Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited Rubicon: Daily Driving on 37s
Depending on the setup, 37s on a daily driver Jeep Wrangler may not be as crazy as they sound.
YouTube is the sampler plate of the internet. There’s something for everyone. Want to watch someone play your favorite game and teach you help helpful strategies? There are channels for you. Want to see someone chug dangerous amounts of alcohol just for your entertainment? Take your pick. Maybe watching someone review colognes is more up your alley. If so, you’re in luck; Youtube has channels devoted just to that. If you’re a Jeep-lover wondering how a potential mod may turn out, there are plenty of options for you.
Perhaps you daily drive a JK Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon and you’re thinking about putting 37-inch tires on it. It’s understandable if you don’t want to jump right into it without doing a little research. Pricing is important. Which is why the video from the YouTuber BlacknWhiteBuilds423. The host, named Montana, is progressively upgrading his 2016 JKU Rubicon to be bigger and badder than it was before. Thirty-seven-inch tires are a big part (literally) of that process.
So what are they like to live with? With Montana’s current setup, they’re not too bad, but they’re also not perfect. They don’t rub, although he does also have a six-inch lift. Ride quality hasn’t diminished significantly. Montana still gets about 18 to 19 miles per gallon when HE drives (that figure drops sharply when his wife is behind the wheel). Despite its height, Montana’s rig doesn’t pose a problem to his five-year-old daughter. She may need a little boost to get inside of it, but she loves it the way it is. In fact, she’d love for her dad’s Jeep to be even bigger.
The main drawback to 37s? Given that Montana is running largely stock steering hardware, you can probably already guess. If you guessed death wobble, you’re right. He plans on beefing up the front end in the future to correct it. He’ll need to, especially because he’s eventually going to swap out the 37s for 40s.