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post #46 of 1654 Old 02-23-2012, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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Here's the way I see it. It doesn't matter if they're 3 months old as much as how many miles are on them. If they only have a couple thousand miles on them, it's probably not a bad deal. Compared to new tires from tire rack, that's 200 off. If you do go check them out, any plugs, patches, or additional damage will be clearly visible. Either way, let us know what you do man!
That's kinda my thought process. No taxes, no shipping. Just throw em in the truck.


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post #47 of 1654 Old 02-23-2012, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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I'd go new tires, black out the canyons and run the spacers. For $900, new tires makes more sense.
Appreciate your input everybody.

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post #48 of 1654 Old 02-23-2012, 11:34 AM
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I went and looked already, no plugs, all tires look great except for that one (small rash, no chunks) He has a truck and the 35's looked too small. I might see if he'll sell the spare that hasn't touched the road...he is giving me the warranty papers with the purchase.
If they're warranted then yea, pull the trigger on it. Especially if you can get the fifth thrown in for 1k or under.

If they all have insurance on them then you really can't beat it with a stick.

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Damn I never checked treadepot. Ya I guess I just have always had a crush on Moabs. The spacers are 1.25.. I saw photos of your jeep a long time ago and it was one of the first times I liked how metalcloaks looked.
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post #49 of 1654 Old 02-24-2012, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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craigslist deal was an epic fail. Now to decide the tire I want.

Treps ?

Cooper STT?

Mickey T MTZ ?

Any thoughts? MTRKs are obviously in the running, just wondering about other brands. Keep in mind I drove maybe 5,000 miles last year in my jeep, but I want to be able to somewhat cruise comfortably from the garage to the trail. So swampers are out of the question.

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post #50 of 1654 Old 02-24-2012, 12:31 PM
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I'm struggling with a similar issue. Gonna need tires soon. MTR's are at the top of my list as well, but The Coopers are nice. I fellow co-worker has the MTZ's on his JK and loves them. Good road manners and it's his DD.

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post #51 of 1654 Old 02-24-2012, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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I'm struggling with a similar issue. Gonna need tires soon. MTR's are at the top of my list as well, but The Coopers are nice. I fellow co-worker has the MTZ's on his JK and loves them. Good road manners and it's his DD.
Ya my uncle has Coopers, and his buddy MTZ's. I've seen them put each tire through a gauntlet I wouldn't feel comfortable in. Both swear by each brand. And the Treps are so yummy. I like the MTRKs but I'm sick of availability issues. Everyone says they have some...I call and nope.

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post #52 of 1654 Old 02-24-2012, 02:42 PM
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craigslist deal was an epic fail. Now to decide the tire I want.

Treps ?

Cooper STT?

Mickey T MTZ ?

Any thoughts? MTRKs are obviously in the running, just wondering about other brands. Keep in mind I drove maybe 5,000 miles last year in my jeep, but I want to be able to somewhat cruise comfortably from the garage to the trail. So swampers are out of the question.
I currently have a set of 285/75/16 MTZs (33s) and love them. Great road manners and very quiet even at highway speeds which is a big deal for me. Before purchasing them I had the old style MTRs (31s) and they would hum pretty loud. Id love to know if the MTRKs are the same noise-wise.

As far as offroad I am newer to the offroad scene but I haven't had any complaints with them no matter what torrain I tackled. Id love to hear from someone who has ran both the MTR/Ks and MTZs because I love these tires so much that when I upgrade to 35s Im skeptical despite all the people who rant bout the MTR/Ks. Good luck

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post #53 of 1654 Old 02-24-2012, 03:01 PM
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Honestly, **** all of those tires except the MT/R Kevlars. Imo the 3 best tires (especially for the type of rock in Colorado + daily driving) for your application are gonna be...

MT/R Kevlar
Kumho Mud Venture MT
BFG KM2

Everything else is meh, except maybe the MTZ or the Baja Claws, but for what they are.... bit overpriced imo.

I actually almost got the Kumhos over the MT/R Kevlars and sometimes I wonder if I'd have been better off though overall I love my Kevlars and frankly, they're so hugely popular for a reason.

Edit: Pitbull Rockers are also quite awesome but again.... price point.

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post #54 of 1654 Old 02-24-2012, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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Honestly, **** all of those tires except the MT/R Kevlars. Imo the 3 best tires (especially for the type of rock in Colorado + daily driving) for your application are gonna be...

MT/R Kevlar
Kumho Mud Venture MT
BFG KM2

Everything else is meh, except maybe the MTZ or the Baja Claws, but for what they are.... bit overpriced imo.

I actually almost got the Kumhos over the MT/R Kevlars and sometimes I wonder if I'd have been better off though overall I love my Kevlars and frankly, they're so hugely popular for a reason.

Edit: Pitbull Rockers are also quite awesome but again.... price point.
Ya I really liked my KM2's, but I would like the extra sidewall strength you get from the MTRK's. Called more shops for availability and nothing.

I just haven't heard anything about Kuhmos, but I think they look great.

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post #55 of 1654 Old 02-24-2012, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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I currently have a set of 285/75/16 MTZs (33s) and love them. Great road manners and very quiet even at highway speeds which is a big deal for me. Before purchasing them I had the old style MTRs (31s) and they would hum pretty loud. Id love to know if the MTRKs are the same noise-wise.

As far as offroad I am newer to the offroad scene but I haven't had any complaints with them no matter what torrain I tackled. Id love to hear from someone who has ran both the MTR/Ks and MTZs because I love these tires so much that when I upgrade to 35s Im skeptical despite all the people who rant bout the MTR/Ks. Good luck
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post #56 of 1654 Old 02-24-2012, 05:57 PM
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Ya I really liked my KM2's, but I would like the extra sidewall strength you get from the MTRK's. Called more shops for availability and nothing.

I just haven't heard anything about Kuhmos, but I think they look great.
Very similar in composition to the MTR/K with a bite comparable to the Baja Claws. Anyone I've ever seen that has them seems to love them, and I think my next set (assuming Goodyear still isn't making the Duratrac in a 35x12.50R15) may just be the Kumhos, to test them out if for absolutely nothing else.

Hope you have better luck finding something in the 16" rim (come to think of it, don't they make the Duratrac in a 315/75/16?, may be a viable option for you if you'd be willing to run a hybrid over a more aggressive MT style tire).


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post #57 of 1654 Old 02-25-2012, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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Very similar in composition to the MTR/K with a bite comparable to the Baja Claws. Anyone I've ever seen that has them seems to love them, and I think my next set (assuming Goodyear still isn't making the Duratrac in a 35x12.50R15) may just be the Kumhos, to test them out if for absolutely nothing else.

Hope you have better luck finding something in the 16" rim (come to think of it, don't they make the Duratrac in a 315/75/16?, may be a viable option for you if you'd be willing to run a hybrid over a more aggressive MT style tire).

Thanks for the run down. Now just gotta decide of I am willing to wait for MTRKs or not.

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Chopped the front bumper, welded the holes and some end caps. I had to go pick up a new foster dog and ran out of time so I will paint tomorrow.
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post #60 of 1654 Old 02-25-2012, 04:13 PM
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Nice job on the front bumper! I know someone who did something similar to his factory tin!

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