post #1 of Old 09-17-2003, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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Big Decision

I'm gonna post this here, but do to low traffic on this board, I might be relocating, but we'll see what happens.

I'm gonna buy new tires, 33x12.5, in bout a week and needed peoples opinions. I've narrowed the field down to 3 and want to know which way to go. I can get them all for about 105, and both MT's I can get 4 for the price of 3.

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My dilemma is, BFG is supposed to be better than Kumho, but Kumho has higher ratings across the board on tire rack. I like the MT/R's, and I do mostly crawling so I think they'd be better, also for winter roads. Yet, I've seen the Kumho's crawl and they do fine, and I think they'd be better in the mud, which I do find from time to time. Finally, I almost wanna get the MT/R's just because of the price(should be 105 for 33x12.5).

What does everyone think?

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post #2 of Old 09-17-2003, 10:24 PM
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I have 31" Kumho MTs, and granted I'm not a hard-core wheeler, I've been in pretty deep mud, and yes they are good. I really researched hard on the net, and heard nothing but good things about them. If you look on tirerack.com at the ratings of different tractions, you'll see that the kuhmo tires almost are on the exact same playing field as the Goodyear MTRs. This is interesting since the MTRs start at over $100, while I paid about $85 for each of my Kumhos (including spare) The benefit you'll get from the MTRs is the sidewall protection, which is a nice feature. You say you're into crawling, so they would benefit you more than I, so I say go for the MTRs, after all, the Rubis have them, and it's not called the Rubicon for nothing...

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post #3 of Old 09-18-2003, 08:46 AM
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For $105 a tire for 33 MT/Rs get them. They are awesome on rocks and so far have performed very well for me in mud and snow.
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post #4 of Old 09-18-2003, 09:06 AM
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Well, I like my BFG Muds alot. Great on rocks, snow, and mud. The MTR's I've heard get bad road milage. The Komho's I've never really delt with, but they have a deeper, but very similar tread pattern the the BFG's. I bet the Kumhos are better in the mud just for that reason. As for as rocks I don't know. Then again, for 105 MTR's sounds pretty good. Normaly a 33 is like 155.

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post #5 of Old 09-18-2003, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
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I really would like to swing for the MT/R's but does anyone have any wear mileage numbers for me to look at? I believe I have heard they wear very quickly. Can't afford to be replacing them too often.

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post #6 of Old 09-19-2003, 04:33 PM
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You should get 40k out of them.. But it depends how rough you are on them offroad.
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post #7 of Old 09-20-2003, 08:32 AM
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i would go with the BFG M/T.. i have also heard that the M/Tr have bad road life..

havent heard aout the kumhos before

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post #8 of Old 09-20-2003, 08:59 AM
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I'm gonna post this here, but do to low traffic on this board, I might be relocating, but we'll see what happens.

I'm gonna buy new tires, 33x12.5, in bout a week and needed peoples opinions. I've narrowed the field down to 3 and want to know which way to go. I can get them all for about 105, and both MT's I can get 4 for the price of 3.

MT/R
BFG MT
Kumho MT

My dilemma is, BFG is supposed to be better than Kumho, but Kumho has higher ratings across the board on tire rack. I like the MT/R's, and I do mostly crawling so I think they'd be better, also for winter roads. Yet, I've seen the Kumho's crawl and they do fine, and I think they'd be better in the mud, which I do find from time to time. Finally, I almost wanna get the MT/R's just because of the price(should be 105 for 33x12.5).

What does everyone think?

TIA
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where are you gettin them for 105?
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post #9 of Old 09-20-2003, 03:44 PM
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Personally for an offroad tire 40,000 miles is damn good. I'd love it if my Swampers would have hit 6,000 miles, much less 40,000.
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post #10 of Old 09-20-2003, 04:13 PM
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WTF is everyone spreading these rumors on "poor treadlife" on MT/R tires? Granted, BFG's AT and MT get better mileage than any other Jeep-oriented tire I've ever seen, but the MT/R tire does very well in the wear department too. I switched from the BFG MT (AT before that) to Goodyear MT/Rs in January, have around 19K miles on them, and the wear is still very minimal. I have no doubt my present MT/Rs will not wear quite as well as my BFG MTs did, but neither am I cutting sidewalls or having as much trouble wheeling on the rocks with my MT/Rs as I did with my BFG MTs either. My BFGs had plenty of tread left on them when I got rid of them with 55K miles on them, but their sidewalls were all cut up and I had "one too many" sidewall punctures to ever consider buying another set of them. Plus the rubber was so hard on the BFGs by the time I got rid of them that they tended to slip on the rocks instead of hook up on them. Would I go back to BFG MTs for a few more miles of wear after having switched to MT/R tires? No way.

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post #11 of Old 09-20-2003, 06:07 PM
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You should get 40k out of them.. But it depends how rough you are on them offroad.
This is about 37k. They have over 40k know and still have more life.


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I love my MT/R's.. Got about 4-5k on them and they still look brand new..

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