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well, took the plunge and bought some new tires

went tire shopping today, and finally found some tires i liked. for an okay price.

265/70/16 Firestone Destination A/T's

took em to a little spot that i know of and they perform GREAT compared the the wranglers! i didnt know what i was missing! and theyre a pretty good all around tire, and just about perfect for the type of wheeling i do. so i can't complain.

only a crappy cell phone pic for now, will take better pics and post em in the snapshots section tomorrow

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better shot of what they look like for those that dont know


then next step will be some cragar soft 8's. sweeeeet.
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Looks good.
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hm....

shoulda lifted first, then tires....

just like i shoulda done...
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from that pic I cant tell the differance but i bet they do preform better
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The set my on my friends jeep doesn't even compare to my BFGs. Good luck with them.
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i think im going to hold out on the lift. Gonna wait till the warranty goes out first. I might be taking it in soon for the tranny, and i dont want any issues when i do that.
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Just be warned, the Cragars are like freakin boat anchors. They're lead weights. The more I drive with them on my truck the more I want to go back to aluminum.
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on a side note, does anybody know the backspacing for the stock rims that i have?

when i get new rims, i will want them to stick out a bit more..
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Just be warned, the Cragars are like freakin boat anchors. They're lead weights. The more I drive with them on my truck the more I want to go back to aluminum.
was it a pretty noticeable difference?
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Cragars are 4" backspace. The front sticks out a little more. Get 16x8 or 16x10 if they make those.
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16x8 is the proper size, the tires are only like 10.2" wide.
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yeah i was gonna go with a 16x8.
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then you'll be good to go. with mine and my 31s they must weigh atleast 50lbs each.
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damn. can you notice it slowing you down?
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taken a minor hit on fuel milage and it takes more effort to get up hills. starts scrubbing speed as if the brakes are on when I let off the gas. it's just more effort to get everything rolling from a stop and to keep it going so the truck is working harder all the time to keep momentum.
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no pics of you burning off the rts? im dissapointed
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lol i put them up for sale, so had to keep em in somewhat good shape
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good luck selling those .... well maybe some ranger owner thats never been off road will want em
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yeah, and they dont only have to go on a ranger. but we'll see what happens. if not i guess i'll keep around for "just incase".
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id burn em down oooooooooo!!!!!!
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arent firestone destintations what some of our spare tires are? I know mines a firestone but i didnt see what kind last time i was under the truck
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they could be. i've never really looked. i think most of the tires are destinations? then there's the A/T's, M/T's etc

i almost got a set of the mud terrains, but it was gonna run me almost 150 bucks more. These tires were already a squeeze lol.
maybe if i had a job up in reno it would help. gah.
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good luck selling those .... well maybe some ranger owner thats never been off road will want em

dude,I sold mine on the stock rims to a guy with an Explorer for $400.
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they could be. i've never really looked. i think most of the tires are destinations? then there's the A/T's, M/T's etc

i almost got a set of the mud terrains, but it was gonna run me almost 150 bucks more. These tires were already a squeeze lol.
maybe if i had a job up in reno it would help. gah.
see if the trader joes up there is hiring ... renos a big town i find it hard to believe you cant find SOMETHING

then again all those damn california people keep movin to reno and taking the jobs from hard working nevadans
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shoulda went bigger...
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