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View Poll Results: Which Tire is Best for Rock Crawling?
Maxxis Creepy Crawler 11 34.38%
Goodyear MT/R 10 31.25%
Interco IROK 5 15.63%
Other (fill in the blank) 6 18.75%
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Unread 11-04-2008, 06:20 AM   #1
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Rock Crawling Tires: Which are best for the rocks?

Please vote for the tire you think would be best suited for rock crawling

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Unread 11-04-2008, 06:25 AM   #2
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Where's the Krawler?
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Unread 11-04-2008, 06:26 AM   #3
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Actually, I should have included the KM2 as well...I'm groggy... That's why I have the "other" as an option.
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Unread 11-04-2008, 07:15 AM   #4
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I saw the *****ing thread over in the JK forum. You can't really compare these tires and I think that is what the other dude you were arguing with was getting at. The MT/R comes stock on some Jeeps and you will never see either of the others on any stock vehicle. MT/R's are soft street tires that apparently work VERY well on rocks. EriksXJ has a crazy built Cherokee that he only uses on the rocks, not even on the street I don't think, and he runs 35" MT/R's. I don't see anyone getting away with more than 10k miles or so on the street with a set of creepy crawlers.

Bottom line is, for a street tire, the MT/R is probably the best rock tires you'll find. Save the others for pure trail rigs.

Oh, and I don't see Pitbull Rockers on that poll anywhere, nor BFG Krawlers. There are a ton of non-streetable rock tires out there.
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Unread 11-04-2008, 07:24 AM   #5
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I went with the Creepy Crawlers after I couldn't find any Krawlers when BFG took a long break in the mfg of Krawlers to make KM2s for the military. Very glad I did, the Crawlers stick like glue from the sandstone in New Mexico and Utah to the granite rocks on the Rubicon and central CO trails.

They're pricy, soft and heavy but for a trail rig I'm very happy, I doubt they'll last 20k if used on a DD. From what I've seen they grip better than the MTRs on a friends similarly equipped LJ but as with any evaluation it's hard to tell for sure due to differences between rigs and drivers.
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This thread/question is useless unless each person has actually tried all the tires in the list. If not, it's just a popularity question, whose got the best marketing, best pricing question. Also, the best tire for a trail-only rock crawler is not the same answer as for a DD rock crawler.
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This thread/question is useless unless each person has actually tried all the tires in the list. If not, it's just a popularity question, whose got the best marketing, best pricing question. Also, the best tire for a trail-only rock crawler is not the same answer as for a DD rock crawler.
Exactly. OP just got butt hurt in another thread for some reason because someone said MT/R's were the best tires for rocks. They were talking about tires to put on a JK as a road worthy vehicle. The OP is just trying to prove himself right in a stupid argument that he seems to know nothing about in the first place.
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Exactly. OP just got butt hurt in another thread for some reason because someone said MT/R's were the best tires for rocks. They were talking about tires to put on a JK as a road worthy vehicle. The OP is just trying to prove himself right in a stupid argument that he seems to know nothing about in the first place.
I didn't get my feelings hurt, I want to know other people's opinions
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Exactly. OP just got butt hurt in another thread for some reason because someone said MT/R's were the best tires for rocks. They were talking about tires to put on a JK as a road worthy vehicle. The OP is just trying to prove himself right in a stupid argument that he seems to know nothing about in the first place.
That explains a couple of the comments

There is some merit to the fact that this thread is worthless but weeks of wheeling with very similar rigs among my wheeling buddies can give some valid data. Most have 2 lockers, all are TJ/LJs and all run 3.5"-4" lifts/1"-1.25" BLs and 35" tires. There is a clear pattern, those with combo' rigs seem to prefer the MTR with the BFG KM/KM2 as a close second. For those of us that don't really DD out rigs it's the BFG Krawler or Maxxis Crawler hands down. These do perform better in rocks no question but the on-road manners make them impractical for most rigs and the prices vs wear completely eliminate them from DD use IMO.


If I had to use my Jeep to get around every day, based on what I've seen, it would be a tough choice between the KM2 and MTR, with the KM2 as a probable winner due to the similarity to the Krawler.
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I didn't get my feelings hurt, I want to know other people's opinions
... and the point we make is it's useless to ask as there are too many variables involved to come up with one answer. The question is way more complicated than you make it out to be. You would be better off just Googling "off-road tire reviews" or something, or find some mag articles with reviews. I could answer based upon my years of using 6 or so different tire types, but I only had one at a time, and what I know of tire #1 is old news now.

Think about your question. If there was one answer, there would be only one tire. We get the same sort of question about lift kits. How many folks have more than one at a time?
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I think all forums you can take good info from (in between all the complaining) There isn't a stupid question, people acquire as much info as they can from all the posts and use that to obtain there best answer? I am running Mt on my Rubicon seem to work alright spent the winter in AZ climbing in the mountains and allot of sharp rocks Noticed one 1 1/2 in cut on my side wall (but never lost air) its on for a spare now, I am also looking to replace my tires and looking for something Bullet proof .) those thorns down there are nasty, never got a flat but I don't know how, I use to run BFG on my 4x4 truck then the price went up so I switched to MT good tire but the wore down twice as fast on the road?
So I am watching for what tire would be good for me, I tow 1,600 down there then its almost all wheeling, I will research some of the above mentioned tires and think about getting a set for AZ this winter, Mostly rock climbing and driving the washes,
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There isn't a stupid question
Sure there is, they ask them all the time on the Fox News polls. Dude, this is a 4 yr old dumb thread. Oh, and make your photo smaller, big is just rude. No one needs a photo of your truck to assess tires anyway.
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