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Old 09-01-2013, 01:16 PM   #1
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good tires for in the socal desert

Alright guys I live near death valley and I was wondering if any of you have any good recommendations for an all desert tire

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Old 09-01-2013, 04:25 PM   #2
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Alright guys I live near death valley and I was wondering if any of you have any good recommendations for an all desert tire
Throughout the years, I have had mud tires and more mud tires and only remember once actually driving into the mud ~~ I had to get towed out. Within the last 6 months or a year, I converted to A/Ts and believe they offer a whole lot more traction in both sand and on the rocks. BFG's have a reputation of giving you a good value. Good luck!

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I don't have near the experience Phil has but I'll say I've been pretty happy with my MTRK's.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:49 PM   #4
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My vote would have to go the MTRs. They're great on dry pavement rocks and some mud. They're good on wet pavement if you don't drive your jeep like a teenager.
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Alright guys I live near death valley and I was wondering if any of you have any good recommendations for an all desert tire
This is a loaded question... because MTR-K's have cornered the market on this forum do to the fact that the popular shops like and sell them....but that's not to say their not a good tire because they are....its just what everyone is gonna tell you to get.
Maybe you could tell us what you mean by... all desert tire?
But as for an all purpose desert tire goes an A/T tire is your best bet.
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:22 PM   #6
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If you are going out rock crawling you are going to want some thick sidewalls. When you choose your rims be sure to get a rim where the valve stem is back off the lip of the rim.

I am running Toyo's. Load E range, very heavy but do excellent on the rocks.
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Not a rock crawler and just want to meander the desert dirt roads, hard pack, sand, bottom less sand and some rocks?

BF Goodrich A/Ts. They'll float you on sand. Be O.K. on rocks.
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I had 35x12.5x15 BFG ATs on my Jeep and they were an awesome tire. Very light and performed great in almost every condition (sand, mud, rocks, rain, snow, etc). Being light they also helped in getting good gas mileage. But if you do go that route I would not suggest getting on the rocks with them because of the weak sidewalls. I never pinched one on John Bull, Holcomb, etc but I would be careful when picking lines. I got the ATs with the Jeep and they were half worn, I put about 50,000 miles on them before taking them off. If I had to put a number on the mileage of those tires I would say in the 70,000-80,000 range. I could get about 17-18 MPG with these tires on the freeway.

I now have 35x12.5x15 GoodYear Wrangler MTR with Kevlar and couldn't be happier with them. They are another great all around tire and work well in the (mud, sand, rocks, etc). The MTRs behave on the road but they are louder, heavier, and do require more rotations than other tires. I can get about 16 MPG on the freeway with the MTRs by staying out of the throttle.

Either tire in my opinion is a great choice.
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:07 PM   #9
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Nitto dune grapplers maybe? At least they look cool. No experience though. Havent heard many people who have run them...
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004QL...sr=8-2&pi=SL75
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Well haha I am a teenager and when I said all desert I meant oft sand and some rocks but thanks for your input guys I'm pretty interested in the wrangler duratracs anyone have experience with these
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Just noticed you are from R/C. Find these guys:

Gear Grinders 4 Wheel Drive Club

Have never wheeled with the club proper but have wheeled some of the people from the club and area. Great source of information and experience.
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:52 PM   #12
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Thanks I will DaK

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