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My OFFICIAL tire thread** Help me decide, BFG M/T, or Trxus M/T

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by NEK5, Nov 18, 2006.

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which tires to go with

  1. Trxus M/T

    12 vote(s)
    36.4%
  2. BFG M/T

    17 vote(s)
    51.5%
  3. Ground Hawgs

    4 vote(s)
    12.1%
  1. NEK5

    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    ok, here`s the deal, i`ve made up my mind twice:D :D , once on running tsls and a/ts....and now running ground hawgs...so i`m going to give three choices..please dont add others...(like OMG, i love my mtrs:p: )..so please if you could give me feedback on all three, and maybe personal experience...how do they perform on the trail/mud, and on the street, etc.....I`ve only put about 10k on the truck this past year, all highway/city...and 2 offroad trips...but since the folks may be moving, i may be forced to use the blazer more often:crazy: ...so it could be up to but no more than 15k a year...i`ll only be wheelin 1 or 2 times every couple of months, and its mostly mud and some trails around here...
     
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    I voted for BFG MT's because I had a set of them once upon a time and was very impressed with their performance. Performed well offroad (for a 35" at least...they handled everything that I was willing to put my truck through at that point impressively) and rode well on road also, were even surprisingly quiet. Of course my opinion on quiet may not be worth much after owning several sets of TSLs and a set of boggers :dunno: . That said I have heard some very good things about the trxus, but have no personal experience. Your usage of your truck sounds about like mine back then so I would say the BFG's are a good match.
     
  3. OffRoad

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    hawgs are supposed to wear well. that would be good for your application.
     
  4. NEK5

    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    well, i know that, but how are they gonna ride?i`ve been reading old threads and it seems people say they are:bumpy, rough, not traction on street, especially when wet, and because their directional, wont help if you get stuck and need to move backwards...i mean, if its gonna feel like i`m riding on concrete, i`m not sure i want that.....
     
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    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    just so you all know, the tire size in question will be 33x12.5r15

    if your going to vote, might as well post up too, if its not too much trouble:D
     
  6. NEK5

    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    also if you could, maybe post how many miles you have on them, and the current thread condition?
     
  7. noahrob

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    I run 38 inch Ground Hawgs I and they are fine on the freeway, not too loud and pretty smooth...they suck on the rocks and are chuncked up pretty bad after just two trips, but I bet they rock int he mud...I am going 39.5 TSL next time...
     
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    Oh yeah, before the Ground Hawgs, I had Truxs and they were cool, I woudl run them again, good road manners and good offroad.
     
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    I voted ground hawgs because that is what I would run if I had to chose from the 3 options. I had BFGs once and I kept getting flats on gravel roads.
     
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    If you want to drive in the winter there, the Hawgs won't be a good choice. I've driven winters around Worcester in a K5 on 35 inch BFG Muds. They did a pretty good job, even in the icy slop that passes for snow around there. ;) I think that if you them siped they would do even better on ice. They also ride smooth and wear pretty well.
     
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    ahh so you`re a former masswhole, eh?.....
     
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    You may want to check the Hawg sizes; there is no 33x12.5r15.

    I really like my Hawgs for the mud, but I voted BFG MT for your poll because of the street/highway miles.
     
  13. NEK5

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    http://www.4wheelparts.com/4wp/prod...Name=TIRES&man=DENM&linecode=DENM&prodline=92

    but they`re probably not the ones i would need to use for the street(radial), which would be the Ground Hawg 2s...

    which are those, bias ply?
     
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    so the hawgs are now out of the question:D
     
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    Sorry to rain on your parade :(

    I wish they made a 33/12.50R15 also; I would run some on my Suburban.



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    not a problem....

    this was good enough:( :D

     
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    Bfg Mt
     
  19. HarryH3

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    Yep. Used to work for Digital in Hudson and then Marlboro. Spent 5 hellish years in Taxachusetts. ;)
     
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    I had a set of BFG 35-12.5-15 MT couple of years back. I rotated them every 3000 miles when I changed my oil, got about 48,000mi on 'em on a '78 K10 DD. were alright on the street and for mild wheelin'.
     

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