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woooo ive actually been lookin at these..cant wait to see what they look like man
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those are some big nasty tires man, congratulations!!! can't wait to see em
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personally i would take the saved $ and buy this

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=34542

mount your own tires same kind i have. i dont trust anyone mounting my rims and tires lol..
So you have one these and have used it? It looks like a real money saver! So then you just need to get them balanced, yes? I'll give that some serious thought absolutely.

And to everyone else, as Bobcat Goldthwait used to say, "Thank you for encouraging my insanity."
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Nice buy John
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Those are some sweet tires Mr. Griggs, I hope you enjoy them!

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cant wait to see them!
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Ha ha! For the several of you posting "can't wait to see them..." -- can I tell you? ME TOO!!!

These are the "best" tires I've purchased so far and I want to make sure I keep up with rotation and alignment to get the most out of them. I've been burning through tires, lol.

Edit: Hey, Chris! You changed your user name! Bueno! Looking forward to when you join us out there.

LOCAL GUYS: I'll have some "free" 35" full size spares to disperse if anyone needs them. I'm not interested in shipping them or anything, but you local guys can grab one if you need one. I should have at least 3 available, maybe 4. I'll have one Cooper ST, and 2 or 3 of the General Grabber MT's. All somewhat worn, but sound and good for spare tire duty.
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haha yeah, got tired of my old one!

yeah, im gettin it up this weekend!. Maybe a bodylift in the spring and new tires!
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Well, maybe we can help each other. I'll give you hand with the bodylift, and you can give me a hand with my SAS.

I might also eventually get 1" body lift blocks and give myself a little bit more clearance as well.
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sounds good! : D

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btw, i have not called the junkyard but my boss said its the best one in this area.
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So you have one these and have used it? It looks like a real money saver! So then you just need to get them balanced, yes? I'll give that some serious thought absolutely.

And to everyone else, as Bobcat Goldthwait used to say, "Thank you for encouraging my insanity."
yepper use it all the time



drilled 4 holes in our garage floor, sank threads down in there and it bolts down to the floor you have to do that...otherwise it dosnt work right lol... it can brake the tire off the bead, and you then put it on top secure it down take the bar and pop the tire off. eather go buy tire grease or just use Dawn dish soap thats what i do lol and just lather up where you need to pop off makes it so much easier.. when doing like mag alum wheels put a rage between the bar and the wheel and you should be fine took me a little while to prefect it but i can mount dismount yadada all kinds of tires and never hurt wheels now.


and on the balancing issue lol i aquired a old fastioned Bubble balancer, and thats how i balance all my wheels and tires around here. screw road force and all that junk bet $20 i can get any wheel and tire more balance closer with a bubble... all my new alcoa's are 100% perfect i mean so dead nuts in the center it wasnt funny...
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Thanks a lot for the info/picture!

Well, it's nuts but you know when I changed the order YESTERDAY...well the tires are scheduled to be delivered TOMORROW. Summit is CERTAINLY on the ball.

So glad you posted that. Thanks again.
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whoa your gettin em tomorrow, thats INSANE!!!! how much lift do you have on your truck man? and 4x4 or 2wd. damn thats awesome
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So then you just need to get them balanced, yes?
John just use Dyna Beads!!!! Thats what me and my brother have in our tires.

Dyna Beads
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John just use Dyna Beads!!!! Thats what me and my brother have in our tires.

Dyna Beads
Why not? I'd like to see how long I can "stretch" these and offroading tears the weights off sometimes. These look like a valuable addition. I just ordered four 8 ounce packs, valve stems and an applicator. Ordered four of those sexy dual-seal valve caps as well.
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whoa your gettin em tomorrow, thats INSANE!!!! how much lift do you have on your truck man? and 4x4 or 2wd. damn thats awesome
Not sure EXACTLY how much. I have 3.5" Fabtech spindles and some torsion crank (I'm 2WD with a rear locker). I have specially welded extensions on my factory blocks for 2.5", an extra stock leaf in my pack for another 3/4" or so, and lift shackles for an inch or so. Also, my 31 spline 8.8 gives me another 1/4" or whatever (thicker axle tubes). I modified my flare mounts to put them closer to the fender lip for another little bit of clearance. If you can come up with an exact lift amount from that, well okay!

Yes, I do have traction bars with the tall blocks. I'm running 4.56 gears.

I already have mixed 35's on there with mud tires (unsiped) on the back and siped "hybrid" Coopers on the front that are more than an AT, less than a full mud tire.

This shows my front clearance at the moment (and me and Tom Barcia's son also, lol)



This shows the overall "stance" of my truck.



Don't know if that helps or not. They're from this topic:

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Why not? I'd like to see how long I can "stretch" these and offroading tears the weights off sometimes. These look like a valuable addition. I just ordered four 8 ounce packs, valve stems and an applicator. Ordered four of those sexy dual-seal valve caps as well.

so you got new valve cores as well? how would i know if i needed new valve cores to install the beads? sounds like some valve stems will work already.
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Why not? I'd like to see how long I can "stretch" these and offroading tears the weights off sometimes. These look like a valuable addition. I just ordered four 8 ounce packs, valve stems and an applicator. Ordered four of those sexy dual-seal valve caps as well.
Cool your going to love them! And after you need new tires (agian) you can put them in the new tires!
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so you got new valve cores as well? how would i know if i needed new valve cores to install the beads? sounds like some valve stems will work already.
You don't need them as such, but there's the possibility of the small beads getting wedged up in the stem and then when you go to let air out (like when I air down) they could jam the valve and cause it to not close. I just decided that at a buck apiece it wasn't worth the hassle and got the new cores.

They aren't required to install or use the beads for sure. Just a precaution against valve jamming.
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You don't need them as such, but there's the possibility of the small beads getting wedged up in the stem and then when you go to let air out (like when I air down) they could jam the valve and cause it to not close. I just decided that at a buck apiece it wasn't worth the hassle and got the new cores.

They aren't required to install or use the beads for sure. Just a precaution against valve jamming.

makes sense, that wasnt how i understood it on the site. since the beads are ceramic(heavier) i wouldnt think they would goto the valve stem anyway.


I need to get two more MT/Rs soon might look into that product to just add a few ounces ontop of the sticky weights that the tire shop adds on. i heard that some get really good results doing that.
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Yes, I'll probably get them balanced by the shop AND add the beads.

The way the beads can get in is when the tire is spinning down and the centrifugal force holding them to the inside of the tread is weak enough that they can fall from gravity. At that point, if the valve is at the top of the rotation, some could drip down into it from the inside tire surface above the valve. That's my thinking anyway.
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Thanks a lot for the info/picture!

Well, it's nuts but you know when I changed the order YESTERDAY...well the tires are scheduled to be delivered TOMORROW. Summit is CERTAINLY on the ball.

So glad you posted that. Thanks again.
no problem Griggs. yes with all my tire orders i have gotten from summit i usually order around 4pm and have them sitting on my porch by 9am the next morning there is a reason i only order from summit lol...nobody has service like that for regular shipping...

also if you order that mounter and have any questions just PM and i will give you me cell and walk you threw everything...
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I'm probably going to get one later. Right now I have NOWHERE to mount it -- I need to redo the shed out back so I could put it in there. I'll just bite the bullet and get them mounted at the shop for now.
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i hear ya john its a good thing to have around and glad you liked summit...
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I've bought from Summit before -- just never anything like tires. It's a good company and I'm still not sure why the 35's didn't show on the menu the night before. But it doesn't matter since you did some checking for me!
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