Dirty_Dan's 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport

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Dirty_Dan

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Nice. Any observations/comparisons of the Duratracs vs. Falken Wildpeaks?
Both sets of tires have worked well for me in different types of weather and terrain. The sidewalls on both tires look great. The Falken Wildpeak AT/3W's are 265/75/r16 (32x10.5) and have a less aggressive tread pattern than the 33x12.5r15 Goodyear Duratracs, so that helps with on road driving and road noise. Both are snow rated, but the Duratracs seem to clear the snow from the tire better and float on top of deep snow being 2 inches wider. The Falkens are cheaper than the Goodyears, which is why I decided to try them out but weigh about 7 pounds more (comparing the same size tire).
 

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I like the arrangement for the tail lights. It was one of the options I had considered before committing to adapting some Jeep Commando tail lights. Nice being able to actually see your set-up for comparison's sake. Makes me wonder if I made the right choice, now! ;) Looks awesome!
 
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Love the black with the red! Looks like it gets some great usage year around, ........except that "white stuff" looks awful cold! We don't do that very well down here o_O:griposo:
Yeah being my daily driver for the past 3 years the Jeep has been through all types of weather. This past winter we had around 80 inches of snow total. Living in Michigan my whole life I'm use to the cold and the snow is fun to play in, but it's nice when it finally warms up.
 
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East Jordan, Michigan
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Disconnected the sway bar links this afternoon to see if I needed to add more bumpstop. The rocks in my front yard worked good to flex the suspension. It looks like I'll have to add a couple inches more of bumpstop to keep the wheel from taking out the fender flare at full flex.
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