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Old 03-21-2006, 03:12 PM   #1
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best "off brand" tires for the $

I am in need of a set of mud/off-road tires. The truck currently has 33s but I may go back down to 31s. Either way, if you took a gander at my 83 4x4 you would understand why I donít want to spend big bucks on tires.

Here is what I have looked at:
Trail cutter MT and RT
Kuhmo MT
Hankook RT01 and RT03
Cooper Discoverer
Mud Kings (made by Michelin)

So far the Mud kings and Kuhmos seem like the base bang for the buck.

Any input or other recommendations?
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Dude, I almost bought the Mud Kings, they're just a traditional mud tire, and they were cheap as hell. But the Kumhos look more aggressive.
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go check out intercos site...they usually have really good prices on the blems if you can find em in the size you want
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if you can find some trxus tires on interco's site, i love them so far. mean looking, super quiet on the streets, and from what i have heard...unstoppable on the trail. i will be putting them to the test on saturday.
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pro comp has tires for buy 3 get 1 free for the month of march. that makes them a reasonable price.
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I vote for the mud kings. I have heard great things about them and that they last for a while. I currently run the sport kings (in a 32x11.50) which is the a/t version and absolutely love the tires. They have excellent tread wear and very little noise on the highway. Perform we on and off the road.
The trxus m/t I ran those for a while and they lasted me about a year. I am much happier with the sport kings then I was with the trxus.
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I had some General mud terrains for a while..they lasted about 25k and never gave me trouble. I paid about $350. out the door for some 31's.
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pro comp has tires for buy 3 get 1 free for the month of march. that makes them a reasonable price.
yes, but they are still pro comps....

+ what they dont tell you is that they up the price right before the 4wheelparts "sale" so it ends up being about the same
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I had some General mud terrains for a while..they lasted about 25k and never gave me trouble. I paid about $350. out the door for some 31's.
Dang that's a good price. I was quoted $480 for the Mud Kings, which I thought was good. Maybe not.

Also, Costco and Les Schwab (whose prices in the past were always cheap) are now getting pretty ridiculous.
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Where did you get quoted that high on the mud kings? You know that wal-mart and sams club carry the mud kings, don't you?
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honestly, if you are looking for a tire in that range of size go for the super swamper LTB. you can get the 31's or the 34's for around $100-$120 each if you look around.
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Where did you get quoted that high on the mud kings? You know that wal-mart and sams club carry the mud kings, don't you?
It was from Big-O Tires. As much as I hate Wally Mart, I will check.
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According to the Wal-Mart website, their cheapest mud tire (SUPER SPORT h/t)comes in at $119 per doughnut which puts me right at the $480 mark.
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I dunno. I know the wal-mart in my town actually carries the mud kings. Althought I have heard good things about it. I do not think I would pay $480 for a set of 31" mud kings. I picked up my sport kings in a 32x11.50 for $65/each brand new. I did have a connection on them though.
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I have cooper dicoverer's 265/75/16 on my '99. They havbeen a great AT tire for the price.Sand were no problem never been in snow. The tire wear has been great. 35K and still a lot of tread.
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pro comp has tires for buy 3 get 1 free for the month of march. that makes them a reasonable price.
If you actually calculate the deal, its not even close to getting a free tire.
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For something alittle more mild, the Coopers would be my choice. Stay away from Mud Kings, Cooper brand is a much better tire.
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Though probably a little more expensive than the Mud Kings, I would go with some Super Swamper Trxus M/T's. I had some on my 93. Got 33x12.50r15 for like $130 a tire. Great tire for the price.
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Click the image to open in full size.

this is a line of mud tires manufactured by goodyear and sold to companies as a "house brand" tire. this is wal-marts particular name, they are also sold by big-o tire and at least 2 others that i have seen.

i ran a set of these in 31x10.5x15, pretty good tire for the money, and when i trashed a sidewall, wal-mart warrantied it (pro-rated) and i got a replacement. i have heard that big-o does a full free replacement, but i havent verified that info.
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yes, but they are still pro comps....

+ what they dont tell you is that they up the price right before the 4wheelparts "sale" so it ends up being about the same
Aren't they rated pretty good? I was looking at 4WheelCustoms.com last night and they have them, buy 3 get 1 free + free shipping + free mouting and balancing when you buy wheels too. It would cost $790 for 4 33x12.5 tires, 4 97 series Rock Crawlers, center caps and lug nuts. I thought it sounded like a decent deal. What do you guys think?
I'm also debating whether I should get the 33s or 32x11.5 (It's only a $15 difference to jump to 33s). I have my stock 4.10 gears (22RE/5spd) and I read a lot of conflicting stuff on here whether the gears can handle it or not. I do plan on regearing, hopefully this spring/summer, but am not sure if I can yet. I also have a 2" BL so that's no problem there. It's just the gearing question... Feedback overall on my situation/questions?...
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