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Unread 12-13-2005, 12:20 PM   #1
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Help me decide...

I'm in the market for some new tires. And being the poor college student I am I was gonna get some kumho mud terrains (heard nothing but good things about them). My friend then suggest maxxis buckshot mudders. I had never heard of them before and he said only the rednecks know about them. I looked at some reviews and they also seem to be really good. So I'm lookin for some advice from yall on which route to take.

Kumho mud terrains vs maxxis buckshot mudders (or any other cheap good brand you can think of)

Also, I'm tryin to decide if its actually worth it to drop all this money for 2" of tire (steppin up to 33s). Ill be gettin 4.88 gears with them so its gonna cost like $1800 for just a couple inches of rubber . What do you think?

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Unread 12-13-2005, 01:04 PM   #2
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Dont know much about the Maxxis tires, but I've only seen good with the Kumhos. I wheel/wheeled with quite a few people that have them, and they've always been great. It should cost you a couple hundred less than that for the tires and regear. I'm personally running the 2.5 w/33's and its tolerable. But if you have the coin, the 4.88's are precious.

BTW, might ask to get this moved to lift/shocks/tires, where it will get more views/responses.
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Unread 12-13-2005, 03:12 PM   #3
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Dont know much about the Maxxis tires, but I've only seen good with the Kumhos. I wheel/wheeled with quite a few people that have them, and they've always been great. It should cost you a couple hundred less than that for the tires and regear. I'm personally running the 2.5 w/33's and its tolerable. But if you have the coin, the 4.88's are precious.

BTW, might ask to get this moved to lift/shocks/tires, where it will get more views/responses.
Well the prices are as follows:

Regear:

I called a place and they said they would do it for $1000-$1100, which was the cheapest I could find out of the 7 places I tired. I then went to the actual shop to ask about a fender that I needed that I had broke, and asked them how much it would cost to regear and then mount and balance the tires (again just to see what they would say). They said they would regear for $1200-$1250 and then mount the tires for free. So they changed the price on me, and tried to act like they were doin a favor by mounting the tires for free. So basically I'm just going to call them up and say "I got a quote from you guys for $1000 to $1100 for a regear and i'd like to bring it in"

Tires:

The cheapest I found kumhos came out to be $520 shipped with summitracing.com

All the shops I've called, the price came out to about $650 (mounted).

Conclusion:

So all in all its gonna come out to be at least $1700 or $1800 with everything said and done.

If you know any cheaper routes fill me in
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Unread 12-13-2005, 03:32 PM   #4
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rednecks and maxxis tires

Im a redneck, and a dam good size one too. I run maxxis mudders on my toyota tacoma and they have been a pretty good tire. I am about to put them on my yj too. They have a much better highway rating. And lets face it, you are gonna use them on the highway too. They are about 450.00 plus tax around here in Mississippi installed and balanced. They are self cleaning tread and they are really loud on the pavement. But overall pretty good tires for us rednecks on a budget.
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Unread 12-13-2005, 03:39 PM   #5
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Check around for some slightly used tires. Two weeks ago I bought 4 BFG mudders with 90% tread remaining for $275.00 . Wheels were also included for this price. It pays to check the for sale sections on these bulletin boards.
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Unread 12-13-2005, 05:50 PM   #6
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Check around for some slightly used tires. Two weeks ago I bought 4 BFG mudders with 90% tread remaining for $275.00 . Wheels were also included for this price. It pays to check the for sale sections on these bulletin boards.
thats the route i went. Had originally planned on Kumho's, but found a decent deal. Not 275 mounted, but it was still a good deal since i needed wheels too. Was 4 tires mounted and balanced, and a 5th*(which I found a free AR for). After I sell my old wheels, I'll be around 200 for "new" tires, and the wheels were spotless.
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