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post #2986 of 4125 Old 03-20-2014, 05:19 AM Thread Starter
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Hey G are you going with the Gen I or Gen II Truck Lites?

I honestly like the looks of the Gen I's but the Gen II's have a brighter, wider light.
It doesnt say which generation it is on Northridge's website ?

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I am going to run MTR/K despite the weight. I am still undecided between Savvy 3" and MC 3.5". Luckily, I have plenty of time to have my decision influenced!
If you look at Kyle Craigs thread you can see the size difference between the MTR's and the BFG's . I like the MTR's but I went with the BFG's because of price and availability .


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It doesnt say which generation it is on Northridge's website ?

If you look at Kyle Craigs thread you can see the size difference between the MTR's and the BFG's . I like the MTR's but I went with the BFG's because of price and availability .


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New MTR/k 37" vs old MTR 37". Huge difference with the new tires. Measure a true 37" unloaded. I put my new tires next to my buddies BFG 40" red label crawlers and they are almost the same size.
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post #2988 of 4125 Old 03-20-2014, 07:48 AM
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It doesnt say which generation it is on Northridge's website ?
Those are the Gen II's.

I don't know if this forum will let me cross reference a different thread but here goes...

http://project-jk.com/jeep-jk-news/t...ht-test-review

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G, you should have a package waiting for you

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post #2990 of 4125 Old 03-20-2014, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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New MTR/k 37" vs old MTR 37". Huge difference with the new tires. Measure a true 37" unloaded. I put my new tires next to my buddies BFG 40" red label crawlers and they are almost the same size.
The MTR's seem to consistently run larger . Dont ask Nate about his undersized BFG's .
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Those are the Gen II's.

I don't know if this forum will let me cross reference a different thread but here goes...

http://project-jk.com/jeep-jk-news/t...ht-test-review
Thats a good read , and as far as I can tell the gen II's will be just fine for me . I will post up before and after pics once I get home .
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Greg I have 2 sets of MTR's and those fancy KM2's, MTR is a better tire for average wheelin. You like to go nuts then there is better stuff out there for 35's or 37's I really like the procomp Extreme Xt's or whatever they are called. The run big just like the MTR's really nice soft rubber compound and tough thick sidewalls. MTR's are seriously lacking in the sidewall department, also they love sprining leaks in the siping where the shoulder meets the thread that area is very thin. Overall not a poor choice, especially price wise. But not the best choice either. There are better tires out there

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....... MTR's are seriously lacking in the sidewall department, also they love sprining leaks in the siping where the shoulder meets the thread that area is very thin. Overall not a poor choice, especially price wise. But not the best choice either. There are better tires out there
Great review. I have experienced both of these issues with my first set but dont want to just jump into another tire due to how well they wear and wheel in my area.

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Greg I have 2 sets of MTR's and those fancy KM2's, MTR is a better tire for average wheelin. You like to go nuts then there is better stuff out there for 35's or 37's I really like the procomp Extreme Xt's or whatever they are called. The run big just like the MTR's really nice soft rubber compound and tough thick sidewalls. MTR's are seriously lacking in the sidewall department, also they love sprining leaks in the siping where the shoulder meets the thread that area is very thin. Overall not a poor choice, especially price wise. But not the best choice either. There are better tires out there
I am really hoping that I get a set of Pro-Comp MT2's as my next set of tires. I like the MTR/K's a lot and if I can't get a deal on the MT2's, I'll likely run another set.

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Greg I have 2 sets of MTR's and those fancy KM2's, MTR is a better tire for average wheelin. You like to go nuts then there is better stuff out there for 35's or 37's I really like the procomp Extreme Xt's or whatever they are called. The run big just like the MTR's really nice soft rubber compound and tough thick sidewalls. MTR's are seriously lacking in the sidewall department, also they love sprining leaks in the siping where the shoulder meets the thread that area is very thin. Overall not a poor choice, especially price wise. But not the best choice either. There are better tires out there
I would love to run a softer more pliable tire , but I would waste a lot of that goodness on I 40 and I 70 . I may be going to new tires sooner than later so I suppose its time to start looking again ... it never ends .
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Great review. I have experienced both of these issues with my first set but dont want to just jump into another tire due to how well they wear and wheel in my area.
I like the BFG's so far , but they have gotten an odd wobble to them now until they warm up . Almost like a bias ply would do .
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I am really hoping that I get a set of Pro-Comp MT2's as my next set of tires. I like the MTR/K's a lot and if I can't get a deal on the MT2's, I'll likely run another set.
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Back to normal .

Trees everywhere .

It was late when I got back to the cabin side of the lake tonight .

I have some honey do's to take care of next week when I get home and then I will be working on the outboarding / steering flip / brown dogs / bumpstop project .

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You guys are having all the fun and I've been sitting around for a couple months now..... That needs to change soon! Looking forward to your future projects though!
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I would love to run a softer more pliable tire , but I would waste a lot of that goodness on I 40 and I 70 . I may be going to new tires sooner than later so I suppose its time to start looking again ... it never ends . I like the BFG's so far , but they have gotten an odd wobble to them now until they warm up . Almost like a bias ply would do . What no Arturo trail blades ? Back to normal . Trees everywhere . It was late when I got back to the cabin side of the lake tonight . I have some honey do's to take care of next week when I get home and then I will be working on the outboarding / steering flip / brown dogs / bumpstop project .
Hood decals look great.
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Hood decals look great.
The drivers side came out perfect , but the passenger side is bugging me . I will post a picture of it this afternoon and see if it bugs y'all ...

On another note the pinions are both back to marking their territory . Not sure if the JK gears are building pressure or the seals just aren't meant to be in a TJ . I wonder if any of the other Jana K4 swaps have similar issues with their pinions weeping .

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The drivers side came out perfect , but the passenger side is bugging me . I will post a picture of it this afternoon and see if it bugs y'all ...

On another note the pinions are both back to marking their territory . Not sure if the JK gears are building pressure or the seals just aren't meant to be in a TJ . I wonder if any of the other Jana K4 swaps have similar issues with their pinions weeping .
Try to find Timken seals, a lot of the aftermarket cheap seals ain't worth a damn. If the yokes have no grooves then a good seal should seal properly.
Gears don't build pressure in the housing.

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Try to find Timken seals, a lot of the aftermarket cheap seals ain't worth a damn. If the yokes have no grooves then a good seal should seal properly.
Gears don't build pressure in the housing.
This will be the third round of seals , and there are no grooves on the yokes. The last seals were a grab bag sent by the company that was considering offering a kit . I think after this experience they are going to skip the JK gear swaps into TJs .

I will make sure Timkens go in this time as I am tired of dealing with the leaks .

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This will be the third round of seals , and there are no grooves on the yokes. The last seals were a grab bag sent by the company that was considering offering a kit . I think after this experience they are going to skip the JK gear swaps into TJs .

I will make sure Timkens go in this time as I am tired of dealing with the leaks .
Greg reason I say this is that a lot of the seals that come in install kits are cheap junk. Ihave had problems with those after gear installs I did compared them to 30 dollar timken seals, big difference in the quality of the rubber lip and the strength of the garter spring

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