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Toyo Open Country M/T 20 29.41%
BFG Mud-Terrain 36 52.94%
Mickey Thompson Baja Claw 15 22.06%
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Trying to pick what mud tires i want

So I am trying to decide what mud tires I want to buy. I am going to put on a 3 inch body lift and am looking for 285/75/16 tires. Any other suggestions of brands are welcome.
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Super Swampers TSL.

Well are you going to do real muddin or just the look cool with mud tires thing?
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toyos if you can afford it. i would get some 305/70 or 75R16 tires to fill the wheel wells a little better
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Its more for snow and hittin some trails. Not for boggin
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check out my tires, the kumho kl71's theyre awesome on almost everything. heres a thread i did about them.
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ure+m%2Ft+kl71
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If you're looking for something good in the snow, check out Cooper STT's. I know a few people who have them and they love them in the snow and mud.
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i love my Claws.
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MTZ's i love mine

oh didnt see the thing. BFGs or Toyos

Probably Toyos as long as you stay away from Mud, heard they suck there
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bfg mud terain KM2
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If you're looking for something good in the snow, check out Cooper STT's. I know a few people who have them and they love them in the snow and mud.
those are really nice tires
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I would say BFG out of those three choices
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MTZs, I know its not on the list but they're a great tire.
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100001000% toyo
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+ 1 on the Khumo kl71's. Awesome

Had the cooper STT's and yes they were awesome in the snow and fairly decent in the mud but they wore quickly.
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SSR's, so you can dig, dig, dig
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x3 on MTZs
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lets not forget the goodyear mtr, its a pricey tire but damn worth the money
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lets not forget the goodyear mtr, its a pricey tire but damn worth the money
this is true. great tire
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Love my STT's i have about 20k on mine...as long as you rotate and take care of them i find mine wear fine, have yet to get stuck
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the toyo's are great tires, they are just a bit expensive.
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+ 1 on the Khumo kl71's. Awesome

Had the cooper STT's and yes they were awesome in the snow and fairly decent in the mud but they wore quickly.
I have put 6-7k miles on these tire and have 16/32" of the brand new 18/32" tread. You should easily be able to put on 40k miles.

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Love my STT's i have about 20k on mine...as long as you rotate and take care of them i find mine wear fine, have yet to get stuck
True dat. Not got stuck?!?!? ohhh i sure have ....in three feet of snow lol

Another thing to think about Baja Claw=directional=impossible to rotate(need to be remounted every time) and if you don't remount/rotate they will cup bad.

EDIT: Another thing... Cooper (or so i have heard) bought out Mickey Thompson. The STT's and MTZ are made in the same factory. For a 285/75R16 MTZ it was like $190. The bought some 285/75R16 STT's for like $160 a piece.
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i know good year is doin their big rebates. i just saved 100 on my new set of mtrs. on my second set and i love em
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^^Blackhawk you only really do short trips though. it's only really the long trips and a hot road surface that eats tires. And STT's in 285/75-16 are around $200.
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I've got the BFG Mud Terrains right now and they're a good dual purpose. Work really well in mud (no surprise) and do great on sand and hills as well. Also wear pretty slowly. Mine still have around 60% tread after I don't know how many years and I still seldom get stuck in anything.
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Just went to Les Schwab and they gave me a quote for $1340.08 mounted and balanced for the Toyo's :/
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