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Yeah Ditch Witch that about  fits...
That's certainly a good  thought but we don't have a lot of soft sand here in the Ozarks.
I remember back after the Great Flood of 93 we had huge mounds of river sand to play in for a few years.

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I lived on a sand hill in SW Arkansas at the time and stuck it in the soft sand of the front yard.  

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JeepN95YJ Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Jan. 2019 at 12:46pm
Rick, 

Do you have an update on the tires now that you have a few seasons on them?

They look like they might be flexing better in your videos.  Also have you decided on a tire pressure?

Thanks for posting here and on youtube.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Rick G Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Feb. 2019 at 12:00am
Originally posted by JeepN95YJ JeepN95YJ wrote:

Rick, 
Do you have an update on the tires now that you have a few seasons on them?
They look like they might be flexing better in your videos.  Also have you decided on a tire pressure?
Thanks for posting here and on youtube.
Jerry

Jerry, no real updates on the tires, just what’s been in the videos.  They have softened up a little bit, but that’s not saying a whole lot.  They are still very stiff, just the nature of these tires on a lightweight Willys.  Perhaps the same tire diameter with 15” wheels instead of 16” wheels might give a slightly better bulge, but I’m speculating on that.  I’ve settled on 10-12 psi; anything lower than that and they are susceptible to popping beads. I’d like to run them around 6 psi.   I’m going to be trying some things in the  future to run with lower pressure, e.g. gluing the bead, maybe tubes, wrapping the wheel bead with gorilla tape, etc.

Having said all that, I do really like these tires.  They function pretty good, but mostly, I think they look good.😁👍🏻.


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Rick, 

I love the look of you jeep with your new shoes.  How much lift does your jeep have to clear those tires?
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Originally posted by GrandpasOld50 GrandpasOld50 wrote:

Rick, 

I love the look of you jeep with your new shoes.  How much lift does your jeep have to clear those tires?

I have 3.5” of spring lift and 1/2” of shackle lift.  
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Rick, I was thinking about the same tire for mine. I'm still trying to decide if I want to keep the YJ springs or not. Have a set of non military wrapped springs I have gotten from a early CJ5, but not sure on the lift yet. Its tuff to find that just right set of tires for these old Jeeps. I also hear swampers have a new skinny tire, maybe a radial, but not positive, will have to check. I love the look of your Jeep and its one of my favorites in the video's.
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Thx, Mark!
You’re right, finding just the right tire can be a challenge.  Good luck and keep up posted on your project.
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Originally posted by masscj2a masscj2a wrote:

  I also hear swampers have a new skinny tire, maybe a radial, but not positive, will have to check.

New tire options?  I had to look.

Super Swamper 33x9.50-15 Tire SX2-45
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Now I see BFG has a new 750/16 tire.   I'm running a stock F head in my new 1953 CJ3b and wondering if these would be better. I have zero lift right now with stock springs. Thinking of soft ride springs later with 5/8 inch body lift. I'm running 31 inch Eldorado MTZ's right now, but one has a problem with wear and you can't buy new ones to replace the junk one.  Plus, that's all you can hear when on the black top is that tire. Driving me crazier than I am now. Wink
 
The specs on the KM3 is 31.8 tall and fits on 5.5-7 inch rims. Right in my wheelhouse, sorta speaking. LOL
 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rick G Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 July 2019 at 2:46pm
 I never hear any tire whine on the highway.  My  Rockeater  gears are too noisy to hear anything else.Big smile
 If you get a set of those new BFG’s, post them up, I like to see how they look and how they perform.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote masscj2a Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 July 2019 at 6:34am
4WD has them $25 off a tire right now. Might have to do it. Love the swampers, don't like the noise. Was hoping they would come out with a skinny radial.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bkwudz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 July 2019 at 11:07am
noise dosent bother me,  whole jeep is loud... the initial flatspotting after sitting for a while is annoying, that at least goes away for the most part
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yep, went ahead yesterday and ordered five new km3 tires from 4WD. Should be here by end of week. I have to find one more 16 inch KH rim. Will get some pics up as soon as they get mounted.
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Originally posted by masscj2a masscj2a wrote:

yep, went ahead yesterday and ordered five new km3 tires from 4WD. Should be here by end of week. I have to find one more 16 inch KH rim. Will get some pics up as soon as they get mounted.

Looking forward to seeing them and hearing how they perform!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote masscj2a Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 July 2019 at 12:06pm
Tires came in yesterday while I was painting the M416 project. Will get them mounted this coming week and let you know how I like them.
 
 
 


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The last pic is good.  It allllmost makes it look like the tires are actually mounted.  Big smile
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