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Lots of dirt, rock, debris, stuff that even ATs do good on.

 

But also some major mud. Thin watery stuff, thick gooey stuff, wet clay, snot.

 

I came up with the following possibilities:

BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2

Maxxis Bighorn

Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar

 

Opinions? Experiences?

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Hey I ran the BFG MT's on my Cherokee and they were pretty good. I didn't do any heavy duty mud cause I hate washing it off. lol I did a bunch of trails at Oak Ridge (including CJ-5) with no tire trouble. As for on-road, they are decently quiet, but they have to be rotated often. If I did more wheeling and less on-road driving I would buy them again.

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Stay far away from the GY MTR if you even think about moisture or mud. Had the 245 and 285 size's on my Rubi. While the tires were awesome on rock and hardpack soil, they would become nearly worthless when driven through water/mud. I replaced those tires with Cooper STT's in the 315 size and have not been disappointed. Great on road manners, smoother than the MTR, about the same on the hardpack/rocks as the MTR, and much better when it comes to mud/water. I also opted for the Cooper as they are still made in the USA (as are the Goodyear).

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The MTR with Kevlar is a brand new tire. The only thing it has in common with the older MTR is the name. I have heard the old MTRs were garbage, but have heard nothing but good things about the new ones. Then again, these people might be biased because they had a hand in development.

 

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The MTR with Kevlar is a brand new tire. The only thing it has in common with the older MTR is the name. I have heard the old MTRs were garbage, but have heard nothing but good things about the new ones. Then again, these people might be biased because they had a hand in development.

I'll be. Missed that one. I like the tread design. Be the first to let us know how they do! :D

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Mickey Thompson Baja Claws. Aired down they are awesome in mud and slippery wet clay. They clean out very well with just a few blips of the throttle. Oh yeah they ride pretty good on the street too.

You are one of a HUGE minority that would say good things like that about MT Claws. I worked for 4 Wheel Parts for about 2 years, and over 80% of the Claws that we sold came back because they sucked. They DO NOT ride good on the road, they are not good for many things off road, but I will say that I have heard they are OK in mud.

 

That said; I have heard nothing about the new MT/R's yet, but yes, the old ones were junk. Out of your choices, I think you would be happy with the BFG M/T, or the Bighorns either one. Personally, if I were going with an M/T, it would be the ProComp Extreme M/T.

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Lots of dirt, rock, debris, stuff that even ATs do good on.

 

But also some major mud. Thin watery stuff, thick gooey stuff, wet clay, snot.

 

I came up with the following possibilities:

BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2

Maxxis Bighorn

Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar

 

Opinions? Experiences?

 

Off-road only?? If so go swamper and forget the rest they are posers....

 

If your needing street driving, (at all) I vote for the BFG MT's. I have had 3-4 sets, great tires.

 

CW

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in my opinion good years whole effort at this market has sucked since the beginning. why should those be any different. their tires are decent, but over priced.

 

i agree all around can't go wrong with bfg mt, or suck it up and get swampers of a wide variety and deal with it on the road. many do.

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Stay far away from the GY MTR if you even think about moisture or mud. Had the 245 and 285 size's on my Rubi. While the tires were awesome on rock and hardpack soil, they would become nearly worthless when driven through water/mud. I replaced those tires with Cooper STT's in the 315 size and have not been disappointed. Great on road manners, smoother than the MTR, about the same on the hardpack/rocks as the MTR, and much better when it comes to mud/water. I also opted for the Cooper as they are still made in the USA (as are the Goodyear).
X2 on the STT's they have lasted me over 30,000 miles in the nearly 3.5 years I have had them. The only issue I have had and have also read about them is they can be a difficult tire to balance. I have over 50 percent tread left in the rears and 30 percent tread left in the front, and I admit I haven't been good about rotating them (Only once in over 30,000 miles). I will buy them again and rotate more religiously but I am finding it is getting harder to buy such tires for 15 inch rims :fs1:
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Mickey Thompson Baja Claws. Aired down they are awesome in mud and slippery wet clay. They clean out very well with just a few blips of the throttle. Oh yeah they ride pretty good on the street too.

Hmmm ...

 

Not exactly the same tire, but I just put a set of Micket Thompson Baja Belteds on the Cherokee, because two of the BFGs developed cracks in the sidewalls. The Baja Belteds seem similar to the Claws, and they very definitely do NOT ride well on the street. They are very loud, rough, and the steering doesn't track very well. I'm running them as an emergency measure, but they will be coming off just as soon as I find replacements.

 

Did I mention that they are LOUD?

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