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Old 10-24-2013, 09:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Sticky treps in snow?

Anyone have experience with the trepador in the snow? I read that they're not an open cell design like the BFG's, just curious how they do when the temps change.


Nothing deep, craziest snow we get around here is ~12". Would be snow covered trails, still loaded with mud & rocks. Curious whether to hang on to my current tires for cold weather stuff.
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A couple months ago I started looking for a new set of snow tires. I asked about the Maxxis tires. and a couple people said they were not to good. The Irok radials got the best reviews off this site. I bought the Irok Supper Swamper 39.5x1350x15 radials for my 3900lb. flatfender. Go to bias or radial for the deep stuff. And read the posts for your self. Now I need a snow flake to fall so I can take my rock tires off and put the snows on.
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm curious how much of that was just the assumption that stickys suck in the snow (from the open cell BFG's history).

& I read some in the radial vs. bias, but I'm not in the deep snow. As said, 12" is a rarity, more just a cold wintery mix.
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I run my 40" claw stickies in the snow up here. They stomp. I have no problems at all with them. Got double beadlocks. And air down to 3psi. Then good to go.
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I've been with 2 buggies on the same ride in snow/ice trails (both light weight with lots of good parts) and they both ran 37" trep stickies. They had a ton of trouble compared to iroks and tsl's. I'm talking no traction and just iced right up and would spin on the slightest incline. This was 2 years ago and the tires were fairly new. If they changed the design since then my first hand exp isn't valid. Other than snow/freezing they did great for our fair weather wheeling and I'd run a set. Also I'm not sure what psi they were running.

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Old 10-26-2013, 02:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i believe that theres a pnw guy that ran them and gets laughed at for them....just the forum talk i read
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I talked to a guy who had a set of sticky treps on his buggy and said they were the worst tire he'd ever seen run in the snow.

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Old 10-27-2013, 10:25 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I have run them in the snow, absolutely sucked! Couple other guys with me were running Irocs and they would do 2wd in some of the spots I barley made in 4wd
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For the sake of discussion; To those running them, why did they suck? Too aggressive & dug in? Did the compound seem to do odd things in the cold? (AKA; how did they do in the non-deep snow?)
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:40 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I talked to a guy who had a set of sticky trips on his buggy and said they were the worst tire he'd ever seen run in the snow.
Hes hasn't run Reds then
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This sucks to hear even though I kinda expected it. I really want to run the treps but can't afford two sets of tires right now and I wheel a lot in the winter.
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:40 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Get some bald tsl's and hot knife them. The tire will be light, worn in and you don't necessarily want all the tread in the world for snow anyway. Its a budget way to get a good snow tire and might be able to afford 2 sets then?
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Old 10-28-2013, 05:56 PM   #13 (permalink)
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^ That was my plan A. When I found out the treps weren't open cell, made me wonder if really needed.
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I've been with 2 buggies on the same ride in snow/ice trails (both light weight with lots of good parts) and they both ran 37" trep stickies. They had a ton of trouble compared to iroks and tsl's. I'm talking no traction and just iced right up and would spin on the slightest incline. This was 2 years ago and the tires were fairly new. If they changed the design since then my first hand exp isn't valid. Other than snow/freezing they did great for our fair weather wheeling and I'd run a set. Also I'm not sure what psi they were running.
I was driving one of the rigs he's talking about here. We were on a pretty mild climb on an access trail and I couldn't go anywhere. I was on the rev limiter throwing rooster tails and was just sliding backwards. I backed down and watched my buddies on TSLs and Iroks idle up the same hill. They suck in the snow, but I loved them on everything else.

Edit: I was at <5 psi and there was probably only 6-8" of snow on the ground. It was like they turned into 4 big ice balls.
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Definitely agree with the bald TSL idea. Cut your own pattern and sipe them as much as possible. My old ones like that kicked ass in the snow
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best tire for snow hands down yokohoma geolander mt , cant be beat
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