1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Cooper Radial M/T Mud Claws... Good Tires???

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by RMAN808, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. RMAN808

    RMAN808 [OP] S)(AKALO)(AWAII

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2012
    Member:
    #72797
    Messages:
    3,167
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Reid
    Pearl City, Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    '99 PreRunner
    OME 883' w/5100s, Toytec AAL, 265/75R16 Treadwright Guard Dog's, 16x8.5" Level 8 Strike 6 wheels, 14" Magnaflow, 4" Deck Plate Mod w/Screen, Grillcraft, etc. Check build thread in sig for more info...
    Just like the title asks, are the Cooper Radial M/T Mud Claw tires good or not?

    I'm mostly looking for an aggressive tire. I'm mostly on the road but some light off road here and there. They are already on the wheels I'm planning on getting locally. The tires I have now are old and the tread isn't that great.

    Could use any advice. Thanks :D

    [​IMG]
     
  2. RMAN808

    RMAN808 [OP] S)(AKALO)(AWAII

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2012
    Member:
    #72797
    Messages:
    3,167
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Reid
    Pearl City, Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    '99 PreRunner
    OME 883' w/5100s, Toytec AAL, 265/75R16 Treadwright Guard Dog's, 16x8.5" Level 8 Strike 6 wheels, 14" Magnaflow, 4" Deck Plate Mod w/Screen, Grillcraft, etc. Check build thread in sig for more info...
    Anybody got experience or some knowledge of these tires?
     
  3. Maticuno

    Maticuno Weapon Mechanic

    Joined:
    May 26, 2011
    Member:
    #57287
    Messages:
    2,128
    Gender:
    Male
    California High Deserts
    Vehicle:
    08 DCLB Sport
    Pioneer AVIC-D3, SWI-PS, Sirius Satellite Radio, 2X In-Cab 110V Outlets, Constant Fog Light Mod, Inverter Always 400W Mod, Anti-Pack-Rat-In-Intake Mod, Eibachs on 5100's, 2" Toytec AAL, B.A.M.F Rear Diff Skid, 265/70R17 Goodyear Wrangler Authority tires
    No experience with the Mud Claws, but Cooper makes some damn good tires. I can't imagine any major issues with them.
     
  4. RMAN808

    RMAN808 [OP] S)(AKALO)(AWAII

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2012
    Member:
    #72797
    Messages:
    3,167
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Reid
    Pearl City, Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    '99 PreRunner
    OME 883' w/5100s, Toytec AAL, 265/75R16 Treadwright Guard Dog's, 16x8.5" Level 8 Strike 6 wheels, 14" Magnaflow, 4" Deck Plate Mod w/Screen, Grillcraft, etc. Check build thread in sig for more info...
    Thanks for the insight man! :thumbsup:
     
  5. RMAN808

    RMAN808 [OP] S)(AKALO)(AWAII

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2012
    Member:
    #72797
    Messages:
    3,167
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Reid
    Pearl City, Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    '99 PreRunner
    OME 883' w/5100s, Toytec AAL, 265/75R16 Treadwright Guard Dog's, 16x8.5" Level 8 Strike 6 wheels, 14" Magnaflow, 4" Deck Plate Mod w/Screen, Grillcraft, etc. Check build thread in sig for more info...
    Since I'm "mostly" on the street and rarely ever off road (but would like to do SOME off roading), would getting an MT tire be a bad decision? :notsure:

    I'm finishing up my last year of school up in Utah so snow, salt, heat, and rain should be taken into account.
     
  6. RelentlessTaco

    RelentlessTaco Custom Tacoma bumpers & more for your offroad toy Vendor

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Member:
    #4772
    Messages:
    13,353
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Eastern side of the Sierras, NV
    Vehicle:
    07 SR5 4x4> 03 SR5 4x4 total> 14 Crewmax TRD
    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    i've seen em in person, but know 1st hand experience. from looking at them, I'd say they're decent in the dirt and on pavement, but in snow/ice they would suck.
     
  7. Maticuno

    Maticuno Weapon Mechanic

    Joined:
    May 26, 2011
    Member:
    #57287
    Messages:
    2,128
    Gender:
    Male
    California High Deserts
    Vehicle:
    08 DCLB Sport
    Pioneer AVIC-D3, SWI-PS, Sirius Satellite Radio, 2X In-Cab 110V Outlets, Constant Fog Light Mod, Inverter Always 400W Mod, Anti-Pack-Rat-In-Intake Mod, Eibachs on 5100's, 2" Toytec AAL, B.A.M.F Rear Diff Skid, 265/70R17 Goodyear Wrangler Authority tires
    If you are mostly pavement but the occasional off-road then a full on M/T like those Coopers might not be very practical. What you might want is either an aggressive A/T or a moderate M/T. More tire manufacturers are coming out with offerings like these such as the:

    Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac:
    [​IMG]

    Goodyear Wrangler Authority:
    [​IMG]

    Cooper Discoverer ST Maxx:
    [​IMG]

    Kelly Safari TSR:
    [​IMG]
     
  8. CanisLupus

    CanisLupus Previously "MGMTacoFF"

    Joined:
    May 17, 2011
    Member:
    #56826
    Messages:
    4,517
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Northern Virginia
    Vehicle:
    2011 DCSB 4WD
    - Click Signature for Build Thread -
    "no"



    :laugh:
     
  9. Krazie Sj

    Krazie Sj Resident Jackass

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2008
    Member:
    #9849
    Messages:
    13,490
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Power Serge
    LV-426 (Acheron)
    Vehicle:
    07 TRD Off Road 4x4
    Borla Catback Exhaust, Airaid Short Ram Intake, 285x75R16 Mickey Thompson MTZs, 16" Konig Countersteer rims, ARB Bumper, All Pro LT w/Walker Evan Shocks front and back, All Pro expedition leaf pack, 10,000lb Superwinch, Intake Manifold Spacer, Bed Rack with ARB RTT, Rotopack and Hi Lift mounted, Husky Liner mats and an air freshener from 1995.
    Cooper makes Mickey Thompsons which is what I'm running. Love'em. Even in the Canadian winters. Those wouldn't be horrible in winter, they do have some siping on them. Just play nice in cold weather and you'll be fine.
     
  10. RMAN808

    RMAN808 [OP] S)(AKALO)(AWAII

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2012
    Member:
    #72797
    Messages:
    3,167
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Reid
    Pearl City, Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    '99 PreRunner
    OME 883' w/5100s, Toytec AAL, 265/75R16 Treadwright Guard Dog's, 16x8.5" Level 8 Strike 6 wheels, 14" Magnaflow, 4" Deck Plate Mod w/Screen, Grillcraft, etc. Check build thread in sig for more info...
    Thanks for all the advice everyone. A set just popped up locally and I'm still considering whether to pull the trigger or not.
     
  11. RelentlessTaco

    RelentlessTaco Custom Tacoma bumpers & more for your offroad toy Vendor

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Member:
    #4772
    Messages:
    13,353
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Eastern side of the Sierras, NV
    Vehicle:
    07 SR5 4x4> 03 SR5 4x4 total> 14 Crewmax TRD
    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    :facepalm:
    iFail. :pout: I almost never mess up grammar like that!
     
  12. Holloway51

    Holloway51 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2013
    Member:
    #118837
    Messages:
    1
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2000 chevy silverado z, 1994 taco 4x4
    33 mud graps 4 in lift
    I got em on my chevy and their not worth two sh*ts, they'll get stuck on wet carpet if your not careful. I hate them go with a toyo open country a lot more milage for the price yor paying my friend got 75k out of a set on hit duramax because their a harder rubber than the mud claws and they do did I will give them that but they dig straight down. Rate:1.5
     
To Top