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Old 01-26-2010, 11:12 PM   #1
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M/T tires good for a daily driver???

I'm debating whether or not to purchase new mud terrain tires. I drive about 60 highway miles per day. Am I wasting my money on MT tires? If I find a mud hole, I'll jump in it and play, but 90% of the time, I'm on dry pavement. I sure do like the aggressive look of MT tires, but don't want to waste the money if they don't have good "daily driver" manners. I currently have 31 AT tires. Anyone make an aggressive looking A/T tire?
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:18 PM   #2
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The MT's look way bad ass compared to the AT's . . . I've run MTRs...31's and 33's and they are fine on road . . . maybe a bit louder, but it's a Jeep so who cares. The funny thing is the MTRs at least don't do that well in the Mud...kick ass in the rocks though.

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Looks aside, MT tires are fine for a daily driver providing you select the right MT tires. Super Swampers would not make a good daily driver but Goodyear MT/Rs and Goodyear MT KM2s would. I'm a big fan of MT/Rs & they're on my daily driver but the BFG MTs get better wear.
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:27 PM   #4
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I'm looking at the 32" Kumho Venture's. Tire shops around here want way too much for them, yet I can get 4 of them from tirerack.com for around $157 ea, and around $750 delivered to my door. And, a lot of the tire shops around here won't mount them because of liability issues, since I didn't purchase them from them. The Tire shops that mount them will charge around $20 per tire.
Don't know what to do, really!!!
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:04 AM   #5
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I would never order tires online, I'll pay more if necessary to buy locally. First, I have a local store to take care of any warranty issues if I bought them locally. No local store is going to go to bat for you if you bought them elsewhere and it's far too easy for a guy on a telephone at the internet website to say 'no' to covering damage he'd likely just say was due to abuse.

And actually, just for grins, I printed out an online price I found for MT/Rs & my local Discount Tire store BEAT their price by a significant amount... online sales are not always the cheapest source of tires.

Plus buying locally keeps our friends and neighbors employed. And did I mention warranty issues & problems are more easily solved if you bought them locally? UPS'ing a tire(s) back to the online dealer is a PITA.
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I've ordered from tirerack before. They were passenger tires but I don't see why there would be a difference. I can see a tire store saying they won't warranty the tire or the install but for the cost to mount a tire will 'do their best with no warranty'.
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T-bone, you and I are struggling with the same issues! I looked at these yesterday, got a decent price locally for them and was told by the tire guy that they were really a good compromise tire. (One that looks fairly aggressive while have decent road manners. I'm thinking about them. Also thinking about trxus mt's. I want something with enough siping to help in the rain/ice that I have to deal with, as you do too. But I want it to be ok on the trail too.

http://www.stopandgotires.com/models/Courser-CT.jpg

Oh and if you print out your tirerack quote and take it to your local guys with the Kumho's they might come down on their price.
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i want to get new tires this summmer and have came up with two

1. Dick Cepeck Mud Country
2. BFG mud terrians

I have hered all around better things about the DC, which would you prefer?
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If I were given the choice of DC or BFG, it'd be BFG all the way every time.
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If I were given the choice of DC or BFG, it'd be BFG all the way every time.
I have MT/R's on my JK and KM2's on my YJ and I like both. KM2's like Jerry said wear a little better on the street.
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If it is your dd like mine take a look at the Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac's. I have had them for 5K and love them and do very good for me on and off road and they are not as loud as mt old Courser M/T's
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i run the Discoverer STT's 33x12.50's and it is a daily driver. love them. low noise and great traction off road. with any MT tire you need to rotate them every other oil change to keep them in good shape.
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If it is your dd like mine take a look at the Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac's. I have had them for 5K and love them and do very good for me on and off road and they are not as loud as mt old Courser M/T's
X2 I have run these on my dd for about a year. You can't tell that there is any wear at all when you compare them to the brand new spare hanging off the back. They have the sipping and an agressive look while being an excellent rain and mud tire I have even run them on ice for a day or 2. They are quiet and smooth.
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I run Toyo MT's mostly on road and they are an excellent pavement tire for being a mud tire. Siping for excellent wet traction, low noise, very round tires, easy to balance. They are a bit heavy, but they are excellent tires and I am thrilled with them.
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The newest generation Goodyear MTR, IMO is the best hybrid street and off-road tire. Much better in mud compared to the previous MTR. Side punctures are a non-issue with the kevlar material .


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