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Old 08-19-2011, 06:21 AM
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Re: Suspension, Lift, and Tire Advice

On a side note, what are shops charging for lift spacer installs these days?
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:33 AM
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Re: Suspension, Lift, and Tire Advice

I'm at the shop right now adding rear spacers (hoping they fit) on top of my OME MD coils.

They're only charging me $80.
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I'm not sure if I wanna pay 200$ more then I planned for the m/t's but they are pretty sweet, I guess ill cross that bridge when it comes


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Old 08-19-2011, 08:52 AM
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Re: Suspension, Lift, and Tire Advice

Wow, only $80 for the rear, so I imagine $200-300 for complete install. Looks like a lift and bigger tires in my future. Thanks for the inspiration!
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:23 AM
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Re: Suspension, Lift, and Tire Advice

Lol I know its not a bad price at all. So is that all im fitting under there tire wise. And what bolt needs to be cut? Pics? How to? Thanks!
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Re: Suspension, Lift, and Tire Advice

In My Honest opinion, unless you are going down muddy challenging trails on a regular basis there is no need for an MT. THey wear faster, they suck in the rain because they usually have no sipping and they are noisy.

If you buy a good quality AT like the Destination AT, Goodyear Silent Armor, BFG AT, General Grabber at etc then you will be fine to tackle any trail and mud and rocks, Thats why they are called All Terrain they will get you through just about any trail unless its nothing but sticky gooey mud. They will also be quieter and last much longer then the mt. ATs also stick to rocks better when rock crawling then MT tires do.

Alot of people buy MTs to look cool and rugged but they will replace them more often and spend more money on them. They will only be necessary if you are wheeling hard core trails with lots of rugged rock crawling and thick deep mud. Ive never seen a set of BFG MTs last longer then 30 or 40k. 2for3s experience seems to be select to him and the people he knows. Not saying it does not happen but ive never in my life heard anyone say buy mts cause they last longer.

I had Cooper Discoverer STTs on my XJ in 35s for 2 years and they only lasted 32k miles and my BFG MT KM1s i had in a 33x10.50 wore out in less then that and were noisy as fawk. My 35" Goodyear MT/Rs were better handling then the BFGs but hydroplaned alot so i switched to the coopers because they have sipping and they handled great but still wore out real fast.

I used to wheel mud pits that were up to my doors in my 4" lifted XJ with BALD (i mean 3/32nds tread) BFG ATs and i never got stuck. Just keep pushing through.

Get the ATs i think you will be happier.
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Re: Suspension, Lift, and Tire Advice

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Tirerack has a special on the KM1's: $50 rebate. Lol.

You get the tires the next day and you font pay sales tax if the ship from a different state.
Check craigslist for tires. I got a set of 5 255/75/17 BFG M/Ts with 15,000 miles on them (Rubicon take-offs) for $300.

I've run both BFG A/Ts and M/Ts. The M/Ts are considerably louder. But if the OP doesn't mind a little hum, than its a non-issue.
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Re: Suspension, Lift, and Tire Advice

Myself, I ordered the 255/75R17 Destinations A/Ts - I went this route, because they are lighter in weight than the MT, and as a benefit they were less expensive.

I've managed tire stores, and owned my own truck and performance shop - I've never seen anyone disappointed with the Destination ATs. A buddy of mine put some on his TRD Taco and got 80k (all highway) with regular rotations. Ultimately, the choice is yours, I'm just sharing my experience.
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Re: Suspension, Lift, and Tire Advice

Well thats what I was originally going with and still think its best for me, i want a tire with sipping because of the snow and winters around here, and for around 600$ for a set it cant be beat.
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My tires were $700 for a full set.

The price of them keeps getting higher and higher.
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