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post #1351 of 4125 Old 06-25-2013, 10:06 PM
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In this global economy most things are made overseas. If it matters, my MTR's say made in the USA.

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post #1352 of 4125 Old 06-25-2013, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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In this global economy most things are made overseas. If it matters, my MTR's say made in the USA.
If I can I buy American , my thought is that it keeps someone here in a job. I like the new MTRs , but I LOVED the old style makes it hard for me to like the new ones .

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post #1353 of 4125 Old 06-25-2013, 10:20 PM
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If I can I buy American , my thought is that it keeps someone here in a job. I like the new MTRs , but I LOVED the old style makes it hard for me to like the new ones .
The old one's were pretty noisy on the road. The new ones were designed with a supercomputer so that has to mean they are good right?

If you look at the DOT code it will tell you where it is made.

DOT Code Company
BE B.F. Goodrich (Michelin) Tuscaloosa, AL
BF B.F Goodrich (Michelin) Woodburn, IN
AN B.F. Goodrich (Michelin) Opelika, AL
VE/YE/YU/8B Bridgestone/Firestone (Bridgestone) Des Moines, IA
2M/3M Bridgestone/Firestone (Bridgestone) Bloomington, IL
D2/E3/W1/Y7 Bridgestone/Firestone (Bridgestone) Lavergne, TE
2C/4D//5D Bridgestone/Firestone (Bridgestone) Morrison, TE
UP Cooper Finlay, OH
UT Cooper Texarkana, AR
DY Denman, (Penslar Capital) Warren, OH
DA Dunlop (Goodyear) Buffalo N.Y.
(my home town that is always hurting for work!)
JJ/MD/PU Goodyear Gadsden, AL
JN/MJ/PY Goodyear Topeka, KS
JE/MC/PT Goodyear Dansville, VA
JT/MK/TA Goodyear Union City, TN
JP/MP/PL Kelly-Springfield (Goodyear) Tyler, TX
JF/MM/PJ Kelly-Springfield (Goodyear) Fayetteville, NC
CC Yokohama Tire Salem, VA (Good tire) nickname: "Chokeyourmama"
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post #1354 of 4125 Old 06-25-2013, 10:33 PM
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Your Pitbulls are made in the USA , too bad they would shake my teeth out on the trip to the trail The MTZ is a nice looking tire , but they are expensive ! Of course none of the other tires are cheap .Sadly the cheapest is the Grabber and it doesnt have the best reviews .
Yeah, Pitbulls arent the most street friendly tire out there.

MTZs are awesome, but not worth the $60+ they cost above the other MTs on the market. I found mine new for $170 each a couple years back and jumped on them. Definitely would not buy them for retail though.
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post #1355 of 4125 Old 06-26-2013, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah, Pitbulls arent the most street friendly tire out there.

MTZs are awesome, but not worth the $60+ they cost above the other MTs on the market. I found mine new for $170 each a couple years back and jumped on them. Definitely would not buy them for retail though.
I saw you trying to buy spare MTZs over on NC 4x4 , are they for the TJ ? Still searching for tires , should find something out this afternoon when I get the LJ inspected .

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post #1356 of 4125 Old 06-26-2013, 09:45 AM
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A little off topic, but I just noticed your in Eden. I recently started working nearby out of the DOT office Riedsville and am usually working day to day in Madison on site for a bridge replacement. If you see any new plain white f150 with a yellow light on the roof checking out your jeep as you drive by its probably me... or one of the other 8-9 guys that work out of the same office

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I saw you trying to buy spare MTZs over on NC 4x4 , are they for the TJ ?
Negative. If I buy them they will be for the LJ. Would be good tires for cruising around town and hitting the local trails; save the Pitbulls for big trips like Harlan and Windrock. My current MTZs are going on the TJ since they have 80-90% tread. Main reason though is that I could put off buying beadlocks for the Pitbulls directly after the axle swap. Mount the low tread MTZs on some cheapo steelies and deal with them until I can afford some nice beadlocks.
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post #1358 of 4125 Old 06-26-2013, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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A little off topic, but I just noticed your in Eden. I recently started working nearby out of the DOT office Riedsville and am usually working day to day in Madison on site for a bridge replacement. If you see any new plain white f150 with a yellow light on the roof checking out your jeep as you drive by its probably me... or one of the other 8-9 guys that work out of the same office
Are you driving back and forth from Raleigh ? I am headed over to Reidsville today to get the Jeep inspected , feel free to holler at me if you see me and we can talk Jeep .
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Negative. If I buy them they will be for the LJ. Would be good tires for cruising around town and hitting the local trails; save the Pitbulls for big trips like Harlan and Windrock. My current MTZs are going on the TJ since they have 80-90% tread. Main reason though is that I could put off buying beadlocks for the Pitbulls directly after the axle swap. Mount the low tread MTZs on some cheapo steelies and deal with them until I can afford some nice beadlocks.
Gotcha , good beadlocks are a sound investment . With the luck you have had double beadlocks may be in order .

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post #1359 of 4125 Old 06-26-2013, 11:10 AM
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With the luck you have had double beadlocks may be in order .
Do you mean that in a good way or a bad way?
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post #1360 of 4125 Old 06-26-2013, 11:12 AM
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Chapel hill, each day but the company truck came with a gas card so I don't have to buy fuel at least. And ya I'll def flag you down if I see you sometime.
know anywhere cheap to live around the area. I either want super cheap that's at least not gross and is livable just to stay in Mondays - Thursday andjust go home over the weekend or somewhere decent for a bit more

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post #1361 of 4125 Old 06-26-2013, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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Chapel hill, each day but the company truck came with a gas card so I don't have to buy fuel at least. And ya I'll def flag you down if I see you sometime.
know anywhere cheap to live around the area. I either want super cheap that's at least not gross and is livable just to stay in Mondays - Thursday andjust go home over the weekend or somewhere decent for a bit more
Theres a nice little single wide close to me for rent , at least it looks nice from the outside . Its in the country off the major roads , but only two miles from 14 . I can get the number for you if you are interested ?

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post #1362 of 4125 Old 06-28-2013, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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Todays Jeeping
Washed the Jeep and got the top and doors removed early .

The more exciting news is that Jonathon came over and popped a Rubicon locker bypass in for me . Now I can run the lockers in 2wd , and high range . He made it look easy , but I am pretty sure I would have made a mess of it . For the record 12v is teh debil !

And trailer fabbing is back underway with a goal of getting it titled by the end of next week .

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post #1363 of 4125 Old 06-28-2013, 04:00 PM
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And trailer fabbing is back underway with a goal of getting it titled by the end of next week .
Schweet.

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Todays Jeeping
Washed the Jeep and got the top and doors removed early .

The more exciting news is that Jonathon came over and popped a Rubicon locker bypass in for me . Now I can run the lockers in 2wd , and high range . He made it look easy , but I am pretty sure I would have made a mess of it . For the record 12v is teh debil !

And trailer fabbing is back underway with a goal of getting it titled by the end of next week .
Nonsense 12volt is easy.

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post #1365 of 4125 Old 06-29-2013, 06:04 AM Thread Starter
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Schweet.
Shocker isnt it ? The paperwork with the DMV is submitted , just need to get it road ready and to the State Highway Patrol for the final inspection .
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Nonsense 12volt is easy.
Its easy for you , and I thought it was easy to until I roasted my old VW cabriolet years ago .

Todays Jeeping
Off on a parts run to pick up and drop off stuff along the way . And we are going to go through Seagrove to check out the clay pots along the way .

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