Jeep Wrangler Forum

Jeep Wrangler Forum (http://www.wranglerforum.com/)
-   TJ General Discussion Forum (http://www.wranglerforum.com/f282/)
-   -   SUPER SWAMPER TrXus STS RADIAL TIRE (http://www.wranglerforum.com/f282/super-swamper-trxus-sts-radial-tire-8487.html)

cnt487 06-03-2007 06:54 AM

SUPER SWAMPER TrXus STS RADIAL TIRE
 
1 Attachment(s)
Just wondering if anyone has had any experience with these tires and how much life the tread will have??? My jeep is my daily driver so I'm on the pavement about 75% of the time.

Also, if I'm looking for a tire with a tuff more durable rubber what should I look for as far a it being a radial?? Thanks

4Jeepn 06-03-2007 08:27 AM

In general the words super swamper and long tire life do not go hand in hand. I have yet to see a set of these on the trail. If you doing 75% street look into a nice AT tire, such as the BFG AT, Firestone Destination AT's, Bridgestone dueler AT's etc..etc.. Much nicer on the road and will work on some mixed trails.

AzTJ 06-03-2007 02:54 PM

Like 4Jeepn said - I'd look at an all-terrain if your on the road 75% of the time. BFG All-Terrains have served me and my familys Jeeps extremly well and perform pretty well off road.

Triple88a 06-03-2007 03:14 PM

they look quite sexy though :D I'm wondeing my self about 75-80% on road that have wild thread :D.. so far the only one i've heard wears good is baja claws and has quite inviting thread pattern :)

cnt487 06-03-2007 03:15 PM

I appreciate the feedback. I guess I'll be lookin at some A/Ts then. Something with some knobs on it just look so good though, plus when I do get of the pavement, I'm in the mud. I guess that 75% of pavement time has to take priority though or I'll be replacing again soon...unless anyone has some suggestions on some long lasting M/Ts.....Decisions Decisions!!! Thanks again.

AzTJ 06-03-2007 03:22 PM

I'm going to be getting Cooper Discoverer STT's when I get my lift. They are a "mud" tire with siping and are getting ~45K tread life with mild trail usage. You might wanna consider those or even ProComp Xtreme Mud Terrains. All the magazines seem to love them for everything including road wear.

JCS05Rubi 06-03-2007 03:22 PM

I had a guy I worked with for a few weeks that had a set of General Grabber A/Ts on his ford 4x2. Now, before you say "Its a GENERAL tire.." think about all the things youve seen that are cheap and outperform many expensive products in its class...

Ok, now that we are on the same page :p Go take a look at the pics of the tread pattern on tirerack.com . Like I said, his truck was a Regular cab, long bed, 4x2 with those tires on it, and he went threw a little mud hole that was probably 25 yards long, 15 yards wide, and 3 feet deep. It was an area of a soft dirt parking lot that 9 car carrier 18 wheelers had dug out when it rained. Anywho, we took his truck through it and them tires actually did real well. The cleaned AMAZING for an A/T, got good gas mileage, and were pretty quiet. They are what I think of when someone says they want a tire for 80% street and 20% mud, but thats just me.

BTW, BFG Mud Terrains are known for 30,000 miles+ and they are supposed to be a good mud tire (Duh). You also might want to take a look at those Nitto Mud Grabbers. I think those might be my next tire.. But I also prioritize not getting stranded in the mountains over my daily driving gas mileage.. I am a little azz backwards but oh well :)

Scoob 06-03-2007 04:31 PM

DD and Interco tires is a bad combination. They wear fast and are a pain to balance and keep balanced.

I run the Mickey Thompson MTZ and love it. Does great off road and because its siped it does very well on the road.
21K on mine and they still have 14/32 tread left. Started with 19/32 about a year ago.

cnt487 06-03-2007 04:49 PM

Not a bad idea with the Generals, I'm just a sucker for something a little more aggresive.

I didn't even think about the Cooper SST, plus I know a guy that runs a shop that sells them...hell, might get a deal. I gotta tell ya though, the Dick Cepek M/Ts are pretty sweet lookin, I just haven't heard much about them as far as their performance on and off road, I think they're pretty new. So if anyone knows anything about them I'm always willing to hear your opinions.

All I know is that my BFG M/T's have about 10% of the tread left, yes thats what I said, they have at the most 10% left, I have definitely got all the use out of them. I got my first little one coming at the end of the year so I'll be havin a car seat in the back soon. So needless to say I'm tryin to get the best of both worlds, safety and functionality off road.

Triple88a 06-03-2007 04:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cnt487 (Post 87842)
All I know is that my BFG M/T's have about 10% of the tread left, yes thats what I said, they have at the most 10% left,.

well you've upgraded to slicks now:flipoff:

hardy1531 06-03-2007 04:56 PM

Just to throw another tire into the mix I will suggest the Procomp Xterrians. I love them. Most of my driving is one the road but they work very well off too. well just my two cents!

debruins 06-03-2007 05:00 PM

i was looking at this
http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/P...015860/c-10108
any opinions on the tires, tread life etc.??

same as CNT487 i am on road 80% of the time and mostly in the muc or on dirt, just a little bit of rocks

i was trying to decide this or just pro comp Mud terrains and the same wheels as the packeage

tiger22 06-03-2007 05:06 PM

SCOOB - got any pics with those mickey's on yuor jeep? i have been thinking about getting a set big havent found anyone who has them. are the good in the mud? clean well? and rocks? thanks in advance...

Triple88a 06-03-2007 05:18 PM

Debruins,
baja claws eh? :) some good tires and they are on my list:) i've heard they wear good but i cannot confirm that because i never had them.. of the top of my head i know Scout has them and hopefully will tell us his experience so far

Scoob 06-03-2007 05:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tiger22 (Post 87851)
SCOOB - got any pics with those mickey's on yuor jeep? i have been thinking about getting a set big havent found anyone who has them. are the good in the mud? clean well? and rocks? thanks in advance...

They do very well at everything I have put them in. From rivers, to mud, to rain, to snow and DEEP snow.

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m.../Jeep/baja.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...Tinstalled.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...p/DSCN0126.jpg

Scoob 06-03-2007 05:23 PM

A friends sport, who runs the Coopers.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9...eepLift011.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v9...eepLift005.jpg

tiger22 06-03-2007 05:29 PM

damn, i love those MTZ"S. they look awsome on the jeep! how are they in mud and rocks? are they wearing well so far? thanks for the pics...

cnt487 06-03-2007 05:42 PM

I'm really likin those MTZ's too. I found some on ebay and it doesn't seem like a bad deal, just waitin on the response from the seller for a shipping quote. Thats probably the catch, more for shipping than the tires. Heres the link.........

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...3602099&rd=1,1

Scoob 06-03-2007 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tiger22 (Post 87864)
damn, i love those MTZ"S. they look awsome on the jeep! how are they in mud and rocks? are they wearing well so far? thanks for the pics...

They are wearing much better then I thought they would. I have had them right at a year and have 21,000 miles on them. Still have right at 2/3 of the tread left that I started at. 14/32 of the 19/32 I started at.

As for mud they do just as well if not better then my old BFG's except the MTZ's have a 3 ply sidewall that is much thicker then the BFG. So you don't worry about sticks as much when you hit the mud.

We really don't have a lot of rock gardens here in Nebraska. We do go down to Kansas and play on some rock ledges every month or so. They do very well on them also.

I have had BFG m/t's, MT/r's, Trxus, and dunlops. IMO these are far superior to any of them as an all around tire and by far the best handling on the street of any of those.

cnt487 06-03-2007 05:53 PM

Hey Scoob, your helping me make my decision. :D Thanks

debruins 06-03-2007 05:54 PM

well idn the MTZ's seem to be the same price as the claws and the claws are 20each more than the pro comp MT's so idn, i guess i have the same questions as tiger 22 except on all three types of tires

edit: darn im too slow

well i still dont know erghh i guess i have a few months to decide anyway but it is gonna be realy hard, and every time i see it people bring up new tires they think are better that i have never even heard of

tiger22 06-03-2007 05:57 PM

the price is reduced cause they are blems. but if its just a sidewall scratch or rough area then go for it. gunna happen sooner than latter after you put em on anyways...

tiger22 06-03-2007 06:01 PM

debru - i have been in the same boat for awhile now. everytime i think i know what i want a something new pops up! but i am telling you, i have not heard one bad thing from ANYONE about these tires. they are even praised in every mag i have seen them in so far. i believe these will be my next big purchase for my junk. i get an extra paycheck this month :) :) :) !!! thanks for the help scoob...

Scoob 06-03-2007 06:06 PM

The coopers STT's do very good as well. If your on a budget also consider the Maxxis Bighorn. Have seen these on the trail and have been pretty impressed with them. I would still take the MTZ's but for the price the maxxis are tough to beat.
http://www.quadratec.com/Assets/Imag...7/54797-lg.jpg

$550.00 shipped for a set of 33X12.5 X 15's on Fleebay.

Fleebay Linky

Scoob 06-03-2007 06:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tiger22 (Post 87880)
thanks for the help scoob...

Glad to help :)

debruins 06-03-2007 06:15 PM

hmmmmmm
i would have to convince my parents to open a paypal account and to get an ebay account that will not be easy, not easy at all

tiger22 06-03-2007 06:20 PM

i was a little skeptical of the whole ebay thing at first also. but after the first (i believe it is $1.50) minor charge to the credit card there is no more UNLESS you buy something. so as long as they understand this they should not have a problem with it. just tell them that before you purchase anything you will give them teh $ for the entire credit card charge. if they have the cash before you charge it should be good to go with them!

tiger22 06-03-2007 06:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scoob (Post 87881)
The coopers STT's do very good as well. If your on a budget also consider the Maxxis Bighorn. Have seen these on the trail and have been pretty impressed with them. I would still take the MTZ's but for the price the maxxis are tough to beat.
http://www.quadratec.com/Assets/Imag...7/54797-lg.jpg

$550.00 shipped for a set of 33X12.5 X 15's on Fleebay.

Fleebay Linky


i have been very pleased with my set of maxxis mudders and also had a set of bighorns on my 4wheeler when i still owned it. they wear well and seem to have plenty of traction when ya need it...

debruins 06-03-2007 06:38 PM

my parents are a very big fan of C.O.D.
if you dont know what it is...

http://www.ups.com/content/us/en/shi...added/cod.html

it works well, but only when people are wiling to try it, most people dont know about or are skeptical b/c they put it in the mail wihtout payment

also if the buyer ends up not wanting it after seeing it inperson then it gets sent back to the seller on the sellers dime, but if they are truthfull then it shouldnt be a problem at all

Triple88a 06-03-2007 06:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by debruins (Post 87887)
hmmmmmm
i would have to convince my parents to open a paypal account and to get an ebay account that will not be easy, not easy at all

from memory you have to be 18 to open and use an account for eBay AND pay pal.. i didn't see your age on ur profile.. I'm coming from the same place though.. it wouldn't let me open an account until i was 18 even though i had my own debit card.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:47 PM.