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post #121 of 2397 Old 09-21-2011, 07:58 PM
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I got the spare mounted, it fits in the compartment but the lid doesnt close all the way.







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post #122 of 2397 Old 09-22-2011, 01:45 AM
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Looks very nice. How did you get the lights wired up?

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Looks very nice. How did you get the lights wired up?
I still need to get them wired, I'm going to leave that up to the professionals. I'll let you know how it comes out.
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Looks nice...are you planing on leaving the spare with the floor sticking up?
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post #125 of 2397 Old 09-28-2011, 12:36 AM
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Looks nice...are you planing on leaving the spare with the floor sticking up?

Thank you. I found a spare tire mount that attaches to the receiver. I'll post some pics after I install it this weekend.
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post #126 of 2397 Old 10-05-2011, 09:21 PM
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Also interested in the costs with the tires and rims? Can you give a ball park idea? Would like to do the same! Any thoughts on level kit or the ONLY lift avail. Right now from Rocky Road?
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post #127 of 2397 Old 10-06-2011, 10:32 AM
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Also interested in the costs with the tires and rims? Can you give a ball park idea? Would like to do the same! Any thoughts on level kit or the ONLY lift avail. Right now from Rocky Road?
For all five tires and wheels it was about $2500 out the door. I'm not sure on the lift, I have the Quadra Lift system so there are no options for that I dont believe, but the set up I have doesnt need one.
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post #128 of 2397 Old 10-10-2011, 06:47 PM
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No one has mentioned the Mickey Thompson Baja STZ tires, has anyone tried or know anything about these new tires??
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post #129 of 2397 Old 10-13-2011, 06:12 AM
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Hi guys I'm newbie on this forum and in off-road at all.
I just got a first Jeep and had couple of trips with it to the desert - as this is most common in the place I live.

I got stuck few times, mostly due to lack of experience , however I believe changing a tire/rim combination might improve sand/desert capability of the car.

Although I like above presented solutions, I was thinking about fixing smaller rims -16'' (presently stock 18''), so i get even greater footprint on the send when deflated. Also was considering if installing steel rims would not be a good idea as I believe it is harder to loose tire.
For that planning to buy 275/70/R16 (maybe 275/75/R16 but those seem to be too high).

I'm really curious about your opinion ... any serious cons ??
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post #130 of 2397 Old 10-13-2011, 07:54 AM
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Well first thing is what is your engine? If you have the Hemi the smallest wheel that will clear the brakes is the 18 inch. If you have the pentastar I believe the smallest you can do is a 17 inch. I maybe mistaken on the 17 inch but if you have the hemi due to the HD brakes anything under 18 will not fit.

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post #131 of 2397 Old 10-13-2011, 08:31 AM
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It is V6 Pentastar ...
16s will likely not clear the calipers as 17s are the smallest that supposedly fit the v6 and 18s the smallest that fit the v8 so unless you want to grind down your stock calipers the 16s will not fit.
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post #132 of 2397 Old 10-13-2011, 08:56 AM
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cheers guys,

so I have to check what is available with size 275/70/17 (or maybe even 275/65/17), (after all I read here I guess 275/75 /17 will not fit)..
If you could only comment also is steel rims are good idea or not ?
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cheers guys,

so I have to check what is available with size 275/70/17 (or maybe even 275/65/17), (after all I read here I guess 275/75 /17 will not fit)..
If you could only comment also is steel rims are good idea or not ?
275/70/17 (~32.2" tall) might fit but it might rub depending on the tires actual specs. 275/65/17 (~31.1" tall) should fit easily with no rub unless you are trying to run a 17x10 wheel with it.
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275/70/17 (~32.2" tall) might fit but it might rub depending on the tires actual specs. 275/65/17 (~31.1" tall) should fit easily with no rub unless you are trying to run a 17x10 wheel with it.
thank you very much for all comments - really appreciate it

Now need to check what is available here in terms of rims and tire in this size.
Maybe I'll have to order in states ...

Also was wondering if any of you guys had experience inner bead locks like those for example: http://www.innerairlock.com/beadlocks/

they seem to be a good solution (not cheap though) as it would allow to deflate down to 10 PSI even - this is very helpfull on very loose sands, which can happen really out of the sudden here (learned it hard way )
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thank you very much for all comments - really appreciate it

Now need to check what is available here in terms of rims and tire in this size.
Maybe I'll have to order in states ...

Also was wondering if any of you guys had experience inner bead locks like those for example: http://www.innerairlock.com/beadlocks/

they seem to be a good solution (not cheap though) as it would allow to deflate down to 10 PSI even - this is very helpfull on very loose sands, which can happen really out of the sudden here (learned it hard way )
Yeah I have some sand but nothing like you have. My Jeep has no issues crawling the sandy (and some nasty slick clay) trails behind my house with the tires fully aired up to 36 psi and I have 265/50/20s so I have 1" less sidwall on each par of my tires. I will be running 275/55/20 tires eventually or I might go down to 18s and run 275/65/18s. I have not seen inner beadlocks but if that works than it would be a good mod to have.
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