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Old 01-03-2014, 07:30 PM   #1
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Advice on tires.

So i dont really know why my dad suddenly decided to give me a x-mass present in january but well here is the deal.
A brand new set of tires for my 06 rubicon. My choice of these 4 tires stock size(245/75R16)
I made my research but i want to hear your opinion.
1.- BF mud terrain
2.- Toyo open country M/T
3.- hankook dynapro M/T
4.- Mud claw (dont know brand or anything else)

My jeep is my DD and WW i would say 65-70% on road driving. But when. I go off road its like 20% rocks, 5 mud, 2.5% dirt roads, 2.5% gravel and loose dirt. I never have snow or ice and i never have sand.

I was thinking to get the hankook because they are quiet on road and every one else say this is a good tire.
In the other hand toyo's seem to look more aggressive and to perform better off road, and i know the BF is very good on and off road BUT tire noise is maybe excessive.

What do yo think?
Thanks for your help

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Old 01-03-2014, 07:32 PM   #2
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BTW i currently have the stock Wranglers MTR first gen very badly wear i would say less than 15-20% thread life left. And tire noise is hardly a problem. I cant withstand a bit more of tire noise

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Any MT tire is going to wear much quicker on the highway than an AT. I personally like my Goodyear MTR's with Kevlar. Toyo's are a great tire, but boy are they heavy. They might not be bad in your size, but their 33's are like over 70# each. I had Hankook tires on an RV I used to have, and they were great tires, but I don't know anything about their MT's. I ran Toyo AT's on my Jeep for awhile, and they last forever...even did the Rubicon Trail with them one year with no problem.
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KM2s , or Timberlines
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:44 PM   #5
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To me, the second generation Goodyear MT/R with Kevlar sidewall reinforcement is darned hard to beat for wheeling in rocky desert areas, not to mention it is a good street tire too.

While I'm a big fan of the nearly indestructible BFG Krawler, I'm not a fan of the BFG All Terrain KM or Mud Terrain KM2 where there are any sharp rocks, its sidewall is too easily cut. That was my experience on two sets of BFGs out in my local deserts and why I switched to the MT/R... I'm on my third set of MT/R tires, two of the first generation and currently on the second generation Kevlar reinforced, & love them.
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:12 PM   #6
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I love my MT/R's am going to replace them with the same. Got about 70,000 on them time to get more. They are not bald by any means but less than half of original tread. I rotate in my spare too. You can't go wrong with them. And will be back for more. They self clean mud at high RPMs awesomely too. Saved me a long walk out of muskeg buried to the axles with smooth muddy tires. Was in for miles of walking just to get cell phone service. Got in floored it for the hell if it and it floated out. Did a big circle and out the way I came. My tracks instantly filled with water. What a relief! Amazing tires.
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Old 01-04-2014, 03:10 AM   #7
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Yeah i really liked this tires but i cant get them here. (Mexico) they always tell me they are discontinued even in the us i know its false but i cant get them here and those tire i said before are the only ones i can get here xS well the only ones a worth the mention. XS
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The first generation of MT/R has been discontinued, the second generation that has the Kevlar reinforced sidewall is available. At least if Goodyear exports it to Mexico.
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Toyo Open Country MT's here. I love them. Quiet on road for what they are, excellent tire wear, great in everything I throw at them. They are very easy to balance too. Very round and they wear very even.
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I have a set of pro comp extreme mt. They are quite on the road and have excellent tire wear. The tread pattern is more of a AT type. I would say they are a good trail tire.
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Why are you looking at mud tires? Your description of your driving seems you really need an AT tire.
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Why are you looking at mud tires? Your description of your driving seems you really need an AT tire.
Because when i go off-roading my trails are often very demanding and an all terrain will just break
I had AT tires once in another jeep and i ended up with a bald tire once because the rocks were very sharp and another one with a severe side puncture. Since then i prefer the mud tires because they are stronger and do much better in off-road all around.
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:33 AM   #13
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Why are you looking at mud tires? Your description of your driving seems you really need an AT tire.
Mud terrains just do better in his type of terrain, which is the same reason most of us out in the SOCAL deserts and mountains run them. Just because mud is part of the name doesn't necessarily mean that is what they're best at.
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I've been very impressed with Cooper. Their AT's never let me down, I put them through some interesting things. Never had a puncture though I scratched the sidwall of one pretty badly. I now have the Cooper Discoverer STT. It's a mud/AT hybrid but I think it's pretty much all mud terrain. The reason I bring it up is it's supposed to last much longer than a mud terrain. The tread pattern is still mud terrain. I like it, it was 175 a tire for me (that's a 33")

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