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on & off tires... why do difficult???

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#1 christopher G

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 02:45 PM

I dont know if anyone has done any tire shopping lately.. but the selection sucks for 14" rims. Does any one have any recomendations on a good tire that is budget friendly?? I have done some searching and it looks that the LIB's from Walmart are completely unavailable. and mud terrain are out of the question for highway use.

I have lifted my loyale cut the fenders and put in an ea82 duel range tranny so I know I can fit a 27 or 28 but it looks like I have to go metric radial... BARF!!!!

this is my daily driver but I still want to hit the trails and not but "up the creek"

any great ideas would be great without getting 15" wheels.

I am so frustrated with this whole tire thing because it looks like I cant get what I am looking for without spending $1000 that I dont have.:dead:

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 04:37 PM

yea, 15" wheels > 14s

not the cheapest option....but TireRack has BFG A/Ts in a 27x8.5x14 on closeout for $94 a piece.

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 03:55 PM

yeah dude, we ran into that same probablem. i guess you'd have to go with some metric radial A/T's or a 15" wheel. they have phased out the 14" wheel, and tire.

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 02:35 AM

other than ATV tires...And If i understood you correctly you want a tire for highway use and a tire for offroad use...



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Posted 13 September 2007 - 02:55 AM

[quote name=''[HTi]Dain']yeah dude' date=' we ran into that same probablem. i guess you'd have to go with some metric radial A/T's or a 15" wheel. they have phased out the 14" wheel, and tire.[/quote']

Hell I had trouble finding normal 13" street tires recently...

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 09:27 AM

Hell there are plenty of brands Khumo, Hankook and Super Swamper to start with. With that selection you should be able to find on you like.

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 02:26 AM

Personally I think you need to decide exactly how much off road you will be doing. I go wheeling about 3-4 time a year... yeah, I just don't have the time. I got some Wal-terrain Liberators and for my mostly highway use they have served me well.... but when I go to buy tires again, I'll get something maybe even a bit less aggressive.. Although I like the libs a lot. If you think you'll make it to the trails once a month... and DD the car the rest of the time, really weight how much you really need the tires... if you go once a week, consider not using the car as a DD or getting a more aggressive tire and buying new ones more often...

or just go 15", it's not that expensive:-p

P.S. Check out Telstar Turbostar RVs... they have a 27x8.50R14LT and have a liberator style tread.

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