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Unread 05-04-2012, 12:58 PM   #16
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My experience is the complete opposite of WJ04 in both my WJ and my old XJ. Some get lucky and have a very mild mannered lunchbox style locker, I suppose.

My Aussie was Aussesome...my new Spartan is nosier...blah

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Unread 05-06-2012, 10:19 AM   #17
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ok, well reading through all your posts, and i appreciate all of your opinions, i think ill agree and get rid of my highway tires and get a nice a/t or m/t tire and then go take it out and see how it does on trails, also i might be helping my buddy do some hauling at his house and he has an xj with highway tires he can barely make it up into his property with real steep hills and ruts, so i think ill get a nice good set of tires and some skid plates and then see what happens, but i have the rusty's 2.5" lift, any suggestions on tires or size that i should run? also im getting 1.5" spacers and havent decided about going to 17's or not, so a good tire size in both the 16 or 17 would me much appreciated
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Unread 05-06-2012, 02:52 PM   #18
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also remember to check some lockers like spartan and Eatons electric lockers because they forget to mention that when they're not engaged you have an open diff while others will give you on demand locking capabilities and still can have limited slip diffs when its not engaged.
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Unread 05-06-2012, 07:45 PM   #19
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There is a tire and lift chart in FAQ it is very good and the tires sizes work when flexed.
I think all jeeps should come with AT as standard after all why have a 4x4 and handicap it with car tires. Pick a AT with M+S on sidewall.
I love my coopers ATs Fanatic grip ! There is plenty of other brands too that are just as good if not better.
Hope you discover as I did tires make the biggest difference off road
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ok, well reading through all your posts, and i appreciate all of your opinions, i think ill agree and get rid of my highway tires and get a nice a/t or m/t tire and then go take it out and see how it does on trails, also i might be helping my buddy do some hauling at his house and he has an xj with highway tires he can barely make it up into his property with real steep hills and ruts, so i think ill get a nice good set of tires and some skid plates and then see what happens, but i have the rusty's 2.5" lift, any suggestions on tires or size that i should run? also im getting 1.5" spacers and havent decided about going to 17's or not, so a good tire size in both the 16 or 17 would me much appreciated
I've never had a better all-around tire than the General Grabber AT2 that I ran.
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Unread 05-06-2012, 08:32 PM   #21
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yea aaron thats what you were telling me the other day, im just trying to figure out what i want, if i want to get a set of jk or wk 17" wheels or just keep my 16's but if im gonna help my buddy this summer at his place i need something that can get me up some kinda narly dirt roads that he bottomed out his 3" lifted xj the other day so i definitely dont want to get stuck and i would assume my options would be more in a 17" plus those generals are cheaper than a cooper stt's
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yea aaron thats what you were telling me the other day, im just trying to figure out what i want, if i want to get a set of jk or wk 17" wheels or just keep my 16's but if im gonna help my buddy this summer at his place i need something that can get me up some kinda narly dirt roads that he bottomed out his 3" lifted xj the other day so i definitely dont want to get stuck and i would assume my options would be more in a 17" plus those generals are cheaper than a cooper stt's
Is this place around here? I'd love to check it out.


Once I wear down these KM M/Ts, if this thing still sees a lot of road, I'll for sure be going back to the AT2s.
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its just my buddy's property like his personal property im not going there to wheel really, mainly just help him up there, but it leads me to a question, what kind of skid protection can i get? i know theres a transfer case plate that rustys offers, but im looking for best protection for the best price...
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I'm going for this:

http://www.ironrockoffroad.com/Merch...egory_Code=PFW

or something custom by somebody local.
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yea i saw that, but for $200 its out of my budget range, rustys has it for like $110 but im wondering if S&S can get me something cheaper, i mean i dont do much off road but i cant afford to rip something out
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Unread 05-07-2012, 10:42 AM   #26
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The Mopar transfer case skid is actually a nice little skid for the money. If light wheeling is all you intend, it will serve you well. Plus, it is cheap and you can find used ones rather easily for even less.
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now is the transfer case the only skid plate that i can get?
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