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Mickey Thompson Baja claws LT 315/75 r16

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by blazindorito, May 26, 2004.

  1. blazindorito

    blazindorito 1/2 ton status

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    Are these tires any good for off-roading? They will go on 83 k5. Truck is only for off-roading. Occasional street. No mud. I could get a deal, 4 for $550. Tell me what you guys think? If not what kind of tires should I purchase? Suggestions? What do you guys think of the Pro-Comp X-terrains?
     
  2. DougK20

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    That's the tire & size I run. I really like them in the rocks at 13psi. Rotate them every 1500 miles and you'll do okay.

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  3. chubbybob

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Are these tires any good for off-roading? They will go on 83 k5. Truck is only for off-roading. Occasional street. No mud. I could get a deal, 4 for $550. Tell me what you guys think? If not what kind of tires should I purchase? Suggestions? What do you guys think of the Pro-Comp X-terrains?

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    from what I have seen on other friends rigs I think the x-terains are crap. although they do good in the sand.

    most people dont know this but the claws are a different compound in the bigger sizes compared to the smaller ones.

    I have a set of 38.5/16x16 and they work extremely well on my truggy. they excell in the rocks and sand.

    now on the other hand my friend that I wheel with has a very well setup jeep and runs the 35" claws in the same terain and they dont seem to conform to the rocks as well maybe its a weight and size thing between our two rigs but ive spoken to others that have had them and they agree.

    if it were a choice between the two I would choose the claws. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  4. 87GMCJimmy

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    I paid about the same price for mine and really like them off road. On road is not bad but noisy. Don't think I get too many miles on them but for the price, they were worth it.

    Mike
     
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    Looks like you're running bias ply. There must be some differences between bias and radial our bluebie should take into consideration.
     
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    Looks like you're running bias ply. There must be some differences between bias and radial our bluebie should take into consideration.

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    yes.
     
  7. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Those tires have been one of the most unsucessful tires to come out in the last few years. M/T has lost a lot of money on that tire as it's nowhere near as popular as one would hope.

    That said, I have no personal experience with the tires myself so I cannot comment any further.
     
  8. 84gmcjimmy

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    What size is that in inches?
     
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    Yup, bias. I probably wouldn't have bought them new but it was a very good deal for wheels and tires, so I tried them. Actually mine are listed as 35x13.5x16's not metric radials.

    Mike
     

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