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i agree with chris

goodyear rts is the best there is, was, and ever will be...hands down...and Ford gives them to you to you from the start! how awesome is that!!!
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So no one knows what happend to the tire
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i agree with chris

goodyear rts is the best there is, was, and ever will be...hands down...and Ford gives them to you to you from the start! how awesome is that!!!
hmmmm.... my Ford Ranger came with 31" BFG AT KO tires on it from the start and for a general all purpose tire I think that is the best you can get.....
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and you paid how much for the truck? lol nah I agree, thier a good tire
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So no one knows what happend to the tire
read my previous post...
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dont take it so harsh! it was a result of rocks on the trail.

Ive done the same to my BFG MTs, taht is why I went with the MTRs (thicker sidewalls)
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hmmmm.... my Ford Ranger came with 31" BFG AT KO tires on it from the start and for a general all purpose tire I think that is the best you can get.....
I have to whole heartedly agree. Any tire that can make it to 86,500 miles (in my case) and still hold up as well offroad and in the rain than it did day one deserves a cookie.

And for the record, I didnt baby them or abuse them. I just used them like they were made to be used.
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read my previous post...
OOOOOHHHHHHH.......... Sorry Jeff for some really stupid reason I thought it happend while it was on the back of the jeep
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MT/R's suck *** if you EVER have to go in any mud, they run small in sizes, and they are alot more per tire than bfg mt's. For rocks i would pick mt/r's but since theres always mud down south i would much rather have my bfg's.
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MT/R's suck *** if you EVER have to go in any mud, they run small in sizes, and they are alot more per tire than bfg mt's. For rocks i would pick mt/r's but since theres always mud down south i would much rather have my bfg's.
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MT/R's suck *** if you EVER have to go in any mud, they run small in sizes, and they are alot more per tire than bfg mt's. For rocks i would pick mt/r's but since theres always mud down south i would much rather have my bfg's.

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I had to post some facts for the bfg's. sorry to rain on the mt/r parade.

Guess you didn't see i said for rocks i would choose the mt/r's...
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MTRs do quite well in the mud. When Petersens and Offroad magazine did comparison teh MTRs did better than the BFGs in the mud, sorry to rain on the BFG parade.

Ive had both and prefer the MTRs over the BFGs, in mud, rain, snow, and especially on the road.
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Ive had both and prefer the MTRs over the BFGs, in mud, rain, snow, and especially on the road.
the mud you tested them in could not have been that deep or you would have been stopped no matter what tires you had on
2WD even with a locker gets bogged down in a deep long mud run, no matter what tires you are running
and i am not talking mud puddles I mean real mud runs where you are half up the rim and 10-20 truck lengths long
lets see you dig a 30' long furrow with your pumkin and then talk about mud tire performance

and posting another truck with a ripped open tire (since you were not there when it happened) is bogus
anything you were 'told' or 'read' is hear say - who really knows how that tire was damaged
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First GY MT/R's are NOT mud terrains. Just want to clarify that. I keep reading reviews online by typical people (which can be helpful and sometiems not) and they keep referring to them as MT's or mud terrains. MT/R is Maximum Traction/Reinforced. GY will not claim them to be a mud terrain, though they may actually see that as an insult, Maximum Traction seems better than Mud Terrain.

Anyway, after reading some of these reviews (TireRack) I've noticed a mixed review on mud. Some say they don't clean well others say they are great in mud. I may give these a try to find out myself...btw, TireRack has the 33x12.50x15 for $152 right now (same as the BFG M/T). Don't get me wrong, I think my BFG M/T's are great and would like to get another set when I lift the truck and run 33's...so we'll have to see where prices are when I am ready for that. My four choices right now are BFG M/T's, GY MT/R's, MT Baja Claw Radials and TRXUS M/T's. Really the only reason the MT/R's are in that list now is b/c of the TireRack pricing, else I would pass.
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the mud you tested them in could not have been that deep or you would have been stopped no matter what tires you had on
2WD even with a locker gets bogged down in a deep long mud run, no matter what tires you are running
and i am not talking mud puddles I mean real mud runs where you are half up the rim and 10-20 truck lengths long
lets see you dig a 30' long furrow with your pumkin and then talk about mud tire performance

and posting another truck with a ripped open tire (since you were not there when it happened) is bogus
anything you were 'told' or 'read' is hear say - who really knows how that tire was damaged
actually I have been through areas like that with both teh BFGs and the MTRs. I did also get stuck too, but my observations of handling while in teh mud is what I am judging my experience by.

Now if we are jstu talking about "MUD RUNS" then neither of these apply, you shoudl jsut go with boggers. I know MTR is not a "mud tire" but is does damn fine in it anyways. If you let labels run your life, you have bigger problems!

My statements are that I think overall teh MTR is a better tire, my last post states mud, snow, rain, street, etc NOT JUST MUD.

See the problem here is that everyone on this site is so hard dicked about their own tires adn will not admit their faults. I could care less! If a tire is good or bad Ill tell you.

How many of you have had both tires?

Now I know the picture was not me, never claimed it was, in fact i expalined it wasnt me. This post was more of a haha funny poke at BFGs, but yall have turned it into a brand war.

If you liek BFGs fine buy them, who cares, its your money, your truck.
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Oh, I get it - this was a joke
Hmmmm, you sure have placed a lot of replies in here to propagate your joke
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I know MTR is not a "mud tire" but is does damn fine in it anyways. If you let labels run your life, you have bigger problems!
I didnt say YOU didnt know it wasn't a "mud tire", I was joint pointing that out b/c of all the reviews I had just read where people kept referring to them as mud terrains.

I don't follow your comment about labels...

And if you read my post, you'll see that I said I would try the tires, not for $180 a tire though. I don't care about the brand name so much, it's just how good the BFG M/T's have been. Are there better tires, sure. Are there worse tires, sure. I got BFG M/T's at a great price b/c I was working at NTB at the time. They have done a better job than any of the tires I've had on previously...and that would not include GY MT/R's. So I'm not going to say BFG M/T's are better than GY MT/R's b/c of that. The only thing I know without having had them is that the BFG's were less expensive, until now atleast on TireRack while they have them on special.
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I didnt say YOU didnt know it wasn't a "mud tire", I was joint pointing that out b/c of all the reviews I had just read where people kept referring to them as mud terrains.

I don't follow your comment about labels....
I meant labels as in "mud tire" "maximum traction" etc

No i am glad you are going to try them, you will ahve experience with both adn will be able to make a solid/backed up opinion as opposed to many who are so gung ho abotu BFG but never tried others
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Oh, I get it - this was a joke
Hmmmm, you sure have placed a lot of replies in here to propagate your joke
i was poking fun at the whole bfg vs GY, then everyoen jumped my case so i rebuted their comments. Once it got more of a debate i joined in.

Next time ill put little smilies to signify it is a joke so you wont take it so hard
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i have gotten 45,000 out of my bfg mud terrains...

they work for me.
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See the problem here is that everyone on this site is so hard dicked about their own tires adn will not admit their faults. I could care less! If a tire is good or bad Ill tell you.
dood ur so ****in right. people here, more than any other forum im on, are so dedicated to the brand of anything they think works the best. i can name a few members, but i wont. they need to get off there high horses and get a reality check. u always tell someone who hasnt experienced many products when they are so biased towards one. i have been around a lot of tires and can name the pro/cons of all of them unbiased. same with things like car cleaning products, lights, audio equipment, etc...being brand loyal is good but having an open mind is 100x better.

why not throw the ProComp MT into the discussion?
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because this is just a joke - or don't you get it??
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This is no different than blind loyalty to Ford or any other auto maker....people will always be loyal to products/brands whether they have reason or not. Who cares what they have? IF you have what you want, and they have what they want everyones happy.

Why do you people feel you must change everyones minds? I mean, this site is here to give advice, not argue about what is better between A and B
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