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06-11-2013 07:24 PM
Discount Tire Its been a while since I've posted anything new here but I relocated my license plate and added a Jerry can rack to my LJ last weekend. Here's a shot.

05-01-2012 01:34 PM
Discount Tire It would be a good time for an update. I recently installed some Piaa fogs and driving lights and I have taken some time to test out the scratch guards on the Level 8 wheels. I'll snap some pics of the Piaa's when I get a chance. They have been a great addition for looks and function.

Here's a video I put together with the Level 8 scratch guards. The Jeep in this video isn't the LJ though.

Kanati Mud Hog Tires and Level 8 ZX Wheels in Moab - YouTube
05-01-2012 12:05 PM
XJ Knight Project Update???
11-08-2011 03:00 PM
nastyrider17
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Originally Posted by Discount Tire View Post
Sounds like you've found a tire that works well for you. If and when Falken builds an MT you might want to check them out. If could be a few years so you've got some time to wear your TSL's down.
Yea when I read that in one of your earlier posts about Falken making an MT, I thought it would be a great idea. It seems that there AT has outstanding reviews for what it is and I would love to see a more aggressive version.
11-08-2011 02:52 PM
Discount Tire
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Originally Posted by nastyrider17 View Post
Yep I had it narrowed down to the KM2, or some sort of Interco tire. I ended up with the TSL radial because I got a great deal on them, and couldn't be happier. Yes, they do make a considerable amount of road noise. But that's why I have upgraded speakers and 2 10" subs. The amount of grip that I get with the TSL is outstanding. Of course there is some areas that they lack some traction in, but if you keep that skinny petal on the floor they are unstoppable. I have gotten up a very steep hill in around 2ft of snow and had zero problems. I must say I was sh*tting myself thinking about going up it, but how else would I have gotten back home. All in all there really is no "one size fits all" tire, so you have to choose what is best for your conditions, and I can't see that Falken tire doing too great where I wheel.
Sounds like you've found a tire that works well for you. If and when Falken builds an MT you might want to check them out. If could be a few years so you've got some time to wear your TSL's down.
11-08-2011 01:56 PM
nastyrider17
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Originally Posted by Discount Tire View Post
The BFG AT KO is a solid tire. I have always liked BFG tires. The AT KO is smooth and comfortable on the street and they last. Offroad they are great for packed terrain and hard rock. When it comes to the thicker stuff they do tend to hold on to it a little longer and if there is a lot of water it takes them a little longer to clear it out and find solid ground.

In looking at your license plate I assume you find your fair share of mud. If its common for you, a true MT or a really aggressive AT may be a better option for you. You might also want to consider siping them for some added biting edges in the winter. The KM2, Goodyear MTR with Kevlar or the Goodyear Duratrac may be good options to consider.
Yep I had it narrowed down to the KM2, or some sort of Interco tire. I ended up with the TSL radial because I got a great deal on them, and couldn't be happier. Yes, they do make a considerable amount of road noise. But that's why I have upgraded speakers and 2 10" subs. The amount of grip that I get with the TSL is outstanding. Of course there is some areas that they lack some traction in, but if you keep that skinny petal on the floor they are unstoppable. I have gotten up a very steep hill in around 2ft of snow and had zero problems. I must say I was sh*tting myself thinking about going up it, but how else would I have gotten back home. All in all there really is no "one size fits all" tire, so you have to choose what is best for your conditions, and I can't see that falken tire doing too great where I wheel.
11-08-2011 01:10 PM
Discount Tire The BFG AT KO is a solid tire. I have always liked BFG tires. The AT KO is smooth and comfortable on the street and they last. Offroad they are great for packed terrain and hard rock. When it comes to the thicker stuff they do tend to hold on to it a little longer and if there is a lot of water it takes them a little longer to clear it out and find solid ground.

In looking at your license plate I assume you find your fair share of mud. If its common for you, a true MT or a really aggressive AT may be a better option for you. You might also want to consider siping them for some added biting edges in the winter. The KM2, Goodyear MTR with Kevlar or the Goodyear Duratrac may be good options to consider.
11-08-2011 11:38 AM
nastyrider17
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Originally Posted by Discount Tire View Post
2 out of 4 isn't bad at all. We've got three tags to try to fill and its the last hunt of the season. Its not going to be an easy one but man am I excited.



No tire is great for everyone, its important to select a tire that fits your needs the best. I'll give you my semi short answer.

Although they may look tame, the Wild Peak is tough as nails off road, they are affordable, they last, and they are smooth and quiet on the road. (If you ever doubt their strength, go to a tire shop that stocks them and feel how thick their sidewalls are compared to any other AT or MT on the market.)

I had experienced this tire first hand at the 2010 JK Experience event. I wheeled on this tire through Wyoming, Montana and Idaho for a week straight (about 1000 hard off-road miles). We hit sand, dirt, gravel, loose rock, slick rock, mud, snow and ice. This tire (and our vehicle) took a serious beating and practically asked for more. At the end of our week we had zero flat tires, the tread showed only some minor wear and the only time we got stuck was when we buried the vehicle so deep in a ditch that we could only see about 3" of the top of the passenger front tire. (We were running 37s.)

I demand a lot from my tires. My LJ is my daily driver and I also push it hard on the trails. I wanted a tire that would give me on road comfort, be durable off road and I wanted something that would last as well. After seeing what the Wild Peak was capable of first hand, I have 100% confidence that I will be able to get through ANYTHING I am willing to put my jeep through.

Falken Tire has plans to build an MT in the future but as far as I can tell it won't be for about 2 years.
Intersting. How would you compare these to the BFG AT? I used to run those and had problems in most wet/muddy/snowy conditions off road. They would just never grip good and I had to really push my Jeeps limits just to get it through easier trails.
11-08-2011 10:30 AM
Discount Tire
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Originally Posted by Rubi Unlimited View Post
That is exactly why mine was that dirty, coming back from 1st season Elk, we filled 2 out of 4 tags.
2 out of 4 isn't bad at all. We've got three tags to try to fill and its the last hunt of the season. Its not going to be an easy one but man am I excited.

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Originally Posted by nastyrider17 View Post
Very cool.

What is your reason behind using those tires?
No tire is great for everyone, its important to select a tire that fits your needs the best. I'll give you my semi short answer.

Although they may look tame, the Wild Peak is tough as nails off road, they are affordable, they last, and they are smooth and quiet on the road. (If you ever doubt their strength, go to a tire shop that stocks them and feel how thick their sidewalls are compared to any other AT or MT on the market.)

I had experienced this tire first hand at the 2010 JK Experience event. I wheeled on this tire through Wyoming, Montana and Idaho for a week straight (about 1000 hard off-road miles). We hit sand, dirt, gravel, loose rock, slick rock, mud, snow and ice. This tire (and our vehicle) took a serious beating and practically asked for more. At the end of our week we had zero flat tires, the tread showed only some minor wear and the only time we got stuck was when we buried the vehicle so deep in a ditch that we could only see about 3" of the top of the passenger front tire. (We were running 37s.)

I demand a lot from my tires. My LJ is my daily driver and I also push it hard on the trails. I wanted a tire that would give me on road comfort, be durable off road and I wanted something that would last as well. After seeing what the Wild Peak was capable of first hand, I have 100% confidence that I will be able to get through ANYTHING I am willing to put my jeep through.

Falken Tire has plans to build an MT in the future but as far as I can tell it won't be for about 2 years.
11-08-2011 08:38 AM
Ageless Stranger
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Originally Posted by nastyrider17 View Post
I have a buddy with the KM1's and they hook up great so I would love to see the KM2's in action.
They do well on slickrock.
11-08-2011 08:13 AM
nastyrider17
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Originally Posted by Rubi Unlimited View Post
I presume you are asking the OP but in my case I've heard good things about KM2's and wanted tall and skinny KM2 are the only tire I could find in 255/80-17
Yes it was directed at the OP. I love the tread pattern on the KM2 and if I didn't get such a good deal on my current tires, I would have probably bought those. I have a buddy with the KM1's and they hook up great so I would love to see the KM2's in action.
11-08-2011 01:14 AM
Rubi Unlimited
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Originally Posted by nastyrider17 View Post
Very cool.

What is your reason behind using those tires?
I presume you are asking the OP but in my case I've heard good things about KM2's and wanted tall and skinny KM2 are the only tire I could find in 255/80-17
11-07-2011 10:33 PM
nastyrider17 Very cool.

What is your reason behind using those tires?
11-07-2011 08:11 PM
Rubi Unlimited
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Originally Posted by Discount Tire View Post
haha, I was actually scouting for an elk hunt I have coming up in Dec,
That is exactly why mine was that dirty, coming back from 1st season Elk, we filled 2 out of 4 tags.
11-07-2011 05:02 PM
Discount Tire
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Originally Posted by Buffalo View Post
Ya'll suck! I'm getting on a flight for work and here you are muddin? WTH?

Nice shots!
haha, I was actually scouting for an elk hunt I have coming up in dec, the mud just decided to join. In fact, it liked me so much its still stuck to the jeep in the parking lot here at work today. I have my cleaning cut out for me tonight.
11-07-2011 04:51 PM
Buffalo
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Originally Posted by Discount Tire View Post
Thanks for the thoughts. Your jeep looks great. It looks pretty good covered in mud too. Here's what mine looked like yesterday after covering about 50 miles of muddy dirt roads.... It looked like this and I was avoiding as much of the mud as possible.

Ya'll suck! I'm getting on a flight for work and here you are muddin? WTH?

Nice shots!
11-07-2011 12:14 PM
Discount Tire
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Originally Posted by Rubi Unlimited View Post
It is not my normal self to be opinionated concerning another jeep I either like it or I don't in your jeeps case the first thing I would do it remove all those Hanson stickers or whatever they are from your bumpers and rock sliders I hate it when companies think I want to advertize their product like that after Ive purchased it. Other than that ........

I went with your first set of rims also, around the same time as you did as I recall. I do not have the funds to swap wheels when the mood strikes me and I still am happy with them. That being said buying wheels for a jeep is worse than picking a new mattress very rarely do I see a set that catches my eye that I might consider changing to.
When I first saw these they had an extra machined face around the rim and a black center cap that I preferred but couldn't get. I was disappointed to open the box and have them not match the picture in the add. But kept them anyway.

Lift was put on 2 weeks after this.
Thanks for the thoughts. Your jeep looks great. It looks pretty good covered in mud too. Here's what mine looked like yesterday after covering about 50 miles of muddy dirt roads.... It looked like this and I was avoiding as much of the mud as possible.

11-06-2011 10:54 AM
Rubi Unlimited It is not my normal self to be opinionated concerning another jeep I either like it or I don't in your jeeps case the first thing I would do it remove all those Hanson stickers or whatever they are from your bumpers and rock sliders I hate it when companies think I want to advertize their product like that after Ive purchased it. Other than that ........

I went with your first set of rims also, around the same time as you did as I recall. I do not have the funds to swap wheels when the mood strikes me and I still am happy with them. That being said buying wheels for a jeep is worse than picking a new mattress very rarely do I see a set that catches my eye that I might consider changing to.
When I first saw these they had an extra machined face around the rim and a black center cap that I preferred but couldn't get. I was disappointed to open the box and have them not match the picture in the add. But kept them anyway.

Lift was put on 2 weeks after this.





11-06-2011 08:57 AM
stykthyn Mud Grapplers rock! I jus wish they made them in 15" sizes.
11-04-2011 12:29 PM
Discount Tire
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Originally Posted by Buffalo View Post
So I saw your post over in the Vendor section talking about the new Pitbull Truck Tire. Is this a new tire and has anyone tried it out? Looks nice but, does it work well for climbing, mud and road noise?

Thanks,
Steve
This isn't a really new tire but they are gaining in popularity (I think they have been out for about 2 years). Although some people do run them on their daily drivers, the are a serious rock crawling tire. They are built tough and have the weight to prove it. The tread isn't designed for the street so they will be noisy when your on it. When it comes to off road though, they are super sticky, they bark and have the bite to back them up.

I may try these in the future, I had a set of Nitto Mud Grapplers on my trucks for a while. The noise started getting to me toward the end of their life but they were mean off-road and by far one of the best looking tires I've had on one of my vehicles. I push my Jeep harder than I've pushed any of my trucks so a nasty MT could be warranted.
11-04-2011 02:22 AM
Buffalo So I saw your post over in the Vendor section talking about the new Pitbull Truck Tire. Is this a new tire and has anyone tried it out? Looks nice but, does it work well for climbing, mud and road noise?

Thanks,
Steve
11-02-2011 03:57 PM
Discount Tire
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Originally Posted by TheDoc View Post
I understand not taking Pics when your elbow deep in getting dirty, Glad to hear you had fun doing it. Thats the best part when you sit back and say " I did that"
I was certainly elbow deep into it and you're absolutely right, Although I may not attempt an install of that magnitude again, ( I say this now but I don't have a son yet ) it does feel good to say I did that. It also really helped me get to know my Jeep. If I have any issues with any part of my suspension, axles, brakes or exhaust I have no doubt that I will be able to, at least, identify the problem and most likely fix it if I choose to.
11-02-2011 01:31 AM
TheDoc I understand not taking Pics when your elbow deep in getting dirty, Glad to hear you had fun doing it. Thats the best part when you sit back and say " I did that"
11-01-2011 01:00 PM
Discount Tire I agree. Thanks!
11-01-2011 12:38 PM
jcf I like the second set of rims, they are better than the first ones you had on it. Whole Jeep looks great
11-01-2011 11:59 AM
Discount Tire
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Originally Posted by Buffalo View Post
Did you consider running the Goodyear Kelvar tires as opposed to the Faulken's? Wondering how those are working out for folks. Seem to have pretty tough sidewalls as well.
MTR with Kevlar's are also great tires. I would run them anytime without hesitation. I chose the Falkens this time around because Falken is fairly new to the offroad market and I wanted to see how their tires would hold up against brands that have been building offroad tires for years and years. With 9K on them so far I have complete confidence in this tire. I know it will be able to handle everything I want to through at it.

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Originally Posted by bluesmokey View Post
This is a great build thread.... I have an 06 lj and am slowly getting it into mud mode Hahaha... Anyhow keep posting great pics.... U were smart and got the hardtop w the used lj... I can't find one in my area to save my life ... I have since put a job box in.the trunk to keep my tools safe after going to Atlantic city one night....
With the Arizona summers we get, I was happy to buy an LJ with a hard top. The AC just doesn't cool the jeep down much without it.

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Originally Posted by TheDoc View Post
Do you have anymore pictures of your lift install?

Very clean Jeep, those Hanson products look first rate.
Thanks man. The lift install was by no means a small quick project if you are thinking about installing a lift yourself I would highly recommend reading through the instructions first. This will give you a pretty good idea of the tools you may need to rent or buy and the scope of the work.

I'm sure a 4x4 shop could have installed my lift in 1 full day but I decided to take my time and install it myself (took me about 3 days with the help of some very nice friends, I am by no means a pro mechanic this was only the second lift I have installed). I didn't take many pictures of the process of the lift install. It was the biggest project I have tackled myself on my jeep. I was so caught up in making sure everything was installed correctly I really didn't want to stop and snap many pictures. If you want to see more of the process, Full Traction's instructions (I believe you can download them from their website) have quite a few detailed pictures. Also, I did call the tech guys over there a couple times when I was a little unsure about something and they were awesome at helping me. Chris and his co-workers were super friendly and really genuinely wanted to help. (like most jeep guys I've met.)
11-01-2011 06:31 AM
TheDoc Do you have anymore pictures of your lift install?

Very clean Jeep, those hanson products look first rate.
10-31-2011 11:02 PM
bluesmokey This is a great build thread.... I have an 06 lj and am slowly getting it into mud mode Hahaha... Anyhow keep posting great pics.... U were smart and got the hardtop w the used lj... I can't find one in my area to save my life ... I have since put a job box in.the trunk to keep my tools safe after going to Atlantic city one night....
10-31-2011 10:39 PM
Buffalo Did you consider running the Goodyear Kelvar tires as opposed to the Faulken's? Wondering how those are working out for folks. Seem to have pretty tough sidewalls as well.
10-27-2011 06:02 PM
Discount Tire When I first installed them last year I got caught in a snow storm in the Bradshaw mountains in AZ. We got about 9" overnight. In the morning they did great creating a trail for a few friends that had sedans. On the ice they held strong. They should do great for you this winter.
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