Rubicat Back on 40×15.50 Nitto Mud Grapplers!!

As some of you may recall, Cindy and I took Moby’s old 40×15.50 Nitto Mud Grapplers mounted on 20″ ATX Slab and painted the rings Dozer Yellow so that we could run them on Rubicat, our 2012 Jeep JK Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out as well as we would have wanted and quickly found that 3 of the 5 tires suffered from severe leaks. After breaking down the wheels again and doing a thorough inspection of the beads, we found that the problematic tires were installed improperly and had beads that were folded over in multiple locations. It would take multiple attempts (literally breaking the bead locks down about half a dozen times and reinstalling them) to mitigate these problem spots but, as of today, we now have a complete set of 5 tires all holding air! It’s a bit dark out but, here are a few shots that we just took of what Rubicat looks like with her new shoes. Of course, with the sunset being so pretty again tonight, most of them are kind of redundant only taken with different lighting and from slightly different angles.

Rubicat Back on 40×15.50 Nitto Mud Grapplers!!

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