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    Posted: 28 Jan. 2019 at 4:00pm
I have a 1953 CJ3A that needs new tires. I'd like to have something with good traction on-road and off-road with a vintage look (but not the military bar-style tires). Right now, I have 15" wheels but I'd be willing to buy 16" wheels if needed. 

Anyone running the STA Super Traxion tires? Looks like they come in 3 sizes for 15" wheels:

700-15
Section Width (Actual): 7.90
Overall Diameter: 30.00
Max Load Capacity: 1830@45PSI
Recommended Rim Width: 5.00 - 5.50
Tube Type or Tubeless: Tube Type

H78-15
Section Width (Actual): 8.50
Overall Diameter: 29.20
Max Load Capacity: 1830@45PSI
Recommended Rim Width: 5.50 - 7.00
Tube Type or Tubeless: Tubeless

L78-15
Tread Width: 7.30
Section Width (Actual): 9.00
Overall Diameter: 30.00
Max Load Capacity: 2400@65PSI
Recommended Rim Width: 5.50 - 8.00
Tube Type or Tubeless: Tubeless

Any recommendations for these tires or something else?
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Why the hate for military style NDTs?
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Originally posted by smfulle smfulle wrote:

Why the hate for military style NDTs?

No hate at all -- I think they look cool. I've just heard and read that they are more sketchy for on-road use than tires with a more standard tread pattern. 
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No suggestions, other than that I must hate NDTs?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote eestes1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Jan. 2019 at 7:18am
Have you done a search on this site? There are discussions/opinions posted. Those should help. Good luck.
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Hi Matt,

The question has been answered many times.

I did an advanced search for "Traxion" and searched in the "topics" and found this thread:

Sta super traxion

.... if I search for "traxion" and choose "Message Body", I get a lot of info:

https://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/search_results_posts.asp?SearchID=20190129124835&KW=traxion

... if you do "tires" in "Topics", much more:

https://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/search_results_posts.asp?SearchID=20190129125117&KW=tires

I don't have an personal input since I have mostly run NDTs.

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Hulk,

I have had good luck with the STA Super Traction tires for off-roading in the Midwest - mud, show, sand and gravel.  I have not used them for rock climbing (yet).  Here is a link:



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I am very happy with my 215/85/16 Firestone Destination M/T tires on my 3A. Look good with a couple of inches lift over what I had. Good on the highway and good offload. Didn't have any clearance problems. There is a newer model out now but I would assume they are at least as good. Suspect there are many others in this size. I think JPET has something a bit bigger on his MB
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My tires are closer to 31” ... maybe 31.5”

I have no experience with these BFGs but this looks like a pretty good tire, at least for in the west:

https://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/tires_topic44080_post440585.html?KW=Bfg#440585
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Thanks for all the suggestions, everyone. I really appreciate it!
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My father in law has General 15 inch A/TX's on his and loves them. He previously ran the NDT's and likes the A/TX's better for snow traction, and wet handling and gravel. I have Super Traxion's on mine. They are on the 16 inch wheels and they are the 7.00, so they are a bit taller than the stock tire. They are great in the mud and gravel, but they do hold rocks and then throw them when you get on a paved road. My opinion is they are great for that vintage look, but most new mud and snow tires will get better traction in just about every situation besides maybe deep mud.  I still think they look cool though.
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I run the 700-15 STA on my 3B they work very well. Descent traction seem to hold up fairly well. I don't put many street miles on them. Work very well in the dirt, but they do pick up and toss stones. I don't think NTDs will do that, not sure as I have never ran any. 
I think Flatfender has a set of practically new STAs for sale.
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