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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #50 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #51 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #52 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #53 on: April 09, 2017, 08:29:19 AM »
Keep the swampers.
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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #54 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #55 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #56 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #57 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #58 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #59 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #60 on: October 09, 2017, 08:43:11 AM »
stick with the km2
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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #61 on: October 09, 2017, 08:58:36 AM »
I am very happy with my km2's


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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #62 on: October 09, 2017, 09:14:54 AM »
My next tire! :mrgreen:
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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #63 on: October 09, 2017, 09:22:13 AM »
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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #64 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #65 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #66 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #67 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #68 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

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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #69 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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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #70 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.

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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #71 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?
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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #72 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...
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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #73 on: October 10, 2017, 08:51:40 PM »
Well here is a little boosterism for Toyo.

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Re: Best M/T Tire...
« Reply #74 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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