Official IRATE Tire & Wheel Thread

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    Official IRATE Tire & Wheel Thread

    Now that IRATE has a tire and wheel thread, hopefully all the noob tire & wheel questions will end up here. Ill go first.

    What 39"- 42" tires on 17" wheels will crawl, flex, grab, in the dry rocks AND work in the cold wet snow. It sounds like all the sticky tires are only for warm weather and either crack or turn into rocks when it gets cold.
    BFG lists 50* operating temp and above 32* storage temp. I am waiting on some feedback if the BFG KR3 desert compound is closer to a sticky and suffers the same issues or it can handle the cold. Otherwise a DOT 39" KM3 is the only tire BFG has that will work for both as far as I know.
    The Mickey Thompson Baja Boss 40" x 13.5" on 17" are available in sticky and non sticky compound. No info on what operating temps the stickies work in. The Baja Pro is available in both compounds but sounds to be too aggressive in the rocks and is more of a bouncer tire for loose dirt and mud.
    I've heard people hate the Patagucci's which goes against what all the sponsored guys and overlander product reviews are saying.
    Treps? Interco?
    Or should I run an old set of dry rotted Thornbirds on re-centered hummer wheels with rebar rock rings?

    #2
    There isn't 1 tire that's going to do all the things you want without compromises.

    Stickies for rocks and whatever the flavor of the month snow tire is, sounds like what your looking for.

    Have you tried the Cooper STT Pros on anything yet? They do well in rocks for a non sticky tire wet or dry. Can't say anything about their snow capabilities though, I live in Texas.

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      #3
      Maxxis says don’t store the stickies below 32F, don’t drive them below 32F, avoid even handling or transporting them below 32F, don’t mount them below 50F. https://www.maxxis.com/other-automot...rvice-bulletin

      Pitbull tires maybe? Except so many seem stupid-wide.

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        #4
        Originally posted by SLOWPOKE693 View Post
        There isn't 1 tire that's going to do all the things you want without compromises.

        Stickies for rocks and whatever the flavor of the month snow tire is, sounds like what your looking for.

        Have you tried the Cooper STT Pros on anything yet? They do well in rocks for a non sticky tire wet or dry. Can't say anything about their snow capabilities though, I live in Texas.

        From my understanding the Cooper STT Pros and the Mickey Thompson Baja Boss are nearly identical.
        I dont want two sets of tires and I want to be able to run year round at the expense of rock traction.

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          #5
          I just looked up the Baja Boss. Its definitely similar to the Coopers, although the MT looks to have the tread blocks alot closer together. Bonus to using the Coopers is that they are readily available and fairly cheap. I ordered the last set of 40x13.50x17 STT Pros from Walmart.com and I think they were $316 each with free shipping.


          Does anyone even make a sticky rated to use in cold weather?

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            #6
            41" Pitbull Rocker radials?

            Their bias selection sucks IMO. Stupid wide

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              #7
              Originally posted by SLOWPOKE693 View Post
              41" Pitbull Rocker radials?

              Their bias selection sucks IMO. Stupid wide
              Here I am running 42" Pitbull Rockers BIAS..🖕🤣

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                #8
                Originally posted by ScrewLoose View Post

                Here I am running 42" Pitbull Rockers BIAS..🖕🤣
                Been there, done that. Jeep I built in my avatar was running 42" bias PBR's when I built it. Owner switched to 42" reds and never looked back.

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                  #9
                  Got another confirmation that anything sticky is for warm weather only.
                  Any info on Gladiators X Comp 40” x 13.5”

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                    #10
                    Might be worth looking at the Black Label Milestar Patagonias. They come in a 40x13.5R17. I thought I remember reading they end up in between a sticky and a DOT compound. (not my photo, local guy who ran them)

                    88 Ford F-turd50 IDI Crawler

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                      #11
                      Have been running the Gladiator x comp mt for the last 2 years. Not really impressed with them in any terrain. Not bad, but not great. Looking for new tires now as mine are done after around 30000 miles.

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                        #12
                        I have the 40x13.5r17 baja boss. Non sticky










                        Multiple leaks on this tire from the cracks.


                        Called Mickey Thompson. They said even 10 psi is way too low to run these tires even off-road(10psi in snow is bullshit). They also said these cracks are from the cold and low pressure. Draw your own conclusions

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by JamieRC View Post
                          I have the 40x13.5r17 baja boss. Non sticky










                          Multiple leaks on this tire from the cracks.


                          Called Mickey Thompson. They said even 10 psi is way too low to run these tires even off-road(10psi in snow is bullshit). They also said these cracks are from the cold and low pressure. Draw your own conclusions
                          That sucks, MT Baja Boss was one of the top picks. It’s clear they can’t handle the cold seasons. Thanks for the info.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Damhippie View Post
                            Have been running the Gladiator x comp mt for the last 2 years. Not really impressed with them in any terrain. Not bad, but not great. Looking for new tires now as mine are done after around 30000 miles.
                            Right now I’m leaning towards the Gladiator unless anything else comes up as being a good all season tire

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                              #15
                              i have 42" sticky treps and drive them all terrain all weather. no issues in cold

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