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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 18:01 pm 
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Hi everyone! I am in the process of restoring a 1943 Willys MB and just wondered where the best place to get the correct NDT tyres from is.

I have found a few places that do them at around £70 each. I think these are made in India. I know there are also the Firestones available at around £120 each.
My question is: are the cheaper tyres false economy? They will be going on combat rims.

Any advice would be most welcome!

Thanks in advance!
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Hi, It depends on how many miles your hoping to get :D an indian set will take you just asfar as the firestones, your paying for the brand name like a pair of nikes :wink: balancing and toe in adjusted correctly is a must.
seriously i do an average of 500 miles a year, they'll outlive me :!: most dealers should give a discount if buying a set of 5.


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Thanks Scot that's great info. Think I might go for an Indian set for the moment then. Main aim is simply to get it on the road! :D Originallity can come later!
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I've run Omaha tyres for 5 year , don't know what breed they are , got them from Tony Sudds, (now Universal Jeeps)


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Ok thanks Dave, will look into those too. Are you running on Combat Rims? If so do you use beadlocks or just flaps?

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I run Speedways on my 42MB for correct tread patterns and ..also no beadlocks just flaps.

John Grey at Grey Automoyive has some good looking jeep tyres mate

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That's great, thanks Lloyd. Few phonecalls to be made methinks! :D

I must say, since getting this jeep, the amount of help I have received from the jeep owners community has been fantastic! All very friendly guys who are keen to see another one back on the road!

Thanks Chaps!
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No problem mate..i take it you have discovered G503.com for all manner of jeep related stuff.

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Yea really useful site thanks. Just in the process of refurbing the dynamo using their tutorial.

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Hi Matt
I'm running on comabts with flaps, were a couple of bead locks when I stripped it down but left them out .
Not any problems with it over the years

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Hi Matt
Google Totec tyres -they sell Speedway Military 6.00 x 16

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Yea thanks Jon they were the first ones I looked at, these are the ones made in India. Do you use them? I rang them up for a quote on 5 and they were very helpful! They also mentioned that they also supply some of the more well known Jeep firms!
Thanks for all the advice chaps!
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