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Old 02-22-2012, 10:58 PM   #1
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Thoughts on best mud tire for on and off road

More of a weekend warrior
(alot of road driving)

MT MTZ's: Milage? Performance?
GY MTR's: Milage? Performance?
Interco TrXus: Milage? Performance?

Or go cheap
BFG all-terrain's: Milage? Performance?

Those are basically what I'm wanting

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Old 02-24-2012, 07:06 AM   #2
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ive got 35' Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ and I've got about 29,000 miles on them mostly on road, lots of off road and they are about ready to be replaced.

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Old 02-24-2012, 09:32 AM   #3
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Damn only 30,000??? Gezz those are the ones I was really looking at too

Hey thanks for your comment
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:40 AM   #4
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Have you considered Duratracs? They are more of a AT/MT hybrid than just an AT and they get great reviews, even in mud. Plus, you can sign up for treadlightly.org ($25) and get a $100 mail in rebate on them.
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ive got 35' Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ and I've got about 29,000 miles on them mostly on road, lots of off road and they are about ready to be replaced.


I was told - for mud-tire (any brand) about 30K is about it. / From this forum, I was told GY duratracs are awesome on and off road.. I am still searching for a nicer wheel and will end up with either GY duratracs or Dick Cepek Fun Country II tires.. ( 33x11.5x17 )
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I was told - for mud-tire (any brand) about 30K is about it. / From this forum, I was told GY duratracs are awesome on and off road.. I am still searching for a nicer wheel and will end up with either GY duratracs or Dick Cepek Fun Country II tires.. ( 33x11.5x17 )
DuraTracs rock. You can get 50K out of em, if you keep em properly aired and rotated.

Not good for rock crawling, though, because of the sidewalls.
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Old 02-25-2012, 01:14 AM   #7
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Look at buckshots got 40000 out of last three sets and they are a mt duratracks are a at not a mt they don't clean like a mt does not saying there a not a good tire
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Have you looked at the Cooper STT?
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:36 PM   #9
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I was looking at duratracs when they first came out and I was getting mixed answers on if they are good or not but I'll look into it more thanks guys

40k and 50k is a great range that's what I'm looking for

And no i haven't looked at all at copper tires

Any others like the duratracs you can suggest?
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:41 PM   #10
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:18 AM   #11
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I was looking at duratracs when they first came out and I was getting mixed answers on if they are good or not but I'll look into it more thanks guys

40k and 50k is a great range that's what I'm looking for

And no i haven't looked at all at copper tires

Any others like the duratracs you can suggest?
I'm running the cooper stt's as well. They are awesome in everything I've had them in. Can't comment on tread life as I've only had them for about 4,000 miles so far. But for the price, they do everything that the higher priced brands can do.
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Any others like the duratracs you can suggest?
The Kelly Safari TSR is basically a Duratrac and can generally be found cheaper. Goodyear is the parent corporation behind Kelly Tire.
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:50 PM   #13
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I have the Copper AT3's on my Yukon for about 20K and do a lot hunting and driving in the snow plus highway miles. I have nothing bad to say about them.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:15 AM   #14
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Thank you for all your comments

Any word on the Pro Comp. Extreme A/T? They say their rated for 40k
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BFG KM2s. Very quiet and handle well on the street.Will try some mud this weekend but so far very impressed plus they are much lighter than the others.
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I have the Dick cepek mudCountrys,a lil milder than an all terrain but calmer than a full mud tire,Quiet on highway.Awesome road manners and really hook up in soft south louisiana mud.For the low price im very impressed and i plan on buying another set when these need replacing.I have about 3k miles on them with zero signs of wear and I mud and trail ride alot,3-5 times a week on my own property.No rocks,just logs and mud holes.

the guy that convinced me to buy these tires had over 40k miles on his and they were almost 1/2 worn

great tire,I choose them over the BFG KM2s
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Maybe the new Cooper st maxx
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I have the Dick cepek mudCountrys,a lil milder than an all terrain but calmer than a full mud tire,Quiet on highway.Awesome road manners and really hook up in soft south louisiana mud.For the low price im very impressed and i plan on buying another set when these need replacing.I have about 3k miles on them with zero signs of wear and I mud and trail ride alot,3-5 times a week on my own property.No rocks,just logs and mud holes.

the guy that convinced me to buy these tires had over 40k miles on his and they were almost 1/2 worn

great tire,I choose them over the BFG KM2s
Glad to hear you like these tires. I was thinking about them. The center groove looked kinda unusual, but I do like the tapered blocks. Good to hear you are that happy. Mabey need to see some in person.
Thanks. Do you have any pics of them here on the Forum?
Kinda leaning towards the Cooper SST's too. So confused!!
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BFGS km2's. Have 30,000 on them and could go for 10-15 thousand more.
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I had Maxxis Buckshots on my Yukon, and they were good all around. I got just over 40k on them and that was on a Yukon that weighs almost 3 times as much as a jeep at 4700 lbs. For the money you can't really go wrong with them.
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I had Maxxis Buckshots on my Yukon, and they were good all around. I got just over 40k on them and that was on a Yukon that weighs almost 3 times as much as a jeep at 4700 lbs. For the money you can't really go wrong with them.
What kind of Yukon weighs 3 times as much as a Jeep? That would be 14,100 lbs, well over the GVWR of a dual rear wheel 3500 Diesel HD truck. That's one heavy Yukon, heard of H1's in that weight range with body armor and such but not a Yukon.
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BFG ATs are decent in mud, they do fill up with mud quickly and turn into slicks. I would go with more of a mud terrain tire. 4x4 garage has a magazine out right now that they've tested many different tires so it can give you a pretty good idea of performance in mud. I've heard good things about the MT/R and BFG KM2s and the Duratracs. And those all get pretty good tread life.

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