Need Opinions on Sticky 42" Iroks

off_road2

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Ran across a set for decent price. They're new. Someone is selling off project parts that never came to be. There's fairly limited info on these, as I don't think they're produced to the volume of other sticky tires.

Most opinions I've found are very polarizing, it's love or hate. Any direct experience with these? I have non-sticky 42" iroks now that have been a good tire.
 

WARRIORWELDING

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Ran across a set for decent price. They're new. Someone is selling off project parts that never came to be. There's fairly limited info on these, as I don't think they're produced to the volume of other sticky tires.

Most opinions I've found are very polarizing, it's love or hate. Any direct experience with these? I have non-sticky 42" iroks now that have been a good tire.
Brandon without any first hand experience I think you answered yourself unless the tread pattern is way different. Sticky compound would be a bonus if you already like the tire as a base line.
 

off_road2

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Possibly, but the way some talk on other forums about their under performance when compared to other options makes me question...
 

WARRIORWELDING

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Possibly, but the way some talk on other forums about their under performance when compared to other options makes me question...
If its a smoking deal does it equal small gamble? Or pony up for a known high performer? Decent and savings has always made me swerve when the worst outcome is as good as what I am used too. But if your heart is set on a compound with results without question......it's just more money. I am a tight wad. I know what I would do.
 

Mac5005

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It depends on price.

The compound on them was great, but much lighter than the 43s which tells me thinner sidewalls. This can help for getting the tire to flex, but can hurt as far as durability to abuse.

My thoughts are how old are they?, And what is the price?

Is it enough of a deal to gamble on? Is it enough of a deal that if you don’t like them you can get your money back out and put towards treps, 43’s, reds, or mickey stickies?
 

off_road2

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It depends on price.

The compound on them was great, but much lighter than the 43s which tells me thinner sidewalls. This can help for getting the tire to flex, but can hurt as far as durability to abuse.

My thoughts are how old are they?, And what is the price?

Is it enough of a deal to gamble on? Is it enough of a deal that if you don’t like them you can get your money back out and put towards treps, 43’s, reds, or mickey stickies?
they have a 2022 mold date. I can buy 5 tires and 5 roadkill aluminum beadlocks (all brand new) for the same price as I could get 4 new treps (tires only)
 

Van-go

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@Will miller had some iroks on his buggy for a few rides. Ended up going to 43TSL’s but the Iroks were also well used iirc.
They were definitely soft and seemed to work decent.
 

Kickdeez

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I ran them for 3 years, and regular iroks for many years prior. This was the first set of stickies I had, and they were slightly used when I got them. Since then I have run 39” reds for a very short stint, and 42”treps.

The sticky iroks are marginally better than non-sticky iroks when new(er). The lugs are more flexible due to the softer compound, but they weren’t as sticky as I was expecting or hoping they would be early on. The outer edges feather pretty quickly, especially on the front tires, so I’d recommend regular rotation. If you treat them like a regular irok, and air down to 3-5 psi tops, you’ll notice some improvement over non stickies.

They really started to get noticeably stickier when they get down to about 50% tread left. This is about when I sold mine (only because I found a smoking deal on some treps). But I was actually starting to really like the iroks at this point. I wouldnt put them in the same class as treps or reds from a sticky standpoint, but they are significantly better than regular iroks when you knock the lugs down and they start to get sticky.

I wouldn’t buy them again now that I’ve run reds and treps. But they were a good transition sticky tire for me since I had plenty of experience with the non sticky version. If you’re trying to be very budget conscious, and the price is right, I don’t see the harm in getting them. Compared to the regular iroks, they will be slightly better out of the box, and considerably better down the road.
 

Scottal

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Not an attack so please don’t take it as so but if you are happy with regular iroks then sticky iroks will be game changer for you. And I would rank sticky iroks as the worst sticky tire ever minus the patagonias.
 

off_road2

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Not an attack so please don’t take it as so but if you are happy with regular iroks then sticky iroks will be game changer for you. And I would rank sticky iroks as the worst sticky tire ever minus the patagonias.
I understand, just even at a deal it's still a lot of $, so wanting to maximize the upgrade. I'd rather spend $500 more if I could get something twice as good type thought.
 
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