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It's time to shop for tires

Discussion in 'TJ Wheels & Tires' started by alittleoff, May 11, 2018.

  1. billiebob

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    There was a tire calculator which listed ALL the comparable tires. I cannot find it but it was a greatresource.
     
  2. alittleoff

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    Watched a few and seemed ok, but I'll wait for the hype and price to go down.
     
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    I've got a 4-Runner with BFG AT KM2 for the street and fire roads. But the Jeep gets treated different. AT's won't cut it. My 35" GY MT/R's have aged out. And I'm going bigger because I can. I won't claim to know the terrain in Canada, but here in So. Cal. I do rocks. And gumbo is something I make for dinner.
     
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    I picked up my new tires this morning from our local tire shop. And then spent a few hours installing the drain valves in my new Allied BL's. I'll mount the tires this weekend, then drive around for a few miles and then get them balanced.
     
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    After I mounted the tires I drove it around for a few days before I got them balanced. It was better than I expected. At 55 mph, I noticed a little shake in the front. At the tire shop, 4 of the 5 only needed 3-4 oz. per tire. The 5th, read 14 0z. No Bueno. I took the tires back home and worked on the 5th one. I drained the air, removed the bolts and ring, and then turned it over and spanked it with my Hi-Lift jack to break the bead. I then rotated it 180*, torqued the ring down and aired up to seat the inner bead. Drove back to the tire shop and it balanced out at 4 oz.
    In the past couple of days, I've been playing with the air pressure. I started at 25 cold, which went up to 28 hot.
    I ended up at 20 cold, 23 hot for a for a good chalk line on pavement. And 10 psi hot when aired down.
    Also a pic of the drain valve too.
     
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