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Unread 05-20-2010, 12:17 PM   #1
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Question on Pit Bull tires?

Who is running the pit bull tires? How do you like them? How do they last? Quiet? etc, etc.

Also, I have a 4" suspension lift and a 2" body. I am not sure if the 35" will fit on my 15x10 wheel (just bought). Do, I need to trim the fenders or get some tube fenders?

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Unread 05-20-2010, 12:54 PM   #2
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I run the 37x12.5x15 Radial Rockers. Great tire on and off road. I have 11 oz of air soft bb's in each tire and they are balanced perfectly. No serious vibes all the way up to 80mph. I have around 1500 miles on my tires and the tits on the tire is still there. Im confident I will get a good amount of use from the tires. I run mine at 24psi on the street. I also have a 15x10 wheel.

They are somewhat loud driving down the road, but not super loud at all. About as loud as a regular MT I would say.

With your amount of lift you will be fine running the 35s. My step dad runs them as well (35x12.5x15) with 4" RC lift and 1.25" booms and has no rubbing at all. You will be fine.

Oh and offroad...well yeah...they kick ***.

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Unread 05-20-2010, 01:05 PM   #3
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Nice jeeps! Ill measure the room I have when the wheel is turned on my 33" and post back.

What gear ratio are you guys running. I have a 4:10

Thanks for the quick reply.
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Unread 05-20-2010, 01:12 PM   #4
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Oh, and I forgot to add. My step dad is running 15x10 wheels as well. You should be fine. But again, tubes are really nice also

He is running 4.88s and I run 5.13s.
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Unread 05-20-2010, 01:30 PM   #5
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My concern is I "feel" my 4:10 struggle on the highway and pass with the 33" tires (when all the family and gear is in there). Going to 35" I hear a lot of people say you really need to go with 4:88.

Question. Can you go places with 35" you can't with 33"? I do more sand, trails, etc than big rock. Do you go more places with your 37 than your dad with 35?

I have the 33x12.5x15 Maxxis big horn and I am just not happy with them on the trail. They don't see to grab as well as I think they should.

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Unread 05-20-2010, 01:35 PM   #6
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I wouldnt run the 35s with 4.10s for too too long. Your gas mileage will suck ***. I would definitely go with 4.88s.

I understand the terrain you are talking about. Out here we wheel alot of trails, wooded areas, etc, but also hit big rocks too. 35s and 33s are pretty damn close and most of our club has either of the two and depending on lockers or not, they all go the same places. The advantage I have over the 33s/35s is the diff/belly clearance (but I also have 108" WB and a flat belly).

Short answer, go with 4.88s if you want 35s. Get 4.88s either way, whether you get 33s or 35s. Cause eventually you'll get 35s
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Unread 05-20-2010, 01:40 PM   #7
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I edit above before your reply. Opps!

The gas mileage right now is about 17-18 on the highway. It's not a daily driver, but it is important to me.

The tires I have now have less than 2000 miles I bet (33" Maxxis). Just looking for something different and am weighting out going to 35". But, the pit bull tires are n the top of my list. No issues on the trail? Grab good?

I'll add, I have aussie locker in the D30 and 8.8 w/LSD (4:10) for the rear.
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Unread 05-20-2010, 01:47 PM   #8
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The pitbulls are hands down the best tire in our group (25 rigs) IMO. We have everything from the new MTR w/ Kevlar (whcih would be my second fav), KM2s, Maxxis, Swampers, TSLs, etc.

The pitbulls will be night and day from your Maxxis. If your tires are that new you should be able to get a damn good amount back from selling them and then only have a little to pay on the Pitbulls.

With 37s Im getting around 15-16mpg with the 5.13s (its my DD too) and my step dad is getting a little better, probably around 16-17mpg. Bigger tires = worse mpg. But they arent that bad.

With the aussie and the LSD you will be VERY happy on the trails with the pitbulls, plus the sidewalls on these tires will make every other tire cry. Not kidding.
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I have the Rockers on my CJ7 with 4:10's. They are heavy..When I ran 33's I had alot more power but the CJ is a trail vehicle and I needed more ground clearance. I don't care about mileage...just traction. They work good on the trail....
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I have the Rockers on my CJ7 with 4:10's. They are heavy..When I ran 33's I had alot more power but the CJ is a trail vehicle and I needed more ground clearance. I don't care about mileage...just traction. They work good on the trail....
I see you have boggers now. Super swapers right? Which were better for rock and trail? Pit bull or Boggers?
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pit bull tires are awesome. I can't wait to order some.

They wear really great on the street. The only problems I have heard are the sidewalls are pretty thick. A lot of people air down pretty low and drive around the block a few times just to break the sidewalls in. They are pretty stiff.
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Stiff equals rough ride on a yj..lol! I assume they are 3ply on the side then. Which has it's pro's.
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The sidewalls are super thick, but even thicker on the bias play. Maybe thats what you are referring to Mattman. The radials are still pretty thick. The tire itself is a 6 ply tire.

We usually air down to around 10psi on a 15x10 wheel and have no problems at all and the tires HOOK UP!!
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Radial or bias better?
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Unread 05-20-2010, 02:21 PM   #15
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For you. Radial, definitely. If you drive on the road. Bias are decent on road if you dont drive far, but if you like to drive distances then you will wear em out quick. But offroad the bias are better, obviously.

But FWIW, the bias ply run MUCH smaller than stated. I have a buddy who has the 37" bias and they only measure 35.6" at 30psi. My 37" radial was 37.4" unmounted and right at 37"/37.1" mounted on a 15x10 wheel.
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