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Title: Best M/T Tire...
Post by: sedge1080 on March 27, 2017, 09:02:18 AM
Its time to start thinking about stepping down from Swamper SX and find something more road friendly, that won't severely limit my traction.... :thinking:

Will be looking for 35"-37" and capable of running low PSI with beadlocks.

What are some of everyone's favorites? 

Thanks!
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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on March 27, 2017, 09:06:42 AM
Totally thrilled with how my mickey Thompson MTZ have held up
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Post by: XJRV-Maki on March 27, 2017, 09:23:05 AM
Bit of a Unicorn, any street friendly tire is going to be rock-unfriendly at real low PSI. Stuff you could hammer over at 5 psi on the SX's is going to shred most radial sidewalls.

The MTZ is a nice tire, switching from the Q's to Tinas worn MTZ's allowed me to drive the MJ on the highway again. Money though. And Tina had some sidewall issues with them too.

I had Trxus and they were good on the street and off road but I tore open sidewalls regularly.

I had BFG's and they kind of sucked on the street. My current Duratracs are great on the street but I haven't really had them in rocks, I don't expect they'd fare any better than the Trxus did.

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Post by: MattG on March 27, 2017, 10:05:11 AM
Ill trade you my 35s Dick Cepeks for your swamps
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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on March 27, 2017, 10:07:30 AM
Matt dosnt care about tread wear, the jeep never moves
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Post by: MattG on March 27, 2017, 10:08:02 AM
True words
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on March 27, 2017, 10:19:18 AM
My only experience so far with these bigger tires is my Duratrac's and a set of SS TSL Radials and the traction on and off road has been very good with the goodyears. They are great in the snow and pretty quiet on the highway, and I was more impressed with these  at Rausch than the swampers I ran at the badlands. I can't keep them balanced though no matter what I do. Pretty frustrating.

I'll be on the lookout for some 35x12.5R17's or close metric equivalent in a few months so following along for recommendations.
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Post by: XJRV-Maki on March 27, 2017, 10:32:42 AM
I've seen the Nitto's that several members have get beat pretty ruthlessly...how are they on the street?
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Post by: RobTJ on March 27, 2017, 10:33:00 AM
I've had good luck with my Cooper STTs

They changed the pattern on the new STT Pro.   I haven't put mine on the road yet,  but have heard good things.
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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on March 27, 2017, 10:36:53 AM
I've had good luck with my Cooper STTs

They changed the pattern on the new STT Pro.   I haven't put mine on the road yet,  but have heard good things.

Great review here...    https://www.tires-easy.com/blog/best-street-mud-tires/
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on March 27, 2017, 10:55:24 AM
I miss my old style MTRs. :rolleyes:

I have not had good luck with my Cooper STTs.  Off road they work well, but on road the tires are not true and wobble at speed.  Anything over 55 and the Jeep shakes. 

I may try the BFG MTs next or maybe the Nitto's.  Wish I could get them soon, but I've been spending way too much money lately and I've still have trailer tires to buy.... :swear_mad:
Jeep needs shocks and I really should upgrade my axle shafts.....$$$$$ 
Not to mention the new house being built and I have to rebuild my shop. :rolleyes:

I really need to win the lottery! :rotflmao:

end of rant....... :rolleyes:
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on March 27, 2017, 11:35:11 AM
I've had a set of BFG KM2 M/Ts for a few years now.  I really like them.  The quietest mud tires I've ever owned.  They took very little weight to balance and tread-wear is great.  Dennis has the same tires and I can't hear him drive by the house anymore  :rotflmao:  He puts some serious on-road miles on his XJ and his have lasted well too
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Post by: Greenhorn on March 27, 2017, 11:40:21 AM
I've had a set of BFG KM2 M/Ts for a few years now.  I really like them.  The quietest mud tires I've ever owned.  They took very little weight to balance and tread-wear is great.  Dennis has the same tires and I can't hear him drive by the house anymore  :rotflmao:  He puts some serious on-road miles on his XJ and his have lasted well too

....AND      35's can be found for about 220. a piece
Can't beat that price.

I loved the Trxus but roundness leaves much to be desired, and todays price today is totally unacceptable.
I didn't have the sidewall trouble Bic mentioned. I developed a big bubble (separation) on one tire out of 15 (3 sets of 5)
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Post by: SJJEEP on March 27, 2017, 12:28:59 PM
HANKOOK DYNAPRO M/T
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Hankook-DynaPro-MT-Tire-33X12.50R15-6/17792344
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Post by: harryhood on March 27, 2017, 12:50:36 PM
subscribed
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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on March 27, 2017, 12:52:52 PM
HANKOOK DYNAPRO M/T
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Hankook-DynaPro-MT-Tire-33X12.50R15-6/17792344


I hear that those don't get the best traction, forcing you to BUMP it over obstacles
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Post by: Lambchop on March 27, 2017, 01:07:56 PM
I do quite a bit of road driving in my jeep and I have had great luck with my MTRs both on and off road.
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Post by: harryhood on March 27, 2017, 01:13:19 PM
 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Best M/T Tire...
Post by: sedge1080 on March 27, 2017, 03:48:41 PM
I do quite a bit of road driving in my jeep and I have had great luck with my MTRs both on and off road.

I had great luck with mine, but have also seen many fail on the trail.  Along with the KM2. 


Ill trade you my 35s Dick Cepeks for your swamps

I hear they go great with D35s...

I miss my old style MTRs. :rolleyes:


I just so happen to know where there is a set of 37's... Might have to swap tires around...


I've seen the Nitto's that several members have get beat pretty ruthlessly...how are they on the street?

I have gone 80mph down the highway in Joes Jeep.. His tires are unbalanced

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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on March 27, 2017, 04:02:49 PM
I've been running the Goodyear Kevlar MTR and have no major complaints. They never weight balanced correctly, so I tried beads and it was a little better. I never had any sidewall problems. I did blow a bead once, but it wasn't from wheeling. I had to do a side pull to get out of a bad situation and it popped the bead. I am looking for something different this time around.

I've heard very good things about Toyo's but they are $$$. I was talking to Clayton and he said they use them because they pretty much don't need balancing.
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on March 27, 2017, 06:13:34 PM
Which Toyos?
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Post by: JKDave on March 27, 2017, 07:16:04 PM
Chrissy has 35" Nitto Trail Grapplers. We wheeled some pretty hard trails at the Maine Mountains Jeep Jamboree last year. Friday's trail was bone dry and Saturday's trail was muddy. The tires did great. She has beadlocks and we ran about 8 psi. I will be switching to these tires when my Nitto Mud Grapplers wear out.
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Post by: MattG on March 27, 2017, 07:45:33 PM
I can wheel those swamps, np

Beauty of the 4 banger... let me know if u want too ;)


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Post by: Lambchop on March 27, 2017, 08:36:11 PM
When you break something can I buy them from you?
Title: Re: Best M/T Tire...
Post by: sedge1080 on March 27, 2017, 08:56:11 PM
When you break something can I buy them from you?

We can skip the middleman and make a deal...
Title: Re: Best M/T Tire...
Post by: HankD on March 28, 2017, 04:37:09 AM
The Toyo's I had on my JK were awesome! While an M/T tire the ran quite on the highway, wore well, required no balancing, and did well offroad aired down.
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Post by: bigdaddymack51 on March 28, 2017, 07:38:25 AM
Several friends have the D.C.  MTs . They seem to do okay off road and have no issues on road. I have crushers and bead locks with no weights and travel at highway speeds with no issue . Not that noisy on road , but not as good as a SX off road.   The old MTRs were probably the best overall tire on the market. I dont think the new style even compares ,  and it fugly to boot !     FjR68
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Post by: XJRV-Maki on March 28, 2017, 07:47:16 AM
So for a Page 2 update so far the clear winner is a tire you can't buy anymore and we've got at least 1 vote of confidence in:

Mickey Thompson
Dick Cepek
Goodyear
Nitto
Cooper
BF Goodrich
Hankook
Toyo

What about Maxxis? The trepador is a very popular tire and the Creepy Crawler is one of the best looking tires ever made.

Or Pro-Comp? They make an MTR knock off for $100 less...

There's still more manufacturers out there guys, let's keep the rec's coming!
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Post by: MasterDrazhar on March 28, 2017, 08:14:25 AM

 I'm going with a 38x12.5 Mickey Thompson Baja Claw Bias Ply
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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on March 28, 2017, 08:20:54 AM
Which Toyos?

The Open Country MT
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Post by: XJRV-Maki on March 28, 2017, 08:30:22 AM

 I'm going with a 38x12.5 Mickey Thompson Baja Claw Bias Ply

Is that where you're going with the TJ?

Can't wait to see the Rebirth of Draz Mark II  :buttrockxtreme:
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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on March 28, 2017, 08:32:14 AM

 I'm going with a 38x12.5 Mickey Thompson Baja Claw Bias Ply

Friggan Awesome !
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Post by: MasterDrazhar on March 28, 2017, 09:29:09 AM

 I wish!   :poke:
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Post by: XtraChrisP on March 28, 2017, 10:18:26 AM
I can vouch for Mickey Thompson MTZ, only gripe is they aren't great in the snow/wet and cold conditions. Otherwise good wear, not loud and great traction off road.

I've also had duratracs that reformed well in any conditions, but they get much louder once they start wearing and they are near impossible to balance.

ive got the set of older MTRs I bought from Matt a while back and have had decent luck with them but they're loud. Newer MTRs I've heard are decent, but wear pretty quick and are also pretty loud
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Post by: BC Miller on March 28, 2017, 11:19:20 AM
I've got Pro Comp Xtreme M/T 2s and I have no complaints.  Not loud, good traction in mud and snow, have not noticed any problems on wet roads.  Time will tell how well they last (I've got about 15K on them so far).
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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on March 28, 2017, 11:28:19 AM
Which Toyos?

The Open Country MT

They don't list a 35-12.50x15 :rolleyes:
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Post by: Johnny Cupcakes on March 28, 2017, 11:36:42 AM
Again I'm liking my mtrs they just work. Decent road manners compared to my old shitty swamper ltbs. I also ran a Baja claw they were ok but I'd definitely buy another set of the Mtr.
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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on March 28, 2017, 12:12:47 PM
Which Toyos?

The Open Country MT

They don't list a 35-12.50x15 :rolleyes:

Yeah the ones they put on Zilla's rig were 35x13.50-15
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Post by: A new level on March 28, 2017, 01:46:12 PM
I can't say enough good this about my Nitto Trail Grapplers. Wicked good grip on the trail. No issues with slick snow covered rocks. Haven't done extremely deep mud yet though. On road is great. Killer in snow. Rain doesn't bother them one bit. Relatively quiet. Very stable even 80+mph
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Post by: RobTJ on March 28, 2017, 03:26:34 PM
Well here is a little boosterism for Toyo.

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Post by: Miley Cyrus on March 28, 2017, 05:04:53 PM
Bj Baldwin is a sick driver I wish I could drive one of those orrc trophy trucks one day
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on March 28, 2017, 06:31:13 PM
Are those truck two wheel drive?
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Post by: Miley Cyrus on March 28, 2017, 06:52:53 PM
Yes that's how they get so much travel out of the front
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Post by: A new level on March 28, 2017, 06:56:01 PM
Baldwin is an awesome driver. I shed a tear when he dumped the Chevy for that POS Yoda
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Post by: bigdaddymack51 on March 29, 2017, 07:25:07 AM
Id like to just ride with him and see how it would be. Cant believe how much abuse they can take.  And yes , I like RED !    FjR68
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on March 29, 2017, 08:17:01 AM
When we built out tube buggy at school, we were super impressed the first time we jumped it. Nothing like jumping a 4 wheeler (it was similar size, slightly longer and wider and about 350 lbs. We ran fox air shocks and had about 10" of wheel travel front and 11" rear. The landings were so smooth. I can only imagine it's even better with so much wheel travel on those trucks.

Back on topic, to those running the Nitto's, were those load range E? How was the sidewall flex? I've only ever ran C rated tires.
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Post by: diddy2003 on March 29, 2017, 07:08:41 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Bx0khWv.jpg)

I really like my MTRs.  Quiet on the street, even with the top off, and pretty good in the woods.  I haven't really hammered on them in the woods, but a friend with a '75 CJ5 loves them, and his is Jeep is pretty much off-road only.  I haven't had an issue with balancing. 
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Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on March 29, 2017, 07:50:08 PM
Keep the swampers.
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Post by: harryhood on March 29, 2017, 08:09:02 PM
I wish I had my MTZ's back. I have MTR's  now, they are okay except the tires have to be aired down to 8 psi to get decent deflection.
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Post by: Lambchop on March 30, 2017, 02:42:02 PM
I wish I had my MTZ's back. I have MTR's  now, they are okay except the tires have to be aired down to 8 psi to get decent deflection.

I have noticed that with the MTRs but had a bit of an easier time with them on the LJ since it weighs much more than the average jeep with the amount of armor I have on it.
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Post by: bigdaddymack51 on March 31, 2017, 08:27:59 AM
My TSLs radial squatted  at 10 lbs very nicely on my CJ-5 . My D.C. Crushers didnt squat hardly at all for 3 yrs.  With the bead locks I went down to 4/5 psi and they looked a little low.  Finally got the side walls to give in and they work great at 6/8 psi.  No sidewall damage or punctures , 5 yrs. on them mostly trail but maybe a 1k total around town or high way.  Id buy another set.   FjR68
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Post by: Miley Cyrus on April 01, 2017, 06:47:52 AM
I have experience with both the toyo mt and the cooper stt and the stt pro. The first muds I had were the stt on my Dakota and those were unstoppable they got great mileage on them for wear and traction. That is the reason I chose to get the stt pro for jeep currently. The pros work awesome off road but they are a softer compound (which is probably why they work better Offroad) but they wear out quicker than the original stt but still great tire and don't regret getting them. The toyo I had as first set of MUDs on the tj, got them on cl for a steal almost brand new, those tires were awesome and took us everywhere even when they were bald at our first Nejeep event we were able to go through trails at badlands in the mud open open and didn't have to winch while some others did. The only thing I noticed about those tires were they were very stiff even when aired down. I would recommend both of those tires to anyone.
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Post by: markus68 on April 09, 2017, 06:50:35 AM
Im in the same boat,,,i just put my toyo R/t 35's on craigslist for hopes of selling and getting the toyo M/t......wish i thought of it earlier...but live n learn
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Post by: Paul'TheGuest'W on April 09, 2017, 08:29:19 AM
Keep the swampers.
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Post by: Johny Pornstash on April 09, 2017, 01:10:43 PM
Keep the swampers and buy street sneakers and stack your SXs in the corner of the garage. I got 33x10.5x15r BFG AT K/O2s and they're awesome on the road, I even ran them at badlands once, but didn't want to push my luck, I've torn multiple side walls. I swap on my Qs for off-roading and they work great! I think I'm gonna go 35" on the BFGs for the next set though.... 33" compared to the Qs looks like roller skate wheels...
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Post by: Johnny Cupcakes on April 11, 2017, 01:46:18 AM
Keep your jeep the way it is and buy another for Sunday cruises.
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Post by: sedge1080 on April 12, 2017, 08:43:33 AM
Keep your jeep the way it is and buy another for Sunday cruises.

The plan is the Dumb down and clean up the TJ and make it more road/kid friendly and finish the buggy for the harder wheeling.  With a good set of M/T's I should be able to do 95% of what I can do with it now.

I don't drive it enough on the road to justify buying set of tires, and if I did I would never actually change them.  I want one set I leave on it. 

Now that its warming up I might not be as pissed off at the Swampers and decide to keep them...  :swear_mad:
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on April 12, 2017, 11:15:53 AM

Now that its warming up I might not be as pissed off at the Swampers and decide to keep them...  :swear_mad:

I had my swampers on during one snow storm, the first and the last time I ever made that mistake. Thing was pretty much useless.
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Post by: sedge1080 on April 12, 2017, 11:29:44 AM

Now that its warming up I might not be as pissed off at the Swampers and decide to keep them...  :swear_mad:

I had my swampers on during one snow storm, the first and the last time I ever made that mistake. Thing was pretty much useless.

Death wobble with flat spots sucks more than you can imagine.  I am going to be fixing my steering geometry sooner than lalter
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Post by: YJScrounge on October 09, 2017, 08:19:43 AM
So, now that I popped at tire at RF (not repairable) I may bite the bullet and buy 4 brand new tires. That says a lot for me. I can get away buying one new K2 and call it a day and I'm back on the road.

Anyway, as I begin my spreadsheet with the data already contained, I'd like to hear any new data not already in this thread.

I'm running 35's and don't plan to go up or down. I have my rig pretty much dialed-in the way I want it.

I may source another set of rims and do weld-on beadlocks, but that is for another time/discussion.
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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on October 09, 2017, 08:43:11 AM
stick with the km2
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Post by: 50willysM38 on October 09, 2017, 08:58:36 AM
I am very happy with my km2's


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Post by: Right Wing Curmudgeon!!! on October 09, 2017, 09:14:54 AM
My next tire! :mrgreen:
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Post by: MassXJ on October 09, 2017, 09:22:13 AM
Damon said something about selling his
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Post by: Ryean78 on October 09, 2017, 12:53:02 PM
I run the Nitto Trail Grapplers, I am not any where near as experienced as you guys, but I love these tires. This past week end at Bad lands I was running 12 psi with out Bead locks no issues at all.  They are E Load range they have plenty of flex. I had 33" Nitto Trail Grapplers that had 25,000 miles on them when I upgraded to the 35" tire. I had roughly a little less than 3/4" tread left. Noise level is moderate seems to have gotten louder as they have worn.
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Post by: NickMaida on October 09, 2017, 01:15:29 PM
Also very happy with KM2s. I've been genuinely surprised at how well my Jeep has done open/open with them.
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Post by: YJScrounge on October 09, 2017, 06:23:29 PM
Thanks all.

I don't need to make a decision today. I put my two Mud King's on the back for now.

Going to climb under the rig after things dry up. Going to inspect the side walls of the two remaining I bought used. If they are in good shape, I may just buy one KM2 and call it a day.

Town Fair Tire overall for being local is really the best deal. Tire Rack is OK if you are not having them shipped. They can be picked up M-F up in Winsor. I'm off in November, if I buy 4 tires I can run up then.

The MTZ's have a rebate going on and may be the choice if I buy 4, or wait until BF offers a rebate.

DC Extreme Country has a rebate

The MTR's have a rebate, but there appears to be mixed emotions about them.
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Post by: JeepinMaxx on October 09, 2017, 06:33:07 PM
I'm very happy with my KM2's  I only heard them slip twice Saturday.  They are quiet on pavement too!

After seeing the condition of the rest of your tires - I would recommend replacing all 4 if you can afford it...
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Post by: Red Rocker on October 09, 2017, 06:56:07 PM
How about the General Grabber X3 M/T

Anybody tried these ?

About $240 each with the rebate in a 315/70/17 in a 10ply E rated tire

Or for Pat 35-12.5-15 for $175 each with the rebate but only 6 ply

(https://images.tirebuyer.com/visual-aids/products/tires/general/grabberx3/general_grabberx3_bw_451033_vary_jpg_s3_crop_x1000.jpg)
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Post by: YJScrounge on October 09, 2017, 07:11:06 PM
I saw the Generals. Not sure who has used them. Price is attractive, just would like to hear reviews from people we know...
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Post by: Angrytj on October 09, 2017, 07:26:11 PM
Ive had experience running low psi with beadlocks on 35" MTR/Ks and now I have the 35" ProComp MT2.

MTR/K
Pros:
Great rock crawling tire
strong sidewall
decent tread life
not too loud on the street

Cons:
Extremely difficult to balance
Not great on slick surfaces

Pro Comp MT2
Pros:
40k treadlife warranty
easy to balance, few bbs
strong sidewall, even stronger if you got the 37s that are E rated
great road manners
amazing rock crawling tire
good even when wet

Cons:
price? 35s aren't bad but the 37s are very expensive.

The Pro Comp MT2 is an amazing tire. Don't let the company name fool you from their previous mediocre quality products this tire kicks ass. I typically run them around 6psi without issues. They developed the tire for King of the Hammers and the guys running them have loved them as well. I know the 37s are an even stickier compound then the 35s with a very strong E rated sidewall.


Few things I've observed of other tires or friends have expressed that may be helpful.

Toyo Open Country MT:
very heavy tire and very expensive but durable and long lasting tread. Take a long time to break in at low psi.

Nitto Trail Grappler MT:
Great tire really grips well no complaints from some buddies.

BF Goodrich KM2s:
Sizes run small. The 35s measure out to just taller then 33". Work well in the rocks and mud I don't have anything bad to say about them.

Maxxis Trepador radials:
Extremely sticky tire, amazing in the rocks but tread life isn't the best.

Hope this info helps

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Post by: King of the Hill on October 10, 2017, 07:33:52 AM
So, now that I popped at tire at RF (not repairable) I may bite the bullet and buy 4 brand new tires. That says a lot for me. I can get away buying one new K2 and call it a day and I'm back on the road.

Anyway, as I begin my spreadsheet with the data already contained, I'd like to hear any new data not already in this thread.

I'm running 35's and don't plan to go up or down. I have my rig pretty much dialed-in the way I want it.

I may source another set of rims and do weld-on beadlocks, but that is for another time/discussion.

What do you think your road to trail ratio is?  Do you put a lot of miles on the street?
Title: Re: Best M/T Tire...
Post by: YJScrounge on October 10, 2017, 10:49:43 AM
Little street but do want it drivable. Mostly trail but want to do 60 on the highway...
Title: Re: Best M/T Tire...
Post by: Red Rocker on October 10, 2017, 08:51:40 PM
Well here is a little boosterism for Toyo.

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Ya not impressed.... I have seen crazier driving on Rte 8 and 95

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Title: Re: Best M/T Tire...
Post by: YJScrounge on October 11, 2017, 07:46:39 PM
Just scored 4 KM2's on Amazone for $208 ea, $833 shipped to the house. Beat all the others by at least $40 a tire and don't have to drive to get them! Will take a couple weeks to get here but worth the wait...
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Post by: joe98tj on October 11, 2017, 09:17:16 PM
Thats a nice score

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Post by: JeepinMaxx on October 11, 2017, 09:24:16 PM
Nice find!  When I got mine a few years ago they came out to $216 mounted and balanced (cash price) but I had to drive to Hamden to drop the old tires & rims off and back the next day to pick them up...  You will like having fresh rubber on all 4 corners instead of one new one and 3 old ones  :wink:
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Post by: YJScrounge on October 12, 2017, 07:18:35 AM
Nice find!  When I got mine a few years ago they came out to $216 mounted and balanced (cash price) but I had to drive to Hamden to drop the old tires & rims off and back the next day to pick them up...  You will like having fresh rubber on all 4 corners instead of one new one and 3 old ones  :wink:

Yep, I'll mount and balance myself. One of the remaing 3 was already replaced and has less than 5 k on it. That will be my primary spare. I'll keep the best of the two Mud Kings as my spare spare that stays in the tow rig when we travel.

For the price didn't figure more research was required.

I almost pulled the trigger on a set of Cepecs for $600 after rebate until I found the KM2's
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Post by: bigdaddymack51 on October 12, 2017, 05:58:59 PM
I run D C Crushers 35 x12.5x15 Bead locked no weights inside or out. I can hear my radio on road and they work great off road.  I dont think they are as good as the TSLs I took off in the wet stuff , but I havent lost a filling since , and the amps arent really needed anymore .    Several friends have the DC MT and they like them.   FjR68
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Post by: JKDave on October 12, 2017, 06:45:00 PM
I have had 37" Nitto Mud Grapplers for quite a while. Chrissy's Jeep has 35" Nitto Trail Grapplers. I have wheeled both Jeeps hard and will be going with 37" Trail Grapplers when my Mud Grapplers have to be replaced.

Both sets of tires are on beadlocks and have 10 oz. of Dynabeads.
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Post by: sedge1080 on October 12, 2017, 08:28:35 PM
Glad this came back up discussion.  Im still 50/50 on whether to get 2 new Swampers or sell my SX collection and get a set of M/T's.  The Jeep ran Amazing at Fall Crawl and not sure I want to change that... yet.

Anyone know of a 37 that is a 15" rim?  Really don't want to go back down to 35's that measure close to 33's...  That aren't stupid money...
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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on October 12, 2017, 08:33:28 PM
These Toyos are nice but $$$$

https://www.4wd.com/p/37x14-50r15lt-open-country-m-t/_/R-DJSM-360260?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping&emlprox=out&ppcfon=1&gp=1&gclid=CjwKCAjwpfzOBRA5EiwAU0ccN8ELUAhvrocBqVY0HCNjNR2hp_KrtEBrH_l_oO8mJx82BYjz5TZR4xoCiVwQAvD_BwE
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Post by: sedge1080 on October 12, 2017, 08:46:15 PM
These Toyos are nice but $$$$

https://www.4wd.com/p/37x14-50r15lt-open-country-m-t/_/R-DJSM-360260?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping&emlprox=out&ppcfon=1&gp=1&gclid=CjwKCAjwpfzOBRA5EiwAU0ccN8ELUAhvrocBqVY0HCNjNR2hp_KrtEBrH_l_oO8mJx82BYjz5TZR4xoCiVwQAvD_BwE


But then I see these....  :mrgreen:
https://www.4wheelparts.com/Tires/37x12-00-15-TSL-SXII-Tire.aspx?t_c=13&t_s=536&t_pt=101509&t_pn=SSTSX2-75

saw those.  Kinda hard to justify when I drove my jeep less than 100 miles this year.   I may need to steal the 37" MTR's off the Turtle!
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Post by: XJRV-Maki on October 13, 2017, 07:54:01 AM

But then I see these....  :mrgreen:
https://www.4wheelparts.com/Tires/37x12-00-15-TSL-SXII-Tire.aspx?t_c=13&t_s=536&t_pt=101509&t_pn=SSTSX2-75

saw those.  Kinda hard to justify when I drove my jeep less than 100 miles this year.   I may need to steal the 37" MTR's off the Turtle!

Wow that's a great price...$30 less than Q-78's!....and they make them in a 35x10.00-15 that's actually $5 less than the 34" LTB's  :surprised: Those might be Q-Killers, I wonder what durometer the compound is?
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Post by: King of the Hill on October 13, 2017, 07:54:14 AM
Swampers, Swampers, Swampers.................
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Post by: King of the Hill on October 13, 2017, 08:17:19 AM
35 x 10 x15  Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

OD says 35.2, I wonder if they run big?
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Post by: Lambchop on October 13, 2017, 08:34:11 AM

Those might be Q-Killers,

Just saw this as well. Grab a set and why wouldnt you want the warranty! I dont see a time limit and appears to be based solely on tread depth, cover off-roading, and you dont have to prove tire rotation/alignment.

https://www.4wheelparts.com/Wheels/Extended-Tire-Warranty-Set-of-4-or-5-Tires-TireWarranty3.aspx?t_c=11&t_s=560&t_pt=101640&t_pn=ADDTireWarranty3
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Post by: XJRV-Maki on October 23, 2017, 01:52:58 PM
Does anyone have a suggestion for an MT that is about a 33" diameter but narrower than the standard 12.50" (15" rim)?

I like the size of the 34x10.50 LTB at 33.6" diameter, also looking at the BFG KM2 33x10.50 (32.8" actual diameter). Any others like that?
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Post by: YJScrounge on October 23, 2017, 03:47:20 PM
I mounted and bead balanced my new KM2's over the weekend. What a difference in drivability!
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Post by: RedJeepster1 on October 23, 2017, 05:45:07 PM
Does anyone have a suggestion for an MT that is about a 33" diameter but narrower than the standard 12.50" (15" rim)?

I like the size of the 34x10.50 LTB at 33.6" diameter, also looking at the BFG KM2 33x10.50 (32.8" actual diameter). Any others like that?

Only other options I know of are a metric equivalents which tend to be a little skinnier.


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Post by: XJRV-Maki on October 23, 2017, 05:54:39 PM
I think I'm going 33x10.50 BFG...it's a little smaller than I was thinking but 35x10 SX-II is bigger than I want (but damn tempting) and the LTB's are silly expensive for what they are (my 1st set of LTB's were $125, they want almost $250 now!) and they wear like pencil erasers!
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Post by: MassXJ on October 23, 2017, 06:00:10 PM
LTB
LIke rubbing used bubble gum into a hot sidewalk
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Post by: Gorilla_Skater on October 26, 2017, 02:15:18 PM
Does anyone have a suggestion for an MT that is about a 33" diameter but narrower than the standard 12.50" (15" rim)?

I like the size of the 34x10.50 LTB at 33.6" diameter, also looking at the BFG KM2 33x10.50 (32.8" actual diameter). Any others like that?

Bic, here are the results of a tire rack search for 33x10.50-15:

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSearchResults.jsp?zip-code=06033&width=33X&ratio=10.5&diameter=15&rearWidth=255/&rearRatio=40&rearDiameter=17
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Post by: King of the Hill on October 26, 2017, 03:23:01 PM
Those Dick Cepecs don't look bad.

I'm looking for a 33 x 10.5 x 15 KM2 also.  I haven't seen any at the flea markets this year.  Maybe lake Compounce next month.
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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on October 26, 2017, 03:31:39 PM
not the best in my opinion

they dont clear out at all
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Post by: YJScrounge on October 26, 2017, 03:58:59 PM
not the best in my opinion

they dont clear out at all

They are running a smoke'n deal right now. Hard not to look at them for the price.
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Post by: XJRV-Maki on October 26, 2017, 05:07:44 PM
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Post by: YJScrounge on October 27, 2017, 05:35:43 AM
Nice! I went with the 35's
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Post by: Space Shuttle Commander on October 27, 2017, 07:36:56 AM
oh sugar someone got some new sneaks
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Post by: markus68 on November 03, 2017, 07:43:30 AM
pretty bad ass race truck though..nice