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The ultimate rock crawling tire in the world needs a crown. But what is it? What makes a tire work like no other on rocks? A lot of people have opinions. We at Pro UTV Parts are looking for the best rock crawling tire in the world that is proven in competition. The things we look for are:

1. Height (taller is better)
2. Grip (softer tire rubber is usually better)
3. Sidewall Grip (lugs help)
4. Flexibility (ability to conform to rocks)
5. Side Wall Strength (puncture resistance)
6. Holds a Line (tires go where you point them)
7. Sidewall rigidity (sidewall does not fold over when turned)

I am sure there are other things that matter and we welcome input on this because we are going to set-up the Ultimate "Bad Ass" tire test as soon as we get input from everyone interested.

For a suitable tire test location we chose the "Wall of Death" located in Utah. This wall has been a favorite test area of ours for over a decade. It has never been driven by UTV. The only vehicles to climb this wall have been competition rock buggies and very few of them have made it. The "Wall of Death" is an off camber vertical climb that we know has the characteristics essential for testing tire traction and vehicle capability. The tests will be conducted as fairly as possible because we really just want to know which tire works best.

We were originally only going to test tires for our info so that when we go to Sand Hollow Utah we can out climb our friends. However, this would not be fair to anyone else who is interested and small in our opinion. With that said we open this up to the people who help us by buying our products on the Forum. We only ask that you help us by giving us input into the test because we realize that we don't know everything and value your input.

Let us know what tires you think are worthy and send pics of the tires. Looking forward to your input on what tires you want to see tested and why. We need input on tire size, width, and brand. Personal experience counts if you have used the tires. If you have not used the tire let us know that also. No questions or input are dumb.

Tire Test Parameters:

1. All tests will be conducted on the same machine (Turbo S 4 seater)
2. All tests will be on the same day under the same conditions if possible.
3. All tests will be at the same location (Wall of Death).
4. All test tires will be equally prepared and tested at optimum air pressures for each tire.
5. Tests to be conducted equally and fairly. We are not getting paid to test. We just want to know for our ourselves and fellow forum members.
 

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One of the contenders 35×10 R15- 39lbs (advertised) – Super Sticky

We measured and weighed this tire and found the following:

Height inflated on 7" Muscle Wheel (beadlock) at 10 psi is 34.00"
Overall width is 10.5"
Tread width is 8.5"
Weight on tire tested before mounting is 52 lb 2 oz
15x7 4+3 Muscle wheel weight with rings, bolts,and valve stem is 18 lb 11oz
Wheel and tire together weigh 70 lb 13 oz

Note: Wheels are new from MRT and look good (pictures coming soon).





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CST Lobos in 35. And it would be interesting to see the difference between the competition 35x10R14 roxxzillas and the 35x10R15 roxxzillas.


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CST Lobos in 35. And it would be interesting to see the difference between the competition 35x10R14 roxxzillas and the 35x10R15 roxxzillas.


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There cannot be a lot of difference between the two.
 

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Tire Test Parameters:

1. All tests will be conducted on the same machine (Turbo S 4 seater)
2. All tests will be on the same day under the same conditions if possible.
3. All tests will be at the same location (Wall of Death).
4. All test tires will be equally prepared and tested at optimum air pressures for each tire.
5. Tests to be conducted equally and fairly. We are not getting paid to test. We just want to know for our ourselves and fellow forum members.
 

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What trail is wall of death located on, im not familiar with that one. Is it also called wall of doom?


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One of the contenders 35x10-15 SuperATV XT Warrior Tires SlikRok Edition

Advertised Weight is 58 lbs

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