Jacked Up Truck Tires and Your Transmission

If you’re thinking about putting some nice big tires on your jacked up truck, keep in mind that you need to make serious changes to your transmission. Strangely, most people I’ve known who have installed monster truck tires on their lifted truck don’t make these changes. The result? They keep killing their transmissions and spending a fortune in repairs.

This is also something you should keep in mind when you evaluate used jacked up trucks or any other trucks for sale that you find on the market. If they have larger tires than the manufacturer recommends or than what comes with the original vehicle, you need to find out if they’ve made the appropriate transmission torque ratio adjustments. If not, you’ll just be buying a truck with a dying transmission and even the most premium truck lift kits can’t save it. Continue reading