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Old October 10th, 2013, 01:04 PM   #1
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This past summer I started liquidating and sold my 39" Iroks & wheels intending to go to one set of wheels/tires. I've now decided I'm going to continue to let the haters hate and keep my stickies. They were just too much fun this past two weeks.

So, I am looking for a set of tires that will be used primarilly for street/sand in the summer and snow in the winter. I don't really care about roadability other than being a DOT tire. I want 39-40", no taller or shorter.

I am looking for real life input, not your experience in the same tire in a 35" version or what you read or heard or what your girlfriend's uncle's brother told his neighbor. Nor do I care how good your recommended tire works in the rocks if you haven't run them in the snow.

So who likes what?
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Old October 10th, 2013, 01:09 PM   #2
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I've been very impressed with the new MT/Rs from riding with and watching other people. The Toyo MTs seem to do very well also. Good tread pattern, drive nicely on the street, long tread life, and of course the siping helps a lot for sand and snow.
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or you could of kept your iroks because you know they are good at everything
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35" short course tires. They've been Johnson Valley tested against 39" Krawlers.

Other than being non-DOT and the wrong size, they are perfect.
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35" short course tires. They've been Johnson Valley tested against 39" Krawlers.

Other than being non-DOT and the wrong size, they are perfect.
I ran a set of those for about 10k miles. Performance on street, sand, rocks, and mud is great, they're a very similar compound to the sticky Krawlers from what I can tell.....but in snow and ice they are the most godawful, pitiful, frustrating, terrible tire I've ever seen. Then again, sticky Krawlers are terrible in snow and ice too so I guess that makes sense.
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I ran a set of those for about 10k miles. Performance on street, sand, rocks, and mud is great, they're a very similar compound to the sticky Krawlers from what I can tell.....but in snow and ice they are the most godawful, pitiful, frustrating, terrible tire I've ever seen. Then again, sticky Krawlers are terrible in snow and ice too so I guess that makes sense.
Yeah, but does that outweigh the fact that when you run them, you can beat rigs on 39" krawlers in a drag race?

I don't have any experience with these, but for $350/tire, the Yokohama 40" M/T seems like a bargain:
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Pirate review

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Jim we sell a lot of the toyos in my shop. Very popular to the mostly street crowd. We hear very few complaints.
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Reading the Pirate snow thread, most people like what I just sold.
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Get a good snow tire

Anything works in the sand
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Get a good snow tire

Anything works in the sand
Now that is damn good advice. Just the answers I asked for.
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40" Blizzaks!!!!
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Guess you don't remember people using bald bfg muds at the sand dunes

Good luck finding best of both worlds
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This is Jim Burgundy, he has a reputation to uphold. He can't be seen rocking bald tires.
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Guess you don't remember people using bald bfg muds at the sand dunes

Good luck finding best of both worlds
I would buy Iroks again in a heartbeat over "any snow tire" and the Irok is damn close to the best of both worlds. Right now I'm kicking myself for having sold them. I've run a lot of different tires in the sand and from personal experience, they are NOT all the same.

The question I asked was not about "any tire" but rather about personal experience with specific tires.
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This is Jim Burgundy, he has a reputation to uphold. He can't be seen rocking bald tires.
ouch

Do they make a 40" Blizzak?
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Mtr's then

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So you have run a 39-40" MTR in the snow or sand? Please expand.
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Not that big, whats your theory on a bigger tire reacting differently than one 2-3" smaller with the same tire size as far as performance? Seems like the traction of that tire won't change, yes the bigger the better but why are looking for opinions only in a certain size?

I had 35" nokian mts, I would sway that way since nokian is known for snow tires also
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