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Mud tire guys... I am seeking your input.

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by pgiroua, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. Jul 7, 2012 at 4:51 AM
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    pgiroua

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    I love the look of mud tires but am nervous to pull the trigger due to sound level and ride comfort on the street.

    So mud tire guys, is the sound level on mud tires REALLY bad inside with the windows up? I have never owned a set and the only experience that I have with them is when I drive next to someone on the road who has some. Are there certain brands out there that are truly quieter that the competition? If so, which brands are they?

    It's like, my common sense is telling me just to get an all terrain tire and be done with it but I just don't want to have regrets every time I look at the truck after dropping $2400+ into suspension, rims and tires.

    Thanks for the input.

    :confused::banghead::confused::banghead:
     
  2. Jul 7, 2012 at 4:55 AM
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    I did my research and found that Nitto Trail Grapplers are fairly quiet and will stay that way if you rotate them regularly. Hence why they are going on my truck today!
     
  3. Jul 7, 2012 at 4:56 AM
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    I have a set of Kelly MTR's and they perform excellently offroad and you can't hear them with the windows down. I love them. As far as I can tell they don't wear that fast either.
     
  4. Jul 7, 2012 at 5:03 AM
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    Have either of you had previous experience with mud tires?
     
  5. Jul 7, 2012 at 5:08 AM
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    Just AT's personally, which is why I researched MT's prior to buying a set. Beside the normal internet searches, I went riding with a few friends who have different MT's. Nothin beats hearing and feeling it for yourself.
     
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    I've ran a set of km & km2s and I run trail grapplers now and they are way louder than the BFGs. I kind of like the noise though :anonymous:
     
  7. Jul 7, 2012 at 5:38 AM
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    Some tires are definitely louder than others. Firestone Destination M/T and Hercules Trail Digger M/T are two that I have used that are relatively quiet for a mud terrain. As mentioned earlier, it does depend on how you care for them. They need to be rotated and rebalanced at regular intervals.
     
  8. Jul 7, 2012 at 5:46 AM
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    If you aren't mudding on a regular basis, listen to your "common sense"
    Mud tires are louder than ATs
    I used to run Yokohama Geolandar MTs and they worked great in mud, but were loud. How loud? IDK, but they were louder than ATs
     
  9. Jul 7, 2012 at 5:53 AM
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    Thanks for the input everyone, it is definitely being all considered.
     
  10. Jul 7, 2012 at 6:11 AM
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    I had a set of 33 x 12.5 BFG km tires on my old s10. I bought them with about 30% tread left and they were the loudest tire i had ever heard! I couldn't stand to drive it on the highway
     
  11. Jul 7, 2012 at 6:33 AM
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    The Hercules tire is actually one of my finalists...
     
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    Hankook dynapro ATm are great in mud too, they're all terrains, but do good in the mud. Cheaper than bfg and better for mud/sand/rock
     
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    Oh and not loud at all on the hwy, I hear exhaust more than my tires
     
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    I have 2 sets, a set of maxis bighorns.. Which aren't quiet but they are still there... And a set of,super swamped tsl radials.. They are loudddd as fack don't get those
     
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    after 35000 miles on a set of firestone destination mts i would say do not buy a set. I have had trouble with uneven wear and vibrations problems with them. They are really loud and ride ok but not great. Putting on a set of michelins soon.
     
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    if you don't need a MT don't get them...

    My new km2's are quieter then my old used Duratracs...
     
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