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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-10-2001, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Which tires would you get?

What I want is your opinion on tires. Something mainly for dirt/rock crawling that does well in mud/snow up to 10" deep as well. And they need to be available in 32x11.50R15 or 33x12.50R15. Thanks in advance for the help!

Not something strictly off-road (like boggers) as they will be on my daily driver until I get a new truck. Under $175 per tire is a must. Thanks!

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I like my goodyear mtr,s, Not to much road noise and they work great in the rocks. I have not had them in the mud yet. They were on sale at sears for 147.00 each.

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Re: Which tires would you get?

I'd have to say the MT/R or the BFG MT/KM, can't go wrong with either tire.

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Re: Which tires would you get?

So the MT/R's are good snow tires as well as great for rocks? Snow is a big concern as I will be driving this truck in the winter so I don't risk tearing up the new truck. I had a friend recommend the new MT Baja Claws for my application, how good would they be? Or maybe Thornbirds??

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ahh thornbirds I really like thronbirds.

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Re: Which tires would you get?

I like the BFG MT's they are excellent in mud, snow, and rocks. They last good on the road, (in a light Jeep). You may have to put up with a little road noise but they work very well. Thornbirds don't last very long on the highway, at least the guys around here tell me that. and from the write ups in the mags the claws have a not so good side slope holding ability. This is just my opinion and observations.
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how do BFG muds do on the highway?

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Re: Which tires would you get?

I have a client in the school bus business. Last year, one of their drivers wanted better tires for the snow. They gave her a set of GY MT/R's. That's up here in Canada, and we had a lot of snow in this area last year.

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Re: Which tires would you get?

If you are woried about winter driving get the eintire tire or just the center section siped, that will also allow better wet traction. Both tires seem to be well liked (mtr, bfg km) The generals are also pretty cheep and do well off road. Always get a set of 5 so you have a spare tires, driving off the trail w/ 3 33's and a 27" tires isn't easy or safe.

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Re: Which tires would you get?

I'm sorry, could you explain the term "siped"??? I love to run around off-road, but its just a hobby and I don't know a lot of the terminology like you big dogs do.

Also, has anyone tried Pirelli Scorpion AT's? That's what I have on right now (31x10.50R15) and they do ok. I want something more aggressive for my next tire, but I'd recommend them for something like your wife's Expedition or something that won't ever see the really "rough stuff". Just a little off topic there.

So i'm torn between the BFG's and the Goodyears at this point. Any info that will help me make that final decision? Either one better on the road (since this is also a daily driver), holds up better w/ low PSI for mudding, etc.? Thanks to everyone for the help so far.

Oh yeah, and is Sears a good place to get both of these tires, thats where I got the Pirelli's and they had great sale prices. FYI, they're going on a '93 Isuzu Amigo w/ a 2" susp. lift. No one was helping me in the Isuzu section, so I figured the smaller Jeeps are the closest thing to what i've got. Glad I gave it a try, you Jeep boys really seem to know your stuff!

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