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Old 02-20-2006, 11:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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who is running backwards boggers? iv seen a few people put the front ones on backwards,what is the pros and cons? i no the lugs are cupped so it doesnt make much sence to turn them around.maybe better traction backing up somthing when most of the load is on the frnt tires?the reason i ask is because i am getting boggers,i have irocs now never tryed turning them around(also a cupped lug)
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Old 02-20-2006, 11:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the contact patch and the biting edges are the same no matter what way they face. I couldn't tell you why they run them backwards.
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Old 02-21-2006, 05:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I had mine on backwards for a while by accident, rotated the tires inadvertantly when I was putting them on. Didn't notice any difference, except they just looked wrong.
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Old 02-21-2006, 06:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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a lot of farmers run their tractor tires reversed to increaese tread life...I can see where that would work on boggers as they are directional as well..additionally, it could give you a better grip in reverse...give it a shot and let us know how it hlds up after 5kmi
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Old 02-21-2006, 06:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I think the thought is that the reversed boggers will help you back out of a sticky spot... I run Ground Hawgs (i know) on my truck and while they pull like a bitch on the muddy trail going forward... If you need to back up you are pretty much fuked and might as well pull out a strap. I am thinking of flipping the front tires around to help this but I'm to lazy and TSL's are in the near future so I might just live with it.
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Old 02-21-2006, 12:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Just a theory but maybe it keeps the front from digging lower than the back in deep mud
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if you have run them a while and have the cup wore down anyway then it does not matter as much
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if you have them on backwards you are expecting to not make it, and you shouldn't be there in the first place. why if it did matter run them backwards. if it does actualy matter in the mud, you would want all the help you can get to make it through. not do things to stop your forward traction or movement dso you can back out. I think people do it to be different.
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if you have them on backwards you are expecting to not make it, and you shouldn't be there in the first place. why if it did matter run them backwards. if it does actualy matter in the mud, you would want all the help you can get to make it through. not do things to stop your forward traction or movement dso you can back out. I think people do it to be different.
I agree about the mud thing... But there are lots of times when I have to back up on muddy trails for what ever reason... Maybe I have slide to teh wrong side... Or some one in front of me has gotten hung up... Lots of time where I wheel there are tree roots under the mud and you get hung up... Backing into your ruts is the only way out... and while I have never run boggers I do know the Ground Hawgs SUCK at backing up...

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Old 02-22-2006, 01:32 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Ive always wondered why people run directional tires backwards myself. I see many pics of competition rigs running baja claws backwards as well. The new issue of petersons, the poison spyder buggy, is running claws backwards.

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Old 02-22-2006, 03:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I was just lookin at my Boggers today and I considered turing them around to wear the opposite side of the main lugs. As in the pic of my tire shows that after some time on rocks, the outer front side of the lug is almost gone and will soon start to fold over. I think it's just a way to get new bite. That would be my reason anyhow.
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Old 02-22-2006, 04:39 PM   #12 (permalink)
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maybe in that case, but i wouldnt put my boggers backwards, how the hell would you think that they will give better traction?
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Old 02-22-2006, 05:20 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I just got an honest answer from a RockCrawler that used to work at BTF. The reason is becuse the Bogger and the Claws have a sharper edge on the backside and it works better for Rock Crawlin not mud.
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Old 02-22-2006, 06:11 PM   #14 (permalink)
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i think dibble is running his backwards...IIRC its because her wore off the leading edge of the lugs and flipped them around so he could get his bite back.
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