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    Ride idea

    This has crossed my mind a few times, but here is a group on Pirate 4x4 that actually did it. Get rid of the gnarly mud tires and slap on some worn out stock street tires and see what you can do.





    I wouldn't even think about doing this unless it was dry as running Quarry when really wet would just be a lesson in frustration. Hmmm....I have a set of half worn 245/75's sitting in the garage.

    Here's a link to the thread.

    http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=990897
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    I have been tryin to rid my sami of death wobble when it has the stock tires on it, (doesnt happen with the swampers on ). I have also thought of going to Tar hollow with the 205/75/15 tires on it. Just to see how it would go. We should plan a ride there with stock street tires only. It would be a blast.
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    Cool idea!!!!
    Back when I had my cherokee I went on a Tar Hollow ride with little 205 or 215 street tires on it while finishing up the samurai. I had a blast....The boys thought it was cool how we had to use momentum to get through most stuff and that we were not able to crawl.

    Driving the trail once in a while really makes you hone your driving skills, and it is just fun to go back to what it was like when you first started out wheeling.

    I will probably take the samurai out on a shake down run to tar hollow on street tires the first time, anyway.

    I think it would be cool to do a club ride that way.

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    Are bald street tires pretty cheap? I would have to buy them for the ride and probably just resell them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHAKEnBLAKE View Post
    Are bald street tires pretty cheap? I would have to buy them for the ride and probably just resell them.

    "Yeah they're dana 60s with detroits, twin sticked, 300 horsepower, 28" slicks!"
    I would think you would be able to pick up a set really cheap. Probably find a tire shop and get a set they were going to dispose of.

    Just a couple weeks ago I helped a guy down the street sell a set of decent 50%+ tread Goodyears that were a stock pickup size (i.e. more expensive than a little car tire) and had to drop the price to $50 to get rid of them.
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    Have you guys forgotten the "Bet Ride" from 2006?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy View Post
    Have you guys forgotten the "Bet Ride" from 2006?
    Definitely would want to pick and choose the trails and weather conditions. I think a lot of trails at Tar Hollow when dry would be interesting. Anything with mud holes or muddy ruts would be a winch fest (i.e. the old Beard Cemetary after the rock, and many places at Quarry).
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    I like it. the tires/wheels from my wife's horse trailer will bolt right on.
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    Sounds like a fun idea to me, I have a set I use for a daily commute.

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    My son took a day off and came down yesterday. By early afternoon I had him talked into cutting a small trail up a steep embankment. The run is only about 50 yards long. The first 20 yards crosses a ditch and the last 30 are all uphill. We fired up the old YJ outfitted with 31" worn out ProComp mudders. We spent hours on that little trail that wouldn't have a problem to the TJ. We had an absolute blast with the YJ.

    Of course that is why I keep the YJ around. Ya cant hurt it and it is great fun. I might cut a few more trails and enjoy wallowing around in that stock YJ.
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    Stock is always funner. Exspecially when you make it places you should be able to. Ive always believed it and always will. I'd rather be stock running moab than tons and 42's.

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