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Old September 15th, 2006, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by D90user
....They were great on the sand, i mean a world of difference... far far superior to the bgf's and way more resistant to blowing the bead and having sticks stuck in the sidewall, I blew 3 bfgs at once one time and I never had a single issue with the claws...........................

Do you have any pics of your rig with the Claws on---I would love to seem them? I'm very curious what the stance looks like at 12.5"... Also, what are your wheel specs? thanks.

Also, you had a lot of great things to say about the Claws, why would you not purchase them again---not suited to Reno/Tahoe?


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Old September 15th, 2006, 04:41 PM
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I have heard the claws clean very well out in the mud and don't require alot of wheel spin to do it, But i have no clue about out west performance. Just like the goodyear mtr's suck for mud but are decent for rocks. Every tire has it's strength's, it all depends on how you wheel and were you wheel. I'm planning on maybe some TSL's for off-road

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Old September 16th, 2006, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by pcscharfe
Thanks for your take Buck. My tires/suspension are stock--I've had the truck for about 10 mos. After sliding through ruts with my stock ATs I am ready to start in on the performance mods. I dont get out on the trails every weekend, so I'll probably settle with something that gives me a real noticeable edge over stock but still maintains some street performance.

My tentative plan: 2" OME lift, then 33s or 34s. I liked the idea of Baja Claws at 305/70/16 (33x12.5) on 16x8s.... I'll look into MTRs also, as that seems to be the most popular tire recommended on the forum. I guess I tend to like the look of a wider tire, and it seems to have its advantages on the trails. My search for wider is what brought me to the Micky Thompsons. I just dont want to create a wheel/tire combination that looks like it belongs on J**P.

Any other recommendations, or opinions for a wide stance that will give me a noticable improvement over stock without killing my commute?


The Iroks are available in a 33x13.50 r 17 and they are without a doubt the best offroad tire I have ever run. And not by a little! They are good on the street but loud. In the radial they wear faster than an MT/R but way slower than any other tire that hooks up as well as this one does. I have never hit mud with them, but in rocks, and sand they are almost unbeatable. I would say the only tire out there that does better is the Crawler Red Label, but you pay double. Also, they are rediculously light. My 39.50x13.50 mounted on 15x8 steelies weigh 76LB. The same that my 37 Mt/r's weighed that measured a true 35.8.

They are not for everyone and they will proabably be bald in 20k miles. But, they fit the bill for wide and aggressive!
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Old September 18th, 2006, 02:09 PM
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Hi Bryan,

The new MTZ's look like a great all around MT tire. I'll bet they are so new you won't find anyone running them, I haven't see any on the road or trail yet.
I have found over the years that all the radial MT tires perform very much the same, I've run Yokohamas, Toyos, BFG's, MTR's, Dick Cepeks's plus a couple generic brand MT's, all with very similar results. They work good all around, but they don't overly excel in any one area either.
I'd say go for it and buy a set.
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Old September 18th, 2006, 03:01 PM
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Thumbs up

Thanks Buck. That is an agressive tire, and I hear nothing but rave reviews all over the web about it's offroad performance. It may be a bit too beefy for my daily driver--I'm going to go check them out in person and make up my mind. Thanks.
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Old September 18th, 2006, 03:07 PM
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Sorry missed your question... sorry no pics and I don;t have them on right now but I'll dig around for some old ones. I'm not sure what rims they are on pretty sure they are 7.5in wide no clue on the backspacing. they look like wolfs but are wider... got them used.

I wouldn't buy them agian because I don;t hink they are worth the price and I find them a bit wide for the rear end of my 110 on the spring tower plus the turning circle but that is specific to my setup... which I like. I run two sets of tires now and I would rather get a set of swampers for the tough stuff just because they seem to hook up better on rock and are tits in the mud. Probably more in the width of 10-11.5 in and 34 tall

Also Related but not really. IMHO cooper S/T-C are a great all around tire that is tough and handles snow, sand, mud and street with ease. It is not a proformance offroading tire but you can't beat it for an all arounder. I saw a bunch of people running them in australia and they really use them downunder.

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