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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-24-2002, 12:21 PM
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I canīt drop the tire chat yet. I do have Discoverer 33-12.5-15. I think the mileage would increase with 31-10.5-15, original. Now when Iīm going to buy wintertires with spikes, I was recommended 235/75-15. But, thatīs less diam than the 31". I donīt want to change too low revs to high revs. Whatīs the best in mm for the Bronco?
Iīve looked in the Cooper broschure and have problems to decide what model to use in our winter climate. Iīve heard that Weathermaster is ok. Thereīs another aspect too. Tires are expensive in Sweden, so itīs important to get miles. The Bronco is heavy. A mix between god grip and economy, hard as ususal. Any suggestions about Cooper models?
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Re: tire comparing

hey guys
i need two new tires for the rear a friend of mine told me to match tires that i already have in front which are new bridgestone duelers a/t.so the other day went by sears to get a price on 2 tires $384. mounted and balanced air of coures is free [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img] now i really dont want to buy new tires because come spring im going to install 4" lift and run a set of 35's
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hey guys
i need two new tires for the rear a friend of mine told me to match tires that i already have in front which are new bridgestone duelers a/t.so the other day went by sears to get a price on 2 tires $384. mounted and balanced air of coures is free [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img] now i really dont want to buy new tires because come spring im going to install 4" lift and run a set of 35's
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Re: tire comparing

is this a question ????
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yes it's a question
i need to know if i have to match tires or not? same type of tire ? same size of tire? what exactly do i have to match? friend told me if i didnt have same tires that i would mess up the 4 wheel drive is there any truth to what he's(friend) saying ?
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NO, you don't have to have the same knid of tires on the front and back.
But you should use the same size of tires on the front and back. If the front and back tires are different sizes then that would be like having different gear ratios in your front and back axles. And that won't hurt anything if you don't use 4X4 or only use it in places that will allow your tires to slip alot(mud).
I have even ran a truck with mismatched gears 3.50(front)and 3.08(rear).
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Re: tire comparing

Now when Iīm going to buy wintertires with spikes,
We call em studs here.
I've been using 235/85/16's (studded) every winter since I've had the rig.
They come out to just a tad over 32" on a 16X7 rim.
Can't go wrong with lbs/sq-in. with skinny tires.
Great steering control too.
These are my latest set of studs.
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