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Old 10-06-2007, 12:27 PM
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new tires for my Jeep

So I mucked up. I kept putting off getting a front end alignment, and then I jsut plain old forgot about it. Checked my new 7.50-16's the other day and found the right front to be wearing badly on the outside. So I ordered up a new tire, and had the place I bought it from put it on. I was BS'ing with the manager (who's family used to have FSJ pickups) and for the heck of it I asked what a set of 33x10.5's would run me. He asked if I was interested in used tires. Long story short, he sold me a set of Mud King 33x12.5-15's with only about 5K miles on them for $150. They are dry rotted, but still runnable (sp). I'm going to toss them on my GW rims and run them for as long as they last. These tires are around $200 each new iirc. I'll get pics of them mounted later this weekend.

Funny thing, conversation between me and the manager (Ken) and then later the owner (Lenny), went like this

Me: "What's the best you can do on them?"
Ken: "Oh, I can't go ower then $150, if Lenny (the owner) was here he'd want $200".

So later as I was leaving, the owner came back.

Lenny: "So I hear we sold you some more tires?"
Me: "yep, I couldnt pass them up"
Lenny: (to manager): "So what did we get for them?"
Ken: "You don't want to know what I got for them"
Lenny: "Well, did you get $250 for them?"
Me: "Well I guess I'd better get going before he tells you!"

I know both of these guys a bit, and they are good guys. Most of the people that work there know, or have owned older Jeeps, some of tem FJS's.
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Old 10-06-2007, 12:30 PM
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Old 10-06-2007, 01:20 PM
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wow thats a steal

shame on you for not posting pics
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Old 10-06-2007, 08:21 PM
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Okay, here are some crappy pics that I just took.

Stock size 31x10.5 tire next to the first Mud King I mounted. Was a pain in the but, even with the wheel lubed the tire stuck to it like glue. Made it hard to move around on the rim.


Stock wheels (painted Gold, I think they look pretty good myself). Very saggy springs. From the ground to the bottom of the front flair it's 33", rear is 31.75"


Saggy rear springs. I have 3 or 4" front and rear springs to go on the truck soon. Maybe tomorrow for the rears. Also note the crusty (and patched) frame. Yeah, tires really should not be my priority.


All done. I'll snap a pic that isn't crap in the moring.
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Old 10-07-2007, 01:13 PM
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Big improvement! I run the Mud Kings in the 32" variety as street tires. One of the rears has a slipped belt, but besides that, they have been very good tires on and off road. Found 2 used ones for 50 bucks, so I'll be swapping that bad one out soon. I've got around 20k miles, and they've still got at least half the tread left. Little noisy on the highway, but nothing compared to my bias LTB's.
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Old 10-07-2007, 04:00 PM
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That looks WAY better...
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