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TESTING THE NEW PIT BULL ALL-TERRAIN ON RACELINE WHEELS - Four Wheeler Network

Pit Bulls often get stereotyped as overly aggressive. Their defenders say that this is only a function of how their owners use them; it has nothing to do with the breed itself. We are talking about tires, of course. Over the last decade Pit Bull Tires has earned reputation for offering a tire that stands out from the crowd in terms of both aesthetics and performance. We have had great results with Pit Bull tires on dedicated off-road vehicles, but the company’s premiere Rocker tire is more aggressive than we would want to deal with on a daily basis.
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PIT BULL TIRES - ONE TOUGH TIRE - Four Wheeler Network

Pit Bull has a new off-road tire on the trail called the Mad Dog. We first spotted a set of Pit Bull tires on a friend's Flattie last January at the San Diego 4 Wheeler's Superstition Mountain run. They looked interestingly different. We noticed the thick sidewall bead protectors, deep lugs, and new aggressive tread pattern. Our friend hooked us up with Mike Green, owner of Pit Bull Tires of St. Louis, Missouri. Mike sent us a set of 39x14.50-17LT Pit Bull Mad Dog tires to test. This is a strong, bias-ply, load range D, four-ply nylon tread, and four-ply nylon sidewall tire. The 39x14.50-17LT Mad Dog actually measures about 37 inches in height when off the vehicle. We like this size because it fills in the height gap between the available 37-inch and 40-inch tires. Read More...



PIT BULL GROWLER TIRE TEST - Four Wheeler Network

Coming from the same litter as the Pit Bull Rocker we tested for our May '05 issue, the Growler is a "mild" tread design on the same bias-ply carcass. This great casing flexes and conforms extremely well despite the Rocker's very large tread blocks, we found, and the Growler's much smaller tread elements allow even better conformability. However, while a pliable carcass may be the most important feature of a trail tire, the tread still plays a big role, so it had better work well too. Read more...



PIT BULL Rocker TIRE TEST - FOUR WHEELER NETWORK

A brand-new bias-ply for the trail, brought to you by the Pit Bull Tire Company. Never heard of it? Don't worry, you will-at least if our findings are even close to what these new tires seem to be capable of. Built on a trail-friendly four-ply nylon carcass, the Pit Bull Rocker has a very nicely rounded tread arch, which promised great trail performance. On the other hand, the tread design left us guessing. There are tread blocks the shape of Texas, and darn near the same size, which didn't bode well for our lightweight test vehicle as it could result in less-than-ideal contact pressure-especially with a generous 12-inch tread width. Also, some shoulder lugs were a bit on the large side for being conducive to tread flex, we thought. Well, those things could always be fixed with a grooving iron, we figured, but first we'd have to test the tires as delivered. Read more...



PIT BULL MADDOG TIRE TEST-FOUR WHEELER NETWORK

The Pit Bull Maddogs are mud-terrain tires, and so we headed straight to the slop to test a set. These bias-ply trail tires are offered with a 2,725-pound load D rating, and a ton of nifty marketing terms such as Tear It Up technology, also known as a puncture-, cut-, and heat-resistant carcass; Fang technology which has something to do with how the tread bites into the terrain; and All Bite No Bark technology that supposedly keeps the tires quiet on road while still offering great off-road performance. We found them capable off road, especially at low pressure, and, yes, they could take severe abuse, but maybe our ears have canine ability because we definitely heard them howling on the street. The Tear It Up technology seems to work great, but also requires a few good trail rides to get the sturdy sidewalls broken in for optimum flexibility. Read more...



PIT BULL ROCKER TIRES REVIEW-FOUR WHEELER NETWORK

We all use our 4x4s in different ways, but we often need a single truck tire that will work in a variety of ways. Some of you are into rockcrawling or mud bogging exclusively. Others like camping, hunting, and exploring and need a tire to take them wherever their front bumper leads them. We find that a well-rounded truck tire can do a lot of things. For example, the radial Pit Bull Rockers are great for loose terrain, mud, rocks, and hauling a heavy load, such as four guys Bigfoot hunting on a weekend trip in northern California. Read more...




PIT BULL ROCKER TIRES - ROCK-BANGER'S BALL

Our opinion on the newest Pit Bull Rocker tires doesn't exactly mesh with the popular Internet chatter. Most of that digital buzz came out in 2005 when Pit Bull introduced the Rocker tire, which was vaunted as a super-supremo rockcrawling unit that was perhaps a bit loud and short-wearing. Those reviews were based on the then-new 35-inchers, but now there's a bigger dog ready for adoption: the 44x19.50. We think they are more all-around performers and also the best road-going 44s we've seen. Read more...




PIT BULL ROCKER TIRES - ROCK-BANGER'S BALL - FOUR WHEELER NETWORK

Pit Bull Tires has some new rubber for your wild animal of a 4x4. The MadDog, Rocker, and Growler are now available in radial construction. We recently fit a set 38.5x13.50R17LT Maddogs on Walker Evans beadlocks and took the pups for a walk around the block and up some dirt and rocky trails. Read more...