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what's the right tire ???
« on: May 22, 2009, 06:36:05 AM »
What kind of tire do you guys run on rocky dirt roads , I have run coopers discovers , bfg t/a ,bfg mud ,toyo m/t's . I was thinkin of something new oh yeah swampers also .
31-10.50 is the size i'm thinkin..I drive about 20-30 mi a day on these dirt roads and about the same on
pavement. I don't race my truck on the dirt but I do cruise along 45-50mph makes a nice ride.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.....thanks        :driving:
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Re: what's the right tire ???
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2009, 03:43:44 PM »
i am going to run yokohama geolander M/T they do a very good job in the sand and dirt rocks exc. awesome tire for sure i know evryone doesnt like them but id say 98% of them mostly rock crawl them. P.S. if you do alot of dirt road driving and like to run fast try 32psi probably the best for them http://www.yokohamatire.com/tires/geolandar_mt.aspx


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Re: what's the right tire ???
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2009, 04:23:28 PM »
BFG...........there is no substitute!  If you do a lot of street driving as well the All-Terrains are the way to go!  I am a little bias though!

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Re: what's the right tire ???
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2009, 04:31:26 PM »
lol i knew jason would get on here and say something. i guess im gonna wind up having a little head butting over this one lol i cant say no to BFG's though great tire even the rugged trail on my truck works awesome!!

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Re: what's the right tire ???
« Reply #4 on: Sep 04, 2009, 11:36:01 PM »
i just got a set of BFG's KMII (the new ones that look like crawlers) and i'm going to the rubicon in like 5 days i'll let you know how they do

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Re: what's the right tire ???
« Reply #5 on: Nov 15, 2009, 10:11:00 PM »
I've never been disapointed in bfg all terrains for high speed dirt.  I had a couple sets of maxxis bighorns on some work trucks and the one thing I can say about them is that they track really unusually well on loose marbley gravel...  they wear out fast though.

I've always wanted a set of baja t/a but they are way to expensive.
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Re: what's the right tire ???
« Reply #6 on: Nov 17, 2009, 06:52:01 PM »
I've always wanted a set of baja t/a but they are way to expensive.

too bad i just sold a set of projects for $700. BFG a/t's always get flats. gotta go with a harder compound if your on rocky terrain (lucerne valley). A/T's are nice for fire roads. M/T's are nice for going fast over rocky terrain. I typically go out to the desert about twice a month. which consists on barstow, lucerne, and glamis. currently i'm running nitto's terra grapplers and love them! I used to run around with the desert racing crowd till i got into crawling..
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Re: what's the right tire ???
« Reply #7 on: Mar 09, 2011, 10:01:06 AM »
i agree bfg km2 :clap2:
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Re: what's the right tire ???
« Reply #8 on: Mar 09, 2011, 10:15:48 AM »
If you want swampers, the good ol TSL radial 31x9x50 is a great tire.
If you didn't like the bfg mud  you might not like the swamper though.
Don't get boggers, they don't sidehill, and have no lateral traction for gravel.

If money is an issue, you might want to check out treadwright re-treads.  I know lots of people running them (includign myself) and they are really sweet tires.  Check out their website for tread design and info-mine came on bfg carcasses.....http://www.treadwright.com/
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Re: what's the right tire ???
« Reply #9 on: Mar 09, 2011, 10:17:38 AM »
I had bfg km2's too.  I wasn't horribly impressed with them on loose gravel,
but its loose gravel, what does work good? 
1975 FJ-55 Landcruiser: pretty much stock with 31 x9.50x15 TSL's
1992 Extended Cab Pickup: 22r, weber carb, 51" RUF, F-150 rears, Aussie Front, Welded Rear, etc.
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Re: what's the right tire ???
« Reply #10 on: Mar 09, 2011, 06:43:46 PM »
If you want swampers, the good ol TSL radial 31x9x50 is a great tire.
If you didn't like the bfg mud  you might not like the swamper though.
Don't get boggers, they don't sidehill, and have no lateral traction for gravel.

If money is an issue, you might want to check out treadwright re-treads.  I know lots of people running them (includign myself) and they are really sweet tires.  Check out their website for tread design and info-mine came on bfg carcasses.....http://www.treadwright.com/
BOGGERS ARE THE SH*T
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Re: what's the right tire ???
« Reply #11 on: Mar 10, 2011, 07:18:49 AM »
Every one has their own personal tire preferences.  Boggers are good for what they were built for...just like all tire tread designs, just my  :twocents:
1975 FJ-55 Landcruiser: pretty much stock with 31 x9.50x15 TSL's
1992 Extended Cab Pickup: 22r, weber carb, 51" RUF, F-150 rears, Aussie Front, Welded Rear, etc.
Build: http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=78730

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Re: what's the right tire ???
« Reply #12 on: Mar 10, 2011, 09:04:00 AM »
yes i agree, im just running boggers right now and i like them alot
Get oN iT anD Stay on iT
79 pickup doved, locked, half cage, boggers
88 ext pickup linked with fox airs up front, 39.5 iroks,Beadlocks, 5.29s, 4.7s, chromolys, 6shooters, hp arb,  spool and 56 chevys in the rear

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Re: what's the right tire ???
« Reply #13 on: Mar 10, 2011, 11:54:29 AM »
Hmm i wonder how his tires are 2 YRS later...............
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Re: what's the right tire ???
« Reply #14 on: Mar 10, 2011, 07:53:00 PM »
If you want swampers, the good ol TSL radial 31x9x50 is a great tire.
If you didn't like the bfg mud  you might not like the swamper though.
Don't get boggers, they don't sidehill, and have no lateral traction for gravel.

If money is an issue, you might want to check out treadwright re-treads.  I know lots of people running them (includign myself) and they are really sweet tires.  Check out their website for tread design and info-mine came on bfg carcasses.....http://www.treadwright.com/

How much is it for a set of those tsl radial for 31s

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Re: what's the right tire ???
« Reply #15 on: Mar 10, 2011, 10:09:11 PM »
discounttire.com
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Dual cases, 2.28-4.7
Dana 60 Rear; Danna 44 front; 5.89s
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Re: what's the right tire ???
« Reply #16 on: Mar 11, 2011, 04:33:32 PM »
I got a set of the 31's for around 800 last year from the local tire shop in Kellog, Idaho.
Swampers have been hard to find since they closed the plant.  Don't know when they will re-open, maybe they already have, don't know.
Treadwright tires has a tread similar to the TSL in certain tires sizes
1975 FJ-55 Landcruiser: pretty much stock with 31 x9.50x15 TSL's
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Re: what's the right tire ???
« Reply #17 on: Nov 14, 2011, 06:35:28 PM »
Bfg at's

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Re: what's the right tire ???
« Reply #18 on: Nov 29, 2011, 10:01:04 PM »
i just picked these km2's up. ive heard nothing but good and a friend drives on them daily. he says there quiet and run nice offroad too! im still finishing my build so cant tell you much more than that other than they sure do look nice!

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Re: what's the right tire ???
« Reply #19 on: Mar 29, 2012, 11:27:11 PM »
i just picked these km2's up. ive heard nothing but good and a friend drives on them daily. he says there quiet and run nice offroad too! im still finishing my build so cant tell you much more than that other than they sure do look nice!

what kind of wheels are thoose? i like them..

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Re: what's the right tire ???
« Reply #20 on: Apr 26, 2012, 08:14:23 PM »
they are racelines  and thanks   not sure if the sale is still on but they were buy 3 get 1 free!!!!

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Re: what's the right tire ???
« Reply #21 on: Oct 22, 2020, 07:14:30 AM »
Just place an order on Toyo Open Country MT. Can't wait to mount it on my rig.

 
 
 
 
 

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