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Old 12-13-2009, 09:28 PM   #1
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Exclamation Anyone with Mickey Thompson MTZ's

In a couple of days I am about to purchase new tires and I am really leaning towards Mickey Thompson MTZ's. The only problem is that this car is my main car that I drive. I am not too worried about the noise that they will make, but how long they last typically. If you have MTZ's, please let me know if you like them, and about how many miles you are getting out of them. Thank you!

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Old 12-13-2009, 09:34 PM   #2
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I had the MTZ's in a 31x10.5 for awhile. I liked them, not horribly loud and handled good on the street and great in the mud. However I had one go flat on on me for no reason. Something managed to puncture the tire in just regular everyday road driving, and I know I didn't do it on a trail. Other than that I thought they were a decent tire for the price.

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Old 12-13-2009, 10:59 PM   #3
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i have had my mtz 35x12.50 for about 25000 or so not 2 loud dont skip a rotation great in rain snow and MUDD lol my fav! there starting 2 wear but i mean there not the atz so i know it would happen with 3 ply side wall and 8ply treds i think, could be wrong good for the 225 i paid for each of them. all and all u cant go wrong with these there loud but i mean not like a bogger but its the nature of the beast any ? let me know
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:04 PM   #4
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My MTZ's are very quiet on the road considering they are a mud terrain. Just put them on so no idea about milage. Pretty good in rain though.
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:14 PM   #5
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Very good handling tire, had nitto mud grapplers and buckshotd before, definently my favorite so far and they handle on the road awesome in these Louisiana rainy roads.. Plus they have never given me any trouble anywheres.... Except I picked up a nail in me rear left ... And hopefully I don't needs replace it but there's about 65% tread left and I've clocked about 18k miles on them, rotating every other oil change
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:21 PM   #6
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i have had a pop rivet in my rear tire once but i didnt even know it never lost and air kaycee83- just dont miss a rotation and u will be very quiet
Exl2392- i had mud grapplers before and they r sweet looking tire and thats about it crappy miles wore out soooo easy
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:18 PM   #7
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What is the difference between the MTZ radial and the MTZ radial SLT?
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:02 PM   #8
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kaycee83- just dont miss a rotation and u will be very quiet
Yea for sure..I already wrote my milage down when i had them mounted so i don't forget!.
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Old 12-16-2009, 06:40 PM   #9
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I have the MTZ 35x12.5 and cannot say a negative thing about them. On or off road. Rain, snow, mud, and rocks. I would get them again as long as I don't something better that I could afford.
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Old 12-16-2009, 09:52 PM   #10
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Yea for sure..I already wrote my milage down when i had them mounted so i don't forget!.
lol hahaha thats one way 2 do it lol
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Old 12-17-2009, 12:44 AM   #11
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I like those tires, but you may want to look at the Dick Cepeck Mud Country tires, thats what im gonna get this summer! I hear the have the best on and offroad maners in that catagory of tire, and get good road milage
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:40 AM   #12
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i had mtz on for my last tire, seemed like a good tire but i only got about 17000 miles
out of them and i did regular rotations, i've got bf goodrich km's now, had them for over
a year now and still got plenty of tread left.
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i had mtz on for my last tire, seemed like a good tire but i only got about 17000 miles
out of them and i did regular rotations, i've got bf goodrich km's now, had them for over
a year now and still got plenty of tread left.
That is hard to believe I have had my 33" MTZs since I bought the Jeep and they have around 18000-20000 mile on them and there well over half tread left.Now being half tread mine are also still fairly quit on the road as well.I would say if you have the extra cash go for the MTZs I sell tires and can not really compare the MTZs with the Buckshots,they make horrible road noise from the start and get worse as they wear and you do not get very many miles out of them either.Also I would say you mean BFG KOs
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Old 12-17-2009, 10:49 AM   #14
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I had MTZs. They were decent tires for the road, but I don't recommend them for a rock tire. I shredded mine, and ended up having to replace them earlier than I should have. The sidewalls are pretty tough, but the tread is ****. Since the tread is not solid, but rather made of pockets, those little pieces will rip right off, and the tire quickly looks like crap. Some of the actual tread lugs on the outer edges were completely torn off and the cords were showing.

I replaced mine out of a safety issue, and not because they were worn out. They still had quite a bit of usable tread left. I won't buy them again, but if you don't have any rocks around, they probably aren't too bad.
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Old 12-27-2009, 12:48 AM   #15
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i just put 33x12.5 on mine, i was very very surprised how quiet they are! and i do A LOT of driving, at least 200miles a day...

i also installed a 4 inch lift, handling is horrible but i think it is due to the lift....
however the recomended max psi is only 35psi... may also be contributing...
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Old 12-27-2009, 10:36 AM   #16
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every how many miles should i rotate these? just got them. shop said every 6,000. but would every 3,000 be better? I mean if it helps doing it more often its easy
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If you have the time rotate them every oil change.
I have over 10k miles of in town driving on mine and they still look like day one.

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