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View Poll Results: What tire would you go with?
Maxxis Bighorn 13 46.43%
General Grabber AT2 7 25.00%
Medalist Sport King AT 4 14.29%
Other, post below 4 14.29%
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Tire Choice 33s

Tires size 33x12.5R15 Price wise...well I won't post what I can get them for, but cheap. X= Maxxis Price as it's the cheapest

I'm having a very hard time deciding. Noise isn't an issue, but quieter is a plus. Obviously by tread design the Bighorn>Sport King>Grabber for volume.

Maxxis Bighorn- Out of the tire choices I have I like the aggressiveness of this tire, but being a somewhat off-brand name, I am worried about quality. I checked a few reviews and they seem to be alright, but a little soft. Supposed to be slightly siped.

Price: X



General Grabber AT2 - I've been looking at these tires for a long time and the reviews I read seem rather well. I know its quite different from the above, but it would work for what I do. Lots of siping for good wet weather and snow driving.

Price: X+10



Medalist Sport King AT - Recommended by my very knowledgeable friend. They have good tread, aren't too expensive and seem to be a cross between mud and all terrain. Siped too so that's good.

Price: X+11


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My brother has the Big Horns on his Ranger and has no problems with them. I like the style of the Sport king's b/c it looks a lot like my Cooper Lt's. There's a few pics of those Big Horns on my 07 in the link in my sig. Get an idea of how they would look.
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Thanks for the link and comment so quickly. What I read sounded good for the Bighorns. How loud are they?

And I've heard so many good things about Sport Kings, I want to see them and hear them.
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Mud Terrains KM2!

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Thanks for the link and comment so quickly. What I read sounded good for the Bighorns. How loud are they?

And I've heard so many good things about Sport Kings, I want to see them and hear them.
The big horns roar pretty good. I can hear my brother coming way before he gets there.

I really like those BFG's.
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The big horns roar pretty good. I can hear my brother coming way before he gets there.

I really like those BFG's.
Hmm. Well that's a little too noisy. The BFG's are nice but they're $60 more per tire than the most expensive one I posted.

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Mud Terrains KM2!
They're nice, but see above. And no siping sucks in wet weather.
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Haha funny quote from the chat. They were talking about a hurst shifter. Neither of them are me.
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BFG A/T's FTW!!!!

15,000 miles on mine and stilll pulling 14/32nds on my tread depth gauge. great in all weather and still have plenty of bit offroad.
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Why the BFG All Terrain over the General Grabber AT2? Sidewall or something else? Price on BFG A/T is about $40 more than the Grabbers.
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My Sport Kings are still looking new at 8k, make no noise, are good in dry or wet, and have never left me stranded or stuck off road.
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are the generals off of national back order? when i was trying to buy some a month ago
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I would go with the General AT2. I almost bought them when I got tires a few months ago. All the reviews I have read have been positive. I think they have a 60k warranty as well.

I would get those if you are going to get an A/T. The price is amazing.
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I used to have the bighorns on my ranger in 35s. They were quieter than my MTZs but they were still loud like you'd expect from a mud tire. They wore out pretty quick as well. I only put about 12k miles on them and the siping is VERY shallow. I would not buy them again....

Out of those 3 tires I'd go for the Grabber.
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Sport king FTW great tires Tyler next time your up get Justin to get Sabs truck she has them
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Maxxis Bighorn- Out of the tire choices I have I like the aggressiveness of this tire, but being a somewhat off-brand name, I am worried about quality. I checked a few reviews and they seem to be alright, but a little soft. Supposed to be slightly siped.
Maxxis is HARDLY an off brand tire.. My buddy has the bighorns and they seem to work pretty damn good, and wear pretty good as well

my vote is for MTZs obviously but Maxxis makes a good tire. They wouldn't be all over the XRRA and WEROCK courses if they weren't
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Maxxis, those other 2 tires are so blah
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Maxxis is definately not an off brand tire, especially when it comes to aggresive tires. Just check out the Trepadors and Creepy Crawlers for comps, I'd say the majority of WEROCK and XRRA buggies use them.

Go with the Bighorns. They really aren't that loud, they have about the same noise level as the old BFG muds do. And wear for them is great, I've had mine for over 2 years now, wheeled them hard and have at least put ~10K miles on them and they still have plenty of tread left.
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What I meant by Maxxis being a somewhat off-brand is the fact they aren't as popular as say, your BF Goodrich, Goodyear, or Michelin. The comment someone made about the siping not being very deep worries me. It rains pretty often here and I drive a lot.

The General, well if I could get those I might very well go with them but I do not know if I can even get a hold of them.

The Sport Kings, well I like them a lot but I still want to hear and see them in person. I have three people that highly recommend them so it's a very viable option.
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Dude, I have Sport Kings and I love them.
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BF Goodrich AT FTW!
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My vote is for the General Grabbers. I was thinking about getting these tires but ended up going with the MTR's. BF Goodrich AT's are a nice tire but EVERYBODY has them. They are nearly just as much money (here in Canada) as any other agressive off road tire. Be original, go with the grabbers. Nobody has them in 33's on this site to my knowledge.
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I don't believe they do. I'm going to go to my tire place and compare the Grabber and Sport Kings if they will let me. It's a tough choice between the two right now.
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My vote is for the General Grabbers. I was thinking about getting these tires but ended up going with the MTR's. BF Goodrich AT's are a nice tire but EVERYBODY has them. They are nearly just as much money (here in Canada) as any other agressive off road tire. Be original, go with the grabbers. Nobody has them in 33's on this site to my knowledge.
I just got them a couple weeks ago in a 305/70/R16.. which is about a 33x12.5.. Love them so far.. I'm voting for the Generals..

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....e1=yes&place=3
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I just got them a couple weeks ago in a 305/70/R16.. which is about a 33x12.5.. Love them so far.. I'm voting for the Generals..

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....e1=yes&place=3
Are they noisy at all? Judging by the tread, I wouldn't think so but some tires are surprising with noise. Do you have any pictures up close of the tread and just pictures in general (no pun intended).
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