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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-30-2001, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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TSL radials on a CJ

I am in need of new tires and wheels for my cj 5, with a 2.5" rancho, and sone to have a 1 inch body lift.

I found what I think is a good deal on 4 15X10 eagle alloy 589s (I think) and 4 33X12.50 TSL radials. $680 including shipping.

Is this a good deal?

Also how are the TSL radials? I do drive the jeep on the street a fair amount and off road quite a bit (Mud, snow, sand, rocks). I want a tire that performce well off road and on road, wears decently and looks good. Will this do for me? How will they last on this jeep in comparison to the contritac mud tire or the procomp mud tire.

If you think I should get some thing different, let me know, I need and inexpensive but aggressive tire( inother words no All terains).

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Re: TSL radials on a CJ

They wont wear worth crap. If you drive on the street a lot, I think you will be lucky if you get 10-15k out of them. They will work great off-road, but are noisy and soft. If it is a daily driver and wear and noise are an issue I would go with a Goodyear MTR if you have the money or the ProComp Mud or BFG mud if you want something more reasonable.



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Re: TSL radials on a CJ

From what i'v heard don't waste your cash on them. If you are looking for a cheep mud look into the general grabber muds they are probably the most agressive radial though they do have weak side walls. Also a 15x10 wheel is pretty wide for a 12.5" tire, a 15x8 offers better side wall flex and hold the bead much better, tire stores just try and get the extra bucks for a 10" wheel and they make the tire "look fatter".

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Definitely go with an 8" wheel. The downside, IMO, to the 33" TSL radial is the tread pattern. Compare it with the bigger ones, for some reason they made the 33" with a much more closed center tread pattern. If you want a 33" RADIAL, go with another mud tire, or go bias and get the 33"TSL. BTW, the 33" bias is a TRUE 33" inch tire, you will need to trim your front fenders to run them with only 3 1/2" of lift.

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Re: TSL radials on a CJ

I have a 2.5" rancho lift on the jeep now. How much body lift do you think I need to clear the tires with out trimming the fenders?

What is involved with body lifts? Besides spacers or taller body mount bushings, do I need to change any of my clutch, brake or throttle linkage or pedals, what about radiator hoses, or wiring? Anything you can tell me is apreciated.

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Re: TSL radials on a CJ

From what I have heard most 1" and 2" body lifts don't require much extra work. I have a 1" on my TJ and my friend has a 2" on his YJ. Both times it was take off the old ones and install the new ones. But once you get higher than 2" you are supposed to change a few things (gas filler tube, shifters, A/C hoses if you have them, and the radiator will need to be repositioned. I had to do it on my TJ, it's not a big project, just something you should be aware of before you try and start the engine after doing the lift Hope this helps out some.

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Re: TSL radials on a CJ

Thanks very much, big help.
Do you have any thoughts on the plastic spacers on top of rubber bushings? Can I get a new polyurethane bushing that is say 2inches taller then stock, that sounds like it would be better, but I dont know?
what do you think
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Re: TSL radials on a CJ

how are the contritrac mud tires? do they last on the street and off road

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Re: TSL radials on a CJ

I think rice 701 and some one else has the continentals. Look into the generals and also wall mart sells some cheep muds. Also if you do get tires shipped to you wall mart will mount and ballance them for $9 a tire. Also rember to get a spare.

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