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I run Bias Claws. When i first got them i ran them around 30 psi on the street and 14-18 psi on the trail. It was the hardest ride i've ever had! Now i run them on the street at 20 psi and on the trail at 7-10 psi. It's much better now. I don't usually run my claws on the street. I have a set of 33"BFG MT's that are now my street tires. I get lazy after a trail run and don't swap tires for a while. If they are your only set of tires i wouldn't get claws. TOO EXPENSIVE!!!
I got 4 used(80% Tread) and 1 new for $300. That is the only way i would buy them. For $200+ per tire(35x13.5x15) i'd go with a Swamper,...but they're not too much fun on the street either.
To answer your question.... Yes they are OK on the street.

They get flat spots overnight and are super hard if it gets cold.
 

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Well old man (hehehe). If you're talking about Mickey Thompson Baja Claws, I've been running the same set since early last year. They are one tough piece of equipment. I also run mine at around 20 psi on the street and down to 5 lbs on the trail (no beadlocks, 10" rims). So far, I have not debeaded one. Course, you know I don't get too crazy out there either. They do howl pretty loud on the pavement, slightly less than Boggers. Those sidebiters are really nice to have too. Mine have been up and down all the local trails several times and even had some Hammer action in JV. I bent the crap outta my rims but the tires show remarkably little wear. I now have em on my 85 Runner and I'm liking them a lot... <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Brutpwr:
<STRONG>Why would you want bias...for the street radials are gennerally the way to go...

Jason <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
I want a bais tire that is not to bad on the street..thats why <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

[ 09-11-2001: Message edited by: Pat ]
 

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the biggest thing for me is that they are round I guess..I have had four sets of swampers and three of the sets where out of round bad...Even when balanced they felt like you could catch air at any moment..The funny thig was my one set of boggers most have been a fluke...not even balanced at all and smooth as could be...ask seabass he can tell you that <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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what's with interco and their obsesion with selling out of round tires. Almost everyone I know that get's new interco's they are eithier perfectly balanced or out of round. They are tough tires but why do they all come out funny shapes?? Anyone know more about how tires are made then me....all I know is rubber is injected into a mold.
 

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Ok, you want bias...here's my thoughts...
I have most recently had some bias M/T HP's (these are the smooth street looking ones). These tires are probably one of the quietest off-road tires made that you can get some decent grip off-road with. I think this is due to the sidebiters on the sidewalls. They prefer low psi off-road as they are very stiff in sidewall. I have used as low as 2psi front and 1.25 psi rear in the sand. Off-road I would often go as low as 4.5 though 5.5 was often the norm. I have broken both outside and inside beads several times but I do this on all my tires. They do stay on better than on my Bias Super Swamper TSL's. I had one that required a lot of weight but they all ran fairly smooth.
They grip great on dry pavement but have no grip in the rain and are flat dangerous in snow or ice. I believe the compound and construction may be similar on all the Mickey's so save the tread pattern my observations may transfer to their other tires.

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Why not goodyear MT/R's?? great on the street and rock but suck ass in mud. But if your looking at claws your not really into mud
 

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Yeah thats what thought too. MTR's suck in the mud. Why does Petersen's 4x4 have them like third best in the 10 mud tires that they tested. Rated the MTRs ahead of the Swamper TSL. Come Awn! I dont think so!

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Originally posted by 460 power:
<STRONG>Yeah thats what thought too. MTR's suck in the mud. Why does Petersen's 4x4 have them like third best in the 10 mud tires that they tested. Rated the MTRs ahead of the Swamper TSL. Come Awn! I dont think so!

Chad</STRONG>
That was BS! Im guessing there rigwas way underpowered or something and couldnt spin them. The only place I've seen MT/r's besides the street is in the mud and they definatly suck
 
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