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    help me pick new tires by tonight ~~

    I want to pick up some 40's this evening to take advantage of the stupid US sales going on right now...

    Here's what i am working with

    TJ, hylined and stretched about 5" in the rear
    ORI 14" STX's
    HP SF D60 narrowed to 65" WMS
    CC 14B (63.5" WMS) in the rear

    Gonna run a 4 " backspacing 17" wheels, probably 9.5" wide


    Here are my choices

    Maxxis Trepadors - 40x13.5
    Interco Iroc's Radials - 39.5 X 13.5
    Pitbull Rocker Radials - 41.5 X 13.5
    Maxxis Creepy Crawlers - 40X13.5
    BFG Crawler KX's - 40X14.5
    Goodyear MTR Kevlars - 40X13.5


    I need to still get this jeep into the garage so the larger the tire, the more i have to stuff it into the hylined fenders....
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    As much as I love the maxxis and BFG raves on pirate they seem great for dry rock, but from my research of our northern terrain I would go for the pit bull or iroks equally then the MTRs. I have no experience in any of these, just my Web wheeling feelings.

    FYI my next a will be TSL SX in 43 s. Why? I loved my 38.5's so why mess with a good thing.
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    SX's were on my list but i am maxing it out already with 40's i think in getting it in the shop. I think i am pushing with 43's

    I had IROC's on my OD build and were amazing but i found them a bit wobbly on the road. On the Rubi before i tore it apart, i had 35's in MTR Kevlars and they were a great tire. I just don't know if they are agressive enough for what i am looking for...

    Thanks for the input......

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    I would go with either the Creepy Crawlers or the IROK's. The Crawlers have more meat on them. Both will wear quickly if you drive on the road a lot.
    I just put 37in Creepy crawlers on my rig and the lugs on that tire are amazing, especially on the shoulders - good for both rocks and mud. Only thing is that they are heavy bias ply, so you will really need to run at a low tire pressure if you want to get any real flotation or rock wrap from them. With beadlockers and about 6-8psi they would be awesome on the rocks.

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    Load straps do wonders for getting rigs into the shop. It's the route I'm going to have to take!!! Damn 7' doors!!!!!

    What size were the iroks that you found squirrelly? Just inquiring. I'm really try to learn/understand tire treads, grooves and sipping right now.

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    37X14X15 if i recall....

    I don't want to do load straps I love the fact that i can drive in / out and just take off for a drive when the weather's nice. With 40's and based on my measurements with the hylines and ORI's, i should be able to still get it in the garage door....

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    I was on 37 Maxxis Creepies last, and loved them. They did however take a good amount of wheel speed to stay clean when needed. Dry rock they were great, wet left some room for improvement

    On 42 Bias PBR's now, and these things do everything I ask and more it seems. Dry rock eats it up, wet rock these tires seems to warm up and grab nicer. Tough to tell how much is from the footprint increase vs tread design but they work, can't wait to see them after the get cut up. They clean out better all the time in my opinion.

    If I was buying right now I'd buy another set of pit bulls in a heart beat or 43 sx's

    For what it worth the 42 PBR's on Raceline's are better on the Hwy then the 37 Maxxis on 12 ish wide Trail Ready's were

    I haven't wheeled with rocker radials

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    I have the PBR 41.5 and love them
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    Where did your see any crazy deals? I am also in the market for 40s of the same flavour, but couldn't find any great deals.
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    Dave's offroad through Pirates.. Free shipping and their prices so far that i have seen cannot be beat. IE. Creepies elsewhere were like $660 and up. He's $540 (Not listed but when you contact them through Pirates). Raceline AL beadlocks, $330 all in, most are upwards of $370 that i have seen. Add it all up and it's a good savings.

    I have spent damn near 10K over this weekend and i'd say i have saved close to 3K in doing so over normal periods... I purposely waited for this weekend to save as much as i could. No other period in the year has the discounts that Black Friday to Cyber Monday does

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    Yeah... There are certain things i avoid buying used... Tires are one of them


    Thanks for the link though. I have been in contact thought with this seller:

    http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/axles...ies-40x17.html

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    Went with the 40X13.5X17 Maxxis Creepy Crawlers on Raceline 17X9.5 Al Beadlocks with Ring....


    Thanks all for the inputs! I would have went with the PBR's but i couldn't cut a deal sweet enough to make it work so my next choice were these...


    Cheers,

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    Curious to see how the Creepys work out for you - next set is a toss up between them and the PBR's in a 37.

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    37" PBR Bias measure up a bit small. Just an FYI. From what I've heard radials are good tho. Also I don't think anyone sells PBR'S in Canada any more. Just what I've heard
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    help me pick new tires by tonight ~~

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    37" PBR Bias measure up a bit small. Just an FYI. From what I've heard radials are good tho. Also I don't think anyone sells PBR'S in Canada any more. Just what I've heard
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    help me pick new tires by to

    I got about 1500 miles on the new tires and they still look new, still quiet and ride nice, hopefully they stay like this. They do however like to pick up small pebbles and keep them in the tread.

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