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Old 12-10-2012, 12:51 PM   #1
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anyone got a line on some used all terrain 33's or 35's My tires are crap in this snow almost went sideways today and I was driving slow, but blew right through a stop sign.

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If David would let me buy 35s I'd give you my 33s .

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Old 12-10-2012, 01:06 PM   #3
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If David would let me buy 35s I'd give you my 33s .
Haha. I just need something for winter. Prefer to stick in the 35 size, but I didn't know when I was gonna stop today. lol
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My pitbulls bring a whole new meaning to slip-n-slide
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My pitbulls bring a whole new meaning to slip-n-slide
Haha. I'm sure they do. It's a little unnerving. I have had this with vehicles before, but even driving down the street I could feel the rear wanting to run away.
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Man if I hadn't already sold my Duratracs you'd be in luck as they're great in snow
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Man if I hadn't already sold my Duratracs you'd be in luck as they're great in snow
ya.. shit
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:47 PM   #8
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Might be able to find some rubi or Sahara take offs on the cheap from CL. Its a 32 but might be a cheaper way to get by. What tires do you have now?
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Might be able to find some rubi or Sahara take offs on the cheap from CL. Its a 32 but might be a cheaper way to get by. What tires do you have now?
35"x12.5" Mickey Thomson Baja ATZ. They probably will have almost no tread left by next wheeling season. I'll probably go up to 37" after winter.
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:01 PM   #10
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35" bad ass off road tires brand new!!!!!
These could work. I emailed him.
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:04 PM   #11
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Here's something to try when we have shit weather like today, especially ice under snow. Use 4HI, it has the same effect as AWD. I still squirrel around some but at least my TJ isn't trying to do donuts every fifty feet. Also keeps the front wheels from locking up and making things even more interesting.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:28 PM   #13
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Here's something to try when we have shit weather like today, especially ice under snow. Use 4HI, it has the same effect as AWD. I still squirrel around some but at least my TJ isn't trying to do donuts every fifty feet. Also keeps the front wheels from locking up and making things even more interesting.
I was in 4Hi. I had no control and I didn't like it. On the trail those tires are great , but I think I should have gone with road tires.
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I am just used to it I guess. I have been driving race/offroad tires on the street my entire life. Wouldn't know what to do if I actually had a "normal" street vehicle. I think the most tame road going vehicle ive had in the past ten years was a 600hp Duramax diesel.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:07 PM   #15
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I was in 4Hi. I had no control and I didn't like it. On the trail those tires are great , but I think I should have gone with road tires.
That is surprising, you have a longer wheelbase with the unlimited too. I don't think replacing mud tires with mud tires will do you any good. Not much contact pattern to the ground, and that rubber compound turns to stone when its butt freezing outside. maybe just some more practice and an easy throttle could save you some cash.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:28 PM   #16
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No, mud tires simply have no traction on ice, primarily because there is no real sipping on the blocks. You can have the center blocks sipped and that will help a lot or if they're set up for studs you can do that but most aren't. I used to run two sets of tires, mud terrain in the summer and all terrain, snow rated in the winter. I finally gave up since I don't usually have to drive the Jeep in bad weather and just use our Forester.
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Maybe it's the driver
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:48 PM   #18
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Oh George. Well if everyone would stay on the lookout. I would do some all terrains/winter tires. I just would prefer 35/33 I could still sell my tires and I'm moving up to 37s, lockers, and rear next summer if I find new work.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:41 PM   #19
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At the prices you're looking at, since you're looking for winter tires, check out treadwright. Cheaper than any of those, and disgusting in the snow if you get the kedge grip. They take the fun out of winter driving completely (I enjoy being sideways... some aren't as fond of the sensation)

Whatever size you get they'll cost less then the options above.
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At the prices you're looking at, since you're looking for winter tires, check out treadwright. Cheaper than any of those, and disgusting in the snow if you get the kedge grip. They take the fun out of winter driving completely (I enjoy being sideways... some aren't as fond of the sensation)

Whatever size you get they'll cost less then the options above.
They look great and cost is good. Do you know if discount or anywhere else carries them?
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They look great and cost is good. Do you know if discount or anywhere else carries them?

Nope.

You buy them from the guys that make them. Under $525 gets my Cummins all 4 shipped & installed.
It's usually about 80 for shipping.

I think you should be able to see this, some local comments about them.
Treadwright Guard Dog Retread Long-term Review

Those are the guard dogs... not the best road tire, but gives an idea of how they work. I buy sentinels for snow tires, pretty impressive snow capabilities.
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Those re treads seem like they've got great reviews. But that 37 only comes in a 16.5 which is an odd size that's harder to find. They link trail worthy fab.com for the wheels which are all modified hmmwv wheels. Missy likely the base of those tires are military mtr s
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Those re treads seem like they've got great reviews. But that 37 only comes in a 16.5 which is an odd size that's harder to find. They link trail worthy fab.com for the wheels which are all modified hmmwv wheels. Missy likely the base of those tires are military mtr s

If you're looking at the 37's, yes. Those are based on the military carcass.

The rest of them are based on different tires, my 35's are KO's, my Cummins tires are toyo open country carcasses I believe. Usually the tires I've bought have been BFG though... seems like they use them the most.
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I picked up my jeep this fall, and it had a set of Hercules ats on it. I never heard of em before. I figured the dealer put a set of cheap tires on to sell it quickly. They seem to kick some ass. Wheeled on em, did well, and I have to plow in Evergreen and so far haven't needed 4x4 getting up there from the Stanley Lake area. Not bad thinking I was gonna have to replace them when I bought my jeep.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:42 AM   #25
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If you're looking at the 37's, yes. Those are based on the military carcass.

The rest of them are based on different tires, my 35's are KO's, my Cummins tires are toyo open country carcasses I believe. Usually the tires I've bought have been BFG though... seems like they use them the most.
Can you provide links?
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google treadwright. it comes right up first result
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:55 PM   #27
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This is what I run on my big truck. They didn't have the bead to bead retreads the last time I bought tires, so they were about $20 less.

https://www.treadwright.com/p-42-265...b2b-a-t-e.aspx

The only ones I really didn't like from them were the howlers... horribly loud, and poor snow performance. The wardens work very well in the snow, but don't get the MPG that the sentinels do... I used to drive 100+ miles a day so that was a big deal to me.

I live in clear creek & worked in Grand for about 6 years, then have 5 years now working in scummit, so I've had a pretty good chance to test them out. I've run a few other tires on my trucks, but each time I've gone back to these.

I've put 300-350k on these tires over the years & never had a problem. The kedge grip ones wear faster than regular tires... but there's a good reason for that.
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If you're getting winter tires I have a set of 5 17" JK rims you can have if you come get them. Didn't pay for them, they're of no use to me, and I just want them gone
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I'm thinking of siping my tires. I'm gonna move up to 37s next summer anyways.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:54 PM   #30
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Hey before you go up to 37s I would upgrade your axle. Come to find out that's why mine failed! Just a though but don't want you to have to deal whit what I'm dealing with!

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