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My TrXus are almost worn out, and I would like to replace them next year. Question I have is which MT is the best for street use? I've had trouble with the TrXus wanting to slide around on wet pavement since most of the siping is gone. I've looked at the MT MTZ since it appears it is siped fairly well. Any opinions?

BTW, has anyone seen the new Interco M-16? It looks to be a rather aggressive AT tire. Any opinions as to how it would preform in snow/mud?:confused:
 

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I liked the cooper stt's alot, but I'm lovin these new BFG MT's. Can't tell the difference at the mall, but big difference offroad.
 

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You looked into the STT at all? I have almost 30k on them and they still have plenty of life left.
No, never looked at that tire. How is it in mud? The BFG AT's I'm running on the street now are about useless in mud, but great on the street. Only reason I bought them was my MT's were starting to slide around with ZERO warning on wet streets.

BTW, I looked at Interco's website info on the M-16's OMG are they proud of them...WoW!!!

I totally forgot about the Coopers. Thanks for the reminder.
 

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FWIW, I have gotten a good amount of life out of my Pro Comp MTs. I don't drive in a lot of rain, but some and they have done well.
 

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I have to admit I don't get out wheeling very often...that dang work thing.. you know. I do need a good MT since I do have to get out into muddy fields sometimes to haul a deer out of the woods.;-)

Basicly, I want a MT with excellent traction in mud/snow, but will handle wet streets without sliding around. The TrXus were fine when "new", but last fall I about swapped ends on a wet street without ANY warning at all. About scared the crap out of me, so I replaced them with the AT's.
 

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The TrXus were fine when "new", but last fall I about swapped ends on a wet street without ANY warning at all. About scared the crap out of me, so I replaced them with the AT's.

How worn were they when this happened? You said most of the siping was gone. Resiping costs about $10 a tire here (and nothing is cheap here), and it will make all the difference. Also, if they're worn past about 50%, I consider them done for off-road use. Tread depth is what makes a tire work in a lot of conditions. Anything under 30% is not good for anything but dry pavement...


Honestly, I'd say to stick with the TrXus.
 

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Bang for your buck....TrXus. I may go that way next time I buy tires too. The Pro-Comps I have now are great both on and off road, but the price of the TrXus tires are so much friendlier to my bank account! Of Coarse, if you're not too concerned about price, then Nitto would be a good choice
http://www.ok4wd.com/images/product/581/images/mudgrappler1.jpg
 

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How worn were they when this happened? You said most of the siping was gone. Resiping costs about $10 a tire here (and nothing is cheap here), and it will make all the difference. Also, if they're worn past about 50%, I consider them done for off-road use. Tread depth is what makes a tire work in a lot of conditions. Anything under 30% is not good for anything but dry pavement...


Honestly, I'd say to stick with the TrXus.
I's say they are about 50% worn. Tread depth is right at 7-8 32nds. New they are 19/32's I think. I've looked at having them siped at Discount Tire.

I see Pro Comp is having their buy 3 get the 4th free sale.
 

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I have at least 50% tread left on my TrXus MTs, and they still slide on warm, wet roads without much warning at all. Honestly, I'd say after they were about 70%, they started to lose their siping abilities. And I don't drive fast at all, we just have very windy, very steep roads around these parts. I love the price of them, though, but they haven't worn all that well either, so I'm leaning toward the Cooper STTs when I purchase a new set in the coming months.
 

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I did some research on the Internet before buying my lift, wheels and tires. I decided on the BFG 32x11.5 Mud Terrain.
I knew I wanted the mud terrain and not the all terrain. I don't want to get stuck. I knew they'd be noisy, but it's a 4x4.

This is how I knew...



My first 4x4 back in 1983. I loved these tires, 36.5" I don't recall the brand or the width, but my truck sure turned heads. Now my Jeep does. Functional and pretty.
 

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I had many sets of trxus mt's. They always gave me headaches. My first set for the xj were impossible to balance and very out of round. The 2nd set was much better but one tire was out of round. I had 2 sets of these on the TJ too. 2nd set was terrible when i had them installed. They would NOT balance. The 1st set was the only set that was actually good. I will not buy these again, but i will admit they are an excellent performing tire off road and on road as well, just ride like @$%@.

My next tire will be the new BFG MT's.

Those new m16's remind me of the thornbirds, but with the blocks in a different pattern. i would rather wait for a few reviews on them first.
 

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i have the STT's too love the performance and look but i didnt rotate or balance mine enough so i have 2 with zero tread and 2 with about 50%.

I am actually going to buy the old style STT's from my bro (95% tread $250)
 

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i hate them but i think the best mud terrain for the street is bfg mud terrain...but i will ove goodyears mtr any day

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Ok I had a set of Trxus M/T didnt balance very well, didnt stay balanced wore fast. Hated them for that, awesome offroad. Goodyears MTR's good driving tire crappy in the mud over priced. I'm currently running Kumho KL71 M/T's so far my favotite tire, great in the snow,mud and do very well in the rocks. Very little weight to balance them. We are a Tire Rack/Ben Tire dealer at the dealership I work. Sell lots of BFG M/T's great all around tire have weak sidewalls in the rocks. Cooper STT great tire all around, definetly worth a look. By the way Mickey Thompson tires are made by Cooper. ProComps wear fast, soft compounds. I would also look into Firestone Destination M/T's been selling these with great results. So I guess if I were looking I would say Kumho,Cooper or Firestone. I have great results selling with these.
The new M16 Swamper, again balance issue and same compond as Trxus.
 

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i hate them but i think the best mud terrain for the street is bfg mud terrain...but i will ove goodyears mtr any day

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I love MT/Rs, but, they ain't a mud tire. Honestly, I'd run MT/Rs on a streeted rig hands down, as long as I knew I'd never see much (if any) mud. I streeted my 37" MT/Rs for a while. And I've got a set of small ones on my dodgy-pile.
 

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I ran the cooper s\t on my old tj great all around traction pouring down rainstorm or off road in the mud exellent tread life had about 45 thousand miles still a little tread left.I just got a new set of cragar rims so now I'm looking for some new tires as well maxxis bighorn sounds good no local shops sell them though.
 

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Up until a week ago I was running the STT's on mine and had about 27K on them and still had over half tread, the only reason I got rid of them is I ditched the 31" tires for 33" but my friend who's Jeep we just lifted (you can see the tires in the build up section) Put them on his and they are still at like 12/32. I only ever got Stuck in the mud with them once and on the rocks they Shine brighter than the sun. Rain and SNow were never a problem either
 
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