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Old February 13th, 2006, 10:03 AM   #1
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I will be buying new tires (35x12.50x15) in the next month and would like a better idea of what tires are worth purchasing. The TJ is still my DD so a radial tire seems like the best choice. For the last two years I have run 33x12.50 baja claw radials and have been pretty happy with them except for their performance in the snow/ice and the really bad low speed vibration.

What is a good tire that offers decent on-road manners, but also performs well in the snow, mud, sand, and rock? thanks for the help.
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Old February 13th, 2006, 10:53 AM   #2
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Oh you want the magical fairy tire! I've got some snake oil to sell you too... ;)

But in all seriousness, the Goodyear MTR has good manners everywhere, even ice (when it's siped).
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Old February 13th, 2006, 11:40 AM   #3
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I've heard nothing but good about the Pro-Comp MT's. I have a set on my truck but I've yet to see how they do. They wear extremely well too from what I've seen on other trucks. It comes siped from the factory, and is a radial.



They make it in a 35"X12.50" R15 too:

Here\\\\\\\\\\'s a site to buy (seems a bit expensive, but buy 3 get 1 free), also sizes are listed.

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Old February 13th, 2006, 01:05 PM   #4
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Swamper TrXus............
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Agreed.

I hated the Godyear mtr's I had. The trXus M/T's are excellent
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the TrXus is a siped tire correct?
it's an MT, so good in the mud, but what about sand and rocks?
thanks for the help
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I have heard that the TrXus doesn't wear well on the road.

I second the ProComp muds...although after 5 years with them they aren't as good as they once were (isn't that a song?) on hard packed snow.
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Talk to jeepinlunatic about his Dunlop Mud Rovers. Same size on his Jeep. I had them on my KJ too, 265/75R16. Decent wear on the street, and they weren't too loud either. Dry traction, and snow traction were good. Weren't that great in the rain though. I drove my KJ on the freeway quite a bit and they were very smooth. They were also only $109 a piece on tirerack.com.
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I have heard that the TrXus doesn't wear well on the road.

I second the ProComp muds...although after 5 years with them they aren't as good as they once were (isn't that a song?) on hard packed snow.
I got just as many miles out of my TrXus as I did out of my old ProComp MT's.
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I didn't like my procomps. When friends with TrXus had traction on the trail I had none. They would go in 2wd where I had to put it 4 and still had wheel spin.
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MT/R's suck in the rain and suck on ice. Other than that there a good tire.
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Old February 15th, 2006, 04:18 PM   #12
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I have 33 x 12.50 TruXus M/T's. Very quiet on the freeway great in the snow/rain and I've only had them for about 3 weeks now so I haven't had the chance to get them into any deep mud only about 6 inches and they did great in that. Can't speak of wearing yet since they are so new. But so far I love them!

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I have 33 x 12.50 Truxxus M/T's. Very quiet on the freeway great in the snow/rain and I've only had them for about 3 weeks now so I haven't had the chance to get them into any deep mud only about 6 inches and they did great in that. Can't speak of wearing yet since they are so new. But so far I love them!

do the TrXus MTís balance well? What about vibration at low speeds? my Baja claws had a horrible low speed vibration.
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Mine balanced but I do have quite a few weights on them. The guy used the sticky weights that stick to the inside of the rim. He said he thought it would balance better doing it that way and if I had any problem with them coming off then he would do it with the outside weights. As far as vibration I don't have any at low speeds. I do have a vib between 50 and 60 but I'm pretty sure thats from my driveshaft. I put the RE kit on and I don't have the cash for the SYE and CV driveshaft. So I have the T-Case lowering kit on it.
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I've heard nothing but good about the Pro-Comp MT's. I have a set on my truck but I've yet to see how they do. They wear extremely well too from what I've seen on other trucks. It comes siped from the factory, and is a radial.



They make it in a 35"X12.50" R15 too:

Here\\\\\\\\\\'s a site to buy (seems a bit expensive, but buy 3 get 1 free), also sizes are listed.
This is a great tire, i have some on my toyota and it was my dd, good tread where, nice and quite too.... i have a set of A/T's on my jeep that are louder then these. Also i was very pleased with them in the snow last winter. And as far as the trail goes they flexed well and hooked up great in everything... really good at high speed trail running

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