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Best on-road off-road tires?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mud hungry, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. mud hungry

    mud hungry 1/2 ton status

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    alright guys what is the best on-road off-road tire for a daily driver week-end mudder. Will be planning on running 6" of lift on 84 k5. I want to run some where arond 35"s. Will be driving mostly mud a little rock but still want to keep the road noise down at least a little.? /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  2. 84mudmachine

    84mudmachine 1/2 ton status

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    I have 31x10.5 Dunlop Mud tires. They look aggressive, but the ride is quite considering they are mud tires.
     
  3. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I have 35" BFG Mud Terrains on my daily driver and I'm very happy with them. They make a little noise but not bad (nothing like my Swampers did). I have about 8~10k on them and they show minimal wear (truck has a Detroit Locker also).
     
  4. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

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    I have 36" Ground Hawg 2's. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  5. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    MTR's /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  6. RustBuket

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    This is the data I've collected for tires (based on others oppinions averaged)

    BFG: Great All around tire, wears better than a swamper, readily available

    Groud Hawgs: Great for mud and such(large tread voids) and wear like iron because of hard compound rubber

    Dunlop Rover: similar to the BFG in performance, cheap, not readily available in a lot of sizes

    MTR: great for rocks, super soft tread compound, wear quickly, $$

    Thornbird: shat

    Thats seems to be about the average of opinions around here for DD tires. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

    P.S. I've got Geolander A/T: they are good for on-road, minimal road noise, not super easy to find, good for mild off road (have yet to test in snow)
     
  7. mud hungry

    mud hungry 1/2 ton status

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    what about ssr/tsl, ss tsl, ss ltb's, ssr
     
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    MTR's /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

    [/ QUOTE ]I had bf goodrich mt's, Dunlop doulers and goddyear mt's, but my favorite tires are th goodyear mtr's. Been to the sand dunes (pismo beach), light trails in Moab and pulled my mud bogger on a trailer in farm fields with them and used them as a dailey drivers, NICE tires well worth the premium price. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    I like my MTR's but I don't do much mud. They are awesome in the sand, dirt, and rocks (most of AZ's terrain) but they need to spin to do ok in the mud.

    They are not a good mud tire. Marginal at best. They are also kind of a soft compound and don't have alot of road miles in them. 30K would be my guess for a truck like ours. BFG MT's will last longer most likely and might do better in the mud.

    Harley
     
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    Another one for MTR'S. Great on/off road. I ordered through Wallyworld at $178 per. Really great on the street (even wet pavement), and truely awesome in mud, sand, and dirt. Pretty good on rocks as well.

    John
     
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    supersize75k5 OrganDonorRacing.com

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    I am a tsl radial fan, I would like to sip them or try out some mtr's one of these days though. As for them being loud...I never heard them, then again all I can heat is the exaust /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    in rain they can be scary if you are locked...

    "this can also be fun" /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    I am a tsl radial fan, then again

    in rain they can be scary if you are locked...

    "this can also be fun" /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif

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    explane shawn /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif, i have never had a problems with swampers in the rain.

    im a big fan of cheap used tires but if i was going to buy a new set for a dd/offroad sometime it would be mtr's or bfg a/t's /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    NOT M/T Baja Belted!!!
     
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    if you play in the mud, get some bfg m/t. ive heard mtr's dont do too well in sticky mud.
     
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    got to tell you I have the 35"mtr's great on road and off as far as the mud goes have'nt got stuck yet there great in the tn. mud as far as milege or snow no complants sipeing will coll them down on road wear much longer. not to loud.nothing like a bogger as far as noise. bottom line I would'nt trade fore any thing except maby a 40" mtr. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    SSR's!!!!!!!!...nuff said.
     
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    I as many others around here run MTR's. They are great for mud, rocks, and the road. They are very quiet compared to swampers. Now on the other hand I like the tread and look of the SS TSL SX. They are bitchin'! /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    TSL RADIALS
     
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    Nobody from snowy places I guess? Mud tires are kinda scary in the ice and snow - on road that is. I went to BFG all terrains to be safe on road in winter, but they are wimpy for mud and they don't look very cool... /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif

    Not sure what to do except have two sets, one for winter on road and one for summer off road. Or something.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    TSL RADIALS

    [/ QUOTE ] Swampers are great tires, but, how long will they last on a daily driver that see's alot of street duty ??? That's was my main concern, and the deciding factor as too why I bought Ground Hawg 2's (Radial).
     

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