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27" general AT's?

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#1 bajabound


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Posted 27 April 2010 - 12:33 PM

I just got some 14'' wheels and was going to put some tires on it. Got an 87 wagon. Would 27's fit without a lift? Also thinking about a 2'' lift for it. Anyone got those kits? The tires I'm looking at are General AT's

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 12:46 PM

AT's are worthless in this country.

27's will fit but you will have to bash and cut to an extreeme degree.

For the money, there is nothing finer for the NW conditions than the Interco Super Swamper.

If you want capability here in the NW - SSR's or TSL's (both come in a 27") and a 4" lift would be what you want. Don't waste your money on AT's - they suck in the mud here - the tread pattern isn't agressive enough and they don't self-clean. Basically they turn into slicks and are worthless. Plus they typically have weak side walls.


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Posted 27 April 2010 - 01:33 PM

I would figure with all the rain you guys got during the year a mud terrain or a super agressive terrain tire would just suck in the rain. Great everywhere else but for daily driveing.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 02:36 PM

That's why most of us don't drive the rig that has the MT's on it, or at least swap them out with some regular tires for daily driving on the street. The MT's do fine on wet pavement but any good amount of pavement driving wears them out quickly. In order for the investment to last, it's better to just swap them on when you are going off-road and then use something else for normal driving.

People who drive around on MT's on their daily are, by and large, posers. It's a waste of money.

AT's are a waste of money in this country. They suck off-road (too wet here), and they aren't good for wet pavement either - they are more expensive than regular radials and there's no benefits to them. I laugh at the Jeeps with gigantic ballon AT's and little tiny rims. Never a spec of dirt on them. Just posers.


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Posted 27 April 2010 - 02:40 PM

You can Sipe your tires, the "real" all terrains, not the BFG's helps on road in the rain, and on slick rock offroad.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 02:55 PM

A really awesome tire for any conditions is the Maxxis Bighorn, and its also available in 27-8.5-R14. Its cheaper than the Super Swampers and every bit as durable and capable.


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Posted 27 April 2010 - 03:12 PM

Exactly what GD said. I've got swampers i only run when i'm going wheeling other than that they just sit in a stack. Not to mention the horrible gas milleage they'll give you. My DD tires are BFG AT's they do good on ice and sand. Also some drier trails they'll do pretty good. Just my 2cents.
O ya i fit 29" swampers on a 1980 hatch with zero lift :grin::grin: It was cheap n' easy.


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Posted 27 April 2010 - 03:41 PM

I'm actually going to be driving this thing in baja where there's zero mud. It's mostly gravel, beach sand, or super-fine dust(polvo they call it). I'll have to do some river crossings and lots of freeway miles too, especially just getting it there. So I need something that'll last on pavement.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 06:41 PM

generals are good then I run swampers on and offroad on my daily driver i only lose 2 miles a gallon which aint much I love the sound they make and they work on all terrain. the wider the better

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 10:18 PM

Yes, MT's are better off-road, but AT's are hardly worthless:

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27" General AT2's slinging MUD!!!
Granted, I've only been to Walker valley once...but no one had to pull me out. :grin:

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