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Old School Mud & Snow Tires And Vintage-look Radials

Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by maurywhurt, Dec 14, 2018.

  1. Mar 1, 2019

    WadeS Member

    Nov 7, 2013
    IMG_2118.JPG So I'm running 7.00x15 's on my 65 Gladiator.New STA Super Tractions.They look great, a little noisy but it adds to the vintage feel to me.Bumpy til the y warm up.No tubes. The place that mounted them suggested i go with beads-8oz I think.
    They add them inside the tire just before they seat them and add air.No outside weights.I was skeptical at first but after the first drive they were great.The beads just roll around and balance as needed.I 'll do it to all my tires now.I think a whitewall added to this tire would look awesome.
    Limited sizes thou.I'm currently running 215/75/15's on my cj,which are whitewalls,I find them just a tad small.
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2019
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  2. Mar 1, 2019

    WadeS Member

    Nov 7, 2013
    [​IMG] 215's on my 66. For reference.
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  3. Mar 2, 2019

    Keys5a Sponsor Sponsor

    Florida Keys
    Jan 23, 2014
    Wade, I love seeing the Tux hubcaps on both your Jeeps. Yes, they were offered by the dealers as an accessory, including a 16" version. To me, they add more of a "period" look to the '60 s Jeeps. I just recently picked up a very nice set of these hubcaps, finally!
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  4. Mar 5, 2019

    WadeS Member

    Nov 7, 2013
    Hello Donny. Congrats on finding a set. They are quite rare as you know. I love the look on the truck and my cj. I even had a set on my Wagoneer for awhile.
  5. Apr 19, 2019

    67jeepster New Member

    S.E. michigan
    May 24, 2007
    8699AD52-DB32-4B7A-8884-6FFD32C895A5.jpeg 0ACACE29-C14F-4ECD-8035-484B50D6DC53.jpeg And 215’s on a 67. Kinda wish Coker would’ve pick up these molds from Goodyear/Kelly/ Wintermark.
    And.... I Wish I would have picked up 235’s but the price was sooooo right I couldn’t pass them up.
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2019
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  6. Apr 27, 2019

    maurywhurt Member Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

    Western North...
    Dec 12, 2009

    Update 4/27/19:

    Over four months later, my CJ is finally back together. I got the Yokohamas installed and drove the Jeep with the new tires on it for the first time this week. Even though I'd anticipated some noticeable improvements, I was shocked by the degree of difference between these new radials and my previous bias-ply tires.

    The Jeep's ride is much better with the Y742S tires. They transmit an appropriate amount of "road sensation", which I would describe as controlled and firm yet without ever feeling harsh (as the bias-plys often tended to feel). The handling and cornering characteristics are likewise far better with the radials than with the bias-ply tires. It doesn't drive like a completely different vehicle with the Yokohamas, but it definitely seems like a significantly upgraded one.

    To sum it up, in my personal opinion the Y742S radials are simply superior to the bias-ply tires in every respect that matters, given when and how I drive my Jeep (mainly in decent weather and on-road).

    I will definitely not be going back to bias-plys on my CJ.

    Incidentally, I started out using 35 psi of pressure in the new radials, and then dropped it to 30. Brian (BJHitson60) was kind enough to share with me that he runs his Yokohamas at 27 psi. Having now tried 35, 30, and 27 psi, I find that I concur with Brian's preference.
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2019
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  7. Aug 27, 2019

    Thean Member

    HSB Idaho
    Sep 1, 2017
    These peeked my interest after your review.
    Just heads up, these Y742S in the 7x15 are on clearance over on Tirerack. Yokohama only lists the 235/85r16 on their website now, which tire rack doesn’t seem to show.
  8. Aug 27, 2019

    Boyink Super Moderator Staff Member Sponsor

    Ava, MO
    Sep 20, 2002
    I remember going from bias-ply Dick Cepek Fun Counties to BFG MT's..and feeling like somehow I'd gotten into a Cadillac.
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  9. Aug 31, 2019

    sgogpn Member Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

    Glendale, AZ.
    Nov 20, 2002
    I got my 46 project rolling out of the shop under its own power today and pulled it up on the dirt pile out front. I wanted to check flex and bump stop clearance.

    Thats when I noticed the similarity in tread design of my new Power King Extra Traction's to my favorite tire from days gone by...

    The outside tread pattern of the Power King's is exactly the same as an Armstrong Trutrac. Armstrong put a diagonal rib in the center of the same pattern.

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  10. Aug 31, 2019

    Alan28 Well-Known Member Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

    Châtillon en...
    Oct 21, 2012
    I would like to have these beautiful hubcaps, looks nice.
    I spent some time looking for new tyres.
    I found few choice in my place, so I decided to get radial reinforced tyres for small trucks. Riken...
    The advantage is that I use my Jeep on roads, small country roads (as in the song) and it is nice to drive, no sound, no shock.
    I use them also in land tracks but I don't try crossing wild land or fields.

    Bridge Nic.jpeg pneu Riken.png
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  11. Oct 24, 2019

    fyrmn Member Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

    High Desert AZ
    Apr 29, 2006
    Just for reference these are some Goodyear Workhorse mud and snows that I picked up years ago from Nebraska tire, bias ply 700-15. They have served me well. The good old days. IMG_3964.JPG
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  12. Oct 24, 2019

    Beach66Bum ‘66 Tux Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

    Big Island on...
    Oct 30, 2015
    Nice vintage looking tire
  13. Oct 27, 2019

    wally SSSSTER

    upper merrimack...
    Jun 12, 2005
    i still have the original spare wheel and g-y suburbanite polyglas tire with my cj, but i no longer have the sub mounted to the rim. instead, i’ve got an unused interco super swamper ltb mounted to that rim in 34x10.5x15. i run a narrower tsl ss on the 4 wheels - 34x9.5x15 - and like the look of this tall, skinny tire on the cj.

    below is a picture where i was running the LTBs (spare is an ltb).[​IMG]

    i’ve run radial swampers, too. they work decent off-road. but no comparison to the bias swampers like the LTBs or the narrow ss i now have. i typically run these at 3 to 4 psi off-road, and 10 to 15 on-road. no bead locks, either.
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  14. Nov 3, 2019

    txtoller Member Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

    Weatherford, TX
    May 28, 2014
    Interco is making some great tire, right now!

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