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Old August 3rd, 2008, 02:16 PM   #1
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Super Swamper Truxes MT

I bought my Truxxes MT's used, with under 500 miles on them this is my review:

Tires:
Super Swamper Truxes MT
33x12.5r 15
Trail pressure 8-12 PSI depending on conditions.

Previously I owned two sets of 31 inch BFG AT's. No tire failures.

Vehicle:
XJ w/ 4 inches of lift, Ford 8.8, cut fenders, locked rear, limited slip front. Was carrying heavy weight in spares and camping equipment most of the time.

I ran:
Drummond Island Mi, Turtle Ridge OHV Park
Lake Havasu Arizona, OHV trails
Moab Utah, "Moab Rim" and "Pritchet Canyon"
The Rubicon Trail
Penrose Colorado, The Independence Trail System

Terrain Types:
-Rock (slick rock or pretty grippy sandstone)
-Some gravel, sand, and mud.

Why I Bought Them:
-Made by a reputable company
-Good Siping on tread
-Aggressive side lugs
-Good price
-Tread looks to be fairly quiet
-staggered lugs on the outside of tire look like they'd grab mud and snow well.

The bad:
While mounting these tires they could not be balanced. Over 14 ounces of weight were put on one tire with no luck. I will be putting either ATF, or balancing powder in them to see if I can get them to balance out.

While running through some brush in Havasu, on simple two-track trails, I lost two tires due to sticks piercing in the sidewall. One stick was the size of my thumb, the other was the size of my pinky finger.

Both sticks pierced the tire in the sidewall, through the shoulder lugs. Tire shops cannot legally repair that damage.

One tire took two plugs and sealed up well. I didn't even try with the second.

These tires are SOFT. After wheeling for a couple of days the front leading edge is well rounded, and very worn.

These tires CHUNK easily. Where I've had other tires cut slightly, these tires lost entire sections of the tread blocks.

The Good:
I mentioned that these tires are soft, and cut and chunk. These tires are very soft, but that makes them stick like glue. The lugs gripped well, the side lugs gripped when needed. The latteral grip of these tires was good which gave me a very secure planted feeling on side hills.

The road manners of these tires appears to be pretty good. They are not super swamper loud. I believe they are louder than most BFG mud terrains I hear on the road, but not much more so.

I still think these tires will be good in the snow, ice and michigan sand, but dont know if I will get the chance to try them out. I will post an update when I do.

Overall
Tires may make a good tire for a DD/trail rig if you can get them balanced. They are soft and stick like glue on rock. They aren't a Kreepy Krawler or a comp tire but they do pretty well.
They are SOFT. They will cut and chunk. the sidewalls are vulnerable to trail damage.
I wish I would have bought BFG MT's or Cooper STT's

Pictures
Here are some. I will take better pictures of the tread wear in the next couple of days.






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Old August 3rd, 2008, 02:42 PM   #2
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hmm alot of good info here! they have always looked like a great tire to me, but its too bad about weak sidewall.
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 08:07 PM   #3
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Was thinking about them in a 38 but now i wont casue of the sidewall. Im hard on tires.
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Old August 4th, 2008, 11:17 AM   #4
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I ran into one guy on the trail who claimed that 35's and up had a thicker sidewall. It's worth looking into.
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Old August 4th, 2008, 06:52 PM   #5
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mmmmmm. I will have to see. I have wrecked one bogger side wall in the my time so i wonder what the diff is
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Old August 4th, 2008, 08:18 PM   #6
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I have wrecked one bogger side wall in the my time
howd that happen? also, if i remember right sol goode had a set of these on his jeep, if im remembering correctly
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Old August 5th, 2008, 11:30 AM   #7
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i have run 4 diffrent sets of these.285 on up.had 2 sets of the 285 in a 16. those and the 38's are 10 ply.the smaller ones are 8 or 6 ply. my buddy has 3 sets right now. set of 35's 37's and he has the 38's on his jeep.never punctured a sidewall. i think this is one of the best all around tires you can buy. nice on the road quiet and last. they work decent in all conditions. i would pick this tire anyday over a mtr or a bfg mud terrain.
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Old August 5th, 2008, 12:11 PM   #8
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howd that happen? also, if i remember right sol goode had a set of these on his jeep, if im remembering correctly
I did

No real complaints. Had them in 33's and 37's. Worked good all around (mud, sand, rock). I switched to SX's before I sold it.
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Old August 5th, 2008, 12:19 PM   #9
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No real complaints. Had them in 33's and 37's. Worked good all around (mud, sand, rock). I switched to SX's before I sold it.
How did you like wheeling the SX's
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Old August 5th, 2008, 12:21 PM   #10
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Used them once at the Mounds.....maybe the new owner can anser that question
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Old August 5th, 2008, 12:38 PM   #11
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I had a buddy in that put a set on his TJ and one would not balance. He ended up just going with Coopers instead.
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Old August 5th, 2008, 05:08 PM   #12
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i have run 4 diffrent sets of these.285 on up.had 2 sets of the 285 in a 16. those and the 38's are 10 ply.the smaller ones are 8 or 6 ply. my buddy has 3 sets right now. set of 35's 37's and he has the 38's on his jeep.never punctured a sidewall. i think this is one of the best all around tires you can buy. nice on the road quiet and last. they work decent in all conditions. i would pick this tire anyday over a mtr or a bfg mud terrain.
X2!

I've been running a set of 33's for about 5 years on my ZJ. The tires are a little chewed up (I wouldn't call them "chunked") due to trail rash, but I've never damaged one. They did balance, but one took quite a bit of weight.

Good review though!
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Old August 5th, 2008, 08:48 PM   #13
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i ran them in the 37 flavor as a DD rig. balanced them with airsoft bb's and never had a problem. probably put 7k on them before i got fucked out of them by a friend. no real issuies and did me good. really grippy and worked great in all terrians i incountered.
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Old August 25th, 2008, 10:47 AM   #14
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I have 35's and drive up to 100 miles each day...bought them due to excellent reviews on the web. Nice and quiet on the road....have been great so far on the trails. And they look bad ass enough for a tire that runs so well on the road.






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Old August 25th, 2008, 10:55 AM   #15
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man you jeep is so beautiful it makes me want to cry.
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 02:34 PM   #16
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man you jeep is so beautiful it makes me want to cry.
Do you still think it's pretty after seeing it caked in muddy clay last night?...
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Old September 10th, 2008, 02:42 AM   #17
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yes they are good tires
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Old December 19th, 2008, 09:16 PM   #18
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I have 33s and mounted them myself never balanced them and run good up to 70 mph. love the traction have had no problems yet and hope I don't
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 10:30 AM   #19
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I had a buddy in that put a set on his TJ and one would not balance. He ended up just going with Coopers instead.
that's not surprising I had one that wouldn't balance due to a QC issue. I took it off and I'm running it as a spare without any problems. I'm also running 8-10 oz of weight per tire, but we won't go there. I'm planning on coopers for my next set too.
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