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Need help choosing M/T tires!

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by kriskross, Jan 22, 2013.

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Which tire do you recommend?

Poll closed Feb 21, 2013.
  1. BFG 285/70R17, Mud-Terrain T/A KM2

    41.2%
  2. Goodyear 295/65R-18, Duratrac

    22.7%
  3. Toyo 295/70R-17, Open Country Mud Terrain

    24.7%
  4. Mickey Thompson 285/70R-17, Baja MTZ Radial Tire

    17.5%
  1. Jan 31, 2013 at 4:34 PM
    #41
    tostidos

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    I havent heard a single person who has run Mickey Thompson say they hated them or even will run another brand of tire.
     
  2. Jan 31, 2013 at 8:35 PM
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    Ronin

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    Know it isn't on the list...what about Firestone MT's? Are they any good?

    Thanks.
     
  3. Feb 15, 2013 at 10:27 AM
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    bzzr2

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    i just ordered myself some of the dick cepek mud country's. the majority of the reviews are great, nice 3 ply sidewalls, nice channel down the centre of the tire and some siping.
     
  4. Feb 15, 2013 at 12:24 PM
    #44
    kriskross

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    Yea, I think I might be leaning toward Cepaks too
     
  5. Feb 15, 2013 at 12:42 PM
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    PLC721

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  6. Feb 15, 2013 at 12:46 PM
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    bzzr2

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    well i will be able to give an initial review of road manners in a couple weeks, will be doing 2 700 mile trips. i nancied out and just got the 265's, for the price difference to go up to the 285's and the need for new wheels and the cab mount (i don't weld..) i will spend the difference on the warn m6000 spd that i've had my eye on. should do the trick on my reg cab!
     
  7. Feb 15, 2013 at 12:49 PM
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    i've heard mixed opinions on the mickey thompsons, though nothing bad, just a couple guys preferred their pre or post to these tires for personal preference.

    the dick cepeks are made by mickey thompson and are not an off brand discount type tire.
     
  8. Feb 15, 2013 at 10:07 PM
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    kriskross

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    Ok great, let me know how they do. Are you still running stock wheels? I need 285s and I'm pretty sure they will fit my 17x9s
     
  9. Feb 16, 2013 at 7:08 PM
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    Yes still running stock steel wheels, 16's. just noticed the 17's in the mud country are a 33x12.5, a little wider than the 285/75/16's i was thinking of.
     
  10. Feb 16, 2013 at 10:51 PM
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    I went from 285 75r16s to 33 12.50s, love the wider stance. They're about the same height but the 285s are about an inch narrow-er
     
  11. Feb 17, 2013 at 7:15 PM
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    ya, a friend of mine runs the 33x12.5r17 in the mickey thompsons on what i believe is a 17x9 rim, they are nice looking size for sure
     
  12. Feb 20, 2013 at 11:05 AM
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  13. Mar 18, 2013 at 10:06 AM
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    well after putting about 2000km on my dick cepeks they are a great tire on the road, not loud (yet... i'm sure they will get louder as time passes) road manners are great, no vibes, very smooth. the shop had them inflated to about 29psi, my gas mileage suffered but the sure were smooth. bumped up to 40 front and 38 rear and saved 2 litres per 100km right away. haven't had a chance to wheel yet since it is as cold as fawk where i live, seems like the season is going the wrong direction.. but it will be muddy very soon!
     
  14. Mar 18, 2013 at 4:10 PM
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    Can you post pics of them on your truck?
     
  15. Mar 20, 2013 at 9:53 AM
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    i will when i get the truck back from the body shop, some ftard forgot about his blind spot last week and bumped me. sliders helped save a lot of damage at least.
     
  16. Apr 7, 2013 at 5:51 PM
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    got truck back after an extended stay in the dealers body shop.... here's a couple pics. 265/75/16 on stock wheels with full OME lift using sky jacker rear shocks that are an inch longer than the OME rear shocks. i really like these tires on the street, night and day difference in a positive way over my previous goodyear territory 235/85/16's. very smooth and vibe free, no complaints at all, did a 600 mile drive yesterday and just great, was snowing and wet at the end of the ride and no issues in wet shat conditions. haven't had a chance to wheel the tires yet since winter seems to refuse to stop where i'm living but am expecting good performance. the best comparison tire in my experiences would be the interco ssr's i ran on a previous dd wheeling truck. those tires were sick, had they came in dimensions i liked better for may tacoma i would have went with them.

    dc tire pic.jpg
    dc tire pic2.jpg
     
  17. Apr 7, 2013 at 5:54 PM
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    Add Nitto Trail Grappler to that list man! Its got good road manners, and has never failed me offroad
     
  18. Apr 7, 2013 at 6:51 PM
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    I think my next set of tires will be the Kenda Klever MT. No one has heard of them, but the reviews on them are pretty good. I've seen them on one Taco and they look good.
     
  19. Apr 7, 2013 at 7:05 PM
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