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Old December 6th, 2009, 07:28 PM   #1
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Default MT's in Winter. The TRUTH

So I heard that it sucks horrible to run MTs in the winter. Ive got 32" maxxis buckshots which i have never used in the snow or ice.

Is it really all that bad? Should I get some A/Ts?
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Old December 6th, 2009, 07:31 PM   #2
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I had mud tires on my bronco last winter and i loved them, never had a problem with getting stuck or losing traction even in 2wd.
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Old December 6th, 2009, 07:33 PM   #3
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I had mud tires on my bronco last winter and i loved them, never had a problem with getting stuck or losing traction even in 2wd.
coming from mr. imapussywhiledrivinginthesnowhimself.....:sonicjay :

I do agree with booblinker, mt's aren't too bad, just get em siped at discount tire or something.

I ran un siped 15.5 wide swampers on a jeep wrangler for years in the snow while living in the UP....never had a problem.
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Old December 6th, 2009, 07:34 PM   #4
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seriously depends on the tire, and how you're driving it. my one buddy had 33in bfg m/ts on his tj with lockers and loves them, another had the same tires on an xj and couldn't get anywhere on ice and slushy stuff.


i know with my lunchbox lockers front and rear, the 33in thornbirds are coming off and my 31in general grabber a/ts are going on at the first big snowfall.
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Old December 6th, 2009, 07:34 PM   #5
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theyre ok. the only problem is that they want to dig ALOT
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Old December 6th, 2009, 07:36 PM   #6
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Go to discount and get them siped. I think it's $15 a tire. Boom. Better tire for just about anything.
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Old December 6th, 2009, 07:38 PM   #7
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My a/t's on my YJ suck in the snow, mud, and rain. My m/t's on my yj suck in the snow, mud, and rain too.

When I air down......

My a/t's on my yj are awesome in the sand. Still suck in the snow and rain
My m/t's on my yj are awesome in the sand, snow, and dirt

My a/t's on my f250 hopefully will be awesome in the snow. Brand spanking new and can't wait to rip them up in the snow.

My liberty with the 18" rims and low profile tires are gonna suck in the snow.....maybe I should get m/t on the liberty
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Old December 6th, 2009, 07:44 PM   #8
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Strictly depends on the tire. I have BFG KM1's on my jeep, and it rocks in deep snow, slush, and dustings. My friends swampers on the other hand, are outright scary.
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Old December 6th, 2009, 07:46 PM   #9
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These are them!

http://www.maxxis.com/AutomobileLigh...ot-Mudder.aspx

They are pinned for studs!

This is a better picture of the same tires. (Not mine pictured.)

http://www.titantalk.com/forums/atta...s-dsc00044.jpg
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Old December 6th, 2009, 07:55 PM   #10
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Go to discount and get them siped. I think it's $15 a tire. Boom. Better tire for just about anything.
If you look at the pic below, they are kind of siped. look, they have little squiggles on the inner tread.

is siping it going to make my tire wear faster?
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Old December 6th, 2009, 07:59 PM   #11
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If you look at the pic below, they are kind of siped. look, they have little squiggles on the inner tread.

is siping it going to make my tire wear faster?
No, it will actually wear slower because it dissipates heat.
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i'm pretty sure studs and chains are a big no-no in michigan lol. and those might be ok? depending on what you're doing and where you're going. i'd hit up discount for sure, plus they'll look better in my opinion
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Old December 6th, 2009, 08:04 PM   #13
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I ran a set last winter on the truck (35") and they were a little slick but if you can drive worth a crap it wont be a problem. The tsl's (31") on the geo get a littly scary with the short wheel base.
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did you read any of the reviews on the tires?
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Old December 6th, 2009, 08:14 PM   #15
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I've got the same tires on my Z-71 and love them, have been running them for three years and go anywhere...
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Old December 6th, 2009, 08:25 PM   #16
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My Pro Comp MTs come off when the snow is here to stay, and my Ats go back on. I buddy of mine just got his tires siped at the discount tire in norton shores at $10 a tire.
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Old December 6th, 2009, 08:26 PM   #17
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did you read any of the reviews on the tires?
nope. looking up reviews now.
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Old December 6th, 2009, 08:31 PM   #18
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always read the reviews on tires. Unfortunately you will have to read the comments more so with skepticism. You could be getting reviews from people lacking experience driving. I wouldn't completely go by the pro's and con's
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Gotta get some Power Cats
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x2 on getting them siped, night and day difference.
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