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Unread 04-08-2013, 09:16 PM   #31
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eh, I think 35" MTZ's are winning out after all. I found a brand new one a guy had as a spare for $125 and two that have 3/4 tread for $150. I'll just keep piecing a set together like this off of CL and forums, I think.

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Unread 04-08-2013, 10:06 PM   #32
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If price is a factor why not get surplus 37's run and groove them
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Unread 04-08-2013, 10:13 PM   #33
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eh.... I think 35's will be fine. Price is always a factor, but even if I go with brand new 35" MTZ's 4 are only going to run me $1k and I really like them.
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Unread 04-08-2013, 10:25 PM   #34
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http://www.trailworthyfab.com/8-Bolt...l-w-TIRES.html

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/axles...1-special.html
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Unread 04-08-2013, 10:44 PM   #35
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Ok, so that would be $750 for just the wheels.... then how much for tires? You think I'm made of money here?
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Unread 04-09-2013, 02:44 AM   #36
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Ok, got a second at work to read more on Trail Worthy Fab's website.... So, with my choices I would need to save up $2409.50 plus shipping. OUCH! They would be badass, but I just don't have that kind of cash to throw down on wheels and tires. I'm looking at keeping my current bullet hole wheels and spending a MAX of $1000 on tires. Maybe some day I'll have the cash to go that route, but that day is not today.


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Unread 04-09-2013, 10:07 AM   #37
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eh, I think 35" MTZ's are winning out after all. I found a brand new one a guy had as a spare for $125 and two that have 3/4 tread for $150. I'll just keep piecing a set together like this off of CL and forums, I think.
$375 is a great deal for three 35's, especially since its the tire you want. I'd jump on them if I was you.
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Unread 04-09-2013, 12:40 PM   #38
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This is true. If I can pick up a few more of other people's spares they're getting rid of I'll be set.
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Unread 04-09-2013, 02:46 PM   #39
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Or even buy another new one. Your still well below your $1k budget. Then you'd have 2 new and 2 at 75%
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Unread 04-09-2013, 04:36 PM   #40
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Well, I actually don't HAVE any money set aside for tires. So, not sure why I'm setting the "budget" at $1k. No matter how much I end up spending I'll have to pull the money out of my *** somehow.
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Unread 04-09-2013, 06:47 PM   #41
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Creepy crawlers or Khumo KL 71 MT's. I have run both, both are good. The KL 71's are surprisingly good.
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Unread 04-09-2013, 06:55 PM   #42
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I would LOVE to pick up some 37" creepies. I would take those in a second if I had the money. Did you run the creepy crawlers on the road or was the XJ a trailer queen? If so, how did they hold up? My worry is that they would wear too quickly. I can't afford to be buying new tires every other year. If I can get 5k street miles and around 20 moderate wheeling trips out of a set of tires I'd be more than happy. That should last me 3-4 years with the amount of time I have to wheel.
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Unread 04-10-2013, 03:38 PM   #43
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I ran them on my F250, they are equivalent to your MTZ's on tread life.
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Unread 04-11-2013, 02:23 AM   #44
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ah crap... looks like I might be getting a few $$'s back from taxes and I'm selling my old rear axle and 33" MTZ's, SOOOOOO...... I might have enough for 37" Creepies after all! Or should I just stick with 35" MTZ's and put the extra money towards something else for the Jeep? With new tires, SYE, rear driveshaft.... what else do I need? Cage? Sliding Ragtop? Other than those I can't really think of anything I want.
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Unread 04-11-2013, 02:24 AM   #45
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Essentially Offroad Cage = $700

Sliding Ragtop = $700

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