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Mud KIngs?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blazer_boy_15, Dec 3, 2001.

  1. blazer_boy_15

    blazer_boy_15 Registered Member

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    anybody running these? if so can you tell me about how they perform on and off road.
     
  2. Liberator

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    I'm running Mud Kings, 35x12.50x15. Good tires for the price but they aren't true 35s. I think they measured out to 34.4" or somewhere around there. But for the price I couldn't resist. I think a lot of so called 35" tires measure out to be less though. I've aired them down to 18psi on several occasions without incident. Blew a sidewall only once because of a defect in the tire. A seam tore and created a bulge in the sidewall. Got it replaced for free. Road manners are acceptable and they don't wear too quickly.

    Overall, a decent tire for the bugdet-minded.

    Bo

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  3. ChevyCaGal

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    I got 33's, never had a problem with them.... I like them and for the price can't beat em. They are made by BFG too.....

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  4. Liberator

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    Didn't know they were made by BFG. That would explain their good tread wear! I would buy them again if my rig was a daily driver. I'm thinking about going with Super Swamper TSLs this time around.

    Bo

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    &lt;a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/liberator&gt;http://coloradok5.com/gallery/liberator&lt;/a&gt;<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by Liberator on 12/03/01 06:36 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  5. Esteban86K5

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    I bought a set of these. I got 2 new one and 2 used ones with good tread on them. A year later I noticed that the 2 new ones were splitting down the middle like a bagel. So I returned them and they gave me some new ones. Well after just a month the new ones were doing the same thing. The tire company eventually just took all 4 tires back and gave me credit for them and I got some different ones. I don't know if I just had 2 bad batches or what but that's my story and I'm sticking to it.[​IMG]

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  6. BlueBlazer

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    I have Mud Kings and I love them. I got a great deal on them at work so I couldnt refuse. You wont be disappointed. And Steph, Im not trying to be picky or a know it all, but the company that makes mud kings is called Mast and is owned by Michelin, which is a better company that BFG anyway, which may explain why they wear so good.

    82 K5, 6.2L Diesel, sm465, np205, 14 bolt welded, 8 lug 10 bolt lock right, 410 gears, 35" Mud Kings
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  7. Esteban86K5

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    I'm pretty sure that the Mud Kings are made by BFG. When I was having the problem with mine I called BFG's customer service and that is why the tire shop gave me a full refund on the tires. Cause BFG told them to.

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  8. BlueBlazer

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    Hmm, all I know is that at work we give the people that buy them a Michelin warranty card and all the info Ive ever seen points to Michelin owning the Mast brand name. Maybe BFG and Michelin are merged together or something. Anyway, damn good tires.

    82 K5, 6.2L Diesel, sm465, np205, 14 bolt welded, 8 lug 10 bolt lock right, 410 gears, 35" Mud Kings
    SPEAK SOFTLY AND DRIVE A BIG TRUCK
     
  9. KrebsATM02

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    well they used to be made by bfg, I thought they were made by fisk now though - Doug

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  10. JunkYardCrawler

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    hey wasn't matt running mud kings out to hollister? the ones that blew out on the free way?
     
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    Yeah Matt had Mud Kings. He did blow one out on the freeway, but have you seen him drive? He could blow any tire out! But he ran Tank Trap with them and they held up fine for him....

    As for who they are made by. I bought a set 3 years ago and they were made by BFG then..... maybe they got sold since then like Cepek got bought by MT. But I remember the America's Tire Co guy saying if I liked the BFG's but didn't have the funds the Mud Kings were made by them but just their off brand name generic ones....

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  12. JunkYardCrawler

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    yeah i seen him drive. some what. but form what i have seen he drives kinda like me.
     
  13. k5ntexas

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    michelin and bfg are a merged company. my friends dad works for michelin and he gets discounts or something like that on bfg cuss his dad said that they own or are partners with bfg. i fergot which. just to let ya'll know. lol. later

    jacob

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  14. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Basically same tread pattern as BFG Mud Terrain. They look pretty decent to me. (I have the BFGs)

    I think they're made from a harder rubber. It wouldn't surprise me if they lasted longer than a set of BFGs.

    They really should make a mud tire from a really, really hard tread pattern anyway. If you're not a rock crawler you wouldn't care anyway. In the mud you only need tread depth, a softer compound doesn't really help. I don't know what the tire manufacturers are thinking.

    Tim
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  15. Triaged

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    Esteban, Liberator, and Matt all had problems with the quality of the tire and people are still recomending them? What am I missing? I was behind Matt when his front right 35" MK blew on the fwy. We were doing about 75 and it just straight blew. No warning or anything. Not fun on a lifted truck (esp. w/ such a tall sidewall). Matt also blew a second tire in the Tank Trap. He would have been barowing my 33" spair for the 350 mi drive home if he didn't bring 2 spairs. I see no reason to not spend the extra $$$ to save such hassle.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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  16. TX Mudder

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    Tim, I think you're on the money about the Mud King's hardness. My set of Mud Kings refuses to wear out and I refuse to buy a new sit of much needed 37's until these wear out. Burn out, etc. and they have tons of depth still. I'm starting to think the sidewalls will crack from exposure to the elements before the tread wears down.
    They would probably suck on rocks.
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  17. Hossbaby50

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    From what I remember reading about the Mud Kings is that they are made by BFG. BFG &amp; Michelin are partners or the same company too. The only draw back to the Mud Kings, is I remeber reading that there sidewall is only 2 ply, where the BFG Mud Terrain is 3 ply. As for the seperation problems. Dad originally bought my set of BFG All Terrains, in 92 or so. We had 3 sets of BFG's get factory warranties because they had pimple seperations between the tread. I don't know if it was a design flaw or just bad luck on my part.

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