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post #61 of 127 Old 09-06-2012, 05:17 PM
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Either is a good tire, Duratrac's have been the more popular from what I have seen on here. I wanted a good tire for a little offroad but still good for highway as I travel statewide for work. Best way to choose, what are your intentions/budget/expectations and find the best; P tire unless you are going big time use LT. I use TireBuyer.com which has good prices with free shipping. The Nitto is a 65k 500AB 113S tire for $150 each @ 265/70/17


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post #62 of 127 Old 09-06-2012, 05:23 PM
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Awesome. Thanks for your help. Will check it out.
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post #63 of 127 Old 09-06-2012, 06:09 PM
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just found a pretty good deal on a 2008 wk 4.7 4wd, decent miles and was wondering if there are ant downfalls the the engine? i have read that there have been issues with the engine block overheating and having to replace after about 40k miles. does anyone have any suggestions or info on this?

thanks guys for the info!
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post #64 of 127 Old 09-28-2012, 09:51 AM
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I would buy a 4.7 with no worries whatsoever. I have an 06' with only 55K on it which is not big deal but I have two friends with 2001 GC's that have the 4.7L. They both have had them for years. One has 140,000 miles with absolutely no problems. The other has 178,000 miles and has never had an issue with the engine. He says that within the last 20,000 miles or so he does burn a little oil between changes. I actually drove it for a few days last week and the motor runs smooth and strong. The friend with the higher mileage has beaten that Jeep for years. He bought it when he was 21 and did plenty of mud/snow and trails with it. He did go through a transmission at 80,000 miles which was his fault. He did not put enough tranny fluid in it when he changed it. He has broken axles a few times due to pushing the limits. Not one ounce of engine problems.
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post #65 of 127 Old 09-28-2012, 09:52 AM
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In addition............... The main reason I bought my Jeep with the 4.7 is because I saw how my friend beat the crap out of his for years and never had an issue.
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post #66 of 127 Old 09-28-2012, 06:49 PM
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Hey guys just wondering if there is any brand of lights that is recommended? I mostly see KC and Hella's, and I am planning on doing the lights behind the grille mod. Just wondering if there are any size restraints so that the lights can fit behind there?

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post #67 of 127 Old 09-30-2012, 08:45 PM
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The 6" hella's work great behind the grill because the housing is relatively shallow compared to other lights. You could probably get away with using the 7" Hella's but I have no idea what it would look like. I think it might cover up too much of the grill for my taste, but to each their own! Other concern would be blocking airflow to the radiator. The Hella's are only 55w which is a bummer, but with upgraded wiring they can handle 100w bulbs.

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post #68 of 127 Old 11-29-2012, 04:28 AM
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Q: What is the biggest tire you can fit without a lift?

A: Without any trimming or bolt cutting, 255/65/17, but you may have some rubbing at full lock(steering wheel turned all the way in one direction) with some tires depending on tread depth and design. The largest 18" tire you can add on the stock 18" rim without a lift is a 265/65-18.. The more aggressive looking the tread, the less clearance you will have. If you are unsure whether a tire will fit, go to a local tire chain(Big-O, Les Schwab, America's/Discount Tire Co, etc) and have them test fit that tire on both front wheels. You can then check the bolt for the Upper Control Arm(UCA), just above and to the inboard side of the front tire. Turn the steering wheel to full lock in each direction and check for the tire rubbing against the wheel well on the edges of the tire.
The first answer of this section needs to be corrected! One is obviously wrong but more than likely both are. It says largest 17" tire size you can run is 30" tall and and largest 18" tire size you can run is 31.5" tall and nearly a half inch wider.
I call total BS, a moderator needs to fix this for those who are new to this site and those who don't know much about metric tire sizes.

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post #69 of 127 Old 12-05-2012, 06:04 AM
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Either is a good tire, Duratrac's have been the more popular from what I have seen on here. I wanted a good tire for a little offroad but still good for highway as I travel statewide for work. Best way to choose, what are your intentions/budget/expectations and find the best; P tire unless you are going big time use LT. I use TireBuyer.com which has good prices with free shipping. The Nitto is a 65k 500AB 113S tire for $150 each @ 265/70/17
DiscountTireDirect actually beats this site along with TireRack..DTD has free shipping and a pretty good set of Rep's if you call with a question. Had them price me a set of tires in stock at the cost of the cheaper ones I wanted but they didn't have in stock.

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post #70 of 127 Old 01-18-2013, 02:37 PM
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Is there a lift/tire and rim size chart avaiable?
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post #71 of 127 Old 01-18-2013, 02:46 PM
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Is there a lift/tire and rim size chart avaiable?
It's on another sticky thread at the top

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post #72 of 127 Old 01-18-2013, 05:32 PM
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I'm not finding it...
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post #73 of 127 Old 01-20-2013, 12:54 PM
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I would leave the bolt alone. $120 for 4 spacers and its more than enough. Mine is getting 265/70/17 Nitto Terras. With the lift/spacers/tire size it is about the same spacing as stock.
where did you get 4 spacers for $120 the only ones i can find is $100 bucks for just 1 pair
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post #74 of 127 Old 01-20-2013, 07:15 PM
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RoughCountry is where i got my 1.5" spacers.

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post #75 of 127 Old 02-28-2013, 01:25 PM
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...back to the ever-present Tire size question, lol.

I assume that other than stock size, any larger sized tire (without a spacer installed) requires the upper control arm bolt to be cut... does anyone have a definitive answer as to what sizes require the bolt to be cut?

Also, what are you guys doing if you ever need to separate the ball joint? how do you remove that nut after the bolt is cut??
Yes, back to the ever-present Tire Size Question:

The first page only talks about either stock height OR tires with a lift. It doesn't give info if you have stock height and have spacers and the pinch weld mod.

Whats the largest r17 tire I can fit with no lift and with spacers and with the Pinch Weld Mod, too?



I think my answer may be the 255/70r17. Thoughts? has anyone gone larger?

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