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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-13-2003, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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It's tax time again.I'm getting some cash back so I thought I would buy some tires.I have a 72 cj-5 with a dana 30 and 44.Detroit in the back lockrite in the front.I'm thinking 14x33 boggers for the back and 12.5x33 swamper sx's for the front.I have 10 in. wheels with 3 3/4 back spacing.I'm running bfg m/t's right now but my buddy with buckshot mudders eats me up in the mud so I figure it's time for a change.What do you think about this combination?I have heard that swampers will help the front end live a longer life.Also will it hurt my gears to run different tires?
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Keep the BFG's strap some lead to your foot! HEHE

As for different sizes? Do you drive it daily, or is the Jeep just a pig?

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Re: new tires

It has a chevy 283 in it.I aint afraid of the skinny pedal.It will pull the front tires off the ground in 2nd gear.BFG's gum up pretty bad in clay and there is alot around here.
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Re: new tires

It's a toy, far from a daily driver 90% off-road 10% tar.
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Re: new tires

I may be an old fuddy-duddy for saying so, but I don't trust different size tires on a PT-4wd vehicle (even if they're supposedly the same diameter). A D30 should be able to handle 33's of any variety well enough, and a full set of boggers will whip most any mud. Plus, I think different tires front and rear looks a little silly on a Jeep.

All my humble and inexpensive opinion, of course.
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Re: new tires

yup, I would say this if it is just a toy, and you like to toss mud then go boggers all the way around. you will NOT be disapointed.
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I read an article on winter driving for the snow/mud. In the article it said the bogger is a great tire for straight mud runs, however due to the lateral lug pattern, on muddy/snowy offcamber hills, etc. they may loose traction more easily than say a TSL. That's just my 2 cents.
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Re: new tires

I've heard that about boggers that's another reason I was thinking about running 2 different tires.With sx's or tsl's in the front that would hold it strait on climbs.I've seen pics of rigs running different tires but I dont know how they would be driving to the trail on the highway.Anyone ever do it?
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