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Really showed the difference between the Gladiators solid front axle and the IFS Silverado as far as traction and capability. The TFL guys do a nice job with their videos .
 

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I've been considering using the Mopar steel spare wheels as well. But, they're 7.5" wide just like stock. The BFG MK3 they're using requires a 8.50" to 11.00" wheel width. Is this not a big deal to mount a tire slightly out of width spec?
 

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I've been considering using the Mopar steel spare wheels as well. But, they're 7.5" wide just like stock. The BFG MK3 they're using requires a 8.50" to 11.00" wheel width. Is this not a big deal to mount a tire slightly out of width spec?
I was wondering the same thing. It looks like it worked but is it safe?
 

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These guys need to know the TAT route they are planning to use includes large chunks of pavement. I’ve done the tat East to west on dual spirt bike and chunks of it MS to CO in my JK. Plan on doing some of it in my JT this summer as well. But it isn’t 100% dirt. Just mostly.
 

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Yeah. Love the the fact they love their Rubi JT but I couldn’t finish the vid. And if they are here in the forum I’d love to discuss why.
 

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I was wondering the same thing. It looks like it worked but is it safe?
I've been considering using the Mopar steel spare wheels as well. But, they're 7.5" wide just like stock. The BFG MK3 they're using requires a 8.50" to 11.00" wheel width. Is this not a big deal to mount a tire slightly out of width spec?

You CAN mount a wider tire to the OEM rims. You will get a narrower foot print and a wider wall budge than if mounted on a wider wheel.

The manufacturers recommended wheel width is a CYA by the tire companies (pushed by insurance and lawyers) so that if someone mounts on an unapproved wheel they aren't liable.

Now, if you want to mount a wide tire on a narrow wheel, you either do it your self or find a tire shop that doesn't care about the rules.
 
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