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Unread 05-02-2013, 08:20 PM   #181
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Here is something to think about, post from another forum

Well right now you can get 35" MTR's at under 200.00 apiece. So you can't beat that.

I went to The Tire Guy and they gave me a price of 232.00. And goodyear has a rebate going on of 160.00 with on interest for 6 months. He also said he would give me the same price as anyone online. So I said I will be back.
I saw that post on MJR. I'm still unsure about the MTR's road life though.

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Let me just BLOW your mind here.... The Rough country skid I run is 1/4 thick, comes with the tranny mount adaptor, is 2" deep, well under $300 and is serving me just fine and dandy. It seems a little smaller than most other skids as far as total surface area, but this skid along with an oil pan skid....... done deal.
Yea I think I'm being too picky. It's not like I wheel the hammers so hanging down 1" more then the Savvy skid will probably work for me. A plus side to not having such a high tuck is my pinion angle won't be so extreme either.

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Unread 05-02-2013, 08:40 PM   #182
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I saw that post on MJR. I'm still unsure about the MTR's road life though.



Yea I think I'm being too picky. It's not like I wheel the hammers so hanging down 1" more then the Savvy skid will probably work for me. A plus side to not having such a high tuck is my pinion angle won't be so extreme either.
The pinion angle isn't as big a deal as the angle on the cv joint on your drive shaft

For mtr road miles and general behavior pm Curtis or Mike on MJR, they both ran quite a bit of miles on the MTR's
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Unread 05-02-2013, 11:45 PM   #183
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I saw that post on MJR. I'm still unsure about the MTR's road life though.
I daily drive my 33" MTR's and can tell you they wear very well
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Unread 05-03-2013, 09:23 PM   #184
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Some hardcore fabramicating goin on today. Since I tore up the stock license plate bracket at Cougar Buttes last time I decided to make my own relocator for the spare tire. All the ones I could find were $60+. I built this for $8. I had some slick license plate LEDs laying around too.



Full race.


Also I ordered the Rokmen skid setup. Yea I know it's not the flattest, but it will do the job for me just fine and it will be a simple install. The guys at Rokmen were helpful as usual and the T-case skid shipped a couple hours after I ordered it. . Engine skid is on backorder but at least now I can order my driveshaft and get rolling again.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 09:26 PM   #185
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The license plate bracket looks great
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Unread 05-04-2013, 04:46 AM   #186
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Good to hear Rokmen took care of you!
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Unread 05-04-2013, 06:23 PM   #187
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The license plate bracket looks great
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Good to hear Rokmen took care of you!
Just can't wait to get back on the road!


Front chromos and axle tube seals installed. Pretty straight forward. Getting the splines to seat all the way was a bit tough though compared to the stockers.





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Unread 05-04-2013, 08:46 PM   #188
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Nice ! Were you able to get the axle shafts to seat by hand ?
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Unread 05-04-2013, 09:07 PM   #189
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Nice ! Were you able to get the axle shafts to seat by hand ?
After some finagling yep.
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Unread 05-07-2013, 08:12 PM   #190
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Well, I decided to get the MTR's!

These things are huge for a 35. There was a set of BFG 35's at the tire shop and the MTR absolutely dwarfed it. I was surprised at how light they were too. These 35's weigh about the same as my old Coopers and Moab wheels. The tire guy said "These are going to go on one bad *** Jeep huh?"

I really like the look of the old school wheels. So much better then black. Don't worry, centercaps are on the way.











Wheeling is getting closer and closer...

To do:
Install TT
Order and install driveshaft
Center axle in wheelwell and set pinion angle
Get exhaust redone

After that, I'm going to get some rear chromos and maybe a Speedohealer. No mods for a couple months after that! Just wheelin!
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Unread 05-07-2013, 08:22 PM   #191
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Unread 05-07-2013, 08:25 PM   #192
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Come to Moab!
I wish I could!! I'm hoping I can make it next year .
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Unread 05-07-2013, 08:49 PM   #193
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Man I hated those wheels back when everyone had them , but now that you dont see them they look good on your rig .
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Unread 05-07-2013, 08:59 PM   #194
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Man I hated those wheels back when everyone had them , but now that you dont see them they look good on your rig .
I was going to get Soft 8's for cheapness, but I found these cheaper. So glad I did. They do look nice and I don't really see them around anymore. I don't see myself getting rid of them unless I win some free Racelines.
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Unread 05-08-2013, 09:53 AM   #195
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what happened to your stock moabs? No offense but I like those better
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