Yes I decided to keep it, these things are hard workers and can last a life time if maintained proper.
You are right about the tyre size. Its more 'show' than 'go' but NUIC has also been running 35s and though it is heavier on its feet, it seems to be doing fine on obstacles. I just want to keep a pair for the special occasions. This machine is my daily driver so it would be impractical to slap on a big pair of shoes considering I drive over 70km a day, 5 days a week and fuel economy is a concern. But no harm in owning the big shoes for when you need them. The set up would be circumstantial. Thank you for the heads up and concern