Simex Centipede tyres

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 12, 2003 at 19:40
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G'day all,

Anyone got any feedback on Simex Centipede tyres. I am real interested to hear how they go on for normal road use, as I assume they are good in mud!
I would be putting them on a 60 series cruiser.

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 12, 2003 at 20:50

Thursday, Jun 12, 2003 at 20:50
Heres a bit of a comparo another list about JT2's and Extremes..

Personal opinion, apart from needing to get your car engineered to be legal, or have any insurance (now around $5-700 for engineers - except Qld where you cant run 35's legally), your better running 2 sets of rims and tires. Then if you do that, go Swampers instead of Pedes for weekends, and AT's for the road.. ATs are so much better on road than Pedes or swampers its not funny.

Anyway read on.

These are on Shanes serious GU ute

My ET(pedes)s have done around 25,000 and are down to 40 to 50 percent.
the only others i can compare too is the bias claws, the ET's seem better all round except straight line loose dirt traction.

i only had the claws for one trip though and ripped off a couple of lugs.
the ets grip better on road wet or dry than my bfg mt's and absolutely blitz them off road.

the et's are very noisy if that sort of thing worries you, no more sneaking home late cos the whole neiborhood hears you coming

jeep tj (15-1600kg) - 34" JT2's - 15-20,000k's

These were a great tyre

mud - awesome, plain and simple. Never had a problem with lateral traction. Splitting hairs between ET and JT2's here

rock - I didn't like them that much on rock as already stated. Especially wet rock, they would only walk up stuff when the lugs were gripping and on really cut up rock shelves would not work very well. ET's just take the cake here

Snow - Could crawl on deep dry powder so that it compressed, drive along through 1-2 foot deep without a problem. JT2's were damn good in snow, and so were the ET's. Too hard to call

Road - JT2's are noisier. Didn't really matter what psi they were at. Just changed the sweet spot for noise. ET's ride worse, but I think that is because I have them on beadlocks

They are both damn good tires
ET's are directional though
JT2's are cheaper
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Follow Up By: desert - Thursday, Jun 12, 2003 at 21:09

Thursday, Jun 12, 2003 at 21:09
I am seriously thinking of giving the JT'2 a go, once the BFG are done. What pressures did you run, and how did the behave on the highway heading home? They look fairly stiff in the sidewalls, do they "bag" out on reduced pressure?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 12, 2003 at 21:15

Thursday, Jun 12, 2003 at 21:15
Personally havent run either....

Cant afford Engineers Cert for one.. :( $700 just to stamp it sayin your car is kewl to run 35's??? Gimme a break.

Mate ran JT2's on the Jeep there, he loved them, another mate ran em who had a 80 with 255KW, and a 40series with 454 Chev, and says they are BAD on side slopes, eg off camber you have sod all grip... Similar to Boggers, Claws and Xterrains.

Personally, as I said, if your running one set of tires, Pedes and if your running 2 sets, Q78 Swampers and Cooper ST's or MTR's.
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Follow Up By: Allyn (Pilbara) - Friday, Jun 13, 2003 at 11:13

Friday, Jun 13, 2003 at 11:13
Sorry to divert the thread but can I ask a small favour?
I priced a new MTR 285/75R16 yesterday for a sixth rim and was set back when they all told me $345 a tyre. This is a whole lot more than I paid for mine and it seems their popularity is being taken advantage of.
Anyway I was wondering if you could check out your contacts next chance you get and tell me how much these tyres are on the east coast please.

Many thanks in advance

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Follow Up By: wazza - Friday, Jun 13, 2003 at 15:02

Friday, Jun 13, 2003 at 15:02

I am with Allyn in the search for latest and greatest on MTR 33" prices in Vic (can we still find for $250 in Moorabin?). Finally got my second set of rims on Ebay and they are getting trucked to Melbourne from Sydney in 2 weeks. Mud here we come. By the way. How much would peoples reckon for 4 rims, one tyre and a small box of wheel nuts to be shipped from Penrith to Melbourne? Got 3 quotes ... $400, $560 and lastly adn bestly $150. Pays to shop around for everything.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jun 13, 2003 at 19:40

Friday, Jun 13, 2003 at 19:40

No Morabbin wont do it now!

I went to the tire factory in Dande, Regan was the bloke I dealt with, 33x12.5x15's $265.00ea F&B.

Only thing is they are VERY SLOW... 4 hours!
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Follow Up By: Wazza (Vic) - Sunday, Jun 15, 2003 at 07:20

Sunday, Jun 15, 2003 at 07:20
Thanks. Wouldn't happen to know if the 285/75/16's are usually more expensive than 15" ?? (For all tyres in General?)Cheers,
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Jun 15, 2003 at 23:13

Sunday, Jun 15, 2003 at 23:13
16s are ALWAYS more expensive :(
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Reply By: srowlandson - Thursday, Jun 12, 2003 at 21:59

Thursday, Jun 12, 2003 at 21:59
I had a set of Q78 Swampers on my GU, whilst my brothewrt (identical GU) had CEntipedes.

A quick comparo would indicate the Swampers a little better offload, bag up more when air'd down, and work better on rock by far. both are excellent in mud, and both priced roughly the same, $400 a tyre.

The 'Pede drives a lot better than the Swamper.

I personally would fit Swampers over a Centipede every time.

I would NOT recommend either these 2 tyres, or JT's as a daily driver... they are a PURE offroad tyre, used only for 4wding in hard area's.

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 12, 2003 at 22:44

Thursday, Jun 12, 2003 at 22:44
Mr Foo Man Roly......

You say the swampers are better off load? what about loaded
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