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post #1 of 29 Old 08-27-2009, 07:06 AM Thread Starter
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Buying used wheels/tires! Are these worth it?

Hey guys. Waiting on my lift in the mail and found a set of used tires wheels (35' 12X50 Mickey Thomson tires on 17in Nitto Bullet rims). Are these good (both on and off road)? BTW the tires are 4 months old. Thanks so much!
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Mickey Thompson what? MTZ radials? ATZ radials? Baja Claw radials? What is the rim offset? backspace? Lifted Jeep? Stock Jeep?

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THey are the ATZ's and I'm putting a 2" budget boost. I know it'll rub if do to much offroading but I'm gonna save up for some more lift asap. Not sure on the backspacing or anything...sorry
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bullit wheels are for mustangs. personally not a fan... but it's your jeep.

what were these previously run on? and how much are they asking? only way to give an opinion on if they're worth it.

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The ATZ's have a 3 ply sidewall and a 6 ply tread, which is pretty good in terms of puncture resistance for an A/T tire. If you spend more time on the road and out of the mud, then this is not a bad tire imo. It certainly might disappoint you in thick mud, but that may not be something that you plan to do a lot of. I would personally rather have a set of more aggressive tires, but that's just me. Also curious as to the price you are paying, in terms of how good of a deal this is. I have never run these tires, so I have nothing good or bad to say about them personally, but they should balance well and ride smoothly.

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thanks for the replies so far! they were run on a jk but the guy is selling alll the goodies before selling the jeep.... i plan to start wiith trails and i do do alot of road driving... the price is 800 bucks
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ok... last question... when you say set... do you mean 4 or 5? cuz when thinking Jeep... to me that means 5


either way... that's not a bad deal... would be a great deal if it's for 5.

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yea i would have rather of had 5 but its only 4... my bad
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yea i would have rather of had 5 but its only 4... my bad

ok... well as StubEXrube mentioned... these are great for on road driving but not in thick mud. not to say you couldn't do it... just rather you wouldn't be fully satisfied if you want this kind of characteristic. but you mentioned you do a lot of on road driving... so these would be a good fit for you.

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35"x17x12.5 Mickey ATZ tires go for $252.99ea on quadratec (x4 = $1011.96)
http://www.quadratec.com/products/92606_3XX_A_PG.htm

and i'm guessing the bullit wheels are somewhere around $150? (x4 = $600)

that puts you at $1611.96. so you'd be getting them for half the price at 4 months old.

pretty sweet deal. even if the wheels are 100 bucks a pop... you'd still be looking at $1411.96. still a sweet deal.

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thanks so much!!! ok now i feel better about this... i love this forum
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do they state how many miles are on them at 4 months?

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BTW- You might ask the previous owner how many miles are actually on them, rather than looking at it as "4 months". He may have racked up some serious miles although doubtful. Don't ever buy "sight unseen".

Also consider spending some coin to get a front bumper and winch with these tires.....just in case you find yourself in some deep mud with no other Jeeps around. Hell....see if this guy wants to sell you a winch too while you're at it.

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yea theres no listiing on milage but i will def do that when we meet up... once again thanks for all the advise
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ok one more question! talked to the guy and were gonna swap wheels for a bit of a discount... will 35's fit on my stock x if i stay on the road until i get the lift???
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ok one more question! talked to the guy and were gonna swap wheels for a bit of a discount... will 35's fit on my stock x if i stay on the road until i get the lift???
seen it done but you wont want anything to do with hard cornering or offroad.

so how many miles on those suckers?

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Hell no! It would be like putting a size 12 foot in a size 10 shoe , sure it will go in but wont be worth a dayum.
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awesome... i havent asked but will do... sorry for knowing nothing but will they bolt right on or will i need spacers or anything?
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o didnt see gunny's...now im confused
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there is a guy in the Destin area that ran 35s with no lift. not sure what the backspacing was.

hmmmm.... judas is a member here... i believe he did the same... i'll shoot him a pm and get him to chime in.


in regards to gunny. you're correct they'll be useless but the OP plans on putting a budget boost on. he's looking to get the wheels and tires home for now. he should be able to do so.


klutz1001... get us the backspacing

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talked to HER and she says she doesnt know the milage or backspacing there only a couple months old tho...
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A couple of months? Ask her what her daily commute was in the JK. That can usually get you a ballpark mileage. As for cramming 35's under the stock fenders its been said before. It is possible, but you probably won't be happy with the results.

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Don't forget those chunky plastic fenders are held on with little plastic clips that will break away when a big tire jams against them... been there done that, and I had a lift (35x12.5x17 Mickey MTZ's and 2.5" Procomp coil & shock). So easy on the speed bumps!

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only a cpl months old or 4months old? why is she getting rid of them? Well maybe because they are AT's and she realized she wants some MT's how can someone not have an idea of how many miles the tires have on them lol...how many miles the jeep have on it?

you are going to rub like hell though without lift, specially when turning, how long you going to run them without lift

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i received my BFG KM2 35x12.5x15's about a week before my lift and had no rubbing issues at all while driving around town with the air damn removed even at full lock. on the hard trails is a different story, with the sway bar disconnected full flex comes pretty quick with no lift. jggucwa put 35" AT's on his stock X with no lift and hasn't had a complaint even while wheeling with us, so it can definitely be done just dont expect to tackle moab with this set up. you could always put some flat fenders on if you want to go the no lift route and still be able to articulate.

you can still stuff your tires up in there.


but its much better with a little lift.




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thank you judas

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