Kick'n it Old School (new wheels & tires)

CJeep

Scrambled
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Easton
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CT
#1
Well,

Seems like Toyo got back to it after the tsunami, so I finally got to replace my BFG ATs, that were manufactured - get this - in 1997. Sad, but for all of the dry rot, these things have like 95% of the tread left.

Here's a hint:



I decided I wanted skinnier tires, but not 34X9.50 swampers, so I went with 33 X 10.50 on an 8" wheel Back at X-mas time, I scored some old-school wagon wheels, all 5 for $41.









So, I'm digging the width of the tires, the white wagons, and the serious tread. Can't wait to try this rubber off-road.
 

walkerhoundvm

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Cave Creek
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AZ
#4
I love the white wagons - I just painted mine last month. I'll post some pics sometime this week, repainted the shocks and put new boots on and just had a new front bumper built for my 8274. Rather post them all in the same post.
 

Manhattan

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City
Atlanta
State
GA
#5
Looks GREAT! Love the old wagons!!!

Before going with chrome wagons, I researched doing older Jeep wheels, body matched with hubcaps. But, the killer was the width - I wanted the 35/12.50s... and the old Jeep wheels were too narrow. Once the Jeep is running and I don't have a 1,000 things to find/buy/install, I may circle back to finding that perfect paintable wheel...

Love those narrow tires too! True Old School!
 

CJeep

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CT
#6
Thanks all for the kind words. What I have found recently off road is that as trails have been cut or maintained for TJs and Cherokees, the narrowness of a WT CJ is a real advantage, esp with the long length of a Scrambler. So why not run with it and see how it goes?
 

Orionn

Vehicular Packrat
City
Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti
State
Mi
#7
Looks very nice, and the narrower tire is a advantage in real trails and street driving IMO.
Strange how BFG AT's tend to rot befor they wear out it seems. :rotfl:

How much noise from that tread? Have you consdered getting them sipped?
It does help them stay cooler if you see alot of pavemnt driving.
 
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spankrjs

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Biloxi
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MS
#8
The 10.50 width looks great:thumbsup:

I thought about going to a 33x10.50, but with all the mud/sand down here, the 12.50 width is more advantageous:shrug:
 

Orionn

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City
Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti
State
Mi
#9
The 10.50 width looks great:thumbsup:

I thought about going to a 33x10.50, but with all the mud/sand down here, the 12.50 width is more advantageous:shrug:
Yea, Mud and sand = 12.50" wide tires...flotation is your friend.
Hardpack trails and the rest of it = 10.50" wide and air down when you need to.

:thumbsup:
 

CJeep

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CT
#10
How much noise from that tread? Have you consdered getting them sipped?
It does help them stay cooler if you see alot of pavemnt driving.
So far, not too loud. I expected worse.

These tires are sipped, it's one of the main reasons I went with then, over BFG MTs (either tread) or some other tires.

These tires are heavy. Even though I went down to 10.5" wide, from 12.5", and rims to 8" form 10" between the steel wheels (coming from alloy) and these meats, I feel its a but more sluggish on the road.
 

TexasAg77

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Cleveland
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TN
#11
White Wagonwheels. What was old is now new. My first 2 '7s had them on and I always thought they looked great.

Haven't decided if I like the current black wheel/black tire look or not.:confused:

What say you Scrambler lovers?:D
 

bigwalton

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Dexter
State
MI
#12
I like both. Just depends on the color of the Jeep. On mine, with the faded white, I'd offer that white rims wouldn't look nearly as good as black.
 
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