Tire Comparison Question - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
The NOT-Off-Road Lounge Talk any topic NOT related to Off-Road vehicles. ESTABLISHED COMMUNITY MEMBERS ONLY - NO SPAMMERS.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-17-2003, 06:47 PM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
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?
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-18-2003, 01:32 AM
Mud in my Veins
 
muddybronco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: woooooo pig sooooooie!
Posts: 6,842
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
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]
muddybronco is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 02-18-2003, 10:08 AM
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 317
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Tire Comparison Question

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!
Yoter is offline  
post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-18-2003, 01:08 PM
LowGearMonster
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Tire Comparison Question

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]
post #5 of (permalink) Old 02-18-2003, 01:45 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 578
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Tire Comparison Question

Maria Andretti..........LOL [img]images/graemlins/chairfall.gif[/img]
derblank is offline  
post #6 of (permalink) Old 02-18-2003, 01:55 PM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Tire Comparison Question

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.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome