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idk bout mickey thompson tires

I got 33x12.5015 mickey thompson mtzs and i just came back from town fair tire cuz i had a rusty screw lodged underneath a tread block. They only have 4 k on them. Idk i thought a tire like that would be virtually unprentable. Kinda losing faith in mickey thompson tires
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My buddy has them on his chevy 1500 and he is hard as crap on them with 20K miles of hard driving and desert abuse. Has yet to blow one
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The mickey thompson drag tires aren't very good IMO.
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I think thats why alot of people run BFGs.
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I'm starting to have second thoughts about my set of them as well. They grip well, but they seem to get cut up alot easier than the Cooper's or the Khumo's.
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oh sheeeesh.


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THEY ARE TIRES!!!



They are all penetratable. it's an effing screw. patch it and be on it's way.
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oh sheeeesh.


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THEY ARE TIRES!!!



They are all penetratable. it's an effing screw. patch it and be on it's way.
Glad I'm not the only one thinking that. Like saying an expensive balloon popped with a pin, like a cheap one. lol

Tons of people come into the BMW dealer with nails? Those tires are $250-$300 per tire. Doesn't mean they're nail-proof. I and many others I know have had just fine success running M/T slicks. They sure aren't nail-proof though lol.
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I like LTB's
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I love Mickey Thompson. IMO their tires are of great quality. Better than my BFGs could dream of being. A screw will penetrate just about any DOT tire.
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I like Yokahama Advan A046's or Dunlop Direzza Star Specs the best.
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Kinda losing faith in mickey thompson tires
After a post like that, I lost some more faith in humanity.

But, then I saw this VVVV and a little of my faith was restored.

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oh sheeeesh.

people.

THEY ARE TIRES!!!

They are all penetratable. it's an effing screw. patch it and be on it's way.
Shane's right, tires are made of rubber, just because it's a Mickey Thompson doesn't mean a screw is going to run out of the road before ya run over it. lol
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Shane's right, tires are made of rubber, just because it's a Mickey Thompson doesn't mean a screw is going to run out of the road before ya run over it. lol
dustin...may i quote you now?
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dustin...may i quote you now?
You just did, didn't ya?,lol I have no idea what you're talking about. lol
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i said KINDA losing faith, not fully. Besides my lil screw mishap i have been happy with them. drove threw a couple of snow storms up here, one 4 inch and one 9 i nch storm and i couldnt be happier with how they performed. Everybody said i should take them off because i would be a huge sled out there, but i have been everything but. I passed by a Tacoma that was stuck in my work parking lot and frigginn thing had 35s at least. idk maybe fx4 wannabe is right and i should screw my sack back on
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SERIOUSLY??

dude, its a TIRE, a rusty nail will go into any tire.. if you're going to bash on an AMAZING tire then find something else wrong with it.. I sure can't, i'm on my second pair and I'll be willing to put money on the fact that mine have been beat on and abused about 100x worse than yours have..

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oh sheeeesh.


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THEY ARE TIRES!!!



They are all penetratable. it's an effing screw. patch it and be on it's way.
He said it.

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I'm starting to have second thoughts about my set of them as well. They grip well, but they seem to get cut up alot easier than the Cooper's or the Khumo's.
yea? they are a softer tread.. softer treads get torn up easier, softer treads also perform lots better offroad.

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I love Mickey Thompson. IMO their tires are of great quality. Better than my BFGs could dream of being. A screw will penetrate just about any DOT tire.
thank you.

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i said KINDA losing faith, not fully. Besides my lil screw mishap i have been happy with them. drove threw a couple of snow storms up here, one 4 inch and one 9 i nch storm and i couldnt be happier with how they performed. Everybody said i should take them off because i would be a huge sled out there, but i have been everything but. I passed by a Tacoma that was stuck in my work parking lot and frigginn thing had 35s at least. idk maybe fx4 wannabe is right and i should screw my sack back on
Thats what i keep telling people! I had never driven in snow or ice before last winter and i did just fine in 2wd with the MTZs
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^ I didn't get quoted. lol
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Cooper STT's do well in the snow as well..

I did notice in Arizona all the guys running them on the rocks had issues with the Micky T's MTZ chucking and getting torn due to there soft compound.. I've heard good reviews from the guys that regularly run them on the street..

I would rather re-shoe the truck in Micky T's than BFG's any day..

But im partial to my coopers..
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Cooper STT's do well in the snow as well..

I did notice in Arizona all the guys running them on the rocks had issues with the Micky T's MTZ chucking and getting torn due to there soft compound.. I've heard good reviews from the guys that regularly run them on the street..

I would rather re-shoe the truck in Micky T's than BFG's any day..

But im partial to my coopers..
it doesn't matter what tires you run, if you really wheel it hard on rocks its gonna tear the tires up, my buddy in wyoming had a sas'd tacoma and his all so famous BGF Muds would get chunks torn out.

I've seen IROKS with chunks missing, boggers, Toyo MTs, my old Nittos.. just about every tire i've seen on the rocks gets torn up in one way or another.
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You son of a... OH wait, I got quoted! oh boy, oh boy, oh boy.
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I disagree Matt. Tire compound has a lot to do with it. and the MTZ's are softer that others... I've seen it first hand.
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did i not say MTZ's are softer..

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yea? they are a softer tread.. softer treads get torn up easier, softer treads also perform lots better offroad.
oh damn, would ya look at that
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missed that my bad...
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it happens to all of us

and i know the softer they are the easier they chunk, but you gotta pay to play right?
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Bingo!!! we have a winner...
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