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Old 11-03-2013, 04:56 PM   #1
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Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ or Duratrac's?

Duratrac's get great reviews but the sidewall worries me. Do the MT Baja MTZ work well? I will only be wheeling a few times a year and I drive it every day. My commute to work is only 8 miles.

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Old 11-03-2013, 05:10 PM   #2
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MTZ all the WAY! Absolutely BOMBPROOF! I'm on my second set. They flex great, hook up great except ice, and the sidewall is unreal! I run them with BEADLOCKS and Rock crawl so they get beaten regularly.
In my opinion not in the same league of the Duratracs.... I know guys that run them and they are always pussy footing around the rocks...mainly cuz of the sidewalls. The tread pattern isn't bad but the sidewall issue would be enough for me to walk away.

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Old 11-09-2013, 11:01 AM   #3
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What is a good price on the mtz'z? I was quoted 1068.00 plus tax on 4 33/12.5/15 installed.
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I found the MTZ's too aggressive for daily use. Too noisy, difficult to balance and not great on wet roads. I swapped them after only a few months for BFG AT's.
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Duratracs blow.

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Old 11-09-2013, 02:36 PM   #6
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[QUOTE=BLK00TJ;5997626]Duratracs blow.

Are you driving on that tire?
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I'm in the same boat right now. torn between the m/t mtz's, the goodyear duratracs, and the cooper stt2.....
all within 1000-1200 dollars.
does anyone have experience with the cooper stt2's?
I love the way those duratracs look.
I hear the bfg ta/ko wear like iron. guy drives a plow truck and says 5 years later the tread is half gone and they still bite in.
I don't like the sidewalls though.
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BFG AT very solid for daily driver use.
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Old 11-09-2013, 02:54 PM   #9
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Duratracs blow.

Are you driving on that tire?
Heck no! I plugged it so I could finish wheeling and caught back up with my group. I swapped my spare before hitting pavement.
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Old 11-09-2013, 03:38 PM   #10
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Another choice is the older Fun Country 2s. I run a set in 31x10.5 and they seem to do well in everything.
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Old 11-09-2013, 03:44 PM   #11
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I say mtz. I use em on my daily driver and noise isn't a problem. I think you are gonna have some noise with any of them but I beat the mtz up pretty good from time to time and no issues at all.

Plus I think the mtzs just look good.


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I've been working on removing my fenders with them! Lol
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Old 11-09-2013, 04:54 PM   #12
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My Duratracs have done well for me so far, granted the off road scene in the UK is mostly mud and hill climbing. I would base your decision off of what type of wheeling you will do. I got my 33' Duratracs shipped to me for $882 (shipping to an APO address cost more) from tirerack.com, and mounted for $100.00. They have served me well so far as I DD my Jeep, also.
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The next thing....
31x10.5x15
Wal-mart can get Mickey Thompson's for 195.00/tire.
Lifetime Balance and rotation,
Roadhazard,
1085.00 plus tax. Set of 5.
How many miles do you get from a set ?

Pomps Tire...
set of 5
duratrac's
lifetime balance, rotate, roadhazard
after tax....
1008.00
How many miles do you get from a set?

Does anybody think that a Wal-mart brand Mickey Thompson is a lesser quality than a non Wal-mart brand?

Are these prices fair? I am pretty sure they are.
I love both tire. I have til next weekend to get them on the rig.
please help me decide between the two.
I really like the look on both tires. they look like they could scare someone just sitting there on the Jeep. Like at any second they could just jump out and eat you ! LOL

Does anybody know what size rims these stock guys are?
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Personally choosing a tire on LOOKS is setting yourself up for disappointment. But here's some pics of my MTZ's getting the snot beat out if them!!! Sidewall is BOMBPROOF!
You can see how well the tire flexes!
Duratracs have a reputation of "looking" tough and and "having" a weak sidewall. It's your rig but I would Never run a tire know for weak design!
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I paid $1075 from Extreme terrain here on WF. Free shipping. I mounted them myself because of the beadlocks. Found a shop to balance the for $40.
Where you get them doesn't mean they are a Walmart tire....just that they are the seller. Prices on MTZ you stated sounds fair. I got 51,231 miles on my first set if MTZ's. Rotate and balanced regularly!!!
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The next thing.... 31x10.5x15 Wal-mart can get Mickey Thompson's for 195.00/tire. Lifetime Balance and rotation, Roadhazard, 1085.00 plus tax. Set of 5. How many miles do you get from a set ? Pomps Tire... set of 5 duratrac's lifetime balance, rotate, roadhazard after tax.... 1008.00 How many miles do you get from a set? Does anybody think that a Wal-mart brand Mickey Thompson is a lesser quality than a non Wal-mart brand? Are these prices fair? I am pretty sure they are. I love both tire. I have til next weekend to get them on the rig. please help me decide between the two. I really like the look on both tires. they look like they could scare someone just sitting there on the Jeep. Like at any second they could just jump out and eat you ! LOL Does anybody know what size rims these stock guys are?
Those are 15x8 Canyons with 5.5 inch back spacing.
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You guys have made up my mind. MTZ's I like the pic of the flex in the sidewalls sinister! Those pic's made my heart pound! LOL Thanks guys! I will post pics soon!!!!
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Thanks for starting this thread up! I was going to also!!!!
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I just got Duratracs all around. With the Discount Tire road hazard warranty, if one pops, I throw the spare on and get a new one free, no big deal. I got all four plus the road hazard warranty, which I usually don't get, for about $980 OTD.
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I just got Duratracs all around. With the Discount Tire road hazard warranty, if one pops, I throw the spare on and get a new one free, no big deal. I got all four plus the road hazard warranty, which I usually don't get, for about $980 OTD.
Was this online or at a store?
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I just got Duratracs all around. With the Discount Tire road hazard warranty, if one pops, I throw the spare on and get a new one free, no big deal. I got all four plus the road hazard warranty, which I usually don't get, for about $980 OTD.
I don't want to be on the trail changing a tire if I don't have to. I have the MTZ's and they have performed well for me.
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I just got Duratracs all around. With the Discount Tire road hazard warranty, if one pops, I throw the spare on and get a new one free, no big deal. I got all four plus the road hazard warranty, which I usually don't get, for about $980 OTD.
Well it is a plan...but that plan really only works if you only pop ONE!
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Well it is a plan...but that plan really only works if you only pop ONE!
No kidding. 2hrs from my house with no spare left I drove like Mrs Daisy for most of the rest of the trip last weekend.
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I ordered the mtz's. only a couple days away from some new shoes !
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Well it is a plan...but that plan really only works if you only pop ONE!
Really think popping more than one at a time is likely?
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Was this online or at a store?
In store. It was $871 OTD without the extra road hazard. I haggled a little but I would think anyone should be able to get this deal. OH, and there's a $60 rebate on top of that.
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Really think popping more than one at a time is likely?
Considering I sliced two tires within 3 offroad trips, I'd say it is more likely than I'm comfortable with.
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If that happens, I will get the tires replaced via road hazard and then sell them and get some BFGs or MTZs, or similar.

I did tire research for almost a day plus and there was so much raving about the Duratracs, even over the BFGs that I went with them. Time will tell if I made a good decision.
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If that happens, I will get the tires replaced via road hazard and then sell them and get some BFGs or MTZs, or similar.

I did tire research for almost a day plus and there was so much raving about the Duratracs, even over the BFGs that I went with them. Time will tell if I made a good decision.
I hear you. I did the same thing. For me it was between KM2 and Duratrac. No one in my area had KM2 at the time so I took my chances with the Duratrac. They don't offer road hazards on LT tires in my area so that wasn't even an option. Now I'm shopping all over again and it is between KM2, MTR, or TSLs. I'm leaning towards the MTRs for the sidewall

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