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Offline HankD

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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #25 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #26 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #27 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #28 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2017, 08:20:54 AM »
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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #30 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?

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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #31 on: March 28, 2017, 08:32:14 AM »

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

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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2017, 09:29:09 AM »

 I wish!   :poke:
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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #33 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #34 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #35 on: March 28, 2017, 11:28:19 AM »
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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #36 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #37 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #38 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #39 on: March 28, 2017, 03:26:34 PM »
Well here is a little boosterism for Toyo.

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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #40 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #41 on: March 28, 2017, 06:31:13 PM »
Are those truck two wheel drive?
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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #42 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #43 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #44 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #45 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #46 on: March 29, 2017, 07:08:41 PM »


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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #47 on: March 29, 2017, 07:50:08 PM »
Keep the swampers.
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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #48 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #49 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.