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Got STT's on the XJ, they're alot quiter than the BFG
mud's. Super sticky on rocks.
I have a set of STT 33's on a TJ. Just came back from
a 4 day trip, did Taylor, Pearl, Schofield/Punch
Bowl(both directions), Lead King, Engineer, California,
Poughkeepsie, Corkscrew, etc, all in the rain and sleet.
The STT's worked GREAT on every type terrain, including
ROCKS! I've had MTR's and BFG's also and the STT's
work every bit as good and are priced right!
I got probably the first set of STT's in Canada. I
reviewed them for a can4x4 magazine. Mine arew 30" as
they were size limited at the time. I have been running
them since April of this year. Nothing but good things
to say. they have a pattern very similar to an MTR
except these have factory siping. The side biters are
nice as are the rim protectors which I have scuffed alot
on tree roots etc. My old toyota had MTR's on it and
that was a major problem for me was getting sticks in
They have a slight humm on the hiway but nothing too
bad. They also have rock ejectors between the tread
blocks that seem to work really well.
Now if they only made them in a 33x9.50 or 10.50 I would
get them again.
I have only driven these tires on dry pavement, and
had them on a nice trip of about 800 miles of mixed
surfaces down in Baja Mexico, including various dirt and
sand driving. They are working great on all of those
surfaces. No testing on "rock crawling", mud, rain, or
snow yet. So there is still a lot of evaluation to be
done. (It has been one of the driest winters on record
here where I live).
Ride: On road handling is average/good. Noise is not
bad, on par with the MT/Rs. Probably between an
all-terrain and mud tire. Balancing is great and they
are ROUND, unlike the MT/R's I had mounted. These do not
hop - they ride nice and smooth at all RPM's.
Fuel economy: No noticeable improvement over the MT/R.
This is probably a difficult variable to assess on my
truck because it is so bulky/heavy. This evaluation
would likely be easier on a more stock configuration
Looks: I think these tires look way better than the
MT/R. - bajataco.com
I have had opportunities to use these tires in rain,
snow and rocks since my last post. I am very happy with
them in all of these scenarios. I have had them in mud,
but hardly anything that would qualify as a substantial
test. (and that is fortunate, because I dislike mud
driving). I have been really impressed with these tires
on the "rock crawling" type of trails. They "hook up"
and stick very well for my truck. I was also really
happy with them in the snow. I managed to drive some
roads and trails where I broke the first tracks, and
they did very well.
As for pressures:
I run 34-35 psi on the street. (With my old 32" BFG
A/T's I would run them at 32 psi.) Since the lugs on the
MTR's and STT's have a bit more resistance (and
consequently worse fuel economy) I run them at just a
bit higher pressure than an A/T tire.
For trail use, I run anywhere from 20-24 psi for mild
trails depending on the surface conditions. For very
technical trails on rocks and dirt, or the occassional
severely corrugated (or "washboard") roads, I will go
down to 17-18 psi. For sand or mud, if 18 psi is not
performing well enough, I will go down to 12-14 psi but
it is rare that I am in those conditions.
Keep in mind this is for a 32x11.5x15, Load Range "C"
tire on a truck weighing in the low to mid-5,000 lbs.
range with even weight distribution from front to back.
Photo credit: Casey Campbell, TLCA