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So could I assume that the Cepeks would last longer than the Bajas?

yeah. no doubt at all...
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YES people agree, BFGs aint the best!!!

just gunna throw this in the mix, but what bout pro-comp x-terrain? how they wear?
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pro comp Xterrrain Im not a fan of in the least. The tread isnt very deep to start with...
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oh, i know a guy i wheel with who has em om his heep and they do well. dunno about wear though.
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What about any other Non-Mainstream tires that are known to look good and wear well?
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what do you mean non mainstream?


any how many miles are you wanting to get? and what type of offroad terrrain?
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Firestone Destination M/T's
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Cooper Discoverer S/T's
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About 30K I would be very happy with, anything under 20K might as well not exist. I'm covering alot of Road, with the weekends filled with Dirt and mud. I'll be looking at both the Coopers (think I was last night), and the Firestones later. Thanks!
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Goodyear MT/Rs are definately the way to go. if you want me to start my rant on em I will, but for now im just throwin em out there for you to check on...
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Goodyear MT/Rs are definately the way to go. if you want me to start my rant on em I will, but for now im just throwin em out there for you to check on...
I was looking at them, ans wanted them, but the place I was at wanted $195/tire. Since Researching them, I've found them MUCH cheaper. These seem like some good ones. Here I am going an ENTIRELY diffirent direction. Lol.

Thanks guys, I think I have myself a new Winner.
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hey john what about cooper STT's are they any good, they look more agressive than the s/t's?

Gil, what kinda mileage can you get out of the Goodyear MT/R's
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FCII's will be MUCH better on the street. Claws will be better in most offroad situations. The FCII's are a very aggressive "AT" style design -- but they still don't have the voids to handle mud and such like as well.

I don't know if the 'Claw is, strictly speaking, a "mudder". It really has uses in a variety of terrain. BlazedB2 on here has them on his old Bronco II and they seemed to do really well in mud though.

Only problem with the 'Claw is lack of siping. Not good for slick road handling.
I have the 33x12.5x15 like n3elz said. Ive been on rocks and through mud. they are awesome through the mud, just pushes everything out of the way. they even perform very well on rocks. they have impressed my buddies in MA who are on rocks more than I am.

as far as on the road, they are loud, very loud. they are wearing well too, they have probably 5-7000 miles with little wear to show. but i only drive to offroad sites, not my DD. hope that helps some?
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I have the 33x12.5x15 like n3elz said. Ive been on rocks and through mud. they are awesome through the mud, just pushes everything out of the way. they even perform very well on rocks. they have impressed my buddies in MA who are on rocks more than I am.

as far as on the road, they are loud, very loud. they are wearing well too, they have probably 5-7000 miles with little wear to show. but i only drive to offroad sites, not my DD. hope that helps some?
Indeed it does. I have decided against them for the reason of their wear rate. I drive Atleast 30mi A Day, so they would see alot of pavement action. I think I may invest in the aforementioned MT/Rs.
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Gil, what kinda mileage can you get out of the Goodyear MT/R's


yuo can expect an easy 40k...
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Indeed it does. I have decided against them for the reason of their wear rate. I drive Atleast 30mi A Day, so they would see alot of pavement action. I think I may invest in the aforementioned MT/Rs.


great choice. If you have any doubts, I have no prblem showing you the light for these tires...
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Lol, how do you mean?
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i dont blame you, especially for a DD. good luck.
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Lol, how do you mean?

I mean I can give you reasons for the MT/Rs...
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The GY MT/R's also have siping don't they, Gil? Probably a good idea for a DD if you drive in rain much.
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The GY MT/R's also have siping don't they, Gil? Probably a good idea for a DD if you drive in rain much.

No, Most high end offroad tires dont come from the factory with siping, with the exception of one super swamper...
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i think im gonna get me some MT/Rs once these buckshots wear. idk GIL talks so high of them i wanna try them.
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i think im gonna get me some MT/Rs once these buckshots wear. idk GIL talks so high of them i wanna try them.
the only things that I require of you zach, is that you take them upon the rocks. they REALLY shine on the rocks...
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No, Most high end offroad tires dont come from the factory with siping, with the exception of one super swamper...
The new Cooper STT's have them as well, and I think you're going to be seeing more offroad tires with siping as time goes on.
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The new Cooper STT's have them as well, and I think you're going to be seeing more offroad tires with siping as time goes on.

but didnt you say you cant even get those for 15 inch rims?


I havent heard anything about the STTs yet. cooper isnt exactly a wheeling powerhouse tire company...
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