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Old 07-13-2013, 07:27 PM   #1
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Federal mud tire?

Never even heard of them.Anyone know anything about them?
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:30 PM   #2
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Federal has been around for a while.

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Old 07-13-2013, 07:37 PM   #3
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Federal has been around for a while.
I wonder why there arent many reviews on them & I havent seen anyone who sells them.
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Federal tires originated in Taiwan, but are now made in plants in Taiwan, the U.S. and China. The only way to know where the specific ones you are considering are made, is to look at the sidewall.
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:39 PM   #5
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The PO had just bought a set when I bought my TJ 2 years ago. I only drive locally, so I've only put about 3,500 miles on them. I've been in some pretty serious mud with them and they did well. I do have concerns about how well they would hold up in the rocks, but I'll keep em until they wear out.
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The PO had just bought a set when I bought my TJ 2 years ago. I only drive locally, so I've only put about 3,500 miles on them. I've been in some pretty serious mud with them and they did well. I do have concerns about how well they would hold up in the rocks, but I'll keep em until they wear out.
Do they seem to be thinner than other off road tires? I ask because they arte a 6 ply tire,c load range.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:59 AM   #7
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Local wheeling buddy has em in 31s, clean out much better than my AT2's. Haven't heard him complain about them on road or otherwise.
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Old 07-14-2013, 12:18 PM   #8
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Hmm,they might be on my list of next tires to get.Anyone else with experiences with them?
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My local CO-OP sells a lot of them. I haven't heard anything bad on them.
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:10 PM   #10
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Just bought a set today gonna put them on tom. I will post how i like them in a few days
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:48 PM   #11
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Just bought a set today gonna put them on tom. I will post how i like them in a few days
Go get them dirty!!
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:48 PM   #12
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Thers a Kumho road venture mt that looks very interesting,nothing but good reviews.
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:48 PM   #13
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Put them on a lil while ago, and went straight for the mud hole. So far so good. They drive good at highway speed, but they do make some noise. Not crazy loud like swampers but do have a slight hum. They do seem to pull and clean them selves really good in deep mud.
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Put them on a lil while ago, and went straight for the mud hole. So far so good. They drive good at highway speed, but they do make some noise. Not crazy loud like swampers but do have a slight hum. They do seem to pull and clean them selves really good in deep mud.
How bad was the mud?
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How bad was the mud?
Bad enough i woulda had to use 4wd with the stock tire, 2wd was no problem with the new tires.
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:59 PM   #16
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I priced a few tires that Ive narrowed my search down to.Nitto,Federal,Maxxis,Hankook & Kumho & the only tire more expensive then Federal is Nitto.Im surprised the Federal is so expensive,being ya never hear of them.
I am seeing 243.00 ea for Federal.
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Yeah,, maybe I'm stupid here, but how can so many posters have an opinion on any tire until they put 20 to 25 thousand miles on them... I read all the time,, " I just got a set yesterday, ( last week, last month ) and I really like them... Me? I'm having buyers remorse and will share if you'all want me to. The point being, I had no idea what I thought of these tires until I was about 17,000 miles into them... ( forever the skeptic,,, I work too damn hard for my money to be flushing it down the Made in China toilet )
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17000 miles would be like 4 or 5 years for me

I've read the reviews where some had sidewall issues with the Federals. Most of those reviews seemed to be on larger, heavier vehicles. I keep an eye on mine and so far, so good. They do only have a 2 ply sidewall, which will keep me from buying another set when these wear out. The PO told me he got these tires for around 150 a piece, which is why he bought them. When it comes time, I'll probably go with Goodyear MTR's.
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Yeah,, maybe I'm stupid here, but how can so many posters have an opinion on any tire until they put 20 to 25 thousand miles on them... I read all the time,, " I just got a set yesterday, ( last week, last month ) and I really like them... Me? I'm having buyers remorse and will share if you'all want me to. The point being, I had no idea what I thought of these tires until I was about 17,000 miles into them... ( forever the skeptic,,, I work too damn hard for my money to be flushing it down the Made in China toilet )
I agree 100%.Someone will get tires,drive them down a dirt road and call them the most awesome tire out there.I really wheel hard with my Jeep,bent the hell out of my "upgraded" tie rod end setup so I need to hear reviews from people who actually wheel there Jeep.
Outlaw,do you mind me asking how much they were & did you notice if the sidewall was 2 or 3 ply.I do a lot of rock so I need a 3 ply.Thanks everyone.
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:33 PM   #21
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Damn,I found them for 160.00 ea.Really thinking about them now.Seems a lot of people like them.
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I agree 100%.Someone will get tires,drive them down a dirt road and call them the most awesome tire out there.I really wheel hard with my Jeep,bent the hell out of my "upgraded" tie rod end setup so I need to hear reviews from people who actually wheel there Jeep.
Outlaw,do you mind me asking how much they were & did you notice if the sidewall was 2 or 3 ply.I do a lot of rock so I need a 3 ply.Thanks everyone.
I didnt notice the side wall but i will look tom. I paid 200 per tire mounted and life time rotation and balancing. I drive alot, my jeeps 7 months old and turned 32000 tooday. I will keep everyone updated on how they holding up. Going on a trail ride tom night and its been raining alot.......
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I didnt notice the side wall but i will look tom. I paid 200 per tire mounted and life time rotation and balancing. I drive alot, my jeeps 7 months old and turned 32000 tooday. I will keep everyone updated on how they holding up. Going on a trail ride tom night and its been raining alot.......
Nice,I look forward to hearing whet you think,now give em hell!
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Never even heard of them.Anyone know anything about them?
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17000 miles would be like 4 or 5 years for me

I've read the reviews where some had sidewall issues with the Federals. Most of those reviews seemed to be on larger, heavier vehicles. I keep an eye on mine and so far, so good. They do only have a 2 ply sidewall, which will keep me from buying another set when these wear out. The PO told me he got these tires for around 150 a piece, which is why he bought them. When it comes time, I'll probably go with Goodyear MTR's.
I do see some seperation issues.that makes me a bit scared of them.
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I just checked, 2 ply sidewalls.

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Old 07-20-2013, 08:46 AM   #27
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I just checked, 2 ply sidewalls.

Damn,guess Im out.Thanks for posting that info
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Well the friend of mine who did have them finally upgraded. Managed to get 30-40k out of a set of 31s. My AT2's are on the way out and unless something is overwhelmingly wrong I'll be picking up a set of 33s at $185 each online or see what the local places can do for me.

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