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Trxus???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BigJohnson, Mar 15, 2001.

  1. BigJohnson

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    Does anyone know anything about the new Trxus tires from Super Swamper? They look pretty good but what about tread life and traction? Just wondered if anyone could shed some light on the subject.
     
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    hey, i saw these too, they look pretty cool, like something between a swamper and a BFG mud. they are radial, and have a tighter tread pattern, so I would think that they would get pretty decent trad life, and as for traction, they ARE made by Interco, so there is kind of a standard to up hold there.....

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    It says on the interco site that:
    "Throughout the years Interco has been engaged in the development of tires for the off road enthusiast who needed the best possible performance under the most severe off road conditions. The Trxus Mud Terrain is Interco's answer to the needs of those who do not require the maximum off road traction but want a superb tire with good looks. The Trxus Mud Terrain is at home in general utility service. It has a tighter tread pattern, multiple siping, sidewall protection features and a surprisingly quiet highway ride.

    Each Trxus Mud Terrain tire has its individual specifications and is heavier than the original equipment tires of comparable size. Many brands of tires are made from generic specifications which means there are many "brand names" coming out of a particular factory but all the tires have a common specification basic body or casing. The only difference is the mold the tire is cured in. The tires will have different tread designs but the body of the tire is common to many others of the same size but under various names."

    so far they are only available in the smaller 16" sizes. Check the site at http://www.geocities.com/shaggyk5
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  3. Blazer79

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    <blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr>

    The Trxus Mud Terrain is Interco's answer to the needs of those who do not require the maximum off road traction but want a superb tire with good looks.

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    ...hmmm, I don't know, but these sound like another Thornbirds to me, great looks, little off road traction.


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    Take a closer look at the tread area, Blazer79. It's basically the same as a Swamper, just a little tighter and with slightly different shape to the center blocks. Looks nothing like the Thornbird, which as an offroad novice I looked at and said "That won't work too well offroad, there's no voids!". Turned out to be true, from what I've read here. I'm going to keep this tire in mind, because I'd like something with better offroad grip than my BFG AT's, but with better treadlife and onroad manners than a Swamper or BFG MT.

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    I guess you're right, Jarhead [​IMG]. These actually look like SS. But I rather wait to hear comments from actual users. I the mean time, I'm saving for Radial TSLs.

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    I thought they were pretty cool looking myself, and possible the tire I'm looking for. I was leaning towards BFG mud terrains but I'm not crazy about them. I really want a super swamper but I drive too many highway miles. This tire looks like it could be a good compromise between the two. Maybe a magizine will test them soon.
     
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    Yeah, I'll wait for user feedback too. I drive a lot of highway too, and in all honesty, I don't get offroad enough (YET!!) to justify more aggressive tires to myself and the wife.

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    They look very similar to a lot of other MT's. Still think the coolest looking tires are either the Goodyear MTR's or the Mickey Thompson baja claws.

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    National Tire sells them. <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.natltire.com/ntw0799/pages/swampers.html>http://www.natltire.com/ntw0799/pages/swampers.html</A> But they don't have any big sizes. All they have are metric sizes, which I don't understand, and only for 16 inch rims. Anyone know if they are coming out with some bigger ones. I'd give these a try if they come out with a size bigger and wider than BFG's.
     
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    A lot of 16" tire sizes are listed as metric, I dunno why.

    The Interco website says that more sizes are being developed, they will eventually have a full line of sizes, They are just too new yet.

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    My buddy is thinking about getting some of the 265/75R16's for his new Tacoma, so if he does I will tell you guys how they do. I'm interested in the 285/75R16 ones. These AT's are okay, but sometimes I wish I had gotten some MT's. Not to mention, at $130 a tire for 285's, why spend $185 for BFG MT's?

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    That would be great. Nothing beats a real road test, especially one not by a magizine that could be swayed by their advertisers. If I can afford it I'll have a set of the 285's on this summer. I hope I can because I think they will look awesome on my K5.
     
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    Actually, I just found a website that sells Cooper tires for dirt cheap, so I think we are both going with some of their tires. Sorry.

    1992 Blazer Sport, 350 TBI, 4L60, 3" Flowmaster, K&N, 2.5" Rancho, 285/75R16 on 16x8 Baja's[​IMG]
     

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