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CountryBoy2784
07-05-2006, 03:40 PM
I want to open discuss on tires.. what kind of tires u like to and use? and why?? i forgot to add gumbo mudder.

josh88ford
07-05-2006, 04:14 PM
i cant remember where i read, but this company did testing on different tires. did SS IROKS, BOGGERS, pro comp ground hawgs and a few other brands. The best tire overall was one you didnt list, Gumbo Mudders. The only guy i know who runs them is country250

what about bfg all terrains man???:)

CountryBoy2784
07-05-2006, 04:34 PM
yeah but its not selling anymore in the one of web site i tend to use.

HELLRAISER
07-05-2006, 05:02 PM
What about tractors?

ChevyUnlimited
07-05-2006, 09:58 PM
i've got some general grabbers

ox_man
07-05-2006, 10:13 PM
ground hawgs because thats what was on the truck when i bought it. otherwise what ever is cheap avaliable and fits the truck

CountryBoy2784
07-06-2006, 02:40 PM
ah damn yea tractors too!

tie6044
07-06-2006, 03:35 PM
Tractors are great in the mud, as far as D.O.T. tires go for the mud you can not beat a Bogger, especially cut. On the road I run BFG at's because there are not a lot of options out there for a 16.5 rim in a 35 :mad: I used to run Parnelli's but they do not wear well at all if you pull a trailer.

josh88ford
07-06-2006, 09:13 PM
Have you looked at Kuhmo Mud Terrrians(Kuhmo Road venture) quite cheap and really good tire, rates 3 or 4th on tire rack

tie6044
07-07-2006, 10:04 AM
Like most manufacturers they don't offer a 35" in a 16.5 rim. Parnelli, Generals and BFG's were about the only radials I could find. Super swamper does offer a "radial" but I didn't want that aggressive of a tire on my daily driver.

ox_man
07-07-2006, 02:39 PM
i have those kuhmos on my 1991 f-250 and i liek them. they are good in the snow for plowing (they do pack up a little) they do good in the mud as long as you dont have to start from a dead stop, even then you can eventually get moving nothing too deep either

they wear pretty good too

gimpy
07-07-2006, 03:44 PM
I have the Bridgestone Dueler REVO AT's on my 91 Chevy, and seem to like them thus far. With gas prices I don't drive my truck that much, but from what I have, I seem to like them so far. Good tread design, and they don't pack up.

For the mudder, I have 12-16.5 skidsteer tires from Ox_Man on, which are about a 33-35" tire. Again, haven't had it out to see what they can do, but I imagine they can do great in the mud.

CountryBoy2784
07-09-2006, 07:01 PM
Tractors are great in the mud, as far as D.O.T. tires go for the mud you can not beat a Bogger, especially cut. On the road I run BFG at's because there are not a lot of options out there for a 16.5 rim in a 35 :mad: I used to run Parnelli's but they do not wear well at all if you pull a trailer.

do u mean parnelli's arent that well??

CountryBoy2784
07-09-2006, 07:03 PM
im thinking about gettin dick cepek radial... do u think its good tire?? i plan get 33x12.5x17 for my ford '99 f-150. soon gonna install 3 inch body lift.

mr mudder
07-11-2006, 03:46 PM
plan on gettin me some ssr's here shortly once pea pack is done. gonna roll 305s with a 3" bl.

tie6044
07-11-2006, 04:42 PM
do u mean parnelli's arent that well??
Nope, they wore down pretty quick pulling my gooseneck trailer. Another friend of mine has a similar set up with Parnellis and his back tires are almost bald!

josh88ford
07-11-2006, 05:46 PM
ox man you got a pic of your 91 with the kuhmos?

CountryBoy2784
07-12-2006, 03:04 PM
Nope, they wore down pretty quick pulling my gooseneck trailer. Another friend of mine has a similar set up with Parnellis and his back tires are almost bald!

wow... it look awesome tires but really its no good. damn thanks man! whew lol. was gonna order it before but changed to dick cepek cuz knew its good tires. right?

ChevyUnlimited
07-13-2006, 01:19 PM
whats the cheapest brand of mud tires anyones seen around

CountryBoy2784
07-13-2006, 03:08 PM
whats the cheapest brand of mud tires anyones seen around

im not sure but i knw tractors w wheels are cheap. if u got lucky find them

89Orion
07-13-2006, 04:09 PM
I know Wal-Mart sells some Swamper knockoffs, not sure on the price though.

EDIT: They're Super Sport HTs.

CountryBoy2784
07-13-2006, 04:35 PM
hey mudman where did u got ur tractor tires? curious how much u got them for??

ox_man
07-13-2006, 08:14 PM
here you go josh a couple pics of my truck with the kuhmos

http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/9392/10005500uo.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/7599/10005518qk.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

josh88ford
07-15-2006, 04:20 PM
Ah, i have the road venture mud terrians.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v62/joshbrowne/muddin/100_3868.jpg

sent you a few pms on that 91 ox man...

ox_man
07-17-2006, 10:15 PM
i'm now ashamed of my truck yours looks better :( but i bet i can work circle around yours lol :) wish i had a diesel

CountryBoy2784
07-18-2006, 07:35 AM
what kind of tractor tire is this????

58

tie6044
07-18-2006, 09:38 AM
They are a Rice & Cane tire, designed for the really wet areas. The lug is much deeper than a standard tractor tire, BF Goodrich calls them a Champion Spade Grip. I run them on my new rig and they hook up great.

tie6044
07-18-2006, 09:44 AM
Found a couple pictures for ya:
Click to enlarge

http://f10.putfile.com/thumb/7/19810432579.jpg (http://putfile.com/pic.php?pic=main/7/19810432579.jpg&s=f10)
http://f10.putfile.com/thumb/7/19810421714.jpg (http://putfile.com/pic.php?pic=main/7/19810421714.jpg&s=f10)

BrokeCuzWheelin
07-18-2006, 10:31 AM
I run Swamper Iroks. They are so-so in the mud. A lot better than my General M/T's but not as good as Boggers. They do work very well on the rocks, however.

89Orion
07-18-2006, 11:24 AM
I'm running TSL SX's. Getting pretty worn down, so hopefully when I get a new set they go pretty good. I use mine mostly for trails, so flinging mud isn't as much of a concern. I need a tire I can drive on the street.

josh88ford
07-18-2006, 03:13 PM
BF goodrich all terrains:D


One of the yota fans around here just got done "restoring" his 4 runner. prolly 6" lift repainted red, line-xbumpers and push gaurds. 35" pro comp mud terrains on black american racing rims. Thing looked freakin sweet for a yota

Pro Comp Mud terrains have a nice pattern, heard they perform well also. My Kuhmo's only cost $130 a tire for 33x12.50x15. I've seen on tirerack.com people have been getting pretty decent mileage off them, especailly for the price.

CountryBoy2784
07-18-2006, 04:09 PM
Found a couple pictures for ya:
Click to enlarge

http://f10.putfile.com/thumb/7/19810432579.jpg (http://putfile.com/pic.php?pic=main/7/19810432579.jpg&s=f10)
http://f10.putfile.com/thumb/7/19810421714.jpg (http://putfile.com/pic.php?pic=main/7/19810421714.jpg&s=f10)


holy sh!t.. do u knw where to get those tires?? cuz im look almost like those brands for my next mud truck, 62 inch in dia.

ChevyUnlimited
07-27-2006, 03:48 PM
BF goodrich all terrains:D


One of the yota fans around here just got done "restoring" his 4 runner. prolly 6" lift repainted red, line-xbumpers and push gaurds. 35" pro comp mud terrains on black american racing rims. Thing looked freakin sweet for a yota

Pro Comp Mud terrains have a nice pattern, heard they perform well also. My Kuhmo's only cost $130 a tire for 33x12.50x15. I've seen on tirerack.com people have been getting pretty decent mileage off them, especailly for the price.

yea his yota didnt turn out to bad... i was very surprised

88ford
07-27-2006, 04:20 PM
i run 39.5" tsl's on my daily driver. drove it to school and back and played around in between every day for a year and they are about only 25% worn.

CountryBoy2784
07-27-2006, 05:26 PM
i run 39.5" tsl's on my daily driver. drove it to school and back and played around in between every day for a year and they are about only 25% worn.


where's damn a pic of it?!

CountryBoy2784
11-22-2006, 08:40 AM
54" boggers just came in! curious how much for each? what sizes is wide are???

ReExDpNrEeCsKs
11-25-2006, 05:07 PM
the new boggers are still 19.5 wide, just like the 44s. that's what i don't like about 'em. from what i hear, they will be about $650 ea.

Jesseman445
11-25-2006, 11:49 PM
One of the yota fans around here just got done "restoring" his 4 runner. prolly 6" lift repainted red, line-xbumpers and push gaurds. 35" pro comp mud terrains on black american racing rims. Thing looked freakin sweet for a yota


eidet, he works at the bike shop on campus pretty cool guy

77fordf-150
11-27-2006, 12:39 PM
He's a nut haha wish he'd get the thing dirty. I'm interested in seeing how the pro comp MT do.

soylent_green
11-04-2007, 08:25 PM
Tsl sx's in the front, Boggers in the rear. 35x15.5R16.5

On a heavy truck like mine, the boggers really dig. Too much for sand, I'd rather have the SX's all the way around or sand. Also, the lateral traction isn't that great on the boggers, so they like to slide sideways on slippery trails with logs or wet rocks. The SX's have great lateral traction and keep the truck going the way the tires are pointed.

Overall, I'm happy with the combo. I wouldn't want boggers in the front because it's a trail truck first, and mud truck second. But I would defanatly recomend these tires for a truck that sees a variety of terrains.

joehein
11-04-2007, 09:43 PM
swampers are the best. there the true all terrain. there sticky on rocks, they clean nice in mud, they tear up logs. you can't really go wrong with them.

Bli1822001
11-04-2007, 10:31 PM
What are your guy's opinions on thornbirds for a daily driver

MrClemons
11-04-2007, 10:47 PM
What are your guy's opinions on thornbirds for a daily driver

why would you even bother with such a ****ty tire????

soylent_green
11-04-2007, 10:47 PM
In my experience, they're overly loud, and not the greatest. The only bonus I see with this tire is that they "look" cool. (but most people who know about them will snicker at you) They don't have enough open area between the ligs to excell in deep mud, so most of the traction is provided by the outermost of the lugs. I would suspect that they would be good on the rocks or dunes, but as theres not much of that around here, I think you'd be better off with TSL's.

Bli1822001
11-04-2007, 10:56 PM
That sounds good TSL's were my first choice but I didn't know if ya had any good expieriences with the thornbirds. Just lookin for a good tire on the road and off road.

soylent_green
11-04-2007, 11:13 PM
My TSL's ride like a dream on the road. Not sure how they wear, cause they've only got about 1000 road miles on them.

Army boy
11-05-2007, 07:03 AM
my buddy ran the thornbirds for a couple of years on is blazer they werent any louder than mts but they lasted twice as long and they did a decent job in the mud cause of the huge side lugs i run right now super swamper ltb 33x13.5x15 on my daly driver but as soon as i get back i am ritireing it and making it my toy so i will run boggers in the rear and tsl in the front

Etrain
11-05-2007, 09:43 AM
On my daily driver I run BFG All-Terrains. The last 2 sets I have gottin a little over 50,000 miles out of them. not bad for a 7,500# straight axle 4x4. I ron Boggers on the bag and Tsl's on the front. No particular reason, Bought them used from 2 different people. When Rocks go under I'm going to run Rice-n-Canes.

KyleQ
11-05-2007, 11:26 AM
I have run a variety of tires, the best have been 32" BFG AT's - excellent on the road, work awesome in sandy and hard packed areas (think Jack's gravel pit) but absolutely suck in the mud. I currently run 34" LTB's and love them - great traction in the mud, good lateral traction for slippery trails, great traction on logs and rocks, just getting to be too small for my application. They say that they are making more sizes - but that has been up forever. I'm doing a SAS and a 6-7" lift - I would buy a set of 37's in a hearteat if they were offered. Looks like I'll be goign 37X13 Boggers insted.

MinnesotaChevy
11-05-2007, 12:04 PM
I noticed that one of the tires that NOBODY mentioned on here is the BFG mud terrain. I run a set of 33" MT's on my KL1500 and i love them. They aren't very noisy on the highway, they wear alright, and they grab excellent in mud. With just my little 33's i've walked past a couple of other trucks in mudholes who thought they were big and tough. I'm definately very happy with them.

KyleQ
11-05-2007, 03:58 PM
I just cannot justify buying a BFG MT when you can get a TSL for cheaper...

MNFordMudder
11-05-2007, 06:27 PM
anyone run 54" boggers?
i dont, im just wondering how they do

MR. DODGE
11-05-2007, 06:43 PM
i like my boggers for off-road and mud kings for on/off road use because they lasted me about 4 years. My top choice is a good old fashioned Ground Hawg they can really spray the mud.

MUDDOG4x4
11-05-2007, 06:54 PM
I used to run the gumbos on my trail truck they workd great...I then switchd to Hawgs & they work well also...On the race Bronco I have only run the Buckshots & I love them...

Im eather getting 39 Boggers or 42 TSLs next...

Army boy
11-05-2007, 07:03 PM
what i have been reading about the new 54 inch boggers is that they are better than the other ones cause they have a new stagered lugs on them

redchevy383
11-06-2007, 06:30 PM
I love my boggers sucks trying to get out of ruts with them or in the soft sand when you have to stop and go. they need to learn how to measure a tire though a new thirty five should be alittle bigger than 33 inches

MR. DODGE
11-06-2007, 06:46 PM
. they need to learn how to measure a tire though a new thirty five should be alittle bigger than 33 inches


my 35's measured 33 when i had em'. pretty sure a 38 isn't a 38 inch tire too

MNFordMudder
11-06-2007, 06:58 PM
http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/2724/29400512777wi5.jpg

heres the only good pic i have seen of the 54"boggers
they look good

MinnesotaChevy
11-06-2007, 08:26 PM
I just cannot justify buying a BFG MT when you can get a TSL for cheaper...
I guess I chose my BFG MT's because I heard they were fairly quiet and handled well on the highway and didn't wear all that fast.

Mr.N
11-06-2007, 08:50 PM
i cant remember where i read, but this company did testing on different tires. did SS IROKS, BOGGERS, pro comp ground hawgs and a few other brands. The best tire overall was one you didnt list, Gumbo Mudders. The only guy i know who runs them is country250
I run 38.5 Gumbo's Mudders... Not a huge fan of them, the center lug doesn't grab enough. Now if they were cut..... but then any cut tire is not for the road.

CountryBoy2784
11-06-2007, 10:08 PM
anyone run 54" boggers?
i dont, im just wondering how they do

really? there was one on 54" boggers at mudfest last memorial wknd, the one on way customed jeep cj body. it was awesome run by 600 horsepower.

muddingrizz
11-14-2007, 10:15 PM
i run a set of 35 inch super swampers that are worn half way down. got them for cheap, now planning on getting a set of 44 inch boggers.

TheComingCurse
11-21-2007, 10:03 AM
I'm running a set of 38" tsl's and they have been pretty good for the ONE time this year I was actually able to go wheeling. *grr*

redneckchevy
12-16-2007, 12:13 PM
I run 38.5" boggers on my suburban and they work great.:headbang:

Dodgekillr13
12-16-2007, 08:42 PM
Swampers all the way. The TSL is good if you're looking for driveability. I have 2 trucks, 1 with 39.5" boggers and another with 44's and I think everyone agrees they tear it up in the mud.

youngmudder
01-08-2008, 09:55 AM
i got 35.5" TSL's on my 78' chevy and i like them because they seem to clean out fairly good plus i like how they look. not quite as big as the 54" but they do fine.

michaelg
08-20-2008, 06:01 PM
31-10.50 bridgestone dueler at's on daily driver got 50,000 miles out of 'em, 35-15-15 tsl on the mudder (when i had one, (still have the tires)) love the tsl's

rockmychevy383
08-20-2008, 06:10 PM
I'm running BFG mud terrains but thats cause my old ones finally bit the dust and my bro got me a set of brand new ones for $200 so i took umm...so i guess for me it's whatevers cheapest i would like super swampers though...

zodiac
08-20-2008, 09:18 PM
i would run 44 gumbos or tractors

CountryBoy2784
08-20-2008, 09:48 PM
rice and canes!! my goal to buy 63's for my Country Boy once i get bigger motor, bigger axle shaft for my rockwells! someday!

Thumper
08-21-2008, 08:53 PM
in the mud i run boggers i want rockwells and rice and canes. for a big tire on the road i ran mickey thompson baja claws and i liked them they were ok in the mud and really good on the trails.

goin_awol_mn
08-21-2008, 09:02 PM
on the raod i run mickey thompson baja atz 35x14x16 and in the mud i run super swampers just cause they seem to hold up in all conditions

muddyscout
08-21-2008, 09:32 PM
on the road i run whats cheapest and for the mud i have 2 sets of small ag tires 1 wide and 1 skinny

Littledodge76
08-23-2008, 08:18 AM
On my tow rig i run 31inch michelin ltx ats that do good in everything except mud and on little right now i have swampers in the rear and worn buckshots up front.

84gmc3/4ton
08-23-2008, 07:06 PM
I run 315/75/16 Dunlop Mud rovers on my truck. they clean out pretty well and have been a good tire so far. they are pretty cheap too, $172 a tire.

DMR
08-23-2008, 07:28 PM
I run 35" BFG MT's on my tow rig, they are an ok mud tire and i got over 30,000 miles on my first set. My mud truck has 36" TSL's but i just had a sponsor give me a set of 39.5 x 18 boggers so i'll be running them and putting my 36's on my 79' ford.

youngmudder
08-24-2008, 09:06 PM
run 33" Hercules trail diggers on the daily driver and 35" boggers on the mudder cause they were on it when i bought it