Pirate 4x4 banner
1 - 20 of 21 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,010 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
what kind should i get?
i have an 85 with no lift and 4.10 gears.
it will be a daily driver so i am going to skip on the super swampers for a few more years.

what brand? i'm thinking; bfg, bridgestone, goodyears (if i'm that rich), coopers

i definatly want mud tires i off road a lot and am always trying to crawl over boulders.

basically i want some thing strong and durable and works good.

i am also contemplating sizes. mostly 31x10.5x15 or 32x10.5x15 <IMG SRC="smilies/question.gif" border="0">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
171 Posts
I've always liked my BFG muds. I've been through 2 sets of 33x12.5's on my '85.

They do however suck in the rain.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
244 Posts
I would think about x-brand MTs since they're cheaper than the big names and the patterns pretty much look identical. I've seen Continental 33 MTs go for $90, which is a great price since they pretty much look the same as the BFGs.

Milan
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,010 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
i was thinking about a pair of general tires mud terrain, or a cosco brand kirkland muds.
my friend has the kirklands, says they are pretty good. the dude at cosco said they are made by b.f. goodrich. and they kind of look like a b.f. goodrich. i like the wasy the generals look too.
just gonna go cheap for a few years until i have my truck geared/locked and lifted to fit 33's or 35's. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,168 Posts
I have 33" MT/R's on my 4Runer and they are GREAT. They pull through mud like you would not believe. Someone said that they are a step between BFG's and Swampers. I agree with that totally.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
995 Posts
I'd say go straight to the Swampers! You know you will be getting them in a year or so anyway! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

All you need is a 2" body lift to fit 33's, and you'd be surprised at where you can go with just that stuff... <IMG SRC="smilies/massey.gif" border="0">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,010 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
dude

my truck won't get over 60 with 33's and stock gears. i'm on a budget right now i'm in school. (Suck's, but i'm learning to weld and i'll be certifiable!)

so i'd like the 31's
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
995 Posts
OK. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

The General M/Ts are good, and they are quite a bit less than the BFGs.

Where in Montana do you live? I lived in Bozeman for a while.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
415 Posts
go with the pro comp muds, they are great on the street with low noise and they are pretty good in the mud and on rocks. the only downside is the sidewalls on the procomps. other than that they are great tires.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11 Posts
i have an 89 22re with 410 gears and a locker in the rear with 33's and it goes everywhere and still does good on the road running bfg's soon to switch <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/jeep1.gif" border="0">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,010 Posts
Discussion Starter · #16 ·
once again

NO LIFT on this truck! <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/idea.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/idea.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/idea.gif" border="0">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
282 Posts
i just got 37" SSR's, i know you said you didnt want swampers, BUT these are a very streetable tire......hardly any noise, but like i said i just got them......maybe sumthin to look into.....of not, i had 35" BFG's and they were siped and they kicked ass as far as i was concerned.....
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,338 Posts
my 81 truck was fine on 33x12.50x15s with stock gears....just used a sledgehammer on my front inner fenders (firewall area) and it was fine...went way more places than my 31s before with way less axle dragging.

Besides, you'll be wanting 35s soon anyways. Been there, done that!

Either way, be sure to feel the sidewall thickness as the cheaper tires are ususally thinner there. BFGs are decent for radial sidewall strength, but could be better. Goodyears sidewalls sucked on their MTs! Supposedly the new MTRs are lots better, but I don't know anybody that runs em to find out.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,895 Posts
Living in Montana, I would think you would want to stuff the biggest tire you can fit in there for the snow wheeling. A 33x12.5 radial tire would do ok for snow at around 3 psi. I like the procomps or the bfg's.
 
1 - 20 of 21 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top