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post #1 of 12 Old 05-28-2014, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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Finally! New tires mounted and balanced

I can't do much of a review yet, since I just got them mounted today, but I love them so far!

32x11.5r15 Kenda Klever MT.
They were $588 delivered for the set.

Certainly an upgrade from the old mismatched tires that were on it!

Little big for the stock suspension. But it'll work well enough until I can do new OME springs.

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post #2 of 12 Old 05-28-2014, 03:32 PM
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what size wheels do you have them on?
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post #3 of 12 Old 05-28-2014, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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15"

They're actually some old Cragar 330s that I painted black.

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post #4 of 12 Old 05-28-2014, 06:23 PM
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Looks like you have a bent leaf spring on the drivers front......might want to take care of that before something bad happens.

Oh, and tires look good too!

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post #5 of 12 Old 05-28-2014, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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Looks like you have a bent leaf spring on the drivers front......might want to take care of that before something bad happens.

Oh, and tires look good too!
Yeah, it's a little twisted.... So is the passenger side.
It's been like that for years, so hopefully it'll hold together another year or so before I replace them all.

The old tires were about 15 years old, so I figured that was a higher priority!
I'd hate to experience a 70mph blowout in a swb Jeep...

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post #6 of 12 Old 05-28-2014, 07:30 PM
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I was asking the width of the rim?
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post #7 of 12 Old 05-28-2014, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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I was asking the width of the rim?
Ah. They're 8" wide


3.75 backspacing and 1.5" wheel spacers

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post #8 of 12 Old 05-29-2014, 09:40 AM
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Those look pretty good. Be interested in hearing how well they do off road. I have some Kenda ATV tires (Executioners) that I really like. They're heavy as heck so they rob some power, but they pull great as long as there's a bottom.

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post #9 of 12 Old 06-05-2014, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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So far I'm VERY impressed!
I finally got a chance to try them out today. The tread is DEEP, and they chew through sand and mud like it isn't even there.
I've had to air them up a little higher than I expected. I started at 28 and they just wondered all over the road. But, they're at 35 now and seem to be tracking much better.
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post #10 of 12 Old 12-20-2014, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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6 months later and I'm still happy.
Not much wear showing, and they've pulled me through some nasty muck off road.

I'm still bouncing (and fender rubbing) along on the old stock suspension, but I should be able to change that in the not too distant future.

I've got a seasonal job as a UPS Driver's helper, and if I get any days in after Christmas, I should have just enough for the OME springs I've been drooling over for at least a year now.

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post #11 of 12 Old 12-21-2014, 07:30 AM
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Looks great!

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post #12 of 12 Old 12-21-2014, 03:52 PM
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Looks really good

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