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Need opinions on MT's

I'll be getting myself some mud tires for my 15's to use strictly off road, maybe a bit of pavement so wear is not as big of an issue. Most offroading I do is mud and rocks.

I am on a budget. Trying to stay under 250Can$.

Pro Comp will most likely be having there buy 3 get 1 free sale soon. And for a 33x12.5R15 MT they are 230ea.

Mickey Thomspon MTZ's are also on the list averaging 240ea.

Just looking for some more options that might be in this price range. As for the KM2's, I need to find a distributor who will sell them cheap.

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Look at the Hankook Dynapro MTs. I have over 50,000 miles on mine and still have 25% tread left and they do pretty good offroad. Mine was $119 each US for 31s so they should not the be expensive.
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i have the maxxis big horns. they have grip and are not too bad of a price tag
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lol, don't get procraps sorry.

if your mainly using them offroad.. get some super swampers.. they're generally pretty cheap and they last quite a while even driven daily under something as light as a Ranger.
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Yeah strictly offroad I would go with TSLs or something.
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another cheap MT is Mud Kings
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i got cooper stt and love them
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place down here sells KM2's for 236$ each mounted and balanced
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I havnt had a problem with my procomps
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place down here sells KM2's for 236$ each mounted and balanced
my local shop was right around there as well.. couldn't see ottawa being much different..

theres a lot of quality MTs out there imo.. i think it just comes down to your preference..

mtz was my second choice.. 3rd was new wranglers w/ kevlar... then duratracs..

so many choices!
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The MTZs and Claws suck in mud/wet terrain.

KM2s seem to excel in the loose **** compared to the MTZs.

That being said, the MTZ has a much stronger sidewall and bead area, I've seen multiple tires get **** between the bead of the tire/wheel and cause it to leak. That and when aired down the sidewall is much more unstable. This is compared on the SAME Jeep. Both in the 35x1250-15 size. He had MTZs and now has KM2s, he could air the MTZs down more and still have less chance of losing a bead.

That being said, the MTZs apparently have a ton more grip on rock, but the KM2s still kick ***.

Procomp XTerrains suck a nut.

MT/Rs are a great tire, but not really worth the coin IMO.. those sum*****es are expensive.


BUT. Don't waste you're money on any "street" mud terrain. Get TSLs or something if its mainly for offroad, you'll kick yourself in the *** if you spend MORE money on a tire that doesn't perform as well.
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I got my MT/R kevlars mounted and balanced for $240 each (32'x11.50r15)

they feel grippier than KM2'S and the sidewall is awesome
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I'm with redneckstone. Mud kings are sweet for offroad and good pricing too.
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not sure what brand you want... but check out tirerack.com for tires... they sell 33 12.5 15 km2's for i think 196
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The mud king looks like it has a terrible sidewall and would do horrible in snow with no siping.
I have heard that the new MTRs suck in mud, but are great in rocks and stuff with a good sidewall.
KM2s are great all around, other than the sidewalls. But I don't think the sidewalls would be an issue unless you were aired way down and pinched hard between rocks.
Cooper STTs are also great all around. I would definitely give them some real thought. I spent a lot of time on STTs in mud, rocks, sand, deep snow, wet NW roads and loved them.
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The mud king looks like it has a terrible sidewall and would do horrible in snow with no siping.
I have heard that the new MTRs suck in mud, but are great in rocks and stuff with a good sidewall.
KM2s are great all around, other than the sidewalls. But I don't think the sidewalls would be an issue unless you were aired way down and pinched hard between rocks.
Cooper STTs are also great all around. I would definitely give them some real thought. I spent a lot of time on STTs in mud, rocks, sand, deep snow, wet NW roads and loved them.
ehh my MT/R's didnt pack in more mud than the KM2's, Id say there fairly even in mud. I dont really care what other people say lol, I have two identicle trucks with the same sized tires on the same terrain to compare

they definately dont suck in mud, I also got to try them in 12'' of sand and they were amazing. Only slight downside is noise (if that is a downside)
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Thanks for the help guys, narrowed it down to KM2's, MT/R's and the STT's. There's just something about the Kevlars that catches my attention...
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I like my procraps extreme m/t....
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Thanks for the help guys, narrowed it down to KM2's, MT/R's and the STT's. There's just something about the Kevlars that catches my attention...
IMO if you can find the MT/R's for the same price as the KM2's go for them. I have no opinion on STT's but I do know you wouldn't regret KM2's or MT/R's.
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Do you have further away pics of them on your truck, other than the ones in your profile?
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I'll have to get some more tonight or tomorow
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33x12.50-15 TSL Radial, 203
33x1250-15 TSL Bias 190
33x13.50-15 LTB 175

and thats from 4wp and they're proud of their tires, you can probably find them cheaper.
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if they are going to be off road only why would you get anything except for a BIAS play TSL, LTB or a PITBULL?? they are the best tires!!!
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I'm trying to figure the same thing out, he can save $2-300 if he gets swampers.. and they're gonna out perform the MTZs, MT/Rs, KM2s, and every other mud/street tire.
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well heres some more pics whether you decide on them or not



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