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Old 05-10-2013, 01:03 PM   #1
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Hey guys how's it going? Funny to read other people's first time threads and now writing my own lol. Just got my first jeep ever about 2 months ago. 2009 x unlimited jk. I love this thing! Traded in a 2011 f150 open diff rwd for it. What a difference the 4x4 makes. Had some questions about lifts and tires. Just trying to educate myself further on the subject. Been doing a lot of research and hanging with my buddy who has a tj, but still not quite sure the best tire for on and off road use plus wheeling rocks. Any help would be appreciated. I have heard the duratracs are good but from experience i know they are not so good on rocks. Also the dick cepeks and coopers. Advice?...

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Old 05-10-2013, 01:10 PM   #2
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Check up top... The forum sticky's.

The DT is a popular tire. Does have a thinner side wall though. The MTR and km2 are a couple others that people like.

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Old 05-10-2013, 02:50 PM   #3
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Ok thanks. This is also my first time using a forum so i have questions about lifts and more should i just keep posting new threads or is there some where i can go to stay on certain subjects?
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:00 PM   #4
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Up top of all the sections are "sticky's" links/threads cover a lot of the common questions. Topics - lifts/tires/write ups and how to's..... Good stuff. Lots of pics too.

You can ask anything you like. We don't tell users to search.
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:14 PM   #5
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I thought the X model was 2WD?
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:21 PM   #6
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Nope. At least not the 09 model. Its has both 2wd and 4wd capabilities
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:25 PM   #7
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Great to drive and awesome in the mud. Complete day and night difference from my last vehicle
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:54 PM   #8
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welcome to the addiction

I run BFG A/T's because it is my DD. I go wheeling about 6 to 10 times a year and they work great in the rocks. I air them down to 10 psi. Real quiet on the freeway. Have a friend that is running the KM2's. He just bought another set because he got almost 60k out of them. They are a bit pricy though. I can buy 5 BFG's for the price of 4 KM2's
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:32 AM   #9
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Nice lol. Yeah i was checking out the gy mtr's earlier. Il have to check out the km2's. So far leaning towards the gy mtr
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KM2's

I have the KM2's and love these tires. They are not that loud on the highway and drive very smoothly on the highway. They are great for off-roading. I don't know if you want the big white wall lettering to be seen on your tires. I believe the MTR's can't be flipped. The KM2's can. I could be wrong on this but read it somewhere else. Whatever tire you get, most likely it initially will be filled at max. Bleed off some of the PSI's to around 32. The ride is better and as long as you rotate all 5 regularly, you will get some pretty good mileage out of them. My buddy got 50,000 out of his KM2's keeping them at 32 for the highway. Mine are E rated and I know the side wall is pretty strong on these. Good luck with your choice and have fun Jeepin.
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:00 PM   #11
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I seem to only be having luck talking to people through this thread. I dont even see my other posts on the sticky's thread. Anyways, im trying to put together a shopping list if you will for my jeep so i know what i want before i get it. I know my tires and rims but now on to the lift. I want to run a 4 inch on 35's and have heard good things about rancho tf and black diamond. Nothing much on pro comp or bds and mixed reviews on rc. Any suggestions? I know its a jeep but i would like to get something that will be a good comfortable on road ride while getting the best off road riding experience i can
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:45 PM   #12
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Just found a zone lift for $600. I dont want a cheap lift but i dont want to hurt my pocket either. Are lifts one of those things that the more you spend the better they are or can you get away with spending less and getting the same if not better quality. The reviews seem good on them

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