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    ok so i have a couple different configurations of the next "BIG" purchase. The only thing is that im not sure which do to.

    Config 1: currie steering system, MT Baja Claw Radials 35x12.5, new speedo gear, RE rear track bar, drop pitman arm, EBC pads, Centric Rotors

    Config 2: all the same as config 1 but not the new tires and add tube fenders front and rear, maybe some armor if i can go without something else from config 1

    the main thing is if i really need new tires now or can they wait a couple months

    heres my tires


    heres a new tire



    so what do yall think, are the tires good enough to last another couple months?
    05 Unlimited, RE 4.5, 4.5 springs, adjustable front and rear track bar, 33x12.5 MT Baja Claw Radial, 15x8 MT Classic Locks, 4.88's, Tom Woods rear cv and sye kit superwinch, RRC front bumper, rear bumper with tire carrier, rocker guards, home made 1.5 seat risers

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    that's a tough one but i guess i'd go with #2. i can't see the picture of you tires though. tube fenders and armor would be nice.

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    I think the tires are fine for now, looks to me like you still have almost 50% tread... I would always spend money on armor, I have found that it saves money in other areas down the road.
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    The contest after the one for the recovery gear should be for a currie steering upgrade package.

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    your tires are good, got for the armor
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    Your current tires look fine. Most states only require 2/32nds of tread to be "legal". You have more than that left. IMO, don't spend the money on aftermarket "performance" brake rotors and pads. You get great performance from OEM/OEM replacements braking components. To put it in perspective, I am running a supercharger, methanol injection and 40" Iroks on my TJ with OEM '79 Ford brake rotors, pads, drums and shoes. I can lock the brakes up when I want and can stop more than quickly enough. Just my .02 worth. Use the couple of hundred you would spend on the aftermarket rotors and pads on something else.
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    Stick with your current tires and get the armor especially if you like playing with rocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy4ink View Post
    Your current tires look fine. Most states only require 2/32nds of tread to be "legal". You have more than that left. IMO, don't spend the money on aftermarket "performance" brake rotors and pads. You get great performance from OEM/OEM replacements braking components. To put it in perspective, I am running a supercharger, methanol injection and 40" Iroks on my TJ with OEM '79 Ford brake rotors, pads, drums and shoes. I can lock the brakes up when I want and can stop more than quickly enough. Just my .02 worth. Use the couple of hundred you would spend on the aftermarket rotors and pads on something else.
    are you using any special pads or anything?
    05 Unlimited, RE 4.5, 4.5 springs, adjustable front and rear track bar, 33x12.5 MT Baja Claw Radial, 15x8 MT Classic Locks, 4.88's, Tom Woods rear cv and sye kit superwinch, RRC front bumper, rear bumper with tire carrier, rocker guards, home made 1.5 seat risers

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    Quote Originally Posted by txboy72 View Post
    are you using any special pads or anything?
    Nope. My front axle is from a '78 F150 supercab, 5.13, Tru-trac and hydro assist. The rear axle is a Ford 9" from a '79 Bronco, Full spool, 5.13s and drum brakes. All of my brake parts are from the local Napa and/or Federated Auto parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy4ink View Post
    Your current tires look fine. Most states only require 2/32nds of tread to be "legal". You have more than that left.
    He's right about 2/32nds of an inch of tread... Thats the distance between the edge and Lincoln's head on a penny. You've got lots of tread left.
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