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Tire comparison: Interco's TrXuS MT beats Goodyear's MT/R [News at 11]

Ken Cooke

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Originally posted by 410Fortune
Thats why I switched to the POWDER. far superior balance if you aske me, no wieghts.
Jamie, How much for the powder? I was thinking about purchasing a lifetime balance/rotation for the TrXuS', but I'd rather save my time and money and just buy this powder for keeping the tires balanced. Plus, I won't be screwing around getting the tires rebalanced after every run...

-Ken
 


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Ken the powder is called Equal
I was skeptical at first but after a few of my friends used it I was sold on it.

Like I said I had a tire guy in CO who did all my tires, he is the one who turned us on to Equal, I let my friends with regualr sized tires be my guinnea pig :)
I know you can get it at many truck stops, truck tire places (semi) and possibly online. It takes 1 oz to balance a 33" tire, I used 1.5 ounces.

I used to have a ton of weights stuck on my wheels, and I used to static balance my own tires using my friends equipment. The equal is superior, no more weights, continual balance, I am sold. This means if you chunk the treads or pick up some mud the equal will compensate, so you are always balanced.

The ONLY drawback to equal that I have found is you are not supossed to allow water into the air supply, as you know thats very difficult to do when you are always airing up and down. I have not had a problem yet, and I use gas station air compressors as well as my ARB.

I will be getting a box of Equal from my tire buddy in CO when I buy my new tires.
 








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So far I love the TRXUS M/Ts on my B2. Very good grip, no matter what the weather, so far and not that much louder than my old Grabber M/Ts were. Around here guys started using them last year for snow plow trucks. I've talked to a few and they love them, best tire they ever put on they all say.
 




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it took almost 5oz to balance my 33's but i love it.. equal = works .. better than the unbranded stuff i used to get.
 




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I must say the Dick Cepek Fun Country II's I have in 33x12.50 are the best performing tire I have ever run, on and for most off road.

PLus they were FAR cheaper then the TRXUS, MTR, or any other name brand off road monster.

I have 35" MTR's and love them too, but thats because I bought them used and didnt pay full price
 




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410Fortune said:
PLus they were FAR cheaper then the TRXUS, MTR, or any other name brand off road monster.

410,

I like those tires too, where did you get them? Most places i've found sell them for 170 to 180 & the Trxus Mt's are about 130-140...
 




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I paid $120 ea for them when they first hit the shelves. PLace is called Performance Wheel and Tire here in CO
 




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Wow, old thread..........

October of '04, I put 31" Trxus m/t's on my wifes 94 Bronco. She absolutely hates driving in the snow to the point of being scared. When the first snow hit that year, she was totally amazed at how well the vehicle handled the snow/ice. Prior tires on there were Goodyear RTS & BFG A/T KO. While the BFG's did decent, there was no comparison to the Trxus in those conditions.

They ride very good on the highway. If I have one complaint about them, it's.........driving in parking very slow, 5 mph or less, I can feel the lugs on the tires but after that, I don't notice them.

I'm very happy with the Trxus m/t's. They won't last as long as BFG's though. I'm glad I bought them as a tire/wheel package. For summer, I run the stock wheels w/BFG's. This way, I can get several winters out of a set. I didn't buy them for off road use though as the Bronco is the "family vehicle".

I've been contimplating buying a set for my Ranger for street use as the TSL's (for obvious reasons) suck azz on the street.

I like 'em, my wife likes 'em, I'll stick with them. :D ;)
 




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Warrlord, How loud are they on the highway?


Mac
 




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Yeah I got a set of 33X12.5 Trxxus MTRs on my rig. Been running them for over a year. They are fairly quiet and run decently. I like em so far.
 




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cmacclel said:
Warrlord, How loud are they on the highway?


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I can barely hear them. When I ran BFG M/T's on my Ranger long ago, they were louder than these are.
 




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