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Pro Comp Tires - Good or Bad

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 1986Blazer, Dec 10, 2001.

  1. 1986Blazer

    1986Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    4WPW has a decent package deal with Rock Crawlers and Pro Comp Mud Terains. Does anyone have experience with these tires. Again, I do not do much off roading here on the island but I'd like to hear about their overall value and design.

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    So I says to him, I said, "get your own monkey."
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  2. zakk

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    supposedly they have weak sidewalls but i never had problems with them when i had a set. 5k flawless miles. if they are for a mainly street rig, i think they would be a good deal with the buy 3 get 1 free deal. i am considering getting another set to be my "city" tires...as soon as i win the lottery!

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  3. Ryeguy

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    I think Larry has a review on his website: www.bc4x4.com. But the readers digest version is both of us were quite impressed. At the Rubicon, they hooked up better than bias ply Swampers (wrapped over rocks better). Around these parts, they natch. don't have as much traction, but seemed to be as good as any regular M/T. Sidewalls seem to have held up - better than my SSR's did, and better than the BFG's he used to have.

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  4. GONZO2

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    i got the pro comp mt on my truck now for a couple weeks. so far they are a decent tire for the price. not too noisy and they did fairly well in the snow the other day.
    of course looking back i think i would have gone with the new x terrains if i had to do it over. every time i see these,they look better. they also got a good review in one of the mags.

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  5. 1986Blazer

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    Good point. I just looked back on the 4WPW site and the 16X10 Rock Crawlers with 35/12.5 X Terrains are cheaper in the package deal than the M/T's!!!! Almost $200 cheaper. That will enable me to get the 5th tire so I have a matching spare. I just hope they can give me an equally great deal for the 5th tire. They look great also. Not too may rocks here but they will be handy in running over mopeds and Ford Fiesta's!!

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    So I says to him, I said, "get your own monkey."
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  6. gokartergo

    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    I've had the M/T'S for about 8000 miles they have held up real well. They also do a good job in the mud...Dan

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  7. jekbrown

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    I have 35 ProComp MTs. IMO they are comparable in off-road performance to BFG MTs...a tire with a deservedly good rep. Perhaps slightly softer/more sticky than BFGs On-road, they are some of the quietest 35" MTs you'll ever find. I was almost disappointed when I drove on them the 1st time, I expected more noise. ;) ....and this coming from a guy who has gutted his interior and herculined it! =)

    When I start to run 37s around town...I hope they make a 37" procomp MT....

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    I don't like the sidewalls on the ProComps. I chewed them up on the rocks and punctured one with a twig. I wouldn't use them for anything other than the street.

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    I have 35" pro comp MT's and they are good. No problems... ofroad great and are whisper quite! Almost too quiet for me. The side walls have done fine by me... IMO if you want strong side walls go get some bias plys and live with the downsides. I don't think you will get much better strength with a BFG or anything short of the Swampers in a radial form. The tires are also a bit short IMO... seem more like they inbetween a BFG 33 and 35.

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