So sold my JKU on 40s last year and picked up a 2013 Brute DC on 37s. (Got it from a friend, I’m not your normal brute owner.....)
As normal I managed about a year before serious modification was considered. Last winter I started with the plan of keeping the dynatrac axles and “never” going past 37s. Well that didn’t last long....
The Brute has a 6.4L, auto, pro rock 44/60 set with big brakes and RCVs. 4”ish lift and Fox shocks.
New plan that some parts are on order for right now.....
Dana ultimate 60s, cut down bumpers to clear tires, keeping suspension along for now other than adding air bumps, pSC alum fenders, hydro assist, and a few minor other things.
I DD this rig and we do “overland” plenty as well as wheel plenty. The Brute was never really wheeled by previous owner, still had stock skids with no scratches. Due to the WB trying to decide on tires?..?..? (I put overland in “” because I hate the bandwagon that everyone is on about “overlanding”, last jk we drove 10k miles round trip on 40s to Alaska one Summer) (it’s just driving and wheeling, sometimes with more camping gear than other days) rant over
I am trying to decide 42” Goodyear MTRs or 40” toyos or coopers. I’m hearing that coopers are noisy on the road? Anyone have this opinion?
The MTRs are much lighter but do have a “weaker” sidewall. Anyone running a 42 on something they drive say 10k miles a year?
Planning on method trail series 701 wheels which will set me up for being 1.5” wider per side with the axle than my current setup. I have fit 42s on a buddies JKU back in the day but his was a 3.6 and nutless, so not much comparison for real world use.