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Unread 07-26-2010, 03:43 PM   #1
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Who Sells Simex Tires in the USA?

Is there Simex tire dealer in the US? They have the sizes I'm looking for. Thanks.

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Unread 07-27-2010, 10:17 AM   #2
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I wish. I have looked for dealers as well with no luck Im sure you can get them shipped here but that would be super expensive
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Unread 07-27-2010, 03:45 PM   #3
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They are also not d.o.t approved so they really cant be sold in the US. You can have them shipped like mentioned, But when all said and dont you could have had two sets of equal or better traction. Good luck
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Unread 10-04-2010, 03:27 PM   #4
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I have a set (4) Simex Jungle Trekker II's 34x10.5x15 that I'm likely to sell sson.

Brought them across from UK and not been driven in quite some time - just sitting in garage. No mud to play with in Colorado

Fabulous in mud, ok on the road, ok/good in snow depending on whats underneath (will dig so unless you're gonna hit hard terrain underneath ...)

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Unread 10-04-2010, 08:15 PM   #5
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Last time I checked Google there were 2 to 4 companies selling Simex in the USA.

Practice your Google Fu and you'll find them.

Keep in mind they are reputedly the best mud tires in the world and reputedly among the worst tires on road. Also, keep in mind their reputation is run approximately 1" taller than stated size, unlike most other brands that run shorter than stated size.

Also, I've heard they are not DOT approved, which would mean they aren't legal on USA highways, though I doubt most cops would know that.

But I can't imagine wanting to drive them on highway much.

What size are you looking for?
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Unread 10-04-2010, 08:18 PM   #6
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Are Simex all bia ply, or do they have radials too? Anyone know?
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Unread 10-04-2010, 09:25 PM   #7
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I've never seen mention of a radial version in their aggressive off-road tires (Jungle Trekker, Extreme Trekker, Centipede, etc.)

They're definitely not DOT approved. There's no question about that. As such, they're only legal for off-road use here. I would definitely advise anyone against running them on the road, as you automatically assume liability should a wreck occur. They suck on the road anyways, so why risk it?
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Unread 10-04-2010, 11:59 PM   #8
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I don't know what size the OP wants, but Interco makes the TSL Bias Ply in size Q78, which is approx 35.5 X 10.8 on a 7" wide rim, or approx 35 X 11.3.

Available for 15" and 16" tall wheels. Dot approved. Super aggressive, super deep, tread-zillas.

Probably easier to get and less money than Simex tires.

Also, that Interco TSL Bias Ply size Q78 tire is DOT approved.

It's basically a 36 X 11 R15 or R16 that is DOT approved. Made in the USA. What's not to like?
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Unread 10-05-2010, 03:52 PM   #9
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I saw them on the "Mud-Tire Reviews" section on Offroaders website. With sizes like 33-9.50,33-10.50,11.50-15, also 34 & 35 with the same tread widths. whats not to like. I'm on TSL Radials now. That's why I posted this thread. I'd really like to keep the 15X7 steel wheel. The Q78s would dreadful for a DD, like my L J. I'm looking for happy balance. So far it looks like I'll be switching to 285/75-16. I've regeared to 4.88s & running on 32-10.50-15,so I'm over geared so I need to up-size, so there's my quandry!
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Unread 10-05-2010, 05:43 PM   #10
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I'd really like to keep the 15X7 steel wheel. The Q78s would dreadful for a DD, like my L J. I'm looking for happy balance. So far it looks like I'll be switching to 285/75-16. I've regeared to 4.88s & running on 32-10.50-15,so I'm over geared so I need to up-size, so there's my quandry!
BFG offers both the KM2 and the AT KO in a 33x10.5-15 size. The KM2 also comes in 255/85-16, which is a skinnier and very slightly taller size than the 285/75-16. Love mine.
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Unread 10-05-2010, 06:40 PM   #11
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BFG offers both the KM2 and the AT KO in a 33x10.5-15 size. The KM2 also comes in 255/85-16, which is a skinnier and very slightly taller size than the 285/75-16. Love mine.
Right on. I changed my LJ Rubi from 285/75R16 Cooper ST to 33 X 10.5 R15 BFG AT. I don't like 285 size (very heavy in load D and even heavier in load E), and I'm not very fond of 16" wheels (much heavier than 15" wheels).

My Jeep made a much better DD after changing to 33 X 10.5 R15 BFG. Much better gas mileage and ride quality, noticeably better acceleration and braking, much easier to pull hills on freeway in high gear.

BFG makes a KM2 in that size too, and if you need to run it on winter conditions, you can get it siped.

I'm not a fan of 16" rims, but if you wanted that, then a 255/85R16 load D(not E) in any of several brands would be a good choice, IMO.

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After thoughts: When you live in a mostly level area, the 42RLE does great with 4.88 diff gears and 33" tires like a BFG 33 X 10.5 R15.

When you live in a mostly hilly and mountainous area, that same tranny and tire size does best with 5.13 gears which is the same gearing you have now with 4.88 and 32" tires).

Keep in mind that a 4L engine does best cruising around 2400 rpm at 65 mph, or 2500 rpm at 70 mph, when tires are 33" or less. If tires are 35"+ then add 50 to 100 rpm for ideal cruising rpm.

If you haven't already done so, try my gearing calculator link. See my signature. The 42RLE has a 0.69 overdrive.
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