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Steve97tj
03-20-2012, 11:55 PM
If you could wrap your favorite rims in your favorite tire what would it be?

I think for an offroad only tire i really like
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n296/Steve97TJ/BFG-Krawler-MT-Web.jpg
or
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n296/Steve97TJ/CC.jpg

For anything not strictly offroad i'd rep some
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n296/Steve97TJ/PBR.jpg
or
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n296/Steve97TJ/bfg-mud-terrain-ta-km2.jpg

I don't think the tread depth on km2's on anything above a 35 is deep enough for my liking. I like the MTR's alot too just not convinced how they are for the southeast wheeling.

WeRideNTruX
03-21-2012, 12:14 AM
iroks, treps or rockers. not sure i have an order for them though

matth_85
03-21-2012, 12:34 AM
DD- BFG A/T
Offroad only-Krawler/Trep/Swamper sticky. Just depends on what axles as to what tire I would choose.

MountainGoat
03-21-2012, 12:43 AM
I like my Krawlers but would like a set of Treps or some 43SX stickies

jimbo92
03-21-2012, 12:51 AM
Thornbirds

01tj
03-21-2012, 08:11 AM
Red Label Krawler

97TJGUZZY
03-21-2012, 08:17 AM
under 35s KM2
35-40 Sticky Trep
40 + Sticky SX2

01tj
03-21-2012, 10:03 AM
They dont make a 35 sticky trep do they?

97TJGUZZY
03-21-2012, 10:11 AM
No I wad revering to that size range and running the 37s

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XJ savage
03-21-2012, 10:23 AM
For a badass all around tire that'll handle 1000's of miles a year of highway driving, it would have to be a 38.5" Truxus MT radial. I loved the set I had. And to go with the theme of the thread, I'd mount them on a set of Champions.
For a wheeling only tire, it would be either a PBR or Trep. 40"-42".

Steve97tj
03-21-2012, 11:46 AM
I like the treps alot too, they seem to be the tits. Do the Creepy's not compare to them at all?


Also for an all around tire, i really like some of the KM1's, i wish they still made them in a 33x10.50 or a 255/85, i like them a lot better then the km2's in that size.

GreyZJ93
03-21-2012, 11:59 AM
KM2 on a DD rig. or even the new nitto trail grapplers (haven't seen them in action but look to be a decent tire)

Krawlers or creepys on a street driven trail rig.

Sticky treps, reds, or sx2 on trail-only rig.

wheels: black raceline monsters or powdercoated black walker evans

Southeast Overland
03-21-2012, 12:16 PM
I'm a fan of my KM2s on my DD. For an off-road only tire I'd want something more aggressive.

XJ savage
03-21-2012, 12:59 PM
I like the treps alot too, they seem to be the tits. Do the Creepy's not compare to them at all?
I don't know. A lot of people say they suck but I've seen otherwise. I'd buy a set if I ever came across a good deal on some. They say they ride great on the road.

97TJGUZZY
03-21-2012, 01:31 PM
I don't know. A lot of people say they suck but I've seen otherwise. I'd buy a set if I ever came across a good deal on some. They say they ride great on the road.

Whoever told you they ride great on the road was blowing smoke up your skirt.

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cannonball
03-21-2012, 01:41 PM
Whoever told you they ride great on the road was blowing smoke up your skirt.

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x2 those tires are loud as ****, and seriously last 10k miles.

for a strictly offroad rig, it would definitely go to a sticky krawler or a sticky trep.

for an on/offroad rig, it would go to the km2, kevlars, or maybe a PBR (heard mixed reviews about the PBR's for on road.)

XJ savage
03-21-2012, 02:34 PM
I won't know until I try them. If I found a good deal on some I'd give them a shot. I'm sure over the next few years I'll be sampling all sorts of new rubbers.

Mason, 10k miles is a lot! That would be about 2-3 years on my rig!

Steve97tj
03-21-2012, 03:09 PM
Guy in sisoffroad up north has a extremely low xj on tons now that used to DD it on 37 creepys even delivering pizzas and think they held up fine. Ktmracer something is his name. Timmay for liquid iron industries has been abusing same set of 37 sticky treps for years and they still have life left.

I don't think you can compare bias tires to radials just like you can't compare bias to stickys. Radials will last long but not be as capable, bias seems to be a good medium and balance between driving it on road and offroad performance, not best for either but has its advantages, and stickys offroad need no explanation, on road.....just dont.

Bias PBR just measure to small, atleast in there 37, there radials measure true but never heard anything about them. Mtrk seem to be straight on road but gillis has killed what 2 or 3 sidewalls with his. I've been most impressed with km2s for a radial and don't know anyone that's had problems. I would love a set of 35 krawlers though....

Southeast Overland
03-21-2012, 03:10 PM
<snip> or maybe a PBR (heard mixed reviews about the PBR's <snip>)

I'm fine with PBR for a good cheap option, but prefer high grav. :grinpimp:

01tj
03-21-2012, 03:11 PM
Red labels are radial tires...

XJ savage
03-21-2012, 03:25 PM
About the only tire I've ever had that were completely intolerable on the highway were a set of cut 37" Boggers. I wouldn't own another set of Boggers if they were given to me. Maybe on the back.
Grooved 36" TSL's, 37" SSRs, 33" SXs, 36" TSL radials, 31" Truxus MT, even riden in Rich's Jeep with 35" Thornbirds, all were reasonable.

Best two highway tires I've had were the SSR and Truxus MT. I'd love to own a set of Truxxus MT's again. Performance and ride quality were all there! And I'm all about trying out new treads. So I can't say one tire will do better than another unless I've tried it first hand.

250f4life
04-04-2012, 12:17 AM
I think one of the best tires of all time hasn't been mentioned. Super swamper sx. I've had a lot of tires, 35 BFg km1's, 36 tsl's, 37 pbr, 38sx, 40 Goodyear stickies. I absolutely loved my sx's. Deep soft tread, thick strong sidewall with tread. They flat out worked on my old truck. I have some 37 reds now I plan on running till I see belts.

LR Max
04-04-2012, 09:25 AM
For an all purpose tire (aka, a lot of street then into the mud, because we live in the south and there is mud everywhere), it is BFG MTs. Mine have performed very well. Of course my rig is so miserable on the road anyway, I can't hear them/feel how they ride so I assume they are ok in those departments. Mud and rock, they hold their own. My KM1's have a lot of good tread still left on them but I'm still thinking of going KM2s. Those KM1s are old. Like, 10 years old.

Sub 35" for off road, TSLs.

For an SUV that is a DD with some towing, Michelin Cross Terrains. They are quiet even to the wear bars and always ride good. Pricey, but you can get a lot of mileage out of them.

For BS whatever sedan/station wagon that'll never see dirt, BFG Tractions. Cheap, ride good, quiet, last a long time. Hard combo to beat as long as you don't need performance.

97TJGUZZY
04-04-2012, 09:30 AM
For an all purpose tire (aka, a lot of street then into the mud, because we live in the south and there is mud everywhere), it is BFG MTs. Mine have performed very well. Of course my rig is so miserable on the road anyway, I can't hear them/feel how they ride so I assume they are ok in those departments. Mud and rock, they hold their own. My KM1's have a lot of good tread still left on them but I'm still thinking of going KM2s. Those KM1s are old. Like, 10 years old.

Sub 35" for off road, TSLs.

For an SUV that is a DD with some towing, Michelin Cross Terrains. They are quiet even to the wear bars and always ride good. Pricey, but you can get a lot of mileage out of them.

For BS whatever sedan/station wagon that'll never see dirt, BFG Tractions. Cheap, ride good, quiet, last a long time. Hard combo to beat as long as you don't need performance.

do your KM1s have any dry rot cracks? Let me know if you want to get rid of two of them when you get new tires.

LR Max
04-04-2012, 10:37 AM
No dry rot yet. The spare does but I think it is older than I am. Friggen spare is some miserable bias ply military tire. The size is 235/85/16. What do you need them for? That is actually what I'm thinking is selling them as spare tires to other rover owners. Rims and all.

Yeah, new tires and new Defender style rims. Definitely would drop some coin but would be oooohhhh sssssoooooo nnnnnniiiicccceeeeee.

WolfGT
04-04-2012, 10:41 AM
Anything over an 80", I would go with the XMCL.
1172

97TJGUZZY
04-04-2012, 10:41 AM
No dry rot yet. The spare does but I think it is older than I am. Friggen spare is some miserable bias ply military tire. The size is 235/85/16. What do you need them for? That is actually what I'm thinking is selling them as spare tires to other rover owners. Rims and all.

Yeah, new tires and new Defender style rims. Definitely would drop some coin but would be oooohhhh sssssoooooo nnnnnniiiicccceeeeee.

looking to put some of that size on my trailer. I have been looking at doing some retreads, but would really like to find some used tires to throw on for cheaper...

97TJGUZZY
04-04-2012, 10:45 AM
Anything over an 80", I would go with the XMCL.
1172

why baby down iwth the xmcl when you could go Rice Paddy!!

http://williamsonwebsolutions.com/share/images/1694799ori.jpg

LR Max
04-04-2012, 11:24 AM
looking to put some of that size on my trailer. I have been looking at doing some retreads, but would really like to find some used tires to throw on for cheaper...

Fair enough. I will let you know what happens. They would most definitely look slick on your trailer.

06TJX
04-04-2012, 12:36 PM
If the price is right, ill take the other two for my trailer ;)

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VOLT
04-04-2012, 01:27 PM
Ground Hawgs

Steve97tj
04-04-2012, 03:10 PM
Ground Hawgs

A man of wisdom.


Really though ground hawgs and km1s are grandfather to most if not all offroad tires. Both have been around for ages.


I've always liked the sx's and would love to run some if they weren't so dang heavy

LR Max
04-04-2012, 05:46 PM
Wow. My rover is going to be sitting on blocks before too long.