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Old 10-23-2000, 03:35 AM
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Is any one running the gumbo mudders? I am thinking about getting a set but I have never used them before. I like the tread design on them but a friend told me he had a set and he hated them. (rough ride and flat spoting over night and wore out too quick) he is running 44" ground hawgs. and loves them but I don't want to be able to back out of the mud if I need to. the truck is also driven on the street every day.

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Old 10-23-2000, 11:12 AM
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The ground hawgs are 10x's better than the mudders, for all the reasons you mentioned. In Sand they will NOT float! even when bled down to 8lbs they will still dig to China.
They must be good for MUD ONLY!

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If you stay with a radial, you won't get the flat spots or rough ride. If it's a daily driver, I'd suggest a radial. I'm not sure about the Mudders but Super Swamper has a radial up to 38". After that it's all bias ply. There's many good 35" tires to choose from also.

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<font color=blue>I had (keyword: had) an 83 CJ7 with 35x14.5 Gumbos and they were not so good. In the morning, they were as round as a stop sign, the made more noise than my TSL radials, and they wore quick. I recomend the Swampers over the Gumbos.</font color=blue>

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Old 10-24-2000, 08:14 AM
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in reply to staying with a radial i am running 39 inch baja belted bias ply and my truck rides like it still has the 33 inch bf muds on it. but swampers gumbos and hawgs might be different but this is my experience with mickeys an bias ply.

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Old 10-24-2000, 12:55 PM
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To get a good idea of how gumbo mudders feel on a cold winter morning, find a 1-2 mile stretch o train track. proceed to drive on said tracks for about 1-2 miles at normal speed used on a normal street. practice this for at least two weeks, or until all fillings have fallen out of your head! And that my freind, is what those bad boys feel like! That didn't sound like a bad thing did it? I'm running 40-17-16.5's, and that about sums up their ride quality. But hey, they look cooooool, so I can't bitch! I think I'm going to try the ground hoags next though. I used to have a set of 35's, and they were nice. Good luck, and let us know how your new tires ride.

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Yep, that sounds like a bias! My 35" Boggers did the same thing. Its worse if the vehicle has been sitting more than a week. The radials also seem to steer much better and not wonder like the bias plys did. Most bias ply tires do have a thicker sidewall which makes them stronger and ideal for mud or hardcore trails.

Mudd Rat- I wouldn't consider the M/T's a true bias tire. Do you have any problems with them splitting in the middle? I would like to try the Baja Claws!


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Does anybody sell this tire anymore. IF anyone knows let me know at dwquave@yahoo.com Thank
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