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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-15-2000, 10:03 AM
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will it hurt a zuk if you run 2 different size tires like 31 12.50's in the rear and 30 11.50s in the front?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-15-2000, 10:36 AM
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It's not a good idea because your axles will not spin at the same rpm because of the difference in tire size. This will cause binding in the drivetrain if you come across a hard surface like a road or rock slab (especially if you run lockers). It's best to keep all four the same and check the tire pressure often to make sure it's the same also. HTH.

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ok thanx, well then i guess i wont be runnin the 31's

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-16-2000, 11:39 AM
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You'll find a 31" tire of one make/model can sometimes be the same as a 30" of another. If they're the same actualy O.D., you are okay.

If they are not the same actual O.D (forget what's printed on the side of the tire), then you will destroy your drivetrain by driving it in 4WD and two different sized tires.


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Glens right not all tires are created equal,I ran 35"x14.00 on the rear while I was looking for 2 more for the front but the whole time I had 33" 12.50 on the front dogged my sammy constant never had any problems.But be very careful when you change the tire size you will actually change the gear ratio if you have different ratios at the ends somethings going to give in the center.For kicks carry around a tape measure the next time everybodys riding.Measure all the tires you see for ex. 32" x9.50 are just as tall as 33"x12.50 but cost less,just because the tire size states one thing check it out different manufactures also vary in height.


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