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Old March 6th, 2006, 10:37 AM   #1
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Default IROK Tires, who's running them

OK, I know this is more tech than general chit chat, but lets talk about something worth wile for a change... instead of ...lol

So, I am looking at 37x12.5R16.5 IROKs, who has them and what do you think about them, should I go with just TSLs instead? Lots of trails, mud, and some sand over here... I am not sure how much rocks this truck will see. I will be running them on H1 doubble bead locks on a full size chevy.

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Old March 6th, 2006, 10:48 AM   #2
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BDR runs 37x12.5x15 on his rubi
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Old March 6th, 2006, 12:20 PM   #3
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After my experience at the Mounds this past weekend with 37's on a full-size lifted rig, 37's are just not enough. I was dragging my shit everywhere and HJ had to rug me free of some mud and icebergs a couple times.



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With regards to the IROK's themselves, they pretty much seem to be "standard issue" these days. The one reason I can think of that you might not want to run them on a full-size is the weight vs. the compound. Even with minumal street driving, you'll kill them fast. I saw a lot of full-size people doing very well with MT/R's this weekend.
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Old March 6th, 2006, 12:23 PM   #4
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I was dragging my shit everywhere and HJ had to rug me free of some mud and icebergs a couple times.
You could swap in a D30/D35 combo and get some excellent ground clearance.

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You could swap in a D30/D35 combo and get some excellent ground clearance.

Just a suggestion.
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Old March 6th, 2006, 12:26 PM   #6
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Or I can rotate all my mounts, flip my tie-rod, shave the diffs, put the spacers back in with a rear shackle flip, and go to 39's or bigger.


Not necessarily in that order. :tonka:
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Old March 6th, 2006, 01:01 PM   #7
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Or I can rotate all my mounts, flip my tie-rod, shave the diffs, put the spacers back in with a rear shackle flip, and go to 39's or bigger.


Not necessarily in that order. :tonka:
or you could just learn how to use the skinny pedal
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or you could just learn how to use the skinny pedal

Go smoke out a parking lot. :tonka:
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I ran a set of 36" bias ply IROKs on my ZJ for one wheeling trip in Virginia. On the rocks they were awesome. At 5psi, they folded over. But, at about 6-7psi they gripped and walked over everything even though all the rocks were wet from the rain. I will go with IROKs on the Scrambler when I get the drivetrain switched out to the Currie's. Someday. All it takes is time and money. Lately, I have neither... :gman:
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I hear IROKs are amazing, soft and bite... wish I could afford them. They seem hard to find used... everyone who buys them keeps them until they are dead.
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im running 37x14x17 bias and they seem to do better than my previous 38x12.5x15 sx's

they are lighter and seem to grab alittle better, the only downside is they are small for their "size" mine measure 36x12.5 on an 8.5" rim

and the 39.5 measures 39.5
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Old March 6th, 2006, 03:00 PM   #12
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i think 75 percent of the people who i go wheeling with are running them

i have had mine on for 1.5 years or so and i have not been easy on them and they seem to hold up pretty good
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Watching them on top truck they do awsome I think especially in the mud because they seem like they just float over it and not dig in to bad. Bogggers really dig to move you. Iroks did a good job combining the swamper and bogger.
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I've been running IROK's for a year now. I'm running 37X12.5R15 on my rubi. I did run MTR before and they suck in the mud. They are wearing great so far.
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The only first hand complaints I have with them is the way they look.

I run 36 SX's because they are near indestructible, look better than a 36 or 37 IROK on an 8" rim, and fit my needs better.

If all we had around here was rocks, I would probably consider IROKS, but crawlers would be my first choice.

I know I would not be comfortable driving out of this with any other tire.
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I've been running IROK's for a year now. I'm running 37X12.5R15 on my rubi. I did run MTR before and they suck in the mud. They are wearing great so far.
Has your Jeep even been anywhere beside the garage since you put the Iroks on?
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Has your Jeep even been anywhere beside the garage since you put the Iroks on?
Look who is talking.
Has yours ever been of road?
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Look who is talking.
Has yours ever been of road?
Yes......
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I am currently running 39.5 x 16 irocs. They have been hands down one of the best tire I've run yet. Great lateral traction on sidehills, decent side lugs and a softer compound for slippery moss covered slabs of rock. I've ran every other TSL out there, from 32's to 38's SX's, LTB's, boggers and they have all been bias ply. Yes even thorntirds. For the terrain that I run rocks, mud, snow, irocs are an excellent choice.

The only other tire I would have bought would be a true 40"SX, but they aren't making that YET. I guess my only complaint would be they are chunking a bit. I have no experience with a radial tire or how they may handle on pavement.
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