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Old 01-30-2012, 11:04 PM   #1
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torn between 3 tires

im looking for some 33x12.50x15 tires and i have narrowed it down to three of them. the dick cepek mud countrys, mickey Thompson mtz and the km2. i just wish i could see three jeeps in person with each because tires can look different online then in person imo. iv looked all them up all seem to have good reviews in all terrain i don't hear to much about the dicks or see them i know a few people have them just makes me wonder why there are so few. i want one that wears great i plan to rotate every 5000 miles to i think they all should get 50,000mi out of them i hope. i just want some opinions on them i know there are threads already about them individually but i started this one so i can talk about all three in one thread. thanks guys

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I've got BFG A/T's and there are wearing so nice, I rotate also and they are even as can be , I like the km2 if they wear like other BFG's, the MTZ for looks.

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do the mtz not perform as well as the bfg and dicks and the mtz are mostly for looks?
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Saw the thread title and thought "well, you're gonna need at least 4".
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:45 PM   #5
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haha im getting 5
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:50 PM   #7
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Im in the market for tires myself and im lookin at gettin 33'' BFG A/T
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Saw the thread title and thought "well, you're gonna need at least 4".
That's what I thought too,
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:06 AM   #9
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i cant decide! lol
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i cant decide! lol
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I swear by the BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO's I've had them in 31's, 33's and 35's (I'm putting another set of 35's on my jeep this week) Great tires....
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I swear by the BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO's I've had them in 31's, 33's and 35's (I'm putting another set of 35's on my jeep this week) Great tires....
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Im in the market for tires myself and im lookin at gettin 33'' BFG A/T
got them in 33x12.5 and love em
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:25 AM   #13
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im looking for a mt tire for sure i hear a lot of great things about the bfgs how do the mtz or dicks compare
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Toyo Mts are the best only down side their heavy, but 5 star in every terrane
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What about the grabbers?
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im looking for some 33x12.50x15 tires and i have narrowed it down to three of them. the dick cepek mud countrys, mickey Thompson mtz and the km2. i just wish i could see three jeeps in person with each because tires can look different online then in person imo. iv looked all them up all seem to have good reviews in all terrain i don't hear to much about the dicks or see them i know a few people have them just makes me wonder why there are so few. i want one that wears great i plan to rotate every 5000 miles to i think they all should get 50,000mi out of them i hope. i just want some opinions on them i know there are threads already about them individually but i started this one so i can talk about all three in one thread. thanks guys
Well all three have 3ply sidewalls and good to very good in everything.. Actually Id say the KM2's in the mud are excellent. The MT MTZ and BFG KM2's will give you 40K Plus. The DC MT im unsure about on road millage.. If you have snow covered roads where you are then I would if you get the KM2's would have the center lugs siped as they aren't the best of MT's on snowy icy roads.

I would say when considering all I know about each tire including cost..

I'd go KM2, MTZ, Mud Country... None will be bad choices at all.. Only request is pics when you get what ever tire you choose
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What about the grabbers?
Which ones? General Tire makes a few DD and or Offroad tires
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I think I may like the look of the Mtz more then the km2 so that may put them ahead since they have the same performance I would like to find out more about the dicks
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There's a picture of my 35" Dick Cepek Mud Country's. They were pricey, but I'm incredibly happy with this tire. I looked at the MTRs and MTs before settling on these. The MTRs were out of stock, I wasn't really happy with the tread-look of the MTs. They were pricier, but overall not too bad. Performance-wise, they've been unstoppable. Sand, snow, mud I have had no issues even with the deep stuff. They're also quiet, and after 5,000 miles have worn very well. I previously had BFG A/Ts and have not had the same experience others have. They were loud, rough, and my wear was good but not great. If you can find the Cepeks by you, I'd go with them. Really the tread sets it apart and I'm very happy with the performance.
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Check this issue of JP magazine. They tested several tires and the Duratracs were rated among the best for snow, mud, rocks and street.
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Toyo Mts are the best only down side their heavy, but 5 star in every terrane
i love the toyos but there pricey
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Check this issue of JP magazine. They tested several tires and the Duratracs were rated among the best for snow, mud, rocks and street.
not a huge fan of the duratracs i know there a good tire but i dont like the look of them
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not a huge fan of the duratracs i know there a good tire but i dont like the look of them
what kind of Jeep will you be putting the KM2's, MTZ, or DC MC's on?
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not a huge fan of the duratracs i know there a good tire but i dont like the look of them
i'm currently in the same situation, and the last conclusion was that the looks of the jeep being stuck or unable to complete an obstacle is more important than the looks of the tire

i'm currently torn between cooper STT and duratracs i think the price will decide, did not ask around yet.
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i love the toyos but there pricey
That's why I went with Cooper Discoverer STT's. Nearly identical tread pattern, reinforced sidewalls, and they wear great. I'm at about 25k miles and still have about 40-50% tread left. Great tires in everything: snow/ice, sand, mud, rocks.
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I vote km2s, center lugs siped if you're going to run them in snow/ice. They are awesome, period. Great tread life and excellent in almost any condition.
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You named 3 very capable tires. I'd lean toward the KM2s myself as they give a good mix of performance to road noise to wear. Then again, I'm probably just gonna get boggers or something similar next time because I don't care about road noise or wear.
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Bfg km2s are the way to go two thumbs up in my opinion
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I vote km2s, center lugs siped if you're going to run them in snow/ice. They are awesome, period. Great tread life and excellent in almost any condition.
Just out of curiosity, where do you goto get siping (sp?) done. Or is it DIY?
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Once I got my KM2's, I just quit recognizing that other tires exist. 40k+ miles from now that is what I will go back with.

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