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Thread: NEW Shoes for MOBY : 40x13.50R17 Cooper Discoverer STT Pro M/T Tires

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    As much as I love bead locks, there's just no easy way to install them fast. You've just got to commit yourself to a lot of wrenching. Here are a few more pics that we took along the way.

    While I was working on getting the wheels mounted into the tires, Cindy was working on cleaning up the rings the best she could and smoothing out the sharp edges left behind by parking stones at the mall.
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    Round and round I go! Being that the ring from the spare was still looking like new, I started the arduous process of bolting it on.
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    Are we done yet?! Closer to the end and using a torque wrench to finish tightening up the bolts.
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    TA-DA!! All bolted up and ready to be aired up!
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    I'll post up more shots of these awesome Coopers installed on Moby shortly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    As much as I love bead locks, there's just no easy way to install them fast. You've just got to commit yourself to a lot of wrenching. Here are a few more pics that we took along the way.

    I'll post up more shots of these awesome Coopers installed on Moby shortly.
    What wheel did you use in the grinder to smooth the rings out? I will be tearing mine down and re-building with new tires in the next few months and would love to give them a refresh.


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    Quote Originally Posted by swampdog View Post
    What wheel did you use in the grinder to smooth the rings out? I will be tearing mine down and re-building with new tires in the next few months and would love to give them a refresh.
    We just used a flap disc to take out the sharp edges. If you're planning on painting your rings, a dual action sander is what we've used on the face of them in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    We just used a flap disc to take out the sharp edges. If you're planning on painting your rings, a dual action sander is what we've used on the face of them in the past.
    Thanks for the quick response. Makes sense.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post

    TA-DA!! All bolted up and ready to be aired up!
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    I'll post up more shots of these awesome Coopers installed on Moby shortly.

    Those look great! Might have to get a set for my next tire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    As much as I love bead locks, there's just no easy way to install them fast. You've just got to commit yourself to a lot of wrenching. Here are a few more pics that we took along the way.

    While I was working on getting the wheels mounted into the tires, Cindy was working on cleaning up the rings the best she could and smoothing out the sharp edges left behind by parking stones at the mall.
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    What type of stand is she grinding the ring on and where did you get it?


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    A flap disc would probably work well in the aluminum.

    Edit: Said Mr. Late by 6 posts...

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    Okay, the moment you've all been waiting for is finally here - shots of our new 40x13.50 Cooper Discoverer STT Pros mounted on ATX Chamber Pro II bead lock wheels and installed on Moby! Enjoy

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    For those of you who are interested, installed, aired up to 30 psi and with the full weight of our Jeep on the tires, the Cooper STT Pros measured 38-7/16" to the edge of the tread and that puts them at almost an inch taller than our old Toyo M/T's which came in at 37-1/2".
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    Also, for those of you who were wanting to know, the weight difference is between a 40x13.50/R17 Cooper STT Pro and Toyo Open Country M/T, is about 15 lbs. Both mounted on an ATX Chamber Pro II bead lock wheel, the Cooper weighed in at 134.8 lbs. and the Toyo weighed in at 150 lbs.

    Without having these tires balanced, we took Moby for a test drive and and found them to ride surprisingly clean and without any issues up to about 70 MPH. At 70, the front end stayed clean but we could feel some shimming in the rear end indicating one or maybe both tires were a tad out of balance. The shimming faded substantially at about 80 MPH. Needless to say, we'll be getting them balanced soon.

    Because of the large lugs and voids that mud terrains have, they ALL sing louder on pavement than an all terrain or street tire and of all the ones we've tested to date, we have found Cooper STT Pros to be slightly louder than something like a new Toyo M/T. That being said, our old Toyos had about 17,000 miles on them and were actually louder on pavement than our new Coopers. Of course, compared to our old Nitto Mud Grapplers, these Coopers are essentially silent.

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    this is beautiful.........
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