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Old 05-12-2017, 02:53 PM
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Hi guys. John here asking for some advice. Looking for an unlimited as my everyday vehicle. I have two specific needs for use. Going down the beach in fairly soft sand several days a week spring through fall. I also drive about a hundred highway miles a day 3-4 days a week. I would also like to stick with factory available stuff at least to start.
I'd rather not have to air down for the beach so I'm looking for the biggest tires that would be ok with all my highway driving.
Currently I'm looking at the Willy and the Sport with the cold weather package which has upgraded tires but a bit smaller than the Willy.
Overall I like the Willy more unless there is a consensus that the Willy tires wouldn't be smart with all that highway driving.
Any thoughts from experience would be most appreciated.
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Just FYI, its Willys, Pronounced like Bruce Willis.

The sport models all have smaller front axles that will suffer if you try to put tires larger than a 32 on it and run through sand or other materials that put a load on it. If you can afford it go ahead and get a rubi. It has better gearing and a bigger front axle that will last longer when pushing around a larger load. When you get into the world of jeeps it gets very hard to leave them stock. If you think a lift might be in order a few years down the road go ahead and get a rubi with 4.10 gearing.

If you are looking to keep it as stock as possible the 32 bfg m/ts that come on several trim levels are nice for stock equipment.

I ran them for a long time and I do a lot of beach running. They are closer to an A/T. They also handled the highway well. Not loud at all and netted me about 21 mpg. My jeep is my daily driver FYI.

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Old 05-13-2017, 07:36 AM
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Thanks very much. That's a big help.
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