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Yesterday 08:38 PM
IronScott
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Well in that case, wider tires would be good in snow and sand, right? Since flotation is important on those surfaces.

However, I mostly deal with rock, and some mud now and again (though I try to avoid it).

Dang. Well the KM3 looks like the best option in a 33x10.5r15. I wasn't a fan of the KM2.
KM3 is a much different tire than the KM2. It is surprisingly quiet on the road and very grippy offroad. I had a set and sold them to go a bit bigger with KO2. I like the KO2s but wish I had kept the KM3. They are really nice tires.
Yesterday 07:12 PM
Awesome Well in that case, wider tires would be good in snow and sand, right? Since flotation is important on those surfaces.

However, I mostly deal with rock, and some mud now and again (though I try to avoid it).

Dang. Well the KM3 looks like the best option in a 33x10.5r15. I wasn't a fan of the KM2.
Yesterday 12:30 PM
Boojo35
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Hey I got a question for you folks. My tires are shot (I'm not even sure I want to wheel on them anymore) and need replacing. My plan thus far has been to get the new KM3s because they come in 33x10.5. My wife is asking why I don't just get 33x12.5 Duratracs. I'd really rather stick with the Duratracs because they are such a good solid all-around tire, but my theory has been that 12.5 tires are heavier and on a light Jeep, don't provide a traction advantage due to less pounds per square inch of downforce on the traction surface. Am I correct? Am I being dumb by wanting to stick to a 10.5" wide tire?
You are correct. Wider tires float more and provide less traction in things like snow, water, mud, etc.

As @Chrisnvegas mentioned also, the reciprocating mass has its negatives.
Yesterday 08:35 AM
Chrisnvegas
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Hey I got a question for you folks. My tires are shot (I'm not even sure I want to wheel on them anymore) and need replacing. My plan thus far has been to get the new KM3s because they come in 33x10.5. My wife is asking why I don't just get 33x12.5 Duratracs. I'd really rather stick with the Duratracs because they are such a good solid all-around tire, but my theory has been that 12.5 tires are heavier and on a light Jeep, don't provide a traction advantage due to less pounds per square inch of downforce on the traction surface. Am I correct? Am I being dumb by wanting to stick to a 10.5" wide tire?
I stick to 10.50 too. No interest in 12"+ wide tires.
Partially comes from experience living in the mountains of Colorado. Back at a time when roads were plowed till the school buses returned to the bus barn. That meant unplowed roads after 4:30 pm give or take.
On the way home I would be pushing snow with the front bumper of my CJ.
Tall & thin. That was definitely better on snow covered roads.

Weight. Unsprung weight. It's a big deal.
Weight. Flywheel effect of tire/wheel combo, especially braking.

I see so benefit except when flotation is an issue.
And I personally don't like the look.

The speaker is still not opened.
There are wires in the package that I don't want to cut.

Maybe I'll try a carpet knife.
Yesterday 06:05 AM
fishadventure
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...but my theory has been that 12.5 tires are heavier and on a light Jeep, don't provide a traction advantage due to less pounds per square inch of downforce on the traction surface. Am I correct? Am I being dumb by wanting to stick to a 10.5" wide tire?
33-11.50 or 32-11.50 (I’m running 32-11.50) are nearly perfect on a jeep imho. Bigger or wider imho are a DD disadvantage in my opinion, but bigs and wides do accomplish a useful purpose for some people's needs.

Admittedly I’ve never run them, but from what I’ve seen duratracks are a great off-road tool, but as a tire probably aren’t that good. There’s better tires out there but as an off road tool it’s hard to argue with their performance.
11-10-2019 10:45 PM
stephencbrinson
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Anyone know how to open these? I used a brand new razor blade and it just bounced off.

They should make Jeeps out of this stuff. It's like Kevlar reinforced plastic. Ridiculous
I bought a special opening tool but it was in the same packaging so I had to return it.

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11-10-2019 10:03 PM
Awesome
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Anyone know how to open these? I used a brand new razor blade and it just bounced off.
They should make Jeeps out of this stuff. It's like Kevlar reinforced plastic. Ridiculous


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Hey I got a question for you folks. My tires are shot (I'm not even sure I want to wheel on them anymore) and need replacing. My plan thus far has been to get the new KM3s because they come in 33x10.5. My wife is asking why I don't just get 33x12.5 Duratracs. I'd really rather stick with the Duratracs because they are such a good solid all-around tire, but my theory has been that 12.5 tires are heavier and on a light Jeep, don't provide a traction advantage due to less pounds per square inch of downforce on the traction surface. Am I correct? Am I being dumb by wanting to stick to a 10.5" wide tire?
11-10-2019 08:11 PM
Chrisnvegas Anyone know how to open these? I used a brand new razor blade and it just bounced off.
They should make Jeeps out of this stuff. It's like Kevlar reinforced plastic. Ridiculous
11-09-2019 08:56 PM
Awesome Remember my 'test' of my .22 dueling tree with my .45? Here's the final prototype of a new centerfire dueling tree.





Sorry for the vertical video. I wasn't filming.
11-07-2019 06:08 PM
bruinjeeper pssst. You got two months to get in on that calendar people! November 2019 YJOTM entry thread is up!

https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/...r-now-4376777/
11-05-2019 07:47 PM
Chrisnvegas "The American Republic will endure, until politicians realize
they can bribe the people with their own money."

Alexis de Tocqueville

"If you want more of something, subsidize it"

Me...

My meaning?
If you want more disabled people, pay them to be disabled.
If you want more of anything, pay for it.
11-05-2019 05:06 PM
fishadventure Stop making sense. People are going to start snickering at you like they do me.

I actually hadn’t read or heard that before.

Refreshing; I haven’t heard a president speak like that mostly since 1988? Truth. Hard truth. And hope. And not embarrassed or apologetic about religion.

Do politicians even ever inspire hope anymore? I mean I guess 50.1%+ felt hope or something with trump?

I want an inspiring believable speech from a candidate. Repeatedly, right through his exit speech.
I dunno; is there hope?
Eisenhower was before my time. I just remember a president who said, “I hope the environmentalists don’t find out about this! We used to fly Air Force One low over Wyoming and shoot buffalo from the window”
11-05-2019 11:44 AM
Chrisnvegas Eisenhower's 1960 exit speech should be required learning in schools with a detailed test prior to graduation.
It was a speech of prophecy.
in 16 short minutes, he covered everything wrong with our country today.
The corruption and monetizing of agriculture (ethanol and taxpayer paid crop insurance, paying not to grow ect)
And he was not anti-military. Rather, he understood the need for a strong military both during wartime and peacetime. A military used wisely... (endless wars)

11:50
"We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without risking the loss of their political and spiritual heritage" (20 trillion in debt)

From about 9:50 to 10:50 he covers the corruption of scholars, the universities and freedom of thought. The corruption of government sponsored research. (global warming)

The best 16 minutes of your time on youtube.

11-05-2019 05:19 AM
fishadventure boojo- your dates are way, way, off.
The climate cycle is in the thousands not millions.
A year or so ago I read the long chapter on climate change from the 1941 USDA annual report. Yes, 1941.
Science has come along way since then, but intelligence hasn’t.
11-04-2019 07:25 PM
Boojo35
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I can already hear the environmentalists screaming in the future.

"We've removed too much Co2 from the air! NOBODY LIGHT A MATCH OR WE ALL DIE!!!!!!111!11!"

On the plus side, hippies won't need to do drugs to get high.

On the downside, we'll all be hippies.
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jeez, if we want to be honest, CO2 is historically low right now.
400 ppm is essentially zero. Plants die at 150. The International Space Station is set between 5000 ppm and 7000 ppm. (SHHHhh! don't tell anyone!)

Green houses all over the country are using CO2 generators so the plants grow properly because CO2 is so low.
An alarming amount of tax money is spent on "climate change"

The only climate that needs to be addressed is the political climate that allows for this unfounded alarmism.
Hope you guys did not misunderstand me. I do not buy into the climate change fear that is being imposed upon us. Case and point. There was an ice age on this earth that scientists acknowledge. The glaciers melted long before we ever burned a drop of gasoline in our Jeeps. Jeeps and gasoline were not even thought of for millions of years after. So..... our climate changed drastically way before we had any influence on it. I do believe in sensible things to take care of our earth. Not letting industry dump bad crap into our rivers, etc. Common sense stuff.

What I am on my soap box about here is hope to keep good old fashioned gasoline available. There is new research that may be able to provide it and manufacture it and keep our source of it alive forever.

Lots of mention of Hippies. There are old school Hippies and new school hippies. Two different groups and two different sets of values IMO> Old school wants horsepower and muscle cars and stuff. New school wants a Subaru with liberal stickers all over it instead of a paint job. Just my take on it.
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