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Offline sedge1080

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Best M/T Tire...
« 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? 

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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2017, 09:06:42 AM »
Totally thrilled with how my mickey Thompson MTZ have held up
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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #2 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2017, 10:05:11 AM »
Ill trade you my 35s Dick Cepeks for your swamps
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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2017, 10:07:30 AM »
Matt dosnt care about tread wear, the jeep never moves
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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2017, 10:08:02 AM »
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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #6 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #7 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #8 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #9 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #10 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:

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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #11 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #12 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2017, 12:50:36 PM »
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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #15 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #16 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2017, 01:13:19 PM »
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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #18 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #19 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2017, 06:13:34 PM »
Which Toyos?
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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #21 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2017, 07:45:33 PM »
I can wheel those swamps, np

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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2017, 08:36:11 PM »
When you break something can I buy them from you?

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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #24 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...
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