Join Date: Dec 2005
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Re: Tire size?
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I have 30" Widetrack Radials on my 92 YJ. Are these tires affecting my speed? Cuz I can get to 55/60 mph in 5th gear.(5 gear manual tranny) Is this right or should I be regearing for that little in tire diameter?
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AS a point of reference, when I put the 31x10.50 15s on my TJ, my odomter is now off by seven percent and my speedo is off by five percent. As examples, for every 14 miles my odometer tells me I've traveled, I've actually traveled 15. If my speedo tells me I'm gong 60, I'm actually going 63. I can definately tell the difference in acceleration (it's like trying to pedal in 6th gear instead of 5th on a 10-speed bike) but I've decided I don't do enough radical off road work to worry about the loss in low-end punch. It's pretty expensive to put new gears in (I'm just a poor boy) but for those that may be more serious, perhaps re-gearing is appropriate.
Just food for thought. that and a buck gets a cup of coffee at 7-11! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]