My son wants to replace the A/T street tires on his '98 TJ with MTs, but is aware of the loss of traction and stopping distance on a wet road. Which MT design tires have you guys had better success with on the street?
I have run BFG MTs, Dunlop Mud Rovers, Super Swamper SSR Radials, Super Swamper TSLs, and Boggers in the past, none of which were great on a wet street.
He will be using a 31x10.50 or 31x12.50 size tire on a 15" wheel.
I've got Mickey Thompson MTZ'S. If anything the feel better than the stock AT's from my Wrangler. And they don't feel any worse than the General Grabber AT's I had on my old TJ either (but that was a while back). All 31x10.5x15. In Europe tyres are tested and there is a rating scheme for stopping distance on wet roads. Copper's AT3 is rated as a B and the STT is rated only one level below as a C. A is best performance ad it goes to an F, so from the testing it seems mud tyres are pretty good these days. Hope this helps?
I don't have this issue here in the Pacific NorthWET with my siped KM2s .
its all about the siped.
i had 60% tread left on my procomp x-terrains(big tread blocks) they would slide all over the place in the rain. so i siped them.. and wow! what a difference. stop like champs in the rain now.
I've only slipped once and it was minor. I was going around a sharp turn going about 40-45mph in heavy rain (shouldn't have been driving like an idiot). It wasn't enough to lose control or anything...just went over the line a little bit. I haven't had these in snow yet though so I don't know personally how they perform all around.