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Old 05-09-2010, 10:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Krawlers or Creepies

Im getting ready to buy tires for my rock buggy. I know they make a 37" creepy crawler for 15" rim. Does the Krawler only in 17" rim for 37"? Also which one would be best?



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Street tires or sticky tires? Street driven or off road only?
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Old 05-09-2010, 11:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 05-10-2010, 12:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
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It depend on your rims size, if you have 17s BFGs , if you have 15s or 16s Creepys.
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the general concensus is that Krawler are a little better at being sticky, and the creepy, while not quite as sticky, has a little tougher sidewall. Plus creepies come in different rim sizes.

really I think its a toss up of every day wheeling, and you should go with what rim size you have.
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Reds for traction
Creepies for sidewall
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I went with the Creepy's for two reasons.
I could by one if I did have a failure. (40's)
I don't care a spare so I wanted the sidewall of the Maxxis.
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thanks and its a offroad only rock buggy.
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CC's in the 37" flavor are nice because you have more options as has been stated, that's why I went with them as well... Although they wear well, and are a tough tire, they take a long time to break in. Once they break in and you find the right pressure they hook up pretty well (although others may disagree) Even though they have a very strong sidewall just like anything they can fail. I run 37 12.50 R15 CC's and still carry a spare, and I've had to use it more than once due to sidewall damage.

My next set of tires will be 37" BFG Krawlers on 17" wheels, I'll keep the CC's for spares.
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I have 37x12.5x16" CC's on my k5. they hookup well and are tough as nails. They are not stickies but they hookup very hard for a street compound tire. I run them at 8-9 psi and they do great. If I was picking from the street compound tires I would choose the CC because it is tough as nails. If I was choosing from stickies I would be torn. I love the toughness of Maxxis but the Red's hookup harder but don't have the toughness of the maxxis. I personally am sacrificing max traction for toughness on my current buggy project. It has 40" Treps on it.
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i say bfg. the creppy's, get punctured to easily
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Saw 4 krawlers with cut sidewalls at the RCQ Friday... 3 in the first lap. Don't recall seeing a cut creepy.
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Saw 4 krawlers with cut sidewalls at the RCQ Friday... 3 in the first lap. Don't recall seeing a cut creepy.
True but as been said before the sheer volume of BFG's over Maxxis is going to net more flats. Mine was due to my sway bar taking out my tire which had nothing to do with what brand it was.
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BFG what else is thier ???????
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i say bfg. the creppy's, get punctured to easily
So your saying the Krawler has a stronger side wall?
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Krawler... It's a no brainer!
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Creepies...if you wanna wheel and not have to be an expert tire fitter.
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Creepies...if you wanna wheel and not have to be an expert tire fitter.
What's complicated about mounting BFGs? Granted I've only mounted 8 of Krawlers, but all have mounted as easily as any other large tire, Creepies mounted fine too.

I vote for BFGs assuming you've got a light buggy like they were designed for. For a heavier buggy, go Creepies.
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What's complicated about mounting BFGs? Granted I've only mounted 8 of Krawlers, but all have mounted as easily as any other large tire, Creepies mounted fine too.

I vote for BFGs assuming you've got a light buggy like they were designed for. For a heavier buggy, go Creepies.

Nothing complicated about it at all - its just having to fuckin do it so often with BFGs and their puny, busted sidewalls. The Creepies, in my experience, are a far stronger tire for trail use. For pure smooth rock comp work, then the Red BFGs are hard to go past.
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Fuck Maxxis.
your avatar rules. who is that? im in arizona and want to wheel. the weather has been so nice all week.
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What's the deal with all you Arizona guys and Maxxis? What did Maxxis do to piss you guys off?
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True but as been said before the sheer volume of BFG's over Maxxis is going to net more flats. Mine was due to my sway bar taking out my tire which had nothing to do with what brand it was.
Make that 4 cut then...

Point taken on the percentages though... definitely lots more people running bfgs than Maxxis...
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Fuck Maxxis.
obviously you have no clue what they do for our sport. without the dedication and participation of Maxxis our sport would not be what it is today. so while you may have some beef with them. they are still an important and integral part of the off road community.

* many a grass roots racer could not afford to compete without their tire program

* many racers (even non maxxis ) rely on Maxxis for trackside race logistics and support.

* Maxxis has sponsored event coverage of rock crawling comps for years. with out that funding there would have been much less media coverage of races.

Just saying.. your Jihad against maxxis hurts the sport more then any amount of personal satisfaction you get from your vendetta
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