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Dick Cepek Fun Country Radials

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The big question: How does it compare to the old FC-IIs? We chose this Wrangler to try out the new Fun Countrys because it was adorned with a set of 33x12.50R15 FC-IIs with only about 10,000 miles on them that looked almost new. We were able to put on the (basically) same-sized Fun Country, using a 305/70R16 (33x12.50R16) tire on a 16x8 rim. Unfortunately, the new Fun Country was a Load Range E tire. The ride was a bit harsher than the older Load Range C F-C II tire the Jeep had on before. The new Fun Country had a slightly wider contact patch but a slightly shorter tread depth. Combine these attributes with the higher load range and subsequently stiffer sidewall, and it’s no wonder the new Fun Country felt like it had less sidewall roll and was more reactive to steering input on the highway. The difference in loudness between the F-C II and the new Fun Country is negligible; they were both quiet. The new Fun Country was softer on our type A rubber durometer in the same temperature, but that could be attribut

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