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Alright, so my Eagle GTIIs damn near got me stuck again today. They turned into drag slicks once they hit the mud. So I have decided my next tire will most likely be a mud terrain. Most of my street driving is low speed or stopped, however, there are times when being able to go 70 MPH is nice. Anyway, for ***** and giggles I went to the Interco site...did't expect to find anything I could use now, just stuff to drool over until my truck sits higher. Well, it turns out that you can get LT215/85R15 Super Swampers...and once I saw that I kind of got to thinking. You generally don't use stock 2WD Ranger and Super Swampers in the same sentence, but when they fit that 2WD Ranger, you might. So, am I crazy? If I get these tires would they wear out in a year and drive me insane? Noise isn't a huge concern for me. Would these tires do OK on the interstate when needed? For me, traveling on the interstate at 70-75 MPH isn't an everyday thing, but sometimes I do. Chances are I will not be getting these. I will probably get Coopers or something if I can afford them, but I was wondering if Super Swampers would be an option.
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ummm I hate to bust your bubble man, but almost any kinda of tire that is 215/85/15 can fit your truck, whether it's a good idea is another thing....

I tihnk they make them for most toyos and nissans that are 4WD.... what the hell if you can get them cheap I'd do it, but you're gonna ahve to get the truck dirty then can't be keeping it all clean like Tremor Jon :D
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Getting the truck dirty isn't a problem, I do that every weekend, it's the GTIIs being crappy in mud that's the problem! I probably only drive 10K a year and not often on the interstate, but still, this could be a bad idea, so I'm just trying to figure out what I should do. The mud around gives no mercy, especially to 2WD Rangers running on GTIIs, so I want something that can bite back, but I don't want a tire that will be bald in 10K miles.
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in short, yes, you are insane :D
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yes insane DO NOT put those on your truck, if you want to drive it on the street. they wear out so fast, just get yourself a set of BFG m/t's and you'll love them. And NO there not good on the freeway.
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dont get them... get the bfg mt's or at's
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I guess I will get BFG MTs then. The ATs won't do **** in the mud here.
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accully the a/t's would suprise you alot, but the muds are still better.
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BFG A/Ts get stuck in wet grass around here.
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for anybody that is in Ford Truck World {24th of Oct.}

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accully the a/t's would suprise you alot, but the muds are still better.
NC mud can be the most insanely slippery goo. A/Ts would handle it a little better than Eagles, but not for long. If I want to tackle this stuff, I will have to give up some ride comfort and tire mileage for traction. Something that I am willing to do to an extent, but maybe not to Super Swamper extent. I have also considered two sets of tires, but storage could be an issue (my parents would without a doubt bitch about that...they don't care if my truck has tractor tires on it, but getting them to see why two sets of tires is a good idea will be difficult).
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super swampers will go on the interstate....theyll beat the crap out of u.....if i was u id see if u could go any sizes bigger....the kid i wheel with and go to all the camp jeep events with road a set of swampers 21k......
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BFG A/Ts get stuck in wet grass around here.
That must be some really tall grass!
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BFG A/Ts get stuck in wet grass around here.
That must be some really tall grass!
Yeah. I have no complaints at all w/ mine. The ONLY place I've had problems w/ them is on ice. But then ice is tuff w/ any tire. The ATs cut through snow like a hot knife through butter, as long as there's no ice under it..
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A/T's blow away M/T's on snow, it isn't even close. I've had both.
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My Revo's do good in the NC mud, I haven't had any complaints yet, lol.:)
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get some swamper thornbirds, you'll be happy!
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get some swamper thornbirds, you'll be happy!
You are obviously innebrated. When you sober up, re-examine your post.
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hay dave have i told you to kiss my *** yet this week?
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Both of you shut up and take this off the board, thanks.
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hay dave have i told you to kiss my *** yet this week?


thats the funniest thing ive heard all day

don't get allshownogobirds
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Swamper Thornbirds are terrible tires. Look at the lug pattern and spacing. The only thing they are good for is deep rutts cuz of the big side lugs. I know a lot of people that bought the Thornbirds cuz of the way they look and were severly dissapointed in the mud. Not enuff space between lugs and the lugs are too long.
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Super swamper radials are suppose to be okay on the road. But if your going to see any street use, go with bfg m/ts or cooper stt.
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Super swamper radials are suppose to be okay on the road. But if your going to see any street use, go with bfg m/ts or cooper stt.
Cooper STT was one of the best damn tires i have ever HAD!!! they saved my *** so much
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Aer those Cooper ST-C's any good. See my tires on the back are so bald they might as well be racing slicks. So I'm in the market for a new set. But I so lost, Iwant to hit the mud, and murder it, but I drive on the streets and highways a lot.
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