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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-21-2005, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone run tractor tires on their jeep?

We were wheeling at Haspin last weekend and I saw a Zuki with them.. He said he had less that 200 in all 4,,, Kinda interesting,,, Course it would be trail rig only...

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Re: Tractor Tires

I've heard rumor of a guy near me with tractor tires on his, but haven't seen the real thing yet. A recent issue of JP had pics of something with tractor tires on it ( I think it was some sort of Jeep). I think maybe August? They had a big write up about some large mud event. I also saw a set on Ebay a couple of weeks ago, think they were 16 or 17 inch rims though. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Go to some of the alaska 4x4 boards, a lot of those guys run em. I Know good year makes a 31 and some one also makes a 33 both for 15" wheels.
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33's would be just right for the CJ 5
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Re: Tractor Tires

I had a set on my '7 that weren't tractor tires, but they had directional tractor tread on them. Worked pretty well in the mud but were NOISY on the road.
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Re: Tractor Tires

Check around for a Ditch Witch dealer or even bigger commercial electrical contractors, both sometimes have a few extras laying around. Most of them will be 15's in the 31-33" range. In farm country some combines and other implements also use a smaller tractor tread but usually not in a 15" rim size.

I once had a line on 4 33x15" on rims with 90% tread for $100 but then the guy I knew quit working at the dealership [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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I used to have some Kubota Tractor tires in my Suki. They are great for off road, strong sidewalls, great traction, can be filled with water, etc
The downside is road maners, they are really tipsy and will wear REALLY fast on the road... and as mentioned, they are very loud.
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It is an Offroad only Rig, So the tires will never see street use. I have been looking at the tire sizes and cannot quite decipher what it all means and cannot find anything over 8 inches wide.
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Keep in mind thay they are called directional for a reason. They are noticibly stronger pulling forward than backward. And they also are probably near useless in sand, and not much on rock.
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Re: Tractor Tires

I had a bud a few years back with an old flattie that had tractor treaded tires...mind you they weren't "tractor tires", but regular 33"xwider than 12.50"x15" bias plies with tractor type lugs.

The diffs were welded and that thing was crazy! We drove it around up in the mountains long grown over skidders trails...it just kept digging and moving...ripping limbs offgetting hung on roots & trees, but never stopped digging...plowed more earth than a bottom plow!

If your planning to trailer it 100% of the time, I'd say go for it...10% street use would be ugly...his tires DID NOT like the street (not even 10' @ 10mph!) and promised to scare the $#i7 out of us when we tried!
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