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    Under Observation enigmaverse's Avatar
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    What tires get the best wear?

    So I've got a friend looking to get a set of 35's. Me, I'm partial to KM2's, I've got 20K on mine and they are wearing nice and evenly, with minimal road noise... I expect between 40 - 50K out of the set.

    What other tires will be as good? I like the MT\r's but have heard mixed reviews on wear.

    I have limited experience with tires... so who can chime in with a list of the best in an aggressive tire with good road manners.
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    Who is your daddy? dr.dirty's Avatar
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    I have found that the round ones tend to wear a bit better in the long run

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    I wanted to get KM2's, but they are on eternal back order. I got the pro comp xtreme mt because of the reviews on tread life. I only have like maybe 2000 on them, so I am really no help.

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    Under Observation enigmaverse's Avatar
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    Yeah the last time I followed the review online for tread life, I bought a set of Dunlop Mud Rovers... 20K later they were bald.

    I'm a big fan of round ones, unfortunately any aggressive tread isn't truly round. Anybody have experience with Toyos, Coopers, etc?

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    Who is your daddy? dr.dirty's Avatar
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    YEah im just screwing with ya.... I love Km2's

    toyos is an awesome tire but heavy as hell

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    Under Observation Merlin's Avatar
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    Toyo's are known for getting retardedly long mileage. Tried waiting for mine to wear down before I could upgrade, but ended up selling them and buying a larger set. I expect over 50-60k out of them.

    It's also going to depend on the type of terrain you drive on.

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    You will hear mixed reviews due to differences in how people take care of them. Then, there are the people that claim to take care of them and don't, then bitch about it. We have a guy in our club with the MTR's and he got 40,000+ out of his and still had enough tread to not complain on the road but performance was down off-road. He just bought another set. Basically, it comes down to how you drive and wheel and how you take care of them. Take care of almost any tire on the market and it will take care of you! I would buy based on off-road performance and then keep them rotated, aired properly for on and off-road use and don't drive like Mario Andretti. You can't go wrong if you follow this advice.
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    Powered By power bottoms jkristie44's Avatar
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    Ian has toyo's. But he is too lazy to chime in and only really knows how to post porn. He has like 25k on them I think. Pretty sure he gets a boner when you talk about them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enigmaverse View Post
    Yeah the last time I followed the review online for tread life, I bought a set of Dunlop Mud Rovers... 20K later they were bald.

    I'm a big fan of round ones, unfortunately any aggressive tread isn't truly round. Anybody have experience with Toyos, Coopers, etc?
    Of course by "on the market" I meant quality tire... I'm sure you will find the right set!

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    Powered By power bottoms jkristie44's Avatar
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    I know this, when I was reading tire reviews (on like Discount tire or tire rack and the like), I went right to the shitty reviews before I read the good. It seemed like all the shitty reviews of any tire are dude who are driving big ass heavy diesel trucks and very few driving jeeps or fj's or something. And I read reviews for a good 2 months before I bought. I get anal like that.

    I will tell you this about the pro comps. They run small. My 35's are maybe 34's if I am lucky
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    Under Observation enigmaverse's Avatar
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    Not my tires, so I can't judge how they will be taken care of. I can only offer suggestions and opinions.

    I love my BFG's and outside of the "I ordered a 35" tire and BFG sent me one thats 34.9777, they screwed me" threads, I can't find many people that say bad things.... and I personally love mine

    I've seen most ppl claim 40K out of the MTR/k, yet most of them haven't driven 40K on them yet.

    I've heard good things about Toyo and a little about Cooper, but nothing on final wear numbers or what to expect out of the tire (road noise, etc). This is a daily driver with limited offroad use, so it needs something aggressive for our SC slop, but that still has good road manners.

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    Who is your daddy? dr.dirty's Avatar
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    Not a fan of the MTR Had an old set on a ranger they went in less than 20k. The guys i know that have the kevlars love them off road but they wear fast on road. Ill stick to BFG

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    Under Observation enigmaverse's Avatar
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    My favorite part about the Mud Rovers was that they left a constant black tread pattern on my driveway... every time i pulled in, a fresh set of tracks... thats how I know a tires gonna wear fast now. MTR/K are moving down the list.

    Problem is finding something in stock.

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    I'll chime in here with my opinion on Nitto Trail Grapplers. I've had mine on for about 18k miles so far, and 3-4 wheelin' trips and they've performed flawlessly. Granted I'm running 37's, which are a bit heavier, but they've been wearing great, with minor feathering on the inside tread due to something I have going on with my front end. I'd say I still have about 75% tread left if not more and I've been running them at about 35 PSI as a daily driver traveling 2000 miles/month since last August. They perform great on dirt, asphalt, and even pretty good in rain and wet weather, too. Can't really say much about ice since we really didn't have any this past winter. They are indeed heavy since they're a D load range tire, but they seem to stand up really well. When the time comes to replace them, I will deifnitely pick up another set.

    Also, if he doesn't chime in, Bryan (GreybeardsJK) has them in 35" on his rig with closer to 30K and they still look like they have better than 50% tread life left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by enigmaverse View Post
    Not my tires, so I can't judge how they will be taken care of. I can only offer suggestions and opinions.

    I love my BFG's and outside of the "I ordered a 35" tire and BFG sent me one thats 33.5, they screwed me" threads, I can't find many people that say bad things.... and I personally love mine
    FIFY... they do seem to run smaller than other brands but not a deal breaker. Love my km2's as well they have been really good off road, wife dd's 25k a year and we're going on 1 1/2 years with quite a bit of tread left.
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    I have around 36 k on my trail grapplers and still have at least 75% left. They wear and ride real nice
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    I have gotten really good life out of my Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ's so far. I've got over 30K on them with quite a bit of life left on them. I've wheeled them hard, but have also tried to keep the psi right, as well as keeping them balanced. Occasional rotation, but probably not as often as I should. They are loud as shit on the pavement, but hook up great offroad. I have them in 35's on 15" wheels
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    Manic redneckjk's Avatar
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    Toyo MTs with 41,000 miles. Guessing half tread. They've been rotated once. No complaints.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frenchlayer View Post
    I have around 36 k on my trail grapplers and still have at least 75% left. They wear and ride real nice
    Ive got 31xxx on mine and they are doing great


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    Quote Originally Posted by ShortBus View Post
    I'll chime in here with my opinion on Nitto Trail Grapplers. I've had mine on for about 18k miles so far, and 3-4 wheelin' trips and they've performed flawlessly. Granted I'm running 37's, which are a bit heavier, but they've been wearing great, with minor feathering on the inside tread due to something I have going on with my front end. I'd say I still have about 75% tread left if not more and I've been running them at about 35 PSI as a daily driver traveling 2000 miles/month since last August. They perform great on dirt, asphalt, and even pretty good in rain and wet weather, too. Can't really say much about ice since we really didn't have any this past winter. They are indeed heavy since they're a D load range tire, but they seem to stand up really well. When the time comes to replace them, I will deifnitely pick up another set.

    Also, if he doesn't chime in, Bryan (GreybeardsJK) has them in 35" on his rig with closer to 30K and they still look like they have better than 50% tread life left.
    Yep they do great.


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