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As far as I got today. EGR came off without breaking a stud. Air rail too.

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Dropped off the tires to get mounted and then grabbed the pallet.
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Part 1 of the pallet is mostly installed. Still need to mount up the front shocks.
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The Dobinsons springs go on butter smooth every time. Bushings fit good. Springs are the proper length. Sitting pretty. I have this setup on my 60 and it will settle a good bit from here

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What are the advantages of these over the stock 15” chrome wheels?

Tire selection?
Weight?
Aesthetics (hub caps)?

Thx

Moving to a 16” wheel puts you in a much better tire selection. This tire is a true 33x9.5 which is a great tire for a 40/55/60
Weight is about the same
I like the steel wheel look. I don’t like hubcaps on 60s but don’t mind the clips because the wheel width, backspace are perfect

Basically a non-US split wheel look
 
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Moving to a 16” wheel puts you in a much better tire selection. This tire is a true 33x9.5 which is a great tire for a 40/55/60
Weight is about the same
I like the steel wheel look. I don’t like hubcaps on 60s but don’t mind the clips because the wheel width, backspace are perfect

Basically a non-US split wheel look
Roger that.

Follow up: MTs don’t really make sense for our location, (NM and CO..no mud). Do you have a favorite AT? Or are those Yokos so good you just run them everywhere, including the highway?

I prefer a 31”, bit more stock(ish) and my wife is short. Any ideas?

Thanks for your time….
 
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BFG ATs are tried and true. And run a bit small. A 33x10.5x15 is a good look, even on a stock suspension, being a bit small and all. So a 31" BFG will be closer to 30" and may fit your height needs.
 

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What you will find (or not find) is a very limited range of sizes and styles in anything with a 15” wheel.
Lots of good info here. Things have changed even more in the 15” wheel space in 3 years.


60 series like 33” tires. Lowers the highway RPM.
 

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Roger that.

Follow up: MTs don’t really make sense for our location, (NM and CO..no mud). Do you have a favorite AT? Or are those Yokos so good you just run them everywhere, including the highway?

I prefer a 31”, bit more stock(ish) and my wife is short. Any ideas?

Thanks for your time….


I run the same tires on my BJ74. Excellent tires. I only wish they had like a 34.5" version. Smooth, great traction and IMO not anymore more slick on snow/ice than any A/T I've run (Michelin/BFG). I have about about 25,000miles on mine and still good tread, quiet and smooth.

You could always run the 235/85r16 which is slightly smaller than the 255 size.

235/85-16 = 31.73"
255/85-16 = 33.07"

 

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I run the same tires on my BJ74. Excellent tires. I only wish they had like a 34.5" version. Smooth, great traction and IMO not anymore more slick on snow/ice than any A/T I've run (Michelin/BFG). I have about about 25,000miles on mine and still good tread, quiet and smooth.

You could always run the 235/85r16 which is slightly smaller than the 255 size.

235/85-16 = 31.73"
255/85-16 = 33.07"


I have the 285/75-17s on my 80. They are 34 x 11. Love them.

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The Dobinsons is done. It took me a long time because there are zero directions. Got it now.

I have all these swingouts for my 80 bumper but I did not want to block the ambulance doors and left them off so I did not know all all the parts went together. I got it though.
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Now I have to wire it up with this awesome diagram I found on the site

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