BFG vs. Swamper.. - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Non-Technical Discussions > Misc. Chit-Chat


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old January 30th, 2005, 02:49 PM
rover4x4's Avatar
rover4x4
Status: Offline
Phillip
1995 SW #487/500
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: The Old North State
Posts: 7,527
Registry
BFG vs. Swamper..

Indeed these topics have been beaten into the ground I was wondering, BFG MT or the SS Truxus MT? Both seem to be nice, much has been said about the BFG's so yeah. I think both tires would offer equal performance offroad but I wonder about longevity of the swamper I have not spoken or heard much about the truxus. any thoughts appreciated.
__________________
Poor gas mileage gets you to the best places on earth
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old January 30th, 2005, 07:27 PM
Red90's Avatar
Red90
Status: Online
John B.
1991 Defender 90, 200TDI
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Calgary
Posts: 9,250
Registry
I have owned both. BFG for 5 years and TrXus for the past 3.

The BFG MTs have really poor traction on hard wet surfaces (wet pavement, wet rock, grass, ice) and good on others. This seems to be due to hard compounding and no siping. They wear well and are strong.

The TrXus work well on everything and are as strong as the BFGs. I suspect they will wear a lot quicker but do not know anyone that has them and is putting on a lot of road miles. I have no measurable wear but only have around 10000 kms on them.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old January 31st, 2005, 11:26 AM
norros's Avatar
norros
Status: Offline
Nicholas Orros
1995 NAS D90 SW
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Tallahassee, FL U.S.A.
Posts: 728
G O O D Y E A R MT/R.


I used to have BFG MT's... not bad, but these MTR's are the shiznit.

Quieter, stickier, better off road in my opinion and they just plain look bettah.


N
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old January 31st, 2005, 11:48 AM
rover4x4's Avatar
rover4x4
Status: Offline
Phillip
1995 SW #487/500
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: The Old North State
Posts: 7,527
Registry
nah no go on those things.
__________________
Poor gas mileage gets you to the best places on earth
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old January 31st, 2005, 12:07 PM
TwisteD90's Avatar
TwisteD90
Status: Offline
Yousef Hamzeh
06 RR SC, 06 LR3, 94 D90
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Colorado & Kuwait
Posts: 1,862
I agree on the MTR being a great tire but they suck in mud, simply suck. Rocks, snow, sand, street MTR's is the way to go.

Phil, go with BFG and have the center lugs sipped and you'll be happy. No experience with the SS though
__________________
World traveler
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old January 31st, 2005, 02:32 PM
TwisteD90's Avatar
TwisteD90
Status: Offline
Yousef Hamzeh
06 RR SC, 06 LR3, 94 D90
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Colorado & Kuwait
Posts: 1,862
Phil, how about SS SSR? Those will be my next tires.
__________________
World traveler
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old January 31st, 2005, 02:35 PM
rover4x4's Avatar
rover4x4
Status: Offline
Phillip
1995 SW #487/500
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: The Old North State
Posts: 7,527
Registry
thanks, the MTR isnt bad but most of my time is in mud, I dont think the MTR would be an option.
__________________
Poor gas mileage gets you to the best places on earth
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old January 31st, 2005, 02:50 PM
Red90's Avatar
Red90
Status: Online
John B.
1991 Defender 90, 200TDI
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Calgary
Posts: 9,250
Registry
IME, the MT/R is fairly similar to the TrXus as far as performance. Also mud performance is very similar for all three tires being discussed. It depends a lot on the size in question as the lug size and spacing increases with tire size for all of them. They are acceptable in mud, but a specific mud tire will leave them for dust.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old January 31st, 2005, 03:10 PM
Mike Hippert's Avatar
Mike Hippert
Status: Offline
D-90Slut/Stalker,SNLPres
94 D-90 Grinding Rover
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Manchester NH USA
Posts: 4,789
I'm with John, if it's mud your after put some SX's or Boggers! You should be able to fit 38's with a little trimming.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Red90
IME, the MT/R is fairly similar to the TrXus as far as performance. Also mud performance is very similar for all three tires being discussed. It depends a lot on the size in question as the lug size and spacing increases with tire size for all of them. They are acceptable in mud, but a specific mud tire will leave them for dust.
__________________
Don't forget to
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
first then ask questions later! The loose nut behind the wheel
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old January 31st, 2005, 03:29 PM
TDI Guy's Avatar
TDI Guy
Status: Offline
Randy
2015 LR4
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: NJ
Posts: 4,573
Registry
Like Yousef said, How about The SSR's? They look like a great mud tire and I have heard that they are not that noisy on the road? They also look real Bad Ass.
__________________
Legend in My Own Mind.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old January 31st, 2005, 03:34 PM
Mike Hippert's Avatar
Mike Hippert
Status: Offline
D-90Slut/Stalker,SNLPres
94 D-90 Grinding Rover
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Manchester NH USA
Posts: 4,789
Noah runs SSRs on his 90. They are noisier then BFGs and MTRs, but they are a ton better in the mud!
__________________
Don't forget to
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
first then ask questions later! The loose nut behind the wheel
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old January 31st, 2005, 03:36 PM
TDI Guy's Avatar
TDI Guy
Status: Offline
Randy
2015 LR4
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: NJ
Posts: 4,573
Registry
Yeah, ECR swears by these tires
__________________
Legend in My Own Mind.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old January 31st, 2005, 03:46 PM
Red90's Avatar
Red90
Status: Online
John B.
1991 Defender 90, 200TDI
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Calgary
Posts: 9,250
Registry
Only problem is they cost twice as much as the TrXus...
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old January 31st, 2005, 03:46 PM
WhiteD90's Avatar
WhiteD90
Status: Offline
Johnathan Tisdale
93 110, 90 RockRR buggy
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: USA
Posts: 816
Wait on the BFG MTs, have you seen the protoype for the new MT? It looks very similar to the Krawler...which is the best tire I've ever run. The difference being a bit more all purpose use for the MT.

Tis
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old January 31st, 2005, 03:55 PM
souza's Avatar
souza
Status: Offline
Dave Souza
1995 Defender 90 SW #275
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Foster, RI, USA
Posts: 376
If mud is your target, I would agree that the BFG isn't it. Great all around tire I think, but just about any SS would be better I would think, even the mild Trxus looks like it'd have more bite in the sloppy stuff. Any of the TSL lines would surely be better. I have the LTB TSL, sick in the mud but they're tough on the street. Next time I might go SSR.

my $.02
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old January 31st, 2005, 04:27 PM
norros's Avatar
norros
Status: Offline
Nicholas Orros
1995 NAS D90 SW
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Tallahassee, FL U.S.A.
Posts: 728
Hey Jonathan... Do you have any links/pics of the new BFG MT prototype you spoke of ?

I love the Krawlers but they're way too big for me.

I guess the downside to the MTR's is mud... I don't go too crazy so they're perfect for me.

And if you're talking about mileage, the BFG MT or the Goodyear MTR's are about it... I've heard that with all the other 'bogger' type tires, they don't hold up for more than 20k.



N
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old January 31st, 2005, 06:38 PM
rover4x4's Avatar
rover4x4
Status: Offline
Phillip
1995 SW #487/500
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: The Old North State
Posts: 7,527
Registry
BFG MT it is.. I have seen a photo of the BFG MT concept I think it might have been on thier site.
__________________
Poor gas mileage gets you to the best places on earth
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old January 31st, 2005, 06:40 PM
TDI Guy's Avatar
TDI Guy
Status: Offline
Randy
2015 LR4
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: NJ
Posts: 4,573
Registry
Nicholas, THere is a pic of the new BFG MT in Petersons 4 Wheel mag this month. It looks really cool. But they said it is over a year away in production.

As for the MTR in the mud, I think it works well for Mike H. when he hits the mud holes at about 40mph
__________________
Legend in My Own Mind.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old January 31st, 2005, 07:02 PM
Mike Hippert's Avatar
Mike Hippert
Status: Offline
D-90Slut/Stalker,SNLPres
94 D-90 Grinding Rover
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Manchester NH USA
Posts: 4,789
LOL well I would like to think that, but the sad truth is they slide around a bit and require momentum to get you through mud. As for water (3 or 4 feet deep) they suck! I want SXs next!
__________________
Don't forget to
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
first then ask questions later! The loose nut behind the wheel
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old February 1st, 2005, 08:10 AM
norros's Avatar
norros
Status: Offline
Nicholas Orros
1995 NAS D90 SW
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Tallahassee, FL U.S.A.
Posts: 728
You guys are probably right about the MTR... I don't get out too much because where I live nobody goes out on any runs, moreso nobody goes out at all. So, the D's been a 'pavement princess' for a while.

Going out alone is risky, and I don't get to peruse with the Florida Land Rover Club much... they're a good distance from me.

I'll have to check out bfg's website.

I still love these MTR's though... They can't be THAT BAD can they ?



Nicholas
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Non-Technical Discussions > Misc. Chit-Chat

Tags
bfg

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS: 5 BFG All-Terrains 265/75R 16 (Seattle area) fleabus For Sale - Parts 1 March 13th, 2006 03:10 PM
Bfg Mt 255/85/16 Joe P Wanted 0 March 28th, 2005 04:53 PM
Feeler: 255/85 BFG on stock alloys TwisteD90 For Sale - Parts 1 December 18th, 2004 02:31 PM
BFG AT Ko tires for sale Seriesman For Sale - Parts 6 August 18th, 2004 11:09 PM
BFG AT's 4 Sale!! ronward For Sale - Parts 5 November 17th, 2003 07:24 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:47 PM.


Copyright