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Hey guys, just wanted to kno if anyone is running the new procomp X terrains and how they like up as far as mileage and handling

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If I wanted that tread pattern, I'd rather have a bogger. I'm not going to buy a tire I haven't even seen a PICTURE of yet. (All the ones in the mags seem to be this picture, which is just a computer rendering.

If they're anything like the pro comp muds, though, the tire is quiet and friendly on the road, but not agressive enough to intrest guys like those on this board.</font>
 

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I've had good luck with the PROCOMP MTs.Theyre a hell of a lot better tire than the "OLD" BFG MTs.Waiting to see if the new BFGs are any better.
 

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SSR's all the way <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/jeep2.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/skull.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by PJR:
<STRONG>I've had good luck with the PROCOMP MTs.Theyre a hell of a lot better tire than the "OLD" BFG MTs.Waiting to see if the new BFGs are any better.</STRONG>
I ran the old BFG muds without any problems. I'm running the new ones now. I don't see how siping can make-up for a third layer in the sidewall. Is that not the only difference?
 

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BFG's are twice the tire (or more) than Procomps will ever be! Guess you haven't killed a 2ply sidewall yet. <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> BFG's are three-ply but still kinda weak.

SSR's sidewalls are about the same as a BFG. They're just stickier tread and more $$$.

Swampers got the sidewall strength, I haven't killed one yet and not even one flat tire in the past two years! I liked my BFG's but they aren't as burly as swampers.
 

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Originally posted by Nate C:
<STRONG>SSR's sidewalls are about the same as a BFG. They're just stickier tread and more $$$.</STRONG>
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Actually, the SSR looks like it (I'm comparing the 35x12.50's here) has a sidewall about 3/16" thicker than the BFG. That's just an eyeball (and 'pinching both with my fingers') and it may be anywhere BTW. 1/8" and 1/4" difference.

Remember, just because this tire is 3 plies and that tire is 3 plies, doesn't mean you're comparing apples to apples.

However- YES, the ProComps are thin sidewalls. Plus they're pretty "girly" for serious wheelin' - I prefer something with an actual sidewall tread. The thing I miss most about my buckshots when I went to MT/Rs was the sidewall lugs...sigh.</font>

[ 10-01-2001: Message edited by: MasterYota ]
 

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Just got a look at 4 Wheel Parts ad in the new (Nov. 2001) 4Wheel&OffRoad - on page 50.

They have an actual PICTURE of the X-Terrain, and... and... "I shalt call thee, Baja Claw II"

Seriously, it looks like they started designing the tire with the goal of making it look as close as possible to the Claws, complete with sidewall tread, but with rounded Bogger-style lugs.

I think I'll take either of the Bias tires over the 2 ply radia, thank you. Oh! almost forgot - pricing:
  • 31x12.50...$171.95
  • 33x12.50...$166.95
  • 35x12.50...$177.95
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I saw a ton of them yesterday when I was rollin in Compton.....hehe, at the 4WheelParts warehouse.....on looks alone, I don't think they are all that close to the claws, somewhat similar, but to my eyes they looked like they would work decently. I don't know about the 2 ply or whatever you guys are saying they are, but they looked like there is potential for them to out perform the BFG style muds. Who knows, well have to wait and see what people say after they have been run for a while.

My question is, why don't they make anything larger than a 35???
 

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Originally posted by MasterYota:
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Just got a look at 4 Wheel Parts ad in the new (Nov. 2001) 4Wheel&OffRoad - on page 50.

They have an actual PICTURE of the X-Terrain, and... and... "I shalt call thee, Baja Claw II"

Seriously, it looks like they started designing the tire with the goal of making it look as close as possible to the Claws, complete with sidewall tread, but with rounded Bogger-style lugs.

I think I'll take either of the Bias tires over the 2 ply radia, thank you. Oh! almost forgot - pricing:
  • 31x12.50...$171.95
  • 33x12.50...$166.95
  • 35x12.50...$177.95
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wow, 33's are cheaper than 31's <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0">
 

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Well I for one thought the same of MY Procomp 35 MTs, a weak sidewall with not aggressive enuf' tread pattern.
They carried my truck thru the Pocono trail fest this past weekend at Paragon. I did Undertaker Friday, Pipebender on Saturday and the new section of the M trail for Sunday. The Procomps did great with no sidewall damage and conformed to the rocks like they were part of them. I ran 8lbs. in them the entire week and was more than impressed.

I now know that after watching numerous trucks with (stock treaded)boggers not being able to make the sections my Procomps did with ease <IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0"> , I will not buy'em. They slid off to the side of every rock face they tried to climb. I also seen alot of swampers come away with sidewall damage with numerous cuts and beads lost. I will still go with swampers for my next tires, due to the fact of their climbing abilities they have and their sidewalls.
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Originally posted by justmyluck:
<STRONG>Well I for one thought the same of MY Procomp 35 MTs, a weak sidewall with not aggressive enuf' tread pattern. <snip>

I now know that after watching numerous trucks with (stock treaded)boggers not being able to make the sections my Procomps did with, I will not buy'em.</STRONG>
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Move to Memphis. You'll change your tune. We don't have rock here - well we do, but it's underneath the mud most of the time.

In mud, NOTHING compares to a bogger... Except a bigger bogger.

Besides, wait till you slash one of those 2 ply sidewalls open on something, and you'll be wishing for a bias ply. I wheel with a guy who has a 401 and 35" bogger on his CJ, with detroits front & rear. I always feel like I'm running all terrains - and I've got MT/Rs, which do better than most any other "mud terrain" tire that don't say Interco on the sidewall. (I have to bide my time & look forward the the dry hillclimbs)

Basically, you have all the mud tires, then twice as good as them are buckshots and bias swampers, and then way on up there are the Boggers.

You see... they do have their use. They weren't designed or rocks. They were designed for mud, and their the closest you'll get to having a street legal mud racer.

Oh... and if you've never seen a Sammy with 33" Boggers (with every-other lug cut out) tearing into a mudhole while bouncing off the rev limiter and showering you with baseball-sized clods of mud 50 feet in FRONT of the rig, you're missing out...

Who says all the cool wheeling is out west? All the DRY wheeling is out west, that's all.</font>
 

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yup, the SSR's are a little tougher than the BFG's........not bias ply, but i commute in mine. 37x12.50 SSR's is the ULTIMATE commuting tire <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">

[ 10-04-2001: Message edited by: dallas ]
 

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So are you saying the MTR's aren't good in mud? I was getting ready to buy a set this week, and if they do that bad in comparison to a swamper I might not. One of the magazines( I think 4wheel & off road) had a tire comparison where the MTR's did better than some of the swampers. Thats what I was going by. Any thoughts before I buy?
 

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Originally posted by j-me4runner:
<STRONG>So are you saying the MTR's aren't good in mud? I was getting ready to buy a set this week, and if they do that bad in comparison to a swamper I might not. One of the magazines( I think 4wheel & off road) had a tire comparison where the MTR's did better than some of the swampers. Thats what I was going by. Any thoughts before I buy?</STRONG>
That test was lame. They swamper they used was a 35x15, which is rarely used, especially for MUD <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> If you look at their results, except for the Bogger, the narrow tires won. The guy who let them use his Jeep and property for the test runs 38.5x11 Boggers, well I assume he did, the author called them 38" Boggers <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">

If you don't mind the ride, get SWAMPERS <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

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I agree that boggers are the best in the mud. I'm just saying that I was not impressed how they did in the rocks, unless they were siped.
My procomps shouldn't cut as long as you watch where you placem' and you stay outta the throttle and keep from spinning them too much.
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Another consideration with the Pro Comp M/T is their bad habit of chunking the tread on rocks. I've seen them loose large portions of tread after a very short period of playing in the rocks.

Kelly
 
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