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Old 11-07-2013, 08:02 PM   #1
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best MT for casual offroading and does well in snow

Yo so I got a 95 yj and I currently have some bald wild country txrs

My current tire size is 32x11.5 r15
Im kinda forced to be that wide because my rim is offset and also wide

Im thinking of getting a new goodyear wrangler mt with kevlar...seems legit...I like how the tred is designed to eliminate suction in mud. I also hear it goes pretty damm good in the snow for an MT

Ive also heard of toyo mts but ive also heard they dont work well with jeeps. Ive heard for whatever reason, even after balanced the tires might have a vibration

What is your guys experience with some snow in mt's

I live in western washington state in puget sound. So I get short summers long spring and fall and alot of snow some years...and the rain and snow mix isnt good on hills.I also like to take my jeep out and do some snow offroad camping with my buddys out by mount Rainer.

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Old 11-07-2013, 08:05 PM   #2
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Also money is not a problem as long as its in the $1000- $1500 range

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I have been running Toyo mt's for the last 5 yrs. and put around 50k on them. I live about an hour north of you and have had no issues with them. I run them on my dd jeep. I may just buy another set. They are heavy! 33x12.50 on a 15x8 steel wheel and weigh in about 100lbs.
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Mickey Thompson MTZ...! They flex far better than the Goodyear, hook up on everything and tread life averages 45-50K, sidewall is BOMBPROOF! On my second set and will eventually buy a 3rd! Good in snow like any MT poor on ice. I bought chains for ice times...
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Old 11-09-2013, 03:38 PM   #5
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Mickey Thompson MTZ...! They flex far better than the Goodyear, hook up on everything and tread life averages 45-50K, sidewall is BOMBPROOF! On my second set and will eventually buy a 3rd! Good in snow like any MT poor on ice. I bought chains for ice times...
Well obviously they arent good in ice lol...what do u mean flex...I thought that the wrangler mt sidewalls were stiff which allowed you to run lower psi
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Old 11-09-2013, 09:03 PM   #6
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Mickey Thompson MTZ...! They flex far better than the Goodyear, hook up on everything and tread life averages 45-50K, sidewall is BOMBPROOF! On my second set and will eventually buy a 3rd! Good in snow like any MT poor on ice. I bought chains for ice times...
What about rain? Does anyone have experience in ether the mtz or mtr? How was it in the slick?
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I run the Mickey Thompsons in a 285/75-16D on Black Rock Dune rims 16x8= 83lbs.(both made in USA) . They work really well on & off road. they are getting a little louder as they wear but not horrific. They are definitely not a snow tire but work pretty well on road/awesome off road. On a scale of 1 - 10, 1 being perfect on road tire & 10 being perfect off road tire I would put these at 7. The side walls are Mad Tough and give you an added sense of Go Anywhere durability. I have about 15,000 miles on em and there is 14/32" of tread left - 18/32" new. I run em at 26psi and the ride is good for such a heavy duty tire. These tires would work on a 1 ton dump truck, they're that durable.
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If you are considering Mickey Thompson MTZ's, take a look at the MT Baja ATZ P3
Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels
These just came out this year. I bought these in August. So far I am impressed. Off road in dirt and rocks these have been strong. 3 ply side walls. I haven't found any mud with these tires yet. (Not much rain in socal) Which brings me to the next point, when we do get rain in socal the roads are pretty slick. These tires stick very well. They are not as loud as MT's but definitely louder than AT's.
If it helps, here's a magazine review.
Mickey Thompson ATZ P3 Tires and Fuel Off-Road Trophy Wheels - Off-Road Magazine
Tire Test: We Pound The New Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ P3 Radials | Off Road Xtreme

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Old 11-26-2013, 07:29 PM   #9
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Bringing back this thread because I have the same question. I'm interested in the Mtr's as well. Anyone have any reviews about them in the snow and mud?

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