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Old 03-08-2016, 02:12 PM
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Mickey Thomspon Baja MTZ P3 vs Nitto Trail Grappler MT

Hi all - looking to replace BFG All Terrains with 66K+ miles with more aggressive and better off-road tire while keeping on road capability. (The perfect tire for me) Driving is 80% daily driver and 20% weekend warrior. Looking at Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ vs Nitto Trail Grappler MT. Dealer recommends Nitto. Any thoughts on which you'd recommend? Which are louder down the road? Which are longer lasting? Your expert advice is much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Hi all - looking to replace BFG All Terrains with 66K+ miles with more aggressive and better off-road tire while keeping on road capability. (The perfect tire for me) Driving is 80% daily driver and 20% weekend warrior. Looking at Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ vs Nitto Trail Grappler MT. Dealer recommends Nitto. Any thoughts on which you'd recommend? Which are louder down the road? Which are longer lasting? Your expert advice is much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Both are "tough as nails" tires so you can not go wrong in the tough department. They are also both outstanding off road tires. That said the MTZ is a better day to day driving tire and far superior on wet roads.

Another option is the MickeyThompson ATZ P3 which is one of the newer hybrid design MT/AT tires. It has proven to be an excellent desert tire and shares the same "tough as nails" carcass of the MTZ. It is superior to both on road and performance off road in the desert is on par with the MTZ and
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Which ever one you go with you picked a great tire.

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HiveDr. Glad you responded. Have read your review of the ATZs. Excellent review!! Will look at those as well. Tough decision.
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Please let us know what you decide to go with and how you like it. Im in the process of looking for new tires myself and have both brands have been on my interest list also.
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Went with MTZs. The $100 rebate from MT helped make choice for me. All else being relatively equal, $$ was a deciding factor. Will take pics and post after install on Thur. Can't wait!
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My new shoes! Couldn't be happier. Ride is smooth. Sound is noticeable, but not significant. A sure upgrade from the BFG ATs.
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I just ordered five Nittos Trail Grapplers in 315/70/17. My MTRs are not that worn but are becoming louder and people who have run both say that the Nittos are quite a bit quieter and smoother, so will see. The shops and Jeepers I talked to recommended the Nittos too. I just didn't want a tire that is below 34" (and not over 35") so that eliminated several. The MTZs look good...should be a tough tire that cleans out well. I don't see too many here while offroading but unless someone has a matched spare, it is hard to tell.
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My new shoes! Couldn't be happier. Ride is smooth. Sound is noticeable, but not significant. A sure upgrade from the BFG ATs.
They look good. You picked one of the strongest and best desert tires made. Lots of MTZ out running the toughest trails in the west and getting their owners home safe.
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they look good. You picked one of the strongest and best desert tires made. Lots of mtz out running the toughest trails in the west and getting their owners home safe.
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please let us know what you decide to go with and how you like it. Im in the process of looking for new tires myself and have both brands have been on my interest list also.
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Mickey Thompson MTZ .... These speak for themselves!
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Went with MTZs. The $100 rebate from MT helped make choice for me. All else being relatively equal, $$ was a deciding factor. Will take pics and post after install on Thur. Can't wait!
Great looking tire. Can't go wrong with Mickey Thompsons. Decade + back when I had a lifted Cherokee I had Baja Claws. Made it through/over many obstacles Wranglers I was wheeling with needed to winch through. (Other factors besides just tires obviously) Those wore pretty quick though. Please update on how yours hold up, the tread pattern seems like a great compromise between street and off road.
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Big fan of the MTZ's after running them the first time at Disney,Okla. Gripped the rock at 15 psi like no other. Have had both MTR's, (good), and MT Claws, ok but wore fast. Hope the MTZ's hold up over the next 5 - 6 years.
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Both are quality tires. I would check the weights on them. I tend to go for the lighter tire option. It makes a difference on the jeeps performance. The MTs are lighter than the Nittos in probably every size.
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I just bought 5 Nitto Trail Grapplers in 315/70R17 size. Discount Tire had them on sale for $199 each. There's no way I could turn down that deal. And they are super quiet on the road, just a nice little whirring sound.
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I just bought 5 Nitto Trail Grapplers in 315/70R17 size. Discount Tire had them on sale for $199 each. There's no way I could turn down that deal. And they are super quiet on the road, just a nice little whirring sound.
Did Discount mount & install them for you? I think I've seen posts online where guys couldn't get Discount to install 'oversize' tires.
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Did Discount mount & install them for you? I think I've seen posts online where guys couldn't get Discount to install 'oversize' tires.

Yes, 5 tires & wheels, mounted, balanced & shipped for $1600.
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Trail grapplers 20% off right now.
Itís between trail grapplers and Mickey Thompson mt

What should I do.

I getting 285/75/17 no matter what.
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where are the nittos 20% off?
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where are the nittos 20% off?
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Has them listed at 20% off.

I called and asked to ck and they said the price was 20% off from brand/marl price. Which means there the same price everywhere else at that place.

Tirebuyer 10% off (ships to local installer)
Amazon 7% off (from 4wheelonline)

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