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post #106 of 561 Old 10-02-2006, 07:24 PM
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I think most people are a little jaded toward the Firestone brand. They don't carry the clout as some other well know offroad brands. I know I was until I got my Dayton Baja's. The only reason I went with them was the cost and I really hate BFG tires and think they are way over rated. I can say I was pleasantly surprised and now extreamly happy with my tire purchase.


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post #107 of 561 Old 10-02-2006, 07:44 PM
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Well I just ordered my TrXus 35x13-15LT and they shipped today, so hopefully they will arrive beginning of next week. This week-end we put on my 1" BL.

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post #108 of 561 Old 10-02-2006, 07:45 PM
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Congrats

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post #109 of 561 Old 10-02-2006, 07:57 PM
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I've been running Firestone Destinations MT's for going on 3 yrs. and have been very impressed with them both on the trail and on wet and snowy roads and with reg. rotation I'm getting even tire wear.
I am somewhat curious why so few people have given these tires a try. The Dayton Timberlines, which is manufactured by Firestone and are quite similar, seems to be a highly thought of and recomended by all that run them.
Anyone care to shed some light on why the Destination's don't seem to find their way on to more Jeeps?
It's because of the brand, and I'm surprised you haven't seen chunking yet. I would have loved to run my firestones into the ground, which would have taken forever, but they were throwing lugs all over and chunking terribly. They weren't even chunking where I had them siped, just the shoulder blocks.
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post #110 of 561 Old 10-03-2006, 07:04 AM
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It's because of the brand, and I'm surprised you haven't seen chunking yet. I would have loved to run my firestones into the ground, which would have taken forever, but they were throwing lugs all over and chunking terribly. They weren't even chunking where I had them siped, just the shoulder blocks.
I have had some chunking but not enough to compromise the tire by any means. I'm sure that has something to do with where you do your wheeling. Ours is all backcountry trails which includes plenty of rocks but wouldn't call it rock crawling.
I'll probably be replacing these by next spring, maybe I'll give the Daytons a try this time. I do also like the looks and reviews of the Cooper STT's but don't have a local dealer.

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post #111 of 561 Old 10-03-2006, 01:32 PM
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I really can't speak from any long term experience with them but so far so good.

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post #112 of 561 Old 11-04-2006, 01:56 PM
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aside from the cooper sst's, anyone know of a nice mud tire that is siped and 30"?

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post #113 of 561 Old 11-04-2006, 05:03 PM
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aside from the cooper sst's, anyone know of a nice mud tire that is siped and 30"?
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Out of all the mud tires on the market at this time the TrXus has the most sipping. You can see this info here on the first page where all the photos are. Just recently I installed my new TruXus 35x12.5 and have tried them in deep thick mud, rock climbing, swamp etc., and they performed superbly. As soon as I can I'll post a clean picture. In the mean time here's an unclean one.




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post #114 of 561 Old 11-11-2006, 01:39 PM
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Inukshuk, got a clean one yet?? I know by this picture ^^ that they perform well, obviously. They look good

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post #115 of 561 Old 11-11-2006, 04:20 PM
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Inukshuk, got a clean one yet?? I know by this picture ^^ that they perform well, obviously. They look good

This is as clean as I can get it this time of year pretty well.


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post #116 of 561 Old 11-11-2006, 04:45 PM
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Sweet, those look good!!!!! Have fun in that snow, we still have another month or two....

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post #117 of 561 Old 11-25-2006, 12:50 PM
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Something worth reading through. Not shure how MT/R's scored beter than TSLs though.

http://www.4wheeloffroad.com/techart..._tires_tested/
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post #118 of 561 Old 11-25-2006, 05:48 PM
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Something worth reading through. Not shure how MT/R's scored beter than TSLs though.

http://www.4wheeloffroad.com/techart..._tires_tested/

I read the article and the MTR's did not score best. It was the Boggers that scored highest.
Here is their quote "the Boggers were the only one to make a full pull through our test track, making it the highest rated tire in our nine-tire shootout".

To bad they didn't test the TrXus.

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post #119 of 561 Old 11-25-2006, 06:29 PM
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I think Blue-J only meant that the MTR's beat the TSL's; not that the MTR's came in first place. I agree though that they should have tested the Trxus!!!

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post #120 of 561 Old 11-26-2006, 01:54 PM
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Has anybody used some Hankook Dynamic M/t's? I got one sitting in my garage that I picked up for cheap to use for a spare, but noticed that the tread patteren is alot more spaced out than the compareable BFG's, Firestones, Pro comps M/T's. Possibly making it a better tire in the mud.
http://www.hankooktire.ca/product/ti...tail.asp?pid=8

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