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Old 07/08/12, 04:15 PM   #1
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Gumbo Monster Mudders or Ground Hawgs on the street?

Has anyone here ran a 38" Gumbo Monster Mudder or Ground Hawg on the street with a Bronco at 70mph? How was it?
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Old 07/08/12, 04:19 PM   #2
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Old 07/08/12, 04:21 PM   #3
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i had a set of 14-35-15 gumbo mudders up to about 85mph on my '70 F100, wouldn't do it again. didn't feel very solid, and the only reason i tried it is because i had 21oz of semi-truck weights balancing them.
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Old 07/08/12, 04:25 PM   #4
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I dont plan on running 85mph, just 70-75. I am mostly interested in the Ground Hawgs.
I have always thought the Ground Hawgs looked like they could be a alright street tire.
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Old 07/08/12, 04:59 PM   #5
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I dont think they make ground hawgs anymore... I could be wrong but i think they discontinued them.
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Old 07/08/12, 05:06 PM   #6
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Id like to have a set of thorn birds if they didnt suck just for the look. A set of ground hawgs would be sweet to though.
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Old 07/08/12, 05:19 PM   #7
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I've ran them both over the years on F series trucks in the size you mention. The Mudder is a much better tire on the street than the Ground Hawgs. The Ground Hawg tires have their two center ribs connected to the outer lugs and I don't know for sure if that was the cause or not but they would grab every uneven spot in the road. I remember when I bought the first set , and after running them for about a week was enough for me. If you're set on one of the two , I'd recommend the Mudders. And, like some others have mentioned , they are noisy as hell. But both are great in the mud.
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Old 07/08/12, 05:25 PM   #8
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I have found a set of 38's in both tires used in great shape. I would of thought the Ground Hawgs were better, but had to ask.
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Old 07/08/12, 05:32 PM   #9
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I'd recommend using BB's to balance them.

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Old 07/08/12, 05:44 PM   #10
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How long has it been since either one has been made? Something about running a tire that was never known for great road manners and hasn't been made in years on a short wheelbase tall truck at 70-75 mph just seems like a bad idea.
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Idk about the the gumbo mudders but the ground hawgs are much better on the road than boggers.

FYI: I have a brand new set of CO-OP Grip Spurs i might sell if your looking for an old school mud grip. They quit making them too. Not a mile on them. They are only about a 33 though

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I think they quit make ground hawgs 2-3 yrs ago, Interco has one 38.5 ground hawg left in the blems http://www.intercotire.com/news-article.php?article=1

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Old 07/08/12, 07:45 PM   #13
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1986 called and wants his tires (and bug deflector) back!

Really, with as many good options as their are out their nowdays for tires, I'd look at other options and leave those in the archives of someone doing a "period correct" show rig!

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Old 07/08/12, 08:02 PM   #14
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Who wants to go 70 mph in a bronco? I am fine with just low speeds and juts creeping. I am in no hurry to go any where. As stated above, there are a lot of great tires out the there.

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1986 called and wants his tires (and bug deflector) back!
Wish it was 1986, I would buy up every Grand Prix 4 wheel RVT I could find!

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