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Old 03-20-2014, 04:37 PM   #1
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Good all around MT tires????

Im looking around for a good Mud Tire, something with decent wear. Let me know know what tires you all like.

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Old 03-20-2014, 04:46 PM   #2
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I'm running Goodyear MTR/k. Absolutely fantastic tire! I will probably get 2.5 maybe 3 years and I wheel 2 times a week plus snow. I air down to about 12-14psi and the traction is unbelievable.

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Old 03-20-2014, 04:53 PM   #3
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I've heard about those but I wasn't sure how they would wear
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Old 03-20-2014, 05:00 PM   #4
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They wear like a mudder but a little better. I'm actually going from my 33 to a 35 when these are shot. I like them better then the duratracks even. I have open diffs and these grab so well its like having a limited slip.
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I agree with ylwseal. I run the MTR/Kevlar in 33's and have loved them. They have saved me from rolling on black ice roads a couple times because they found a small patch of dry asphalt and gripped. When they wear out, I will be keeping with them when I upgrade to 35's.
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Old 03-20-2014, 06:54 PM   #7
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I think I've heard enough I'm going to try them out thanks for input guys
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Old 03-20-2014, 06:59 PM   #8
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What size?
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I air down to about 12-14psi and the traction is unbelievable.
Try airing 'em down to 8-10, you'll like them even more.
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Old 03-20-2014, 07:10 PM   #10
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I have the BFG M/t mud tire in 33". I can't say exactly how many miles are on them because they were on the car when I picked it up, although they were in almost new condition. They grab great, are fairly tame on the street and the wear has been impressive thus far. I have about 10k on them and haven't seen any major decrease in tread, obviously they are wearing, but not nearly as bad as I expected.
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Old 03-20-2014, 07:16 PM   #11
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8-10 on a 15x8 wheel no bead lockers?
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8-10 on a 15x8 wheel no bead lockers?
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Old 03-20-2014, 07:39 PM   #13
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Awesome! I'll try it once gates open.
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I guess I'll be the exception and say that I am not that impressed with the MTR's performance in the rocks, it's a bit overhyped IMO. That and they take a ton of weight to balance.

The "Kevlar" is nothing more then a marketing gimmick.
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Here in Colorado all we have are giant rocks and trees and they climb beautifully. To comment on the kevlar part, the added kevlar is not a gimmick and military trucks are the proof of that. In the Navy we had these and the older style mtr and the tires generally outlast IED's. If the duratrack had kevlar it might make them 40k miles instead of 30k.
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I guess I'll be the exception and say that I am not that impressed with the MTR's performance in the rocks, it's a bit overhyped IMO. That and they take a ton of weight to balance.

The "Kevlar" is nothing more then a marketing gimmick.
They are better than my TA KO's though
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:14 PM   #17
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My 2 cents: I recently bought 10 ply tires made by GY called Fierce Attitude M/T. I bought them through SAMs club and am very pleased with the quietness, durability, and style. Since I had to order them, it took a bit to get them in, but SAMs does offer a road hazard warranty eve though they don't come with the mileage/tread wear warranty.
They look fantastic and like I said, pretty quiet compared to the original GY MTRs that came on my Rubi. Here are a few Picts.
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I just put on a set of Fierce Attitude M/T made by GY. Very well made and took hardly and weight for the five tires. Also, they are pretty quiet and I was impressed by the reviews and looks. I ordered them through SAMs club and even though they do not come with a mileage warranty, a 50k road hazard is provided by SAMs. I'm very impressed thus far especially since they don't ride or feel like a 10 ply even though they are. Oh and did I mention they are quiet.
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Here are a few more Picts of the Fierce Attitude M/T's. If you can get past the name, I think you might be impressed.
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:25 PM   #20
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Sorry for the double post as the original post timed out.
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Im looking around for a good Mud Tire, something with decent wear. Let me know know what tires you all like.
What type of wheeling do you plan to do? Rocks? Mud? Deep soupy mud? Easy or tough trails? Are there sharp rocks where you wheel? Do you have to drive on snow/ice during the winter?

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I guess I'll be the exception and say that I am not that impressed with the MTR's performance in the rocks, it's a bit overhyped IMO. That and they take a ton of weight to balance.

The "Kevlar" is nothing more then a marketing gimmick.
I couldn't disagree more. If you're a regular rock crawler, the two most popular tires out there are the Goodyear MT/R kevlar and the BFG Krawler. In 17 years of wheeling TJs, the MT/R Kevlar is the only tire I have never been able to puncture its sidewall on, the kevlar flat out works. Before switching to it, I was always cutting/puncturing sidewalls on sharp rocks. If kevlar was nothing more than a "marketing gimmick", we wouldn't be using kevlar for bulletproof vests, helmets, etc. I'm on my 3rd set of MT/Rs over the past ten years & I have no plans to switch away from them like I did when I ran BFGs MTs.
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Isn't there a "tires and wheels" section...? Haha kidding.

I'm also wondering this. I'm looking for a good wearing tire on the quieter end, but that's not a total priority. I'd prefer the more aggressive look of mud terrains, but again, not a total priority. Mostly looking for something that's good in sand and on light trails, as that's really all we've got out here on Long Island. Oh, forgot to mention college student budget. Can't break the non existent bank!

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Another vote for the GY MTR's. They clean and dig well in the thick mud, run well at low pressure in the rocks, I've been very impressed with how they respond in the snow, and like how they behave in the rain. I've always been a BFG MT guy (old guy here), had one set of KM2's but will not not even shop around again unless they are no longer available. I run 35/12.50 x 15's.

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I ran a 33x12.5 Toyo MT on a 15x8 steel wheel. I would run about 10 psi on the trail without any issues. I got 5years and over 50k miles on them be for I bought another set. This time I went with a 10.5 to save a little weight.
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I ran a 33x12.5 Toyo MT on a 15x8 steel wheel. I would run about 10 psi on the trail without any issues. I got 5years and over 50k miles on them be for I bought another set. This time I went with a 10.5 to save a little weight.
Have you noticed any improved/lost performance with the 10s? I like the looks of the 10.5 over the 12.5, but I'm curious to know if there's a difference. The weight is a plus and I'm also a fan of keeping more tire tucked under the fender.
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I've always been a BFG MT guy (old guy here), had one set of KM2's but will not not even shop around again unless they are no longer available. I run 35/12.50 x 15's.

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I second and triple the KM2s. I had a set of 34's on my F250 and absolutely loved them. They had over 41k on them when I traded the truck and still had about 30% tread left. Those will forever be my top choice for MT tires.
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I second and triple the KM2s. I had a set of 34's on my F250 and absolutely loved them. They had over 41k on them when I traded the truck and still had about 30% tread left. Those will forever be my top choice for MT tires.
BFG's MT is a good quiet and VERY long lasting MT, they commonly get >50k miles of wear. My main problem with them is their thin sidewall strength which just isn't strong enough to resist cuts & punctures on trails with sharp rocks like we have here in SOCAL. That's why I stopped running them, I was getting too many cut/punctured sidewalls. BFG does make a tire that is MORE than up to such sharp rocks called the Krawler which is a superb and uber strong tire, but it's substantially more expensive than the Goodyear MT/R.

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