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Interco Trxus Tires......??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 84Blazr, Dec 11, 2001.

  1. 84Blazr

    84Blazr Registered Member

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    Has anyone had any experiences w/ these somewhat new tires??I think the tread depth is a little shallower than the BFG mudders, but the Trxus' are cheaper price than a lot of tires. anyone see how they have handled on and off road??

    Know any GOOD Wheelin' in Northwest Jersey, let me know?
     
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    Mudzer 1/2 ton status Author

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    I will be getting a set of Trxus STS 39.5x15 in Bias to "test" offroad. I will keep you posted. I should have the tires before Spring.



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  3. 84Blazr

    84Blazr Registered Member

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    Don't they make them radial? are you getting them Bias because there is some advantage?

    Know any GOOD Wheelin' in Northwest Jersey, let me know?
     
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    Going with Bias because they did not offer the 39.5 in a Radial.

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    I went out with a bunch of guys with a wide variety of tires (TSLs, BFG ATs, MTs, Baja Claws). The Trxus didn't seem to do any better than the ATs in mud, definitely not better than the new MTs.

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    Thanks for the info. Thats really what I was wondering, how they compared to the new MT's.

    Know any GOOD Wheelin' in Northwest Jersey, let me know?
     
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    To be honest with you, the differences are not notable in straight performance gains. Where the difference in the TrXus and BFG MT or Goodyear tires is in the tread and sidewall thickness. TrXus tires are much thicker thus making them much more of an offroad tire - in my opinion. All the tread pattern in the world will not amount to a hill of beans when the sidewall is gashed. I wouldn't take 100 free sets of Goodyears or BFG's for this reason. I have been on about 6 wheeling trips this year and every time I saw a BFG with a gashed sidewall. Never saw an Interco tire with sidewall damage. So, think about overall performance rather than comparing apples to apples. Brand X tires don't even compare to Interco in my book.

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    Well said, about the sidewall !
    With 5000+lbs. your sidewalls will need to be strong !
    Raidal sidewalls are weak by design(all Radials, even Interco's).
    When will you Radial people learn.
    10 Ply sidewalls ina Radial is pure ans simple BS
    Neal this post is not directed at you, but for you !
    Happy C, &amp; merry ny.
     
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    hey does the 12 bolt front help??????[​IMG]

    hola
     
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    Why YES it does !
    Thanks alot
     
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    When are you supposed to get the tires? Could you post some pictures of them when you do. I am really curious about them. Strange tread.

    Ken H.


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    Four_by_Ken,

    I am working the deal as we speak. I will know after January when they will ship. I would gladly pass on photos of these tires. I have personally seen the tires at the Indy Jamboree in a 33x12.5 size and didnt really care for the "look" but it got my marble thinking about the traction on slick rock. Since I have several runs planned next year involving slick rock, I figured it would be a good test for them.

    Executioner,

    Thanks for the words! Some people miss the point about tire performance. You are a seasoned veteran when it comes to wheeling so I value your opinion. You also have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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    Would be nice to be able to buy a set of tires just for a couple runs to see how they are.

    I had enough trouble finding the 44 TSLs.... used!!!

    Ken H.


    '86 K5 up and coming
    14 bolt(Detroited),10 bolt,39.5 Boggers rear,
    TSLs front, 468 BBC, 350 trans, 205 transfer
    Rust free in Michigan!
     

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