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Old 11-12-2014, 06:23 PM
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Default 1.9 Dick Cepek FC II's reduced

Got these recently and wanted to see how they would look reduced to 1.55's.

They measure about 87mm(3 7/16") wide, which seems to be just about perfect for 34"-35" tires.

Before and after


Same diameter as Tamiya BFG's


Side by side with 1.55 Mud Thrasher and MT MTZ



I like the width and the diameter these turned out to be. They're actually the same size as my reduced Dirt Grabbers on my Blazer.
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Wow they look killer! good work..
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Those reduced 1.9's are lookin' really nice!!
Im currently building an REC baja scorcher and find the 1.55 mtz tires to be too small for a rear baja bug tire. I was thinking that these reduced 1.9's might be slightly wider and taller then 1.55 mtz, and might provide the beefier look I'm after...

If possible could you please provide a few side-by-side comparison shots of just the reduced 1.9 and 1.55 mtz.
Any help on the matter would be greatly appreciated!
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Those reduced 1.9's are lookin' really nice!!
Im currently building an REC baja scorcher and find the 1.55 mtz tires to be too small for a rear baja bug tire. I was thinking that these reduced 1.9's might be slightly wider and taller then 1.55 mtz, and might provide the beefier look I'm after...

If possible could you please provide a few side-by-side comparison shots of just the reduced 1.9 and 1.55 mtz.
Any help on the matter would be greatly appreciated!
I'll see if I can snap a few this weekend. I'm working in the city till Sat.
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I'll see if I can snap a few this weekend. I'm working in the city till Sat.

Thanks, I really do appreciate it!

I did however already order a set of these tires, so either way I'll be trying your reduction method... now I've narrowed the width of tires before but have never reduced them like this.
Do you have any pointers or tips to make sure the tire lines up after making all of the necessary cuts?
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If you only ordered 2 pair, you might want to get an extra pair. That way you can practice on one and then have an extra for a spare tire.

Make sure you have a sharp pair of scissors.

As for aligning the tread ends back together, just make sure your initial cuts are in the same spots (or parallel). Be sure to make your cuts perpendicular to the inner bead and carry that line to the opposite side. When you remove the "pie" piece, it should be the same on both sides.

I found this video by Pantablo to be very straight to the point on how to do this.

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If possible could you please provide a few side-by-side comparison shots of just the reduced 1.9 and 1.55 mtz.
Any help on the matter would be greatly appreciated!
Got you some pics. If you need more, let me know.




Next to the set I made for my Ramcharger



For my Bronco on the left, and for my Ramcharger on the right.
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