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44"+ tire options....

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Zeus33rd, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    44\"+ tire options....

    What do ya'all think about the choices for tires 44" and bigger? When my 42" TSL's are gone, I'm thinkin about goin with the 46" claws. 44" Boggers/TSL's aren't really rock friendly tires, and I wanna do somethin atleast a bit off the norm. And as far as I'm concerned, the 49" IROK's are to much for a front 60 thats gonna get thrashed on. Thats Rockwell territory I'm thinkin. I remember awhile back one of the mags did a "huge mud tire shootout". The 46" Claw, if I remember correctly, outperformed the Bogger. So it'll do mud just fine. Don't really want to mess with the Michelin stuff cause of the 20" rims requirments. So I guess my question is, if your truck is 1 ton, and you were in the market for a tire 44"+, what would it be? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Re: 44\"+ tire options....

    Joe, Noel is switching to 46" claws fairly soon here, ask him how he likes them as soon as he does...

    Me thinks your k5 is going to be snapping axle shafts like crazy with them. Even if it's only running up the rti ramp with grandma driving /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    Anyway, I'd go with 44" TSL's. Tony and Ken have proved them to me, me likes.
     
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    Re: 44\"+ tire options....

    I think the Claws are going to be real hard on axle shafts also... but how much more than a 44 Boggers... I dont know.

    Another note on the Michelins... they are HEAVY.
     
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    Re: 44\"+ tire options....

    Everyone around here runs the TSL's, they do alot of rock so they just groove them and they seems to work great. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: 44\"+ tire options....

    I bought 44" TSL's over the summer..
    They are mounted on Wheel Vintiques 10" wagon wheels..
    with Cybrfire's beadlock kit.

    The traction I'm getting on rocks, mud and hills is SICK!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    The 44's TSL's...Rule!!!
    No side to side...slide!!! /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    [​IMG]

    I've broke the u-joint ears...on my d70 stubs...
    So be prepared for breakage. /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
     
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    Re: 44\"+ tire options....

    There was a rumor that the Irok's were going to come out in a 45 or 47 inch version. Who know's with Interco though! /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif
     
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    Re: 44\"+ tire options....

    The only thing with the baja claws is that they are really wide. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    Re: 44\"+ tire options....

    seems like plenty of TTC competitors like Boggers... they always do really well there with the mud/rocks/tank trap etc. You asked what I'd run if I was gonna run a huge tire and was 1-ton... well, it'd be 42" iroks on a lightweight aluminum rim. Big tire, lots of traction, deeper tread than the other iroks and most importantly, its light weight for its size and wont break my D60 every other 5 minutes! /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    j
     
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    Re: 44\"+ tire options....

    I have hawgs. But I would run 42" IROK's if I had the money.
     
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    Re: 44\"+ tire options....

    I would run 44" TSLs.
     
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    Re: 44\"+ tire options....

    I'd run 44" TSL's up front and 44" boggs in the back.
     
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    Re: 44\"+ tire options....

    I run a set of 44 Boggers and I have only 3 runs on them and they are coming apart. Chunking badly, my next set will be TSL's. The Boggers dont last long when your spinning them on sharp rocks. But maybe the doubler will help with some of the wear problems, won't be spinning them as fast /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: 44\"+ tire options....

    [ QUOTE ]
    Joe, Noel is switching to 46" claws fairly soon here, ask him how he likes them as soon as he does...

    Me thinks your k5 is going to be snapping axle shafts like crazy with them. Even if it's only running up the rti ramp with grandma driving /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    Anyway, I'd go with 44" TSL's. Tony and Ken have proved them to me, me likes.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    How did I know your reply was gonna be just like that? /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif
     
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    Re: 44\"+ tire options....

    IMHO, I think the 46" Claws are sick and would love to try them myself. You sound like the perfect candidate to try them out since no one on here has any real experience with them apparently.
     
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    Re: 44\"+ tire options....

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Joe, Noel is switching to 46" claws fairly soon here, ask him how he likes them as soon as he does...

    Me thinks your k5 is going to be snapping axle shafts like crazy with them. Even if it's only running up the rti ramp with grandma driving /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    Anyway, I'd go with 44" TSL's. Tony and Ken have proved them to me, me likes.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    How did I know your reply was gonna be just like that? /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Well geeez if your going to act like that /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif

    At least I answered your question with some tech and some references. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    Re: 44\"+ tire options....

    i dont think 44 boggers or 44 tsl's will dissapoint. weightwise:

    Baja 46 - 138lbs
    Bogger 44 - 145lbs
    tsl 44 - 149lbs
    irok 49 - 170lbs

    so i think bajas would be your best bet, going up to a 46in tire while staying away from all that unnessicary rubber.

    mickey bajas are also cheaper then the 44 boggers too.

    only downside to 46 i have heard the sidewall is weak (weaker)
     
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    Re: 44\"+ tire options....

    TSL heavier than Bogger that is at least an inch wider?
     
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    Re: 44\"+ tire options....

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    IMHO, I think the 46" Claws are sick and would love to try them myself. You sound like the perfect candidate to try them out since no one on here has any real experience with them apparently.

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    They aren't very good on hill climbing and some rocks because they are so wide they just float. Mud they would be excellent though.
     
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    Re: 44\"+ tire options....

    There is no floating on rocks steve. The reason most don't like wide tires on rocks is that it reduces your contact pressure. I personally think that is crap, I love my wide tires.
     
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    Re: 44\"+ tire options....

    Here are the offical weights:

    Bogger 44x19.5x15 - 145 lbs

    IROK 49x21x20 - 170 lbs

    TSL 44x18.5x15 - 149 lbs

    CLAW 46x19.5x15 - 138 lbs
     

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