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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-16-2007, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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Question Towing question

Will towing my jeep on a long trip cause more, less or the same tire ware as driveing it? Would I be better off buying spare wheels and cheeper (used) tires for a long trip and swap them when I get to my destination or just take the ware and buy new tires when needed?
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Big tires with aggressive tread have more rolling resistance and wind resistance than skinnier tires with street tread. If you're restricted to flat-towing and can afford it get a set of cheap steel wheels and skinny tires, and save your good ones for off road. A buddy says that he can feel the difference tires make when he's pulling the Jeep with his motor home.

But even better is to put it on a trailer. You save tires, bearings, differentials and U-joints, and have the added benefit of brakes on the towed load. And you can still get it home if you break something serious.

EVERYTHING's easy for the guy who doesn't have to do it.
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Thanks for the info. I now have a trailer lined up for my trip.
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