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Old May 05, 2002, 02:20 PM
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Please Help...Can't decide which tires to buy!!!

I'm looking for new tires for my Bronco, and I can't decide which ones. I've got it narrowed down to a few, but this is as far as I've gotten.

Here's what I need:
Serious mud/snow traction and maybe fair highway use qualities. I do realize that these are not going to last for 50,000 miles.

Size: 31x10.50x15

Mickey Thompson Radial Baja Claws
http://www.natltire.com/ntw0799/pages/mthompson.html

Super Swamper Radial SSR, or maybe Thornbirds (Bias ply...)
http://www.natltire.com/ntw0799/pages/swampers.html

Please help me decide!!!
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Old May 07, 2002, 08:57 PM
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I like the BF Goodwrench A/T's,,,,,an nice all around tire. We don't have snow here in central Texas, but for mud and off road,,in my opinion it's hard to beat.
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Old May 08, 2002, 12:16 AM
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tires

Had good experience with Big O 31 in A/Ts on Toyota.
Great in snow, not real noisy on Highway. A lot
cheaper than others, and lasted more than 85K miles.
They were old and cracking but still had tread.

Bad experience with Michelin Mud and Snows
fast wearing and hydroplaning.
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Old May 08, 2002, 12:53 AM
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The BF AT's are good tires, but I wanted something a little more aggresive. My brother has the mud terrains and they are great, awesome in mud and great in snow, but I didn't want to be the copy-cat, and sometimes we go out and play on the trails and see who can get farther, so I'm going to find some SERIOUS diggers. I ended up getting the Super Swamper TSL Radials. A VERY 'luggy' tire. I do a lot of offroad driving and the traction is needed (plus they look cool... ). Obviously, by the looks of the SS's, I'm not to worried about mileage or noise. I have another vehicle for the long trips, this one is for playing.

I saw the Big O's, and checked them out. I was looking at the XT's and I really like the tires, but I called a place in California and got a price of $137 for a 31"x10.50", a bit spendy I thought. I am definatly going to look at them again in the future.

I've kinda' had my heart set on the 'Swamps' for a long time, so I'm going to check them out.... Pretty sure they will get me to those 'remote' flying sites....

Check them out here, the ones I'm getting are on the right side of the picture of the two tires (more open tread). I think they look like fun!!
http://www.off-road.com/suzuki/reviews/interco.htm
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