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Mud Terrains - How do they perform in the wet?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by S7ICKlVlAN, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. Jun 18, 2009 at 10:42 AM
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    I've been tossing around the idea of what tires I want to go with (eventually) and I can't get over my want for some mud radials. I was wondering if they (in general) perform poorly in the wet and if so, are there any exceptions to that rule?

    What's the best mud tire for mostly street and some trail use?

    TIA
     
  2. Jun 18, 2009 at 11:14 AM
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    Any mud tire with sipes in it should do ok in the wet.
     
  3. Jun 18, 2009 at 12:04 PM
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    I have 33 12.50 bfg mt's and they perform just like stock in rainy conditions
     
  4. Jun 18, 2009 at 12:10 PM
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    That part makes me think you should go with a more aggressive AT tire.

    I only say that cuz I am in the same boat :)
     
  5. Jun 18, 2009 at 12:15 PM
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    i think the nitto tg are pretty aggressive for them being at.
     
  6. Jun 18, 2009 at 12:16 PM
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    I'm going to go with either those or the dueller revos. Both perform great on and off road from what I have witnessed
     
  7. Jun 18, 2009 at 12:16 PM
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    my BFG MTs perform like crap in the rain
     
  8. Jun 18, 2009 at 12:18 PM
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    u will get 50k out of the bfgs mts if u keep them rotated. I have had the mts and the ats not much difference in price. Mts will turn a lot more heads tho if thats your thing
     
  9. Jun 18, 2009 at 12:19 PM
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    what size r urs tigerfan?
     
  10. Jun 18, 2009 at 12:20 PM
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  11. Jun 18, 2009 at 12:23 PM
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    They look skinnier than stock in your pics. I got the 12.50s and they arent bad at all in the rain. Havent gotten them in the snow yet but the ats are awesome in the snow.
     
  12. Jun 18, 2009 at 12:23 PM
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    im sure they will slide around some being a mt
     
  13. Jun 18, 2009 at 12:25 PM
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    mine are skinnier than stock

    i prefer the skinnier tire...theyre typically more likely to cut thru something and hit bottom instead of floating
     
  14. Jun 18, 2009 at 12:27 PM
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    Yeh id say thats why they perform bad in the rain though you dont have much contacting the pavement
     
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    But I also dont use mine for hardcore wheeling. Just hauling firewood and such off the my hill. Use the 4wheeler and rzr for play.
     
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    ive had wider tires and they didnt do any better

    again though

    a skinnier tire is less likely to float and be on top of the water than a wide tire
     
  17. Jun 18, 2009 at 12:36 PM
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    well mine perform great in the rain and tire rack gives them good wet traction reviews. Dunno how much cutting through water you would get going 50 in the rain.
     
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    I'd got with an AT tire for daily driving.

    I used to run 32x11.50's BFG M/T's on my 96 tacoma when I owned it.

    I remember traveling on the highway in the rain and the rear-end got a little squirrley on me a few times. Not fun, especially at highway speeds. You gotta really slow down to prevent that.
     
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    The BFG Mud Terrain T/A's that I just sold to Danzer are great in the rain, and we have had plenty of it. I have not had a single problem with traction on even newly paved soaking wet roads.
     
  20. Jun 18, 2009 at 10:19 PM
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    Good input. Sounds like hit or miss when it comes to wet traction. I have been eye balling the KM2's and I love the look. Up until I saw the KM2's, I was planning on Nitto TG's.....Need to learn more about the KM2's. Thanks for all the input so far gang.
     
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