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so today i ordered my new tires(33" mickey thompson baja mtz) and new rims (16"atx predators)....but now im going to through some buyers guilt and im rethinking if mtz's i got was unnecessary considering its gonna be more of a mall crawler....and ofcoarse the guy tried talking me into the atz's but of coarse i was super stuborn and had my mind set on the mtz's....was this a costly mistake? they wont wear down THAT fast will they????
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so today i ordered my new tires(33" mickey thompson baja mtz) and new rims (16"atx predators)....but now im going to through some buyers guilt and im rethinking if mtz's i got was unnecessary considering its gonna be more of a mall crawler....and ofcoarse the guy tried talking me into the atz's but of coarse i was super stuborn and had my mind set on the mtz's....was this a costly mistake? they wont wear down THAT fast will they????
my 2 cents - since you said this will be more of a mall crawler...go return them and get the atz's. The mtz will be louder on the road and they will wear down faster... by how much I don't know....
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I run 35x12.50R15 MTZs on my LJ and they don't wear as fast as you would think. I have around 35K miles on it mostly highway and they are only worn to about 65-70%. They do get noiser as they chunk and wear but most off road tires will do that if they are abused. Plus the rear fender wells are cut out right now so I hear them more...

I say keep them. You'll be glad you did when you take it off road.

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I had somr drinls ANd don't care right now. I would say a jeep is about having it the way you want it. yah, maybe an all terrain makes more performance since but honestlt most of the wear on my muds have come from offroad. on road they will wear just fine. just not as much traction on the ice...get what you want
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Stop second guessing yourself. All terrains just don't seem right on a Wrangler. Enjoy what you have, take it offroad whenever you can, earn the inevitable scratches that will happen and know the story behind each one. It's a Jeep thing.

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so today i ordered my new tires(33" mickey thompson baja mtz) and new rims (16"atx predators)....but now im going to through some buyers guilt and im rethinking if mtz's i got was unnecessary considering its gonna be more of a mall crawler....and ofcoarse the guy tried talking me into the atz's but of coarse i was super stuborn and had my mind set on the mtz's....was this a costly mistake? they wont wear down THAT fast will they????
I agree with you, and further, suggest this is not the right forum for you. Try a more subdued forum like JK-Forum.com that caters more to delicate flowers and mall crawlers.
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lol, Alec, have I ever told you that you are one of my favorite posters, loll
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I agree with you, and further, suggest this is not the right forum for you. Try a more subdued forum like JK-Forum.com that caters more to delicate flowers and mall crawlers.
dude... thats just wrong.
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The infamous inter-forum bashing again...
When will it ever stop?

Aren't we all Jeep lovers after all?

Now... About this Yellow Hummer...
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