I searched around for a good long while and couldn't find an acceptable answer. I've come to the conclusion that I want performance, but not a bias ply. This leaves me with a choice to make......
I'm looking at Interco's radial selections (SSR, M16, TSL radial, and Irok ND) and can't decide one in particular.
The M16 tread design looks funky, and the SSR looks like a glorified AT (correct me if I'm wrong).
That leaves the Irok ND and TSL radial. Which would you guys go with and why? How do they wear/ Perform? I'll be getting 33x12.5r15's if that matters.
I've come to terms that they most likely won't balance too well, and will wear reasonably quick, but decided radial because she still sees pavement on the regular...I'm hoping the radial design may help out miles and balancing.
As of now I'm leaning towards the Irok ND's.
Let the opinions, bashing, and tire battles begin!
Irok ND's would be my personal choice. A bit better wet traction on the road, better rock traction, and I'm pretty sure an altogether lighter tire to run. We do a lot of snow runs and the irok is by far one of the most successful treads we have tried out in a while, so that is another plus.
TSL radials would look meaner, but aside from that point there is no other significant advantage for the TSL radial over the Irok ND.
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That's what I was thinking too, the ND's come in smaller sizes for people like me . If I had the lift I'd go with some pitbull rockers but I don't. I'm wondering how well they will wear and balance since they're a radial, and like you said the wet road traction is better, and my guess is that some siping will help immensely.
I ran a set of 33x13.5R18 Irok radials under an older F150 and they wore really well. The traction was awesome. They cleaned out pretty good in thick mud. They're noisy as you could expect. I had some pretty bad balancing issues with them towards the end. I can't speak for how they'll act under a Jeep, but that's my .02
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You are wrong about the SSR being an AT. I highly recommend the SSR. I ran a 27x9.50-15 (very small size) on a stock Suzuki Samurai years ago. Man, would they go in any condition! That little open diff truck could hang with some of the big boys wearing those tires. I was amazed. Now, before anyone makes any cracks about Zuks (especially stock), just know that I have driven/owned just about every brand of 4x4 ever sold in the free world. Anyway, the tires are siped for good (better) traction on a wet road surface (huge bonus for trucks that see doubly duty) and have wide enough voids to clear sticky mud and earn an mild MT label. Yes, they are less aggressive than the TSL. If you must have a radial and want an Interco product, these are great!
Dude your not fooling anyone. You want a hot looking tire to impress chicks. I been researching my butt off on tires. Seems one thing is common in Interco tires. They all balance like a bag of rocks. Great traction in mud and really rough rocks. But for the most part I don't do much mud and have to drive on the street. Discount tire on westminister just gave me a smoking deal on four 35x12.50x15 MTR-K's for 900 OTD with lifetime rotation. Your going to pay a lot more for the interco's.
These are great all-around tires. I'm running them in a 35x12.5. No balance issues and almost silent on the road even at highways speeds. Unbelievable in the mud and on rocks.
On a side note, I used beads to balance them originally and they did not work so stick to standard balancing if you go with them.
If you want a great looking tire that balances easily and runs true, get the Nitto Mud Grappler. Very aggressive looks and good performance, but noisy as hell. I now like them better than the Interco tires for on street & off-road driving. I have run just about everything you can think of over the last 25 years and these rock!
I have run TrXus MTs since 2003 when my Rubicon was new. I am on my 3rd set now, which are ready to come off due to 5 years of play and solid service (i.e. - REPEATED TRIPS TO BAJA, not the mall).
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2011 in Baja California with JustRuns 4WD Club - TrXus MTs work well on the sand since they're a sturdy 2 ply/5 ply..
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My TrXus MTs with 35,000 mi., 5 yrs of Baja off-roading, and no flats.
Awesome! I was going to try the Pitbull Rocker radials this time around, but just couldn't move away from the Trxus. They really are an awesome tire. As far as loud goes, they are an MT. Kinda loud, but not too bad. I have found they get louder as they wear.