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Old 09/10/17, 06:51 PM   #1
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Patriot Tires

Is anybody familiar with Patriot Tires? I was thinking about getting a set of these as part of my build but I haven't heard much about them. Thoughts/comments???
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Old 09/10/17, 07:42 PM   #2
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I believe diesel brothers developed them for their builds. They put them on all their trucks, they use military axles/wheels and need beefy side walls.

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Old 09/10/17, 08:07 PM   #3
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Very interesting... 3,637 load capacity but only weigh 33.7 pounds???

Personally, I'd want to weigh one and make sure the advertised weight is correct. IMO a tire with that load capacity weighs more than 33.7 pounds.

I kind of hone-in on this topic as I have some HEAVY tires and they are not really correct for a 4K pound vehicle that really doesn't tow or haul (but I got them for a pretty good price and they work OK at pretty low pressures). I'd love me some tires in the 34 pound weight range.

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Old 09/10/17, 08:34 PM   #4
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weight is listed in kg, not lbs. tires are closer to 75 lbs each. Id love some lighter tires too!
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Old 09/11/17, 10:19 AM   #5
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weight is listed in kg, not lbs. tires are closer to 75 lbs each. Id love some lighter tires too!
Good catch...I did a double take on that as well when I was looking at the specs. You can't build a tire that light, 33.7 lb, with that load capacity, at least not with any durability or tread.

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Old 09/11/17, 12:29 PM   #6
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I watched the show where they were negotiating the manufacturer. The tires are being made overseas and shipped to U.S. (FWIW. I know there aren't many tires made in US anymore...)

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Old 09/11/17, 12:38 PM   #7
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The guys on diesels brothers, wanted a tire that would hold up to the weight of a diesel,they were wearing out the brands that were out there.

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Old 09/11/17, 02:53 PM   #8
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The guys on diesels brothers, wanted a tire that would hold up to the weight of a diesel,they were wearing out the brands that were out there.
It is a good idea and there does not appear to be a lot of options for tires meant for heavier trucks while still providing a good look and off road performance. I really like BFG AT's, but they wear quick under a 3/4 ton+ truck.
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Old 09/11/17, 04:15 PM   #9
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It is a good idea and there does not appear to be a lot of options for tires meant for heavier trucks while still providing a good look and off road performance. I really like BFG AT's, but they wear quick under a 3/4 ton+ truck.
I had BFG AT'S under my 97Dodge Cummins 4x4 2500, and they wore quickly, even the Goodyear dura tracs are starting to wear, but have lasted a little bit longer than the BFG'S.

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Old 09/11/17, 06:02 PM   #10
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Anybody have suggestions on another 35" tire for 70% on road,30% off?


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Old 09/11/17, 08:14 PM   #11
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I like 15" wheels. And I probably like something a little more aggressive but I don't put a ton of miles on my EB. What about these or these or for some 12.5's you could go with these or these.

And I've always liked the Baja Claw.

'74 Explorer 408W/C4/Atlas 3.0/35 spline rear/discs & Grizzly's front & rear/Duff Monster 3.5" with 4-Link Rear/2" BL/Painless...

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Old 09/11/17, 09:04 PM   #12
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Mud=Mickey Thompson MTZ

All Terrain=BFG All Terrain

'73, 3.5" sl, XL RS9's, F-250 mounts, Duff Long Arms, 1" bl, 35" MTZ's, C-4, twin sticked, P.S., built 351W, F&R Detroits, 4.11's, chromo axles, 11 leaf packs, SuperJoints, Chevy front disc, BC rear disc, BC Vintage a/c, Scat Procar 2K seats, 3G, Alpine/Pioneer, Bear, Cobra 148 GTL/Texas Star.
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Old 09/13/17, 04:51 PM   #13
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Ok I've got it narrowed down to either Mickey MTZ P3s or Maxxis RAZR MTs. Thanks for the help guys


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Old 09/13/17, 04:54 PM   #14
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They're made by federal tire. I've seen a bunch of pictures of them with sidewall blisters and tread chunks missing after a few thousand miles on some of the powerstroke pages I follow on Facebook. Might be ok for a Bronco since they're much lighter than an F250/350
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Old 09/13/17, 07:11 PM   #15
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Maybe it's 33 kilos which means 70 plus lbs which is about right. My toyo's were roughly 80lbs each....

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