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Offline MikeP

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wheels and tires
« on: July 12, 2019, 03:08:06 PM »
so my jeep comes with 15 inch wheels and im just curious what are my tire options for those rims like width and height which i dont want much higher than 31 and these tires would be my winter set as i would have the 16 inch ndt as my main
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Offline Rus Curtis

Re: wheels and tires
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2019, 04:34:05 PM »
I'm running 7.00 x 15 on my 3B.� They're called Hercules but look a lot like the Super Traxion.

If you want radial, then a narrow ratio would be closer (dimensionally) to a bias tire fit:

http://cj3b.info/Tech/Tires.html
« Last Edit: July 12, 2019, 04:43:17 PM by Rus_Curtis »
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Offline aboyandhisdog

Re: wheels and tires
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2019, 08:56:16 PM »
That Coker looks nice to me.  I haven't used any of these and don't know about snow performance.  Also, I like a radial tire.  This said, I like the Coker as it specifically says it doesn't hold and throw rocks, and I'm guessing mud too.  This has been my one pet peeve of my Hankook radials - they grab on to the gunk and throw it all over the underside of the fenders!  You never see this with the old NDT's.  Other than that, I do like my tire's performance in most all other ways as compared to NDT's.  A lot of the guys run the Traxion style tires and as far as I know are very happy with them. 
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Re: wheels and tires
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2019, 11:29:55 AM »
I'm running STA Super Traxions on both my 3Bs.
I'm very happy with them on pavement, gravel and snow.
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Re: wheels and tires
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2019, 10:01:19 PM »
so ive decided to change things up a bit and instead of using the 7.00-15 im gonna go with 7.50-16 power king traction II for my winter driving as to keep with the same height ish as the 7.00-16 ndcc tires for my summer driving so basically my plan is to trade my set of 15's for 16's and that'll make 2 sets of 16's and also would these be the correct tubes to use for both sets of tires
https://www.ebay.com/itm/TWO-GR-KR-16-16-Tire-Inner-Tubes-TR15-Stem-Bias-or-Radial-6-50-16-7-00-16/253913150956?epid=3016658076&hash=item3b1e6735ec:g:-K8AAOSwgYdbtMpH
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