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What’s the best, all around, off-road tire?

Community Member: Rick Webster:

What do you think is the best all-around, performance-based, off-road tire on the market?

Rock your vote based upon:

  • Rock crawling
  • Mudding
  • Sand runs
  • General trail usage

Do NOT base your vote on on-road performance.
Community Member: COST A PLENTY

The best tire is a tire that will not let you down on a trail, no matter which one you like I have used various tires on my Toyota Hilux, and I have thus found so far that The BF Goodrich M/T is the best for my needs, I say this because I drive over rock, on lots of thorn trees which have lots of sharp spiky thorns, I drive through lots of loose sand, through water and I have not had any problems.[:D]
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Community Member: n/a

I have these on my 89 jimmy for all purpose use and never had them let me down.mud,sand,onroad.they growle a littel ,but i can deal with that for the performace the tire’s give me tire’s 31x10x15.hunting/daiely driver/2 track’en.

Community Member: Rick Webster

That’s what were running on our Project Land Cruiser (25X12.5 R 15′s). LOVE ‘EM!!!

They do great in the mud, trails and on the rocks. [:D] They do horrible on wet pavement or on the snow though.

Community Member: ChevyMan0784

I personally believe that my new ProComp X-Terrains are some of the best tires I have had. Really good self cleaning action, great on rocks, sand (aired down), and they are even great in the snow. And…if you sipe them, they are great on ice. So, talk about a great all around tire…this one is really my pick. I have run most popular (and some unpopular) tires out there. I have run all on the list above. Aside of the Krawlers anyhow..but I KNOW those are good…lol. But I really like the way the X-Terrains perform overall. Anyone else try em?

Community Member: Rick Webster

I’ve heard similar results from the X-Terrains – but I have heard two complaints: 1) Weak sidewalls in comparison to TSL’s, Goodyears and BFG’s. 2) Not very pliable, takes a very long time for the tires to break in and soften up.

What do you think?

Community Member: primetimek5

if i would go w/ a pro comp tire it would be the m/t first then the x/t. pro comp m/t were my first off road tire i had. they did very well in mud, sand & rock. the only part what i didnt like they chunked alot when rock crawling.

i never had a problems chunking that bad w/ sipped boggers or ssr

Community Member: ChevyMan0784

Well, I can’t say that I have had a problem with weak sidewalls. But I can say that mine did seem to loose small chunks quick….Wierd. But so far they have been quite reliable here in the Alaska mudroot, sand, rock, and good over felled trees.

Community Member: UNRULY_1

SSRs are awesome! I’m on my second pair and they are tough and eat up everything! I had the BFG ATs before and there is NO comparison to these tires!

Community Member: M151-LC

I have to say we have had great success with MAXXIS MUDDERS. You can’t beat the price on MAXXIS tires and we have yet to break a bead seal during any of the off road events we have competed in.

Living in North Texas we are in constant contact with Mesquite trees and the thorns on these trees can be lethal to tires.

Our Maxxis Tires had held their own, we have yet to loose a tire or even get a flat tire from any of the mesquite bushes and trees we have come up against, and man they are everywhere around where we trail near our home.

So Maxxis gets two thumbs up from Nate, Micki and I.

Community Member: 4WheelsOnline:

For me Goodyear MT/R… It is good in terms in any driving places and off-road too…

Goodyear is time tested and popular also…

Community Member: SamSmith

Different people have different priorities for their vehicles and they drive in different areas of the world. No tire will do it all.

Community Member: BroncoFreak

My vote goes to the Toyo M/T 35×14.5×15 I have had just about every off road tire from BFG AT & MT, Gumbo Mudders, Ground Hawg, TSL, Boggers, Goodyear Hummer Tires… Hands down the best all around performer has been the Toyo M/T Sand its been awesome, mud very good (boggers & Hawgs do better in mud) Mine are siped which has worked well on any slick condition, Ice and Snow they are unbelievable. They have really tough side walls so stand up good to trail puncturing, they wont be super flexy for you when aired down if you need that. Due to heavy sidewalls they tow rather well. They dont seem to chunk, but then I think that is more relative to how hard the individual likes to spin thier tires on unforgiving surfaces. Road manners are the best I’ve ever seen and they virtually don’t create any road noise. Again there are certainly better tires for each specific application but all around these are all you could ever ask for and all I’ll ever buy again! If weight is a concern these tires are heavy….

 

 

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