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Review of the Mickey Thompson® Competition Claw
Like many of the major manufacturers of Mud Terrain tires, Mickey Thompson, who is owned by the Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, developed the Competition Claw to be a serious contender in the sport of rock crawling.  The Competition Claw is very similar to the Mickey Thompson Baja Claw® Radial with an extremely aggressive tread design that wraps far down onto the sidewalls for extreme protection in extreme situations.  The Competition Claw features a very flexible nylon construction to conform to to terrain found in the abnormal surfaces of a rock crawling competition and a soft, tacky, tear resistant tread compound, to get as much grip as possible in the toughest terrains. Sidewalls feature a cut resistant sidewall compound that aids in resisting abuse that would ripe into the otherwise vulnerable sidewall of many other serious Mud Terrain tires.  While this tire is made specifically for rock crawling, it excels in other formidable terrains like sand, mud, snow and the challenging logging trails of the northwest and Canadian territories.  The Competition Claw is D.O.T. approved for highway use.  Tire wear on the highway will be more elevated than most tires due to the Competition Claws softer compound and noise levels are elevated on the highway.   Size availability is limited to 35x13.00-15 and 37x13.00-17.

  

Mickey Thompson Tires Press Release. Cooper Tire 

SERIOUS GRIP FOR SERIOUS ROCK CRAWLERS FROM MICKEY THOMPSON®

New D.O.T. Approved Competition Rock Crawl Tire Provides Extreme Traction For Rock Crawling And Drives You Home On The Street

Stow, Ohio- Mickey Thompson's new Competition Claw was developed especially for competition rock crawling. Tested at courses worldwide by some of the best drivers around, this tire is a proven performer conquering the toughest obstacles thrown at it. With a super soft rubber compound and a flexible construction this tire wraps around rocks and climbs over obstacles like no other tire has done before. Currently it is available in sizes 37x13.00-17 (Part #2640) and 35x13.00-15 (Part#2657).

The Competition Claw features flexible nylon construction to conform to abnormal surfaces, a soft, tacky, tear resistant tread compound, and a tough cut resistant sidewall compound.

This tire is made specifically for rock crawling but is D.O.T. approved for highway use to get you there and back.

Note: During competition, due to low air pressure, tire flex and gripping ability of the compound, these tires may require bead lock wheels to prevent tire slippage.

For more info on Mickey Thompson Tires visit:

www.mickeythompsontires.com
or call (330) 928-9092.


Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels, owned by the Cooper Tire & Rubber Company of Findlay, Ohio, USA, designs, develops, and markets racing and high performance tires for drag racing cars and motorcycles, modified street cars, off-road race vehicles, modified pick-up trucks and sport utility vehicles. The company, founded in 1963 by racing legend Mickey Thompson, is headquartered in Stow, Ohio, USA, and offers a wide range of tires and wheels in unique sizes to enhance the look and performance of these specialty high performance and racing vehicles. For more information, visit: www.mickeythompsontires.com


Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is headquartered in Findlay, Ohio and specializes in the manufacture and marketing of automotive products. Products for Cooper Tire include automotive, motorcycle and truck tires, inner tubes, tread rubber and equipment. Cooper-Standard Automotive is an original equipment supplier of sealing, trim, NVH control systems and fluid handling systems for the automotive industry in North America, Europe, Australia and South America. Cooper has more than 20,000 employees and 52 manufacturing facilities in 13 countries. For more information, visit the Company's web site at: www.coopertire.com

   
Manufacturers description of this tire:
 

Mickey Thompson® Competition Claw
Polyester/Fiberglass Belted

  • NYLON CONSTRUCTION DESIGNED TO CONFORM TO ABNORMAL SURFACES
  • DOT APPROVED COMPETITION ROCK CRAWL TIRE
  • SOFT, TACKY, TEAR RESISTANT TREAD COMPOUND
  • TOUGH, CUT RESISTANT SIDEWALL COMPOUND
  • BECAUSE OF THE LOW PRESSURES, TIRE FLEX, AND GRIPPING ABILITY OF THE COMPOUND, M/T® RECOMMENDS BEAD LOCK WHEELS WITH THESE TIRES.
  • FOR OFF-ROAD USE ONLY!

Manufacturer Contact Info:

Mickey Thompson 
Performance Tires and Wheels
East Coast
4670 Allen Road
Stow, OH, 44224
Ph. 330-928-9092
Fax 330-928-0503

West Coast
1900 Compton Avenue Suite 101
Corona, CA 92881
Ph. 951-817-0101
Fax 951-817-0199 
  
www.mickeythompsontires.com 

 

 

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Chet Allison British Columbia, Canada
Terrain where used: Wooded Trail, Rock, Mud, Snow         
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Sand N/A
Rock
Mud
Snow
Wooded Trail
Overall Rating
Comments:
We've got some great trails within a few hours of here and I have a set of the 37" Competition Claws as a 2nd set on my Toyota Land Cruiser.  Driving an hour on these tires is a little noisy but once on the trail and aired down to 8 PSI, they kick some butt. I've abused the tread a bit and its pretty beat up but they're holding up great.  They get great grip on some slick boulders fields and on the sloppy trail they grip great.  I used to pop the beads alot until I got a set of bead locks.  Definitely get bead locks of you use this tire.  Otherwise, great tire.
Dick Findlay, Ohio
Terrain where used: Wooded Trail, Rock, Mud, Snow         
Street
Sand N/A
Rock
Mud
Snow
Wooded Trail
Overall Rating
Comments:
It was a great tire in the mud but on the street it was road noisy
Cory Ladson, SC
Terrain where used: Wooded Trail, Rock, Mud, Snow, Sand      
Street
Sand
Rock
Mud
Snow
Wooded Trail
Overall Rating
Comments:
It's a great tire, and it does what I assumed it would. It is noisy on the road, but a great off-road tire.

 

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Rating  Key - The star rating keys are specific to the terrain being rated in the review.  To the Top 
Don't even consider it if this is your main terrain. This tire will not perform well at all in this terrain.

Its trying but not doing too well.  You'd be better off choosing another for this terrain.

Average.  Its doing ok, not great but its holding its own.  A decent choice if you're compromising.

This tire does very well in this terrain but its not the best tire available however still a very good choice.

This tire performs exceptionally well in this terrain.  Among the best suited for this terrain.

Size Availability - This is a one to three thumbs up snapshot rating where one mean poor selection, two means ok and three means great.  Check with suppliers or manufacturers for actual available sizes.  While this rating system is vague, we couldn't possibly list all available sizes with size selection changing over time.  Please see manufacturer for list of sizes in production.





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