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Old 06-04-2006, 01:28 AM
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Default He he, now it's MY turn for a tire thread!

I know, I should have this all figured out after all the research I've done, but I'm too stoopid to make a decision . The idea is that I'm going with 31 x 10.50s on 15 x 8 white wagon wheels I got from Ige. I also need help with shocks, see below.

I've decided against 33s because I'll be changing backspacing, tire width and tire height all at the same time, and I do NOT want my chains rubbing next winter, and with 33s that would most likely happen, plus CJ7 Matt has done pretty good with 31 x 10.50 ATs and I have more clearance than him and want a mud terrain.

So it's either between a BFG Mud Terrain or the Goodyear MT/R. MT/Rs are obviously more money, which I will have, but just trying to get a pat on the back before I got for it. Now that the truck has the Lockright, my biggest concern is how the rear end might try to swing around when I'm on a snowy sideslope. I heard that MT/Rs have better lateral traction and are an overall tougher tire, so I've REALLY been leaning that way. Just want people's last input for that tire size before I pull the trigger.

The thing is I don't really know what the future plans are for this truck. I'm thinking of driving it more this next school year, but still not full time, and it still won't be that many street miles. At some point after I graduate I'd like to go with 33s or 35s depending on spring over or spring under lift and a myriad of other junk, but have no clue on the timeframe for that stuff, may never even happen depending on job etc.

So between these two, what do y'all think? I've looked at other brands but keep coming back to these, not interested in anything else.

Shocks, I think what's on it are OEM . So for some on-road driving but mostly off-road, but not extreme off-road, driving for a basically unladen FJ40 what are some good options? OME came to mind, but they're pricey, and I guess I don't care about all the fancy schmancy stuff, I just want it to not ride like a rock but I want to have control on mild rocky/slightly off-camber sections too. I don't know what I'm doing right now, so I'll post up a picture or four of my truck right now just for reference....btw the tires on it right now are completely bald 32 x 11.50s on some kind of weird backspaced wheels.
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Matt Miller
TLCA# 13684
1977 FJ40 2F "Brahma" + Lockright, tach, Warn 8274, FJ60 Power Steering, no more Sanden OBA (factory emissions), so Puma OBA
1996 FZJ80 1FZ-FE factory lockers + Safari intercooled turbo, Warn M12000, OEM CDL switch, cup holder, and hand throttle, Metric TLC leather, heated seats, JDM switches, Puma OBA
2000 Tundra Limited TRD 2UZ-FE SOLD
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