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Old May 27th, 2008, 11:44 AM   #1
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Default Maxxis Creepy Crawlers in mud/loose dirt?

For those running them, whats your experience?

Debating on what tires to get for the new heep. My 38.5 SXs are too big for what I want to do. I want to go to a 36-37" tires, back to a 12.5" section width.

Just not convinced that the CCs will clean out enough for the kind of stuff we see around here.

Wouldn't mind giving Trepadors a whirl, but if I understand correctly, the 37" Bias treps aren't available in a non-comp compound.
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Old May 27th, 2008, 12:18 PM   #2
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comp trepadors have done exceptionally well in everything BUT snow. in the snow they might as well be drag slicks.

I have seen creepy crawlers do very well in all conditions.

the grassroots program got seriously cut back at maxxis so I'm not sure how I'm going to get my next set of tires but if i can get my hands on them I'll be getting some creepy crawlers when I'm done with the trepadors.
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Old May 27th, 2008, 01:03 PM   #3
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What about sticky 37" truxus m/ts? I've heard generally good descriptions of them for mud and such (not bogger or swamper good, but better than m/t treads) and the one competitor running the stickies on pirate seems to rave about them. prices seem to be reasonable.
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Kennyoffroad was running the 35" CC's, maybe he can give some insight. From what I saw they worked really well on his rig.
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Old May 27th, 2008, 01:53 PM   #5
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Kennyoffroad was running the 35" CC's, maybe he can give some insight. From what I saw they worked really well on his rig.
not as well as his new boggers this past weekend
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not as well as his new boggers this past weekend
in mud, spinning really fast, I agree. in anything else, no.
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Old May 27th, 2008, 02:36 PM   #7
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after watching the maxxis on the ford cab truck, i would never spend the money on them.they seemed like they would not stick to anything. i dont think they had enough air out, but everyone that was watching them said the same thing.
the truxus mt,s dont clean out enough in mud, but that is my favorite all around tire.
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Here's where I'm at:

Right now I am on my second consecutive set of Swamper SXs. Both sets were grooved, which makes a huge difference.

The only area I need more grip in, is dry compounds, like smooth rock face.

But, I also want to move to a smaller tire with the Jeep, mainly because with the 38.5s, I've lost too much challenge. And I'd like something a little lighter and more streetable than my current 38.5s on steel beadlocks, which are about 140 lbs a combo.

So, kinda thinking a 37x12.5 in that range.

Not a big fan of Iroks, nothing wrong with them, per se, but I've not seen any terrain that they did better than my wide swampers, including snow.

Trxus I see pack too much with sticky mud. Sglide's were packing up on drummond pretty good on the hill climbs. Speaking with guys who run them on FToys, they love thme until it gets slimy, then they were struggling to follow the Iroks (this report was from Harlan).

Non comp CCs seem to combine much of what I'm looking for(super tough sidewalls, 37x12.5 size, sticker compound, even in the street versions), just would hate for them to pack up in, say, wet forest loam that likes to make slicks when you are in the leaves and moss.
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Maxxis creepy crawlers are a great all around tire in mud, trail, rocks, and sand they are ok, but i like my new boggers just as much as my maxxis tire I had, I went with the bogger, because of the size avaiblity and prices is more affordable, maxxis has double thier price in past two years.
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Kennyoffroad was running the 35" CC's, maybe he can give some insight. From what I saw they worked really well on his rig.
i bought his 35s and ran this weekend on DI. i loved them they were way better than the 33 sx's i was running before them. they grabbed everything except on monday morning when it was wet and the rocks were slicker than snot but no one was going anywhere when we were playin on the ridge.
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Truxus MT's seemed to pack up quite a bit on drummond this weekend. It was typical drummond top-soil/loam after a good day of rain. It packed in pretty hard, I was popping out peices with my key after the jeep was on the trailer.

I felt they did very well overall, but I'm coming from BFG AT's so my opinion probabley doesn't count for much.
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I dont' have cc but have run the badlands with a buddy who does a couple times. they were great on everything he tryed. we dont' do mud though. and , they weren't made for mud...creepy crawler.

anyway - cc's are a good choice but won't compare to your sx's in the mud. just my .02

why not get a set of 36" SX's ?? I'ld like to try the 40" Comp Trepedors but can't afford them to save my life!
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anyway - cc's are a good choice but won't compare to your sx's in the mud. just my .02
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why not get a set of 36" SX's ?? I'ld like to try the 40" Comp Trepedors but can't afford them to save my life!
40" comp treps are overseas right now, last I checked the USA *might* see them by the end of this season.

from my experience, the trepador wears quicker than the same compound CC and the radial trepador is in the same class as a bfg m/t-mt/r-toyo m/t

Haggar, just get whatever the pocketbook says you can.... a marginally better tire is only better if you can compare apples to apples on the trail anyways.
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why not get a set of 36" SX's ??
Because before I had my 38.5" SXs, I ran around for 2 years on 36" SXs. They wroked well, but lacked the traction I wanted on smooth rock in tellico and canada. Harlan, they were fine, but the rock was a higher traction level. Looking for something different.

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Haggar, just get whatever the pocketbook says you can.... a marginally better tire is only better if you can compare apples to apples on the trail anyways.
I can afford whatever, its not that big of a difference. I just want to make sure I won't be degrading performance in areas where today I have good traction.

I suppose I could always get out the grooving iron and open them up, if I need more cleaning.

Bryce, how are your dad's tires on pavement? Are they round? I'd like to be able to go 60 mph without major issues.
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Bryce, how are your dad's tires on pavement? Are they round? I'd like to be able to go 60 mph without major issues.
There's a lot of rubber there but I can get 55-60 without any real issues. Very, very slight death wobble but might be attributable to not being balanced or slight toe-in correction being needed. Have not checked it since it hit the ground a year and a half ago.
Have to remember I got these just before OSTC last December. Very little playing there and then SOFO winter run which they work quite well. Ran like 3 or 4 psi and squated nicely. I'm probably 4500 lbs.
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after watching the maxxis on the ford cab truck, i would never spend the money on them.they seemed like they would not stick to anything.
they also only had about 5 hours of trail time on them, none of which were in the rocks. He has ran 35" CCs that hooked awesome, but they were well broken in and had been smoked a few times.
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they also only had about 5 hours of trail time on them, none of which were in the rocks. He has ran 35" CCs that hooked awesome, but they were well broken in and had been smoked a few times.
Yep, people underestimate the effect of proper sidewall break in.
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