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Unread 09-03-2010, 01:58 PM   #46
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Got 'em mounted on Thursday and so far I freakin love them.

First off I can't believe how quiet they are; right now they're no louder than a normal light truck AT. Secondly, my front end shimmy has gone away (for now) since immediately after they were installed. And lastly, the Jeep rides a lot smoother with these tires than it did with the MTZ's. I'm sure a lot of the above has to do with the fact that they're brand new but still, its a world of difference.

These tires were slightly bigger than my MTZ's so the Rubi rails & pinch seems were getting a bit close for comfort so I ended up trimming them just to be safe.

Decided to mount with whitewall inside this time. Few pics:













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Unread 09-03-2010, 02:30 PM   #47
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Pit Bulls is what I want next!!!!!
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Unread 09-04-2010, 03:17 AM   #48
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Nice, DeepSky; go get them dirty.
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Unread 09-04-2010, 09:44 AM   #49
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I have them on my TJ.

You will not be disappointed.
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Unread 09-17-2010, 09:56 AM   #50
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Awesome look it even convinced me to give it a try but I need some advice before. On the treadepot website they list 3 different options for the 33" :
33-1250R15LT, 33-1250R17LT, 33-1250R20LT ?
I want to get the 15' soft eight wheels to go with these tires.
My question is will the 15" wheels work out good with the first option of tires or do you think that the I should go with the 17" wheels from soft eight and the 17lt tire.
As you guys can see this is only my 2nd post and I don't know much about this stuff at all.
Any help will be appreciated.
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Unread 09-17-2010, 10:53 AM   #51
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I was trying to be funny. Guess I failed.
Nah, I laughed... and would like to add that those tires should probably all match...
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Unread 09-17-2010, 10:55 AM   #52
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You might also want to consider BFG KM2's
But as for the 3 you have there, I would choose the Dick Depek Mud Country tires.
That chart you have looks like it came from a website, did it? And what websites(s) did you find these tires off of? I've been looking for a good tire website.
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Unread 09-17-2010, 12:29 PM   #53
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I want to get the 15' soft eight wheels to go with these tires.
My question is will the 15" wheels work out good with the first option of tires
Thanks,
Rob
I think the Soft 8 15s have like 3.5" of backspacing and fit.
You might want to check that in a separate thread with somebody that runs them though.
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Unread 09-17-2010, 12:32 PM   #54
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No reason other than I wanted to try a tire that 75% of people weren't running.
There's a reason 75% of people are running them. They are top notch on the road, rocks and mud. They will last awhile too.
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Unread 09-17-2010, 12:36 PM   #55
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I think the majority of Cragar steel wheels that guys on here are running 3.75" back spacing for the 15"s. I might be wrong but it seems like most are in that ballpark. That's what mine are.
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Unread 09-17-2010, 12:42 PM   #56
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You might also want to consider BFG KM2's
But as for the 3 you have there, I would choose the Dick Depek Mud Country tires.
That chart you have looks like it came from a website, did it? And what websites(s) did you find these tires off of? I've been looking for a good tire website.
I already went with the Cooopers :P But that chart was actually a screenshot of a spreadsheet I had put together using information from the following websites:

Off Road Tire Guide for Mud and All Terrain Tires - Offroaders.com

Tire Rack - Your performance experts for tires and wheels

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There's a reason 75% of people are running them. They are top notch on the road, rocks and mud. They will last awhile too.
I realize this, same goes for the MTZs, both great tires but I wanted something a bit different. Plus the Coopers were cheaper and I needed to stay under $1500 for a full set installed and balanced out the door.
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Unread 09-17-2010, 01:42 PM   #57
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I think the majority of Cragar steel wheels that guys on here are running 3.75" back spacing for the 15"s. I might be wrong but it seems like most are in that ballpark. That's what mine are.
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Ok I kinda have an idea what backspacing is.My question is, is 3.75 " backspacing bad ? What would be the problem be with that ? If I get a 1.5" spacer wouldn't that fix the problem ?
If anybody is willing to help me and to clarify this issue for me I would be very grateful.
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Unread 09-17-2010, 01:51 PM   #58
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Haha, not a dumb question. It basically determines how far the wheel will stick out (or not). It has to do where the "center" of the wheel is located. Here:


You can read more here: Wheel Backspacing And Offset - Four Wheeler Magazine


Here are a couple of good threads too:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f15/b...n-jeep-251845/

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/wh...rs-old-964347/
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Unread 09-17-2010, 02:39 PM   #59
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Haha, not a dumb question. It basically determines how far the wheel will stick out (or not). It has to do where the "center" of the wheel is located. Here:


You can read more here: Wheel Backspacing And Offset - Four Wheeler Magazine


Here are a couple of good threads too:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f15/b...n-jeep-251845/

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/wh...rs-old-964347/
Thanks for all the info.
Let me know where I'm wrong :
less backspacing=wheels stick out further
more backspacing=wheels tuck in

Is the 3.5" BS from the 15" Soft 8 to much BS or not enough BS ?

I also read somewhere that t is recommended to have 4.5 or less of backspacing

So the problem with the 3.5" BS is that they are sticking out to much not that they rub ?
Thanks a lot for taking the time and for posting those pics. & links,
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Unread 09-17-2010, 02:55 PM   #60
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Right. Less backspacing (the lower the inch measurement) means they will sit farther away from the chassis. This helps keeps the wheels from rubbing on the lower control arms when turning the wheel all the way in one direction or the other, for example.

Most factory Jeep wheels are in the 5's, so less backspacing (3.75" for example) will bring them out causing a slightly wider stance/look.
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