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Offline JBert

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Shop Recommendation for tires?
« on: May 10, 2017, 06:25:02 AM »
I'm looking to put new tires on the YJ - don't we have a member with a shop that we try to support?
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Re: Shop Recommendation for tires?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2017, 06:39:56 AM »
Matt at Pro-tech in Middletown and Portland. They put tires on Geoff's car and just did the brakes and bearings on my truck. They do great work.

His board name is Lucasmagoos
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Re: Shop Recommendation for tires?
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2017, 06:41:39 AM »
Matt at Pro-tech in Middletown and Portland. They put tires on Geoff's car and just did the brakes and bearings on my truck. They do great work.

His board name is Lucasmagoos

Perfect, thanks!
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Re: Shop Recommendation for tires?
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2017, 07:29:05 AM »
Not to bash the shop, but I've had a couple people tell me in the last couple months that they've brought their cars there and got them back damaged, or almost worse than they went in. Hopefully jeep peeps get special treatment
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Re: Shop Recommendation for tires?
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2017, 10:09:57 AM »
Have not had any issues with Matt or his crew.
they have done work for me twice now, and no complaints whatsoever.
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Re: Shop Recommendation for tires?
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2017, 10:52:41 AM »
Have not had any issues with Matt or his crew.
they have done work for me twice now, and no complaints whatsoever.

 Ditto...

  Chris,   Do you know if they brought it to their attention?  Matt's always answered my PM's, and Rodger at the Portland shop has always been responsive, I'm sure given the chance they'd correct any issues.
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Re: Shop Recommendation for tires?
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2017, 11:23:01 AM »
They did a front end alignment for me.
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Re: Shop Recommendation for tires?
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2017, 11:33:47 AM »
Which tires are you looking at Justin? I'm going to use these Goodyears for one more season, then look for new tires next year.
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Re: Shop Recommendation for tires?
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2017, 01:56:22 PM »
Which tires are you looking at Justin? I'm going to use these Goodyears for one more season, then look for new tires next year.

Going with Dick Cepek Extreme Countrys.  My Duratracs won't fair well at MM this year, so I'm just going to bit the bullet and get them now.
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Re: Shop Recommendation for tires?
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2017, 03:56:40 PM »
dont even bother with the dick cepek tires, better off with the mickey thompson mtz or the bfg mud terrain
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Re: Shop Recommendation for tires?
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2017, 06:28:54 PM »
X2 on the MTZs assuming you're willing to pay for them, they ain't cheap, but other than low traction in rain I've got no complaints
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Re: Shop Recommendation for tires?
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2017, 09:03:13 PM »
Didn't Tina cut 2 sidewalls one weekend on Cepeks?
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Re: Shop Recommendation for tires?
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2017, 09:04:35 PM »
Justin - what size are you looking at?  Is the YJ your daily driver?

I'm a fan of the BFG KM2 M/T's - they are great on the trail, but wear extremely well on pavement...

I've heard some good feedback about the service at Pro-tech in Middletown and Portland...  Matt at Pro-Tech sponsored last years Great American Jeep Rally and sponsored the celebrity guest Ian Johnson to be there. 
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Re: Shop Recommendation for tires?
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2017, 09:51:26 PM »
The Cepeks were decent tires, but they wear fast on pavement, then again they were free so who's complaining.
If I had to do it over again the MTR's were excellent, but my Coopers SST's have given me the best bang for the buck................
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Re: Shop Recommendation for tires?
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2017, 10:21:09 PM »
The Cepeks were decent tires, but they wear fast on pavement, then again they were free so who's complaining.
If I had to do it over again the MTR's were excellent, but my Coopers SST's have given me the best bang for the buck................

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Re: Shop Recommendation for tires?
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2017, 05:27:20 AM »
Ive heard and read nothing but good about DC tires in general . The Extremes got great traction reviews.  MTZs are noted for side wall cuts.   Just my opinion .  FjR68

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Re: Shop Recommendation for tires?
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2017, 06:56:03 AM »
Justin - what size are you looking at?  Is the YJ your daily driver?

I'm a fan of the BFG KM2 M/T's - they are great on the trail, but wear extremely well on pavement...

I've heard some good feedback about the service at Pro-tech in Middletown and Portland...  Matt at Pro-Tech sponsored last years Great American Jeep Rally and sponsored the celebrity guest Ian Johnson to be there. 

Yea, the YJ is the daily when I don't have the service truck.  The other option was the General X3s.  I'm trying to keep the price down as much as possible.
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Re: Shop Recommendation for tires?
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2017, 06:59:26 AM »
Like my BFG KM2 M/T's
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Re: Shop Recommendation for tires?
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2017, 07:11:15 AM »
Ive heard and read nothing but good about DC tires in general . The Extremes got great traction reviews.  MTZs are noted for side wall cuts.   Just my opinion .  FjR68

That was my reasoning behind wanting to go that route.  Lot's of great reviews, including a few 4 wheel magazine tests that did well.
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Re: Shop Recommendation for tires?
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2017, 09:26:32 AM »
As far as a daily tire that you can wheel, I have had zero traction complaints with my duratrec's. They seem to go wherever I point them and are pretty quiet on the road. They don't do great in thick soupy mud, but they aren't a mud tire so I didn't expect them to. My one complaint I do have is that I can't keep them balanced. Gets pretty frustrating when I am in traffic on the highway and can't pick my own speed. They do great in the snow also which is nice. Most of the M/t tires won't do well at all on ice or hard pack snow.

If I didn't have the balancing issues I would have zero complaints about these tires and recommend them to anyone who puts a lot of miles on but likes to hit the trails on the weekends.
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Re: Shop Recommendation for tires?
« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2017, 10:50:50 AM »
.....My one complaint I do have is that I can't keep them balanced.....

 You try Dyna Beads or Airsoft BBs?
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Re: Shop Recommendation for tires?
« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2017, 10:57:04 AM »
.....My one complaint I do have is that I can't keep them balanced.....

 You try Dyna Beads or Airsoft BBs?

They were originally static balanced, worked for like 20k miles before they started to come out of balance. I put airsoft BB's in and it got a little better but still was not balanced. I had them static balanced again and they wouldnt balance so I left the weights on and put 8 oz of BB's in them again. With the weights and the beads it is better, but I still cant drive between 55-60 without a front tire coming out of balance or over 75 without a rear tire coming out of balance.
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Re: Shop Recommendation for tires?
« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2017, 11:00:46 AM »
How are they coming out of balance? are they throwing weights or spinning on the rim?
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Re: Shop Recommendation for tires?
« Reply #23 on: May 11, 2017, 11:26:50 AM »
That design is notoriously hard to balance. I've talked to a couple Goodyear people and they said that sometimes the tires themselves are bad and nearly impossible to balance, but if you get a good balancable set they are a nice tire, great traction in any terrain. Maybe they balance easier with a wheel larger than 15"?
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Re: Shop Recommendation for tires?
« Reply #24 on: May 11, 2017, 12:19:28 PM »
It might not be your tires.......
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