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Unread 07-08-2009, 09:27 PM   #1
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quietest 33" MUD tire?

I've searched forums and I realize that mud and quiet don't usually go together but I love the way the B.F.Goodrichs look on the Rubicon.
I'm going up 1 size to a 33" tire. I love the agressive sidewall look of these mud tires but I'm really looking for the quietest of them all over off-road traction.
So far I'm looking at these:

Mickey Thompson MTZ
TrXus Mud Terrain
Cooper Discoverer STT
Firestone Destination MT
Pro Comp Mud Terrain
Toyo Open country MT
**** Cepek Mud Country

From what I've been reading the B.F Goodrichs are actually the loudest out of all these, is this true? What is your experience?

Thanks for any help so I can tell my tire store to narrow it down!

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Unread 07-08-2009, 09:36 PM   #2
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My baja claws have been insanely quiet for the 1 or 2 thousand miles i've had them on. I also have 33" Pro comp muds on my explorer. They were quiet-ish when i got them but now are deafening with about 20,000 or so miles (daily driver).
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Unread 07-08-2009, 09:43 PM   #3
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Good to know about the Pro comps -Thanks
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Unread 07-09-2009, 05:05 AM   #4
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I have the BFG's MTK's in 33" and they are very quite and handle great on the road! And one of the best off road tires too! Yes I know my spare is a AT.




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Unread 07-09-2009, 08:40 AM   #5
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My rig came with Pro Comp muds and they were so loud people would look up the street to see me coming. I don't know, perhaps the PO didn't balance them and they wore funny.

I've been running BFG KM2 since then and can't complain.
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Unread 07-09-2009, 09:49 AM   #6
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The second generation BFG Mud Terrains (KM2) are actually very quiet. I don't even notice a noise difference over my stock wanglers until 70 mph or so
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Unread 07-09-2009, 10:04 AM   #7
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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f15/goodyear-mtr-kevlar-moab-review-752676/

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Unread 07-09-2009, 10:18 AM   #8
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From what I've been reading the B.F Goodrichs are actually the loudest out of all these, is this true
The older generation BFG MT is slightly loud, the newer KM2 is actually quieter.
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Unread 07-09-2009, 10:42 AM   #9
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The older generation BFG MT is slightly loud, the newer KM2 is actually quieter.
Yeah; they're two different animals.
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Unread 07-09-2009, 11:15 AM   #10
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My ProComp XMT are really quiet. A lot quieter than my 29" Buckshots I had earlier
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Unread 07-09-2009, 12:31 PM   #11
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The Dyck Cepek Mud Countrys are quiet, tough, great off road and clean out mud very well. I am very pleased with mine.
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Unread 07-10-2009, 02:31 AM   #12
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Those are all fairly quiet when inflated and rotated regularly. Except I've heard the old design mud terrain from Pro Comp can get noisy, which apparently the new Xtreme MT design isn't. Out of all of those you should get the one you like the look of, since they all wear and perform comparably.

I wish some offroad publication would get together all the usual mud terrain suspects, test them accoustically, both new and well-used, and give us some feedback. I'll put that in my pipe-dream with all the others ...
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Unread 07-10-2009, 09:52 AM   #13
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Toyo open country mt, the quietest tire i,ve ever owned.
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Unread 07-10-2009, 09:58 AM   #14
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Thanks for the input on all the tires. I've heard NEVER to cross rotate a mud tire, any truth?

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Unread 07-10-2009, 10:32 AM   #15
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Thanks for the input on all the tires. I've heard NEVER to cross rotate a mud tire, any truth?

Thanks
Only if it's directional. I do a 5 tire rotation with my MTR/K's just fine.
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