• New Jeep Tires and Wheels

    by  • September 20, 2015 • Cars, Jeeps • 2 Comments

    I’d been having issues with the Jeep and death wobble, and I was throwing money at the problem (it’s a Jeep, after all).  Tie rod ends were worn so I replaced them.  The track bar was squirrely so that was replaced.  And I still had the issue — I found out on my way to go camping in Leadville when I didn’t even make it out of town.  The shop threw some little-used tires on the front and that turned out to be the issue.  I had 35″ tires on the Jeep, and it was time to go to the 37″ monsters.  Then it turned out that they wouldn’t work on my stock rims so I had to get new wheels, too.  It set me back a few thousand bucks (big tires like that are $400 a piece), but it was worth it.  The Jeep drives better than it has in years, and it’s nice not to be afraid on the highway for a change.  Lookin’ good, I’d say!

    New Tires and Wheels


    I live in Denver, Colorado, and I love it here. I love to organize events and do fun things with my friends, so you'll see a lot of that here. My first group started in 2002 when I put TrailDamage.com together, and we're still going strong. That's where the term "Monicarchy" came from. Obviously, it's a play on my name, but it also reflects that my groups are rarely democracies. We usually go where I want and when I want to go, and I'm lucky to have friends with the same interests. I also organize a movie group, a dinner group, and a group focusing on random nonsense.  Even though I'm fortunate to reign as a monicarch in many situations, we can't have what we want all the time. I'll have things to say about that, of course, and you can find my ramblings here. Thanks for stopping by!

    2 Responses to New Jeep Tires and Wheels

    1. Bob
      July 6, 2016 at 9:20 pm

      OMG you have 37s now?

      • Monica
        July 10, 2016 at 4:06 pm

        Yep! The Jeep is at that “done” stage where it’s not actually done but I don’t have any other big plans for it. The flares and corner protection were the last big things. It actually rides better on the 37s than it did on the unbalanced 35s.

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