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M/T baja claw radials

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by POWERMAD, Mar 4, 2001.

  1. POWERMAD

    POWERMAD 1/2 ton status

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    It's time for another set of sneakers and I have been lusting after a set of claw radials.
    Anyone running these? Or know of someone that is?
    A buddy let me try out a set of BFG mt's. Was not impressed, they clogged up and turned into slicks, they finaly cleaned themselves out after I hit the pavement and hit 45mph. Then the mud began to fly.
    Usualy have that goopy, sticky mud. So I am looking for a tire that will clean itself at a lower tire speed. I've got alot of steep hills that are pretty sloppy and it's real easy to bury yourself to the gills.
    See ya


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  2. gokartergo

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    I just picked up a set of Procomps yesterday. And its been raining today. So for I really like them thay are kicking the mud out pretty fast.

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    My buddy has them on his Br#@&o.He's never had it in mud but they did hold up when I pulled him back onto his wheels,after putting it on it's side,last weekend.[​IMG]That'll teach him to do 60mph on a snow drifted dirt road.

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  4. Chris Demartini

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    <font color=blue>I almost got claws back in the fall. I talked to a few people who had them and they said the tires are OK but not as good as Swampers. I got TSL Radials and I'm nothing but pleased. They wear fast but my truck isnt daily so they'll be on there for a while. My next set will be SX's.</font color=blue>

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  5. POWERMAD

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    This is a daily driver, about 20 miles a day to work and back unless I take the back road . Lots of twisty roads here too.
    I don't mind spending the $$ for tires, but I'm not willing to do it if the tires wear out fast. I guess I'm looking for a happy medium.

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    <font color=blue>Claws will wear just as fast or faster than Swampers. For a daily truck, I would go with a set of BFG MTs and rotate them religiously since the fronts will wear faster. Depending on how much and what kind of off-roading you do, your driving style, and if you have open diffs or lockers/posis, you should get about 35K out of them if you keep up on rotating them.</font color=blue>

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    I already tried a set of BFG's , they didn't work to well.
    They turned into 33x12.5 slicks. That's not gonna do it for me.
    No Posi yet. Not a rock crawler(don't have that kind of terrain)
    Lots of mud and steep hills that go on forever though.
    Getting a set of tires that will only be used off-road is not an option, as I am always taking a logging road if it looks good.
    Thanx for the input
    See ya

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    If there was an offroad tire out there that A. had good on-road wear and manners, B. self-cleaned and performed well in sticky, nasty mud, and C. wasn't too expensive, I think every off-roader would have a set of them. Unfortunately you WILL have to compromise somewhere, because tires with all those qualities don't exist. I drive mostly highway, so I live with so-so offroad manners and run BFG AT's. Yes it sucks, but that's just the way it is.

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