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bpip3 02-16-2004 07:09 PM

Mickey Thompson
I'm planning on getting a set of mickey thompson baja claw radials. Anyone ever had them....What do you think. I'll be doing a lot of on-road driving also.

Yukon97 02-16-2004 07:30 PM

Re: Mickey Thompson
Most people will say they don't like them. They get horrible mileage on them even on the highway. I personally don't like them. I really like my bfg a/t. I will get about 45k-50k out of them. I would only have expected about 40k but with the proper rotation, I will get more.

MSF 02-17-2004 02:14 AM

Re: Mickey Thompson
They look awesome, but they are soft (even the radials) and will wear fast, so they are better suited for something that spends most it's time off road. My main concern would be height. I measured a 315/75/16 once, and it was only 34 inches tall instead of 35, and that sucks. But also keep in mind, most big truck tires don't last long if you have anything more aggressive than an all-terrain. So if you want em, get em.

blabhern 02-17-2004 02:17 PM

Re: Mickey Thompson
I had some Mickey Thompsons once, ONCE! They only lasted aroub 25,000 miles and I didn't like how they handled in the street or out in the desert. But in the end, it is your choice.

somudo 02-17-2004 09:04 PM

Re: Mickey Thompson
my friend Kyle had them on his 89 chevy they were 33x12.50's. he said he loved them and they lasted him about a year with annual rotations and balancing. most of his miles were road because he was a student at this time. i've been with him offroading and they performed pretty good even on sand and they cleared the tread pretty well also. on a test of about 5 differnt mud tires first was the TSL and then the Claw. they are pretty loud and do wear quick and the only reason he didn't get another set was because he wrecked his truck before he got a chance to order them. if your going to be doing mostly road miles i'd suggest an a/t. i have bfg a/t's and they do pretty well with minimal wear. they're not going to be the mud tire that you want but they are good performers and work well in sand also.

gottagofast 02-18-2004 12:02 AM

Re: Mickey Thompson
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they lasted him about a year with annual rotations and balancing

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So, he didn't balance or rotate them?????

PewterZ2000 02-20-2004 10:40 AM

Re: Mickey Thompson
I didnt catch that but thanks for pointing it out, i love when people mess up!

bpip3 02-23-2004 11:15 PM

Re: Mickey Thompson
what do you guys think about the Goodyear MTR compared to the Claw

MSF 02-24-2004 12:14 AM

Re: Mickey Thompson
MTR = Better puncture resistance, better wearing on the street, better looking IMO, probably as good in mud, and not a whole lot more expensive.

Yukon97 02-24-2004 10:29 AM

Re: Mickey Thompson
Definitely an overall good tire. My buddy has 35's on his grand. The only down side to them is that the rubber is VERY soft. Other than that, not a big deal. I would get them, but I have no need for them

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