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Old 09-14-2012, 08:17 PM   #1
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A/T vs MUD Tires - lets see pics and polls

So I have A/T mild tread looking Tires.. Seen many Jeep with big Mudder claw looking tires. Not sure what look I like better. Thinking of going Mudder look.
What do you guys like ?


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Old 09-14-2012, 11:14 PM   #2
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:24 PM   #3
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I went with a hybrid at the time because it's my daily driver (Duratracs). Now that it's not my daily driver, I'll most likely go way more aggressive on the next set. It may be a while though. These have 25k miles and still plenty of tread left.


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Old 09-14-2012, 11:52 PM   #4
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So I have A/T mild tread looking Tires.. Seen many Jeep with big Mudder claw looking tires. Not sure what look I like better. Thinking of going Mudder look.
What do you guys like ?

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What is a mudder look?
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:06 AM   #5
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Mudder look hmm...







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Old 09-15-2012, 12:10 AM   #6
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Mudder look hmm...

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Ya...I just didn't know that we tried for a look.... I thought you just put capably parts on your rig for whatever you intend on using it for. I didn't realize there were people out there that would spend say a grand to get a street look or crawler looks. I guess....
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:58 AM   #7
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Heres my wifes tj with 33" dick cepek crushers and xd hoss. She just liked the skull and crossbones....
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:47 AM   #8
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Not the best pic of tires. They're Firestone Dest MTs.
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:55 AM   #9
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I like the Duratracs as well for a good all around tire. Next I might try the MT/R's with Kevlar.
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:57 AM   #10
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If your only going for looks, stick with an a/t tire. Not nearly as much road noise as an m/t.

I have discoverer stt's and I think they are a very good all around tire. Not too much noise and excellent offroad for what I use them for
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Now I run BF Goodrich All Terrains.
Used to run BFG Mud Terrain but I ride on pavement more so I got the AT's.
Love the AT's, but the next set will be Nitto Trail Grapplers.
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35" bfgoodrich muds. Like the look but hate the sound/feel on pavement. It is my daily driver. Next set will be all terrains.

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I loved my KM2s, but had to go back to an AT for my commute. Too much road noise.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:27 AM   #14
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Mine is a DD and wheel just about every weekend and I run Duratracs.... Surprisingly quiet on the road... GREAT road manners and can't say enough great things about their performance off-road.... rocks, mud, snow/ice and sand.... I've done it.... I don't think I will buy another multipurpose A/T hybrid again... I am sold!


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BF Goodrich Mud Terrain. Will need something new soon, planned on these again but may go with the Duratracs.
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So far I love the MTR-K tires. Not much noise or vibration and they look mean.
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:06 PM   #18
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Been very happy with the Mickey Thompson MTZ, they go anywhere I point them and very quiet on the road. That last part was a key point for me cause this is my DD also.

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It would be hard to disagree that Mud tires don't look better, but you can go overboard on a daily driver (if you're running aggressive M/Ts and a big lift, your Jeep should show clear signs of off-road use!). I think the Duratracs are a good balance between an M/T and an A/T for performance, looks and drivability. My second choice would be the Cooper STTs, which I had on a full size '01 Montero.

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31" dick cepek mud country's,
A lil more aggressive than an a/t,milder than a full m/t
Quiet on the highway

I get stuck in clay a lot lol


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Old 09-16-2012, 08:15 AM   #22
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i like an aggressive look on tires.

my current TJ has the Goodyear MTR's. i like them, not too loud on the street & handles well on & off road.


my last TJ i had put some Firestone Destination M/T's. rode great on road & in snow. surprisingly quiet.


on my old 01, i had a Bridgestone A/T REVO's. great tire all around. didn't go off road much. but great for regular driving & snow.


and one of my first jeeps i had super swampers on it. bought them used. very loud & didn't do too well in the rain. i never got a chance to take it off road.

ended up getting Bridgestone Dueler M/T's after those wore out. Duelers were great & quiet like the Firestone Destinations.
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Been very happy with the Mickey Thompson MTZ, they go anywhere I point them and very quiet on the road. That last part was a key point for me cause this is my DD also.
Is yours just at bad as mine in the rain. Well i have the mud claws. But its my DD and its driving me insane!
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Is yours just at bad as mine in the rain. Well i have the mud claws. But its my DD and its driving me insane!
2 completely different animals, the claws are noisy, and untamed, definately not my choice for long trips and DD use. The MTZ are very good in the rain and I havent found anything that they wont go through or over... yet.
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2 completely different animals, the claws are noisy, and untamed, definately not my choice for long trips and DD use. The MTZ are very good in the rain and I havent found anything that they wont go through or over... yet.
Haha. I bought the Tj with the claws. Never rained here until last week. Slid off the road twice. Any differences between MTZ and Claws that you know of? MTZ is the Baja Claw is it not?
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The Baja Claws are the strictly mud terrain tires. The Baja MTZ are an all terrain tire. Heres some pics, you can clearly see by the tread design that they will act differently in certain terrain.

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Interco TrXus MT - a mild Mud-Terrain w/All-Terrain attributes

I have run the Interco TrXus MT for the past 9 years up and down the trails of Baja and Southern California. They are very quiet, have lots of sipes, and their sidewalls are 100% Super Swamper. On average, I get about 40,000 mi. from each set.


No street tires for me!

TrXus MT tires work great on the sand, as well.



When I got to Baja, I tend to wander in my Jeep along the trail less traveled.

No flats, lots of great traction and low noise.


The Interco TrXus MT has very good street manners - to avoid things like Cows in the Highway!

I didn't think my Interco TrXus MT tires would allow me to pull another Jeep up boulders and waterfalls, but I pulled it off (w/o rolling) on the Mission Impossible Trail in Baja!
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My Jeep is not my only vehicle, which means I can sacrifice some of its day-to-day practicality for better performance off pavement (though I won't eliminate all of its practicality since it is also my winter weather vehicle). My idea of Jeeping involves large rocks, so it's mud tires for me:



I have run Goodyear MT/Rs on all five of my Wranglers and I've been happy with them... but this time I decided to run BFG KM2s. So far I've been very pleased with their performance.

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