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post #16 of 27 Old 04-07-2013, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
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and for the record, I've got about 20k miles on the tires now. (5 tires, rotated regularly) They have LOTS of life left. I'd bet I'm not even 1/4 or 1/3 the way through them.

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post #17 of 27 Old 07-08-2013, 09:39 AM
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Anymore updated? I think I may try a set of these out!
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I'm still very satisfied with them For long trips, they are a bit loud, but I imagine that's true of any MT type tire.

They do great offroad (I run rock trails, no mud or sand or snow) I've found that around 10psi offroad works great. If I start going lower like 8psi, the tire starts pinching on the sidewalls every now and then when I'm on a rock just right (probably a sign that the sidewalls aren't super thick?) I've been running around 25psi on road.

They seem to be holding their balance pretty good as well, I don't know how many miles I have on them (a good bit) but they still seem balanced. I'll take some photos later, the tread lugs seem to be holding up pretty good. They have the usual rock rash on them, but nothing more.

I should measure how thick the tread lugs are now, I imagine I'm probably close to 1/2 tread now? I didn't measure when I got them, if anyone picks up a set could you measure how deep the tread is?
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I'm still very satisfied with them For long trips, they are a bit loud, but I imagine that's true of any MT type tire.

They do great offroad (I run rock trails, no mud or sand or snow) I've found that around 10psi offroad works great. If I start going lower like 8psi, the tire starts pinching on the sidewalls every now and then when I'm on a rock just right (probably a sign that the sidewalls aren't super thick?) I've been running around 25psi on road.

They seem to be holding their balance pretty good as well, I don't know how many miles I have on them (a good bit) but they still seem balanced. I'll take some photos later, the tread lugs seem to be holding up pretty good. They have the usual rock rash on them, but nothing more.

I should measure how thick the tread lugs are now, I imagine I'm probably close to 1/2 tread now? I didn't measure when I got them, if anyone picks up a set could you measure how deep the tread is?
New tread depth for the Trail Digger in that size is 20/32"
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Wow, I've lost less tread than I thought I had! I get about 15/32" on average, according to my digital calipers with a depth gauge. Some tires are just a bit more, some are just a bit less. Measuring from the center lugs of the tire.

I've probably got about 20-25K miles now on the tires. I drive on the freeway at 75+, and I wheel hard on the rocks.

I DO rotate in the spare, and I rotate them fairly religiously. At least every 2-3 oil changes, and if I'm on a long road trip out of state, I rotate them before I make the return trip. I've only made 2 cross country trips on these tires, but I've made plenty of shorter trips. I figure an entire day on the freeway heats up the tires pretty good, probably a good idea to rotate them on the way back.
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Here's some photos showing the condition of the tires. They see alot of street use, and pretty difficult rock trails once or twice a month aired down to about 10psi.

They are wearing pretty evenly, as far as I can tell. And the rock rash on the lugs doesn't seem to be to bad.







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post #22 of 27 Old 07-24-2013, 09:15 PM
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These are on my short list of tire choices when the time comes!

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Hey I just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to update this through-out your ownership of these tires. It really helps people in the market for tires. I wish more people would do this with their tires
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Hey I just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to update this through-out your ownership of these tires. It really helps people in the market for tires. I wish more people would do this with their tires
No worries! I didn't see much information on these tires when I purchased then, so I figured I'd share what I've seen with them so far
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This excites me! I just purchased a brand new set of these for my ZJ and knowing that you've gotten 25K+ miles out of them with regular maintenance makes me feel like I've made a great choice!

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Reviving this thread. Any more updates on the trail diggers? How is that sidewall holding up on the rocks? The 2 ply sidewall has me concerned, but I've never heard of someone cutting theirs
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Reviving this thread. Any more updates on the trail diggers? How is that sidewall holding up on the rocks? The 2 ply sidewall has me concerned, but I've never heard of someone cutting theirs
I'm still rolling on the trail digger MT tires! I've not had any problems with them. Still wheeling them when ever I can, and still taking road trips across several states yearly. I must say, bang for the buck, these are doing great. I would put them on my old Willys Jeep, but they don't have the size that I want.

I may get another year out of them, they are starting to get worn down, but I have alot of miles on them now, much more than I expected. The tread lugs are starting to chunk off, more and more the more I hit hard rock trails. but so far no lug has ripped off completely, just the corners every now and then. I've not slashed a side wall yet.

I've had what, 4 years out of these tires now? They are doing fine. As of more recently, I'm not driving the TJ every day, I'm driving my old Willys jeep to work because it gets 3 times the fuel mileage with the turbo diesel I put in it. But the TJ still gets driven often enough. I have no problem recommending these tires. I don't know how they hold up for trail-only jeeps who only see rocks day in and day out, but for a mixture of freeways and rock trails, they have done me well.
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