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DD Tire ?'s

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by txfireman110, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. txfireman110

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    DD Tire ?\'s

    I need some good tires for my Z71 that will wear good since 90% will be on pavement, but they MUST be good in mud as well since I do construction and hit the dirt a few times a day as well. The mud here is THICK, BLACK CLAY. My truck is a 98 Z71.

    I was looking at Goodyear MT/R's or BFG MT/KM's, but am not stuck on either. Also, what is the biggest I can do with stock height and wheels?

    Thanks,
    Brandon /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif
     
  2. mud390

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    I hear the Goodyear's aren't the best in the mud, but they are still a good tire. Have you look at Maxxis mudder's? I believe buckshot makes them. A very popular tire around here for the guys that run the stock or one size up. Seem to do very well from what I hear. Just a thought.

    Kris
     
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    I'm running toyo open country A/T's on my '99 ZR2. I didn't like the fact that they were an A/T tire until my last wheeling trip when I went through mud thick enough to clog my friends 37" SSR's /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif I made it through every trail he did including a water crossing that went over my hood (I'm glad my door seals are still good /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif) I like the way they handle on road as well, they are fairly quiet and have a lot of sipes in the tread so they do well in water. Unfortunately they aren't a very aggressive looking tire so they lose points for that... I think I'm going to get some TSL LTB tires when these wear out. For $104 shipped how can I go wrong for a swamper. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
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    That's the A/T tire above.

    Maybe you would like the M/T tire from Toyo? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
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    Off Road.com tire review
     
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    Re: DD Tire ?\'s

    MT/R's are made with a softer compound, so they wont be the best for the street-read tire wear!
     
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    Re: DD Tire ?\'s

    I would avoid the A/T's and go straight for a set of M/T's. Take your pick, the BFG's and Goodyears are both good, as are Coopers and Mastercrafts. A 285/75 will fit on stock wheels, but I would recommend sticking with a 265/75 to keep your mileage and power up.
     
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    Re: DD Tire ?\'s

    MT/Rs are not mud tires, although they are not BAD in mud, they are not designed for mud either.

    BFG M/Ts are quiet, long lasting, and ok in mud.

    If you are constantly in thick, black clay, you need something VERY agressive (like a Bogger) to assure that you will not get stuck regularly.

    A grippy tire like a BFG M/T or similar (Pro Comp, General, etc) will do alright but if you get into some really thick stuff, you're going to need lots of wheel speed to keep from getting stuck.

    I guess size is probably more important to performance than tread design anyway, what size are you going with? 265/75R16?
     
  8. TruckNutzDude

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    If you can wait, PRO COMP tires are having a BUY 3 get 1 FREE sale in October from what I've been hearing at the local speed shop. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif They are a decent long lasting mud tire with siping in the center tread blocks.
     
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    Ground Hawg 2's. Radial tire. Last for the grip of time on pavement, are great in the mud.
     
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    If you can wait, PRO COMP tires are having a BUY 3 get 1 FREE sale in October from what I've been hearing at the local speed shop. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif They are a decent long lasting mud tire with siping in the center tread blocks.

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    That is a gimmick anyway. They raise the individual tire price and rape you on shipping.
     
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    If you can wait, PRO COMP tires are having a BUY 3 get 1 FREE sale in October from what I've been hearing at the local speed shop. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif They are a decent long lasting mud tire with siping in the center tread blocks.

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    That is a gimmick anyway. They raise the individual tire price and rape you on shipping.

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    Ok, gimmic or not, I get the tires for the same price I always do and do not pay for shipping at the local shop. I guess it pays to spend some of your money at the local 4x4 places. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Re: DD Tire ?\'s

    PM me if you want a better price than he's giving you. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    PM me if you want a better price than he's giving you. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

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    Why? Unless you can ship them to me for free, sell me 3 tires at wholesale and give me the 4th one for nothing... Like I said, I get really good deals. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: DD Tire ?\'s

    do you work in new construction? if so just stick with the MTR'S. cuz you know that rain can make the site [censored] up.AT'S wouldn't work. ax me how i know? /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    PM me if you want a better price than he's giving you. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

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    Why? Unless you can ship them to me for free, sell me 3 tires at wholesale and give me the 4th one for nothing... Like I said, I get really good deals. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    You might be surprised.
     
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    Re: DD Tire ?\'s

    trXus M/T's. I know a couple people who wheel them and they work very well for being just a M/T, and one guy has over 35K on his and they still have life left in them.
     
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    id recomend the general grabber mt's /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I love my MTR's but they are a softer compound then the BFG's. The BFG will last longer and may work a little better in the mud but I like the MTR's better for all around tire. I had BFG AT's and MT's and now have MTR's. I won't go back. I love my MTR's especially in the rocks.

    Harley
     
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    id recomend the general grabber mt's /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    Hey, I've got some of these. The thing that I liked the most about buying Generals is that I am supporting the company that supports me! /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif



    The BFG Mud Terrains are excellent tires in my opinion. My friend has owned several sets on different vehicles and I have always been impressed. They last a long time on the street also.
     
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    I've got 35" BFG M/T KO's on my crew cab and I love them. I've had them for about 8k mile or so and they are wearing great and ride wonderful.
     

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