagine it was from not being tight enough in the first place. I know it isn't going anywhere but I'll have issues in the future busting it loose.

Knucklebuster 3000 - nice! Haha! :-)
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Your symptoms sounds just like what it does when it's not doing what it should because of how it is.
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Unread 12-20-2013, 12:37 PM   #6403
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Mine also came loose twice on both the JKS track bar and the JKS tie rod. Once was my fault, the other was Firestone's fault.
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Unread 12-22-2013, 11:33 AM   #6404
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I got myself a big pipe wrench and just took as much force as I could to it. It wouldn't go any further regardless if I put any more pressure on it. It sure fixed the clunking, pretty happy it was simple. Just took me awhile to figure it *what* was clunking.
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Unread 12-23-2013, 10:43 AM   #6405
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Tires are finally ordered! Got the Silent Armors in 245/70-17's!
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~ Snobrdrkid's "Build" Thread ~ YouTube Channel ~ Fuelly ~WJ 4.0 Transmission Cooler Info ~

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