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Mine seem to wear about the same but once they start they go faster between big business and government?
It seems all softer compound tires wear faster as they get miles on them.

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Here's what my TrXus MT's looked like after 3 years, daily driver, probably 20,000 plus miles on them.

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If I remember right they started with 5 "layers" of tread...see the edges on the nobs, and there were three left when I sold it.
They don't look that bad to me after 3 yrs of driving every day on pavement. MTs aren't for DD and if you do it, don't expect long life. It would take me at least 5 yrs to put 20K on my Rubi.
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They don't look that bad to me after 3 yrs of driving every day on pavement. MTs aren't for DD and if you do it, don't expect long life. It would take me at least 5 yrs to put 20K on my Rubi.
I got 50K out of my Old school MTRs, not a mud tire, but still you can get decent life out of some more aggressive tires.

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They don't look that bad to me after 3 yrs of driving every day on pavement. MTs aren't for DD and if you do it, don't expect long life. It would take me at least 5 yrs to put 20K on my Rubi.
I agree, they had a lot of life left in them when I sold the YJ....lasted way longer than my MTRk's did.

The MTRk's aren't mud terrains though...so there's always a bit of confusion there by some people. (More Traction Radial)
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I agree, they had a lot of life left in them when I sold the YJ....lasted way longer than my MTRk's did.

The MTRk's aren't mud terrains though...so there's always a bit of confusion there by some people. (More Traction Radial)
"Mud terrain" means nothing, its just a marketing term.
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"Mud terrain" means nothing, its just a marketing term.
By that logic neither does All Terrain.
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"Mud terrain" means nothing, its just a marketing term.
All this time I thought "Mud Terrain" meant terrain which is muddy.
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All this time I thought "Mud Terrain" meant terrain which is muddy.
What does it mean when its on a tire sidewall? Its the name of the tire.

Who names tires and how do they get their name?

My tires say "Extreme Terrain" on the sidewall.
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Mud terrain, bigger blocks, bigger voids, etc...than All Terrains.....I don't think that part is just a marketing term....it actually implies it's intended use. Now, Extreme Terrain, Wild Peak, DuraTrac...and the such are marketing terms, names to make them sound cool, or try too.
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Mud terrain, bigger blocks, bigger voids, etc...than All Terrains....
Doesn't MTRk fit this definition?

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....I don't think that part is just a marketing term....it actually implies it's intended use. Now, Extreme Terrain, Wild Peak, DuraTrac...and the such are marketing terms, names to make them sound cool, or try too.
So BFG MTs earned their mud terrain name because of intended use?

Its good marketing and it appears to have tricked you.
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Doesn't MTRk fit this definition?


So BFG MTs earned their mud terrain name because of intended use?

Its good marketing and it appears to have tricked you.
Maximum Traction Radial I believe is what MTR stands. It is an aggressive tire that could be used in mud. I was not accurate when I said it was not a mud tire, it works well in mud, esp the new ones.. What I ment was the MT in MTR did mean mud terrain.

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Its good marketing and it appears to have tricked you.
Not really.

Like I said I've had TrXus MT's, GY MTR's and GY MTRk's....the TrXus cleaned out better than both of those, in the mud and snow.

The people buying the new Cherokee have been fooled by marketing...not me.
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Need a good MT, which will serve as an excellent snow/ice tire when required. Not many fit the bill. Won't buy an MT with a wonk asymmetrical tread like the MTRK, which also looks directional to me, no matter what GY says. There's no way it could wear evenly. I don't mind wear if it's even and the tire stays round.

Given that, the TrXus is the only game in town, unless someone can name another true MT that can match it. Also not interested in any MT pretender like the thin sidewalled Duratrac bantamweight.
I have 13k on a set of 35" MT/R K's and they are wearing very evenly.Then again I actually check the tire pressures weekly,rotate and balance them every 1500 miles,and keep the alignment good(checked every 1500 miles).


No tire will wear evenly unless you actually do a little work.

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Maximum Traction Radial I believe is what MTR stands. It is an aggressive tire that could be used in mud. I was not accurate when I said it was not a mud tire, it works well in mud, esp the new ones.. What I ment was the MT in MTR did mean mud terrain.u
I thought mtr stood for maximum traction reinforced...at least that's what I thought my old school mtrs were..
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I had a set of trxus on a z71. Probably the best MT tire that I've had. Make sure to rotate regularly for even wear. I got about 35,000 miles out of them on a fullsize truck so I'm sure they're last a little longer on a jeep. However, they were a little sketchy toward the end in the rain and stuff. I'd recommend them or the the Mickey thompson MTZ which has a decent amount of siping as well (for a mud tire).

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