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Old 03-16-2010, 07:33 AM   #1
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The first mud to hit my JK!

Just let me say... man that mud was a great feat for this jeep to crawl thru!! i just cant believe all this mud hit my brand new JK! its gonna take me a few hours of soaking to get the mud off. this had to of been the biggest mud hole in history, i almost got stuck


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Old 03-16-2010, 07:51 AM   #2
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Aww man, that's nothin'! You didn't even get your wheels dirty! Good for you! It's your tires fault you almost got stuck....

I hear running the sprinkler under it for an hour helps with the mud underneath.... I haven't tried it yet, but I will.....

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Old 03-16-2010, 08:04 AM   #3
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That is a lot of mud for the stock Duelers...
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:21 AM   #4
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i cant wait for my new wheels/tires!! but i am wondering how much these things can take before they do get stuck? they filled up pretty darn quick and this was just from parking in my front yard...... im gonna play hell repairing the holes in my yard now. i guess from all the snow and now rain the ground was just way to soft, when i pulled into my yard the tires junk sunk in.

i figured you fellow jeepers would get a laugh outa that since most of you are used to seeing jeeps completely covered lol
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:27 AM   #5
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I took my stock Sahara to the Upper Tellico Trail System when I first got it.
Let's just say that you find the limits to those tires pretty darn fast...

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Old 03-16-2010, 09:22 AM   #6
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[QUOTE=guygettnby;573127] its gonna take me a few hours of soaking to get the mud off. QUOTE]

Easy fix - leave it on. Wear your mud proudly and show that your JK is not just a mall crawler.
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Old 03-16-2010, 09:58 AM   #7
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I took my stock Sahara to the Upper Tellico Trail System when I first got it.
Let's just say that you find the limits to those tires pretty darn fast...

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what tires and rims do you have on it now? trying tofigure out a good combo around the same size to what i have now so i dont have to worry about changing anything on the computer or correct anything. basicly i want to be able to switch from my stockers to my mud tires by simply unbolting and bolting them back on.

oh and BTW, nice looking dog. what kind is it?
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:57 AM   #8
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If you throw on a set of BFG KM's in the same size you have now, you will have a solid if not intense mud tire while keeping a decent on road ride. The BFG AT-KO is less good in mud but a bit better on the road and will give you longer life.

With respect to tires, it's a bit like asking which beer to drink. Lots of very strongly held opinions but ultimately your opinion is the only one that really counts. (For the record, I'm a Guinness man.)
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what tires and rims do you have on it now? trying tofigure out a good combo around the same size to what i have now so i dont have to worry about changing anything on the computer or correct anything. basicly i want to be able to switch from my stockers to my mud tires by simply unbolting and bolting them back on.

oh and BTW, nice looking dog. what kind is it?
The dog is at least half pit bull; not sure what else. She likes to swim, chase frisbees, and eat bear poo. And she's daddy's little girl...

I have 285/75-16 Goodyear MTR/kevlars on there right now; it was cheaper to buy wheels & tires (16") than just to buy tires for the 18" wheels...
Next set will likely be 255/85-16 Toyo MTs though.

I've also regeared to 4.56 Yukons and the computer is flashed for the tire size.

You can put an honest 32" tire on there instead of what you have ---- try a 275/65-18 if you want to stay cheap. Or do what I did and get some wheels; it saves you tons of money in the long run.

Some good 32s on 18" --

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You can put an honest 32" tire on there instead of what you have ---- try a 275/65-18 if you want to stay cheap. Or do what I did and get some wheels; it saves you tons of money in the long run.

Some good 32s on 18" --

Tire Details - Discount Tire Direct

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those are some decent looking tires. thanks for posting those up. i did however run into a few problems when looking into new rims. what backspacing should i be getting? i was looking into buying a set of 16's just to go off roading but every set of rims i end up really liking are only offered in 17's.... go figure.. so i found a really cheap pair of steel rims to use while off roading. but im not sure what size tire i should look into to keep it riding stock without having to chip it. what width should i be looking into? will a 16x8 work for what i am looking to do?

sorry for so many questions, i am used to driving cars and not used to trying to lift something up. im used to trying to lower it
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You should be able to find some 16x8 steelies with 4.5" backspacing for $65 or less ---- 5 on 5 bolt pattern.
My ProComp alloy wheels were only $85 each on sale at 4WheelParts.
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You should be able to find some 16x8 steelies with 4.5" backspacing for $65 or less ---- 5 on 5 bolt pattern.
My ProComp alloy wheels were only $85 each on sale at 4WheelParts.
ok, cool! what i have been looking into was a set of 16x8 steelies with 4.50 back spacing wich were only $65 on quadtec. im happy those will work out as planed then.

any advice on the size tire i should look into without me modding my jeep any? eventually i am going to lift it abit, but for now it has to stay stock until i can talk my wife into it.
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yeh i was looking at getting a new set of rubber and wheels, pondering the BFG ATko MTkm2 or the GY MTRkevlar... prolly going AT since this is DD and not offroading much if any, got a YJ for that duty.

i have always wanted a set of ATX mojaves with teflon coating since i saw the Ultimate Taco in the wheel petterson mag

total i found would be about $2000 for a set of 5 (looking at 285/70R17 on 17x8

thats alot of cheese. doubt my wife will like that, prolly have to wait a year or two since we have a daughter on the way...
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ok, cool! what i have been looking into was a set of 16x8 steelies with 4.50 back spacing wich were only $65 on quadtec. im happy those will work out as planed then.

any advice on the size tire i should look into without me modding my jeep any? eventually i am going to lift it abit, but for now it has to stay stock until i can talk my wife into it.
There are some smallish 33s that should fit fine. Look at Dunlop Rover Maxx Traction in a 285/75-16 --- really good tire at a great price. Dunlop is planning to discontinue it and you can steal them here and there.
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There are some smallish 33s that should fit fine. Look at Dunlop Rover Maxx Traction in a 285/75-16 --- really good tire at a great price. Dunlop is planning to discontinue it and you can steal them here and there.
cool, i will look into those. will there be any fitment issues with that big of a tires? i guess it just sounds big too me compared to a 215-45r17
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cool, i will look into those. will there be any fitment issues with that big of a tires? i guess it just sounds big too me compared to a 215-45r17
Depends what you call an issue...
If you have 321 gears, it might seem a tad sluggish. There's no free lunch you know.
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Depends what you call an issue...
If you have 321 gears, it might seem a tad sluggish. There's no free lunch you know.
i have 373's right now and it seems sluggish already.. was just worried about fitment issues like rubbing and such.

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