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I have a '98 Ram Quad Cab 4x4. I'm in the market for new tires. I'm looking at either BFG MT's, Goodyear MTR's, Dunlop Radial Mud Rover's, Pro Comp MT's, or Super Swamper SSR Radial's in 305/70R16 size. I drive mosty on pavement, but I do frequent sand and mud. Does anyone have experience with any of these 5 tires on a larger tuck? My #1 concern is tread life. I want a tire that will last me more than 8,000 miles (like my Super Swamper STS Radials). Wet weather also very important, as I'm living in North Carolina now. Snow and ice will be a factor next winter, as I will be back in Michigan.
 

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I myself am running SSR's right now only have about 1000-1500 miles on yhem so far and no sighs of wear.I have headre nothing but good things about these so far,a buddy of mine is using Trxus MT's on a 01 1500 for about a year now with the same results no complaints.
 

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Well wet weather snow and ice rule out the BFG's, the Dunlops, and the Pro Craps. Either the MTR or the SSR. Mostly sand I'd say MTR, mostly mud I'd say SSR. If you want the best of both worlds get the baja claw radial, awesome in sand and mud and good road manners too, as far as mileage goes, the baja claw radials will be between the MTR and SSR
 

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also check out this months Four Wheeler. they did a tire test of 6 tires for general use, and there are some tires that u didnt mention that have the qualities ur looking for.

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The bfg's are unbelieveable with wear, 140 miles a day 5 day's a week for a year, they still look new.

I live in NY we see snow from 3" to 2' i have never been stuck, i also drive my truck like it's a road car i have no complaints of traction or silly little quirps in turns wet, dry, or snow.
 

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These are AT's and i gotta say the wear is unbelieveable, i was running the DC's before and i would have went thru 2 sets of those already
 

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I have to agree that the BFG's have been pretty damn good in everything I have thrown against them so far. They are awesome on road, and awesome in sand, dirt and snow. Mud they leave a little to be desired, but they are the best AT in the mud.
Honestly I can't understand why you don't like the BFG MT's 85 RC. My cousin has been running a set of 32x11.50x15's for two years and 30K miles. He still has over half of his tread left, and he swears by them. They are way quieter than swampers, but won't do quite as well in the muck.
According to the last issue of 4wor magazine, they did the best of the MT tires.
 

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1 more thing i would watch those dunlops man they got some heavy heavy tires
 

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Bogie said:
I myself am running SSR's right now only have about 1000-1500 miles on yhem so far and no sighs of wear.I have headre nothing but good things about these so far,a buddy of mine is using Trxus MT's on a 01 1500 for about a year now with the same results no complaints.
How is the road noise on your SSR's? Do you do alot of highway driving?
 

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There deffinely not as bad as I thought thet would be :) Really there ok you do hear them but it only takes alittle radio volume to make that go away.
 

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Honestly I can't understand why you don't like the BFG MT's 85 RC. .
According to the last issue of 4wor magazine, they did the best of the MT tires.
First off I have nothing against the BFG MT's, but I've never had them and probably never will because there are tires out that that are better. I said that he should shy away from any of those MT type tires I listed because of the ice and wet weather. MT's and the listed weather types don't mix well because of there lack of siping.
Next, for the article, I'm assuming that you mean that the swampers were on top, not the BFG's. Because the BFG's finished in 3rd for that mud test.
 

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From what I've seen about the SSR's, they do have siping. Is it functional, or does it seem like it's there just so they can say it is, to make it seem like a better tire?
 

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The siping does work quite well I have had almost no problems in snow or rain (once in a verry cold snow where most was ice they would spin alot but still controlable)
 

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That's good to hear, I just ordered a set of the SSR's, they should be here next week. Sweet! New Tires!
 

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I have driven right next to Bogie at a few speeds and i didn't hear them, man i remember those 44 mud tires not only did i hear them but half the neighborhood, but i would say there incredibly quiet for there aggressive design
 

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The bfg's are unbelieveable with wear, 140 miles a day
5 day's a week for a year, they still look new.

I live in NY we see snow from 3" to 2' i have never been stuck, i also drive my truck like it's a road car i have no complaints of traction or silly little quirps in turns wet, dry, or snow.
Exactly.

33x12.50 BFG AT....The best thing for snow since chains.
I have close to 9,000 miles on mine right now...I drive a VERY curvy road to work...and I drive it like I'm late for a date with Brittany Spears...108 miles per day....they still look brand new.

At first I was sceptical because they were so damn expensive but now I'll never own another tire for a commuting truck.
 

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Dodge 85 RC said:
dodge8564 said:
Honestly I can't understand why you don't like the BFG MT's 85 RC. .
According to the last issue of 4wor magazine, they did the best of the MT tires.
First off I have nothing against the BFG MT's, but I've never had them and probably never will because there are tires out that that are better. I said that he should shy away from any of those MT type tires I listed because of the ice and wet weather. MT's and the listed weather types don't mix well because of there lack of siping.
Next, for the article, I'm assuming that you mean that the swampers were on top, not the BFG's. Because the BFG's finished in 3rd for that mud test.
Yes, but they finished better than any of the other Mud Terrain tires. That is what I meant, sorry to confuse ;D
Basically if the truck is used on the road alot, then I would recommend them over swampers of any kind.
 

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I have the BFG AT’s 33x12.5x15. They have an excellent life span and do real good in the sand and water. I don’t have a lot of experience with them in real muddy environments. I live in Arizona and put a lot of miles on them in the summer when road temperatures are over 150 degrees and they still last! If you shop around they are usually cheaper than some of the other brands. They are a great tire for the price. There isn’t one tire that’s going to do everything. Prioritize your driving habits by the percent that the tire will be doing a specific job. Then find a tire based on that and your budget. For example 85% highway 14% sand 1%mud, with a budget of $150 a tire equals Brand X. Just my two cents.
Streak-O-Lean
 
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