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Unread 03-13-2012, 09:47 PM   #9181
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Just took the GY plunge myself and snagged a set of MT/Rs. Should arrive tomorrow and I'm looking forward to beating on them a few days later when they're put on.

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Unread 03-13-2012, 09:59 PM   #9182
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Just took the GY plunge myself and snagged a set of MT/Rs. Should arrive tomorrow and I'm looking forward to beating on them a few days later when they're put on.
Great tire too... I found one for cheap and use it for my spare... If they had the snowflake symbol I probably would've bought them just because of how they look.
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Unread 03-13-2012, 10:08 PM   #9183
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Can always snipe em right? Never needed to do that down here, nor get winter tires. I was on the verge of buying Dunlop MTs because they seem to be a clone of the last gen BFG MTs (which were great by the way.) I wanted KM2s or Duratracs, until I found the MT/R. Read up on lots of reviews and decided they're worth a shot. Kevlar, advanced silica rubber - BLAH, blah marketing crap... I looked at the lugs then the center street tire type patch and that did it for me. I used to run some BFG Trac Edge tires which were very similar to Duratracs, and I loved the longevity vs performance compromise.
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Unread 03-13-2012, 10:14 PM   #9184
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Good luck with them! We have a law here where you need the flake symbol in the winter, or it's a big ticket, so that's why I stuck with the Duratracs.

What size are you going to run?
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Unread 03-13-2012, 10:22 PM   #9185
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Unread 03-13-2012, 10:28 PM   #9186
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Can always snipe em right?
Why would you want to do that?
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[QUOTE=elcorvino;14544406]Yea... It's kind of like the fat chick who lives around the corner. You aren't trying to get caught with her, but you know she'd be a good time.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=ScottD16;14460352]I had a dream my entire family was attacked by a giant polar bear. The crazy part was he attacked us with a giant spoon. Best dream ever.[/QUOTE]
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Unread 03-13-2012, 10:32 PM   #9187
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Don't know... I've never gotten winter tires, but from what I understand siping makes any tire better on snow, right? Sorry about the typo, sniping...
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Unread 03-13-2012, 10:57 PM   #9188
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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
Really? I could swear that my 245's feel pretty heavy for their size. I don't have anything to compare it to though. I don't remember my old 33" grabbers being heavy. I used to drink a lot back then though so my memory is foggy.
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Unread 03-13-2012, 11:03 PM   #9189
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Sorry about the typo, sniping...
Yeah, thats what I was talking about
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[QUOTE=elcorvino;14544406]Yea... It's kind of like the fat chick who lives around the corner. You aren't trying to get caught with her, but you know she'd be a good time.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=ScottD16;14460352]I had a dream my entire family was attacked by a giant polar bear. The crazy part was he attacked us with a giant spoon. Best dream ever.[/QUOTE]
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Unread 03-13-2012, 11:25 PM   #9190
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Started Clayton copying rear triangulated four link. Looks pretty easy actually. Then finally cleaned up the under side as I have a lot of work to do under here.
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Unread 03-13-2012, 11:48 PM   #9191
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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've been running 31" cooper discoverers stt for a year and a half. Off roading as well ad DD. 12k+ miles and I still have over half tread. And they are awesome in mud and snow. Best tire buy I've ever made. Unless its a straight mud rig these tires are all I'll buy from now on. I'll take a pic of the tread thats left tomorrow. I can probably get at least another year out of them.
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Unread 03-14-2012, 12:14 AM   #9192
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i've got over 20k (probably closer to 25) on my 31" maxxis bighorns and they have about 50% left at least. mostly on-road driving but definitely a lot of off-road as well. amazing in mud but not too awesome on ice. siping helped a lot. i love them but i'm curious if with an A/T tire i would get better mileage
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Unread 03-14-2012, 01:05 AM   #9193
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Got it out of my garage. Drove it around the block with the 4" IRO lift. Waiting for some more parts to be delivered, and to get a section of 2.5" pipe for the new high-flow cat and madrel 2.5" exhaust. Can't wait....

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Unread 03-14-2012, 04:28 AM   #9194
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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
The ply count is really only relevant on bias ply tires. Radials have different ratings. The Duratracs come in either C or E rated sidewalls. C rated don't have quite as high of a load rating but they'll flex easier when aired down. E rated are pretty tough tires, but you may or may not get much sidewall flex with them aired down. Either way, they're both above Chrysler specs for the ZJ. I believe we're "supposed" to have B rated sidewalls.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete....jsp?techid=55

That'll tell you everything you need to know about what I'm talking about.
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Unread 03-14-2012, 08:16 AM   #9195
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Got it out of my garage. Drove it around the block with the 4" IRO lift. Waiting for some more parts to be delivered, and to get a section of 2.5" pipe for the new high-flow cat and madrel 2.5" exhaust. Can't wait....
Whats going on with your fender there..? Is that just black paint and rivets?
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