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R8DRIZD 03-11-2013 06:48 PM

Duratrac, Grappler, Baja Claw???
 
Can't decide and wanted some opinions...What is your experience with these or do you have a preference with another tire?

315/75/16

JoeDoogN 03-11-2013 07:18 PM

Dura's!

They're awesome both on and off road.

Gunner 03-11-2013 07:21 PM

Goodyear Wrangler MTR with Kevlar. Best tire for our local conditions. I use the 35 x 1250 x 16 on my jeep with the stock Moabs and a 1.25 spacer, they work great. I've had them down to 10 lbs and no signs of slipping or air loss. Works in mud,sand,and great on rocks. Tough sidewalls.
Bob

R8DRIZD 03-11-2013 09:33 PM

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Originally Posted by JoeDoogN (Post 3490311)
Dura's!

They're awesome both on and off road.


The Dura's.. one of my top 2 tires...

:thumb: Thanks JoeDoggN

R8DRIZD 03-11-2013 09:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Gunner (Post 3490330)
Goodyear Wrangler MTR with Kevlar. Best tire for our local conditions. I use the 35 x 1250 x 16 on my jeep with the stock Moabs and a 1.25 spacer, they work great. I've had them down to 10 lbs and no signs of slipping or air loss. Works in mud,sand,and great on rocks. Tough sidewalls.
Bob


Gunner...Right when I thought I was down to (2) tires you throw the MTR's w/Kevlar. What a great review and nice look as well.:thumb:

Sinister6 03-11-2013 09:38 PM

the Baja Claw tread are angled at 23 degrees, same as a farm tractor's tire. It's GREAT for traction, However, when backing up it becomes a ROLLING tire....very limited traction. FYI...

I H8RDS 03-11-2013 09:40 PM

I run MTR's and probably won't run anything else from here on out. Ran Mickeys for a few years, but they're a little softer, even though they were great on the rocks. If you're crawling, I'd go with MTR's. They are top rated for rock crawling. :)

Gunner 03-11-2013 09:50 PM

Tougher sidewall than a dura also.

I H8RDS 03-11-2013 09:52 PM

MTR's especially for the sidewalls actually.

JoeDoogN 03-11-2013 09:52 PM

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Originally Posted by R8DRIZD (Post 3491105)

The Dura's.. one of my top 2 tires...

:thumb: Thanks JoeDoggN

Definitely, especially if your jeep is a DD.
But the mtr Kevlar's are another great option.
I've rode in a buddy's TJ with them on and were nice on the street. Didn't have a chance to offroad them.
Those will probably be my next tire just to try something different.

R8DRIZD 03-11-2013 10:11 PM

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Originally Posted by I H8RDS (Post 3491140)
I run MTR's and probably won't run anything else from here on out. Ran Mickeys for a few years, but they're a little softer, even though they were great on the rocks. If you're crawling, I'd go with MTR's. They are top rated for rock crawling. :)


First of all...you have some big ones! Love your photobucket pictures. I am going heavy on the MTR's.. only have a 2.5 budget lift..wish I had the cash to put a decent 3" lift. I think the 35's should work out.

Wish I could have made the Calco trip! Next time..

Thanks for your input!

R8DRIZD 03-11-2013 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Sinister6 (Post 3491127)
the Baja Claw tread are angled at 23 degrees, same as a farm tractor's tire. It's GREAT for traction, However, when backing up it becomes a ROLLING tire....very limited traction. FYI...


Thanks for the FYI...Think I going for the MTR's with Kevlar. We go to Calico quite often. They should work quite well out there.

I H8RDS 03-11-2013 10:22 PM

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First of all...you have some big ones! Love your photobucket pictures. I am going heavy on the MTR's.. only have a 2.5 budget lift..wish I had the cash to put a decent 3" lift. I think the 35's should work out.

Wish I could have made the Calco trip! Next time..

Thanks for your input!

:rofl: Thanks! I live to wheel. Like to push the envelope a little. I just held a Calico run but will be posting up a thread soon for another one April 5th weekend. :D

The pic shows my run from this past weekend. Awesome time :punk:

Lorie :)

Gunner 03-11-2013 10:26 PM

Yeah lorie did a 3 wheel in the air wheelie on her MTR's They stick in the rocks. Also You can just trim your flares for more flex with out rubbing.

I H8RDS 03-11-2013 10:28 PM

Ya.. I loved my Mickey Thompsons, but the MTR's are probably a little bit better for the rocks. Especially the real sharp ones in Calico.

Gunner 03-11-2013 10:32 PM

She knows, she's fearless in the rocks.

R8DRIZD 03-11-2013 11:14 PM

I'm sold..Can't wait to hit calico in my new MTR's!!

Dougzin 03-11-2013 11:15 PM

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Originally Posted by R8DRIZD (Post 3491579)
I'm sold..Can't wait to hit calico in my new MTR's!!

Good choice. Love mine :)

suicideking 03-11-2013 11:48 PM

One more for the MTR.

I did a Cleghorn run after a rain a month or so ago. Only people that made it through had MT tires. The AT get much worse traction in the mud and have thinner sidewall.

I went from a 33" BFG AT to 35" GY MTR. Night and day difference with traction on dirt and rocks.

Dac7529 03-12-2013 12:47 AM

I got MT Baja claws and for this area southeast
Oklahoma that is I lovem but I haven't ran anything else other than coopper a/TS and they were a good tire but no comparison to my Baha claws mainly cause the coopers were a/ts

josea1952 03-12-2013 10:34 AM

Another vote for MTR's here. Love em, I run the 35's. At calico a lot of people had them.


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