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Wheelin' in the mud


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#1 stinky

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 07:24 PM

Here's some video of me wheeling in the mud yesterday: video

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 08:41 PM

Thats awesome! Does your rig have a locked rear end or limited slip rear? Amazing how you plowed through most of that stuff.

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 09:20 PM

Yeah ... locked rear. Even then there were a few spots that I just sunk into and had to get snatched out of. Usually in the spots where everyone else was sensible enough to avoid the deep stuff :P

Two of the guys had slipperies and I wasn't really impressed by them ... nothing beats a locked rear diff.

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 09:23 PM

it's funny to see the video comin from that side of the car.....:banana: nice mud shots though.......



mmmmm...mudd..........

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 10:37 PM

Montage world police :headbang: nice!

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 10:45 PM

nice video man, looks like fun :headbang:

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 11:23 PM

First 2 seconds and Im like.. Hmm, Australia... Lol, weird how it's just so obvious.

Great choice of music. :clap: love it!

I need a better diff. So do you take an driveshaft out when you want to drive on the road? Or is it a locker?

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 12:39 AM

awesome video and nice looking sedan you got there too. :headbang: man those locked rear ends sure work good i like mine. mud :slobber: , man i miss mud. everything hear is dust now.

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 05:46 AM

:slobber: :slobber: :slobber: :slobber: I WANT MY BRUMBY BACK:horse: :banghead: :mad: :(


ps i love the vid

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 04:13 AM

you need 27.5X9.5X14 super swamper SSR's.those mT's were kinda mud colored donuts.

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 06:05 PM

Find me where in Australia I can buy super swampers and I'll get some! ;)

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 03:41 PM

Two of the guys had slipperies and I wasn't really impressed by them ... nothing beats a locked rear diff.


Ahem - who pulled WHO out Stinky? :brow: Which car DIDNT get bogged? :rolleyes:

Nah totally agree though - I'd love to get a locker. LSD will do for me though.

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 03:11 AM

Find me where in Australia I can buy super swampers and I'll get some! ;)

I saw some on Ebay, 31" I think... Wanted like $1200 for all four or something stupid like that. I'll stick with me nice kumhos! :)

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 07:37 AM

$1200 . . . hmmm, I paid more for 5 215/75/15 BFGoodrich Mud Terrains.

SuperSwampers are available, I personally don't rate them to highly.

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 09:51 AM

SuperSwampers are available, I personally don't rate them to highly.[/QUOTE]


Swampers are great if you use them for their inteneded use and you know how to drive..... And most of all, understand when you purchase them, that you aren't getting 50,000 miles out of them.

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 01:07 PM

This is just my own experience (bar their new Irok), I'm sure others will find varying results depending on how and where they drive.

AGAINST:
They bag poorly at low pressures, the carcass crumples
The rubber compound doesn't stick to rocks as readily as a Cooper, BFG, Claws or MT/R
They are more susceptible to sidewall punctures than Cooper and BFG
They are cheaply built tires, similar to a Simex

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The only better tire in mud is the Simex Extreme Trekker

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 01:31 PM

swampers have some of the hardest sidewalls Ive ever seen.BFG you have to guard the sidewalls.granted they are mud tires that work in a lot of situations.they dont work on rocks?why do so many people in rockcrawling competions have them?Maybe your experiance is with the old bias construction TSL's or boggers.

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 02:16 PM

This is probably true - I've only really been around the comp-spec 'Swampers.

I'm really just offering an educated opinon here - things like this are so subjective eh?

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 03:04 PM

IROK's?

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 03:16 PM

IROK's?


They are the ugliest swampers they make. I think they look like crap and don't look very affective. Smaller and skinnier lugs. I don't like the way they made the lugs look haggard.

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 04:12 PM

no I was asking if his experiance with swampers was with iroks.personally I hate IROK's awell.the swampers just look great.

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 08:34 PM

No I've never driven a car with Iroks. A mate did put a set of 37s on his buggy but sold it shortly thereafter.

I think BFG's new Krawlers are the best comp tire around at the moment actually.

#23 WheaT_BeeR_MaN

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 10:01 AM

Great video, makes me jelous its not wet season here. i wish i had lsd

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 07:33 PM

We're not in wet season here either ... in fact we're in a drought with all sorts of crazy water restrictions. When we do get the occasional rain it isn't hitting the catchment areas for the dams so about all it's good for is wheelin' in :)




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