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Gumbo mudders

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by big75jimmy, Dec 21, 2001.

  1. big75jimmy

    big75jimmy Registered Member

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    What are your opinions on Gumbo Mudders? Do any of you run,or have ran them? How good are they in the mud and on the street? Thanks
     
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    <font color=blue>I ran 35x14x15s on my CJ-7. Get Swampers, they're better
     
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    They're hard, but good in mud, my kid has some 40's on his binder....I don't like them for all around traill use because of the hardness of the tires, even aired down they're still hard. I agree with the previous post. or try some Pro-Comps I run them...and so far they're working great..on and off-road.


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    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by White Knight on 12/21/01 10:12 PM.</FONT></P>
     
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    I posted on this before a little ways back. They sucks compared to Boggers, and TSLs of whatever kind are still a ton better. They are good in mud compared to say a typical mud terrain, but other than that, they are not good in mud.

    Ken H.


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    EDdaTREE 1/2 ton status

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    TSL SX's..they go up to 38.5's.

    9/11/01..Never forget...Never forgive
     
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    I have heard good things about the Pro Comps and some guys I know run the swampers sx's and they like them, but I was looking into the 40x17's. So I thinking ground hawgs, gumbo mudders or boggers,but not the tsl's, too narrow and boggers wear to fast.
     
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    iwas wndering the same thing. i run groundhawgs, also made by denmen, and i too was curious. i love the hawgs


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    i was running a set of 40's on my 76. they were hard. they didn't like to air down. no tread flex. anything under 10 psi was a waste. they were good in mud. but my new york mud wasn't overly gooey. I got rid of them. planning on boggers.

    your right. I don't understand the jeep thing!
     
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    How do the tsl wear on the street compared to the gumbo mudders? I was wondering because my blazer will be driven on the street half of the time.
     
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    I drove all the time on them. I had the truck on the road with the 40's for 2 years. being bias ply, they wobbled alot when they were cold and are very noisy. as with any tire that size, they did wander with different road surfaces.

    you're right. I don't understand the jeep thing!
     
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    I figured that they would ride rough, but will they last longer than swampers on the street? Is it worth the extra money to buy the gumbo mudders rather than the swampers? My dad and uncle ran the 35x14-15s in the early '80s and they liked them over swampers because they were cheaper and they said it didn't take as much power to spin them in the mud than the swampers did.
     
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    I would spend the money for the Swampers. Skip the Gumbos.

    It doesnt take as much to spin them, because they dont grip as well. not good.

    Ken H.


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    Hawgs are better than Gumbos.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
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    I am currently running Buckshot Mudders, Q78-15. They are 36 inches tall by 9.5 wide. I love them in the mud. Rough on the street and loud. Maybe going to the radial version would give a better ride. I only have experience in the mud, and they kick butt.

    Tom
     

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