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Old 04-20-2011, 06:17 PM   #1
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Which tire? Interco or Pitbull?

Anybody have any experice with any of these tires? Mainly used for sloppy deep mud since there aren't too many rocky areas in corn ridden illinois.

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Old 04-20-2011, 06:58 PM   #2
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I have LTBs bias ply on my ZJ. Super thick sidewall, not extremely loud but the road manners take a little getting used to. They did awesome in 2 feet of snow but not so great in a few inches. They will flat spot when parked. To help with that I park in grass and only run 21psi otherwise it will rattle the dash off until they warm up. The lugs are soft so I doubt they will last long on pavement but for mud, they are a good choice.

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Thanks for the info. never had any tire more serious than bfg all terrains so what do you mean by flat spot?
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I've got rockers and they are the best trail tire I've ever owned, Had TSL,s KM2s, and have run MT-Rs and KXs. I'm not much of a mud guy but they preformed very well in it and stuck great to the rocks as well. Not sure how they will do on the pavement because my YJ lives on a trailer
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Thanks for the info. never had any tire more serious than bfg all terrains so what do you mean by flat spot?
It is my understanding that because the rubber compound is so soft, when they sit for a while the rubber settles from the vehicles weight, kind if like foam with a weight on it, so when the contact patch that it was parked on makes a revolution around and hits the pavement again, (you can't see it visually) it sort of "thumps". I wish I could give you a better explanation than that. Flat spots are no big deal, they go away after a few miles and the whole tire becomes round again. Mine are 31s, the bigger the swamper you go the more noticeable it is.
I should also add that I had a set of TSL radials, 32s, and I never had a problem with them flat spotting and they lasted a long time; 30k and I sold them with plenty of tread left.
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Interesting, I don't have any feedback, but I would have thought flat spots were a thing of the past.
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get the pitbull in radials
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What part of Illinois you from?
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It is my understanding that because the rubber compound is so soft, when they sit for a while the rubber settles from the vehicles weight, kind if like foam with a weight on it, so when the contact patch that it was parked on makes a revolution around and hits the pavement again, (you can't see it visually) it sort of "thumps". I wish I could give you a better explanation than that. Flat spots are no big deal, they go away after a few miles and the whole tire becomes round again. Mine are 31s, the bigger the swamper you go the more noticeable it is.
I should also add that I had a set of TSL radials, 32s, and I never had a problem with them flat spotting and they lasted a long time; 30k and I sold them with plenty of tread left.
Has more to do with the tires being a bias construction, as opposed to steel belted radials, not necessarily the rubber compound for the tread, but that is a fair assessment of the flat-spotting experience. As soon as they warm up, no more flat spots...

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Interesting, I don't have any feedback, but I would have thought flat spots were a thing of the past.
They are in radial tires (except in extreme circumstances), but bias tires will more than likely always flat-spot when left overnight (or longer), it's just the nature of the beast.
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Anybody have any experice with any of these tires? Mainly used for sloppy deep mud since there aren't too many rocky areas in corn ridden illinois.

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How much time on the street are you planning on? Any reason that you aren't considering boggers? I think that the three tires that you are looking at will all perform about the same in the mud...
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Old 04-21-2011, 02:43 PM   #11
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What part of Illinois you from?

From Dixon. About 45 min west of Rockford. We just have to wait for a good rain and find a dirt road lol Hope to go to cliffs sometime this summer and see what thats like
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How much time on the street are you planning on? Any reason that you aren't considering boggers? I think that the three tires that you are looking at will all perform about the same in the mud...

I live less than a block from work so i just walk everyday. I use it once and a while for driving around town and the rest is whatever offroad area i can find. My bfg all terrains i have on now are fine but they werent the greatest in clearing out the mud or snow from the tread. I got stuck on a farmers dirt road with a very slight incline. burried the jeep to the bottom of the door. The clutch had 90K on it and i ended up blowing it up trying to get out. Just want something more aggressive to handle more.
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Go with Boggers, can't beat 'em in the mud. If that's all you're wheelin' in then you won't be disappointed.
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These are worth looking into. I have them on mine and they do great in the mud at Interlake.

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boggers are horrible for lateral traction though. as long as your doin straight hard runs your good. the other problem with boggers is they are the weak link finder.
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the other problem with boggers is they are the weak link finder.
See, they're being helpful. After a while, you won't have anymore weak links.
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I live in Champaign area Illinois and have ran interco tsl. Awesome in our type of mud. My Jeep was my DD and had 36" DC fun country. Great tire but would plug in sticky mud. Bought 39" SS Tsl and would swap tires for mudding. Cleared good and could still turn and climb out of ruts. I would go with the Iroks.

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