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post #1 of 81 Old 02-16-2012, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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Best On Road Mud Terrain tire

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I am looking for the best Road performing, road biased Mud terrain tire, obviously needs to be quiet as much as a MT can be, but primarily has to offer the best grip. Any MT will be more than sufficient for what I do offroad, however have found the AT's are pretty useless offroad when the track gets wet. I do a lot of hunting, so a lot of forests, grass tracks, dirt rocky tracks, slimy, slightly muddy type tracks.etc. no rock steps or heavy mud.

I started looking at aggressive AT's, but have had no luck with AT's in the past on previous vehicles, so am looking to go to MT's, and as the Jk spends most of its time on road, the MT's need to be as good as you can get.

Any suggestions, and any thought on what to stay away from.
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I enjoy my KM2's

Fairly quiet
Smooth
Great traction
Have heard 45-60k out of a set

Cons:
Run small in size comparison
Wet on road traction not the best

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Size?

Mud Grappler and Mud Country. Heavy and loud.

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Just 33's. 285/70/17.

I have read a few negative comments about the KM2's and wet rds, I hear you need more rubber in contact with the rd, and siping, I have heard MT MTZ and the Trail Grappler are worth looking at.
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Toyo M/T are quit has siping and all that jazz.

Copper STT are very similar to the Toyo M/T but are cheaper

I also have nothing but nice things to say about them.
Quit long lasting etc....

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I would say take at look the duratracs.
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I also have KM2s mine are 40s love them on and off road. Very quiet on the road, they wear very good. Off road they air down nice and work very well. Toyos are good on the road but they suck off road.


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Trail grapplers.

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i have KM2's. they do run a bit smaller than what they are supposed to be. You can definitely lose traction easy on wet roads, but as long as you can be light with the skinny pedal you would be fine.

Duratracs and trail grapplers seem to have the best all around performance. mud grapplers are good but heavy and loud.
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Mud Grappler and Mud Country. Heavy and loud.
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I also have KM2s mine are 40s love them on and off road. Very quiet on the road, they wear very good. Off road they air down nice and work very well. Toyos are good on the road but they suck off road.


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I figured that since he said any M/T would work for the trail riding he does that I would recommend the least M/T like M/T. I agree though.

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Don't get Nokians. Loved the tire on the trail, fairly quiet on the roads... won't get 50,000 KM (~35k miles) with them.

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My BFG KM2's (second set now) are very good even with high milage. But the best I ever had was a set of Mick Thompson MTZ's they were very smooth and quiet after 40K miles! Still had enough tread depth to have value so I sold them for $100 each. Great tire. But I do think that the KM2's work better on soft dirt.

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How come nobody talks about Swampers anymore. I ran a set of the TruXus MT's on the TJ and they were a very good all-around tire. Quiet on the road, and great in wet conditions because of the siping, and you couldn't stop them on the trails. Plus they run true to size. Only downside, I've heard they can be difficult to balance. The TruXus is definitely on my short list for when I upgrade.

Forgot to mention, I ran them for over 30,000 miles without regular rotations and they were only about half worn, I'm thinking I would of made 50,000 miles easy on 'em.

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since they stopped making the MTR/K supposedly, my next set will either be the KM2s or I will go back to the Pro Comp Xtreme MTs.

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The new Nitto Trail Grappler looks pretty slick. Haven't seen too many people running them.

found some reviews... http://www.offroaders.com/reviewbox/...hp?product=792

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I ran both the KM2s and the MTRs w/K. The MTRs w/K are a better tire IMO. Off and on road probably the bet youll find. They dont wear as good as the KM2s but....I hated the KM2s on any kind of wet surface. They are borderline dangerous

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I love my KM2s. great all around tire. the only problem i had with mine was when i hit a cast iron drain pipe in my driveway and shredded the sidewall on 2 of them!

i have to agree with some of the other posts about their wet road capabilities. i wouldnt say dangerous, but they do tend to slip a little bit, especially from a start up and on the white lines in the cross walks. i dont know about where you live, but around here the thick white lines in the crosswalks are a thicker paint than the yellow, and my tires dont like to grab that.

they did fantastic in the snow last winter. i like to do a little urban snow wheeling and couldnt get stuck even when i tried!


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Yeah I wish we got some snow around here for me to play around in. I turned the ESP off and everything! Bullshit!

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Trail Grapplers here. Nice, looks great, and quiet on road!!!
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Don't get Nokians. Loved the tire on the trail, fairly quiet on the roads... won't get 50,000 KM (~35k miles) with them.
Mine lasted for 50k miles and had decent tread left. Did you rotate them?
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I have had my Nitto Trail Grapplers of for a few weeks. I have not found a thing to dislike so far. I find their ride to be nice and smoot. Then again, I was running the mud grapplers before. Now that was a loud tire.


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I have the KM2s in 35s. They run small but I have no complains with them except for snow traction. I don't think they grip that good unlike another comment on here. Though this is the only MT i've ever ran. My previous tires were the DuraTracs and those things were amazing on everyting. The DuraTracs are more of an AT/MT hybrid.

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I love my Cooper STT's I haven't had them long enough to comment on tread life, but they get excelent traction in everything. The Sipes that are in each lug help a lot. Wet roads and snow are no problem either. The only tire that does better in the snow that I've seen on other Jeeps are the Duratracs.
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