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View Poll Results: Boggers or M/T's, 4.88's or 5.13's (please vote for either 1 or 2, 3 or 4)
Super Swamper Boggers in 37x13R15 33 62.26%
Super Swamper TrXus Mud Terrains in 37x12.5R15 22 41.51%
4.88's 16 30.19%
5.13's 36 67.92%
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Boggers or M/T's???? 4.88's or 5.13's????

Just like the title says.

I drive 3 miles to work, 12 to offroad, and probably 10 to school. Thats the limit of my driving on the road. Other than that, it's offroad.

Size for the boggers will be 37x13R15
Size for the TrXus Mud Terrains will be 37x12.5R15 (possibly buying from eguy, otherwise both will be bought from summit)

I have 15x10" MT Classic II's.

I know there are other choices, so I don't mind any opinions.




As for suspension I'm running spindles, tbar crank (all the way up), shackles, aals, and soon body lift.

As for rear end, it will be an 8.8 28 spline with either 4.88's or 5.13's and powertrax loc-rite.

Engine is the dreaded 3.0, which makes me want to go with the 5.13's, but 4.88's don't sound too bad on a 3.0...we'll see






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id go 5.13s if you get the boggers. your gonna need something to turn them suckers in mud. They heavy, and bite like crazy. If you want ill look up prices at work tomorrow, and give you some figures. It would be a lot cheaper than summit and shipping, even if you drove up to get them. Brian ran 4.88s with 35s, and a supercharger on his 3.0, and he spun mudders like crazy.
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4.10s stock right?

4.88s would be suffcient. not the fastest but yet still decent for highway. 5.13s are pretty high but would be nice. i said 4.88s just so it is still driveable on the highway so you can drive to meets and get there at a decent time
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i would get the M/T's....and run the 5.13 gears with your truck since you have the 3.0.........either way you go, they are going to wear out in about 20k miles...
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i would go boggers and 5.13's
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i would get the M/T's....and run the 5.13 gears with your truck since you have the 3.0.........either way you go, they are going to wear out in about 20k miles...
wrong. they 38.5x15x15 boggers im running are just about 2 years old. on a heavier truck they dont last that long.
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you confuse the hell out of me... you ditched your steel wheels for alum because you hated the vibration...1) mudders vibrate like mad... 2) anything INTERCO is a ***** to balance. Grants Trxus M/T all have over 10 oz of weight just to get them normal...and by normal i mean they still vibrate but are managable
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I voted 5.13 and boggers. If you are really looking for some serious off roading. You may want to consider like said above that you will have a hell of a time getting anything that big to balance. It is going to be an even bigger problem with the boggers but someday when I have a strictly off road vehicle it will have boggers.
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I voted for 4.88 and Trxus. Having driven unsiped tires in the rain, I'd want to have the ability to handle better in that situation which is why I'm buying siped muds.

Boggers are AWESOME and I guess if you can stand them on a daily driver my hat's off to you, as it is to Adrian (SuperSonicFX4) who has them on his Ranger. I just see them as a hazard on the wet street though, regardless of other issues.

Also, I'm running 4.56 gears with 35's and it's about perfect in my mind. I think going to the 4.88's with only a 2" change in size is going to be the ticket.
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i dont like boggers because they have no side grip......when you are heading on a flat ground they are GREAT! but as soon as you put it on an incline, you WILL slid sideways...........the design of the bogger is really for straight line mud bogs........you should consider a tire that will give you BEST overall offroad performance....i just dont think the bogger will do that for you....
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what about the mickey thompson baja claw or SS
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I said 4.88s and MTs for reasons already stated. The boggers just aren't a very practical 'a little bit of everything' tire. Not in my opinion anyways.
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I had a set of 39.5x18.5 boggers on a 83' chevy in high school. They suck driving on the road period, off road they are great if you got some extra money cause i broke alot of stuff(gears,axles,driveshafts,ujoints,transfer case and many hubs) I'd go with truxus and 4.88's good all around.
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I had a set of 39.5x18.5 boggers on a 83' chevy in high school. They suck driving on the road period, off road they are great if you got some extra money cause i broke alot of stuff(gears,axles,driveshafts,ujoints,transfer case and many hubs) I'd go with truxus and 4.88's good all around.
39's, of course you are going to break stuff.
got any pics of it??

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39's, of course you are going to break stuff.
got any pics of it??

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I figured 39's=full size, 37's=mid size, would work out the same?
Got some 8mm video's, I'll try to find some pics.
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5.13's and Boggers! Go for the serious mudder style! Always like the looks of the Boggers and you'd need the 5.13's to get some power from the 3.0. But granted I'm almost about going with the biggest possible everything so I might not be the best source. Haha...
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what about tsl radials instead of those other tires, iv always been a fan of tsl's ran a set of 39.5's on my f150
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I say BOGGERS!! What's missing in some of the opinions in this thread is the "terrestrial intel" not too many people realize that FL, especially South FL, has some of the nastiest mud around and sand that will get a 4x4 stuck. Not to mention a 2wd truck.

Now, add a locker and some decent off-road experience and whabam! You're good.

I say go with the Boggers not only because they are badass, but because they can be used in any and every field of offroading. You see rockcrawlers, desert trucks, mud boggers, and daily drivers shoe'd up with boggers.

Hell, if I had a set of Boggers and a locker (although I'd prefer a Torsen L/S), I'd be able to contend with some of the mild 4x4s around here...
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ive had 3 sets of boggers on my ranger. get boggers. there fine on the street. and now since u got aluminum wheels, u can get them balenced. sears balenced mine perfect.
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yea, i see more troubles in balancing tires that are really wide, like the 14s and wider, that i do something like a 12.50 or 13. You she be able to get them balanced nicely, but you cant go in expecting the quality of a sportscar tire when its done.

get the boggers, you and everyone else will be kickin your butt when you get stuck in something simple with the m/t's that the bogger would have killed.
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you confuse the hell out of me... you ditched your steel wheels for alum because you hated the vibration...1) mudders vibrate like mad... 2) anything INTERCO is a ***** to balance. Grants Trxus M/T all have over 10 oz of weight just to get them normal...and by normal i mean they still vibrate but are managable
My steel wheels took 19oz on the worst, 15 on the best one.

My alum took 11 on the worst 6 on the best...6 is a TON of weight for a 33" at...on an aluminum rim.

As for the interco thing...I dunno, ryan's truck runs nice, I know of 2 others that run pretty nice too...I haven't seen a problem with balancing.

They are sometimes out of round, but no more than any other company.

















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id go 5.13s if you get the boggers. your gonna need something to turn them suckers in mud. They heavy, and bite like crazy. If you want ill look up prices at work tomorrow, and give you some figures. It would be a lot cheaper than summit and shipping, even if you drove up to get them. Brian ran 4.88s with 35s, and a supercharger on his 3.0, and he spun mudders like crazy.
You don't have to look up prices tommorow, just sometime, whenever you want. I appreciate it!!!







As it stands, if I can get the deal through eguy, I'll get the mud terrains with 4.88's, but if not, I'll get the 5.13's and boggers. I really want boggers, but it's still a DD. And I may get an 80's f150...they are only a couple stacks (thousand for the newbs )???
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yea, i see more troubles in balancing tires that are really wide, like the 14s and wider, that i do something like a 12.50 or 13. You she be able to get them balanced nicely, but you cant go in expecting the quality of a sportscar tire when its done.

get the boggers, you and everyone else will be kickin your butt when you get stuck in something simple with the m/t's that the bogger would have killed.

I hear ya, I want the bogger bad. They look badass too!!! 37x13R15 would set the truck off majorly!!!

I dunno though, if I can get a good deal on those m/t's, I'll take em.

Then again, the boggers are UNSTOPPABLE offroad!!!
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Boggers are pretty nasty looking tires but what I am thinking is one, it's a 2wd and that's a lot of weight and alot of tire for a truck that is only spinning the back wheels.

I would personally get the M/Ts and the 5.13's (I have owned a couple of mod motored mustangs and I don't fear the gear lol). Now I have nothing against 2wd trucks lifted a rocking serious mud tires, I just don't see the point in a competition mudder on something that can only use half of them plus with a 3 liter, it's going to be working it's butt off the turn them in the muck.
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