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Old 11-11-2007, 10:47 PM   #1
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Interco Trxus M/T ???

Does anyone have experience with the "Interco Trxus M/T"?
How is there performance in rain?
How is there wearing?

All the typical questions.

Considering these for the wife jeep.

SO GIVE ME YA'LL 'S FEEDBACK ON EM!

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Old 11-12-2007, 12:00 AM   #2
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I've been trying to get feedback on these tires to

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ive been running these on the trail for about 1.5 years about 1 to 3 times a month in all typs of terrain

Sand in pismo = Typical for a MT. not great and not bad. havnt been stuck yet


Mud in Asuza = No bogger but it holds it own. clean out is very good, Id give it a above average for a MT. only been stuck due to holes being to big for my little 33s


Rocks in Big bear = Very good for MT + lots of siping. also has pretty good lateral traction on off camber situations. the rubber compound they use is pretty good. no punctures or chunked up lugs yet


Snow and ice in big bear = very good. On my last snow run i kept up with the Locked rigs. lots of siping on these tires for wet condition.


Dry pavement = good for a MT, road noise isnt bad but these tires balance for shit. I have 8 ounces on 2 tires to keep things smooth. typical for a Interco tire. tire wear has been typical for a mt also. not good not bad

Wet pavement = Very good. no sliding or loss of control. I can brake them loose if i really try. I also have no problem letting the wife drive the jeep when it rains. I believe this MT has the most siping out of all the MTs.
I would recomend these tire to other wheelers. just be careful with the balancing and make sure the shop gets it right.


Any questions let me know.
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Old 11-12-2007, 01:20 AM   #4
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how manny miles do you have on them now

I have one for a spare and all I could get out of the guy was he was disapointed that they only lasted him a year but he drives alot and he never told me how many miles he got out of them
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i have about 10k on them with about 60 to 70 percent left easy. my jeep isnt a daily driver and i try to tow it on far trips. proper balancing, rotating, and the correct PSI in the tires is key.

I was able to get my tires from a local 4x4 shop for 135 a piece. not bad for 33s.
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I was thinking of these for my next tire

it was those or the tsl bias ply
but I see to much street usefor the tsl
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I'm having a tough time deciding too between bias or radial. i'm going back and forth between having 5 trxus with weaker sidwalls but better tread life than a bias... or just get 4 of the TSL/SX (no spare needed with an SX). I'm lately leaning more towards the bias again but I'm changing my mind hourly. lol

I've had the TRXUS MT previously in a 285/75/16 size and they lasted about 20+k (cant remember exactly). They started as 32.5" and ended up as 31" tires after wearing them down. Never popped or cut through a sidewall with the TRXUS so I think they are much better than my MTRs were(went through 4 sidwalls in the MTRs).

I see alot of street use but only having to buy 4 bias SX tires and never having to worry about sidewall damage makes me think it would be a good compromise for a daily driver
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Old 11-12-2007, 11:10 AM   #8
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I'm having a tough time deciding too between bias or radial. i'm going back and forth between having 5 trxus with weaker sidwalls but better tread life than a bias... or just get 4 of the TSL/SX (no spare needed with an SX). I'm lately leaning more towards the bias again but I'm changing my mind hourly. lol

I've had the TRXUS MT previously in a 285/75/16 size and they lasted about 20+k (cant remember exactly). They started as 32.5" and ended up as 31" tires after wearing them down. Never popped or cut through a sidewall with the TRXUS so I think they are much better than my MTRs were(went through 4 sidwalls in the MTRs).

I see alot of street use but only having to buy 4 bias SX tires and never having to worry about sidewall damage makes me think it would be a good compromise for a daily driver
IMO - stay away from bias tires if you want them for your DD. There's a reason the market went to radials and it centers around driveability. Bias ply tires should stay off-road. Bias tires do not have the same road manners radials offer.

I'm running Interco's - SS TSL Radials for my DD and I love them. My commute is very short and I do not mind the noise. The tires handle awesome dry or wet and are incredible in the mud. Can't wait for the deep snow to try them out!!!!!
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friend of mine runs the tsl sx and loves them but hates driving them on the highway she doesnt mind the city streets but he says the highway he can only go 50mph any faster and they shake the crap out of his jeep

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A guy at work had a set on a Toyota that he bought and he said they didnt last good or him at all. I thought about them, but when I asked him about them he didn't give them a very good review. Also his toy was on road only!!
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IMO - stay away from bias tires if you want them for your DD. There's a reason the market went to radials and it centers around driveability. Bias ply tires should stay off-road. Bias tires do not have the same road manners radials offer.

I'm running Interco's - SS TSL Radials for my DD and I love them. My commute is very short and I do not mind the noise. The tires handle awesome dry or wet and are incredible in the mud. Can't wait for the deep snow to try them out!!!!!
I'd almost rather have a fast wearing tire knowing for sure its going to last at least 6-8 months than play russian roulette with a radials sidewalls

I have bias claws on my daily driver now. There is still tons of tread now but will probably only last me 6-8 months total. But they are hands down my favorite tires evva. I got them cuz i don't carry a spare tire around anymore. Like I said, I'm still flip flopping on the radial/bias decision. I've had 36" tsl radials on a previous jeep and the sidewall on one got a big bubble in it and they werent great on the rocks (but I had open diffs back then and was an inexperienced wheeler)... and I've seen another trxus sidwall with same egg sized bubble in it. I think its something interco is kindof infamous for on some of their radial tires.

but out of all the interco radials, i think I'd lean more towards the trxus just cus I've owned a set before and they never let me down.
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A good friend of mine is running the pitbull rockers which are bias plys and he will never buy bias again. I cant afford to buy tire every 6 to 8 months. buy a quality radial and you dont have to worry about blow outs.
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IMO - stay away from bias tires if you want them for your DD. There's a reason the market went to radials and it centers around driveability. Bias ply tires should stay off-road. Bias tires do not have the same road manners radials offer.
I'm going to disagree. It depends on the tire so I will stay within the manufacturer. My set of 42" Interco Iroks ride better on the road than any radail tire I've owned. The only down side is when they sit they get out of round. Once they warm up it is a brilliant ride.

Compared to my 37x12.50x15" Interco Trxus MTs I would take the Iroks any day. My Trxus were really nasty tires. They didn't clean as well as everyone says they do. They balanced better than most say but the 37" tire was built by a different company using a different tire compound. At first impression the tires were great. I was switching over from a beat up set of 37" MT/Rs. After a couple wheelin trips and some time on the street I really started to hate them. I was glad I ditched them.

Here they are.... caked up and dry.

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Bias tires do not have the same road manners radials offer.

don't you think he knows this since he has ran both? jk
depends on the tire though
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don't you think he knows this since he has ran both? jk
depends on the tire though
Perhaps we are digressing a bit here. We need to steer back to the original post concerning DISTORTEDTJ's application for his wife.

Anybody who has driven bias ply tires on cold rainy days on the highway knows how they perform and how unforgiving they can be compared to radials. Personally, I would not let my wife drive on bias ply tires in such conditions. Not unless I was trying to get rid of her that is. Maybe around town but definately not on the highway.

If you have experience with these types of tires and you are comfortable with the nuances, I see no problem but they are not for an inexperienced driver. Consider the application and the driver, She has probably never driven on anything but radials.

However, if his wife is a die-hard offroader and she can handle them for DD then why not?
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maybe I'm just one of the few lucky ones. My bias tires handle great and balance great too and thats on heavy ugly looking steel wheels. my lil sister drives my jeep around town and on the freeways occaisisonally without a problem. And she drove my jeep 50 miles to and from the trails in my jeep on bias tires a few weekends ago and it was her first time driving on the trails too. drives as smooth as glass but very loud. theoretically, the bias tires having MUCH stiffer sidewalls keeps tire roll/sway to a minimum and are much better than radials in that respect.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/trail/m...eel-12721.html
http://www.wranglerforum.com/general...tml#post157347

*edit: but yes, lets get back on topic... I did like my trxus and am considering them as a radial replacement possibly to my current bias tires. Mr. Clifford obviously has had more time on the rocks with his set than I did so maybe the Iroks radials would be a step up from the trxus... i just havn't tried the irok radials yet
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I'm having a tough time deciding too between bias or radial. i'm going back and forth between having 5 trxus with weaker sidwalls but better tread life than a bias... or just get 4 of the TSL/SX (no spare needed with an SX). I'm lately leaning more towards the bias again but I'm changing my mind hourly. lol

I've had the TRXUS MT previously in a 285/75/16 size and they lasted about 20+k (cant remember exactly). They started as 32.5" and ended up as 31" tires after wearing them down. Never popped or cut through a sidewall with the TRXUS so I think they are much better than my MTRs were(went through 4 sidwalls in the MTRs).

I see alot of street use but only having to buy 4 bias SX tires and never having to worry about sidewall damage makes me think it would be a good compromise for a daily driver
You will not enjoy the SX on the street at all. They balance like crap, wear like crap, and are louder than most stereos can go. They also weigh a ton. You will lose alot of power vs. other tires of similar size.
Excellent all around off road tire, but I hate driving mine on the street at all with them on it.

Looking for a set of mild all around tires, and interested on the feed back of the Truxxus as well
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I just was wondering how they perform in rocks I will shred most tires from all the rock use
a friend of mine runs krawlers and they are tore up pretty bad and he runs just as hard if not harder then I do


but If these tires were to perform as good if not better then my xterrains did I would be happy
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they held up better than my MTRs, I think my MTRs gripped better in the rocks though. i never ran xterrains before
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i would also consider the Baja Claw radial. Its on my list of possible radials I might convert to
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Perhaps we are digressing a bit here. We need to steer back to the original post concerning DISTORTEDTJ's application for his wife.

Anybody who has driven bias ply tires on cold rainy days on the highway knows how they perform and how unforgiving they can be compared to radials. Personally, I would not let my wife drive on bias ply tires in such conditions. Not unless I was trying to get rid of her that is. Maybe around town but definately not on the highway.

If you have experience with these types of tires and you are comfortable with the nuances, I see no problem but they are not for an inexperienced driver. Consider the application and the driver, She has probably never driven on anything but radials.

However, if his wife is a die-hard offroader and she can handle them for DD then why not?

"I" have ran both tires...bais///and radial on and offroad. Had .... boggers...sx's....thunderturds... and tsl's. countless different radial tires. But never used TRUXS or how ever you spell that word.lol

The main reason i was considering these tires is for there sipping. I would like to go with a mud terrain in the 33'' range. and rain and ice is a consurn. Just looking for ya'll opinions not trying to get ya'll to argue.

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i dont have any complaints about mine in the rain and snow.

lots of siping
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i dont have any complaints about mine in the rain and snow.

lots of siping
thank you for all the info you sumitted.

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