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IROKS - best tire ever. - updated pics

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by makovai, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. makovai

    makovai 1/2 ton status

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    I drove to the tire store on some 33x11.5 somthings and had my new 42x14 iroks installed. This is no BS the truck drives better with the iroks then it did on the pizza cutters......by far hands down, the best big tire i've ever been on.
    I am so surprised.....props to all that talked me out of the Xterrains and into these iroks.

    Late pic with raining buckets so i'll have to get more pics tommorow.

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    This is a full grown 6'6" man as you can see the truck towers over him

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  2. bbck5on37s

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    I love mine...by far the best offroad tire that i have seen....and it has good streetavle manners....
     
  3. Hossbaby50

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    Your Welcome. :haha: :D Your truck looks sweet.

    Iroks aren't bad tires. They are not my personal favorites but for the money they are very hard to beat.

    Harley
     
  4. Hossbaby50

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    Have you seen Creepy's? Big Iroks (39.5 +) are good tires but the Creepy's are just plain nasty on the rocks. They are right in line with Krawlers except they are tougher and might even hookup a little better.

    Harley
     
  5. IGOR

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    Looks awesome - can't wait to see daylight pics in the sunshine!
     
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    What's the life expectancy of IROK's on the street if driving on the roads to and from trails? The truck looks sweet!!
     
  7. MuddinManny

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    Looks go Mak!

    Awesome rig! I liked my 39.5 Iroks for the street qualities but I've witnessed them in the MUD on a K20 when I was in Virginia. I wasn't impressed. Not aggressive enough for me. That's why I made the switch to TSL's. In the future, when I get my BOGGERS, I may run Iroks for street times again.

    Best wishes. Stop in my post, visit and post up. Your input is appreciated.

    Thanks!

    Manny
     
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    Radial or Bias?

    Looks awesome!
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    You're forgetting one thing.... They are brand new. Perfectly balanced, perfect smooth tread, no cupping...brand new. Give'em about 7,000 miles.:wink1:

    I said the same thing when I first drove my K5 on boggers.... "These are smoother and quiter than my old SSR's!" Now they feel like tractor tires with close to 10K on them...:crazy:
     
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    i drove mine on the street. took you they were tits on the street!
     
  11. makovai

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    well they may wear weird and start to ride bad, but I was just blown away out how smooth and quiet they are. I run 35" mtr's on my DD and they are noisey'er......well I think they are. I'm running headers and flowmasters on my blazer, I couldn't hear a train wreck if it happened next to me. But anyway This rig will see 95% highway anyway and so far i love'um.


    I did some quick checking just out of curiousity and swamper advertises the irok as 41.5" dia, and i measure it at about 40.5". They also say it has 24/32 tread, I feel its more about 22/32 of tread. but oh well i love'um.
     
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    more pics!
     
  13. makovai

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    when i get home from work tonight i'll do a photo shoot.

    It was getting dark lastnight and it was raining very hard.

    although if i want to wait for the rain to stop that could be about august. :doah:
     
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    Ya, the rain gets kinda old, doesn't it? But makes for good mud! :bow:
     
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    edited==I thought the tires were Radials====

    I Just ordered the 41-14.5-20 radial iroks.
    It good to hear they run true. I was hoping they would run good on the street.
    I know the Bias Iroks run pretty true, especially compared to a TSL.
    My 39.5 Irok Bias plys ran 5 times better then my 42" tsl.
     
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  16. makovai

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    new pics are on the opening thread.

    Also these are Biasply

    I wanted the radails but there are not offered in the 42x14x16.5 size.
    Closest they come in is 41x14.5x16 or 17

    so i elected for the taller and narrower tire.
     
  17. muddybuddy

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    looks sweet! can u get some actual measurements of the tires height and width when you get a chance? im planning to run them on 16.5's as well and wanna see what their true height and width is. thanks. killer truck man!
     
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    It's tough to measure but i get about 40.5" tall and the 14" wide seems to be really close.
     
  19. muddybuddy

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    thanks alot man. how wide are your rims? looks good man!
     
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    Nice dude! Wheelin time soon huh?
     

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