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post #1 of 8 Old 02-20-2012, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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Bias Creepy Crawlers for light routine driving

Considering Maxxis Bias ply Creepy Crawlers over Pitbull Rockers.

Since I really need a truck for work most of the time I don't drive the Jeep on a daily basis as much as I thought I would ... maybe to Jeep night occasionally ... so I'm thinking the Creepy Crawler 38.5X14.50-16LT might work out better for our rig. I do intend to drive the Jeep about 2 - 3 hours to the trails about 3 - 4 times each summer. I typically only drive about 60 - 65 mph.

So what do you peeps think... with this limited amount of driving would the bias Creepy Crawler's be a good or bad choice? Should I stick with the Rockers or Maddogs?

Also... our Jeep is set up to be towed behind an RV so for longer trips we will more than likely tow the rig on all fours. Do the bias ply present any problems with towing on all fours?


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bump for some answers on this...i am also curious to hear about these tires from anyone who is running them. I tend to shy away from bias plys due to the poor road manners, but lately my jeep sees less and less time on road.

How bad do the creepy crawlers flat spot? are they hell on the street? can i ever plan to go over 60 if i get them?

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Bump. I'm curious too....
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If you're planning on seeing much asphalt at all, this isn't the tire for you. I run the Trepador comp stickies which are a bit softer than the Creepy's, but the only pavement I put them on is crossing the road from trail to trail. The flat towing is a definite no also. Life on the asphalt for tires like these is less than 5,000 miles, keep them in the dirt and you can wheel them for years.

You say you already have a truck...think much about a trailer?
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the only road life mine sees is back and forth to the trails.

i am definitely curious about how bad these would be on an hour long drive or just in general on the highway. i can't seem to get a clear answer as to just why they are so bad for the street. i've never driven bias plys at highway speeds - just a few times on the trail when piloting other buddies rigs. i know if i were to run them on the street i'd rip through them like crazy, but 90% of my jeep's life is spent off road anymore.

another question - do these run pretty true or are they going to be a bitch to balance?

i'm between these, irok radials, irok bias, and possibly pit bulls

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They'll balance fine, the one time l rode my Treps on the highway I brought them up to 80, they're a bit loud. Point I was making is they'll be gone in no time if you're driving them to and from the trail. If that doesn't bother you, go for it.


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If you are talking about the non-comp DOT tire it is great for all around driving.

I wouldnt run the sticky tire on the road.....but I dont think its offered in a 16 anyway.

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I had creepys on my old TJ for a while. I had to really heat them up before I had any decent traction offroad.
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