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which tires for the buggy

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 55Willy, Feb 28, 2007.

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tires for 3K pound V8 1/2 ton buggy

Poll closed Mar 7, 2007.
  1. IROKS 36"

    5.0%
  2. IROK 39.5's

    60.0%
  3. BAJA CLAWS

    15.0%
  4. 37" BOGGER

    20.0%
  1. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    looking for a 36-38" tire
    if your fav is not on the list please list it with your .02
     
  2. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    also if anyone knows the rear world weights of the 36 vs 39.5 iroks that'd be great.
     
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    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I vote for whatever you can get cheap at a swap meet or off of Ebay.
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    your PM box is full... so here is my response in public. :thumb:

    At some point axle size has to be a concern (if you are gonna go with the 39.5s). Are you going to run steel rims + weld on beadlocks with these? Iroks tend to be light for their height, but those rims will probably be heavy as hell... resulting in a pretty heavy tire/wheel combo. What kinda shafts are you gonna run in your half ton axles? :thinking:

    If it was me, I'd probably stick to 37" class tires on a buggy with half tons. If I was going to go to 39.5s, I'd probably run a lighter wheel (used/cheap cast aluminum + aluminum weld on rings from DIY?) for a little more peace of mind. What kinda shafts you are gonna run, at some point, becomes the big question. :) You could get Yukon 4340 + Longfield 300M joints for a sane price... and with those I'd run the 39.5s. :thumb: Without some shaft bling, I'd go with the 36" Irok or a 37" MTR or a Procomp.

    j
     
  5. 1977k5

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    BFG Krawlers
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    jeremy didn't mention it... but this is a buggy with a sane budget. I dunno if $500 ea BFGs are the answer here...

    j
     
  7. 55Willy

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    yeah I should have said tires in the under $300 each group. if it was unlimited it would be 1 tons with 49's but thats not the case, just throwing together all my left over parts. I think I'm gonna run those nittos for now (cheaper) and I could always order the iroks later with the 17" rims as to not waste a set of rims.
     
  8. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    Krawlers are closer to $300 than $500.

    What terrain will the vehicle see? Rocks, mud, etc.

    MT/R's aren't on the poll, but they perform very well in the rocks and not so great in the mud and aren't too expensive.
     
  9. 55Willy

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    mud rocks and sand. i'll have paddles for the sand though
     
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    which size krawlers are $300? 37s? whenever I see them, they are bank. Hell, $300 is bank. lol! You could get slightly used 44s for that.

    j
     
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    4WP has 37's for $388, you can find them cheaper elsewhere.

    No super swamper will hook up like krawlers will.
     
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    388 is a long ways from 300... thats almost a $400 difference for the set. :shocked:

    there is no doubt that the krawler is a great tire... but to me its not $400 a-pop-better. Will they hook up better when the rig gets high centered and the tires are 1" from the ground? da 44s will still reach. :grin: ;)

    j
     
  13. 1977k5

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    388 is closer to 300 than it is to 500. 4WP is far from the cheapest place to get tires too.

    But back on topic, the 37" vs. 44" tire issue is irrelevant here, because we are pretty much talking about 37's.

    IMO, if you are looking to use these tires in the mud and rocks and budget is an issue, BFG mud terrains, SS IROKS, or SS TSL's sound like your options to me.

    If its down to those 3, I would go with the BFG mud terrains.
     
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    Pitbull Rockers. Nice and wide, lots of traction.
     
  15. Hossbaby50

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    Maxxis Creepy Crawlers. They perform as well as a BFG Krawler but they have a stronger sidewall. They are not cheap but they are probably the best all around offroad tire IMHO. I love my MTR's and they do ok for all around but they don't have the toughest sidewalls and they don't perform well when wet or muddy.

    I am planning on biting the bullet when I build a buggy and going with 40" Maxxis CC's. They are $$$ but they are sick tires.

    A buddy with a Ford F250 truggy runs 37" Creepy's and they hookup really well. I am very impressed with them and he hasn't had any sidewall problems even with a 7000lb truck and sharp rocks.

    I would trade my 37" MTR's for 37" Creepy's in a heartbeat, and if I had to choose Krawlers vs. Creepy's I would take Creepy's hands down.

    Harley
     
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    39.5 irok,

    all da way
     

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