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Tires, Tires, Tires...

Right now I cant rotate my tires, they are getting cupped and i am sure they wont last as long as they should have. (mainly my fault for not rotating them)

So i have been looking at tires trying to decide. I want some opinion on which tires YOU would choose and why.

35x14.5x15 Mud Grapplers ($312)
36x15.5x15 MTZ ($322)
37x12.5x15 MTR ($265)


If you have the MTZs which I know some do please give me your opinion of them.
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Mud Grapplers because they look badazz and youll still be able to flex the **** outa 35's.
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ive never personally run either of the 3...however alot of my friends around town have the Grapplers and all have said they will NEVER buy another set
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ive never personally run either of the 3...however alot of my friends around town have the Grapplers and all have said they will NEVER buy another set

NEVER is a pretty big statement, why? because of the noise they make?
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id go w/ the 36's...

i dont like the look of the Mud Grapplers and the 37's are just to skinny
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personally I am not a big fan of wide tires so I say go with the MTR's. Besides how many rangers run 37's.
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36x15.50's.. because they would give your truck an agressive look
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hey Zach I was just wondering what is the weight of each one of those tires?
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i know a guy that has some toyos and he loves them so far.. toyo tires are bad *** too!

but id go probably nittos they look awsome, do well for what your wanting and still gives you that show and go look..
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hey Zach I was just wondering what is the weight of each one of those tires?

MTZs = 88lbs
MTRs = idk? cant find it
Grapplers = idk cant find it either
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i know a guy that has some toyos and he loves them so far.. toyo tires are bad *** too!

really?
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personally I am not a big fan of wide tires so I say go with the MTR's. Besides how many rangers run 37's.

the width is something i cant make up my mind on. i like the width but it really isnt going to help anything at all. lol

you think the 12.5 wide will look funny on my full width axle ranger? i really dont want to narrow the D44.
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MTZ's are good tires....IMO stick with the MTR's....don't like really wide tires personally...
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MTZ's are good tires....IMO stick with the MTR's....don't like really wide tires personally...

answer my last post then. please. :)
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12.50 tires wont look bad on a full size axle.....people run 12.5 tires on full size lifted trucks all the time....

IF you get the wider tires, get a wheel with a little more back spacing than normal so they dont stick out to Gods creation...
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36x13.50 IROKs.
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Iroks wont last on the street, Toyos didnt impress me, mud grapplers are just awesome and MTRs are the **** as well.

I was wheeling with a jeep that had 37 inch toyos and he was locked front and back with my LS only i went farther than him.
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I have to say grapplers
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the only thing if any... and thats picky people.. grapplers are loud.
you sound like a b2 bomber. I personally like that though.
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you sound like a b2 bomber
thats exactly what i told him


it seems like i weighed the grapplers unmounted at 53 lbs...
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I have to say grapplers

im leaning that way as well. i just love the look of them too much, plus the sounds of them is just awesome! i heard a truck last weekend with them.
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thats exactly what i told him


it seems like i weighed the grapplers unmounted at 53 lbs...
53 isnt bad at all. i think my current tires are 40 some, plus they are load rating C not E like some other tires i was looking at.
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like the first day i got them
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like the first day i got them
those are good looking tires......if i wanted a true off road tire, those would probably be it.....the "bones" look cool...
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mtz's are awesome they work great in the mud, and they have gone up everything i want... and 15.50 is fkn huge haha

but mud grapplers look sick! and they sing and from what i have seen they work great.
don't get MTRs they dont look as aggressive as the other 2
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