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I found a great deal on these tires. What do you think of them? I am in Pennsylvania. WFH now, so no long highway commutes. I want good deep snow capability in case we ever get some again. Also want get up to the terrain parks.

How loud are they?

How competent on packed snow. Stock BFG KM is my benchmark, so not a high bar to meet.
 

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Finding a mud terrain in 285/70R17 in anything other than E load is almost impossible.
I was not speaking to the quality but to the performance in wet weather and in ice and snow. I know they are very popular in the Southwest because of the off road characteristics in the dry and rocky terrain.
Are they popular on Jeeps. Or mainly larger trucks.
 

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I was speaking about Jeeps. In the dry Southwest with a lot of loose material and sandy spots, the Mud Terrains are popular on Jeeps. In Utah Winder Towing (Matt's Offroad Recovery) uses Patagonia Milestars on his 2001 XJ that he uses to pull a lot of vehicles out of mud and sand. (Note - it a very heavily modified XJ and has scratch built a new rescue rig with a Corvair SW body - only the shell is Corvair - called the Morvair).

The point being, the tire needs to be suited for the environment you are in to be effective. Heavy lug MTs are not effective on pavement in areas that have a lot of snow and ice and you are on pavement.

The Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar comes in a Load Range D. It has the all season rating and all terrain rating but not the 3 peak mountain with snow flake rating (the Duratrac in that size does).
Oh, I misunderstood. I was thinking you meant the MTZ specifically was popular in Arizona.
 

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hoping someone has insight into the MTZ P3s specifically, compared to other mud terrains.

Maybe they just aren’t that popular. There aren’t many reviews out there.

I know mudders aren’t good on packed snow, but I didn’t have an issue with the stock KMs, so I am comfortable driving within the limitations.
 

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Wish I had seen this earlier. I think the MTZ is a great tire. Very long lasting, I had 45K miles on mine and still had about half tread left. They were great off road and okay in the snow. But maybe I cheat as I am in 4hi as soon as the roads are covered. If there is one downside they are loud, at least compared to my Patagonia's. But Pats to perform correctly run a high air pressure and I am pretty sure the MTZ will be better in the snow base on thread pattern. I will probably go with the Baja Boss
I appreciate the review. I dilly dallied too long and missed the deal, so now they are full price. Still considering them, but am also looking at the Cooper Evolution M/T. Lighter, cheaper and reviewed well for on road and snow.
 
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