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Old 01-18-2012, 08:09 AM   #1
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I am putting some new tires on the old 4x4 and wanted some opinions. I have run Toyos and Big O for a lot of years with pretty good success.I run aggressive mud Traction type in 31x1050x15". I am looking for a change. The two I am looking at are the Mickey Thompson MTZ and the BF Goodrich Mud terrain T/A KM2. Both are aggressive mud type tires. Just wondering if any of you guys have an opinion on these. I have read quite a bit on the internet but would prefer what you guys in the northwest think. I have had 4x4 's for over thirty years and I am just not happy with the toyos ( made in china now ) and big O is not in my area any more. All opinions are welcome. Thanks in advance. John

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Old 01-18-2012, 09:29 AM   #2
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We have the Micky Thompson MTZ's on my wife's FJ cruiser and they are a great tire. She has over 70k on them and i am sure we will get another 10 or 15 out of them. So one vote for the MTZ they do great in the mud and the snow!


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Old 01-18-2012, 09:38 AM   #3
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I just put on the second set of BF's, got 70,000 out of them, they were well worn. I like the longevity of the tread, and that they are readily available if you need a replacement out in the boonies. 2005 Suburban w/ 6 inch lift.
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:48 AM   #4
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If it is just between MT & BFG I like BFG a little better for mud around here. If you are open to another suggestion go to Les Shwab and look at Federal Couragia tire. I just put these on my 4x4 (replaced BFG) to try and I am very impressed. I spend a lot of time off road.
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:53 AM   #5
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I'd have to vote for the Mickey T's ; have had several of both and get more miles out of the Mickey's. The BF's are great off-road; but on-the-road miles chew the soft tires up too quickly. I have never gotten more then 50,000 out of a set of BF Goodrich tires, and I am stupid maticulous about rotating and proper tire pressure.
The set of Mickey's on my Chevy right now have 55,000 and have about 3 months left in them. I'm running 285's on 16's and haven't had these off-road that much. Pulling the boats to the river and back take a toll on big tires, no matter what you use.
I might go up in ply and see if I can squeeze some longevity out of my next set. Tires aren't cheap anymore !!
Both are comparable in price, and my experience may not be shared by the masses; but between the two choices, I'd pick the Mick's.
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:21 AM   #6
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I am putting some new tires on the old 4x4 and wanted some opinions. I have run Toyos and Big O for a lot of years with pretty good success.I run aggressive mud Traction type in 31x1050x15". I am looking for a change. The two I am looking at are the Mickey Thompson MTZ and the BF Goodrich Mud terrain T/A KM2. Both are aggressive mud type tires. Just wondering if any of you guys have an opinion on these. I have read quite a bit on the internet but would prefer what you guys in the northwest think. I have had 4x4 's for over thirty years and I am just not happy with the toyos ( made in china now ) and big O is not in my area any more. All opinions are welcome. Thanks in advance. John

I suggest Goodyear MTR with kevlar or the new duratracs I have had lots of success with goodyear products on my tow rigs and jeeps!!
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:35 AM   #7
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Thanks for all the help guys.
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I am currently running Dick Cepek Mountain Cat MT and love them. Have also ran Firestone Destination MT and loved them as well. BFG is just to dang expensive to justify
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:08 AM   #9
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Im on my forth set of BFG Mudders on my F250 diesel. I have gotten around 65k on each set. Pretty good for murders on a heavy truck. I've also ran the toyo murders. Only once and that was enough for me. Got 51k and they cost a lot more!
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Old 01-18-2012, 01:21 PM   #10
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my .02

km2's do not get good reviews, if it was still the old bfg mt, it would be my choice

mickey t's are a good tire, i have had good luck with baja claws.

if you want a usa made tire then you will need to buy coopers, i'm running them right now and they are nice. they have a new tire out called the maxx, they are mud rated but i would consider them aggressive at's.

my next tires will either be the maxx or hancook dynapro's
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:41 PM   #11
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i am a die hard bfg guy but the km2 wander a bit, 35x12.5x17's on my truck i would trade for km's anyday.
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:20 PM   #12
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I'm a TOYO lover
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:56 PM   #13
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Out of your two choices BFG, they stand behind their product, even when tire shop hands are tied. Also alot more stores carry the BFG which means if you have a blow out u won't have to order a replacement!
Sense others are throwing in another option I would take a look at the Goodyear MTr great tread, great traction, and great clearing and life.
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:38 AM   #14
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I suggest Goodyear MTR with kevlar or the new duratracs I have had lots of success with goodyear products on my tow rigs and jeeps!!
Ran BFG mud terrain and at`s for years and since what I`ve read about the km2{they don`t make the mud terrain anymore and the at`s are now made with a softer rubber} decided I`d try the Goodyear duratracs with studs, wouldn`t have made it to work without them lately. We`ll see how they wear. Bill
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:47 AM   #15
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Out of the two- BFG's. However, im particular to Goodyear Mtr's.
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:51 AM   #16
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I really like the tires I put on my truck....great in the snow, got me out of a tough spot recently and were less than bfg and my....call mike and tell him I sent you in...
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