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Old March 31st, 2014, 09:27 AM
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g90's

I'm running Goodyear g90's, my SIII came w/ a set. They have mixed reviews, but I like them.

Great on the typical hard or gravel trails that I see. Tough. OK in reasonable mud, but I don't expect they'd be great in loose sand. Ride and handle well on the road....all relative of course, and they look good on a Series. Pricey and not widely available though.
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Old March 31st, 2014, 02:11 PM
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not officially available here...though a few people bring them in every once in a while and you can get them from the UK.

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Old March 31st, 2014, 04:14 PM
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I've been running 7.50x16 bias ply tires for years. I put Deestone D503s last year and they've been great. Very close to the Goodyear Extra Grips they replaced. The only issue I've noticed is they flat spot in the cold for a bit until they warm up. Makes for a shaky ride for a few miles, but who are we kidding.

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I like the G90's, they just don't last very long at all if you run them on pavement.
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Old June 19th, 2014, 02:59 AM
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The Goodyear Xtra Grips were by far the loudest tire I've ever experienced. They follow every imperfection in the road and take 12 minutes to become round every time you drive on them. Radials for me. No need for bias ply given current tire technology.
I'm so with you on the noise bit!
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Old June 19th, 2014, 07:01 AM
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I used to have a set of coop grip spurs on my 109 that I loved. The had a very aggressive mud oriented tread on them. They were still available through Southern States stores when I last checked a few years ago. They were also available in a 9.00x 16 if you wanted to go bigger :-)
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Old June 19th, 2014, 07:53 AM
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Running a set of Radial Rovers on the 110. The only time they dont work is when the frame is on the ground.
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Old June 19th, 2014, 07:59 AM
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Loved this size on my D1 cooper STT. Nice riding tires even though they were MT.
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So what's the best tire that meets these requirements for my 109" mall crawler/EV?

1. Skinny as reasonable for safety. Truck should be around 3500 lbs
2. As quiet as possible
2. Low rolling resistance (LOL) yet at least a AT or something not a racing slick
3. Around stock size but a little bigger is fine
4. Available in the USA

I assume a 235/85R16 AT of some sort, but open to suggestions

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Old January 3rd, 2015, 10:58 PM
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Pick your favorite flavor of 235 85 r16

D load range will be plenty for the weight.
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 11:26 PM
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235, as he said. The BFG AT's are a great all around tire. That size is very much like the 7.50.
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Old January 4th, 2015, 08:39 AM
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So what's the best tire that meets these requirements for my 109" mall crawler/EV? I assume a 235/85R16 AT of some sort, but open to suggestions
Two questions:

Do you plan to drive in snow?

Do you plan to go off road occasionally?

If yes to the later, check out GY Duratracs. I've own ed 3 sets. a bit over rated, IMO, but still a very good AT tire. And an order of magnitude better on all surfaces than the 40 year old designed BFG KO AT.

If yes the former I would recommend you look into Coopers new AT/W. A buddy bought a set for his 4RNR and they are pretty freakin amazing on snow and for light off roading. Second only to Nokian's WR for all-season performance. They will be going on my FZJ 100 when the Duratracs wear out.

235/85/16 is a very close match for the 7.5x16. FWIW...You may want to also consider 215/85/16. I found one of my 2As a little quicker with its smaller diameter around town.

Footnote: just checked both of the above are available in both 235/85 and 215/85 x 16
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Old January 4th, 2015, 09:03 AM
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If you decide on 215/85-16, I have 6 or 7 brand new that came on my Sprinter, and I will make you a killer deal!!
Conversely I have one set of 7.50 XZLs available.

The 235's will provide the biggest selection....
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I run Michelin XZL's on my 1994 NAS Defender 90 that I purchased this summer. So far I love them. They are fantastic off road tires for most anything you would find in East Coast wheeling. I have had the vehicle off road about 4 times since then on some moderate trails for long days (8+ hours) and found they dig into most anything very well. They perform very well in the mud and muck and are as tough as nails.

The two set backs I have noticed, although slight, are that on rocks they perform well but since the side walls are so stiff even aired down quite a bit they don't flex over rocks and they are quite skinny. So on occasion they slip off the rocks (not often or all the time). The second set back is related to this one and again since aired down they don't flex that much they are decent in sand but not sand tires by any stretch. If you do beach running they will perform fine on the hard pack sand but in the real deep dunes you need to keep strong momentum or you will bog down.

On the road they are better than I expected. They don't "wander" and track really well on highway speeds up to about 70-75 mph. They are a bit loud but I think we all know any real good off road tire, and these are great off road tires, will be a bit loud.

As for looks I think they look great (see attached picture) on Wolf steel wheels.

I would recommend these but they are quite pricey. Expect to pay in the mid $300 per tire.
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Old January 4th, 2015, 11:43 AM
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Thanks for the input.

By mall crawler I mean no off roading at all. If I ever did, I'd get different tires. This is all about quiet and efficient steer performance. Little to no snow.

Niall/Dale, I don't have stock gearing, and although I am somewhat guessing, at the moment I think stock or larger will be better for me. I might hold off and test with the current tires to verify this is true, but if I went smaller I think it's going to look a bit odd too. But I was planning on stripping the old tires off the rims so I can refurb them. Maybe I'll look for a set of rims and hold off on tires for now. to give myself that option.

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Old January 5th, 2015, 09:17 PM
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I decided to get some rims from Dave B. so I can blast and powder coat them when doing everything else. I'll test drive on the current set of 7.5x16 before making a decision on the size for new ones.

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