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post #1 of 33 Old 06-02-2011, 07:49 AM Thread Starter
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Pitbull Rockers -vs- Maddogs

Ok, I'm hoping that someone can give me first hand feedback on both of these tires. If I'm lucky, that same person will have first hand knowledge of the MT/R Kevlar, too, for comparison.

So, I'm still debating my next tire choice. Was plannin' on going to a 38" MT/R Kevlar, but Goodyear has better plans for me. So, the Pitbull Rocker and Maddog are getting a look now.

I'm considering either the Pitbull Rocker 37x12.50-17 or the Maddog 38.5x13.50-17. They both spec larger than stated... the Rocker at 37.25x13.5 or so and the Maddog at 38.63x13.4 or so. IIRC, they both weigh about the same.

So, tell me people. What would you do?

For reference, these will be DD'n, but they'll only see about a 7-8 mile trip one way to work 4-5 days a week. My trips to Rausch are about 140 miles and the longest trips I have taken other than that so far are to WV (about 500) and to Maine (about 500 or so, too).

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i love my pit bull rockers... 37 x12.5x17 .. very happy with their performance... less road noise than the mud grapplers... love the look . the only downside is they took a LOT of weight to balance.. but once balanced ride very smooth... with no steering stabilizer.. so i would recommend them... ive also had the MT/R Kevlar .. and nittos.. my fav are the pitbulls

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I'm currently running the 37 rockers. Last weekend was my first wheeling trip with them and I was 100% amazed with them. I ran them at 5#s with no bead locks, for 4 days and they never once disappointed. In areas where i used to have to use the skinny pedal I was able to easily idle up almost everything I pointed it. At 5#s they wrapped around everything from rocks to old tree roots and I only popped one bead. With the amount I drive my Jk I see these being my last tire I buy for the next 5-7 years unless the fever hits to go bigger. I was also running with a stretched Tj that was on 42 rockers that made the move from mtrs and he was just as happy with his as I was mine.


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If you're going to be running them on the road very much at all, then the Maddogs are probably a better choice. Talked to Liquor about the differences that were on CAIN, and he said that the Rocker is louder on pavement, but both were amazing off-road.

So...wrap that Maddog in Canadian bacon (a.k.a. HAM) and you've got yourself a hell of a tire!
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There's no denying the offroad prowess of the rockers, and even the mad dogs...but can anyone on here discuss the type of mileage the rockers can get? I'm thinking they wear like swampers and may only last about 20K miles. Anyone have experience with that?

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That's one of my concerns, too. However, with the way I drive, even 20k miles will get me 2 years of use.


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from what ive heard the rockers wear really good much better than swampers... but i havent had mine long enough to find out..
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Liquor should have some great Rocker vs Maddog feedback for you.

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Found a possible line on the 38" Kevlars. $489 each, though... this is gonna take some soul searchin'...

$489 for the 38" Kevlars or
$387 for the 37x12.50 Pitbull Rockers


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PM Heattreater, he is running pitbull rockers in 40s and they great on the trail but are loud as hell on the pavement.

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Here's a pic from a recent get-together where Liquor brought CAIN out to play with some of our Jeeps. You can see his 42" Rockers right next to Rockness Monster (the green JK next to him) running a set of 39" Maddogs.



Both are extremely badass tires, and like I said - I asked Brock about running the Rockers vs. Maddogs on CAIN, and he said that he liked both - the Rockers were just bigger and louder.

Here's another pic of the Maddogs offroad. Those things went over EVERYTHING without a hitch.

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Ok, I'm hoping that someone can give me first hand feedback on both of these tires. If I'm lucky, that same person will have first hand knowledge of the MT/R Kevlar, too, for comparison.

So, I'm still debating my next tire choice. Was plannin' on going to a 38" MT/R Kevlar, but Goodyear has better plans for me. So, the Pitbull Rocker and Maddog are getting a look now.

I'm considering either the Pitbull Rocker 37x12.50-17 or the Maddog 38.5x13.50-17. They both spec larger than stated... the Rocker at 37.25x13.5 or so and the Maddog at 38.63x13.4 or so. IIRC, they both weigh about the same.

So, tell me people. What would you do?

For reference, these will be DD'n, but they'll only see about a 7-8 mile trip one way to work 4-5 days a week. My trips to Rausch are about 140 miles and the longest trips I have taken other than that so far are to WV (about 500) and to Maine (about 500 or so, too).

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Have you considered Nitto, Trail Grapplers ? They have good road manners, do well off road, and wear real well too on pavement. There are a lot of good tires when you are off road, but to get a good balance for a DD is the hard part. These work for me, and I have pretty much the same driving as you.

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I read a really good review of the Mad Dogs by Pete Bach a while back. If Pit Bull offered them in a 35x12.5x17 I would have given them a go.

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Im running the 35x12.50x17 pittbull rockers and I love them. I have put about 12000 miles on them and they still have plenty of tread on them.
They have a nice hum going down the road but I think it sounds pretty good and they hook up to everything off road.
I do rotate every 3000 miles when I do an oil change.
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I read a really good review of the Mad Dogs by Pete Bach a while back. If Pit Bull offered them in a 35x12.5x17 I would have given them a go.
I think PitBull just put up a poll here recently, asking about which tires they should have in a 35, and the Maddogs were an option. So they might be making them soon.
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Well, I must say the Rockers won this round.

I'm debating now between the 37x12.50-17's and 41.5x13.50-17's. Gotta see how a couple things fall into place.


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Well, I must say the Rockes won this round.

I'm debating now between the 37x12.50-17's and 41.5x13.50-17's. Gotta see how a couple things fall into place.
You know where I stand on this bro... 41.5" and don't look back!!!

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Point me to a new set of 38 or 40's and I'll highly reconsider my position. It seems they're nowhere to be found, though.


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Point me to a new set of 38 or 40's and I'll highly reconsider my position. It seems they're nowhere to be found, though.
Well if you an wait my vote is the MTR... 4wd.com, quadratec.com and treadepot.com are the three that I searched... Treadepot is the one that had the best price and isthe one that quadratec matched the price of. Good luck with the sale! I would get pitbulls for my next tires to tell you the truth haha


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I already talked to you on the phone. You know where i stand. I love my Rockers and you will too!


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Yeah, Marc. I just really wish they made something between 37 and 41.5...


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im sorry for being slow but this is the first time i am at a computer and can see your sig.... you are running 35" mtr's... why not stick with this tire? i am sorry i love mine and i may be a little bias but i see you are running them now.... do you not like their ride? if so is it on road or off road you dont like the ride?

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You mean stick with the 35's? I'm going bigger... that's not a question.

I'd gladly go with MT/Rs if Goodyear would get their heads outta their asses and make some!


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You mean stick with the 35's? I'm going bigger... that's not a question.

I'd gladly go with MT/Rs if Goodyear would get their heads outta their asses and make some!
Oh no I am the first person to support going bigger.... I was just stating to stay withthe same brand... I had to wait for mine too.... Worth the wait! And I am an impatient person!!!


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