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post #1 of 12 Old 03-15-2007, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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M/T performance

Can anybody tell me how bad a M/T tire is on wet pavement? Like a BFG M/T or Kuhmo M/T. How about the snow?

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post #2 of 12 Old 03-15-2007, 09:19 PM
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it will probably matter if the tires are siped or not. I use to have Baja claws that slid pretty easy on wet pavement, And now I have some MTZ's that do really will on wet pavement, but on the kuhmos, and bfg I haven't had any experience

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I have the kumho 834s muds and there not great in rain but kick *** in snow and great on street great tire!

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post #4 of 12 Old 03-15-2007, 10:30 PM
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i have the BFGs and have never had a problem with them so far. about half the amount of times i have driven it on the road so far has been in the rain. and yes that does include monsoon like weather

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I didn't have any issues with the BFG MTs on wet roads, but they weren't great in the packed snow. So I went and grooved the center rows of lugs (not siped.......grooved). Made a world of difference.

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Trxus M/T's are the most siped of any M/T

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I run Kumho (834's) and I had them siped and I loved them in the snow and rain.

I have firestone MT's now with no siping and they are just marginal in the rain and snow... I won't buy another un-siped tire. Many MT tires are starting to add sipes for the street and the trail.

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I heard all of the horror stories about how bad mud tires are in the wet and snow. After getting them, I was pleasantly suprised with how well they did in the snow, ice and wet streets. Very rarely did I even spin a tire, unless, I was doing it on purpose. I'm always suprised with how well these tires handle everything I throw at them. It's too bad they are no longer in production.
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post #9 of 12 Old 03-19-2007, 11:17 AM
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Definitely get them siped, and you will be fine.

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Up until today I have not had my Trxus out in the snow, but I must say I was amazed at how good they were. They were actually better than my worn BFG A/Ts I had on.
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I've had the Muds unsiped. (31's, and 33's)
I've ran a set or BFG Muds that are siped for the last 2-3 years and like them. (31's)
Just ordered a new set about 15 minutes ago and I'm having the center section only siped on this set. (33's)
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post #12 of 12 Old 03-19-2007, 04:43 PM
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I run BFG knock offs and they work great on wet roads, no siping. We don't get much slick stuff here in Bama so I can't comment on that. For reference I have 33x12.50's Savero MT's (made by GT tires) on 8" MT classic II's.


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