April 12th – 2015 – Area 62


After a long cold snow winter we finally got a chance to hit the trails after a week of rain. There was 470cm or 15 feet of snow fall over the winter and the trails still had 3-4 feet of snow in most areas.

With proper air pressure the Jeeps broke trail no problem but as the day went on and the weather warmed up we started to dig deep and deeper and things started to get rough. However in the end we all made it out thanks to a bit of winching.

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Mickey Thompson MTZ – Updated


First Published: July 21st, 2010
Updated: April 14th, 2015

Tire selection is really the most critical part of any Jeep build. All too often well built Jeeps will not perform as they should because of poor tire selection. This often is because of lack of budget, understanding of wants vs needs and understanding the differences between different patterns, compounds and brands.

Trying to keep a Jeep both trail and street worthy is a difficult task and one you shouldn’t cheap out on. This is often why I suggest people buy tires before suspension even if the tires will not fit yet. It is better to spend money on the right tire than it is anything thing else.

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