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Old 08-21-2007, 09:18 AM   #1
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Xterrain or Claws

ok trying to figure out what tire to go with and I know someone has opinions about both of these tires here. what is the difference between these two? does one wear better, last longer, ride smoother?
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Old 08-21-2007, 09:20 AM   #2
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Xterrain looks worse, and lasts about the same,
baja claws are better off road, will last the same and look better


at least thats how i understand it

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I ran 33 claw radials for several years. They are alright, but if you get on a side hill, they tend to slide around. They ride a little rough, when i went to my ATs as my street tires I was amazed the difference.

My guess is the PC's will ride smoother because of the larger tread and they may last longer.

I hear PC might be having another buy three get one free in a couple months...
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Old 08-21-2007, 09:44 AM   #4
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Old 08-21-2007, 11:46 AM   #5
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I've had the X-Terrians for about 5-6k miles and they've been a great tire. I use them primarily for crawling and they grip really good on rocks and loose dirt and they can take a beating. They ride surprisingly smooth on the highway as my rig is also my dd. The only thing to remember is that they are directional tires so it'd be good to get a non-directional type for the spare tire.
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Old 08-21-2007, 11:54 AM   #6
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so from what I hear is that the claws are the way to go. I've heard that they are a softer compound than the X-terrians are so they don't last quite as long. these would be used on a mostly DD rig
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Old 08-21-2007, 01:06 PM   #7
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Did you know there made by the same company
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Old 08-21-2007, 01:31 PM   #8
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Yep - made by Cooper
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what about the PC mud terrain?? (like not is it by cooper, like waht about it)
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I have 25,000 miles on the xterrains
and a lot of offroad miles on them heavy rock use these tires take a pounding and they stick to the rock
they work great in the soft dirt, mud, sand,and street
for an all around tire the xterrains are great
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My dad runs xtreme at's on his cherokee low road noise great for daily driving and they did very good in mud and on a hill climb that was like slick dirt very slick we couldnt stand on the hill because it was so slippery right now i run PC MT and they are great love him in the mud and on the street havent heard much of anything on ythe claws
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:51 PM   #12
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so I guess its the X-terrians
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Old 08-21-2007, 04:10 PM   #14
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For my money Claws also. Haven't seen a better radial or Comp Bias tire perform better in the rocks. I've run them for 4 years and will continue to run them as I go up bigger sizes.

Honestly can't tell you about mud because I avoid it like the plague.
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Old 08-21-2007, 05:00 PM   #15
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if money isn't an option, and the tires will see alot of the road...
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I still DD my rig on 35" Claws. I don't as good mileage as a BFG AT will, but they do pretty well.
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Old 08-21-2007, 05:25 PM   #17
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what about the BFG MTs? or if you had to go with any tire that looks really good, 35's, price isn't an option, but works for a DD
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i have bfg m/t's 35's and love'em its my dd
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is it a daily driver?

I have the Xterrain 33 12.50 been on my jeep for 2 years or so. they hardly have any wear and are great on the hwy. low noise and a damn great mud tire. my buddy had claws on his jeep and he got stuck in places i'd just walk through. as for rocks don't know since theres no rocks worth climbin in the deep south. also the claws had a rougher ride and made alot more noise.

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