View Full Version : New IROK Series Krawlers.... 49/21/17 WOW!
05-30-2003, 12:24 AM
YES!!! numbers are correct :eek: 49" tall.... 21" wide on a 17" rim.... OMG!!! the 17 looks so puny!!!! These are the new SWAMPERS!!!! :D
Here is the thread on POR about the tires....
There is mention of the new 40" MTR and a 39.5" BFG.... but I havent seen pics yet.....
If you scour the net and find any pics or reviews of the BFG's or MTR's PLEASE post the links.....
[ May 30, 2003, 06:25 AM: Message edited by: River Beast ]
05-30-2003, 01:32 AM
We talked about these a while back on IRC. This is the first I have seen real picts of em though. A 40" MTR has ben rumord for a while. If you look in thi smonths petersens that Spyder rock crawler has 40" MTR's on it. He is "testing" them hehe. As for a 39.5 BFG, what would be the point of that? If somebody goes to a tire that big they are gona want more then a old fassioned mud terrain.
05-30-2003, 02:08 AM
I think the BFG will have a more aggressive tread design in a tire of this size....
I would like to see what the MTR review will be like in a 40" tire.... I hope they beefed the sidewalls as I have already punctured a sidewall on RBY's 33's and it was only a stick about the diameter of a dime.
05-30-2003, 02:20 AM
WOOOOOOOOOH HOOOOOOOO!!!!!! 49"s I know what I am asking for, for my birthday!!!!!!!!! LOL fat chance of that ever happening!!!!!!
05-30-2003, 02:29 AM
The funny thing is how small the tread looks on those big ole tires!
walker evans is running the 40" MTR's on his independent suspension comp. truck... others have been running them... In competition use, they just seem to slow down rigs, and break more parts...
The 49's are massive... I can't imagine having tires that big on anything but rockwells...
05-30-2003, 02:52 AM
The 40in MTR's are frigging huge. I saw a set on a stroker in Moab.
05-30-2003, 03:01 AM
I havent been able to find online links showing the 40's.... anybody have any?
05-30-2003, 09:53 AM
I hope they beefed the sidewalls as I have already punctured a sidewall on RBY's 33's and it was only a stick about the diameter of a dime.[/QB]I have seen swampers get stuck by sticks this size. The MTR has the tuffest sidewall of almost any raidal out there.
I can scan in images from this months petersens of Spyder. Which is a all independant suspension crawler with like 3ft of ground clearance under the custom D60 dif's.
05-30-2003, 10:04 AM
safe bet that they are runnin beadlocks on the Spyder.... scan one if you would Brandon... thanks
05-30-2003, 10:18 AM
thanks Tuck!!! :D
[ May 30, 2003, 04:19 PM: Message edited by: River Beast ]
05-30-2003, 02:13 PM
i believe in one of the petersen's it actually has a breakdown of walker evans' rig and it shows the 40" MTRs on it. if you can't find it anywhere else hit the paper copy off.
05-30-2003, 02:22 PM
its this months petersens. I can scan it in if need be (as I said above smile.gif
Which I am doing now...
[ May 30, 2003, 08:23 PM: Message edited by: Stuka ]
05-30-2003, 02:42 PM
and here it is!
05-30-2003, 05:36 PM
Stopped by Interco today on the way home from work, thought you might want to see a pic of a reasonable sized IROK (35" on a F250). I am not sure what I think of them yet......but of course I am a Bogger & Swamper guy.........
Hope that worked.....
05-30-2003, 08:35 PM
Originally posted by timmirvin:
but of course I am a Bogger & Swamper guy.........I heat ya brother!! :D ;)
05-31-2003, 04:10 AM
The IROK looks like it will do WAY better in rain and snow compaired to a TSL swamper/bogger.
05-31-2003, 04:44 AM
do I see 49" tires in your future RB? :D :D :D Come on man, I wanna see it! LOL.
05-31-2003, 06:39 PM
my god!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what the h311 would you do with these things besides break everything thats under a 2 1/2 ton rating in your drivetrain?
06-01-2003, 02:54 AM
i read a post on p.o.r. where a guy had some on his tj and tryed the mud with them...he was highly unstatisfyed with them!!! these where the iroks
06-01-2003, 05:32 AM
he had 49's on a TJ!??! :D
I dont think they are ment for mudding. The smaller lugs suggest rocks and such. Along with the side tread stuff. Although I still think the SX is a better design for rocks.
06-03-2003, 01:11 AM
The BFG 40in tire Stuka and RB was referring to does exist. It's not the standard BFG though. It is a bigger size of the already available 35in and 37in Krawler. I know this because I stopped by the BFG Semi at the latest EROC event and saw one with my own eyes. They wouldn't let me take a picture of it but they did let me touch it and stroke it ;) They also said they are so new the one I was looking at was completely hand made but that they were currently getting their factories ready to start production. Let me tell you this, the 40in Krawler will be the tire I run on my upcoming rock buggy. All I can say is, watch out Goodyear, Swamper, etc. The 35 and 37in Krawler tries are already completely dominating the EROC circuit. You can't turn your head one way or the other without seeing a set.
06-03-2003, 01:34 AM
Yeah the Krawlers are rapidly becomming popular. And although a ldislike BFG, thats a hell of a tire, no way around it. I think I would prefer the TSL SX, because if its a beefier bias ply tire. The MTR is a good tire, and has had its rein as the top rock crawler tire.
Isnt competition great! smile.gif
06-03-2003, 01:59 AM
Actually the TSL SX is a steel belted radial, the TSL is the straight up bias ply. Also, pictures don't do the Krawler justice, they look mean in the mags but man in person those things are just sick. The lugs are HUGE and so are the voids. Really nasty stuff. I LOVE IT! Hehe. I think they will dominate in the rocks and really shine in the mud too.
06-03-2003, 02:17 AM
Hrm, I thought the only radials was the TSL Radial and the SSR. Thought the TSL, bogger, and SX was Bias.
Actually now that I look, everywhere says the SX is bias:
06-03-2003, 02:19 AM
Originally posted by Sambo:
i read a post on p.o.r. where a guy had some on his tj and tryed the mud with them...he was highly unstatisfyed with them!!! these where the iroksYeah i saw that too.. the guy was at Hollister.. it WASN'T much mud.. he was saying he didn't think the sidewall lugs were big enough for the mud..
I don't think swamper made these for the mud though... I think they were loosing their rockcrawling market to BFG Krawlers, MT/R's, and the such so they decided to step it up a notch...
For those of you that have touched them what is you opinion on the Compound.. I heard its SUPER SOFT.. someone said that they could turn and twist the Lugs by hand.... I wonder what kind of street miles these guys are going to get? ;)
06-03-2003, 02:26 AM
Hmm, thats interesting Stuka. I guess I was wrong. Personally I think those new Swampers are http://www.fullsizejeeps.com/jeeps/files/Misc-Pictures/rainbow.gif They remind me of those huge, wide @ss Mickey Thompson Baja Belted tires or the Dick Cepeks you always see on the poser rigs with 16in of lift.
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