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08-19-2010 11:00 AM
lancetkenyon
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
How cool that your daughter has the courage to try things like that. And good for you having her well protected. Nice work dad!
Page Roll.wmv videos from extreme sports videos on webshots

Sorry for the language..........
08-19-2010 03:21 AM
Cbarb54
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Originally Posted by Image Group
Toyo's...
Any pictures?
08-19-2010 02:15 AM
Image Group Toyo's...
08-19-2010 12:28 AM
Jerry Bransford How cool that your daughter has the courage to try things like that. And good for you having her well protected. Nice work dad!
08-18-2010 09:25 PM
lancetkenyon
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
Nice WE wheels, but that guy below is now sweating bullets... nothing like knowing you have to make the same climb the guy in front of you just endo'd on in front of you.
That was my 17 year old daughter who was driving too. I got the whole thing on video with a steady hand. She was the SECOND one to back flip on that obstacle that day. She was supposed to be on a winch line for safety, but did not get off the gas in time for the spotter to pull cable. Driver error. With a full cage, 5 points, suspension seats, and a helmet, all was well.
08-18-2010 07:30 PM
cavediverjc
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Originally Posted by LIVE TO JEEP,JEEP TO LIVE View Post
A buddy of mine ran the Baja Claws and HATED them. They don't do well in snow or on water. If you want a year round tire buy something else.
Maybe it was just your buddy that didn't do well in snow.......mine work great in the snow. He IS aware that you can air down for snow, right? I love my Baja Claws in the snow......
08-18-2010 06:41 PM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by lancetkenyon View Post


Here is a great view of them..........

Nice WE wheels, but that guy below is now sweating bullets... nothing like knowing you have to make the same climb the guy in front of you just endo'd on in front of you.
08-18-2010 06:27 PM
LIVE TO JEEP,JEEP TO LIVE A buddy of mine ran the Baja Claws and HATED them. They don't do well in snow or on water. If you want a year round tire buy something else.
08-18-2010 05:56 PM
lancetkenyon

Here is a great view of them..........

08-18-2010 05:55 PM
Cbarb54 I think I'm just going with the 33's. A lot cheaper. And I like the flex it gets. Rather have a little bit bigger gap then flip
08-18-2010 05:47 PM
Cbarb54
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Originally Posted by cavediverjc
Per request............
Are those the Mickey t bead lock rims? And you said u have about a little over 5 inches of lift?
08-18-2010 09:50 AM
lancetkenyon I ran 37" MT Comp Claws for 3+ years. True, they are not the same as the radial Claws, but dang. I have run with a lot of guys with the radial Claws too. Great in the rocks, great in the mud, and amazing in sand. Like mini paddles. As for the MTZs, I know 2 guys running them, and I have been impressed with those also.
08-18-2010 09:35 AM
Cbarb54 I had Goodyear duratracs on my 2500hd ( before my jeep) those were the best tires I've ever had so far. They also have the keV sidewalls. Good of the road and killed in mud. Don't really have snow here but reviews looked good on then. Very expensive thou
08-18-2010 09:16 AM
Kate I too am intrigued by the Kevlars. I have friends running them and they are grippy as all get out.
BUT, I've been watching closely, and they seem to wear down pretty swiftly.
I think that's how the game goes though. You can have good grip, or long lasting, but not really both at the same time.

I still love my Cepeks.
08-18-2010 08:45 AM
G54
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Originally Posted by cavediverjc View Post
I've heard nothing but good things about the Goodyear MT/R Kevlars. That's why I think I'll give them a shot when mine wear out.....

I know. Those were my first choice but I had a buyer for my BFG ATs and the MTRs were on national back order so I settled for the more expensive MTZs. Dumb.
08-18-2010 08:41 AM
cavediverjc
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Originally Posted by oldgus View Post
My MTZs are only a few months old - a little over 3k and they have worn a little over 1/16" already. Kind of a lot I think. I have had them spinning on some rocks though - and they have gotten pretty torn up from that. Put a tear in a sidewall but not bad enough to let air out and fixed it with some ES6000. Great on rocks, mud, sand and wet streets. They sing pretty loud on dry roads. I would probably not buy again but go with the Goodyear MTR Kevlar next time.
I've heard nothing but good things about the Goodyear MT/R Kevlars. That's why I think I'll give them a shot when mine wear out.....
08-18-2010 08:38 AM
G54 My MTZs are only a few months old - a little over 3k and they have worn a little over 1/16" already. Kind of a lot I think. I have had them spinning on some rocks though - and they have gotten pretty torn up from that. Put a tear in a sidewall but not bad enough to let air out and fixed it with some ES6000. Great on rocks, mud, sand and wet streets. They sing pretty loud on dry roads. I would probably not buy again but go with the Goodyear MTR Kevlar next time.
08-18-2010 08:38 AM
cavediverjc
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Originally Posted by Kate View Post
Dang good lookin tires ya got there son!
Thanks Kate!! I'm happy with them. When they do finally wear out, I'll step up to 35's in the Goodyear MT/R flavor. I'm wanting the Kevlar sidewalls. Otherwise I'd just get 35" Baja Claws....
08-18-2010 08:29 AM
Kate Dang good lookin tires ya got there son!
08-18-2010 08:22 AM
cavediverjc Per request............






08-18-2010 01:23 AM
Cbarb54 Lol I'd go with the other one.. I could always get them in load range d. They'll last longer then. Do you have any more pictures of your jeep with them? I'm trying to decide if I want to go with 33's or 35's.
08-18-2010 12:46 AM
cavediverjc Maybe I got the only set on the planet that wear like regular tires?
08-18-2010 12:10 AM
Cbarb54 Yeah see most off road places have told me " go with the mtz the baja were to fast." but I guess if you take care of anything it'll last longer
08-17-2010 11:02 PM
cavediverjc
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Originally Posted by wl05lj View Post
that is really good wear, most baja wear quickly and uneven from what i have seen
Proper tire pressure, regular rotations (front to back), and keeping them balanced is the key. Pretty much the same for any tire.
08-17-2010 10:33 PM
wl05lj
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Originally Posted by cavediverjc View Post
I've had my Baja Claws for over 2 years now and they wear just fine. They don't seem to wear any faster than any other mud tire I've ever owned.

that is really good wear, most baja wear quickly and uneven from what i have seen
08-16-2010 05:41 PM
Kate Well, I KNOW they aren't on your list, but you might want to check out the Dick Cepek Mud Country
They're a division of Micky Thompson tires, they're great on everything! They clean out FAST in the mud, grip like crazy in the snow, are sure footed in mossy creek beds, through water, up and over rocks, I bleepin LOVE my Mud Countrys!


and they are quiet on the highway too

BTW Clearlake - Nice looking bumper/stinger setup ya got there!!
08-16-2010 05:32 PM
Cbarb54
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Originally Posted by clear lake jeepn
35 MTZ's here...love em. Think either would look great though.
How are they on and of road? And how are they in the rain
08-16-2010 12:47 PM
clear lake jeepn 35 MTZ's here...love em. Think either would look great though.
08-16-2010 12:42 PM
Cbarb54 Yeah I have an 02 tj and putting on a 4.5 inch lift. And just debating on if I wanna do the whole axle upgrade. And go big or just get the 33's and spend the money on other upgrades.
08-16-2010 12:24 PM
cavediverjc They're 33's and so far they've been great in the rain and the snow. I'm not into mud, but the few times I've had them in the mud they did great. The ONLY negative thing I can say about them is that they pick up some big pebbles in the tread void and sling them. Haven't done any damage yet, but I'd hate to be following me down the highway after picking up some rocks on the trail.

To answer your question about how much lift I have, there's 4.25" of suspension and 1" of body lift. There's room for 35's (especially when I get my tube fenders installed), but I'm waiting to decide what to do about my front diff before I get bigger tires. I have a locked Ford 8.8 for the rear, but haven't decided what I'm going to install up front.
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