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post #1 of 114 (permalink) Old 10-02-2014, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for tire opinions

Well, got a cut in the side wall right where it meets the tread. Two tire shops have looked at it and will not patch it. Says it won't hold. So, I think I'm tire shopping.

I'm looking for an all purpose tire. They'll need to stand up to gravel roads. Some dirt and mud of course. I think I like the Big Horns 2.0? Anybody know anything about the GBC Grim Reapers? What you got?

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buddy has the big horns on his wheeler. They are a terrible mud tire, but for an all around tire they are hard to beat. my 2cent

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try a plug or two or three … BTDT and got the T shirt

I have a plugged spare that was plugged a LONG time ago , it has been on the ground and not a spare still holding air just fine with 3 plugs in the spot … what ya got to loose now ?

grim reapers are a overall good choice .. someone told me Costco on line has there also, worth a look

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buddy has the big horns on his wheeler. They are a terrible mud tire, but for an all around tire they are hard to beat. my 2cent
I wondered about that. Doesn't look like they'd clean out very well in the mud. I don't plan on mudding much with this thing, so that's on the low end of the priorities. My problem is that those are some of the most expensive tires I've seen.

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try a plug or two or three BTDT and got the T shirt

I have a plugged spare that was plugged a LONG time ago , it has been on the ground and not a spare still holding air just fine with 3 plugs in the spot what ya got to loose now ?

grim reapers are a overall good choice .. someone told me Costco on line has there also, worth a look
Thanks. I might just try that. The gash is about 3/4" long and mostly in the sidewall. Might look like fcukpie by the time I'm done, but if it holds, who cares right? I really didn't want to buy tires just yet. Got some other expenses coming up on a basement remodel. Wished I had thought about that since I was just at Farm & Fleet tonight.

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Sidewalls are usually non-repairable, but if you're not ready to buy new ones just stitch it up the best you can and put a tube in it. That will get you by for a long time.

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Sidewalls are usually non-repairable, but if you're not ready to buy new ones just stitch it up the best you can and put a tube in it. That will get you by for a long time.
I think I can find a tube. What do you mean by stitch it up? Never seen that done, but willing to try anything at this point.

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If you think the split has the potential to get worse either patch it or punch a series of holes on each side and tie it up with something stout. Really heavy braided fishing line actually works wonders.
The back pressure from the tube combined with the flex of driving on it may make it split worse.
The tire shop may have a patch that is tough enough to hold up. A buddy of mine did that with his Ranger tire and then tubed it. That was a year ago and he's still running it.

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Well, got a cut in the side wall right where it meets the tread. Two tire shops have looked at it and will not patch it. Says it won't hold. So, I think I'm tire shopping.

I'm looking for an all purpose tire. They'll need to stand up to gravel roads. Some dirt and mud of course. I think I like the Big Horns 2.0? Anybody know anything about the GBC Grim Reapers? What you got?
Check out your local SAMs club they now carry Greenball tires. If you ask them about Gbc they'll look at you like they are stupid even though it's the same company. They will carry the gbc dirt tamer which is their version of the big horn. For a fraction the cost.

As for the 2.0s I love them seem to be wearing great. They clean very well they are a great all around tire. I do wish the design was a lil more aggressive for the mud. Snow doesn't seem to be an issue at all either. I would most def buy another set.

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I second the Big Horns! Mine are really wearing great! Second year on them and I think I can get 2-3 more years out of them!

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