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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

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    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.
     
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  2. Mar 1, 2019
    WadeS

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    [​IMG] 215's on my 66. For reference.
     
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  3. Mar 2, 2019
    Keys5a

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    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!
    -Donny
     
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  4. Mar 5, 2019
    WadeS

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    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

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    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.
     
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  6. Apr 27, 2019
    maurywhurt

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    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.

    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.
     
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