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Bigchris66 06-22-2013 02:18 PM

Mud tires
 
I have narrowed my choices down to three of them bfg km2, super swamper ssr, and the nitto mud grapplers. Of those three what do y'all think is the best any and all opinions welcomed and If you've used any of those let me know how they was for you. Appreciate any help

PStov98TJ 06-22-2013 02:28 PM

Out of those, I'd go with the KM2's. They'll last the longest and be the least annoying by far.

And I know it's technically not a "mud tire" but have you thought about the Goodyear MTR's w/ Kevlar? I've got a set on mine and have had them in some sloppy mud and soft bottom water crossings and they've performed perfectly. They clean out very well and always give me traction. I've yet to bog down with them. And the reinforced sidewall gives peace of mind that a stick or stump won't rip a hole in them.

Bigchris66 06-22-2013 02:38 PM

No I haven't thought bout them ima have to check them out

Bigchris66 06-22-2013 02:43 PM

They look good but not aggressive enough

PStov98TJ 06-22-2013 02:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Bigchris66 (Post 3888904)
They look good but not aggressive enough

Just curious, how did you determine this?

Bigchris66 06-22-2013 02:52 PM

I went and read reviews on them and on most the reviews they got between 2 and 3 stars in mud but that's why I got on here to get opinions and feed back from other jeepers but what I want are real aggressive and well performing mud tires I'm not worried but how loud they are and stuff like that

PStov98TJ 06-22-2013 03:01 PM

At least you did research. Fair enough. They work well for me but they aren't everyone's thing I guess.
Well I'd stay away from swampers. They won't last long at all (maybe 20,000 miles if you're lucky) and just aren't a very good tire in general. They just tear stuff up and cost you lots of money replacing them.
I've heard the Nitto's are hit or miss with most people I know. Some like them, some hate them. The KM2 is a very good mud tire and a good tire overall. If it was my jeep, I'd go with the KM2's out of the three listed.

Bigchris66 06-22-2013 03:03 PM

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Originally Posted by PStov98TJ (Post 3888941)
At least you did research. Fair enough. They work well for me but they aren't everyone's thing I guess.
Well I'd stay away from swampers. They won't last long at all (maybe 20,000 miles if you're lucky) and just aren't a very good tire in general. They just tear stuff up and cost you lots of money replacing them.
I've heard the Nitto's are hit or miss with most people I know. Some like them, some hate them. The KM2 is a very good mud tire and a good tire overall. If it was my jeep, I'd go with the KM2's out of the three listed.

Appreciate your input man

PStov98TJ 06-22-2013 03:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Bigchris66 (Post 3888947)

Appreciate your input man

No problem. Hopefully someone can give you a personal review on the other ones. Good luck!

apaTJ 06-22-2013 03:31 PM

I just got a set of mt/r's and I love them. But I was torn between that and the km2s. Both get excellent reviews and aren't too bad on the street

gasf3 06-22-2013 03:34 PM

I prefer pitbull rockers

Bigchris66 06-22-2013 03:37 PM

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Originally Posted by gasf3 (Post 3888991)
I prefer pitbull rockers

Those are pretty costly aren't they ?

gasf3 06-22-2013 03:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Bigchris66 (Post 3888996)

Those are pretty costly aren't they ?

Yes, but they are the best performing. In my experience.

Bigchris66 06-22-2013 03:51 PM

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Originally Posted by gasf3 (Post 3889004)

Yes, but they are the best performing. In my experience.

How well do they preform in mud and on the street

gasf3 06-22-2013 03:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Bigchris66 (Post 3889025)

How well do they preform in mud and on the street

On the rode they are kind of noisy but you get over it. In the mud they hook up well, they don't get mud caked in the tread, and they wash easy.

Bigchris66 06-22-2013 04:59 PM

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Originally Posted by gasf3 (Post 3889036)

On the rode they are kind of noisy but you get over it. In the mud they hook up well, they don't get mud caked in the tread, and they wash easy.

What size do you run

Xjman1 06-22-2013 05:50 PM

Just put 32" km2's in mine. Looks good with my 1" lift and 1.25"jks bl in my opinion.

gasf3 06-22-2013 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Bigchris66 (Post 3889173)

What size do you run

On my old rig when I had the pitbulls I ran 38x13.50 17r

Usnrubi143 06-22-2013 05:56 PM

the nitto mud grapplers is what a couple of my friends love and they GRIP everything .. and the heavy cross lug design looks argressive as hell

Usnrubi143 06-22-2013 06:01 PM

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Bigchris66 06-22-2013 07:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Usnrubi143 (Post 3889284)

That's how I narrowed my choices down I just wanted user feed back from jeepers that have used the tires that's how I was gona choose one

Bigchris66 06-22-2013 07:26 PM

And I want to run 33s by 12.50

JRoweMDN 06-22-2013 08:17 PM

The Nittos are good in mud but they get very loud very fast. I went with the Trail Grapplers because they wear better and are not so loud. I have been happy with how they grip and clear in the mud. They still have an aggressive look.

I agree on the Super Swampers not lasting very well.

ggross 06-22-2013 09:28 PM

i have had all 3, they all were nice for off roading, the nitto's were very loud on the road, but i loved how they looked, super swampers were good, didn't last as long as i wanted them to, I prefer the nitto's over the swampers, I just bought km2's about 2 months ago and love them, they are quiet on the road, look grate, should last longer then the others, work well off road, and best of all they were the cheapest.

00falcon 06-22-2013 09:53 PM

I assume you can't get Simex or Silverstone extreme's over there...
They are by far the best mud tires... not really road tires though

Bigchris66 06-22-2013 10:01 PM

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Originally Posted by 00falcon (Post 3889976)
I assume you can't get Simex or Silverstone extreme's over there...
They are by far the best mud tires... not really road tires though

I've never heard of those

gasf3 06-22-2013 10:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Bigchris66 (Post 3890003)

I've never heard of those

They aren't very agressive

Bigchris66 06-22-2013 10:06 PM

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Originally Posted by gasf3 (Post 3890009)

They aren't very agressive

I wonder how well they preform

00falcon 06-22-2013 10:18 PM

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Originally Posted by gasf3 (Post 3890009)
They aren't very agressive

Are you sure your looking at the right tires...?

Silverstones
silverstone extreme - Google Search

Simex
silverstone extreme - Google Search

I have the Silverstone Extreme's and they preform magnificently in the sloppy stuff
http://i.imgur.com/ne7Uhww.jpg

MetalMountainGoat 06-22-2013 10:31 PM

I ran Nitto Mud Grapplers on a diesel truck I had. They lasted a long time even with the truck being so heavy, but they screamed like a gang of wild banshees going down the road. I had a bad experience with some BFG MT tires and will not buy them again. I just ordered a set of 35 12.50 Goodyear Wrangler MTR/K yesterday and I found them to be the best reviewed tire through all of the research I did.


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