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Mud Terrain Tires.Are they worth it?

Postby JW IN VA » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:50 pm

Maybe it's just me but it seems that the modern Mud Terrain tires don't go as well as the old bias ply did.I know they had larger voids and seemed to clean well.The ones I've used just seem to fill with mud and it sticks in the tread.I can do that with AT tires and they will wear longer.
Maybe I'm asking more from pickup tires now than when the bias were out.I had a set of wider than standard ATs on last year through the winter and never switched them off.The 235-8516 MTs dont seem to hold that much better.
Maybe I should switch them one day and try.I don't have to mount and balance.Just have to switch sets of wheels.

Any thoughts?
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Re: Mud Terrain Tires.Are they worth it?

Postby Caustic Burno » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:55 pm

I don’t even try anymore. I have come to the conclusion all fwd is good for on a truck is to get you fifty feet farther than you have chain or cable.
If I need to go someplace like that I just get the tractor.
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Re: Mud Terrain Tires.Are they worth it?

Postby pricefarm » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:57 pm

Best tires made in my opinion is BF Goodwrench All terrain. I have ran them for 12 or so years on two different 3/4 ton diesels pick ups. They go good off road but still gives you a smooth ride on pavement.
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Postby Lucky » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:01 pm

I don’t think I’ll put another set of MTs on a daily driver again. They have gotten too expensive and don’t last long at all. The tires I have now are labled R/T and do really well in mud and ride good. The feed truck has a really old set of MTs on it and they do surprisingly well in the mud. Only got stuck once this year and that was after dark in really bad weather....my fault I knew better.
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Re: Mud Terrain Tires.Are they worth it?

Postby kenny thomas » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:29 pm

I run in mud every day and use Kanati Mud Hog 31x10.50x15 on the jeep and Firestone Destination MT's on the F250. Very happy with both.
Pricefarm if you like the BF Goodrich you would really love the Firestone.
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Postby JW IN VA » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:39 pm

[quote="pricefar BF Goodwrench

Get them at the Chevy dealer?Sorry,couldn't help it. :D :tiphat:
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Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:41 pm

Fierce MT made by Good Year. Mud eatin sob’s and they last for 65k even with abuse.
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Postby JW IN VA » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:43 pm

Caustic Burno wrote:I don’t even try anymore. I have come to the conclusion all fwd is good for on a truck is to get you fifty feet farther than you have chain or cable.
If I need to go someplace like that I just get the tractor.


I think that's the problem.Used to use the tractor and 3pt hitch carrier.Or walk.

Anyone try the tire recappers in KY or Treadwright MT ?
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Re: Mud Terrain Tires.Are they worth it?

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:49 pm

Farm Fence Solutions wrote:Fierce MT made by Good Year. Mud eatin sob’s and they last for 65k even with abuse.

And they have barb wire on the sidewall
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Re: Mud Terrain Tires.Are they worth it?

Postby JW IN VA » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:50 pm

Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:Fierce MT made by Good Year. Mud eatin sob’s and they last for 65k even with abuse.

And they have barb wire on the sidewall


Conventional or hi tensile? :D
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Re: Mud Terrain Tires.Are they worth it?

Postby JW IN VA » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:54 pm

My son just changed sets of tires.His driving is mostly on road with some gravel road.Around 60,000 plus miles on a set of General Grabber AT2.
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Re: Mud Terrain Tires.Are they worth it?

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:56 pm

JW IN VA wrote:
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:Fierce MT made by Good Year. Mud eatin sob’s and they last for 65k even with abuse.

And they have barb wire on the sidewall


Conventional or hi tensile? :D


Definitely HT, but it’s 2 point
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Postby fence_it » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:59 pm

We used to have a dually with Toyo M55's on the rear, very good traction in mud and snow. But they are spendy.
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Re: Mud Terrain Tires.Are they worth it?

Postby Brute 23 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:15 pm

I've gotten to where all I will run is MTs. Every time I switch to an AT I am disappointed.

I can get 55K miles out of the Toyo MTs. They ride smooth... are tough tires... and do great in the mud. They can actually handle the gravel also.

I use to be a die hard BFG guy but they were late to the game with a chip proof tires. Their KM2s are priced rediculous and they get pretty squirrelly with a little wear.

The difference for me between running an AT or an MT is if your pull trailers in the mud or have hills. Most all the name brand ATs will get just a truck by itself as far as an MT on fairly flat ground. If your pulling a trailer with an AT you have no chance. They don't have enough bite.

I put ATs on my 17 when I got it last year. This winter was a PIA trying to feed. I was getting stuck on slick back mud... wasn't sunk... wasn't throwing mud... Just spinning... making a mess of things. I bounced them asap. Put the Toyo MTs on and a lot of times I could walk right thru the same wet spots with out spinning a tire.

You have to have realistic expectations. If it's boggy.. No tire is going to help. It's a weight vs surface area game. If your in slick or stomped up stuff trying to feed cattle or what ever the MTs are worth every penny. I don't get to choose the optimal time to feed a lot of times so I'm going snow, rain, or shine. A lot of times if you lock it in 4L and just crawl with a good set of tires you can get a lot places with minimal damage.
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Re: Mud Terrain Tires.Are they worth it?

Postby jehosofat » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:57 pm

kenny thomas wrote:I run in mud every day and use Kanati Mud Hog 31x10.50x15 .


I used to know a guy that could get you a good deal on them, shipping was a b**ch though. :lol:
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