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Old 03-25-2009, 06:17 PM   #1
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Finally got ride of an old set of Baja's 31" 11.50" (a size which they actually discontinued) for 33" 12.50" Swamper SSR's . Personally i hated the micks, not for the noise , i actually enjoyed that part, but the fact i was loosing lager chunks of rubber and i ran them down fast. i feel like they really fell apart on me. anyone have the same experience with them? any personal reviews on the SSR's that arent from a site trying to sell them to me?

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Old 03-25-2009, 06:49 PM   #2
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I'm looking at 33" Baja MTZ because I thought they were a good tire. My friend is running a 33" and loves them. Actually, a good amount of people have recommended them as a really good tire.

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I read good reviews on them, but you wouldn't believe the tears i have in them. For use on the trail they were great, if u get them just be go easy on the rocks...
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Old 03-25-2009, 08:40 PM   #4
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I had 31 baja mtz's. someway or another, i managed to pop one in daily driving. i have no idea what i ran over but it went flat. that was my only experience with the Mtz. my friend has run the Atz in 35 on his F150 and loves them.
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The ssr is a GREAT tier as long as you dont run them on the road too much only a 15-20,000 mi tire tho
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Old 03-26-2009, 04:41 AM   #6
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If you are looking for a mix of good daily driving and nice trail response then I think the MTZ is probably the best tire on the market right now.

If you ran Claws down fast then you will probably run SSR's down even faster. You can't beat Swampers for sidewall performance however.

I went thru 2 or 3 sets of 35" Claws when I daily drove my rig. They were a great tire in the rocks and yes they did cut and chunk, but that's just part of the game. Nothing is bullet proof. I run 37" Competition Claws now (which have also been discontinued) and honestly it's the best tire I've ever seen in the rocks.
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:47 AM   #7
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The Baja Claws are excellent off-road tire... I ran 33s for a while, but my Jeep is driven too much on-road, so I changed to 35" BFG KM2s, which I absolutely love.

My son runs 35" Claws on his (trail-only) XJ - with about 8-10lbs of air, they are unbelievable how good they are on every kind of terrain, mud, rocks, dirt, you name it, they grip like crazy.

So my recommendation is MT Claws for off-road only or BFG KM2s for combination.
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I have been running the MTZs since I got my Jeep and they are holding up great on and off road!!!!! I would say the SSR is going to perform just as good but the cuts will still happen.I did not check the book but I think the tread ply ratings are the same on both tires.The SSR may be just a bit more firm but not much so the rubber compound is close to equal also.
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I'm running a set of 33" MT Baja Claws. I destroyed my two front tires, but that had nothing to do with the tires, that had everything to do with the idiots who did my initial front end alignment after I installed my lift. The rears have been on the Jeep since May of '08 and look like they're almost new. I don't have any major chunks missing and they don't look like they're wearing down too fast. Overall I'm happy with the MTs. If I was going to be doing a ton of on-road driving, I might get a 2nd set of tires so I could prolong the life of the Claws, but other than that I think they're great.

A buddy of mine has the Skyjacker 6" long arm lift with 36x14.5x15 Baja Claws and has put 40k miles on them and I swear to God they look like they are only a year or so old, tops! He never takes the Jeep offroad. Every mile on those tires is on-road, so that might explain. That's one of the reasons why I decided to go with the Claws.
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I have MT Baja MTZ 265 75 16's and I think they're excellent tires. I'll most likely stick with these on my rig.
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Finally got ride of an old set of Baja's 31" 11.50" (a size which they actually discontinued) for 33" 12.50" Swamper SSR's . Personally i hated the micks, not for the noise , i actually enjoyed that part, but the fact i was loosing lager chunks of rubber and i ran them down fast. i feel like they really fell apart on me. anyone have the same experience with them? any personal reviews on the SSR's that arent from a site trying to sell them to me?
I had MTZs, and I just got rid of them because of the same reason. The lugs were falling off to the point where you could see the cords. The center lugs were rashed, but at the base of the center lugs, there were big deep rips in the tread. The outside 'sidebiter' tread looked awful. Since it's hollow, it doesn't hold up very well. That side tread just rips right off the first time you go off road.

My MTZs still had about 9/32~10/32 when I took them off, but I couldn't keep them on any longer because of the safety concern with the lugs being all torn off. They were bad. I had one tire that was missing about 65% of the outside lugs. They were completely torn off.

If you want a decent street tire for light trail riding, it's not bad, but stay far away from rocks. The sidewalls are tough; I never cut one. I saw them being pinched several times, but no cuts. I had a flat once and drove on it for a week before I aired it up; found out it had 0 psi in it from a nail I picked up. I just figured it was low because it had a slight bulge in it.

I now have the KM2s. They are 10X quieter than the MTZs, but I won't know how they do off road until after this weekend.

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