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post #10 of (permalink) Old 06-01-2008, 04:29 PM
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I think that anytime you change the relationship of the centerline of the bearing and the centerline of the wheel you increase the side load on the bearings. Having said that I run 1 1/2 inch spacers and the biggest tires that I can with a 2 inch lift. As was said on here already, if you run larger tires you also change the load on the entire drivetrain. In my opinion it just means that you have to make sure that you maintain your vehicle, keep the bearings well lubed, (especially if you cross water), watch for play or slop in the bearing preload, and make sure that your spacers are tight as well as your lug nuts. Not breaking down is usually about good maintenance and careful driving.

2007 Jeep Green Limited 4.7 Flex Fuel, RR 2.5" 4 inch Superlift coils on rear, 1.5" Spacers, Bridgestone 265/70/17, K&N CAI, Flowmaster, Diamond Plate Locking Trunk, Blue Ox Baseplate w/D-rings, "Get Lost 4X4" Front Bumper, T-Max 9000 winch, "Get Lost rear tire carrier, 30 gal second gas tank.
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