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Old 01-05-2017, 10:03 PM
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33X10.5 R15 Mud/Snow tires.

I'm looking for a good 33X10.5 snow tire that does pretty good in the mud.
I am currently running Duratracs and if they were offered in the size I'm looking for I wouldn't even be asking.
But with over 30 years of driving in the snow and mud I've learned that narrower tires works better for me in my area.
I'm very interested in the General Grabbers X3, but there is very little talk about them. Anyone running them, or know if anyone that is?
I know about the BFG A/T's, and I've had a few sets, they just don't seem to do well in the mud around here.
Any other ideas?
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Just a note, M + S (mud and snow) tires refer to all-season tires. It's nit-picking, but if you ask for mud and snow tires at a tire shop they're going to recommend street tires.

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I'm not a tire guy, but I have learned a few lessons in life.

"Mud" tires are for mud.
"Snow" tires are for snow.

If you want to buy just one set of tires you are going to have to find a compromise that will work for you.
Asking on this forum is one good way to get some ideas.
Online research at the manufactures websites is another way.
Talking to a manager at a tire store when they aren't busy might garner a few answers.

I agree with you as far as for snow, narrower tires with aggressive tread work better than wider tires. Studs help on icy roads.

I wonder how the WW II tires that came on military Jeeps would work as a "mud/snow" tire? Uncle Sam thought they would work on the battlefield.

Let us know what you find out. I'm sure you aren't the only one here with that question.

Good Luck, L.M.

I like my BFG KOs, but when the snow gets between 4" to 6" I'll chain up.

Good Luck, L.M.
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The General Grabbers are a nice tire. My buddy has them on is YJ and I am looking for a set to potentially put on the CJ I'm building. The grabbers really aren't a "mud tire", but my buddy has put them through some pretty thick stuff and they've been fine. He's like me and drives his Jeep every day and so far in the snow he hasn't complained about them yet.

I personally like my Dick Cepek tires that I put on this past summer, possibly another thing for you to take a look at?
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My Grabbers (AT2) are amazing in the snow. Mud not so much. They don't do well when it's slick out. But on rocks I keep up with guys on 35s and 37s.
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Just a note, M + S (mud and snow) tires refer to all-season tires. It's nit-picking, but if you ask for mud and snow tires at a tire shop they're going to recommend street tires.
My buddy ryan has the new x3's on his TJ. In the 35x12.50 flavor. They worked great for him last week when we went to play in 24" of fresh poweder. But he was also about 4 rigs behind me and I was 2nd inline. I ran 33x10.50 KM2's on my wifes xj for about 4 years with no issues at all in snow and they cleaned well in mud. Im running 35x12.50 km2's on my yj the 12.50's float ontop of snow better then the 10.50's.
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The General Grabbers are a nice tire. My buddy has them on is YJ and I am looking for a set to potentially put on the CJ I'm building. The grabbers really aren't a "mud tire", but my buddy has put them through some pretty thick stuff and they've been fine. He's like me and drives his Jeep every day and so far in the snow he hasn't complained about them yet.

I personally like my Dick Cepek tires that I put on this past summer, possibly another thing for you to take a look at?
Grabber x3 is a mudtire their grabber redletters lots of people see it as a mud tire where its an at. Designed for desert terrain i owned a set they sucked in mud and were on in snow with addintinal siping
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Grabber x3 is a mudtire their grabber redletters lots of people see it as a mud tire where its an at. Designed for desert terrain i owned a set they sucked in mud and were on in snow with addintinal siping
Yeah my bad, I realized after that I should have specified the type of tire...
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Well, I have to admit, I'm liking the X3's.
We had a couple of inches of snow this past weekend and the Duratracs did better than any MT I can remember. Yes, I know it's not a MT, but they've done fairly well in the mud for me.
It's just a personal preference, but I've ran the KM2's and I didn't care for them in the snow.
Tom, how's the X3's running size wise? Pretty close, or like everyone else, about an inch smaller?
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I love the dick cepek extreme country's.

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