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Best A/T's in the mud?

Ok, im looking for new tires. Size has to be 32x11.5. I want all terrains because they are just more practical for me. 90% of my driving is on pavement, but where I hunt is usually really muddy in places. So what I am wondering is what a/t tire works best in the mud? BFG A/T KO's are top on my list as of now mainly because of their reputation.
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I have Cooper Discoverer S/T's and they did awsome in the mud.
Much cheaper than BFG's, but i'm not 100% sure they come in that size.
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Best tires in the mud are generally gonna be the ones with more tread void. Tread pattern will also play a major role. More tread void means more noise and less smoothness (in ride quality). Also generally means less wet traction.

From three I've seen first hand, I'd rank them this way in the sloppy stuff.
Cooper S/T's (most amount of self cleaning - still not very clean though)
BFG A/T's (covered - not much better than Pro Comp's, but better shoulder bite)
Pro Comp A/T's (racing slicks)

Based on the image of the Revo's tread pattern, I'd think they'd be slicks as well, but I haven't seen them first hand.

The Coopers should have a 32x11.50x15 but not certain.

Add a sig too. Do you have a 4x4 or RWD? If it's RWD I'd say stick to the M/T's. 4x4 go ahead with the A/T's.
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i have the bfg's and they turn to slicks in the mud but 99% of my driving is on road so i like them
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I never had trouble with my BFG A/Ts in the mud. I could still go alot of places in 2wd.
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Sorry about no sig. Got it fixed.
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Ive had REVOs and BFGs, the BFGs are a little better in the mud... I would get the Coopers if I had to chose again.
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Based on the image of the Revo's tread pattern, I'd think they'd be slicks as well, but I haven't seen them first hand.
I believe I had REVO's on my 01 Edge, when we went to Wharton. You remember, the time when you got stuck near the tracks...
The blocks are trianglular, and clean out nicely, and work well in rain.
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I have heard good from goodyear wranglers M/T (does not stand for mud terrain)
I dont no the size or price of them, but here some reviews about them.


http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...l%3Den%26lr%3D
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I believe I had REVO's on my 01 Edge, when we went to Wharton. You remember, the time when you got stuck near the tracks...
The blocks are trianglular, and clean out nicely, and work well in rain.
Guess I have seen them first hand then haha. Must have forgotten from all the goings on from that trip.

The triangular center tread blocks probably do provide some nice bite, but the shoulders are too narrow for me to think they clean very well. They probably make for some very good all-purpose tire (hence A/T).

Here's a blurp from a review on the Revo A/T's
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The new Revo tread pattern and additional siping create a quieter, smoother tire for street use. The all-terrain pattern of the tire still offers enough open voids to handle all but the harshest off road driving. The generous siping across the full width of the tire lends itself well to shedding water quickly during our Arizona monsoon season. The new Bridgestone Revo is by no means a mud tire, but for light trail duties on a mostly stock truck, the new Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo is a perfect match.
http://www.4x4review.com/products/ti...er-AT-Revo.asp

Oh...and they're Goodyear MT/Rs (Maximum Traction Reinforced)
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Unfortunately the Revos or Cooper s/t's are not available in 32's. The goodyear mt/r's are too pricey at 168 each at tire rack. Anyone heard anythin about Mickey Thompson ATZ's yet. Here is an ebay link to some. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/4-NEW...QQcmdZViewItem

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I would get the Cooper ST

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yeah in my 2wd i dont like the bfg's in mud.. thats why im goin with a mud tire next time, best bet imo would be the mt/r's.
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Do you have 15 or 16" rims?

for 16 its 265/75r16
or 32x10.5
The other option is 285/75R16
~~33x11.5

I'm guessing you have 15's though.
in 15's coopers have available
31X10.50R15LT
33X12.50R15LT

The coopers are by far the best at in the mud. Their blocks are sorta
like jello molds and the mud pops out very easy.

What kind of mud do you wheel in.. just about any tire will clear
with good tire speed if its not clay or really thick crap mud.

In the end 32x11.5r15 is an odd size.. I expect if you want that size
that will determine what tires you get.
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Thornbirds...best AT there ever was.
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Thornbirds...best AT there ever was.
You are joking right?
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You are joking right?
I REALLY hope he is.

Thornbirds have been discussed on this board before. Long story short...they suck. Period. lol
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Well, at least he got their classification correct. Most people don't realize Thornbirds are in fact designed to be A/T's

Haven't seen them in person, so I'll leave no comment on their functionality.
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I believe I had REVO's on my 01 Edge, when we went to Wharton. You remember, the time when you got stuck near the tracks...
The blocks are trianglular, and clean out nicely, and work well in rain.
Hey Chuck, I was thinking about this last night...didn't you ahve Jason's(leftofedge) Trxus M/T's?? I thought I remember sitting in the Red Lion Diner parking lot discussing about them.
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yea.. i have 32x11.5x15 MT/R... It stands for maximum traction/ renforced...

I like them my self... Yea a little pricy but they preform well. Next month im gettin new ones..
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i got 45,000 miles out of my bfg mud terrains.

they were great on/offroad.
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yea.. i have 32x11.5x15 MT/R... It stands for maximum traction/ renforced...

I like them my self... Yea a little pricy but they preform well. Next month im gettin new ones..
How many miles did you get out of the MT/Rs?
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Do you have 15 or 16" rims?

for 16 its 265/75r16
or 32x10.5
The other option is 285/75R16
~~33x11.5

I'm guessing you have 15's though.
in 15's coopers have available
31X10.50R15LT
33X12.50R15LT

The coopers are by far the best at in the mud. Their blocks are sorta
like jello molds and the mud pops out very easy.

What kind of mud do you wheel in.. just about any tire will clear
with good tire speed if its not clay or really thick crap mud.

In the end 32x11.5r15 is an odd size.. I expect if you want that size
that will determine what tires you get.
15" rockcrawlers. To bad the coopers dont come in the size I want. There are two places I hunt. One has thin black mud thats pretty easy for anthing to get through, but there are some spots that you sink down in. The other unfortunately is thick red clay. I foun BFG A/T KO's for 134 each mounted and balanced plus tax. Is that an ok price? I know that the odd size is the limiting factor here.
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BFG A/T's for sure. Not only do they perform well in mud, sand, and snow, they provide excellent traction in the rain. And there's nothing worse then spending a few hundred dollars on some nice fat beefy mudders that do sh*t for ya on a rainy day down the interstate.

Go with the BFG's bud, you won't be let down.
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BFG A/T's for sure. Not only do they perform well in mud, sand, and snow, they provide excellent traction in the rain. And there's nothing worse then spending a few hundred dollars on some nice fat beefy mudders that do sh*t for ya on a rainy day down the interstate.

Go with the BFG's bud, you won't be let down.



I really wish that I had bought the BFGs for 35s but I bought the Busckshots intead. I am happy with my purchase just partial to BFGs.
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