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Unread 07-09-2008, 03:21 PM   #46
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Hi Bman, I just have my Cooper´s 33x12,5R15 too. They look huge compared with the 31´BFG AT´s. I mounted them on black cragar´s soft 8. They claim 4" of backspacing. I could seriously rub on the sway bar at maximum turn when compressing off-road. I have 1,25´wheel spacers to avoid that but they would make my Jeep look so wide and would have to use like 8,5" fender flares to try to cover those huge tyres. Are you rubbing the swaybar too? disconnected or connected? I would like to learn form your experience. Thank you.
No rubbing here, but I have an extra 3/4" of backspacing. It's never been close either.

You say your are rubbing on the sway bar. Is that connected or discoed?

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Unread 07-10-2008, 03:46 AM   #47
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No rubbing here, but I have an extra 3/4" of backspacing. It's never been close either.

You say your are rubbing on the sway bar. Is that connected or discoed?
I have not tried yet off-road but without 1,25" wheel spacers rubbing the sway bar on maximum turn and flex is 100% sure. There is only about less than 1/2 inch gap. I do not have the quicker disco´s yet and if I use the wheel spacers I definitely cannot go legal here. Too wide. I will be dissappointed ($$$) if I have to think of a new suspension system 4" as this does not seem to be enough?

What do you mean you have 3/4" extra BS? Do you use wheel spacers too? Your rims claim 3,25BS and mine 4". sorry I do not get it.
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Unread 07-10-2008, 11:49 AM   #48
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I have not tried yet off-road but without 1,25" wheel spacers rubbing the sway bar on maximum turn and flex is 100% sure. There is only about less than 1/2 inch gap. I do not have the quicker disco´s yet and if I use the wheel spacers I definitely cannot go legal here. Too wide. I will be dissappointed ($$$) if I have to think of a new suspension system 4" as this does not seem to be enough?

What do you mean you have 3/4" extra BS? Do you use wheel spacers too? Your rims claim 3,25BS and mine 4". sorry I do not get it.
I sent you a PM.

But also to add, I always disconnect offroad so there's nothing to rub and the suspension can fully cycle. It makes the ride a lot better and the jeep much more stable.

I'm surprised that you could rub your stock swaybars offroad though. If you're only rubbing them at full turn during a bit of slow rock crawling, I woulnd't worry about it. On road would be more of a concern.

What I would try if I were you, is take a wrench with you and disconnect the stock swaybar with a hammer and see if it's a problem. And if you could post up pictures or describe where the stock swaybars are rubbing, that would be good too.

Honestly though, rubbing is only a huge concern is there's enough pressure to either bind the suspension or break something. On road, rubbing can be an issue. Before adding my adj. trackbar, my stock tires rubber the inner sidewall on the frame. It didn't take long to notice. Imagine what would have happened if I let the sidewall of the tire continually wear away as it spun.

So, it really depends on what's going on and how severe it is. A little rubbing in some situations isn't worth worrying about.
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Unread 03-18-2009, 09:19 PM   #49
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Ok guys, time for new tires! These tires have served me well and I will get more. However, I was thinking size. I currently have 12.50s on 15x10 rims. Would 11.50s be as good with less tire on pavement? Anyone have profile pics?
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Unread 05-01-2009, 05:12 PM   #50
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According to this pics date, it was 22 June 06

Well, I decided to purchase new tires for my CJ and hold off on the TJ for now.

32 x 11.50 x 15

Man, what a ride, much better than the 35's that were on it.

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Unread 05-02-2009, 06:15 AM   #51
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I have a set on my truck and love them. They ride good, the noise level is not bad and are great offroad. I will be buying another set for sure.
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Unread 08-18-2013, 12:25 PM   #52
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About 45,000 miles on this set, time for some more. In my original post, back in 08, I paid what? $675? Now they want Almost $1,000....grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr r
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Unread 08-20-2013, 01:43 PM   #53
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The MTRs do very well on pavement and offroad, but even the C-rated ones have incredibly stiff sidewalls. I am running them at 24 PSI, and 10 PSI offroad. May be looking at something a bit less stiff...like the STTs or KM2s next time. I just hope their sidewalls are decently tough.
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Unread 08-21-2013, 12:21 PM   #54
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About 45,000 miles on this set, time for some more. In my original post, back in 08, I paid what? $675? Now they want Almost $1,000....grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr r
Hey, Cooper Inc. has to pony up to cover their employees for Obama-care!!

Seriously, glad to see the tires lasted five years w/45k miles but shocked too by the jump in prices!

BTW, your CJ is gorgeous dude.
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Unread 08-22-2013, 08:49 PM   #55
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The STT came out in late 2003 or early 2004. I bought a set of 285/70-17s in late 2004 so I was literally the first person in my area to have them. I paid $850 for the set back then. The price hasn't gone up at all in 10 years around here. It's still a great tire for the money.
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Unread 08-26-2013, 09:27 PM   #56
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All tire prices go up being our imported oil prices go up for almost any reason . Shame we can't produce enough of our own to tell the foreigners what they can do with there's
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All tire prices go up being our imported oil prices go up for almost any reason . Shame we can't produce enough of our own to tell the foreigners what they can do with there's
Producing enough oil is not the problem. The oil companies could easily produce enough. The problem is the government not wanting to. Obama wouldn't even sign off on an oil pipeline to transport the oil. So we are left with slow, old train cars to move the oil instead of a nice fast pipeline. Then of course their is the fact that there are not enough refineries and the gov won't allow more to be built, and of course there is the fact that they don't want anyone to drill for oil. Not that I think oil companies should have free reign either though.

So in the end its not a matter of oil production, but a matter of politics. But yeah, a big reason for all prices increase is the cost of oil. Its used in everything from making fertilizers to grow the crops for food to the tires we drive.
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Producing enough oil is not the problem. The oil companies could easily produce enough. The problem is the government not wanting to. Obama wouldn't even sign off on an oil pipeline to transport the oil. So we are left with slow, old train cars to move the oil instead of a nice fast pipeline. Then of course their is the fact that there are not enough refineries and the gov won't allow more to be built, and of course there is the fact that they don't want anyone to drill for oil. Not that I think oil companies should have free reign either though.

So in the end its not a matter of oil production, but a matter of politics. But yeah, a big reason for all prices increase is the cost of oil. Its used in everything from making fertilizers to grow the crops for food to the tires we drive.
Either way when you are all said and done and the song and dance is over..... the short version remains " we cant produce the oil " For what ever interpretation of "CAN'T " each one of us chooses.
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