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Unread 02-01-2013, 11:10 PM   #1
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Aggressive dd tire options

So far I'm down to 315/75r16 duratrac 35x12.5x15 mtr or 35 km2 not against other tires just my favorites as of now I used to have duratracs and can't say enough and then I recently put 31 inch general grabber at2 on a vehicle and those surprised me but I need more knob though open to others too coopers? Maxxis?

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Unread 02-01-2013, 11:32 PM   #2
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I like the look of the Dick Cepek Mud Country for a dd mt, it uses the same carcass as the Mickey Thompson MTR and the Cooper STT (all are Cooper products). When I wear out my super swamper narrow s.s 34x9.50s, I will go with the DCs or Maxxis Trepador radials, which you may want to look into.
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How about a 315/75r16 Kelly safari tsr?
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Unread 02-02-2013, 04:51 AM   #5
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So far I'm down to 315/75r16 duratrac 35x12.5x15 mtr or 35 km2 not against other tires just my favorites as of now I used to have duratracs and can't say enough and then I recently put 31 inch general grabber at2 on a vehicle and those surprised me but I need more knob though open to others too coopers? Maxxis?
Not 100% sure what your question is.....do you need a tire that's better for DD? Need more knob? What exactly are you looking for?

I have to put a vote in for BFG's AT/KO tire. Its damn smooth on road, and its surprisingly close in off road performance as their BFG's MT tire. If you need something with more "knob"/aggressive, then look at Interco's SS TSL or SSR radial tires. That's basically an aggressive version of BFG's MT.
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Unread 02-02-2013, 06:34 AM   #6
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Looking for a tire that's not going to cup/ loose half it's tread in a few thousand miles I really like the km2's. I just have heard they disappear quick on road. I don't care about humm but I don't want to feel every lug in the tire like I'm driving a tractor on the road
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Looking for a tire that's not going to cup/ loose half it's tread in a few thousand miles I really like the km2's. I just have heard they disappear quick on road. I don't care about humm but I don't want to feel every lug in the tire like I'm driving a tractor on the road
Mickey Thompson MTZ fits the bill
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Unread 02-02-2013, 06:39 AM   #8
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Another Vote for the COOPER. I got 40k out of my last set..
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Unread 02-02-2013, 06:44 AM   #9
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And this is in experience talking here but wouldn't I want to go with a 15x8 over 15x10? But so far every tire I look at says recommended rim is 10" wide
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Since Micky Thompson comes up. what about radial baja claw? Just throwing more tires out their I do like the mtz's and cooper stt
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Since Micky Thompson comes up. what about radial baja claw? Just throwing more tires out their I do like the mtz's and cooper stt
When I bought my tires I looked at the MT Baja but was discouraged by my tire guy due to shorter wear and more noise than the Toyo trail grappler MT I bought. The Toyos are heavy bu they are not too loud and pull really well in mud and clear pretty easily. In sand they are ok as long as you bag them down to 15 psi. As for wear I cannot say but they still look new at 3800 miles. I have had Toyo tires on vehicles for years in an AT and they wear great.
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Looking for a tire that's not going to cup/ loose half it's tread in a few thousand miles I really like the km2's. I just have heard they disappear quick on road. I don't care about humm but I don't want to feel every lug in the tire like I'm driving a tractor on the road
Truth is then look at BFG AT KO tires.......it is a fantastic dual purpose tire. It is probably the best out there still to this day. Especially if your stuck on a 12.5" wide tire. And its going to give you great off road traction in the process through all types of terrain.

Its not a "glamour" tire in terms of "aggressive" looking, sexiness, but it gets the job done, has low road noise, wears very well, is fantastic in wet/snowy conditions. I have had o problems going ANYWHERE people who use pure M/T's go.

KM2's are great off road, but they are nowhere near as good on road as their AT KO counterparts.
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I have a set of Dick Cepek FC-II's that I couldn't be happier with. Got them for $170 each delivered and they ride great, aggressive AT tread and last just as long as the BFG ATs when rotated properly. Definitely worth looking at. They handle great on the street and on regular trails. Edit: price was for 31", I know your 35s will be more.
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Does anyone have any experience with Kelly safari tsr's. from the reviews I've read the wear great, last a while, cheaper than most , and made by goodyear
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Since Micky Thompson comes up. what about radial baja claw? Just throwing more tires out their I do like the mtz's and cooper stt
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