"Pacing myself" build

JMT

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Been kind of lazy over here. Not much going on. Sitting on a few parts waiting for some time to get them installed.
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The yokes you see there are the last of the shoot from the hip guesses for solving my vibes problem. Doubtful they will change anything, but I have to rule them out.
a comment was made a while back on one of our local runs while I was doing a poser shot,
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Something along the lines of this, "Hey, looks like you could lose some bump stop there. You have some clearance."
Later on that evening I got thinking about it, and realized I have more clearance because my tires are down to 7/32" of tread remaining. I've lost 1/2" of tire diameter. Basically, my 33's are 32's right now.
Sounds like a good excuse to get new tires!
 
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Sounds like a good excuse to get new tires!
Yep, soon hopefully. If I can get these ones down to 5/32" I can justify it to the boss. 4 wheel burn out anyone? Shoot! No lockers.
 

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Yep, soon hopefully. If I can get these ones down to 5/32" I can justify it to the boss. 4 wheel burn out anyone? Shoot! No lockers.
FYI, as you suggested concerning MT's, I don't think my Coopers will last more than 2 years. I'm at 17, 15, 15 and 13 after one year. I better watch my tire pressure more carefully. I'll be itching to buy some new one's by Jan 2020, maybe go with the Mickey Thomson Baja's, though I love the Cooper's. All that to say, what tires are you going to get?
 
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Most likely KO2's. Not many choices for my pizza cutter size I like. I'm done with mud terrains.
 
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Are you going to stay with 33"?
Don't have a whole lot of choice, now with the re-gear. I'd have to change too many things to go 35's, and quite frankly, I have no desire to run bigger tires. My wife has a hard enough time getting in the jeep as it is. I lift it more, and I'll be riding solo.
 
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Don't have a whole lot of choice, now with the re-gear. I'd have to change too many things to go 35's, and quite frankly, I have no desire to run bigger tires. My wife has a hard enough time getting in the jeep as it is. I lift it more, and I'll be riding solo.
You're in good company
 
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Don't have a whole lot of choice, now with the re-gear. I'd have to change too many things to go 35's, and quite frankly, I have no desire to run bigger tires. My wife has a hard enough time getting in the jeep as it is. I lift it more, and I'll be riding solo.
I wasn't thinking about "higher"...... I was thinking you might drop back down to 32s or something.
 

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The yokes you see there are the last of the shoot from the hip guesses for solving my vibes problem.
Get these installed. I want to hear about a happy ending to this never ending story. If this doesn't work then you may need to swap to an atlas 2/4 speed since the issue must be in the T-case seeing how you have replaced just about everything.

Could the axle bearing / hub be bad?
 
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Get these installed. I want to hear about a happy ending to this never ending story. If this doesn't work then you may need to swap to an atlas 2/4 speed since the issue must be in the T-case seeing how you have replaced just about everything.

Could the axle bearing / hub be bad?
+1
 
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Anything is possible at this point. I did replace the right rear axle bearing/seal when I re-geared, so......
 
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If you want to sell two of the best tires when you take them off, I need two for my Jeep trailer.
I'll keep you in mind when that happens. I'll be keeping two of them for the same reason. Probably will be before Moab.
 

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A few burnouts, gotta get down to 5/32. But a better idea is to sell them now while they still have some tread, get $150-200 out of them, then you already have a tire paid for. I always sell mine early. Then no disposal fees either.
 
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I've never had good luck selling used tires where I live. I need to save up for them anyways, so it's not like I can order new ones tomorrow.