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Old 01-16-2014, 08:46 AM   #1
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What tires do you like best

I'm getting a set of 33/12.50 mt tires but not sold on any yet. I really like the pro comp xterrains, mickey thompson baja claws, dick cepek crusher, or the wild country mtx. My yj is a daily driver but sees the trails on the weekends. Any help would be great. Or your input on your favorite tire.

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Old 01-16-2014, 09:03 AM   #2
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My first choice is mickey thompson baja claws
2nd choice would be BFG Mud Terrains
3rd choice is wild country mtx
followed by pro comp xterrains or dick cepek crusher

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Old 01-16-2014, 09:34 AM   #3
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Thanks Scott-cj8. I read somewhere the baja claws didn't have any road life and wasn't good in the mud. But that was their opinion.
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Old 01-16-2014, 10:25 AM   #4
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I like my bfg km2's. I haven't had any problems with them cleaning in the mud and have only gotten stuck once in the snow (foot of powder with a foot of crappy ice snow under neath). I have about 30k on them and they are about 60% still. Got 45k out of my baja claws before I went to the bfg's. Mud wheeling is all about getting your tires to clean and cutting through the mud to the hard ground. If your tires are too wide you will float on the mud and get no traction. Also in mud you have to have the power to get your tires to spin so they can clean. Make sure you gear correctly to keep enough power to clean your tires. After the little rant I guess the short answer is I have no complaints on either of those two. Also had a f250 on 37" nitto mud grapplers. Got 40k out if those but those truly sucked in the mud..... Got that thing stuck all of the time.
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Old 01-16-2014, 10:35 AM   #5
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I went to Canadian tire and just got all terrains I love them! Great response on ice in the my and everything only cost me 500$ for 4! Mind you there only 29 but I still love them!
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Old 01-16-2014, 11:14 AM   #6
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I just took off a set of 35x12.50 baja claws and installed a set of dunlop mud rovers.... Way better on the road and the fact they are not directional is a plus.
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Old 01-16-2014, 11:16 AM   #7
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Thanks for the info, I've been reading on the bfg km2 and they seem to be about the best for what I am wanting. I'm in the process of getting all the parts I need to do a 4bt cummins swap so I'm not to worried about having the power to turn them.
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Old 01-16-2014, 11:23 AM   #8
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I just took off a set of 35x12.50 baja claws and installed a set of dunlop mud rovers.... Way better on the road and the fact they are not directional is a plus.
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Old 01-16-2014, 11:30 AM   #9
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I just took off a set of 35x12.50 baja claws and installed a set of dunlop mud rovers.... Way better on the road and the fact they are not directional is a plus.
What do you mean by directional?
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Old 01-16-2014, 11:36 AM   #10
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They are made to be installed facing a certain direction on the Jeep... The side of the tire states which way is the recommended way of rotation. If you took a tire off the left side of the Jeep and put it on the right the tread would facing the wrong direction.

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Old 01-16-2014, 11:43 AM   #11
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They are made to be installed facing a certain direction on the Jeep... The side of the tire states which way is the recommended way of rotation. If you took a tire off the left side of the Jeep and put it on the right the tread would facing the wrong direction.

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Ahhh! That's what I was thinking. Those are some nice tires!
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Old 01-16-2014, 11:44 AM   #12
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I like the Nitto Trail Grapplers
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Old 01-16-2014, 01:15 PM   #13
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I just put a set of gy duratracs on my new jk. I know I know its a jk. But I have used them before on my work truck. I do a lot of off Roading in my line of work and they always have great traction and wore better than any tire I've used to date. Mind you that was on a 3/4 ton loaded. I think on a light jeep they would wear even better. Although they are not the premier mudder. Mudders are overrated if you use your vehiclefor ANYTHING else too. Anyway my $.02
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Old 01-16-2014, 01:39 PM   #14
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I got the wrangler mt/r with kevlar 33x12.50x15 and they have been the best tire I ever used they have excellent road manners even with the top off you can still carry a conversation without the tire noise and traction in snow/ice is amazing
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Old 01-16-2014, 02:36 PM   #15
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I'm running 33 x 12.50 Baja Claws now and so far the pros and cons :

Do great in snow, do just ok in mud and totally do not like wet rocks.
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:30 PM   #16
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I've never had this hard of a time picking a tire. Lol . I'm thinking I'll go with the bfg mud terrain, but a friend of mine said he had a bad run in with the sidewalks splitting. But every review I read says their a great tire.. Every tire that is mentioned I look up and read the reviews to see if they will fit my needs, so thanks for your input
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:46 PM   #17
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I just put BFG Rugged Terrain (235/75/15) on my rig. They ride well on the street, and grip well in the snow. I'm not planning and heavy off roading (maybe just some simple trails). They are pretty quiet, even at highway speeds. I'm still playing around with the pressure. I've been running at 28 psi and they feel great. At around $130 per, they fit my budget.
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:59 PM   #18
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My junk is a trailer queen & rarely gets driven on the street - it mainly sees big rocks & some high speed desert runs.

So I went with 2 sets of (37's & 39's) BFG red label sticky Krawlers, which are non DOT tires.
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:12 PM   #19
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I love my km2's but mine isn't a dd. my buddies seem to love the good year wranglers for their pavement queens, looks pretty sweet and good on the road. Not sure about off-road use though.
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I currently run KM2's but Im trying the MTZ next it has more sipping than the KM2 for wet / snow...I have read some great reviews...


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Old 01-16-2014, 11:22 PM   #21
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Cooper 32x11.5 STT. Someone told me Cooper is the last of the American made tires. Not sure if that's true or not but I like them. BFG's always been a favorite of mine too.
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Old 01-17-2014, 12:03 AM   #23
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Definitely take a hard look at the Mickey Thompson MTZ. They are an excellent tire. Mine are quiet on the road, float on sand, and grip like crazy in the mud.
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Old 01-17-2014, 09:31 AM   #24
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Bridgestone Dueler Revo 2 is a great AT tire. Hooks up well in mud and still comfortable on pavement. I work at Firestone and have had several people buy these and like them.

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I'm a big fan of the Nitto Trail Grapplers and you'll get 50k miles out of them. They're not quite as aggressive as some of the other MT's, but they're good on the pavement as well.
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:49 AM   #26
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Thanks for all the help. I'm a big fan of dunlops fierce attitude mt. Tire but the don't sell it in a 15. But I've down to the mickey thompson baja mtz, and the bfg mud terrain km2 both have really good reviews and I can get them for about the same price
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I have the pro comps and from the factory 2 tires wouldn't balance and it was a painful time trying to get them replaced? I just bought the 35x12.50 general red letter grabber quiet on the road no humming
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Old 01-17-2014, 05:28 PM   #28
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Between the KM2 and MTZ, the MTZ is quieter, wears better, and handles on road and in wet conditions better because of the siping. The km2 has none. They are very slick in rain from what I've seen. The MTZ's also measure a little taller, BFG is known for being undersized. My 35" BFG ATs measured 33"
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My next tire is the MTZ when my BFG KM 2's wear out

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Between the KM2 and MTZ, the MTZ is quieter, wears better, and handles on road and in wet conditions better because of the siping. The km2 has none. They are very slick in rain from what I've seen. The MTZ's also measure a little taller, BFG is known for being undersized. My 35" BFG ATs measured 33"
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Old 01-17-2014, 07:38 PM   #30
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The MTZ sound like the way to go. Has any body ran the Wild Country MTX I've read there good also

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