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Unread 03-23-2007, 05:37 PM   #1
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That's a little better!!

Swapped the stock tires for some slightly beefier 285/75/16s (still in stock wheels). Looks much better now IMHO. Just had to show off a bit.

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Unread 03-23-2007, 05:44 PM   #2
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Congrats it does look much better.
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Unread 03-23-2007, 06:20 PM   #3
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Big improvement! Nice inexpensive upgrade
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Unread 03-23-2007, 06:45 PM   #4
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Any big difference in the ride??
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Unread 03-23-2007, 06:49 PM   #5
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Looks nice
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Unread 03-23-2007, 07:09 PM   #6
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Isn't it amazing what one small change can make? Looks great!
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Unread 03-23-2007, 07:10 PM   #7
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Any big difference in the ride??
Yeah - very noticable. It's much bouncier, louder, and steering is different. I can tell a big difference in how tall it sits. It is also a big more sluggish on takeoffs. I don't drive far most days (maybe 10 miles a day if that), so it's not a huge deal. I'm looking forward to taking it offroad to see if there's any difference in performace.
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Unread 03-23-2007, 07:23 PM   #8
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That's the way it SHOULD look instead of those pathetic tires that they put on them. I just don't get it...those oem tires look wayyyy undersized. Wake up DC...stop putting go cart tires on these Jeeps!!!!
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Unread 03-23-2007, 07:28 PM   #9
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Wow - those new tires make the Jeep seem so much closer.
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Unread 03-23-2007, 07:47 PM   #10
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I did the same with stock wheels to the same size you did. The first thought I had when it was done was "why didn't it just come like that, NOW it looks like a jeep!"

Congrats! Good move!
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Unread 03-23-2007, 09:31 PM   #11
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Thanks all. The guys at the tire shop really seemed to dig the sled.

Now I feel less like I'm driving a mini-van.
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Unread 03-23-2007, 09:32 PM   #12
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Wow - those new tires make the Jeep seem so much closer.



Yeah - just got two inches of rain and didn't want to stand in a puddle to take the pics. I'll try harder next time.
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Unread 03-23-2007, 11:07 PM   #13
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You dont have any rubbing issues or anything with these new tires right? Any problem in mounting them on the stock rims? Also.. what brand of tires are they, its hard to tell. I really like the look.
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Unread 03-24-2007, 07:02 AM   #14
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That's the way it SHOULD look instead of those pathetic tires that they put on them. I just don't get it...those oem tires look wayyyy undersized. Wake up DC...stop putting go cart tires on these Jeeps!!!!
Yea thoses factory tires are the worst. I had a flat at 200 miles on it. Waiting for my Wheels and tires.....

Nice ride!!!!!!!
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Unread 03-25-2007, 12:59 PM   #15
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You dont have any rubbing issues or anything with these new tires right? Any problem in mounting them on the stock rims? Also.. what brand of tires are they, its hard to tell. I really like the look.
No rubbing on anything that we could see while mounting, and if it is rubbing, I can't hear it.

They're the Definity Dakota MT's from pep boys (just too good of a deal to pass up w/ the buy 3 get 1 free). They're made by Cooper. Hell, if they last the 40,000 mile warranty, they'll be worth it.
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