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I ordered 5 Goodyear MT/R 40" tires (spare) from TireRack for $345 each $1889 with shipping delivered from Indiana to Columbus Ohio. They run a lot smoother than my 37" or 38" Super Swamper SSR's, but aren't as sure-footed in heavy rain. The SSR's are very sticky on pavement and on rocks, but wear out after about 10,000-15,000 miles.

I expect that the larger diameter 40's will wear out front end parts ie. ball joints, tie rod ends, pitman arm and idler arm a bit quicker.

Since the 40's use a 17" wheels I like the Cepek / GT Aluminum 17's. For heavy duty off roading you can use steel wheel covers on your aluminum rims.

There are a couple of issues with the 40" MT/R's. They are C rated load range (as opposed to E ratings for the 37's) so they carry a bit less weight. I don't think that this will be a big deal with my light open-top since people in heavier loaded wagons use them successfully. They have a tall sidewall, so they might absorb more bruising before affecting the rims. Finding a shop to mount them and balance them was a problem. Most shops can't take that large of a tire.

My D-Ring brushguard, which used to attach to the top of the airlift rings, now attaches to some channel steel painted black and bolted in place with 2 stainless steel bolts at base of existing ring and one through the top of the ring. This setup is actually better/stronger than the original welded tubes that came with the brushguard.