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Old 03-21-2013, 07:58 AM   #1
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Help Please! Mickey Thompson MTZ's or Firestone Destination MT?

Any advise would be greatly helpful. I am buying new tires today and cannot decide. Looking for an a tire that isnt too loud and rides decent.

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Old 03-21-2013, 08:18 AM   #2
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Those criteria are subjective and won't likely be agreed upon by many. Are you only interested in the two tires you listed? Is there a budget? What are the uses of the vehicle, or does that not matter as long as they're quiet and ride decent? Is there a size constraint (maybe I missed it) ?

Perhaps passenger tires would fit the bill.

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Old 03-21-2013, 08:46 AM   #3
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Well one thing to consider is the Firestone's are not siped...other than that, it really will come down to personal preference
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:57 AM   #4
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Those criteria are subjective and won't likely be agreed upon by many. Are you only interested in the two tires you listed? Is there a budget? What are the uses of the vehicle, or does that not matter as long as they're quiet and ride decent? Is there a size constraint (maybe I missed it) ?

Perhaps passenger tires would fit the bill.
Putting them on my 02 jeep wrangler. They are all within a few bucks apart so budget in not an issue. I am also looking at the Cooper STT's my mai concern was noise and ride. I am going with 305's on 16" wheels. I am currently running BFG all terrains. I just want a more aggressive tire. I appreciate any suggestions!
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I'd recommend Duratracs. They are a hybrid between ATs and MTs. They are awesome. Much more aggressive looking than BFG ATs but not as much road noise of MTs if it's your DD. If you stick with one of the two in the original post go with Mickey Thompsons. Firestone tires are garbage and their warranty sucks.
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I'd recommend Duratracs. They are a hybrid between ATs and MTs. They are awesome. Much more aggressive looking than BFG ATs but not as much road noise of MTs if it's your DD. If you stick with one of the two in the original post go with Mickey Thompsons. Firestone tires are garbage and their warranty sucks.
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I have 31x10.5 Duratracs on my rig. They were on it when I bought it last year. They are quiet, they do ride nice, and they do well on wet roads. I have not yet put them to work, so to speak, and I haven't driven them in snow though I hear they do well. I have no current point if reference for any other tires though so I cannot give any relevant comparisons. They do fit the listed criteria though.
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I'd recommend Duratracs. They are a hybrid between ATs and MTs. They are awesome. Much more aggressive looking than BFG ATs but not as much road noise of MTs if it's your DD. If you stick with one of the two in the original post go with Mickey Thompsons. Firestone tires are garbage and their warranty sucks.
Yep x2 on duratrac if you are looking for an AT ride with MT styling.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:31 AM   #9
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x3 on the Duratracs. Great in rain, snow, mud, and sand and pretty quiet on the hway. I don't do any rock crawling so I wouldn't know about that. I'm running 33" x 12.5" x 15", I think they're an all around great tire.
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I'm running 33x12.5 duratracs I've had them for about a week now and love them. I've had them in mud and on wet roads and they ride great plus they look awesome
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I run 33'' Cooper STT and compared to the ones I had before they ride very smooth. Its my DD and I couldn't be happier.
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I have MTZ's and the have been great for 4 years now.
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I'd definitely go with the MTZ's. they're great tires, great life, awesome look, and fun off road.
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I'd recommend MTZ as well, I'm fairly certain any true MT will outperform Duratracs in mud. If you don't hit mud often then this may not concern you
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Anyone heard of those fierce attitude mt's? with the barbed wire side wall? Lookin for some more info on em
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Anyone heard of those fierce attitude mt's? with the barbed wire side wall? Lookin for some more info on em
I;ve heard great things about them from price point to performance!
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Anyone heard of those fierce attitude mt's? with the barbed wire side wall? Lookin for some more info on em
Those have been a pretty popular tire for a lot of guys I work with on their field trucks. I haven't heard any complaints. I initially planned on running them on my lj but went with a cheaper alternative.
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I run MTZs on my current TJ and many other jeeps in the past. I love the aggressive looking tread and they are great off road on rocks or in the mud but still ride decent on the road to be an MT tire (I've had ALOT worse) the only bad thing I really have to say is they're a softer compound and do wear down a little quicker than other brands. Especially compared to an AT tire
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Those have been a pretty popular tire for a lot of guys I work with on their field trucks. I haven't heard any complaints. I initially planned on running them on my lj but went with a cheaper alternative.
It's what I've been hearing. A buddy of mine swears by them, runs them on his rubi and power wagon. Says the run smooth(as expected for a MT), got a nice little purr to em and has no problem off road whether it be rock, mud, etc. price isn't necessarily to high, especially compared to KM2's, which is what my other choice of tire would be
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I have the mtz's best tires I have ever owned! 5+ years and over 58,000 miles including a lot of highway miles. They are finally worn out and I need a new set. Hands down with no question I will be putting the same shoes back on.
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I have the mtz's best tires I have ever owned! 5+ years and over 58,000 miles including a lot of highway miles. They are finally worn out and I need a new set. Hands down with no question I will be putting the same shoes back on.
What size are you runnin? I'm currently runnin 33/12.50/15
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I'm running 35x12.50x15. These tires are awesome. I have had many tires and I will stick with these for a while. I think the main reason they did so well for me is because jeeps, in general, do not weigh a lot like a truck or something comparable. They are forgiving if you mis a rotation by a few thousand. Mine never really got chunky if I wasn't always one schedule with rotations.

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