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JEEPIN98TJ 02-22-2012 10:58 PM

Thoughts on best mud tire for on and off road
 
More of a weekend warrior
(alot of road driving)

MT MTZ's: Milage? Performance?
GY MTR's: Milage? Performance?
Interco TrXus: Milage? Performance?

Or go cheap
BFG all-terrain's: Milage? Performance?

Those are basically what I'm wanting

burton861 02-24-2012 07:06 AM

ive got 35' Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ and I've got about 29,000 miles on them mostly on road, lots of off road and they are about ready to be replaced.

JEEPIN98TJ 02-24-2012 09:32 AM

Damn only 30,000??? Gezz those are the ones I was really looking at too

Hey thanks for your comment

4fit 02-24-2012 09:40 AM

Have you considered Duratracs? They are more of a AT/MT hybrid than just an AT and they get great reviews, even in mud. Plus, you can sign up for treadlightly.org ($25) and get a $100 mail in rebate on them.

roxbury29 02-24-2012 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by burton861 (Post 2069110)
ive got 35' Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ and I've got about 29,000 miles on them mostly on road, lots of off road and they are about ready to be replaced.



I was told - for mud-tire (any brand) about 30K is about it. / From this forum, I was told GY duratracs are awesome on and off road.. I am still searching for a nicer wheel and will end up with either GY duratracs or Dick Cepek Fun Country II tires.. ( 33x11.5x17 )

kbwwolf 02-24-2012 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by roxbury29 (Post 2070412)
I was told - for mud-tire (any brand) about 30K is about it. / From this forum, I was told GY duratracs are awesome on and off road.. I am still searching for a nicer wheel and will end up with either GY duratracs or Dick Cepek Fun Country II tires.. ( 33x11.5x17 )

DuraTracs rock. You can get 50K out of em, if you keep em properly aired and rotated. :thumb:

Not good for rock crawling, though, because of the sidewalls.

Jason1348 02-25-2012 01:14 AM

Look at buckshots got 40000 out of last three sets and they are a mt duratracks are a at not a mt they don't clean like a mt does not saying there a not a good tire

wheels082 02-25-2012 03:30 PM

Have you looked at the Cooper STT?

JEEPIN98TJ 02-26-2012 09:36 PM

I was looking at duratracs when they first came out and I was getting mixed answers on if they are good or not but I'll look into it more thanks guys

40k and 50k is a great range that's what I'm looking for

And no i haven't looked at all at copper tires

Any others like the duratracs you can suggest?

Jason1348 02-26-2012 11:41 PM

Km 2

DrHolliday 02-27-2012 12:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JEEPIN98TJ
I was looking at duratracs when they first came out and I was getting mixed answers on if they are good or not but I'll look into it more thanks guys

40k and 50k is a great range that's what I'm looking for

And no i haven't looked at all at copper tires

Any others like the duratracs you can suggest?

I'm running the cooper stt's as well. They are awesome in everything I've had them in. Can't comment on tread life as I've only had them for about 4,000 miles so far. But for the price, they do everything that the higher priced brands can do.

4fit 02-27-2012 07:42 AM

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Originally Posted by JEEPIN98TJ (Post 2078187)
Any others like the duratracs you can suggest?

The Kelly Safari TSR is basically a Duratrac and can generally be found cheaper. Goodyear is the parent corporation behind Kelly Tire. :thumb:

Skol-Vikes 02-27-2012 04:50 PM

I have the Copper AT3's on my Yukon for about 20K and do a lot hunting and driving in the snow plus highway miles. I have nothing bad to say about them.

JEEPIN98TJ 03-01-2012 09:15 AM

Thank you for all your comments

Any word on the Pro Comp. Extreme A/T? They say their rated for 40k

drl650 03-01-2012 03:24 PM

BFG KM2s. Very quiet and handle well on the street.Will try some mud this weekend but so far very impressed plus they are much lighter than the others.

ou812 03-01-2012 09:38 PM

I have the Dick cepek mudCountrys,a lil milder than an all terrain but calmer than a full mud tire,Quiet on highway.Awesome road manners and really hook up in soft south louisiana mud.For the low price im very impressed and i plan on buying another set when these need replacing.I have about 3k miles on them with zero signs of wear and I mud and trail ride alot,3-5 times a week on my own property.No rocks,just logs and mud holes.

the guy that convinced me to buy these tires had over 40k miles on his and they were almost 1/2 worn

great tire,I choose them over the BFG KM2s

Omar Brannstrom 03-04-2012 02:40 PM

Maybe the new Cooper st maxx

07XMan2Door 03-04-2012 09:08 PM

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Originally Posted by ou812 (Post 2093024)
I have the Dick cepek mudCountrys,a lil milder than an all terrain but calmer than a full mud tire,Quiet on highway.Awesome road manners and really hook up in soft south louisiana mud.For the low price im very impressed and i plan on buying another set when these need replacing.I have about 3k miles on them with zero signs of wear and I mud and trail ride alot,3-5 times a week on my own property.No rocks,just logs and mud holes.

the guy that convinced me to buy these tires had over 40k miles on his and they were almost 1/2 worn

great tire,I choose them over the BFG KM2s

Glad to hear you like these tires. I was thinking about them. The center groove looked kinda unusual, but I do like the tapered blocks. Good to hear you are that happy. Mabey need to see some in person.
Thanks. Do you have any pics of them here on the Forum?
Kinda leaning towards the Cooper SST's too. So confused!!

gregward93 06-19-2012 01:00 PM

BFGS km2's. Have 30,000 on them and could go for 10-15 thousand more.

Blue_94_YJ 06-19-2012 02:45 PM

I had Maxxis Buckshots on my Yukon, and they were good all around. I got just over 40k on them and that was on a Yukon that weighs almost 3 times as much as a jeep at 4700 lbs. For the money you can't really go wrong with them.

dhdad 06-20-2012 12:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Blue_94_YJ (Post 2490406)
I had Maxxis Buckshots on my Yukon, and they were good all around. I got just over 40k on them and that was on a Yukon that weighs almost 3 times as much as a jeep at 4700 lbs. For the money you can't really go wrong with them.

What kind of Yukon weighs 3 times as much as a Jeep? That would be 14,100 lbs, well over the GVWR of a dual rear wheel 3500 Diesel HD truck. That's one heavy Yukon, heard of H1's in that weight range with body armor and such but not a Yukon.

eagle223 06-21-2012 10:18 AM

BFG ATs are decent in mud, they do fill up with mud quickly and turn into slicks. I would go with more of a mud terrain tire. 4x4 garage has a magazine out right now that they've tested many different tires so it can give you a pretty good idea of performance in mud. I've heard good things about the MT/R and BFG KM2s and the Duratracs. And those all get pretty good tread life.


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