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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%
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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).
They have a little hum to them, but WAY less than a mud tire will. I wouldn't call it obnoxious by any means.. I'll get pictures later this afternoon. It's raining out, i'll pull inside and get some..
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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
Well what the heck?? Get a thread started and show off some pictures of your truck. I really want to see what they look like.
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Well what the heck?? Get a thread started and show off some pictures of your truck. I really want to see what they look like.
LOL!! I'll get pics in a little bit..
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id say that the bighorns are louder than my MC's are, ive only heard one set though. i was going to buy them instead of the MC's i have, but then i got a good deal on these.

when you come up next we will take Sabrina's Jeep for a ride and you can hear them. When i had them in 33's they were the same noise as the Jeep is, which is quieter than my truck

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Sport Kings FTW!! both vehicles
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I have had mine for a while about 4 days now on the ranger i love them. Best mud tire for the money i got them for 130 a piece for 35's great tire

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KM2's or MTZ's
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BIGHORNS FTW
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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.
so then Mickey Thompson is a "somewhat off-brand tire"?
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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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That what your looking for?
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That what your looking for?

Get some shots of the entire truck and sa few more close ups etc...
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Get some shots of the entire truck and sa few more close ups etc...
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...66#post1241866

Lemme know if that's what your looking for
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you need to stop comparing a mud terrain to an all terrain..

what do you want?

do you care if its a little louder?
-if so, stop lifting and lower it back down.. hell buy a Lexus or something

a lifted truck deserves an aggressive tire.. thats just me, a 33 is as big as i would go for an AT, but if i got an AT it would be a bfg..
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i've read lots of reviews and i've been tempted by the generals, i think they will wear better then any other a/t from what i've read
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you need to stop comparing a mud terrain to an all terrain..

what do you want?

do you care if its a little louder?
-if so, stop lifting and lower it back down.. hell buy a Lexus or something

a lifted truck deserves an aggressive tire.. thats just me, a 33 is as big as i would go for an AT, but if i got an AT it would be a bfg..
I'm not trying to compare anything, I just want to know what people think I should go with. I like all of them. I think I said in an earlier post that noise isn't a big issue, but the quieter the better.

My truck is 2wd so either way I don't have a lot of traction. I like the Bighorn for looks, but also performance. I spend 95% of driving on the road. That's the biggest reason an A/T would make sense for me. Also it snows a pretty decent amount here and my truck needs all the help it can get in snow. The Grabber AT2 is one of the highest rated "snow" tires that's not actually a snow tire.

Matt, just calm down. I don't wheel much, if any. That should change once this happens, as the Dunes will be my first trip.

As far as everyone else's posts, I think I want to see all of them in person before I decide.

Bighorn PROS: Aggressive tread pattern, great looks, great reviews CONS: Noisy, shallow siping

Grabber AT2 PROS: Great in snow and wet weather, quiet, great looks and reviews CONS: Have had tread separation issues in past, its an AT

Sport Kings PROS: Siped, tread pattern between mud and at CONS: Few people run them so I don't have a lot of info
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Tyler, I would go with an AT. An MT dosent make much sense on a 2wd truck and if you do 95% on the road driving you want a tire that is going so last 50k, isnt that loud, ride well, etc...
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We'll just have to see what they look like this coming week so I can make a decision. It's still a very hard decision though, because I like all of them equally, but for different reasons.

As far as off the road capability, I wouldn't mind having good traction off road, but since I drive more on the road it's sensible to buy an AT especially because of the snow and rain we get here.
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