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ou812 03-15-2011 09:27 PM

my report stock tires vs Mud tires......the performance diffrence
 
I went from 28" street treadz to 31" Dick Cepek Mud Countrys and I always a asked other Jeepers hows the comparison between stock tires vs mud tires so heres my experiance in case someone elses wonders the same

Onroad:
in the city it feels like I lost about 10 horsepower,Not much changed and the ride is about the same.The Dicks make minor noise but you have to listen carefully to hear it,no complaints.These tires grip alot more than stock and didnt hydroplane at 55mph

Offroad:
I cant even compare apples to oranges
In 2wd with 31" tires I can idle thru everything my street tires couldnt fly thru in 4wd
The noticables:
alot less power in 4h due to the 150% more grip,I got stuck in soft clay mud and 1st gear will burn the clutch fast so I had to drop to 4l 2nd gear.
The power is lost due to the added grip.
The dicks even at slow speeds clean out well.
here are some pics
idled thru with 31's and climbed right out eaisly
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o...a/75bfeb5b.jpg
soft clay got stuck
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o...a/7b8bba75.jpg
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o...a/120c1fc6.jpg
mudbath
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o...a/68b0b56e.jpg
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o...a/51a042a9.jpg
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o...a/f6064b61.jpg
now two weeks ago with stock tires....the trail I get stuck in
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o...a/6dad0300.jpg
stuck in the clay but not bottomed out
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o...a/1f686d61.jpg
still stuck
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o...a/a92f5ce2.jpg
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o...a/2ce20ed9.jpg
Now even in the trail where I use to get stuck I gassed it to see what it took to break traction and they gripped and hauled ass,not much slippage at all

My thoughts:
I dont know how I've owned a Jeep TJ without good tires,Its a diffrent beast all together with the tires.Its like driving in 2wd thru every hole then driving in 4wd for the first time.Its a big improvement.The loss of power is acceptedd until I change the gearsets.I have a 98 sport I6 5speed 3:07 gears
2" budget boost 31" Dick Cepeks on 15x8 cragar soft 8's 4" backspacing.No rubs or vibes

heres a lil vid where i use to get stuck
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o...h_a5248d76.jpg

ou812 03-15-2011 09:38 PM

Oh and the important stuff
Mpg decreased slightly I went from 250 miles on 15 gallons to 225
I used to be able to cruise at 80mph interstate the fastest I get is 73 once downhill I get 76 mph but cause of the larger tire I know the speedo is off
5th gear is very useable with my 31's

I'm more than happy
I love my Dicks
Next is a d30 Aussie locker

wvhillbilly 03-15-2011 09:53 PM

i would suggest you find one of then high school car washes for $5 lol i like the tires though

ameyers3 03-15-2011 09:53 PM

Haha man that's a nice mud run. I'd love to join you on that one. Hope you got your inside cleaned out. What'd you have to do power wash that baby

ou812 03-15-2011 09:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ameyers3 (Post 1119622)
Haha man that's a nice mud run. I'd love to join you on that one. Hope you got your inside cleaned out. What'd you have to do power wash that baby

Yep the whole inside even the seats,they dry in two days of south Louisiana heat,picking clay out the a/c vents takes the longest

GoldenSahara00 03-15-2011 10:00 PM

I run 31s now same gears as you and yes its is a beast offroad still! I actually like 3.08s for offroad but I have an auto. its a great setup In my opinion. Looks like you put those mudders to work tho!


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