While Cindy and I were doing some additional filming for the video we’re working on, I happened to notice something that was worth documenting and sharing with all of you. Specifically, while parked and with the engine running, I turned Moby’s steering wheel from a full lock to a full lock – back and forth multiple times and after the fact, I saw the following footprint left behind.
As you can see in these close up shots, you can really see just how much his tires were scrubbing around the steering axis inclination, basically creating arcs around a point and leaving behind a blurry footprint.
Now, here’s what the footprints looked like from Rubicat doing the exact same thing.
As you can see here, her tires were clearly pivoting in place and leaving behind distinct and well defined prints of her lugs, twisting around a center point.
The proof is in the prints! Keep in mind, both Jeeps are running Cooper STT Pros only Moby’s are 40″ and Rubicat’s are 37’s. That being said, both are 13.50″ wide and both were running the same psi. It should be noted that the PRO 1550 knuckles are optimized for a 40″ tire and that the minimal scrub you see with Rubicat’s prints would have been EVEN LESS if she were running 40’s.