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 on: September 11, 2023, 07:19:54 PM 
Started by bigdry - Last post by vince
I've never owned a set of remould tyres, but I have considered them many times. Some years ago a tyre dealer that I used gave me the following advice.

"If they are for a dedicated off-road vehicle then they will be fine. If they are for a vehicle that does most of it's mileage on public roads expect to replace them more frequently as they often wear more quickly than brand new tyres. There could also be a ride quality or handling issue if you are unlucky enough to get one of the tyres with a noticeably stiffer carcass than the others but we won't replace it because we just warned you."

I didn't have enough for a new set of BFG's back in 1999 when I received this advice so I bought a budget brand 'Tacoma MT' that is almost identical to the 2023 Arivo Rock Track MT. They performed well enough on and off road and had good enough wear rate that I sold them a few years later when I went up to a bigger tyre size. I have been running BFG MTs ever since on my off-roaders, with Bridgestone, Pirelli, Yokohama, General Grabber and Goodyear for ATs on other Jeeps. I've bought used Jeeps with a variety of other tyre brands fitted and for my recently acquired 2005 KJ I will likely go for a set of Yokohama GO15 or Toyo AT3.

There are quite a few budget and premium brands that are within £5 more of the Insa Turbo Risko and five that are cheaper. New tyres will have a consistent carcass stiffness. Remould tyres have improved a lot over the years so carcass stiffness may not be an issue anymore.

When it comes to new tyres, 2-ply tyres will usually ride better on the street, weigh less, be more fuel efficient and cheaper to buy. 3-ply tyres will usually resist punctures on and off road much better than a 2-ply, will weigh more, return slightly worse fuel economy and be more expensive.

I no longer buy 2-ply MT tyres for any vehicle that I will drive off-road regularly, but I'm happy to buy 2-ply AT's for occasional off-road use. I have found the 2-ply MT tyres to be a false economy as I have punctured and replaced at least one from each set that I have had, but I have never punctured a BFG MT. Actually, I have, just one KM with only a few thousand miles on it suffered a roofing slate 'dagger' piercing through the sidewall. An agricultural tyre fitter repaired it and it was relegated to an emergency spare. That's not a bad record for eight sets of BFG's in over 20 years.

 on: September 08, 2023, 10:08:56 PM 
Started by bigdry - Last post by bigdry
never fancied remoulds before tbh, but bf goodrich are so pricey...looking for 31/10.5/15 to use offroad in mud and rock. Any experiences with then here?? the Risko model looks good.

 on: September 08, 2023, 10:05:42 PM 
Started by bigdry - Last post by bigdry
SORRY FOR SLOW UPDATE: i set float height as per the weber manuals advice and reset idle. sooo much better! thx all.

 on: August 17, 2023, 07:16:48 PM 
Started by Nosebolt - Last post by Jonny Jeep
I ran 33 x 12.5 x 15 tyres on 15 x 8 wheels with 4" backspacing for a few weeks before lifting my TJ. Anything more than the smallest of bumps or any flex could result in rubbing.

Typically you would need 3-4 inches of lift to run 33s on a TJ, and may need to add a washer or two to the steering stop bolts if there's any rubbing at full lock.

 on: August 14, 2023, 11:30:02 PM 
Started by Nosebolt - Last post by vince
I ran 265/75R16 on a 2" SkyJacker lift kit with stock wheels and flares. Tyre tread was covered and the Jeep worked well off-road.
The tyres were fitted a few days before the lift and from what I remember it was driveable on the street. Didn't try it off-road with the 265 tyres without the lift.

The 235/75R16 is fine with no lift on stock wheels.

 on: August 06, 2023, 08:00:03 AM 
Started by PaulC - Last post by frosty 1
i would be looking for a second hand box for it.

 on: July 28, 2023, 06:24:57 PM 
Started by PaulC - Last post by PaulC
The transmission died on me a few months ago. Renewed the fluid and filters and all was well.

Soon afterward though it would drop out of overdrive while at speed. Only stopping, shutting down, waiting and re-starting would fix it but for a mile or so before it happened again.

Fault codes include transmission overheat but the temperature is 'only' 112C which doesn't seem high to me?

It sometimes doesn't change up smoothly but jerks. When decelerating it sometimes 'hangs' in O/D or 3rd gear then, when I apply throttle it changes down with a jerk. It's not great.

I'm guessing but 'IF' there's sludge or a blockage then getting it flushed might be a good idea. My friendly mechanic doesn't have the equipment for that so can only offer a fluid and filter change. I tried one local specialist who quoted me £6000 (yeah, right).

Any ideas or recommendations in Herts/Essex would be appreciated. For a company that knows what they're doing I'd even travel further.

 on: July 14, 2023, 06:57:36 AM 
Started by Nosebolt - Last post by Nosebolt
one for the hive mind, I am looking at new tires, and TBH this is 70% looks 30% performance.

My problem is a lot of conflicting info, so a few questions

how big can I go without a lift?
are Puck lifts OK/safe?
how much effect does wheel offset have?
if I go for 285/75r16 (these are just under 33") what are the min mods needed?

 on: June 25, 2023, 09:58:30 PM 
Started by Clarky735 - Last post by Clarky735
Not getting an error code ,just saying I don't have permission. Sorry can't remember my previous username.

 on: June 21, 2023, 03:02:47 PM 
Started by Clarky735 - Last post by ivanidea
Hi Clarky,

Are you getting an error like below?

An Error Has Occurred!
Call to undefined function mysql_result()

If so, it seems to be affecting everybody.

Also, if you remember your previous username let me know, and I will see if I can assign your previous posts to your current account.

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