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Old 09-06-2012, 10:56 AM   #1
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315/75R16 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ Review

I just bought some new 315/75R16 MTZ's and seeing how no one really has a good review thread here for them I'd figure I'd make one for as long as I have them. Will review at 5k mile marks during the duration of their life. Tires will be subjected to on-road including highway driving as well as heavy off-roading. They will also be rotated every 4k.

Bought them from 4wheelparts for $1160 to my door with a $100 warranty that covers lifetime of all repairs as well as full replacement, no questions asked before half tread mark. I figured, what the hell.. wouldn't hurt.

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Actual Measurement: 34.49x11.9
Weight: 67lbs
Ply: 10(E)
Tread Depth: 19/32


These are some seriously badass tires
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5K Review
The tires are still doing great. I need to rotate them with this next oil change coming up. I've had about 4 trips to the offroad park with them and they have worked very well. I have noticed some minor chunking but that's to be expected. Still seeing even tread wear and no signs of defects or future problem areas. The road noise is still bout the same as when I bought them new.

I can also say they work VERY well in snow conditions. I was truly amazed. I played taxi cab the day after snowpocalypse hit us with a foot of snow here and the tires laughed at it. I'm still currently very pleased with them.

10K Review
Ok, So I think they are probably a little over 10k now. Just rotated them and threw some airsoft bb's in them for better balancing. They're still doing great. I have noticed they are getting a little louder. Doesn't bother me any but it's good to note. They're standing up pretty well to the abuse I've done to them. They have some chunking and cuts in the tread but it's hard to find a tire that wont do that when you beat them repeatedly against the rocks. Overall, I'm still very pleased with them and look forward to this winter season. I'll get some pictures of them up soon.
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interested to see where this goes, this set was on my bronco when I bought it. Curious how the taco will handle them
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Awesome. Very kind of you to add to the overall knowledge base of the forum. Look forward to reading your observations.
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Awesome. Very kind of you to add to the overall knowledge base of the forum. Look forward to reading your observations. If you happen to take any videos that demonstrate their performance, please post them up.
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Any updates on the tires?
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:05 AM   #10
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Sorry guys, I never saw this at the top. Check the 5K Review above.
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I can't seem to find that size listed on 4 wheel parts. Do you have a link?

Where did you have these mounted at?

I'm pulling the trigger on this same size, I'm very nervous about Sears or another chain store mounting these.
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Haha you must not looked hard enough

http://www.4wheelparts.com/Tires/LT3...2fT90000001479

I had Firestone mount them. Only bc I can walk back to my office when I drop my truck off there. They suck though so I'm putting airsoft bb's in them. I'd suggest that or an actual offroad shop that knows how to mount larger tires.
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whats the max mileage out of these tires?
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I got 50,xxx miles out of mine rotated them closely to every oil change. five thousand mile interval oil changes. 315/75/16 on my 07 4runner. good tire but I went ahead and bought something different this time around.
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50K! Wow, they must have been damn near bald when you got new tires. These probably wont last near as long since they play in the rocks.
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rotate them every 5k and keep a good alignment and yours will last for a while also. most of my miles were highway miles. maybe 100 miles offroad total.
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Tires are doing great.. I'm actually bout to rotate them before a 3 day event at the ORV park next weekend. Pretty close to the 10k mark I think, if not over a little. I'll have to check my initial mileage written down somewhere. I'll take some pics of the tires and write a review soon for the 10k mark. Also, gonna be throwing these in once I get some time.

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why do you put stuff in the tires??? what is the benefit there?
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