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Old 08-21-2013, 09:52 AM   #91
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I run 26 personally, just throwing it out there The sidewall is so stiff, you barely notice the difference but it is a little softer on the road.

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I run 26 personally, just throwing it out there The sidewall is so stiff, you barely notice the difference but it is a little softer on the road.
Maybe I'll settle for 27 lol

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Old 08-21-2013, 10:18 AM   #93
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I run 25 in front and 23 in the back now...just saying.

My JK is somewhat light though heavier than stock. The MTRs have a really stiff sidewall (did I already type this?) that forces me to have a lower tire pressure or the ride is stiff as hell. The KMs and (I assume) the KM2s also have a much softer sidewall. I loved my stock KMs (32s) and sometimes wish I had gone with those just for the ride. Still, I will say that the MTRs (I run 10 PSI) are stellar offroad and have a really tough sidewall. I am fine running low PSI. I know a few guys with light JKs running them at 20 PSI...on the road. They do 8-10 offroad.
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I run 25 in front and 23 in the back now...just saying. My JK is somewhat light though heavier than stock. The MTRs have a really stiff sidewall (did I already type this?) that forces me to have a lower tire pressure or the ride is stiff as hell. The KMs and (I assume) the KM2s also have a much softer sidewall. I loved my stock KMs (32s) and sometimes wish I had gone with those just for the ride. Still, I will say that the MTRs (I run 10 PSI) are stellar offroad and have a really tough sidewall. I am fine running low PSI. I know a few guys with light JKs running them at 20 PSI...on the road. They do 8-10 offroad.
Wow haha that's a first, I guess I'll start at 30 or so and air down till I'm satisfied
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:19 AM   #95
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HK do you have the same tires/load range on your JK as we do on our TJ?

I air down to 6-8 offroad with them. I burp air a lot and it's easier to lose a bead. But they REALLY come alive when you get that low. It's amazing. I run my duratracs at 10 and they are still softer than the MTR.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:43 AM   #96
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I run 26 personally, just throwing it out there The sidewall is so stiff, you barely notice the difference but it is a little softer on the road.
Well dang... I guess I should drop street pressure down to 26 and try it out!

It'll also save time when I air up.
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I have the C-rated MTRs in 35x12.5x17. My JK has AEV bumpers and tires carrier- the bumpers are a lot lighter than most full-width bumpers. My winch has synthetic line.

I can't afford to lose a bead, so I don't go below 10. Losing a bead would be a pain, and we would be in a quandary. We often go alone and to remote areas. I recently wheeled with a friend who has DuraTracs. At 18 PSI, his sidewall was bulging way more than mine at 10.
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When I go on multi-day wheeling trips- I air down to 10 at the trail and then air back to 18-20 for the highway. I top up to around 22-24 when heading back home...tires are doing well.



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Well dang... I guess I should drop street pressure down to 26 and try it out!

It'll also save time when I air up.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:10 PM   #99
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Give them a shot at 8, you'll like it. I've never lost a bead in my MTRS, I have in my duratracs, and I've burped both tires at least once but that's not hard. I like the duratracs because of how well they conform, but the MTRS at a low PSI are a great combo of strength and flexibility. We reset the bead on my duratrac with a small ratched strap and one of the small 12V air compressors. I had a spare but didn't need it. I understand what you mean about not wanting to lose one.

The reason I asked about your load range, is that those tires are even stiffer than ours. you have the same load however, but a bigger size, but also bigger wheels. So there is a little difference there though not much. Some guys end up with load D or something and have to run stupid low PSI on the road.
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Got my 35" MT/RKs today and the tire shop used beads to balance them. They ride better than the static balanced 33" Duratracs I replaced. Not any louder either.
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Good luck. I've fixed far more death wobble and tire balance issues by busting down tires, vacuuming out the latest voodoo and going back to conventional balance than the other way around and I never have them do a static, always dynamic.

Just so you know, the principle is the same as the balancing fluid in the ring around the top of the washing machine tub and we've never heard a washing machine slamming around, have we?
Figured I might as well man up and eat some crow on this. Blaine called it. After driving with the beads for 6 weeks I was not impressed with them at all. They balanced very inconsistently. Sometimes they were fine, other time they didn't find the right spot. I played with the tire pressure with no noticeable difference. Two weeks ago I went back to the tire store and had them suck out the beads and balance them dynamic. My TJ drives great all the time now.
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Figured I might as well man up and eat some crow on this. Blaine called it. After driving with the beads for 6 weeks I was not impressed with them at all. They balanced very inconsistently. Sometimes they were fine, other time they didn't find the right spot. I played with the tire pressure with no noticeable difference. Two weeks ago I went back to the tire store and had them suck out the beads and balance them dynamic. My TJ drives great all the time now.
The static balance I did is worlds better than those stupid beads I tried.
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:53 PM   #103
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I have run airsoft pelets in 2 different Jeeps, a spring over Jeepster and my TJ, always worked good for me. Did not cause any death wobble and balances great...
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I have run airsoft pelets in 2 different Jeeps, a spring over Jeepster and my TJ, always worked good for me. Did not cause any death wobble and balances great...
Seems as if success varies.Works for some,not so much for others.I think some of it has to do with people thinking it will cure a wobble from a bent rim or a broken belt,which it doesent.
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Mine pulled to the left pretty hard before but I went wheeling this past weekend and aired down to a little over 20psi. I drove home with out airing back up and no more pulling...

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