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post #1 of 9 Old 09-27-2013, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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tire weight

http://www.ntwonline.com/31x1050r15c...m-t-r405-.html

I found these tires called thunderer in 31" but they weigh 75 lbs each. I looked up bfg mt and their twice the price an weigh 45 lbs. Will the thunderers have bad road mannors weighing so much more? The link is here

Has anyone used the thunderers?

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post #2 of 9 Old 09-28-2013, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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post #3 of 9 Old 09-28-2013, 06:14 PM
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161 a tire for that size seems realllly expensive. I'd shop around some more. Places like Discount Tire Direct and Treadepot.com will usually destroy those prices on higher quality tires. If not, buy Treadwright Guard Dogs or Claws and be done with it.

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Ok thx but im asking about tire weight.
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post #5 of 9 Old 09-29-2013, 02:21 PM
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Ok thx but im asking about tire weight.
That sounds like way to much weight. A BFG AT 33 X 10.5 R15C weighs 49 lbs.

You're talking about a 31" tire that weighs 75 lbs. Holy poop Batman!

That much weight is going to be terrible for gas mileage, acceleration, braking, and ride quality. Don't get them.

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post #6 of 9 Old 09-29-2013, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks thats what I was leaning too also
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post #7 of 9 Old 09-30-2013, 09:48 AM
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I'm almost thinking there is a typo there. A 31" tire that's 75 lbs. would have to have lead belts instead of steel and concrete sidewalls. LOL. I just don't see how they can get that small of a tire to be that heavy. Even the General Grabber Red Letter isn't that heavy. I think there's a typo in the listing.

I still wouldn't buy them based upon price alone. That's too much for an off brand tire.

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post #8 of 9 Old 09-30-2013, 06:50 PM
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It does seem impossibly heavy. May be a typo. I agree.

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post #9 of 9 Old 10-01-2013, 07:28 PM
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They are not cheap for an off brand tire.

They might be tough as nails but that much additional weight will impact your city MPG.
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