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Mickey Thompson MTZ's or BFG Mud Terrains

Just wondering which yall think perform better in the mud and offroad and still have good tread life on the road and such.
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thats a hard call... i like both... hmm idk do Mickey's little different now adays... or you could do the new Gen BFG muds
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The new BFG muds or the MTZ's if it's a daily driver. The old BFG muds aren't siped.

The MTZ's have the 3 ply sidewalls like the BFG's.

No mud terrain really lasts on the street. I have my 35x12.5x15 MTZ's on my steel wheels now to change out when offroading, and for daily driving I have BFT AT/KO's on aluminum wheels -- best of both worlds. in a pinch, the AT's will offroad -- but for meets I'll put the MTZ's back on.

I got deal on the BFG's and wheels though or I wouldn't have 2 sets of tires/wheels.
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what is the mileage rating for the bfg mud terrains?
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what is the mileage rating for the bfg mud terrains?
what...30k ish maybe more if you treat them nice... idk the new kind they just came out
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for people that dont know the difference...


MTZ



BFG MT classic



BFG MT new
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The new BFG muds or the MTZ's if it's a daily driver. The old BFG muds aren't siped.
new BFG arnt really sipped either.. more like, more lugs cut into it... not small sipping...

BFG usually doesnt care about sipping on the muds lol... thats for sure
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I had my BFG M/T KM1's siped for me. Only like $10 a tire.

I've heard bad things about mud terrains and hydroplaining, but honestly, My old siped toyo a/t hydros WAY bad.....I havn't had a problem with my siped mud terrains.
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were can u get the tires sipped and how many miles u put on urs? and how many miles u think they last?
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I had my BFG M/T KM1's siped for me. Only like $10 a tire.

I've heard bad things about mud terrains and hydroplaning, but honestly, My old siped toyo a/t hydros WAY bad.....I havn't had a problem with my siped mud terrains.
ya my original style of Cooper STT unsipped ya caused me to wreck into a grand am because it hydroplaned.. fun times
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were can u get the tires sipped and how many miles u put on urs? and how many miles u think they last?
I've got 80k now....and i estimate i've put approx 15k or so on them. That's probably a high estimate. They be at 90% or so, havn't put a gauge on them.

Getting tires siped is as easy as going to the local tire shop. That's what I did. My buddy works at Les Schwab.
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the MTZs that were on the front, now on the back wore really fast.. probably because i drive like i shouldn't and it was pretty un aligned :/

BUT once i get a job, and have about $100 to play with im gonna buy 2 steelies with his lug pattern and have my friend shred the back 2 between some rocks or asphalt chunks.. pay Discount about $25/tire for service fees and have both the rear ones replaced.. then do the fronts.. have 4 brand new tires for $100

anywho... that means i get to ride on 31" michelines for a few weeks thats gonna look like ****

enough with the life story..

my MTZs hook up really good on everything i've been in.. IE, mud, snow, rocks, dirt, wet roads...

you have to be careful on fresh/packed snow and ice but you have to do that with any tire really...

i would recommend it
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That is a hard call. Both tires are really good tires. I have had experience with both the MTZ's and the old style BFG M/T's. Both tires are roughly the same price.

I think if it were me, I would get the BFG's.


There are a lot of people here who don't like BFG's just because they are a popular tire that works well. I guess they want to be different, but BFG's didn't get popular for being a crappy tire.



I got a comprimise.......get 2 of each
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That's for sure. I still like most any siped MT better than an unsiped one though.

I like the BFG AT/KO's I have for street driving and I antipate high mileage from them, especially in solid axle service -- much easier to keep alignment!
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I like the BFG AT/KO's I have for street driving and I antipate high mileage from them, especially in solid axle service -- much easier to keep alignment!
if they are kept up, then you will see well into the 50,000 miles range...
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Hey Jake....I got your pm, but am responding via your thread.

I don't actually have any pics of the tread after the siping.....but I have have an alright looking pic that I zoomed in on....here it is:

(sorry, pic is large so you can actually see the little cuts.)

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thats about what mine look like and they have about 10 k on them
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Remember too......I do love to do burnouts.....so the rear sipes are not what they used to be. lol.


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thats about what mine look like and they have about 10 k on them
Yea...I got about 15k on them now...and the pic was probably around 10kish.
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