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Old 11-27-2012, 12:43 AM   #1
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Hello. Might be moving back in December for a job. Looking for wheels/tires. Came across a company called "Desert Rat Offroad" that apparently has a few locations. Anyone heard of them?? Good or bad?

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Old 11-27-2012, 12:48 AM   #2
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I've heard of them too, but never gone. Hopefully someone can shed some light because I was thinkingof gettin my SYE done by them.

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Old 11-27-2012, 08:09 AM   #3
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I've used them in Tucson. They're okay but you should be able to find better.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:56 PM   #4
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Depends on the location. Some are good an some aren't. I'd go to discount tire or check out Craigslist. What size are you looking for?
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:17 AM   #5
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Depends on the location. Some are good an some aren't. I'd go to discount tire or check out Craigslist. What size are you looking for?
Yeah Im done with Craigslist! Not sure on size...when I move back out there just thought about having them set it up with a lift and wheels. I saw online that they had some huge sale on wheels and tires and they had a pretty good price on 5 of the Rockstars with the Mickey Thompson muds.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:27 PM   #6
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I've heard they have good prices on combos, but can't speak from experience. They do have good prices in general I think.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:29 PM   #7
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I've heard great things of Absolute Offroad but haven't used him....yet
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What's a good price to you? I'm looking at about $2,000 from Discount. Can do way better than that in the valley...
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:11 AM   #9
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Absolute off road does some amazing work. If your worried about your pockets being too heavy, you can see if toys by troy is still conducting business. Troy does an "alumiflex" suspension that is phenomenal, my dad has it on his jeep. Otherwise, I would suggest 4 wheel supply, my dad and I have been going there for years. Wheels and tires i advise Discount tire ALWAYS. You won't regret it! Hit me up if you wanna go tool around on some trails in the area!
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:56 PM   #10
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Absolute off road does some amazing work. If your worried about your pockets being too heavy, you can see if toys by troy is still conducting business. Troy does an "alumiflex" suspension that is phenomenal, my dad has it on his jeep. Otherwise, I would suggest 4 wheel supply, my dad and I have been going there for years. Wheels and tires i advise Discount tire ALWAYS. You won't regret it! Hit me up if you wanna go tool around on some trails in the area!
Will do! Im hoping to be back out in a few weeks.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:30 PM   #11
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Just used Total Auto Pros in Phoenix and they did a fantastic job on our '12. Highly recommend them.
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:47 AM   #12
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Just used Total Auto Pros in Phoenix and they did a fantastic job on our '12. Highly recommend them.
I am going to look them up in a bit on the computer...what did you get done?
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I would go see Joe at Absolute Offroad. Steller reviews and a good guy.
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:54 AM   #14
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I would go see Joe at Absolute Offroad. Steller reviews and a good guy.
Will check it out. Thanks!
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way out west in Surprise is All Jacked Up they has alot of combo deals and competitive pricing..
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way out west in Surprise is All Jacked Up they has alot of combo deals and competitive pricing..
Right on thanks!
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Yeah I've heard great things about absolute. Toys by Troy, last I heard, wasn't open anymore but I could be wrong. Haven't heard much about him lately. It's a shame he had some cool stuff. All jacked up was on bell road but unless they moved that place is closed.
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Desert rat has some good deals from time to time. Most places don't have a lot of mark-up on tires so its hard to get a killer deal so you almost have to shop around and price match with whoever is the cheapest with the place that's close to you.
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I am going to look them up in a bit on the computer...what did you get done?
Had a 2.5 teraflex installed along with new wheels and tires
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Had a 2.5 teraflex installed along with new wheels and tires
I went over there yesterday. Awesome to work with. The guy really took the time tonwork things up and find a perfect combo. I gotta check finances but eventually doing a 2.5 teraflex and wheels/tires. Its about 4,500 so have to save up a bit after the silly season.
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Depends on the location. Some are good an some aren't.
X2 I've had some very helpful, knowledgeable counter people and then some who are still "learning on the fly".
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Absolute off road does some amazing work. If your worried about your pockets being too heavy, you can see if toys by troy is still conducting business. Troy does an "alumiflex" suspension that is phenomenal, my dad has it on his jeep. Otherwise, I would suggest 4 wheel supply, my dad and I have been going there for years. Wheels and tires i advise Discount tire ALWAYS. You won't regret it! Hit me up if you wanna go tool around on some trails in the area!
Thank you for the info BlueSteel99. I'm in Phoenix and will drop you a line about those trails.
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Thank you for the info BlueSteel99. I'm in Phoenix and will drop you a line about those trails.


All jacked up in Surprise moved from behind the emissions place to the Southeast side of the Bell/Grand intersection last i saw. And I know toys by Troy's shop has been closed for a while but i head he was still modding rigs from his personal garage. IDK, your guess is as good as mine?
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Bought my rims and tires from desert rat on bell rd. The prices were much better than the discount tire across the street. I managed to pick up a set of blemished Coopers with rims for a little under a grand. They were helpful and I'd go back.
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I've had real good luck with 4 wheelers supply. The make front and rear bumpers there that are as stout as you ever need. The rear bumper with swing out tire carrier is the best I've seen.
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My dad took his JK to Desert Rat for a lift and wheels/tires. He was very happy with them. As for just wheels and tires, you can find better deals though. I ended up going with TirePro. They actually advertise on Craigslist...but they have a couple locations in Phoenix now. Family owned. Good people and great prices!
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way out west in Surprise is All Jacked Up they has alot of combo deals and competitive pricing..
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