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Re: Tire sidewall rip susceptability?
The BFG AT's and MT's are both about the same for sidewall durability,...piss poor.
The Goodyear MTR's are about the same.
Interco Swamper SSR's are the weakest of all of them.
Its to bad too, because they are all good tires as far as traction.
The best tires for sidewall protection are Swamper SX's,(and Boggers)
I have ran all of the tires mentioned, but I the SSR's are the ones that I have the most comparable recent experience with. To put it in perspective, I ran SSRs on my Jeep for 6 months, running my favorite trails, Hammers, Rubicon, Fordyce, I punctured 5 tires in that time. I have been running the same SX's for going on 3 years now, through the same trails, plus dozens of competitions,....no punctures. I have a couple of gashes in the sides of my SX's that you could almost hide your car keys in, and they hold air like if they were new.
However SX's are not a very good street ride, but depending on what you are expecting in ride quality, they are not totaly miserable either. I have about 20k road miles on my current tires from when the jeep was still streetable.