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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-26-2000, 07:23 PM
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<font color=blue>The BFG ATs on my Blazer have seen better days and I want to get some new tires and i want to get some 35" mud tires. I have been looking at Baja Claws, Goodyear MT/Rs, the new BFG muds and Super Swampers. I know they'll all work good, but I would like something wider then 12.5 for when I go on the beach in the winter. I could care less about noise but my main concern is tire wear. I know Swampers are unbeatable, but I can't spend $600+ on tires that will be gone in a few months. I'm going to be driving a lot on the highway when school starts. Anyone here have alot of miles on these tires? How are they wearing? Thanks in advance

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BFG wear like steel[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img], they last alot longer than the others you have mentioned. but they are 12.5" Bleed them down to 8# and they do GREAT on the sand!!!
I have NEVER had good luck with goodyear tires, and wont buy them[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img]
I have always had great performance with BFG!!![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

dunt dunt, dunt dunt, (this is supposed to be the JAWS theme[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]) You know who, is lurking out there,,,ready to attack this question. LOL...[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] circling for just the right angle to strike[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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The Pro Comp Mud Terrains got a great review in Four Wheeler. I believe they have a 50,000 mile tread warranty too but the largest is a 35" 12.5".

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<font color=purple>Chomp, chomp, chomp, chomp. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] Nothing Scooby said is wrong & BFG's DO last a long time - just not as long as Coopers [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img].</font color=purple>

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I knew it wouldn't take long [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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<font color=purple>I think you just did! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]</font color=purple>

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<font color=blue>Price? Are the new BGFs different price? Anyway, what kind of mileage can i expect from the Swamper SSRs. I was talking to a few locals and they told me they work great in mud (not many rock trails left in NJ). Also, how long can I expect from the Claws? Everyone I talked to loves them, but they're a lot. If they would last a while, I want to get them. Thanks!</font color=blue>

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A guy in our club has a set of the 35x13.50 Claws on his CJ-7. He says they are pretty good on the road and work good in the mud. The two things he does not like is that the sidewalls are very, very stiff so the tires don't flex (which typically gives better traction), and they run on the small side when compared to other 35" tires. My 35" Goodyear MT/R's are at least a full inch taller when mounted on a vehicle. I have no idea how they wear on the road as it is a strictly trail vehicle that probably sees less than 1,000 pavement miles a year.

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