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[*] posted on 8-9-2018 at 02:28 PM


Today, I am having the Falkens rotated and balanced. They performed flawlessly on the sand dunes at Cantamar. Next, they need mud, rock and dirt testing.



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[*] posted on 8-10-2018 at 07:15 AM


Ken did you air down or what PSI you run. I have not let mine down past 26psi yet. I will try 18psi on hill climb test
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[*] posted on 8-10-2018 at 09:55 AM


Have any of the desert dwellers reading this thread ever run a set of AT3Ws in ice and snow? I actually spend quite a bit of time in cold country, and a slight edge in performance on ice means more than it does off road (which is where you wind up with crappy snow tires!)

That slight edge is what turned me to Goodyear Wranglers over BFG all terrains a few years back.




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[*] posted on 8-10-2018 at 11:01 PM


Quote: Originally posted by bajatrailrider  
Ken did you air down or what PSI you run. I have not let mine down past 26psi yet. I will try 18psi on hill climb test


My Staun tire deflators are set for 11 p.s.i. The tires' footprint was fat and bulged well.




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[*] posted on 8-10-2018 at 11:13 PM


Fat foot print always good:) How do the staun tire deflators work and where to buy.
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[*] posted on 8-10-2018 at 11:17 PM


Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  
Have any of the desert dwellers reading this thread ever run a set of AT3Ws in ice and snow? I actually spend quite a bit of time in cold country, and a slight edge in performance on ice means more than it does off road (which is where you wind up with crappy snow tires!)

That slight edge is what turned me to Goodyear Wranglers over BFG all terrains a few years back.
I never got a chance to try the wranglers in the snow and ice, But very disappointed in baja with them. Very weak side walls,
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[*] posted on 8-10-2018 at 11:18 PM


Sorry Larry, I meant OASIS tire deflators. It is getting late, and my accuracy suffers with fatigue. 4 hour trip from Riverside to Playas de Tijuana. The Oasis deflators were less expensive at the time. I bought them someplace local about 15 years ago.



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[*] posted on 8-11-2018 at 05:51 AM


Do the screw on over air valves and just let air down to amount you need. Then remove and re fill air for street use. If so saves time I want them. I would love to try mine at 9/10psi . Any idea what you jeep weight is.
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[*] posted on 8-11-2018 at 03:33 PM


Quote: Originally posted by bajatrailrider  
Do the screw on over air valves and just let air down to amount you need. Then remove and re fill air for street use. If so saves time I want them. I would love to try mine at 9/10psi . Any idea what you jeep weight is.



They screw on the valve stem. Stop automatically at whatever psi you choose. Set them up using a moto tire. Way faster to air up and down for the initial setup. I have been using them for years.
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[*] posted on 8-11-2018 at 03:54 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Ken Cooke  
Today, I am having the Falkens rotated and balanced. They performed flawlessly on the sand dunes at Cantamar. Next, they need mud, rock and dirt testing.

Nice. Thanks for the reports
Will check them for my truck. Probably $2000 for a set.
17 inch rims.




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[*] posted on 8-12-2018 at 12:30 AM


Quote: Originally posted by fishbuck  
Quote: Originally posted by Ken Cooke  
Today, I am having the Falkens rotated and balanced. They performed flawlessly on the sand dunes at Cantamar. Next, they need mud, rock and dirt testing.

Nice. Thanks for the reports
Will check them for my truck. Probably $2000 for a set.
17 inch rims.


Probably $1,200 for a set. $300/tire - these are Falkens not BFGOODRICH.




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[*] posted on 8-12-2018 at 03:19 AM


Ok cool. I''ll check them out for sure then.
I have Michelins now. Expensive but an excellent ride. Quiet and sticky.
Mud and snows. Probably go anywhere. 10ply and super tough.
But I would love a set of real offroad tires.




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[*] posted on 8-12-2018 at 07:30 AM


Quote: Originally posted by fishbuck  
Quote: Originally posted by Ken Cooke  
Today, I am having the Falkens rotated and balanced. They performed flawlessly on the sand dunes at Cantamar. Next, they need mud, rock and dirt testing.

Nice. Thanks for the reports
Will check them for my truck. Probably $2000 for a set.
17 inch rims.


This is the search string that I used to figure your pricing.

https://www.discounttire.com/tires/brands/falken-catalog?cat...




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[*] posted on 8-12-2018 at 12:32 PM


Discount tire is best for sure.



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[*] posted on 8-25-2018 at 07:44 PM
Tire Testing - Sand


The Falken AT3W impressed me with its sand capabilities. It literally walked up the sand dunes with zero complaints.



My set of Falkens are the 35x12.5"r15 flotation size.



When aired down, they formed a nice bulge that allowed plenty of sand traction. This tire was aired down to 11 psi at the time it was being inflated.




I spent a couple of hours in Cantamar - just a few miles south of Puerto Nuevo with my wife for this tire test. If you have a chance to visit and $7 entry fee for the day, it is a very interesting place to take your 4x4.





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