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Old 03-12-2008, 02:33 AM   #1
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maxxis bighon tire update

as some of you know I picked up a set of maxxis bighorns
well after a month and less then 500 miles on them I thought I would give you an update on how they have been doing

well I took them out three times and gone through two sidewalls
so the sidewalls are not very good
they grip very good and it looks like they would get great road mileage
but for the sharp rocks (and slick rock) that I have plenty of here in the desert the sidewalls just don't seam to be able to take the abuse

as of right now I am saving up not only to be able to buy one tire but I think I should buy 4 new tires because I don't even trust these tires on a gravel road

this tire might be a good tire else where in the US but I dont think its a good tire for this area

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Old 03-12-2008, 07:02 AM   #2
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Good to know man! I was looking at a set of those very recently!

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Old 03-12-2008, 09:25 AM   #3
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what tire do you prefer...besides LTB's? how did the pro comps do?

i had thought about 34x10.50 LTB's...or 33x12.50 trxus
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Old 03-12-2008, 09:34 AM   #4
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Sorry to here you have to do another tire purchase so soon, but its good to know this about the Maxxis tires.
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:19 AM   #5
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Damn... that sucks. I've had several folks I know run them with no issues. Good to get a different perspective though. I'll have to check more before my next purchase.

I know I've got the BFG MTs and the sidewalls look hella abused but they have not failed on me yet. I don't think anything is going to be streetable and beefy enough to handle sharp rocks though. Aside from the sidewalls how are they wearing?
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:22 AM   #6
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what tire do you prefer...besides LTB's? how did the pro comps do?

i had thought about 34x10.50 LTB's...or 33x12.50 trxus
I ran the procomp xterrains its a good tire
they saw heavy rock use for about a year and I had one blow out due to a piece of glass


the LTB would be a good tire but not so good for a daily driver
swamper is supposed to have a 35x12.50x15 in the LTB next month well see

they trxus mt looks pretty good but I haven't ran that tire except as a spare
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Damn... that sucks. I've had several folks I know run them with no issues. Good to get a different perspective though. I'll have to check more before my next purchase.

I know I've got the BFG MTs and the sidewalls look hella abused but they have not failed on me yet. I don't think anything is going to be beefy enough to be streetable and handle sharp rocks though. Aside from the sidewalls how are they wearing?

thats why I said for out here it could be a good tire where you live
the BFG mt has the same problem out here the sidewalls just dont hold up to the sharp rocks out here

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