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Old 01-01-2007, 07:07 PM   #1
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Wheels!

What kind of wheels are you rolling on? I'm looking around and seeing a few that I'm liking... Nothing too pricy because they are gonna get scratched So I just wanna see what you guys have to maybe give me some more ideas.

Brand, model, dimensions, and what tires please - If you have some driveway shots showing them off that would be preferred.

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Eagle alloy, 15x10", chrome.... I dont mind them





but I'm looking to get a set of american racing wheels that are black, not sure which model yet...

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Stock Steelies

Stock Steel 15x7 with GoodYear 30.9.5 MT/R
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Old 01-01-2007, 09:44 PM   #4
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16x8 Black steelies on 315/75/R16 Baja Claw Radials.

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15x10 eaton heavy duty steel wheels, with 33x12.50 BFG A/T's



I think they cost about $65 apiece when I bought them last year.
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Old 01-01-2007, 10:04 PM   #6
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^^^ Man, you need some trail corners in a bad way ^^^

Just kidding. Can I buy some of that mud from ya?
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Sure Scout, but you can have it for free if you just pay shipping. I don't know what the post gets to ship a couple tons of mud, but if you find out, I'll fire up the tractor and bag it for you. Oh, and trail corners, pffffft, who needs em, wouldn't want em if I had em.
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I'm might take you up on that! Start bagging it. Your Jeep looks great.
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I need to get rid of those stupid a$$ nerf bars, they came with the jeep, but I need to get me some of those fancy rocker guards. Oh and sherriff, I think we're off topic again . Oh and thanks, my little jeeps still growing, sniff (tear) sniff. Maybe one of these days I'll have some cool tube fenders like somebody I know. I can't remember, are they PSC or blue torch? They look great. Would look better on mine though LOL.
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I know you said nothing to spendy but they are worth every penny. Hutchinson Rock Monster dual beadlocks in 15x8 with Interco Trxus MTs in 37x12.50.


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Old 01-01-2007, 11:50 PM   #12
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Hutchinson Rock Monster dual beadlocks in 15x8
$400/each!?!? I was thinking maybe some steelies for like $80/ea :o - I'm not that serious where I need beadlocks. And don't need anything fancy or expensive because they will get scratched.

I'm really starting to like the Cragar 320 QuickTrick's... classic style and cheap, saves money for tires! And speaking of tires.. All our Jeeps have BFG All-Terrains, and they are awsome. But I'm thinking of either going to Goodyear MTR, Nitto TerraGrappler or Toyo OpenCountry. All seem to be a little more agressive than just an A/T... Does anyone have experience with any of these? I do know how the MTRs work, very good as thats what a few of my buddies run, but I'd like to know more about the other two.
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As far as tires we have really enjoyed our Toyo Open Country MTs. I have quite a few friends running them. This is my wifes set on some Eagle Alloys. They rock in every situation we've put them through. They clean out well when they get gunked up and and stick in the rocks.

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I got my soft eights from 4wd.com. $40 each. When I bought mine, they had free shipping if you spent $250, I bought 5 plus the lug / cap kit. They said "Close enough" and gave me the free shipping even though I was a little short of the $250 mark. I ended up not using the lugs or the caps, but I've got them if I need them. After I received the wheels, they went on sale for $50 off for a set of four. I called and they credited the money to my account and it didn't effect the free shipping deal. So I ended up getting 5 wheels, caps, lugs, and wheel locks for $190 (including shipping). I've bought lots of stuff from these people and have been very happy with their customer service.



Here's a link: http://www.4wd.com/Jeep-Parts-Tops-a...ART975865.aspx

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Mine are Eagle Alloy 1179 I believe and are wrapped in 35" Baja Claws. I bought them locally off a guy here in phoenix a few years ago for 400 for 5 of them. They've held up well even though they are beat to shit and have major rock rash on them. However they are still round.

Don't have any pics in the driveway, but here are a couple that show them from the trail. First one is from a couple years ago and shows that I have been in mud too for you all that don't think we have any mud here in AZ.



This one is a little more recent and shows a little more rock rash.

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I know you said nothing to spendy but they are worth every penny. Hutchinson Rock Monster dual beadlocks in 15x8 with Interco Trxus MTs in 37x12.50.
Hey Andy. What are you going to run with your 42's?
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Hey Andy. What are you going to run with your 42's?

Ugh. I don't know. I want to run stazworks but they take forever to get and are really expensive and heavy. I am leaning more towards some form of eagle allow with stauns.
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Ugh. I don't know. I want to run stazworks but they take forever to get and are really expensive and heavy. I am leaning more towards some form of eagle allow with stauns.
Bummer bro. It's going to suck going from a set of great bead locks to something else. Only thing I can see comparable to Hutch's are Walker's (and equally as pricey).
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To me... there is no comparison between the Hutchinsons and the WE's. The WE's are only a single bead lock and require maintenance to be free from problems. You can even complain that it is really hard to mount a set of tires to the WE's. Hutchinsons on the other hand can be mounted in your garage with ease. Once you torque the 1/2" bolts down they are on there and you can forget about it.

I would run the new hutchinsons in 8 lug but I don't care for the looks. I have no doubts that they will hold up to some serious abuse but the looks just kill it for me. This is the only picture I've seen of them and that hub sticking out into everything kills it.

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15x8 black steelies...3.75" BS....black center caps

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As far as tires we have really enjoyed our Toyo Open Country MTs. I have quite a few friends running them.
How well do they wear? And are they noisey at highway speeds?
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Here are the ones in my top 4 that I'm looking at.

Nitto TerraGrappler
ProComp X-Terrains
Mickey Thompson MTX
SuperSwamper Trxus M/T Radial

Anyone have anything good to say about these?
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no experience but i would love to run the toyo mt's like MR. CLIFFORD

MR. CLIFFORD says he hated his trxus when he ran them. if i was going with an all terrain then the terra grappler would seem like a great choice.
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How well do they wear? And are they noisey at highway speeds?
The toyos are quiet when you first get them. They balance very well. My friend Eli has a similar setup to mine and one required .5oz to balance. He didn't go over 6Oz to balance any tire he had. Mine didn't take over 4.5oz. They wear very well as long as you keep them balanced properly and rotate them evenly. But that is to be expected with any tire. None of us have been running them long enough to wear them out and find out how many miles you can get out of them.

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Here are the ones in my top 4 that I'm looking at.

Nitto TerraGrappler
ProComp X-Terrains
Mickey Thompson MTX
SuperSwamper Trxus M/T Radial

Anyone have anything good to say about these?
Out of your choices I would pick the Mickey Thompson MTZ

I did hate my Trxus and couldn't wait to get off of them. They sure didn't stick like I thought they should. My old bald MT/Rs did better than my Trxus.
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You mean the MTX?
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I run the Pro Comp x-terrians.. I just got them about 2 weeks ago. So far I love them, they handle good on road, haven't had them in the mud yet hopefully if the weather is right I will this weekend. They came balanced on my new wheels from 4wd. com I run the same wheels that unlimited does. There are pics on another thread.....here is a pic.
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Oh - those do look good...hmmmmmm
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Hm, I love my Trxus MT's, no issue's deep mud snow, rocks, srock with mud.... hell I have barly used the lockers with them.
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Out of your choices I would pick the Mickey Thompson MTZ
I think those are in the lead! - cheapest I've found is $167 through RoughCountry for 33x12.5x15.

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