Daily driving swampers - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > General Technical Discussions > Tires & Wheels > Daily driving swampers

Building a Bumper?Ruffstuff Axle Simple Swap Kit!~Artec JK 1 TON SWAP~

Reply
Unread 09-18-2013, 05:41 PM   #1
Lincolnwelding
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Binghamton, New york
Posts: 229
Daily driving swampers

I was wondering how many of you guys daily drive your swampers? I take my rig out to the trails about 4 or 5 times a week when nothing is broken because the trails are only a couple of minutes away from my house so i really want swampers on jeep. Just wanted to know if anyones got 20k on there swampers, and if so what kind of swampers are they

__________________
"Piper, theres a big difference between wingin it, and seeing what happens"
Want to change my forum name to jeep wheelikers
WJC #292
Lincolnwelding is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-20-2013, 10:08 AM   #2
Wheelin98TJ
JEEP FREAK
 
Wheelin98TJ's Avatar
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: , Southeast MI
Posts: 24,164
I DD'ed a set of TrXus MTs at one time.

I used them for 15k miles. They were 75-80% worn when I pulled them.
Wheelin98TJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-20-2013, 12:18 PM   #3
Lincolnwelding
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Binghamton, New york
Posts: 229
Dang. Arnt they supposed to be some of the more road friendly swampers? Im alright with bad wear but thats worse then i expected. What did you get after?
__________________
"Piper, theres a big difference between wingin it, and seeing what happens"
Want to change my forum name to jeep wheelikers
WJC #292
Lincolnwelding is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-20-2013, 12:24 PM   #4
Wheelin98TJ
JEEP FREAK
 
Wheelin98TJ's Avatar
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: , Southeast MI
Posts: 24,164
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lincolnwelding View Post
Dang. Arnt they supposed to be some of the more road friendly swampers? Im alright with bad wear but thats worse then i expected. What did you get after?
Yes, supposed to be more road friendly than other Swampers.

I've seen other TrXus MT users reporting 30K miles or so out of a set. But I have also seen other users reporting similar tread wear to what I experienced, so who knows.

Replaced the TrXus MTs with Goodyear MTRs. I liked the MTRs much better.
Wheelin98TJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-20-2013, 12:37 PM   #5
Lincolnwelding
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Binghamton, New york
Posts: 229
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wheelin98TJ View Post
Yes, supposed to be more road friendly than other Swampers.

I've seen other TrXus MT users reporting 30K miles or so out of a set. But I have also seen other users reporting similar tread wear to what I experienced, so who knows.

Replaced the TrXus MTs with Goodyear MTRs. I liked the MTRs much better.
Do you do alot of rock crawling? I know the MTR's are popular in the crawling world, but i have no places for it. Im sort of forced to go in deep mud for my wheeling enjoyment.
__________________
"Piper, theres a big difference between wingin it, and seeing what happens"
Want to change my forum name to jeep wheelikers
WJC #292
Lincolnwelding is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-20-2013, 01:10 PM   #6
Wheelin98TJ
JEEP FREAK
 
Wheelin98TJ's Avatar
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: , Southeast MI
Posts: 24,164
Some rocks, but a lot of deep mud around here too.

The MTRs I had were the old style that you cannot get any longer.
Wheelin98TJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-20-2013, 04:38 PM   #7
Lincolnwelding
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Binghamton, New york
Posts: 229
Ohhh ok. Im so used to just automatically thinking that when someone says MTR's they mean the new ones with kevlar, i completley forget they made different MTR's.
__________________
"Piper, theres a big difference between wingin it, and seeing what happens"
Want to change my forum name to jeep wheelikers
WJC #292
Lincolnwelding is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-21-2013, 06:29 PM   #8
KKiowaTJ
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Iowa
Posts: 3,446
A similar tire to the bogger is a dick cepeck 'bone crusher'. They have a different tread and are loud on road, But off they get the job done off. You should see 30k+/- along with a lot better road manners. Its about as aggressive you will find unless SS, Pit Bulls etc. Good luck either way
__________________
YJ, TJ, XJ, ZJ..... Too many Jeeps!
KKiowaTJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-21-2013, 08:37 PM   #9
Lincolnwelding
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Binghamton, New york
Posts: 229
Quote:
Originally Posted by KKiowaTJ View Post
A similar tire to the bogger is a dick cepeck 'bone crusher'. They have a different tread and are loud on road, But off they get the job done off. You should see 30k+/- along with a lot better road manners. Its about as aggressive you will find unless SS, Pit Bulls etc. Good luck either way
Thank you sir! Those bone crushers are a new suggestion to me, will deffinitly look into them. I wanted either pitbull rockers or nitto mud grapplers but they get pretty expensive. I think basically anything i go with will perform better them my current cooper stt's. Not to say they arnt good for what they are, but i feel like they almost didnt know if they wanted to make an all terrain or a serious mud tire.
__________________
"Piper, theres a big difference between wingin it, and seeing what happens"
Want to change my forum name to jeep wheelikers
WJC #292
Lincolnwelding is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-22-2013, 06:43 AM   #10
CJ7nvrstk
Registered User
1985 CJ7 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Prosper, Tx
Posts: 535
I ran bias ply Iroks and while great off road, sucked horribly on road. Wore quickly, sudden unexpected lane changes.... never on a dd again.
__________________
The Cooper AT3 is a "hardcore AT" that "is the definition of aggressive"! Alrighty then!
CJ7nvrstk is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-22-2013, 08:04 AM   #11
Wheelin98TJ
JEEP FREAK
 
Wheelin98TJ's Avatar
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: , Southeast MI
Posts: 24,164
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lincolnwelding

Thank you sir! Those bone crushers are a new suggestion to me, will deffinitly look into them. I wanted either pitbull rockers or nitto mud grapplers but they get pretty expensive. I think basically anything i go with will perform better them my current cooper stt's. Not to say they arnt good for what they are, but i feel like they almost didnt know if they wanted to make an all terrain or a serious mud tire.
I've been pretty happy with my mud grapplers.

I'd describe them similar,a more road friendly Bogger.
Wheelin98TJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-22-2013, 10:50 AM   #12
KKiowaTJ
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Iowa
Posts: 3,446
I was going to mention nitto mud or trail grapplers, But they are high dollar and you need the gears to spin them. They are not the lightest, But well made tires.

Only reason I mention the crushers, They are cheaper than all the rest, Have the bogger(ish) look and strength is still there. The only complaint I have herd about them is 'they look funny/sound funny name wise'.
__________________
YJ, TJ, XJ, ZJ..... Too many Jeeps!
KKiowaTJ is offline   Reply With Quote




Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.