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best tires for Moab slick rock?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Jonny-K5, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. Jonny-K5

    Jonny-K5 1/2 ton status

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    what works good on the slickrock.i need a new set of street tires. thinking of BFG a/t's , i've had these before and really like them. if they work decent in moab ill just run those. other tires i was considering were trxus M/T's,and BFG M/T's. BTW i dont want MTRs... out of my price range. i also have a set of bias tsl's that i use for mudding that i can use if they'd work the best. thanks
     
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    I know you said you don't want MTR's but they work well in Moab. They offer a softer compound then BFG's (AT or MT) which sticks well to the slickrock.

    Of the 3 tires you listed as possibles I would go with BFG MT's.

    Harley
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Use the TSL's...

    Rene
     
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    Ya, Fred's (FWP's) grooved TSL's did pretty well too. I have seen non-grooved TSL's on the AZ rocks though and they don't do to well unless you groove them. They dont have enough biting edges.

    Harley
     
  5. Jonny-K5

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    one thing about the tsl's is that they are 33's. new set will be 35's.
     
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    creepy crawlers
     
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    Hmmm, getting serious about BB05, eh? :D
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I'm not sure if you've ever been to Moab before.....but the term "Slickrock" is a bit of a misnomer.... the stuff is like 80-grit sandpaper!!!!

    Moab is one of those places where there is SO much traction that you can do climbs and obstacles that would be impossible anywhere else. It's great to be there and spend a week listening to the "chirp chirp chirp...erp" of Swampers and Detroit Lockers crawling all over the place! :thumb:

    BTW -> From a historical perpective, I believe the term "Slickrock" was coined by the first settlers coming West as they tried to cross the terrain in horse-drawn carriages with metal-banded wagon wheels.....now THAT would be slick! (slippery)
     
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    are those creepy crawlers considered a DD tire? arent they a really soft compound?

    ya pam, you gave me the itch. its very contagous.

    well if its like 80 grit, sounds like just about anything would work good. i think i'll just get a new set of BFG A/T's, since i prefer thier onroad performance and mileage.

    thanks
     
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    Awesome! Caravan here we come! :D
     
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    Drive there on the AT's and then swap the TSL's on. That way they will last forever. :D
     
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    My 35" Swamper SSR radials worked AWSOME!!
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    Moab is AWSOME!!!!!!
    I will be there in 06 for sure, to make it in 05 I will have to have quit my job by then :D
     
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    ive done this before, big PITA. especially carting them all the way from CA to UT. plus my AT's will be 35". TSL's are 33. i think i'd rather have the ground clearance and 400lbs less junk to haul there.
     

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