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post #16 of 26 Old 12-25-2011, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by muddr1
For those running the goodyear mtr's, how are they wearing ? Are you getting decent mileage out of them. I dont want to buy new tires every 15,000 miles.
At about 19k. Around 40k seems like it will be about right. They do seem to be getting a bit harder to balance as they wear which is a little annoying. Rotate regularly and no obvious wear irregularities though.

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post #17 of 26 Old 12-25-2011, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by muddr1
For those running the goodyear mtr's, how are they wearing ? Are you getting decent mileage out of them. I dont want to buy new tires every 15,000 miles.
I've only had my tires for 6,000 miles. I rotated around 3,500 miles. As of right now, I can see that there is no noticeable wear. I'm thinking if I keep up with rotating them regularly, I can see a long life for these tires.
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post #18 of 26 Old 12-25-2011, 09:06 AM
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Street tires - enough said.
33x10.5 TrXus MT - The best tire ive run so far. Road manners arent that bad, and they hooked up pretty good for what they were.
32" BFG MTs and 33" BFG MTs - both a decent tire. No where near a swamper. They suck on wet roads.
31" Duratracs - Not a bad tire. Suprised me offroad with what they can do. Road manners are ok. I cant wait to try them in icy snow.

I have a set fo 35" MTR/Ks in my garage. Hopefully I can run them soon.

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post #19 of 26 Old 12-25-2011, 01:50 PM
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Cool, thanks guys.

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post #20 of 26 Old 12-25-2011, 05:12 PM
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I am currently running Dick Cepek FC II's. I have had for about 12k miles. Excellent on dry pavement, wet pavement, packed and deep snow and I really like them in the sand. Horrible in mud unless you can spin the crap out of them to get them to clean. No real experience on the rocks.

For an AT type tire, they are a bit loud on the road. They do like to pick up rocks in the tread though. Something that bugs me a bit. For what I need, they serve my needs well. If I had to guess, I think they will make it 45k to 50k miles with proper rotations and inflations.

In the past I have had Toyo Open Country MT's. Excellent tires. A bit heavy, but easy to balance. Quieter than my Dick Cepeks. Excellent on all pavement, fair in the sand, great in mud, no experience on the rocks. I never had them in the snow, they were on polished wheels and I am too damn old to polish wheels! lol They wore like iron on the TJ I had them on, but I sold it. I would guess with proper rotation and inflation, 40k miles of good life.

I have also had Super Swamper SSR's. The radial swamper is very nice on road. Balanced surprisingly well. Amazing in mud of all kinds, wet muddy rocks, wet roads, deep snow and somewhat livable in packed snow. I would guess they would have lasted 20k - 25k miles with proper rotations and inflations.

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post #21 of 26 Old 12-25-2011, 06:34 PM
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Mickey Thompson mtz 33x12.5x15 - I love these tires. Decent on the road yet very aggressive. I compare them to km2s which is what my two brothers run. I think they are a better trail and mud tire by far. The tread on the side of the tire is not there for show. I think km2s have a VERY slight advantage on the rocks. But my mtz tires still kick *** on the rocks. I am a mickey Thompson fan for life now. I'm going to try the baja claws next.
I had a set of procomp a/t on when I bought the jeep. Road good. EVERYTHING else was a joke!! I hate procomp tires...

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post #22 of 26 Old 12-25-2011, 06:48 PM
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BFG AT's in 33x10.50/15 on my 06 LJ.

Excellent on the street and I haven't had any traction issues with them wheeling in Moab or in Ouray, CO.

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post #23 of 26 Old 12-26-2011, 06:54 AM Thread Starter
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You guys are being a great help, the only reason I don't trust the reviews pages is because companies will go into forums and up talk their product as regular Joe shmoe to boost sales, even though they could be glorified pieces of crapso those of you who are helping, its appreciated, those who are criticizing thanks anyway
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post #24 of 26 Old 12-26-2011, 01:28 PM
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Anyone have cooper tires? I want to get some because they're American made. Cooper at3.
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post #25 of 26 Old 12-26-2011, 03:44 PM
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I got the km2 s and I love them
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post #26 of 26 Old 12-26-2011, 08:47 PM
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Anyone have cooper tires? I want to get some because they're American made. Cooper at3.
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