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no reverse with boggers

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by blazin_blazer, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. blazin_blazer

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    i've found that my boggers could be causing me to get stuck, they have no rearward traction. i swapped tires with a buddy, who had regular 39.5 tsl's, because he wanted to try out the boogers. and when i would lose forward momentum and would go to reverse the tsl's seemed to back me out of stuff that my boggers would usually leave me stuck in...any1 else noticed this?

    i drove them on a little bit of ice we got and the tsl's handle the ice better than my boggers hands down!
     
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    boggers suck on anything but mud. and most directional tread works better backwards.:D
     
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    Flip your boggers around backwards. That way, you can always back up if you get stuck going farward. It's not a new idea, people have been doing this with tractors, loaders, combines forever.

    The idea is that you will be able to get back out before you are in too far and are completely stuck.
     
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    well if you had them fliped around wouldnt your foward process be limited seeing as how you would be better in revese than foward...what would be the point of having a great mud tire if you cant get everything out of it???
     
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    Obviously, forward traction would be slightly hindered. But, thats the idea. Since reverse traction would be better you could always manage to get out. He said he was getting stuck.


    I guess he could reverse the front tires only, a decent trade off.
     
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    i would say buy a winch insted of new tires...
     
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    He doesn't need new tires to flip them around.
     
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    je was just talking like he liked the tsls better...didnt know if he was contimplating changing tires...
     
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    do as the mud bog racers do, boggers out back, cut, and grooved tsls up front...
     
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    fronts on backwards...hmmm....i was just making an odservation the tsl'seem to be a better tire to just play around in the mud with, boggers seem more competition oriented. to go straight thru with out backing up. next set will be tsl's i may go a head and buy a couple and run them up front(this is what interco recomended for this application, they told me to run tsl up front for the flotation where your weight is. told me the boggers would dig too hard up front) but being hard headed and thinking i had enough hp to make them climb out,,i find myself buring the nose! i have a winch up front but sometimes there isn't anything to anchor to on the other side and you have to be extracted backwards!
     
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    Yeah, I would say that a set of big boggers are definantly aimed towards the guy that is going to hit a hole with 600HP and rip through it with mud hitting 50ft in the air.

    I would try out the TSL's for the front, or even your front boggers backwards since thats a free thing. As you travel forward the rear is pushing the hardest with the weight shifted on the back from forward momentum, as the less aggressive fronts on backwards wouldn't dig so hard. Then, when you get stuck it would be opposite, weight would want to shift forward and your front axle is now the "main" drive axle.


    My problem I always had with my boggers in the mud was turning. I almost went through a fence once. I never had problems with getting stuck, due to our shallower hardpan, but turning was a problem...
     
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    what size boggers you have? i have 44" boggers and only have some problems turning cause they dont have big side sipes like tsl's but you can sipe them and they will help .. only real problem i have seen is the smaller boggers have just as many lugs and they are closer together and smaller lugs .. they really need to keep the lugs big and just have some less lugs for the smaller tires
     
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    You could just not get stuck!!!!!:D........................just kid'in, I'm going the bogger rear and TSL front, been in a few rigs that did it that way and seemed to work rear good, but trying the two up front backwards seems like a pretty quick fix and as he said before .......cheap too! Just my two cents
     
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    I have set opposite corners back words.... on the front the drivers side is forward and the passenger tire is backwards on the rear the Drivers is backwords and the passenger is forward works well for me:D
     
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    Run your front two backwards so they dont dig and your rear forward so it digs these boggers are just like tractor tires i have a video of a monte on tractor tires and he never gets stuck, forward momentum stops the rear is like 2ft lower than the front and he puts it in reverse and the rear comes right up cus the front is diggin and then he hits it again. the monte is from www.wegotmud.com and my dad runs his boggers like this when we go play at bloomsdale at neagers and he seems to back out anywhere and i pull in the same hole with my hawgs which i run the front two backwards also and i cant back out haha those boggers are just awesome and mine are 3 inches taller:confused: haha you will go more places if you run em like this than with the tsls imo
     
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    if you mud race then some classes dont allow the tsl front and bogger back they must be the same tire all around but i havent seen a rule sayin they cant be backwards but it sounds like you just like to play just tryin to help:D
     
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    i have found a bettersolution...i swap two 0f my bogger with my buddy for 2 of his tsl's, they are both 39.5'' and then we both can run a booger on the rear and tsl's up front
     
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    well that was easy makin us type all this and think hard and you knew the answer all along [​IMG]





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    actually the idea came too me while reading your responces...so thanks
     
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