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Unread 01-17-2013, 10:46 AM   #31
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It is! I am looking at running the Goodyear's as Summer tires and picking up a set of Nitto Trail Grapplers (285/70?) for winter and heavy trail use. What do you guys think about running 285s on a V6?

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Unread 01-17-2013, 10:52 AM   #32
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Looks great can't wait to see the inside?
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Unread 01-17-2013, 11:22 AM   #33
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It is! I am looking at running the Goodyear's as Summer tires and picking up a set of Nitto Trail Grapplers (285/70?) for winter and heavy trail use. What do you guys think about running 285s on a V6?
I know that piepenbrook is running 285/70 Destination M/T's on his. I'm pretty sluggish with the 265's and I don't really know if I even need 33's. If you do a lot of rougher wheeling it may be a good investment though.
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Unread 01-17-2013, 03:33 PM   #34
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Inside pictures coming soon! Still muddy from wheeling, and it's been pouring here for over a week straight, so hopefully on the next trip home we'll get it cleaned up! I am looking into the 265 Nittos as well. I would just prefer something a bit wider with some extra bite on the sides. Does anybody know if there are some decent - AFFORDABLE rock rails out there? I've checked out the 4xG and they appear promising; but I don't think I have seen anybody running them here.
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Unread 01-18-2013, 08:01 PM   #35
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im running the 285/70 on my v6 with only a rc bb lift. the jeep definatly takes a minute to pass people. and my milage is not very good. but they work thats for damn sure
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Unread 01-18-2013, 08:06 PM   #36
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Trail Grapplers look great, I loved how mine looked on my Jeep... they are really really heavy though. about 68lbs a piece in the 285/70/17 size. Just be aware of that.
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Unread 01-19-2013, 04:51 PM   #37
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Thanks guys, I will definitely look into doing the hidden winch. Where did you cut the hole for the release lever, Omelet?

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I am looking into the 265 Nittos as well. I would just prefer something a bit wider with some extra bite on the sides. Does anybody know if there are some decent - AFFORDABLE rock rails out there? I've checked out the 4xG and they appear promising; but I don't think I have seen anybody running them here.
Like the guy above said, the Trail Grapplers are a heavy tire. My 295s weigh more than my 35" BFGs! However that being said they are an amazing tire. Just know your power and gas mileage will suffer.

I used to run the 4xG rails then switched to the Steel Armadillo sliders. Having ran both I would choose the SA sliders! That is unless you want some rocker protection but really want them to look factory and don't mind less protection out of a heavier product.
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Unread 01-20-2013, 04:25 PM   #38
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Omelet, that synthetic line looks sick! It's definitely the route I would go. I'm pricing out having the plate welded up, if I provide the steel, what you you guys consider a decent price to have the winch plate welded up?
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Unread 01-20-2013, 07:23 PM   #39
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Omelet, that synthetic line looks sick! It's definitely the route I would go. I'm pricing out having the plate welded up, if I provide the steel, what you you guys consider a decent price to have the winch plate welded up?
I was quoted like $325 I think by a local shop. I ended up just buying the steel from them and doing it myself.
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Unread 01-20-2013, 08:21 PM   #40
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Ya man synthetic is the way to go for sure. There are so many benefits over steel. I'm not sure what a fair price would be for welding as I have never looked into it.
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Unread 01-20-2013, 10:35 PM   #41
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im running the 285/70 on my v6 with only a rc bb lift. the jeep definatly takes a minute to pass people. and my milage is not very good. but they work thats for damn sure
Kennymo what are you getting for mileage?
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Unread 01-21-2013, 06:19 AM   #42
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That wk looks good. White and black is the BEST color combo!
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Unread 01-22-2013, 10:24 AM   #43
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Kennymo what are you getting for mileage?
Anywhere from 12mpg - 14.3mpg im switching back to a 265/70 as soon as they are wore out. Before I put tires on it I was onlu gettinh 16.8mpg which already seemed pretty low
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Unread 01-22-2013, 11:22 AM   #44
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Anywhere from 12mpg - 14.3mpg im switching back to a 265/70 as soon as they are wore out. Before I put tires on it I was onlu gettinh 16.8mpg which already seemed pretty low
Yeah sounds like a good idea. I'm not programmed yet and I'm getting an average of 12 so I'm most definetly going to stay at the 265 size with the V6
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Unread 04-18-2013, 12:26 AM   #45
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Big list of To-Do items soon! Ordered some Hella 500ff, Philips HIR Lights, white paint to do the headlight housings, LED Strips for rock lights/work lights, LED Daytime Running Lights (see Omelet), an aux fuse block, as well as a Aspen Offroad Switch panel, filled with OTRATTW Carling V Tech Switches! Oh, and duplicolor Graphite wheel paint! Can't wait to get to work and take some pics!
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