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wild cat tire ?

i have a 97 xlt 2wd and im tired of trying to go to my hunting spots and just spinnin tires, i have mich. lt4 xc right now and are are great road tire but suck in anything else, plus im wanting to go 30x9.50, with spacers in the front and leave the back alone, anyone know anything about these tires,

http://www.lesschwab.com/tires/winter/wcrvt.asp

i will be on dirt roads, acutally old logging roads that kinda stay soggy all year long in the swamp and climbing lil road ditches to park on the side of the road, so a little sand and mud, but its thick mud when its there
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Those tires are pretty decent tires, I had a buddy run a set on a new full size bronco, and he loved them. With as light as our trucks are they should do just fine!! Godd luck with them if they are what you decide on
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I never seen the tire til now, i know our school uses the mudders on the back of all their trucks so i looked up the brand and found those and really like them, hopefully u can get my wheels this week end and order them monday if i dont find another tire i like
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I tore those tires up on my '96 trying to get up a gravel powerline road. When i asked the les Schwabb sales man about them he said that they weren't an offroad tire. I now have BFG AT KO's on both my trucks.
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what to you mean by tearing them up? like tore the tread off
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tore up like chuncked out the tread and literally hte tire was no good afterwards.
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YEah, and they suck in the sand... Save up and buy yourself a nice set of BFG A/Ts or M/Ts...

I have the Wildcat A/Ts and I wish I had bought the BFGs.
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what to you mean by tearing them up? like tore the tread off
You are correct sir. I actually tore about 25% of the tread off. One tire actually went flat. Now this was due to my lack of experience, but when the les schwab told me that these weren't really off-road tires I decided not to buy them again.
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well I dont have any experience with the tires but it seems from the other responces that they arent too good...

I would stay away from ATs only because of what you said you will be doing. Even though the BFG AT is one hell of a good tire if you're going to be in muddy jumk all the time you may as well put the stockers on. Now the BFG MT... mmm thats just nice right there... tho quite expensive. There should be some other members on here that can chime in on what is the best MT for the price (may think about making a new thread with the title "Best MT Tire?" or something)
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I ride with a guy that has a tacoma 4x4 and has 31 bfg A/T, and i dont like them and he hates them...why i kinda wanted to stay away from them, if i went anything it would be MT form bfg, but price kinda steered me away
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if i may ask what does he/you not like about them??
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they cake up and he cant turn them fast enough to clean them out and if his v6, he can spin them all day but nothing happens, its that red clay mud lol, all terrians might not be aggressive enough for it, he wishes he would of went mud terrians, i cant afford to go wrong the first time....
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I have a friend that swears by his Procomp M/Ts, he had them on his 2wd Taco and he loved them, said that they actually did really well in the snow. He has a 07 4x4 Taco now and slapped some BFG A/Ts on it, but he's wishing he had the Procomp M/Ts now.

ANd, they are having a buy 3 get one free sale, too, I believe.
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since im a 4 banger 2 wd, should i go 235/75/15 or go 30x9.50? there is only like .8 in difference in the 2, but i am going from a 26 in tire so i know i will have to get my speedo reset...and i found a guy down the road that says he has 3 buck shots in 30in, how about them
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Well, I would only go up 2-3 inches from stock... I went from a 235/75-15 to a 31x10.50 that's only 29" tall and I'm only doing 57mph when the speedo reads 55mph.

The other matter is what rear differential gears you have. If you have really low gears, (3.23s or 3.55s) then you may not want to move up too much, say a 27" or 28" tire.

And if you have an auto transmission, it probably won't last you too long. I know Christian has had some problems with his (I'm not sure if its just the tires, tho) because he was running 32x11.50s with 3.73 gears.
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Tim, with a 2wd 4cyl tires will only help so much. Do you know what your gear ratio is? Do you have a Limitted slip or an open diff.?
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they cake up and he cant turn them fast enough to clean them out and if his v6, he can spin them all day but nothing happens, its that red clay mud lol, all terrians might not be aggressive enough for it, he wishes he would of went mud terrians, i cant afford to go wrong the first time....
cant blame the ATs for that... kinda stupid to buy them if your going to be in the mud all the time...



as for the buckshots, unless those 3 are new id say no... its not the best of ideas to have 3 tires with lets say 60% tread and on brand new one on... let alone how lame thay would look
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i see them all over the place but i know nothing about them
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i have 3.73 and have open diff for the moment, right after i get my wheels and tires im going either LS or locker, really debating locker..and i am a 5 spd so that helps alil having control of a shorter 1st gear from the autos, and the buckshots have about 80% tread left, he had them on his jeep then sold it and kept the tires,
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