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So I went in to the local 4x4 shop here in town were I am getting all of my parts from for my sas, and the conversation turned to tires. We were jiber jabering about the Interco truxsus M/T's which I have on my truck now. Then Jay of the owner of the shop came in and told me about the this new deal that Pitbull is haveing. From what jay is saying I can get a set of 35/13.5/15 Pitbull Rockers for 290 a tire, and they are normaly 330. Now what do you guys know about these tires. Also that is for the radial. My questions are as follows.

what are these like on the highway.

How are they for sound. do the howl a lot.

What are they like for wear.

and what other type of tires would be in the same catigory as these.


Let me know what you guys think. Good or bad I want to hear it.






I hope beard is not the only one running these on here.
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I think maybe one other person on here has them, not many though.
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Ya thats what I am afraid of. lol. Last thing I want is to get a tire and find out it is **** for on road performance. Seeing as how this is still my DD.
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pitbull's are normally off road only basically. I have no personal experience with them but I would imagine they will be loud, rough and have a short tread life on the road.

beard is the only person I know of that runs them on here, maybe check pirate for reviews
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I checked pirate and all i got was people selling the tire.
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I checked pirate and all i got was people selling the tire.
not a good sign.
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Well here is 3 from the first page. I'll admit there are 2 of them for reviews on a 42, but the compound is the same, so you still get an idear of how they will perform. Looks like everyone loves them beside that the bias tires run small. I wouldnt think they would be all that loud, the tread looks like it is spaced fairly close together.

A guy I wheel with just got a set of 37's for his Yoda, we are gonna go up this weekend to see how they go.

42" SX2 VS 42 pitbull rocker in mud and dirt - Pirate4x4.Com Bulletin Board
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A friend of mine had 37s I think on his D-Max and HATED them. He said they rode terrible. He said they were really loud too, but he likes the howl like I do.
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This is going to sound stupid but how loud are they. I mean compare to Mickey Thompson Claws.
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I would guess they would be in the tsl range of loud, which is loud
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i have first hand experience with these tires! i built a ranger with em and drove it 10 hours on the highway.. i have wheeled with them also..

i will start by saying they are the most BA offroad tire on the market and are the best!
they are surprisingly not that loud.. they do howl due to the large tread voids but it is a lower sound than a normal MT.. they are not bumpy like the Mickey T's and are not as loud.. i only have experience with the BIAS ply tires however i can assure you that the radials will be much more road friendly and preform OK on the road for the aggressiveness of the tire.. i think these tires are in a class of their own... my friend with 37 pitbulls stock gears and OPEN diffs can go ALMOST everywhere my truck can go and im locked geared and on BFG MTs... this is why my next set of tires will be either 39.5 or 42 inch BIAS pitbulls

with that being said, i would only buy them if you wheel ALOT... they are the best wheeling tire and are ok for the road.. the radials will not be too bad, and if you buy them on cant stand them there are plenty of ppl who would buy them on pirate or other places... i think you should go for it
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i have first hand experience with these tires! i built a ranger with em and drove it 10 hours on the highway.. i have wheeled with them also..

i will start by saying they are the most BA offroad tire on the market and are the best!
they are surprisingly not that loud.. they do howl due to the large tread voids but it is a lower sound than a normal MT.. they are not bumpy like the Mickey T's and are not as loud.. i only have experience with the BIAS ply tires however i can assure you that the radials will be much more road friendly and preform OK on the road for the aggressiveness of the tire.. i think these tires are in a class of their own... my friend with 37 pitbulls stock gears and OPEN diffs can go ALMOST everywhere my truck can go and im locked geared and on BFG MTs... this is why my next set of tires will be either 39.5 or 42 inch BIAS pitbulls

with that being said, i would only buy them if you wheel ALOT... they are the best wheeling tire and are ok for the road.. the radials will not be too bad, and if you buy them on cant stand them there are plenty of ppl who would buy them on pirate or other places... i think you should go for it

Awesome thanks Carl. How did the PBR hold up after the 10hrs of driving. I know my Claws were almost toast after a long road trip from New Brunswick to Ontario. Which is close to 14hrs. As for a lot of off roading I go about once every 2 weeks in the winter and at least 3-4 times a month in summer.
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i have first hand experience with these tires! i built a ranger with em and drove it 10 hours on the highway.. i have wheeled with them also..

i will start by saying they are the most BA offroad tire on the market and are the best!
they are surprisingly not that loud.. they do howl due to the large tread voids but it is a lower sound than a normal MT.. they are not bumpy like the Mickey T's and are not as loud.. i only have experience with the BIAS ply tires however i can assure you that the radials will be much more road friendly and preform OK on the road for the aggressiveness of the tire.. i think these tires are in a class of their own... my friend with 37 pitbulls stock gears and OPEN diffs can go ALMOST everywhere my truck can go and im locked geared and on BFG MTs... this is why my next set of tires will be either 39.5 or 42 inch BIAS pitbulls

with that being said, i would only buy them if you wheel ALOT... they are the best wheeling tire and are ok for the road.. the radials will not be too bad, and if you buy them on cant stand them there are plenty of ppl who would buy them on pirate or other places... i think you should go for it
I agree!

They are not that loud, they do wear kinda fast though, but i love them. i wouldnt buy any different of a tire at the moment, if i had to buy them again i would without a doubt.

these things grip so much different than any tire i have ever had.

which reminds me cant wait to go wheeling again!
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I agree!

these things grip so much different than any tire i have ever had.
there grip is absurd!! so amazing, and they DO NOT chunk like IROKS or other tires... i thought they held up fine after the long road trip, they were not any different, warm yes but no excessive wear... they are amazing tires and i totally think you should get them... especially because you will be getting the radials and can give reviews on them!!

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yea, icocks are bad for chunking..

I've only seen them in the 42 inch variety, at like 4lbs? lol super flexy sidewall. super soft tread compound.. and they were brand new..

i would NEVER run them as a DD tire if they were the same compound as the ones I saw.
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yea, icocks are bad for chunking..

I've only seen them in the 42 inch variety, at like 4lbs? lol super flexy sidewall. super soft tread compound.. and they were brand new..

i would NEVER run them as a DD tire if they were the same compound as the ones I saw.
this is where you and me differ my friend! bahahaha cory was running the 42 pitbulls on his yota as a DD... my truck drives me down to school and sits all week and only leaves the garage for 5 mins to the store or to go wheeling, so i dont "commute" to work or anything.. i think they will be ok
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and Cory obviously has some money.. so burning through tires probably isn't an issue.
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and Cory obviously has some money.. so burning through tires probably isn't an issue.
but then again, its not like i put alot of miles on my truck... i have been driving it for over 3.5 years almost four and i have only put 16 k miles on my truck... it sits all week because of school
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but then again, its not like i put alot of miles on my truck... i have been driving it for over 3.5 years almost four and i have only put 16 k miles on my truck... it sits all week because of school
yea I've had my new one sinceeee October? and I've already put ~7k on it.. I'm only 2.3 miles from work lol
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hahah wow.. yah i live 2 miles from schooll.. i make my friends drive and i ride my bike places too.. plus alot of my friends live super close
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