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Wurley Rancid View Drop Down
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    Posted: 02 Jan. 2012 at 4:39pm
I am looking for some new original-looking tires for my early CJ2A.  I see that Goodyear is making them but they are quite pricey.  Has anyone found any other manufacturer making original-looking tires similar to those that are less expensive?  I think they are called "pencil tread", but maybe not.  I have seen some guys running their civilian jeeps with tires that are obviously military tread.  Is this due to cost?  Any thoughts?
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You can try  http://www.wallacewade.com/ for the tires. They sell original type tires for antique cars. I got my NDT tires there and they may have a tire like what your looking for.
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Check Coker tires,It's where I bought mine, 700/16 NDT and man do they look tall!!!They really fill out the wheel well. sorry I don't have the link. Sandusky
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I got my civilian tires (650-16 STA Super Traction) from Universal Vintage Tires. At $144 apiece, they're a bit pricey, but they match the bias-ply style correctly. I use NDT on my '42 GPW, but not my CJ2-A.  I suspect the cost difference is driven by demand.
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Thanks everyone for the information on the tires.  The tread style that looks most original to me is the newest Goodyear reproduction, but they are sure pricey.
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