Double-D Bouncing With Bigger Tires!

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I'm a guy...I generally like things that bounce, although sometimes a distraction when I'm driving and my passenger (wife) has a loose-fitting bra on. I learned a lesson recently and wanted to pass it on to anyone considering larger tires on stock width rims. I have a Willys with 7.5" wide factory wheels. I recently installed some Nitto Ridge Grappler, 315/70r17 - so almost a 35" tire. Right away I noticed the bulbous tire but thought, I'm sure it will be fine. And it was, up until I was going around sweeping right hand, off-camber turn at 45mph that had a heave in the pavement. The ass-end leaped skyward, landed, then tap-danced around the road like drunk Sammy Davis Jr. in Vegas in the late '70s. Traction control, ABS, all woke up angrily and coaxed my Jeep back into submission before I ran out of talent. For once, I was happy for the safety nannies. Since this mishap, I have been paying close attention to the ride quality and now noticed how "floaty" she is on the road. I'm sure towing will be a joy. So, I am on the hunt for some 8.5" or 9" wide wheels to hopefully wrangle my tires in a bit.
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There are reports after reports with people running stock rims without issue ... could there be something off in your set up? ... tire pressure?
 

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I'm a guy...I generally like things that bounce, although sometimes a distraction when I'm driving and my passenger (wife) has a loose-fitting bra on. I learned a lesson recently and wanted to pass it on to anyone considering larger tires on stock width rims. I have a Willys with 7.5" wide factory wheels. I recently installed some Nitto Ridge Grappler, 315/70r17 - so almost a 35" tire. Right away I noticed the bulbous tire but thought, I'm sure it will be fine. And it was, up until I was going around sweeping right hand, off-camber turn at 45mph that had a heave in the pavement. The ass-end leaped skyward, landed, then tap-danced around the road like drunk Sammy Davis Jr. in Vegas in the late '70s. Traction control, ABS, all woke up angrily and coaxed my Jeep back into submission before I ran out of talent. For once, I was happy for the safety nannies. Since this mishap, I have been paying close attention to the ride quality and now noticed how "floaty" she is on the road. I'm sure towing will be a joy. So, I am on the hunt for some 8.5" or 9" wide wheels to hopefully wrangle my tires in a bit.
Knowledge is power. The more you know.
I am in Mid-Michigan , and bought- ION 171 Alloy 9" rims, I put 524 miles, and changed my mind. I now have Quadratec wheels. I can make a good deal , if you like.
 

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I like it when they wear one of those push and mush styles that still has a little bounce to it.
My thoughts exactly. I read the title and expected something very different......
 

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I am in Mid-Michigan , and bought- ION 171 Alloy 9" rims, I put 524 miles, and changed my mind. I now have Quadratec wheels. I can make a good deal , if you like.
I was considering the Morphic wheels from Quadratec. I like the stock look.
 
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There are reports after reports with people running stock rims without issue ... could there be something off in your set up? ... tire pressure?
Could be tire pressure. I have a small spacer lift with stock springs/shocks. The ride was fine before the tires so I assume it's that.
 

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I'm a guy...I generally like things that bounce, although sometimes a distraction when I'm driving and my passenger (wife) has a loose-fitting bra on. I learned a lesson recently and wanted to pass it on to anyone considering larger tires on stock width rims. I have a Willys with 7.5" wide factory wheels. I recently installed some Nitto Ridge Grappler, 315/70r17 - so almost a 35" tire. Right away I noticed the bulbous tire but thought, I'm sure it will be fine. And it was, up until I was going around sweeping right hand, off-camber turn at 45mph that had a heave in the pavement. The ass-end leaped skyward, landed, then tap-danced around the road like drunk Sammy Davis Jr. in Vegas in the late '70s. Traction control, ABS, all woke up angrily and coaxed my Jeep back into submission before I ran out of talent. For once, I was happy for the safety nannies. Since this mishap, I have been paying close attention to the ride quality and now noticed how "floaty" she is on the road. I'm sure towing will be a joy. So, I am on the hunt for some 8.5" or 9" wide wheels to hopefully wrangle my tires in a bit.
Knowledge is power. The more you know.
Your wife wears a bra?
 

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