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GhiaBateman Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:32 pm

The attempt is to make this for the "Sticky" index. please post Information only (or PM me and I'll edit it in) and ask your questions in a new thread AFTER reading this and doing a search for what may not be here.
Here are some useful links to start with, tire size calculators, spec sheets of favored tires, and the difference between BIAS and RADIAL
http://resources.coker.com/tire-tech/tire-history-and-information/bias-ply-versus-radial-tires.html
http://www.off-road.com/trucks4x4/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=263803

TIRE SIZE CALCULATOR:
this is a nice simple one
http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalcold.html
this is a really cool comparison one
http://www.wheelsmaster.com/rt_specs.jsp
formula for find tire height
http://www.pepboys.com/car_care_corner/car_care_basics/tire_care/calculating_overall_tire_diameter/

WHEEL SIZES:
OEM is 15" x 4.5" or 15" x 5.5"
you can run the 700x15 or 235/75 on the OEM rims as seen on most "Baja" fronts and "Class 11".
It would be in your best interest to run 6" wide rims with these tires to prevent folding the tire over on a hard corner.
A general thought for safe tire use is to not go more than 3" over your rim width with the tire's section width
i.e. a 235/75R15 tire has a section width of 9" on a 6" rim (this is the 3" limit).

SPEC SHEETS (with pics):
BFG - All Terrain

http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/specs/all-terrain-t-a-ko/44.html

BFG - Baja T/A

http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/specs/baja-t-a/19.html

BFG - Mud Terrain KM and KM2


http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/specs/mud-terrain-t-a-km2/3930.html

REMINGTON - Mud Brute

http://www.remingtontire.us/Specs/Remington/MUD%20BRUTE.htm

DEFINITY - Dakota MT (no spec sheet)

http://www.pepboys.com/tires_wheels/tires/light_trucks_suvs/

DUNLOP - Radial Mud Rover

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Spec.jsp?make=Dunlop&model=Radial+Mud+Rover&tirePageLocQty=

DUNLOP - Radial Rover R/T

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Spec.jsp?make=Dunlop&model=Radial+Rover+R%2FT&tirePageLocQty=

DEAN TIRES - Wildcat EXT

http://www.deantires.com/html/products/tires_light..._radial_lt

NANKANG - Radial M/T

http://www.tireco.com/Product_Detail.asp?CateID=66&LineID=39&ProductID=430

GOODYEAR - Wrangler MT/R

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Spec.jsp?make=Goodyear&model=Wrangler+MT%2FR&tirePageLocQty=

HERCULES - Trail Digger MT

http://www.herculestire.com/catalogHercules/pdfCatalogPages/page23_TrailDiggerMT.pdf

INTERCO - Super Swampers

http://www.intercotire.com/tires.php?id=10&g=1 BIAS
http://www.intercotire.com/tires.php?id=14&g=1 Radial

http://www.intercotire.com/tires.php?id=13&g=1

KUMHO TIRES - Road Venture MT

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Spec.jsp?make=Kumho&model=Road+Venture+MT+KL71&tirePageLocQty=

YOKOHAMA - Geolander MT

http://www.yokohamatire.com/tires/spec.aspx?tire=GEOLANDAR%20M/T%20plus

YOKOHAMA - Super Digger 3 (OFFROAD ONLY!!)

http://www.vwparts.net/YOK829.html

YOKOHAMA - Y720

http://www.vwparts.net/YOK720.html

YOKOHAMA - Y742s

http://www.yokohamatire.com/tires_commercial/spec.aspx?tire=Y742S

HERCULES - HDT

http://www.herculestire.com/catalogHercules/pdfCatalogPages/page26_HercHDT_BiasTrailLPT.pdf

NANKANG - Traction M/S

http://www.vwparts.net/N-704.html http://www.tireco.com/Product_Detail.asp?CateID=69&LineID=11&ProductID=436

PRIMEX - Trakmaster

http://www.industrialtires.com/userTireSearch.do?reqCode=describe&tireApplicationId=5&id=299

DEAN TIRES - Courser Traction LT (also sold by Mastercraft / made by Cooper)

http://www.stephanietires.com/Dean/Couser%20Traction%20LT.htm

PLACES TO FIND 700x15 TIRES:
Yokohama - www.vwparts.net
Nankang - www.vwparts.net
Dean/Mastercraft - http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/rshop.pl?dsco=135&...htweiter=1
Primex - http://stores.ebay.com/megatires_15-TIRES_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZQ2d1QQfsubZ5511160QQftidZ2QQtZkm
Hercules - (please PM me with a good place)

shred625 Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:35 pm

You are forgetting one of the best rears. Cant use on the street though.

Yokohama Super Digger 3 Off Road Tire 33X10.50X15

http://www.vwparts.net/YOK829.html



runslikeapenguin Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:49 pm

i thought they stopped making super diggers? :shock:
sweet.

and why do you say they should not be used on the street? just wondering.

buzzboy Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:56 pm

I can't find a spec sheet but what about Swampers and Boggers?

2gr8dgs Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:07 pm

here's a pic of some swamper radials (SSRs) 28"x9.50


GhiaBateman Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:06 pm

super swampers and more to come... by tomorrow evening. and some other stuff.

Lotrat Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:10 pm

There are a few of us in SoCal running the Hercules HDT 7.00x15 up front too. Been a great tire for me. They are not as expensive as some of the other brands. I can pick them up locally for $80 bucks each.

http://www.herculestire.com/catalogHercules/herculesHDTbiasLug.asp



My next pair of rear tires are coming from Treadwright. Heard lots of good things about their re-treads.
http://treadwright.com/

yellow73kubel Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:04 pm

runslikeapenguin wrote: and why do you say they should not be used on the street? just wondering.

*not an expert on this. Most of the offroad bred Yokohama tires (rally, Baja, etc..) are not DOT approved, so they might not be legal (how much of your Baja is DOT approved??). Plus the tread wouldn't push water through it properly, so you have the danger of hydroplaning, and the road wear would be a lot faster than most tires (bad if you drive on the interstate). Basically you could do it, but do it at your own risk.

Does anyone happen to have a lead on those Remington Pacemarks? I'd love a set of A 205/75/R14 offroad tires to drop under my Thing. Plus the whitewall would look darn cool. Their website doesn't work and google isn't turning up anything... The Interco's are always an option too, three tires would fit fairly well (more expensive with less tread life though).

1970DARKNESS Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:45 pm

I run the dunlop mud rovers on mine and i like the way they work.

KrAzY-BaJa Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:10 am

BFGs all the way
nothings better :D

blitzschnell racing Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:44 am

Yes, BFG no better offroad tire.......years of offroad testing make them the best!

Lotrat Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:10 am

When I bought my rear wheels, they had a pair of 12 year old BFG AT's on them. 25% tread left, dry rot, and more than a few plugs in them. I left them on because I wanted to try out the tire size. A year later, 5 desert trips (I flat tow out there too), thousands of freeway miles and the BFG's are still going. I popped the bead on one and figured it was over. Nope. Cleaned the sand out and it's back on. I gotta say that it's one tough tire.


joescoolcustoms Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:15 am

Here is a comparssion of tire sizes:



L to R
Stock 165 X 15
700 15 on 4.5 X 15 rims
31 10.50 on 7.0 X 15 rims

shred625 Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:00 am

Here is another set that is used for racing all the time

Mickey Thompson Baja Pro (rear)

http://www.performanceplustire.com/products/tires/...prodAnchor




Mickey Thompson Mini Mag (front)
This is supposed to be one of the better front tires out there!

http://www.performanceplustire.com/products/tires/...prodAnchor


buickgnx88 Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:30 am

We currently have BFG A/T's on, and they are good tires.

Anywho, another great tire you missed, the General Grabber AT2. Similar tread pattern to the BFG, but cheaper. It also has great reviews and is a good overall tire. In fact, I plan on getting a set for my Jeep this summer.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Spec.jsp?make=General&model=Grabber+AT+2&tirePageLocQty=

blitzschnell racing Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:36 am

Great copy of the BFG, the race version is a copy of the Baja T/A

Luscombe Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:27 am

Here is a useful gearing & tire size calculator.
http://www.csgnetwork.com/multirpmtirecalc.html

jimmy21 Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:31 pm

Here is a place that you can get the YOKOHAMA - Y742s from

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Sizes.jsp?make=Yokohama&model=Y742S

baja.pilot Wed Apr 15, 2009 5:20 pm

I'm running the Nankangs all the way around, and I must say that they are not the best rear tire to have...They get me stuck quite a bit in pine needly snow, wet muddy slate, and even sometimes on slick inclines...But the price was right, and they're that nice narrow fit on your stock swingaxle tube'd '65 that I needed...At the Ranch Run a 4 Wheel Parts dude was there and he said that the o.g. Superswampers come in a 31x8.5 15...I'm thinking that's my next set of rears right there...

Mongo63 Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:08 pm

Here's the Interco SSR's, 28-9.5-15 front and 32-11.5-15 rear. 7 inch rim front and 10's on the rear.






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