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  2. spookie the aardvark

    American Speedfest 8 - July 03 & 04 2021

    All fingers crossed and living in eternal hope
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  4. Not many Saturdays to go until Speedfest now!
  5. frosty

    Hello & 2017 Wrangler Engine dead :(

    what engine is it
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  7. PDB

    Tyres

    Yes Tim the rock step on Sarn Helen before the narrow gate we did. Crawled up it like a boss and then my eagle eyed co-pilot spotted the TPM gauge going down rapidly. But one isnt having an adventure if the outcome isnt most uncertain!
  8. TimC

    Tyres

    Yeah, I reckon the ST Maxx is ideal for your rig too
  9. TimC

    Tyres

    Ah yes I remember, I think you made the spare tyre into a cool storage space for stuff and not taking a wheel keeps the weight down. That is typical isn’t it, you take all of the repair gear you think you could possibly need and the one think you never think is going to break is the one thing that fails. Very bad luck with the valve stem, good you were able to patch a running repair. Was that on Sarn Helen?
  10. spookie the aardvark

    Grand Cherokee WJ - Build

    Hi TazMann, saw your jeep on ebay yesturday and she's looking great . But still a very sad day to see her go Can fully understand your reasoning and sometimes the head has to over rule the heart (damn the sensible head ) At least you have other plans and will be good to hear about them as they happen As for "until the mods kick me off for not having a Jeep" Simple answer is go on to "that auction site" buy some good old Jeep bonnet and boot badges (plenty available) and stick them on your new toy - No one will be any the wiser . It's the new Jeep T5, it's just like a TJ just a bit different I wish i had remembered that you had a roof rack on your Jeep (that fits properly) as I have been looking for one for mine but they seem to be rareer than rocking horse poo, where did you get yours? Maybe should have asked this a while ago Please also remember all the people you have helped out with your build thread (me being one of them) and also your very sage advice (yes i listened as well) DON'T BE A STRANGER and wishing you all the best in your future endevors
  11. PDB

    Tyres

    I can get the spare in the boot Tim with all my gear except the fridge, which I could always place on a folded back seat. The telescopic ladder works as a great loading /off loading ramp by sliding the tyre on its side. The weight is more for the roofrack and unsprung weight on the 4 other tyres, but not a problem at 35kg wheel and tyre.
  12. PDB

    Tyres

    Thanks Rick - tire rack has the full info. STT pro looks the same weight as the ST max so thats great for 3 ply MT. Problem solved. I designed my build ground up fit for purpose so load rating already considered and no problem. I wont be changing to MT anytime soon. The likely challenge would be forest trails and that is what the winch is for, the ST maxx is ideal.
  13. Hello forum, I wonder if anyone could help me? After 55,000kms my Engine somehow blew up (injectors melted). So... I need to find an engine to replace it. I went to my local Jeep dealer here in Malaga, 22k invoice came back, clearly that is madness (don't ask me about Jeep themselves). So... I am looking for an Engine for my 2017 Wrangler to get her going again, could anyone here help?
  14. Rick Kiesel

    Tyres

    Not mounted with the rims but these are the specs for my tires... Tirerack is a good resource I use to compare specs and reviews a lot… https://www.tirerack.com/tires/Spec.jsp?tireMake=Cooper&tireModel=Discoverer+STT+PRO 54 pounds isn’t too bad for an off-road tire, you could go with a lighter tire but usually the trade off is durability so it depends a lot on your requirements. I think you mentioned you do a lot of overlanding right? If so what is the overall load of your vehicle including all the gear? Make sure you compensate for the load rating, many people overlook this and get bad treadwear if the load rating is too low for your application.
  15. PDB

    Tyres

    57lb great thats no problem. Not sure BFG are true to size though. I've calibrated the jeep to the tyre size but can do it again to suit. I didnt bother with a spare wheel but had a spare tyre, levers, patches, compressor etc. It was the valve stem that sheared off and the ARB threading tool failed, quite easily. So managed to botch a repair sufficient to hold that much air. It was a stainless steel valve cap and long valve stem the problem. Mustve filcked into a rock crack in the rock and acted like a chock as the wheel turned. I now carry colby emergency tyre valves that go from outside in.
  16. TimC

    Tyres

    I like the comment about the Insa turbos Stu to be fair they do say “ for off road use only” just to get back to the first question I asked at the beginning of this thread I’m actually quite surprised that with all the input and feedback from people on different brands and types there still isn’t anyone who seems to use General tyres never mind the Grabber X3. As I said I have Grabber MTs on my CJ and I’ve thought them a great tyre. Wonder why they don’t seem to be very popular
  17. TimC

    Tyres

    @PDB just did a quick look up. KM3 in the same size as your STMaxx 265/70R17 shows as 57.5 lb, so heavier but not by a huge amount, an extra kilo or so to hoik up onto the roof, or just under 5%. By the way, why did you have to drive home on it “aired down” so to speak after ripping off the valve stem instead of switching to the spare?……..don’t tell me you didn’t have it with you
  18. Stu2985

    Tyres

    After 15 years green laning and off roading in the UK and trying various tyres and seeing friends running them. These are my personal views and opinions Cooper STT - Sensible priced tyre but I find their sidewall traction for example on grassy side slopes to be worse out of any tyre I have ever tried and seen BFG AT - Great tyre but very expensive and can have its limitations on wet grass and mud BFG MT - As above with less limitiations Maxxis Trepador - Great traction but why do my 31" tyres actuallymeasure only 29" ? and boy where did that tread disapear to. Not a long life tyre and I am very wary of their actual sizes now. Not a bad price though. Toyo Mt's - Very pleased so far (2 years) plenty of tread great traction but boy do they weigh a ton compared to the other brands. Sensible money. Insa turbo special tracks - Superhuman traction but play day only really. Over 70 mph on a hot day the lugs fall off, they are shaped like a 50p piece and sound like a star wars tie fighter on the road. Cheap sa chips though. For UK green laning and lets be honest most people here wont take a JK or JL on some of the smaller tighter lanes an AT tyre is fine. Of course if you want "the look" then its bfg mt's . The odd play day well its up to you. Latest Jeeps have plenty traction aids to overcome an AT tyre limitations. One thing to check is you can actually get your chosen size in chosen brand currently as tyre stock is a bit hit and miss at the minute.
  19. TimC

    Tyres

    I pretty much agree with that sentiment Rick. As I said, I had no complaints with my STT pros, a great tyre and never let me down. Came down to availability though, just didn’t do the size I wanted. I wanted to go up to a 33 and to do that with the STT pro would have meant 33x12.50 which I didn’t wantIf Cooper had done it in 285/75R17 I would probably have gone with them again as they are cheaper than BFG.
  20. TimC

    Tyres

    I was going to say Paolo that weight must be a key factor for you for that reason, more of a factor than perhaps for other people. Keeping the weight up on the rack to a minimum, not to mention getting it up and down from there is probably near the top of your list for things you don’t want to compromise on. Funny that the spare is often forgotten by people when going up in tyre size. And don’t get me wrong I’m not against a lighter tyre in an MT, saves your brakes and fuel economy, it’s just a question of of what manufacturers can build.
  21. TazMann

    Grand Cherokee WJ - Build

    Fourpot, if I tried to put the Jeep Drivetrain under the VW I think i could end up divorced But maybe a project for the future. In the mean time i am going to need the drive space. But you know what, I wouldn't change anything over the course of the build. I have been so happy with how it all worked out
  22. Fourpot

    Grand Cherokee WJ - Build

    Sad to see the build end. What a journey, but these things are what makes life not just living. New projects, new adventures, new horizons. Or hotels... or.... Could you put all the Jeep drive train under a VW Camper?
  23. Fourpot

    1998 Cherokee 4.0 Ltd - Project

    Thanks mate, that's very kind, but I've got some now.
  24. PDB

    Tyres

    Thanks Rick. I thought they were KM3s on your TJ but seems they are STT pro. Pretty much the same size as mine and they looked good on your TJ. Have you weighed your spare wheel and tyre? Just curious. The main thing for me is weight as I carry the spare on the roof.
  25. TazMann

    Grand Cherokee WJ - Build

    PDB. Thats all we want to do also, get out there and Enjoy the countryside and the Country. I might even venture abroad, well once we have the hang of it all LOL The T5 arrives home tonight so the driveway is going to be crowded to say the least Just want to say thank you to everyone on here who has helped me on the Jeep Journey. The crowd of people and Mod's on this forum has been the best I have ever know. That's the truth. Great forum. I'll be around for a while, until the mods kick me off for not having a Jeep LOL
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  27. Rick Kiesel

    Tyres

    I’m very very very picky about tires, so much so that it’s usually the first thing I think about before I even purchase a vehicle. Here in the UK we don’t need to worry about rocks too much, if you troll the US forums you will see a lot of people leaning towards rock climbing but they might be thinking of bare rocks common in the mid-west. That really does not apply over here so I’m not too worried about a pure rock tire where the KM3 may be favored. IMHO the Cooper STT Pro is my favorite for UK terrain and the on road drivability is miles better then MT tires in the old days, the technology behind lug design and compounds really have improved in the last 10 years. Just make sure you get the correct load rating for your application! Also I like the sidewall lugs of the STT Pro, the biggest weak point for me is sidewall punctures. My record to blow out a sidewall was 1.5 miles on a brand new tire, but that was on a gravel rally track so not really a fair comparison, but I will say that I’m very confident about the STT Pro in this regard. Anyway my 2cents is money spent on the Cooper STT PRO is a wise investment and a good selection of sizes should be fairly easy to locate in the UK. BTW. I run the Cooper STT Pro 265/75/16 on an 02 TJ
  28. Black_box_jeep

    Tyres

    I think Tim C has saved me a lot of typing! Cooper was on the list of likely options but no stock in the size I wanted. I almost went to 315/70/17 which would have forced my hand for Regear which is on the wish list for “one day”. But then saw this post which gave the confidence to use the eBay supplier that id tried to use a few months previous (would have saved me boring mrs BBJ with tyre info and pics). Id say on road has improved over the toyo MTs in noise and comfort and maybe even performance but maybe that’s because the wallets a lot lighter now! Haven’t even had chance to air them down yet, and coped well with the few obstacles at the JOC event. The guys that run the km3 in a 35 and 37 seem to get good results airing them down so I’m sure they’ll be fine for most of what we’ll ask of it.
  29. PDB

    Tyres

    Although it is only a 2 ply. Usual inventory marketing I suppose.
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