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Unread 10-09-2014, 09:37 AM   #1
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Aggressive MT's with road performance

My Jeep is getting a full overhaul... I am in the process of fixing all the rust and will be repainting and/or Monstalining inside and out...I have the 4.5" of lift between the BDS springs and minimal BL along with 1/2" Besrk booms...now it's time for tires (mine need replacing anyway) and wheels... I want a mud tire for its performance on trails but also want one that will wear and perform decent on the road. I was considering Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ's or Dick Cepeks, and had also looked at KM2's and Kevlars... They are all kind of on the same price range.... What has the meanest or most aggressive look and will still perform in both trail and road.

I understand there are reviews out there and have read many...and I'm also looking for opinions which is subjective... But figured I'd throw it out there anyway. I would be going 33x12.5x15 on a 15x8 most likely....
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Unread 10-09-2014, 09:48 AM   #2
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I am sure that the MTR/k's are going to be at the top of that list since that is what they were designed for. I don't have any experience with any of the tires that you listed but my STT's do well offroad and have decent road manners.
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Unread 10-09-2014, 10:10 AM   #3
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Ive run everything from Swamper TSL's to KM2's over the years. in my area the 3 most popular tires on the Dual Purpose rigs are KM2, MTR, and Red Letter General Grabbers.

I personally have KM2's on one of my Jeeps and they are one of the best tires Ive owned. the Red Letter grabbers are a little better on road mainly cause their tread pattern but off road the KM2's do excell mainly cause they hook up on slick rock better then the general. my KM2's on the XJ have 20K miles on them and they are at about 50% tread left once they wear out I'll buy another set if I dont try MTR's
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Unread 10-10-2014, 08:39 PM   #4
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You are correct in that opinions are subjective. I will be going with the MTR/K's again when my current set wears out. Good road manners and performed beyond my expectations on the Rubicon.
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Unread 10-10-2014, 10:28 PM   #5
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nothing you have listed are bad.

all are good choices.

they will all be loud, with a few vibes here and there; but all good tires that will suite your purpose. happy shopping
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Unread 10-10-2014, 11:08 PM   #6
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I don't know if they're the "meanest or most aggressive" looking. But I've had a set of Dunlop Mud Rovers on mine for over four years and they've certainly preformed well on the trail and street. Price was nice too. I had old school MT/R's prior to that on 33's and they were nice too, but no one had those in 35's when I needed them.
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Unread 10-11-2014, 07:35 AM   #7
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I like Cooper and the good year Kevlar




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Unread 10-11-2014, 04:05 PM   #8
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I really like the TOYO mts.
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Unread 10-12-2014, 05:52 AM   #9
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I have a set of BFG radial mud terrain TA/KM. I have had them for many years and many miles. On my YJ they have been giving great street wear and manners, and really arnt that noisy compared to other mud tires I have run/seen. I would highly recommend them for a dual purpose rig (like mine)
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Unread 10-12-2014, 03:48 PM   #10
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Ive got Treadwright Guard Dogs on my YJ. https://www.treadwright.com/individu...265-70R16.00-D

So far off road they do pretty good- I don't wheel much but I haven't gotten stuck yet. On the street they do make some noise but I don't consider it too bad. I run soft tops, and sometimes no doors, and it doesn't bother me. I have about 15k miles on them so far and they have worn very little. As for vibes- I had one tire cup a little and it turned out to be a bad front wheel bearing. I moved that tire to the other side after replacing the bearing, and it should probably be rebalanced. Because of that, I have a small vibration around 65 MPH. Other than that I can run 80-85mph on the highway with one hand on the wheel.

In the rain, I used to have a lot of wheelspin from a stop with 235/75-15 goodyear wrangler radial's, with these 265/70-16's- I can barely spin them.
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Unread 10-12-2014, 04:41 PM   #11
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Mickey Thompson Baja claw or NITTO mud grapplers
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Unread 10-13-2014, 06:51 PM   #12
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Thanks for all the replies guys. As I do with everything, I over-research... I just found a ton of great reviews on the Super Swamper TSL Radial... And they are very aggressive looking, as are the STT's... confused. I thought I was set to go on the Mickey Thompsons...
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Unread 10-14-2014, 05:13 AM   #13
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Id highly recommend you stay away from the swampers if youre looking for a decent road tire. My GF has them on her cherokee and its a struggle not to spin them when its raining. Really deep, untouched snow they do alright in but packed snow/ice roads is like a slip and slid. Shes actually looking into tires for it now before we get any snow

They do great off road though, come to think of it, the only time she ever got stuck with them was in the snow lol
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Unread 10-14-2014, 06:27 AM   #14
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Stay away from the swampers if you plan to put many street miles on them. They are loud and wear fast. Like everyone else has said km2's are a good all around tire aswell as mtrk's.
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Unread 10-14-2014, 08:08 AM   #15
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wow, no mention of Goodyear Duratrac's? Hybrid Mud-A/T. Great in the snow too. Really good tires for New England.

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