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post #6 of (permalink) Old 09-20-2001, 02:11 PM
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Re: tires, the last time i will ask

While they share the same bolt pattern, they won't clear the Jeep disc brakes. I see you're running the D27 though, which only had drum brakes, so you'd be safe. The backspacing on them is 4", which sucks because it puts the tire so far into the wheel well. I cut out the centers (using an angle grinder and dremel) and inverted them, then rewelded them in place. This gives me a 2" backspacing now, which is perfect. It's easy to do since when you cut the center out you can see the paint line and use that as a guidance mark to realign the center section. Mine came out perfect. There are some companies out there that will do the same thing for a nominal fee, and they'll balance them and check for runout as well. I typically run mine at 2-4 psi. I think you'll love the tires, they grip very well.

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