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Old May 2nd, 2010, 08:54 AM   #1
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Thinking about new 33s - my Kuhmos are pushing six years old. I'll probably get new alloy rims as well and sell my current 33s rims, tires, etc.. ready to go.

I was pretty well set on BFG KM2s, but wanted to survey the masses to see about alternatives.

I don't trailer, so I need to be able to drive it to the trails. So I'm looking for a "mud terrain" type radial that balances well, has decent on-road manners and will hold up reasonably. I wheel around MI and the area (KY, OH, etc...) so it's mostly about mud and sand - not rock-crawling. It's not a DD and gets stored winters, so on-road winter manners aren't a big concern.

Any experiences with:

Yokohama Geolanders - they have directional tread, which concerns me as far as picking which "side" to pick as a spare.

Pro-Comp X-Terrians - I like the tread pattern, but am unsure about the durability of Pro-Comps. Don't know anyone who's had them.

Cooper STT - Look good, but it seems that prices for these have crept up to BFG levels, so I'm not so sure. I understand that Cooper also makes Cepek and Mickey Thompson tires as well.

Interco Trxus MT - Interco is a good wheeling tire, but how do they hold up on the road?
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 09:49 AM   #2
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just put the km2's on a rubi 285/75R16 and they are a great tire so far good road manners and are good in the rains
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 10:06 AM   #3
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just put the km2's on a rubi 285/75R16 and they are a great tire so far good road manners and are good in the rains
x2 i went with 33s on 15s thou
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 10:41 AM   #4
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I haven't put many miles on them, my my truxus m/t's are pretty quiet on the road, I'd say comparable to my old bfg m/t's. they seem to grip pretty good offroad too, but i've only used them at rocks and valleys so far.
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 11:25 AM   #5
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33x12.50 dunlop raidal mudrover. they are not to expensive and they grip good and as long as they are balanced they handle sweet
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 12:33 PM   #6
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My last truck I put on MT MTZ's. They road pretty smooth and fairly quiet for an MT and also balanced out well.
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 12:36 PM   #7
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I haven't put many miles on them, my my truxus m/t's are pretty quiet on the road, I'd say comparable to my old bfg m/t's. they seem to grip pretty good offroad too, but i've only used them at rocks and valleys so far.
I've got 20-30k on my Truxus M/T's. I like them for what they are which is a mud tire. They handle pretty well in the snow too. I had some issues with them on different rims but now that they are on my stock steelies I like them again.
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Old May 12th, 2010, 11:25 AM   #8
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always likedhe cooper stt and thats what ill be putting on my wrangler next summer........id recommend them as they have great reviews check out the at and mt tire reviews on offroaders.com
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Old May 12th, 2010, 05:50 PM   #9
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About 24k on my TRXUS and it is a DD i drive, great to the trails great on the trails.
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I would recommend the Dick Cepek Mud Country tires, they are great on and off road, they do better than my current STTs and are a bit cheaper
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Old August 16th, 2010, 01:21 PM   #11
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I would recomend the Geolanders, i have a set on my pickup. 35x12.50-15, i have about 10k on them and they show little to no wear. GREAT tires, Hook up in ANY TERRAIN. A little noisy on the street. But i love the tire growl!
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Old August 16th, 2010, 09:45 PM   #12
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I've heard good things about the cooper m/t tire, and run a 33x1250x15 bfg AT myself. I like the a/t but don't love it (and have barely off roaded since I put them on)

IMHO They get flat spots easy (although I put 2k per year on my truck, with driving it for a week or two every so often, so I DD but not often) and are UNDER sized, people are always commenting on how my 33's look like 31's, and thats basically what they measure..

I've heard they rock in sand, but have been way to busy to get to SLSD to test it out.

I like the BFG although pricey, they are holding up impeccably, with only minor decrease in ride comfort over my old michelin ltx m/s, but do transfer road bumps more.

The BFG M/t has always caught my eye for a reliable compromise.
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Old August 17th, 2010, 09:04 PM   #13
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Not the same, but I am running 37" Cooper STTs and am amazed how smooth and quite they are. They work well aired down in the sand or rocks, haven't had them in any sticky mud yet.
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