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Old 08-22-2011, 02:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Boggers for rock crawling??? Good or not good?

Looking at some used tires and came across a good deal for a set of 37" Boggers. I don't know alot about them other than there good for mud.

I don't ever see any mud where I'm at. I mostly do desert wheeling in socal, Johnson Valley, Truck Haven, Panamint Valley, etc. I currently have 35" Km2's but would like to go up to 37" without buying new tires. I was just wondering if the Boggers grip the rocks ok when air down or do there slide off?

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Boggers will work, but it won't be pretty. There are a million other choices out there for tires, and 99% of them will be better in the rocks than boggers.
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Old 08-22-2011, 02:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Wouldnt be my first choice and Id only get if they were just giving them away. I think there are better tires out there at good deals to be had just keep looking. I see lots of tires being sold by you west coast guys all the time in the classifieds.
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If you are happy with the trade, cut them and run them. They will work.

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I know what you mean, but these are 99% new less than 100 miles, no patches or plugs in them for $500 to $600 seems like a good deal.
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Old 08-22-2011, 03:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I ran 35 inch Dunlop mud rovers for years, and they did great in places like Moab. A friend gave me a really good deal on some new 37 boggers and beadlock rims. I was not very happy with them for slickrock, they did well on jagged rock, but poorly on slickrock climbs. Things that I went right up before I could not climb, I would peel out and slide to the bottom, I have since went to pitbull rockers, I have not got to try them out yet though.
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I know what you mean, but these are 99% new less than 100 miles, no patches or plugs in them for $500 to $600 seems like a good deal.
Then pick em up and cut em. It may do fine if you groove/cut em up. Good price is he in a bind?
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I ran grooved 38.5s and they did well on the stuff we run. Only issue I ran into was side hatching. Not sure if that is the correct term, but they did want to slide sideways if I was on a sloping rock or hill. The grooving helped. I will say they do great when climbing ledges. They did better than my TSLs I have now.
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lateral traction (side to side) is really lacking with boggers in the rocks, i have seen alot of em ran and the traction going forward was pretty good but they are bad about slipping to the side
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Boggers will work, but it won't be pretty. There are a million other choices out there for tires, and 99% of them will be better in the rocks than boggers.
I agree. I had a buggy for a while with them on it and they didn't have a lot of side bite. They'd slide on side hills.
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lateral traction (side to side) is really lacking with boggers in the rocks, i have seen alot of em ran and the traction going forward was pretty good but they are bad about slipping to the side
That's really good info and it's what I was looking for, thanks.

Thanks to everyone for the info. I'm going to pass on these and keep looking.

I really like my KM2's just wish they where taller!
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Agree with Rman. Boggers definitely not good for slick rock. Was in Moab with my buddy running boggers. He had a hard to climbing a lot of stuff compared to the swamper sx's i was runnin. I prefer a tire with some side tread too.
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I run a narrow set of 38in boggers and i grooved them and they work great in MI, but I can see how they would not work in a slick rock situation.
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:01 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I just picked up two new 37" Krawlers red labels, got a good deal on them. Now just need two more.
My Jeep is trailered most places, they should last a while.

Thanks for all the tips about the Boggers!
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:26 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I just picked up two new 37" Krawlers red labels, got a good deal on them. Now just need two more.
My Jeep is trailered most places, they should last a while.

Thanks for all the tips about the Boggers!
Shit you get two more reds and you'll be worlds apart from most other tires! Good score...
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I ran a bogger for awhile and for East Coast wheeling they are great for about everything we see, which is muddy, rocky, slippery, sloppy etc. But climbing muddy hills they tend to walk side ways and def. did not make off camber slippery sections fun. Rocks they did ok but my Iroks are 10x better and do great in mud as well.

Save the money and get a tire you won't be cussing. Boggers have their place and I love the way they dig but there are other tires out there that dig just as good and grip a whole lot better.
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:33 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Just picked up a set of four with 95% remaining yesterday from someone off pirate4x4.com

So now I have two new spare's for my set. Bring on the rocks!!!
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