Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Belleville, Illinois
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Re: mixing wide and narrow track axles on same Jeep?
If you like to corner fast, near the point of sliding the tires, you will probably get some strange handling dynamics. In a Jeep? Is he NUTZ?
As for the tires following separate tracks, I had a really bad experience in my Chevy shortbed 4X4 trying to follow a bunch of Jeeps and rally cars down forest trails in a foot and a half of snow. The track of the Chevy was about a foot wider than between the centers of the ruts, and the tires would just barely fit between the outsides of the ruts. When either front tire kissed the edge of a rut, it dug in and tried mightily to turn that way. That's when I decided to get another Jeep.
I would think that having the tires follow in the same tracks would be a distinct advantage in most cases. Just a guess, though.