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Unread 03-13-2012, 07:07 PM   #9166
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Unread 03-13-2012, 07:07 PM   #9167
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got my 33's

Any chance you could weigh one of them?
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Unread 03-13-2012, 07:11 PM   #9168
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if I had a scale I would lol

this is my 3rd set of guard dogs, they arent any heavier than new tires if thats what you are wondering
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Unread 03-13-2012, 07:20 PM   #9169
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I am searching threads like cray trying to find a how to on changing front drive shaft from cv to u bolt. Anyone know a link to thread?
I got mine from a zj at a jy. you need the driveshaft and yolk from the donor. I had to get it cut down an inch or so but you might get lucky. The yoke was a ***** to get off and you need to be precise with the install or your diff wont last very long


On my ZJ today I adjusted the bearing pre-load on my steering box. It tightened the steering up but it feels like there is some very slight binding now. I might have to back it off a MM or two more.
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Unread 03-13-2012, 07:23 PM   #9170
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if I had a scale I would lol

this is my 3rd set of guard dogs, they arent any heavier than new tires if thats what you are wondering
glad to hear you like them so much. Ive been contemplating getting some rubi moabs to wrap with treadwright guard dogs
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Unread 03-13-2012, 07:30 PM   #9171
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glad to hear you like them so much. Ive been contemplating getting some rubi moabs to wrap with treadwright guard dogs
I currently run moabs with 31" TW's, got bored of the 31's so I got 33's

moabs are a nice change from the usual soft 8/d window look
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Unread 03-13-2012, 07:37 PM   #9172
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How's their wear on pavement? My ZJ is my daily so it sees a lot of pavement driving. I've been looking at mostly ATs because of that but they seem to have a pretty flat but still aggressive tread pattern.
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Unread 03-13-2012, 07:39 PM   #9173
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How's their wear on pavement? My ZJ is my daily so it sees a lot of pavement driving. I've been looking at mostly ATs because of that but they seem to have a pretty flat but still aggressive tread pattern.
I have about 3k on my truck and 1k on my zj so I dont have any long term reports, but they primarily see street driving and dont seem to be wearing much at all
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Unread 03-13-2012, 07:42 PM   #9174
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How's their wear on pavement? My ZJ is my daily so it sees a lot of pavement driving. I've been looking at mostly ATs because of that but they seem to have a pretty flat but still aggressive tread pattern.
That mtr pattern is considered a/t. Kind of in the same ballpark as duratracs
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Unread 03-13-2012, 07:44 PM   #9175
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Duratracs are the other tire I'm thinking of... for that exact reason. It's considered "commercial traction."
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Unread 03-13-2012, 07:46 PM   #9176
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Need to change that sig! Awesome dude
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Give it a few weeks, you'll wonder what the hell everyone who's above ~5" on short arms is smoking. Congrats!
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Lol same here. Supposed about 75 tomorrow as well
Oh yeah? Well I'm getting 15cm of snow as we speak
Enjoy the warmth for me
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Unread 03-13-2012, 08:27 PM   #9177
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Duratracs are the other tire I'm thinking of... for that exact reason. It's considered "commercial traction."
You see thats the thing I dont get. Its commercial traction but its only a 2ply sidewall. Aren't commercial tires supposed to have stiffer sidewalls?
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Unread 03-13-2012, 08:29 PM   #9178
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Duratracs are the other tire I'm thinking of... for that exact reason. It's considered "commercial traction."
I have Duratracs and they are great tires... I REALLY wanted BFG A/Ts, but couldn't source any, so I waited... Started reading about Duratracs which have a really interesting tread pattern that cleans itself and doesn't get clogged up. I was a bit worried that the A/Ts would pack up with snow/mud (as some of the reviews said) and lose traction, so this was a big plus. So far, driving in the snow, the treads haven't packed up at all. The tires have amazing bite on nearly every surface (except ice) and are really quiet on the highway. I only have about 1000 miles on my set, but they were incredible with the snow, and I am anxious to try 'em this summer!

Not to mention, they look amazing!


As for the sidewall thing, I believe the guy at the tire store told me mine were 5, but I can't remember. They're definitely not 2.
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Unread 03-13-2012, 08:40 PM   #9179
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I have Duratracs and they are great tires... I REALLY wanted BFG A/Ts, but couldn't source any, so I waited... Started reading about Duratracs which have a really interesting tread pattern that cleans itself and doesn't get clogged up. I was a bit worried that the A/Ts would pack up with snow/mud (as some of the reviews said) and lose traction, so this was a big plus. So far, driving in the snow, the treads haven't packed up at all. The tires have amazing bite on nearly every surface (except ice) and are really quiet on the highway. I only have about 1000 miles on my set, but they were incredible with the snow, and I am anxious to try 'em this summer!

Not to mention, they look amazing!


As for the sidewall thing, I believe the guy at the tire store told me mine were 5, but I can't remember. They're definitely not 2.
Oh, because I've heard that the only thing people don't like about them is the sidewall and tearing them on rocks.

Edit: And I'm glad you didn't get bfg at's, they're overrated.
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Unread 03-13-2012, 08:46 PM   #9180
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Oh, because I've heard that the only thing people don't like about them is the sidewall and tearing them on rocks.
I think they can be ordered in different sidewall thicknesses? I honestly don't know, but I am pretty sure the guy at the shop mentioned at least 3 ply, although I think it was 5... Bad memory
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