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Just ordered Mickey Thompson MTZ's in 35"

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Put the order in today. After looking everywhere, I can't find them cheaper than my local dealer. All the around $180 prices per tire (for 35x12.5x15) turn out to be over $200 when shipping is figured in (per tire). When you get them and get them mounted and balanced, it's about $220 a tire.

My local Cooper/Mickey Thompson/Dick Cepek dealer is selling them to me for right about $220 a tire mounted and balanced -- which is the same as if I ordered them elsewhere.

Only disadvantage is it will take 2 weeks for them to get them in. Not a big deal at all and I'll take my truck over in the morning and have new tires on it by lunch. Really looking forward to having siped mud tires all the way around. Right now I have siped Cooper ST's in the front and unsiped General Grabber MT's in the rear -- and the rear is not fun in the rain.

Info here: http://www.mickeythompsontires.com/t...aMTZRadialTrad

Key features to me, besides the siping, are a full 3 ply sidewall (6 ply rated) like a BFG, and a full 6 ply tread (six actual plies).
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enjoy them buggers, they are pretty nice.
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enjoy them buggers, they are pretty nice.
Ha ha! Some people get "boggers", I got "buggers"...what will my next tires be..."boogers"? Well, if so, I know they'll really stick to the road...
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i thought the ATZ looks like one heck of a AT in person, im sure they didnt slack on the MTZ, cant wait to see them on the truck. should look nice. price isnt bad either!
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wow John... they look like a really nice tire!

it goes without saying.. but we all know you'll definately get your money's worth out of those and put them through some real tough tests!

EDIT: any idea what the time frame is for the tires??? i haven't seen any recent pics of your truck lately, so it'll be nice to see them on your truck
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looks cool seen them on f-350 around here
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wow John... they look like a really nice tire!

it goes without saying.. but we all know you'll definately get your money's worth out of those and put them through some real tough tests!

EDIT: any idea what the time frame is for the tires??? i haven't seen any recent pics of your truck lately, so it'll be nice to see them on your truck
They said 2 weeks -- whatever that means. I ordered them today so figure mid-week in 2 weeks...what's that, like November 8th?

I'll post pics and my initial impressions when they arrive. Time will tell on the final verdict though -- I've never had such tires. Closest thing was the ST's and they don't have that nice wrap around stuff on the sidewall which is nice for being aired down and all. I typically run offroad now at 10 to 12 PSI and they should help quite a bit I think.
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John i hope you checked summit there are $769.75 a set shiped from them thats $192.44 each that would have been a tad cheaper then $200 a tire still saves $8ish and probly would have been shipped alot sooner then 2 weeks thats for dang sure...
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Yes, but I balance that against if there is a problem with one. With it being local I can go see them and get it resolved. With Summit I have to send the tire back to get it resolved.

It's funny but when I checked Summit I didn't find that size in stock in the MTZ's for some reason. I did look there -- I'll look again.

I like "instant gratification", lol -- but I can wait 2 weeks.
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UPDATE: Changed my mind. It was $769 WITH shipping as noted and that's actually quite a savings. I cancelled my local order and bought from Summit.

That is indeed the cheapest price around I do believe.

It's weird because I went to EXACTLY the same page as last night EXCEPT that last night the "Select by Size" list was missing 35x12.5x15 and only had the 33's listed.

Thanks for pointing that out! I'll take a chance on the order from Summit and put the extra money into a tank of gas for offroading!
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so, when can we expect to see them with a SAS??
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BAH! Not until April or so...bummer eh?...especially for me as I grow weary of life as a 2WDriver...
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Nice it will be nice to see your truck in action with those tires on there. I do like those tires alot. A great choice good off road and decent on the road. I think in hindsite I should have prolly done something like these but you can't beat TSL off road even if they suck horribly on the road.


Off Topic I finally have a full size spare.
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I grow weary of life as a 2WDriver...
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those are nice tires....my brother has them on his 2500 cummins and they are great....not loud at all....the ride smooth........you should get them balanced with Equal......
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My local tire vendor is not real happy. I'm sorry but with the delivery 2 weeks out it's not like they can say "hey they already left the warehouse!"...

Oh well...maybe I'll have to have them installed elsewhere, lol...
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What is siped??
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Those are the little "cut lines" you see in the treads. They make extra "biting edges" that are critical for wet traction and traction in ice and shallow types of snow. Really deep snow responds well to a mud tire in my experience.
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Is that why my tsl's suck on wet roads?
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Is that why my tsl's suck on wet roads?
Yes, that's it exactly.
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UPDATE: Changed my mind. It was $769 WITH shipping as noted and that's actually quite a savings. I cancelled my local order and bought from Summit.

That is indeed the cheapest price around I do believe.

It's weird because I went to EXACTLY the same page as last night EXCEPT that last night the "Select by Size" list was missing 35x12.5x15 and only had the 33's listed.

Thanks for pointing that out! I'll take a chance on the order from Summit and put the extra money into a tank of gas for offroading!
John dont be worried about summit when having a problem with something they are VERY VERY help full to say the least. most times they will send out a replacement before you ship yours back.. there is a reason summit gets all my business and all the tires that i order lol... had about 4 sets of tires now ordered from summitracing and they have all been top notch. glad i could help you save a little $ there john
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personally i would take the saved $ and buy this

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=34542

mount your own tires same kind i have. i dont trust anyone mounting my rims and tires lol..
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man i am going to have to get one of those!
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^^ only thing you just have to be extra careful with Mag wheels. just use a good rag between the wheel and the mounting arm and your set i mounted and broke down all my Alcoa's with not problem...
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looks good,i should be getting my tires soon
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