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Hey. I am trying to decide which tires I should get. I have an 04 with 3 inch body and cranked t-bars. I do a lot of mud and trail wheeling. Mostly muddy logging trails and such. But I do do some sand and rocks. It is probably 70% mud/trails, 20% sand, and 10% rocks. I wont be driving them much on the road either only a few miles if necessary. I made a list of some of the tires I have been looking at. Your comments, opinions and suggestion would help a ton.

Heres the list: TrXus M/T, Baja Claws, Creepy Crawlers, Mud Grapplers, Pitbull Rockers/Maddog.

Oh yeah I want to run a 35 inch tire. No bigger, no smaller. How wide of a tire can I run? Is 12.5 the max?

Also, does anyone have any pics of 35s mounted on 16 inch wheels because that is what I need to run if I go with the Nittos.

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swampers tsls (not trxus) or the pitbulls.
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well pitbulls, creepy crawlers and mudd grapplers are stupid expensive, id go with trxus or the baja claws.......
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Super Swamper TSL
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check out the post i just made, 35" bfg mt's for $400.
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=31778
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you could always try racing slicks.
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Dude with the roads we have here in michigan....I went with a A/T i do alot of trailing up north and have not once got stuck....I got one hell of a deal at bell tire on my Toyo Open Countrys....They have been nothing but a good tire for me....I just feel bad that i put them on a year ago and have only a few thousand miles on them and now im tradeing my truck in...i think i want to get another set for the new truck...
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what about goodyear mt/rs? I have them and they are pretty beastly, I really like them! and your 04 is just an offroad rig? That's pretty sweet! post some pictures!
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mt/r's are def an awsome tire but again your crossing into the pricy category....
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def the clwas best choice for you
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Yeah my 35 BFT AT were 130 a tire (which I got) or 140 for MT... MTR's were 210 a tire!! (pices are for costs, friend knows owners of a tire shop)
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wow what i would do to get 35 bfg m/t's for 140!!!!
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Add Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ to your list. I'm running them and they are outstanding tires so far. Unusually good in the rain on the street for an aggressive mud tire.

And yes, I'm running 35x12.5x15. About $182 apiece with shipping from Summit Racing when I bought them a month or so ago.

3 ply (really 3 plies) sidewall, 6 ply tread. Search "baja MTZ" and you'll find my thread about them.
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sweet looking tire......
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RanJerEDGE what about goodyear mt/rs? I have them and they are pretty beastly, I really like them! and your 04 is just an offroad rig? That's pretty sweet! post some pictures!
I have seen MT/Rs in the mud and driven them in mud and they suck! They do get the job done everywhere else though.

I drive the Ranger everyday 60 miles except when I am at school for 6 months of the year. Thats when I am wheeling most of the time.

I like the Claws but have heard they run real short and wide.

How wide of a tire can I run without having to many problems? and Around what weight will I start snapping my front half shafts like twigs? I was thinking about throwing 36 inch TSLs if they fit.
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are you planning on running the 35 or now 36's your talking on just a body lift?

i hope your planning on running eather no fender or glass fenders....
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swampers tsls (not trxus) or the pitbulls.

what! where is the MTR speech?
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Hey n3elz, what is the height of your MTZs? Are they pretty good in the mud?

I guess it sounds like I cant fit 36s so I wont bother with that. I wish I could find a good review on the claws from someone who has run mud with them and like a BFG MT or similar mud terrain tire.

Thanks for the help so far guys. Keep it coming.
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i have first hand experience with the baja claws in mud. and they were on a ranger too. they were 36-15.50-15 and the ranger had a 302 in it. i rode shotgun with her in the mud and they dont clean out very good at all. they make one hell of a rooster tail though. their really good in sand though. i think theyre more of a sand/rock tire. hell their even named "baja" claw. that should give it away.
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