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Warpman89 03-24-2008 08:46 PM

Classic Tires
 
Does anyone know where I can find "old school" tires for my 75 jeep. I want to give it that retro look and use tires from back then. I remember there used to be tires called "tru-tracs", but I'm not sure. What I want are basically narrow off road tires with a tread pattern that looks like zig-zigs going around. Can anyone help? Please

1BLKJP 03-25-2008 08:04 PM

I moved this to the General section for you to get some more looks.

jpdocdave 03-25-2008 09:03 PM

http://www.intercotire.com/site95.php

in the ball park?

lost 03-26-2008 07:01 AM

around what size tire are you looking for?





cooper courser traction lt
http://images.google.com/images?q=co...=1&sa=N&tab=wi



Firestone Military NDCC

http://store.coker.com/cat/vintage-millitary-tires/


also, check out post #11 on this link
http://forum.ih8mud.com/fj25-owners-...rmy-tires.html

[TheYJGuy] 03-26-2008 07:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jpdocdave (Post 211320)

I personally would go with these too. Simple, yet effective.

Walkeraviator 03-26-2008 08:23 AM

i love the look of coker military NDT's. Thats what i want when i can afford to do a flat fender.

Warpman89 03-26-2008 03:55 PM

cooper courser traction lt
http://images.google.com/images?q=co...=1&sa=N&tab=wi






I like these coopers, do they still make them?

parrot head 03-27-2008 05:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Walkeraviator (Post 211513)
i love the look of coker military NDT's. Thats what i want when i can afford to do a flat fender.

X2. Classic look for an older Jeep.

richp 03-27-2008 06:34 PM

Stay far away from the military tires unless you live in the desert, they become treacherous on damp roads and to be honest, they are not all that great off road. I drove everything from 1/4 tons to 5 tons with those POS's on there. My first bad experience was with a M151 and 1/4 ton trailer going around an entrance ramp on to Rt 81 in NY state, going less than 15mph and the trailer passed me on the left side just before it pulled the ass end of the mutt around. It was drizzling out and 70F. When we stopped off the berm there were 4 more of the fist team jeeps in the same condition. I hopped up and down and cheered when the blazers, hummers and hemmets started arriving with REAL tires on them. They may be OK for show or 'correctness' of a collectors vehicle but I would not use them on the street.
Any other ex-mil ever tap the brakes on a 2 1/2 ton and have them lock up at hiway speeds then start skidding. Not a good feeling.
Not to mention the 'thump thump thump' till they warm up and the flat spots go away.. :D :D :D

debruins 03-27-2008 07:38 PM

i love my NDT's and i love the thumping and whirring, i have to agree they suck on wet roads and in mud, but over logs and sand and small rocks they are great, plus they leave the great tracks and look AWESOME, i def wouldn't use them on my DD though.

also here they will knoe what came stock etc. if you ask in the restoration or just the OT
www.earlycj5.com/forums/


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