That's a lot of miles. The engine has never been rebuilt? I'd say that those temps are a bit warmer than I'd like to see on even a 4.0, let alone an aluminum engine. I wonder why the radiator is so seemingly cheep...
They should've included a new radiator cap. People underestimate the importance of that. I got a new rad cap recently after I couldn't understand my Jeep running warm, and so far it hasn't warmed up like it had been. I haven't had a chance for a long road trip to see if it'll slow rise like it did before though.
The PO let it run low on oil and spun the #8 rod bearing at 192k. That's how I got a free Jeep. (PO was my boss) We rebuilt the engine in September 09, and in the 23 months I've owned it, I've put 46,000 miles on it.
I put some new (used) smaller tires on it today. Needed something other than M/Ts for the 900 mile trip we're taking in a couple weeks. Hankook Dynapro A/Tm 245/70/17. Will post pics when I get them uploaded to photobucket.
They're pretty bad-*** for $50/tire. The worn out M/Ts were, well, worn out. Too much noise and I have a long interstate trip coming up. I spun out on wet pavement the other day, and decided it was finally time. I want to run M/Ts, but decided to get these to get me through until the spring. They're the right size as well, so I'm hoping to see some improvement in fuel mileage.
Once she's a little taller, I may run mAll-Terrains on the JK wheels, and get some mud terrains put on my factory 16" Silverblades, and just swap them out the night before a wheelin' trip. Sure would make tires last longer. (I drive about 35,000 miles a year)
damn, sorry to hear such negitive experience
i ran those tires back when i was stock. loved them. here in maine winter/snowny conditions were great. offroad, they were excellent for an AT tire. by no means were they an MT but heck those sidelugs are damn near meaty for an AT.
For $200 i would have jumped on them too! I bought mine brand new from discount tire i believe 5 shipped was $450 ish for 245/75/16 (on sale) petersons offroad magazine had rated these tires higher than BFG AT's but tied for first place with falken wildpeak AT. the falkens did better in mud with their testing. and the hankooks were better when aried down and on sand.
But that really sucks about getting tires that have that prob, now your going to hate them and turn people away from them from now on. as ^^MYGrandcheroke said i have heard of that. however i dont see that both rear tires doing the same wear patterns. i really feel retarted even asking someone like you Narnwv...but are you properly inflated? jw what psi are you running?
when i had mine for normal street driving i was running 50psi. some may think a little high but i got best mpg's at 50psi
Oh. Im not saying the tires are bad or the guy sold.bad tires. Hey when its in.your $$ get them. But.in some cases I have.seen.tires.do.that.
Now if the.jeep is bad that could be it to. It Can be a million things I just put out one that I have.seen once. Now for.both tires.doing it that could.be weird. I notice my.wj.wears fronts faster than backs and I do my own alingment at work.
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