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Old 07-11-2015, 10:43 PM
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Best tire for Desert?

Currently have worn out BFG MTs and will eventually replace them. I will be moving to Nevada in the future, and I want to get the tire best suited for Desert wheeling. Is there any advantage to have mud tires, or would I be better off with an all terrain?

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Currently have worn out BFG MTs and will eventually replace them. I will be moving to Nevada in the future, and I want to get the tire best suited for Desert wheeling. Is there any advantage to have mud tires, or would I be better off with an all terrain?
Depends where in NV. Here near the pointy end there's hardly any water or mud, unless you're living by the river.

If you're gonna be in So. NV, check out this site for the kind of terrain we have.

http://www.birdandhike.com/

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What part of Nevada? I live in Henderson, next door to vegas. I run cooper st's which are kind of an aggressive all terrain and they work just fine for me. We don't get too much rain, so not a lot of mud until the snow starts melting in the mountains. Most of the trails out here are desert trails with some areas of rock crawling.
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Northern NV can get a good bit of snow, but not usually much of anything in the mud category. Rocks, hardpan, etc. are common. In some of the National Forest areas, you can get streams and thus a little mud.
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We are looking to move near Las Vegas. Sounds like an AT is the way to go. We were in Vegas and Henderson last October. Drove the wife's stock Liberty out there from Wisconsin so she could participate in an Ironman. In the off time we drove the Liberty on the desert trails and had a blast. Although I would not need am MT, I am wondering if a MT is less capable than an AT in the desert.
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We are looking to move near Las Vegas. Sounds like an AT is the way to go. We were in Vegas and Henderson last October. Drove the wife's stock Liberty out there from Wisconsin so she could participate in an Ironman. In the off time we drove the Liberty on the desert trails and had a blast. Although I would not need am MT, I am wondering if a MT is less capable than an AT in the desert.
The MT is still going to be more capable at just about everything except wet weather on the road... If you want an AT, look at the ATZ-P3 and the ST-Maxx. Both are very high end and durable AT tires and will work fantastic in the desert.

However, the new Cooper STT Pro is a tire you should check out.
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Thanks for the info guys.
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I tore up my BFG AT/KOs doing desert runs. The tread compound just wasn't sturdy or chip resistant enough. My BFG KM2s have withstood chips and grip off camber surfaces better than my ATs did. I'd like to see how the KO2s perform, though.

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