In the latest episode of our On The Trail video series, our host offers up a review of the Nexen Rodian GTX tires he installed on his Jeep Grand Cherokee daily driver, along with a look at his long-term Jeep Wrangler axle swap project.
Nexen Rodian GTX
The Nexen Rodian GTX tires are not going to see much off-road use on the Jeep Grand Cherokee, so the goal was to find something that offered a quiet ride and long-lasting tread. The Rodian GTX fits the bill, these tires are going to be original equipment on a variety of road-bound models from Mitsubishi, Kia and Hyundai.
Nexen backs up the Rodian GTX with a 70,ooo-mile warranty.
The reviewer has put approximately 1,800 miles on the tires so far and they are living up to expectations for on-road performance. There is plenty more information in the video review, so be sure to check that out.
Jeep Wrangler Axle Swap Project
This video also takes its first look at the long-term Jeep Wrangler axle swap. We see an axle truss from Barnes4wd.com, which is going to be installed on a Dana 60 axle that was taken out of a 2005 Ford F-250, which is a significant upgrade over the Rubicon’s Dana 44 axle. So far, the Dana 60 has seen some cuts made to accommodate the truss, but there is plenty of work left to do.
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