Mechanics

TIRES

2006 Jeep Wrangler

My mechanic said I have to have all four tires on my Jeep the same or it could ruin the transmission, so if one tire gets ruined I have to buy four.
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Lrobinson
July 13, 2012.




Never heard of that one before he says if one tire say gets a gash in it that cant be fixed that you need four brand new tires?


Saturntech9
Jul 13, 2012.
THIS IS TRUE SHOULD YOU BE RUNNING DIFFERENT SIZED TIRE ON EITHER SIDE YOU WOULD MESS UP YOUR DIFFS ON A "STANDARD TYPE 4X4" SET UP---THE DIFFS WOULD CONSTANTLY BE THINKIN' YOU WERE TURNING WHILE YOU WERE TRAVELING STRAIGHT

WITH AWD, THE TRANNY/TRANSFER CASE WOULD CONSTANTLY BIND BECAUSE THE RATIOS FROM FRONT TO REAR WOULD BE DIFFERENT

IN 4X2, WITH THE OLD TIME JEEP ABILITY TO MANUALLY SHIFT INTO 4X4 (SUCH AS WITH MY '77 CJ 5) I COULD RUN TRICYCLE REAR WHEELS ON MY FRONT AXLE (SAME SIZE ON BOTH SIDES) ALL YEAR LONG---AS LONG AS I STAY IN 4X2. SHIFTING INTO 4X4 WOULD INSTANTLY BIND UP THE WHOLE SYSTEM BECAUSE THE ACTUAL FRONT/REAR RATIOS WOULD DRASTICALLY DIFFER

WITH REGULAR OLE 4X4 (NOT AWD) YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO DRIVE HARD SURFACES. SURFACES WHEREAS THE TIRES CANNOT SLIP. THE ABILITY FOR A WHEEL TO BE ABLE TO SLIP "RELIEVES" ANY SLIGHT BINDING THAT MIGHT OCCUR WHEN THE RATIOS ARE EXACTLY/ OR VERY CLOSELY THE SAME.

TURNING AND ROAD CONDITIONS WILL CHANGE THE GEOMETRY THROUGHOUT THE DRIVE TRAIN, IF A WHEEL CAN'T SLIP----A TOOTH, SPLINE, CASE, ETC, WILL SEVERELY WEAR OR BREAK TRYING TO RELIEVE THE EXTREME PRESSURE

NOT SURE HOW YOURS IS SET UP. MY MANUAL TELLS ME TO TAKE 'IM OUT FOR A, AT MINIMUM, "ONE MILE JAUNT" DOWN A DIRT ROAD WHILE STOPPING AND CYCLING BETWEEN 4HI AND 4LO. THIS KEEPS EVERYTHING WELL LUBRICATED. WHEN YOU ACTUALLY DO NEED TO USE IT, IT WILL "GO IN" SMOOTHLY

IF YOU HAD MONSTROUS TREAD WORN WAY WAY DOWN AND YOU SLAP ON ONE NEW TIRE, I MIGHT SEE THE POSSIBLE BAD CONSEQUENCES

I DON'T SEE A PROBLEM OTHERWISE, AS LONG AS THE TIRE SIZE IS THE SAME

I'M GONNA HELP YOU BIG TIME. USE THIS LATER FOR OTHER STUFF!

THE MEDIC
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Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Jul 14, 2012.
From what I gathered from the question they wernt talking about different size tires they were say if you replace one tire you have to replace all four with new tires.


Saturntech9
Jul 14, 2012.
AS CARRIED AWAY AS I GET W/ X-TRA INFO

I DID SAY THIS UP THERE: IF YOU HAD MONSTROUS TREAD WORN WAY WAY DOWN AND YOU SLAP ON ONE NEW TIRE, I MIGHT SEE THE POSSIBLE BAD CONSEQUENCES

I DON'T SEE A PROBLEM OTHERWISE, AS LONG AS THE TIRE SIZE IS THE SAME

I RECKON IT MADE SENSE IN MY HEAD!

I'D GO FURTHER TO SAY, NO TRANNY DAMAGE WOULD BE DONE IF YOU HAD A SKINNY TIRE ON ONE SIDE THAT WAS EXACTLY 30 INCHES TALL

. AND A FAT ONE ON THE OTHER SIDE THAT WAS EXACTLY 30 INCHES TALL

I THINK THIS FELLER IS JUST SHOOTING HIM A LINE!

I CAME HOME ON LEAVE (CIVIL WAR DAYS) MY DAD AND I PUT NEW SHOES ON, ALL THE WAY AROUND ON MY 1ST '77 CJ 5

THE VERY NEXT DAY I WENT TO A TIRE STORE FOR FOUR NEW "WRANGLER RVTs"

MY DAD AND I SAT IN THE WAITING ROOM, IN A LITTLE WHILE, A FELLER CAME IN THE WAITING ROOM AND ASKED WHO OWNED THE JEEP?

I SPOKE UP. THEN HE INFORMED ME THAT MY BRAKES WERE SHOT

MY DAD TOYED WITH HIM A WHILE. ASKED HOW LONG BRAKES WOULD LAST. WAS IT THE FRONTs OR THE BACKs. HOW MUCH TO REPLACE THEM. THEN THE KICKER. SHOW US HOW BAD THEY ARE

ALL OF THIS RESULTED IN THE 5-6 OTHER "WAITERS" GOING INTO A FRENZY AND LEAVING AFTER MY DAD TOLD HIM THAT THE COMPLETE SET OF BRAKES WE INSTALLED YESTERDAY, ONLY LASTED A DAY!

WE DID BUY THE TIRES, AS THEY WERE ALREADY MOUNTED. HAVEN'T BEEN BACK SINCE

I MISS MY DAD, HE WAS A COP, HE COULD KEEP A STRAIGHT FACE AND HAVE ANYONE UNDER HIS COMPLETE CONTROL. EVEN WHEN JOKING

ALRIGHTY THEN----LET'S HEAR SOMETHING/ANYTHING FROM Lrobinson

LETS HEAR MORE!

THE MEDIC


Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Jul 14, 2012.

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