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Unread 03-21-2011, 10:51 PM   #1
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M/T Baha Claws? Opinions wanted

I've been running a well worn used set of M/T MTZs in 35x12.50/15 for a while now, and love them in rocks, like 'em well for mud, good in deep snow, fair in light slush, and find them acceptable but touchy on wet pavement.

Holed a sidewall last weekend at Rausch, and am looking at the Mickey T Baha Claws as a replacement, as I liked the sidewall strength of the MTZs. Only concern is wet pavement handling of the Claws since my rig is both a rock/trail rig as well as a daily driver.


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Unread 03-21-2011, 10:55 PM   #2
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Unread 03-24-2011, 09:26 AM   #3
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i started with a set of mtz, and holed the sidewall but they performed well. then i got claws, holed the sidewall in them in the first 2 weeks, but they worked better then the mtz going forward, but slid off line really easy in snow. I am running krawlers now, and they make the road manners of the claw look like a high perf street tire
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Unread 03-26-2011, 12:17 PM   #4
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i have the baja claws and at first didnt mind them. they ride pretty bad on the street at first until you get used to them. feels like your tires are square blocks.

after about a yr of them and a couple wheeling trips im not satisfied with them. i havent had a problem with the side wall at all but instead the traction. i wheel in the rocks in so cal and vegas and half the time my tires just spin endlessy and get no traction. i might as well be wheeling on drag slicks.....

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