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Old 02-14-2012, 11:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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best mud tire for the street

lookin to put MT's on my fathers truck, hes goin with new wheels, so new skins are in order. i got 35x12.50 r17 nitto terra grappler MT's on my truck and theyre firm, not too loud and wearing nicely, not much at all. we were looking at bfg mud terrain km2's everything is mainly street and highway driving, with occasional towing, offroading. my buddys got hankooks and they havent seemed to wear at all, on his lifted excursion. weve been lookin at those 3 as well as goodyear duratracs, and mickey thompson ATZ's anf toyo mt's. last i heard the toyos were real soft, and wore out quick. feel free to chime in. lookin at 35x12.50s with either an 18 or 20 inch rim.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I dont know about the Goodyears, if they are like the ones you see OEM on trucks stay away from them, If they are the MTR replacement they will be good.
All of your choices seem good. Just buy the cheapest ones because they ALL WILL eventually wear out.
A soft tire will probably perform better on slick surfaces and off road, but wear faster. Vise versa on the hard ones.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i ram some 37x12.50 17 goodyear mtrs they only lasted 15-20k miles
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I have 35x12.50x18 toyo mt's. I have 45k on them and they are probably 1/4 tread yet so I'm looking to get 60k out of them! I am really happy with my toyos
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Another toyo fan here have ruffly 34k miles on mine and also expect to get 60k plus out of them. once these wear out i might try the nitto trail grapplers mt's just because i am a big fan of nitto too, if not i will get the toyo mt's again.
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:47 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Kumho KL-71's on my truck. Really happy with them, not nearly the highway howl that my buddy has with his Toyo's, and so far the tread life is good, I'm over 40k KM (not miles) and still well over half tread. Will be buying another set most likely, just next time they will be a true 35x12.5/17 instead of the 315/70/17 because the 35 is E rated and the 315 is only D... didn't realize that when I bought
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:00 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I've had Mickey Thompson MTZ's, Nitto terra grapplers, BFG's, and 2 sets of Toyo MT's all on the same truck. My favorites are the Toyo's and Nitto's. The mickey's and the BFG's lasted about 25-30k. Both sets of the Toyo's lasted about 35-40k. The Nitto's (which is what i'm running now) has about 24k on them and are a little less than 1/2 wore.

IMO, the reason the everyone thinks the Toyo's are too soft, is the tread depth is really deep, and when you first get them put on it is kinda squirly, but when they get about an 1/8 to 1/4 of the way wore that's when you start getting the mileage outta them and they stiffen up. I've noticed also the Toyo's and the Nitto's are a lot better on wet roads as far as grip.
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:04 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I had a set of M/T MTZ's on my 96 and after 25k they were lucky to have 1/4 tread left. This was rotating them every 5k. They were loud but got me through plenty of mud and deep snow. I have heard good about the duratracs, and my step brother has them on a 09 Z71 but that thing is lucky to see a dirt road, let alone mud.
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:07 AM   #9 (permalink)
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YA know i love my 35/1250/17 Cooper S/T's they are slick in the snow just like any MT will be but i love them on the dry pavement and for DDing
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:01 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I'm not impressed with the bfg M/ts I have a set of 37/12.5 on my truck and after 15xxx miles they have wore horribly prolly won't got with there M/t again now the bfg allterains have always seemd to wear great so I'm going with them when this set is done
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:32 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Look at the Nitto Trail Grappler-fairly quiet, wear good, good in snow. Just got my second set.
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:05 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Look at the Nitto Trail Grapp ler-fairly quiet, wear good, good in snow. Just got my second set.
.I am running trail grappler 33s right now and love them! Im a fan of nitto. I've run a few sets of mud grapplers 35s and 37s but they are loud. I didn't care for the terra grapplers but i like a somewhat aggressive tread.
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