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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-11-2004, 08:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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Big tire runners help ....

I have searched until my eyes are glazed over and just not found what I am looking for.

Swapping in Toy axles and want to get the tire wheel combo set first so I can set everything else set up right.

Max tire size seems to be about 38" on stock birfs and shafts. Don't think I want to go that big anyway prob 35 or 36's

Trail rig only will see mostly rocks and dry dirt trails in TX. Want to set it up for crawling on big Granite rocks. Not very much mud here and WB lengthened to around 100"

My biggest concern is having something light enough to flex and not "bounc" the light weight of the samurai on the rocks.

Those of you who have done this what are you running?


Swampers TSL/SX = will it flex @ all or do U have to run 0# pressure w/ beadlocks? also they are HEAVY dont like all that weight.

Boggers = not very good for what I want to do

IROK's = look like the best solution but everyone I call is on back order can't get them anytime soon

BFG/MT = Economical solution but have heard sidewalls cut easily

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Re: Big tire runners help ....

You don't have MTR's on your list...also a good option... they were the most popular before the irok came around.

I have a set of IROKs coming within the next 2 weeks... but those are 39.5's on 16.5 rims. No back-order on this size as far as I know.
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Re: Big tire runners help ....

On size, I think 35's are about the sensible limit for rock crawling a Zuk unless you are stretching the wheelbase to 90-inches or beyond. Heavier tires will help somewhat, but in my opninion, you start to get to a point where your center of gravity is getting pretty high for a narrow, short-wheelbase rig on the rocks. End-over-end is a thrill I prefer to pass on [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

I think the TSL's and IROC's are good choices. The MTR's, as said above, have bullet-proof sidewalls, are light, flex very well, have an effective tread pattern, and are relatively cheap. They are my choice because of price. If money was no object, I would like to try the other two though for comparison sake.

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Re: Big tire runners help ....

What about Baja Claws? Or procomp X-Terrains? Or even a regular bias ply TSL, I love mine and they are a 36x12.5.
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Or procomp X-Terrains

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Unobtanium for most Zook owners... Have you ever seen the price on them? Whoa!
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Re: Big tire runners help ....

Forgot about the MTR's I'm going to look into them tomorrow.


Hadent forgot about the X-Terrains just trying to keep the price below 200per tire.
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Re: Big tire runners help ....

I love my 33 X 12.5 X-Terrains on my 88 Sami, but I've got to have more gears or horses. What's that smell? Just the clutch.
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