Discussion in 'The Garage' started by denver75k5, Apr 24, 2002.
Has anyone run these tires ? How are they compared to Super Swampers?
I have buckshots which are the little brother of the gumbo's. Buckshots go up to a Q78 which is 35-1/2", anything bigger is a gumbo. I bought these about 6 months ago and absolutely love them, I don't know how they compare to a swamper. I mostly ride on trails with alot of mud. They are a tough tire which was what I needed, I got tired of tearing the side walls out of regular 35" mud tires (BFG, Dunlop, etc).
Ya, the reason I ask is because I recentley bought a used set of 38.5 x 15's and I hear and read that they wear like iron, and like you i've never run a set of swampers .
They're made from a very hard rubber. They work great in the mud, but tend to slip on rocks. The rubber seems to be too hard to get a good grip. I rode up 21 Road in western Colorado a couple of years ago with a bunch of friends that have Jeeps. The only one that had much difficulty was an old Willy's that was running Gumbo Mudders. They just didn't have the grip to hold onto the boulders. /forums/images/icons/frown.gif
I ran them on my K5 and I loved them. They were handed down twice before I got them. I used them in mud sand and very little rocks.
Here's some pics with them
Mine were 35x14x15.
DAMN! What is that
, the crack from hell!
Man!!! Got crack!!!??!! Thanks everyone for the info..
That's what happens when the wife isn't with me. Usually she's in there telling me what's on that side.
I had 15x38's on my CJ. They had a slight bounce that most people didnt notice at about 25, but rode real good. When I put them on my Cherokee, the extra weight of the rig took out the little bit of hop they had. (I ended up trading them for 40s on the Cherokee)
they ride good. they hum loud as he#$ but the louder they hum the harder they dig, i cant help you out on the rocks part though. they are stouter than super swampers sidewall wise they wont puncture as easy.
Because of this post I might just give these tires a try. I've torn sidewalls out of BFG and ProComp MT's and killed a Dueler AT....I'm tired of it. I was going to go with some swampers when these BFG's wear out, but if the gumbo's are similar in performance (bar rocks) and wear better, they just might be the ticket. I need a tire with a strong sidewall.
I am going out 4xing today to try them out Ill let you know how they do..
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