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Old 03-19-2013, 03:55 PM   #1
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Dick cepek or mickey thompson mtz?

IM interested in getting new tires dick cepek mud country and Mickey Thompson mtz seem to be the two better tires out there regarding mud and dd use. Which one of these is better and are there anymore tires out there comparable to either one? All suggestions welcome.


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IM interested in getting new tires dick cepek mud country and Mickey Thompson mtz seem to be the two better tires out there regarding mud and dd use. Which one of these is better and are there anymore tires out there comparable to either one? All suggestions welcome.

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My jeep came with MTZ's with 20% tread left. The few time I've gone out winter rock crawling, I've been thoroughly impressed with their traction. I've aired down to 9# without Beadlocks..,no problems.

Regarding DD...I can't say how much is tire vs jeep...in regards to winter road traction, ie short wheel base... I'm cautious on snow covered icy roads, because I have spun out. However, I did NOT air down... Only because no way to air back up. Now I have CO2 so if snow is coming I air down the night before to 15#...which makes a huge difference!

I'm currently trying to decide whether to stay with MTZ's or try something else that may be better. I'm not going to bring up the other tire I'm considering, Because it's too easy for everybody to get off topic and suggest a different tire versus your actual question.

I can't speak to the Dick Cepek tires, as ive never run them. I've never been impressed with their design. But at the same time every tire has its place where it works great and where it's out of its element.

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Old 03-19-2013, 06:50 PM   #3
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Toyo mt is one of the best, quiet, smooth, self cleaning and I've seen them go to 70k with a tread you can still see
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:47 PM   #4
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Are the nitto trail grapplers any good? A found some new ones on wheels for $800 but I think I can get them for $700. Is this a good deal? Thay are 33x12.5x15 but read the specs and says they're 12.9 inches wide.
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Are the nitto trail grapplers any good? A found some new ones on wheels for $800 but I think I can get them for $700. Is this a good deal? Thay are 33x12.5x15 but read the specs and says they're 12.9 inches wide.

I think you need to give us more information about what you want the tire to do... What do you want to be able to do with your Jeep? DD, Rock crawl, Sand, mud... all of the above? JPmagazine has a pretty good tire write up online...
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I think I'm gonna pass on these they're really heavy and a bit bigger then what I want/need and that'll push my little 2.5 pretty hard
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JPMAGAZINE.com has a great tire review. AT and MT tires, weights etc.
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I run 35 12.50 MT mtz and am on my 3rd set. I absolutely love these. I have run Dick Cepeks and Discovery aswell. But after my Mickey Thompsons i doubt ill ever switch it up.

And the majority of your standard tire measurements are off like a 35 is usually slightly smaller or bigger depending on the company.
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I run 35 12.50 MT mtz and am on my 3rd set. I absolutely love these. I have run Dick Cepeks and Discovery aswell. But after my Mickey Thompsons i doubt ill ever switch it up.

And the majority of your standard tire measurements are off like a 35 is usually slightly smaller or bigger depending on the company.
What kind of wheeling do you do? Rocks, sand , mud etc?
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What kind of wheeling do you do? Rocks, sand , mud etc?
Mostly mud and trail
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:17 AM   #11
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Old thread I know, but I am looking at the same two tires. What did you get? Like them?
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:40 PM   #12
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These tires cost just about the same. Which is costly, about 2k for 5 with a warranty. I can get Kelly TSR's for about 400-500 less. Not as aggressive but still a good looking tire. I don't PLAN on going mudding, climbing rocks, etc. But, I want the looks.
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DC has pretty bad customer service from one of our members. I'm not saying that you'll have an issue with the tire, but i'm just giving you a heads up.

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Believe I will go with the Mickey's, but still same company as DC. Kelly TSR's are the best buy out there, but not sure they are aggressive enough.

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