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Unread 03-20-2007, 12:20 PM   #1
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Maxis Bighorn vs. Dick Cepek Mountaincat Radial

Was just over at Les Schwab looking at tires in the 31x10.5 variety and now find myself trying to decide between the Maxxis Bighorn MT, $768 out the door with siping, and the Dick Cepek Mountaincat Radial (looks alot like the MT MTZ), $908 out the door with siping.
I kind of like the look of the Maxxis better but the sales person didn't have much feedback on them yet and really seemed to be pushing the Cepek. I'm more interested in which is the better tire rather than which is the least expensive.
Any feedback on or experience with either tire would greatly appreciate as the tire perchace fever has started to set in

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Unread 03-20-2007, 01:08 PM   #2
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I love my Maxxis Bighorns. I got 5 shipped for 670 in the 33x12.5x15 size. They're not loud on the road to me and they work great in the mud and have thick sidewalls in my opinion.
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Unread 03-28-2007, 09:14 AM   #3
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I have the bighorns too love them! 33x12.5x15, got them on ebay $550 with free shipping
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Unread 03-28-2007, 10:54 AM   #4
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I've never even heard of the Dick Cepek Mountain Cat?
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Unread 03-28-2007, 04:17 PM   #5
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Dick Cepek Mountain Cat? All I have seen are the Fun Country, Mud Country, and the new Crusher radials.

Mountain Cat looks like an off brand to me...
http://www.lesschwab.com/tires/winter/mountaincatet.asp

If the sales person tried to tell you they were Dick Cepek, I would find another shop...
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Unread 03-28-2007, 04:27 PM   #6
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Dick Cepek Mountain Cat? All I have seen are the Fun Country, Mud Country, and the new Crusher radials.

Mountain Cat looks like an off brand to me...
http://www.lesschwab.com/tires/winter/mountaincatet.asp

If the sales person tried to tell you they were Dick Cepek, I would find another shop...
It's possible that they are made by the same company that makes Dick Cepek's tires, but it definitely shouldn't be marketed that way.
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Unread 03-28-2007, 05:01 PM   #7
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I read the Cepek Mountain Cat is made by Cooper Tire. There is a recall for that tire in some sizes.

http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/recal...p?recno=14879&
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Unread 03-28-2007, 05:05 PM   #8
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It's possible that they are made by the same company that makes Dick Cepek's tires, but it definitely shouldn't be marketed that way.
Totally agree... Is it Hercules that makes so many tires for people? Cannot remember the company... Regardles, using a name like Dick Cepek to sell an off brand is pretty wrong... unless it really is Cpek? That link to the recall shows it as Cepek... strange strange strange...

The tread reminds me more of the new Mickey MTX though...
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Unread 03-28-2007, 05:54 PM   #9
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Totally agree... Is it Hercules that makes so many tires for people? Cannot remember the company... Regardles, using a name like Dick Cepek to sell an off brand is pretty wrong... unless it really is Cpek? That link to the recall shows it as Cepek... strange strange strange...

The tread reminds me more of the new Mickey MTX though...
Yes, interesting. And I believe you are correct about Hercules manufacturing several other types of tires. Supposedly the Hercules Trail Digger MTs are a really good tire, or at least according to Peterson 4wd this month.
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Unread 03-29-2007, 09:29 AM   #10
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Well I ended up getting the Bighorns but the Cepek Mountaincats were definitly labled as a Dick Cepek tire although I couldn't find anything on the Cepek / Micky Thompson web site with that lable. That was one reason I went with the Maxxis.
MY next door neighbor just put a set of the Mountaincats on his FJ Crusier and he really likes them although he uses his FJ more for pulling his boat than going offroad.
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