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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-17-2003, 06:47 PM
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Tire Comparison Question

I am fixing to buy a set of 33" tires for my Jeeep. Which are better? The new Procomp X-terrain's or Super Swamper SX's? On road in the rain and off road. I live in Florida, lots of rain, but love to go to Moab, Rubicon, etc... I had a 79 CJ with 33x15.50 SS Sx's and I drove it back and forth from Oklahoma to Moab and Rubicon for 6 years and never had a tread issue, I even sold that Jeep and the gentleman still has the same tires on it 4 years later. Wear on the Sx's on the CJ were never an issue, I know. But they sometimes were iffy on rain slick roads, they were wonderful offroad though. I was trying to find an alternative that was safer on rainslick roads. Any suggestions?
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Re: Tire Comparison Question

10 years on a set of SX swampers? sweeet, if i keep hearing good things, they'z gonna find a home under da bronco [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Wait, so you're going to drive from Florida to Moab on these tires? [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] If so, just get some allterrains and pull your swampers to the trail on a little ATV trailer, that would make much more sense. Xterrains are probably about as crappy in the rain as my tires (bfg muds)... but if you custom sipe them with a razor, they will do much better and supposedly last longer. It could be a factor of width, but my 31x10.5 BFG at ko's were awesome in the rain, i dont recall ever having a hydroplane incident. Driving in heavy rain with these 12.5's is a white knuckle experience to say the least, I cant imagine how those guys with 39x18" Mickey's can keep it on the road. [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
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I have had great luck with BFG MT's in the rain. First off, I am aware of the high profile of my 4Runner so I don't pretend I am Maria Andretti on an Indy course...lol

I would go with an all terrain type of a tire for what you are looking for. If you are going to put some highway miles on your tires, no sense in wearing out your play tires.

I like the idea of the SX's wearing well too. I want some for my 4Runner!
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-18-2003, 01:08 PM
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Get some Baja MTX's for road and just haul some SX's. Baja MTX's are like a real big car tire. No need to spend a bunch of doe on a tire your just going to drive on. [img]images/graemlins/thud.gif[/img]
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Maria Andretti..........LOL [img]images/graemlins/chairfall.gif[/img]
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post #6 of (permalink) Old 02-18-2003, 01:55 PM
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The Swampers will probably grip better when wheeling. My next tire when the BFG MT's are done . As for driving from Florida to the Moab, they will last.
The Procomp seem like a fun all around tire for off road lite. The lugs "Elliptical Siping Pattern"(pro-comp web site) sounds good for rain to me.

It depends on what kind of Jeeping you do.
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