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Are these the tires?

Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by Stout, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. Feb 25, 2011
    Stout

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    SIDSCJ

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    AFAIK, NDT tires did not come stock on any ECJ5 from the factory.
     
  3. Feb 25, 2011
    godevil

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    If you want the look of an NDT go with the 7.00 x 16's. The 6.00 X 16's came on some early MB's and the Bantam trailers.
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    Stout

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    What would be a comparable size of radial tire?
     
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    Rondog

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    Stout

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    I those, too. Very pricey especially considering I need to buy 5 of them. I'll probably end up going with a more modern radial to save money.
     
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    mb82

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    While I know it is not a "vintage" tire. I have always thought the BFG AT/KO had a vintage look to me. Guess it is because the tire has been around since before I was born.
     
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    Rondog

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    $127 isn't really expensive for a tire. Go price some of the "big boy" off-road tires, that'll make ya choke! But I know what you mean, I'll need five too. Then of course there's the tubes and liner thingies too, and the price of siping, mounting and balancing. I also need to find a local place that can get those without charging me for shipping. I just don't know about using radials for off-road use.
     
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    Patrick

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    Why not? I've been off-roading for 25 years and I've never owned a bias ply..
     
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    nickmil

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    I have and the ones I've run sucked.

    Nothing wrong with radials off road. Especially with a Jeep that sees on road use....

    I agree with Patrick, get some radials in the pattern you like and never look back.
     
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    Stout

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    Pardon my ignorance but what are the liners you are referring to? I did some brief searching on tirerack.com and, yeah, $127 isn't that bad for tires nowadays. I like the vintage look so I guess I'll be ordering 5 of them...ouch. (Plus I still need to score one more 16" rim.)
     
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    Rondog

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    I don't know because I have no experience. I have to wonder about the toughness of the sidewalls on rocks, and if radials would be stiff enough. Again, I have no experience to gauge with, just something I've wondered about. Then of course, there's all kinds of "off-road uses", right? My personal plans for my Jeep may be much different than what other guys do with theirs, I ain't crawling over any big rocks, for example. I really don't know what tires I'll end up using yet.
     
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    Rondog

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    Liners = The "rubber bands" that go under the inner tubes. They wrap around the inside of the wheels to protect the inner tubes from rubbing and abrading against the wheels and the rivet heads. Bicycle wheels have them to protect the tubes from the spoke heads. They're the last item on this page. http://www.universaltire.com/truck-and-military/truck/650-16-sta-super-traxion.html
     
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    Stout

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    OK, I know exactly what you are talking about now. Interesting, mine did not have them when I took off the old dry-rot bias tires.
     
  17. Mar 2, 2011
    haighfam

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    I bought my '57 from the original owner, and the spare was an NDT. He said it was one of the 5 original tires when he bought it. Could NDT's have been factory supplied, or possibly installed at the dealership?
     
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    dafeeesshh

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    My manual copyrighted in 1955 says the tires are 6.00x16 and all the pictures show NDTs. I just thought the early cj5 got them and the stopped in the sixty's and went with tires that actually grip the road.
     

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