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IROK updates?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Thumper, Dec 6, 2003.

  1. Thumper

    Thumper 1/2 ton status

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    Any new updates? ie: road manners, wear, rock/ mud/ snow performance,
    I am seriously thinking about the 39.5x13.5-15s... prolly late Feb or so. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    Mike
     
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    thinking the same thing but waiting on people to post on them, I am thinking january /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    I want 42s. I want to know how tall the lugs are.
     
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    btt, I want 42s damn it.
     
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    Only update I have is they climb the steps in my garage with ease... ha, k5 isn't nearly ready for them.
     
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    btt, I want 42s damn it.

    [/ QUOTE ]Then you will want 44's,Then 46's then49's where does it end? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Irok review from UROC competitor
     
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    I'd like to hear some feedback on the 49's and how they do in the mud my next set of tires are gonna be Iroks or 52" michelins XML's I'm swaying towards the Irok's cuz I think they'd be lighter
     
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    I'm hoping to hear some good news about the 42's also... Anyone think a Dana 60 and 14 bolt could handle those 49's in mud? /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif hmmm... Now I'm thinking maybe I should just go 49's /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif Thanks guys now I'm thinking again! /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif You suck you suck! /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif Just kidding /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif







    My wallet hurts /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
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    thinking sure does suck, just leads to spending money. My wallet hurts too. I still have money but I have nothing to drive daily /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif unless I feel like breaking out the completely street illegal K5 with no heater, and $900 worth of soft compound tires.
     
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    Well, all I was wanting to know was some general comments. I have figured out that they are very good on rocks, and Mudzer has said they perform well in mud, but are they wearing fast on the highway? How are they in snow? The TSLs I just took off were totally unable to cope with the hard packed snow on the roads. Maybe noone that has em get any snow? I think I am still very interested in a set of 39.5s.

    Thanks for the info.
    Mike
     
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    I won't be street driving them, other than to the local cruise night once or twice. They seem so soft I'm sure they chew up with small miles, though I've never owned this nice a tire before to compare.
     
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    I have the 39.5" IROK's and haven't driven them other than to and from the trails locally. So, they don't have many miles on them, nor do they show signs of wear.

    I would say, since they are the same compound as most other swampers, and given the fact that they have larger voids, meaning more contact pressure on each tread they do have, would result in lesser tread life. This is speculation on my part though.

    I talked to INTERCO and they are planning to release the 42" IROK in the first quarter of 2004. I am hoping to get a set of them for testing. I'll keep you posted. That's all I know about them other than they work great offroad here in the midwest. It should snow soon, so I'll test them in the snow as well. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Irok review from UROC competitor

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    Im not sure why he said they changed the compound for him. I don't think thats true. I'll call the source on this one, then get back to you. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I talked to INTERCO and they are planning to release the 42" IROK in the first quarter of 2004.

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    Are you talking first part or later part of the first quarter????????? /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    when are the 38-38.5s comin? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    j
     
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    when are the 38-38.5s comin? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

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    What's wrong with 39.5s?
     
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    these would be for a single-seat toy-drivetrain tube buggy project. even with serious upgrades (think lots of 300m) I wouldnt wanna run 39.5s on 8" axles in a rig thats gonna be "gettin it" on serious rocks with lockers/spools. many toy guys run 38.5s though and only get occassional/acceptable breakage. the irok is a light tire for its size, which helps. but a 38.5" sized one would be perfect. right now all they have is a 36" and 39.5" (which seems to be "large for its size" unlike most intercos).. they need something in the middle for rigs that dont have 1-ton axles, but arent weeny stockers either.

    j
     

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