So a pretty common question from people is what tire to buy, whether it be your first truck or just wanting a change of pace when it comes to tires, I’m going to do my best here to kind of give some insight on my favorite tires and other tires I have heard about. When it comes to tires though it hard to say exactly what you would need so be sure to do some research into a tire brand before you buy because rubber can get expensive. That being said, I’ll cover a few types of categories like mud tires or all around.
So I’m going to start with my specialty, that being mud tires, I’ve had a few that I’ve personally tested and that my buddies have used, of all of them I’d have to say that I would definitely recommend BFG mud terrain T/A km2. These tires preform really well in the mud and the snow but don’t kill you too much on the road, they have good lug spacing and you can get decent miles out of them I’d say you could probably get 20 to 25 thousand area. They also look pretty good but, with that they are relatively loud on the road especially when the tread gets low. Now if you have just a sport off roader that you don’t drive the road too much then I obviously tell you to go TSL, specifically the super swamper or bogger, if you have a jeep maybe a set of buckshots. Remember that this brand of tires is designed for off road use your probably looking at 10 to 15 thousand miles a tire maybe 20 for a buckshot and they will run you upwards of 350 400 dollars per tire versus 250 for BFG but for other options I know Maxxis bighorns are good and surprisingly firestone destination mud tires are good. Lastly I think that Nitto mud grapplers look bad ass and I’ve heard good things about the performance, but for the money might as well just get TSLs.
If your just looking for a good all around tire hands down Goodyear Wrangler Radial, I had these on my Dakota and I swear you can put endless miles on them. Tread runs out no worries they are cheap too, you will never slip in the snow and they pull pretty good in the mud too, and they are quite on the road. If you have a small truck, buy this tire you will not be disappointed. Aside from that firestone is a pretty safe bet too. (I don’t like toyo so that’s why i haven’t mentioned them yet.) but for sand and shit toyo are good not to familiar with them though so not much help there.
If your looking for motorcycle or tractor tires i will get an article out soon for those and will probably spend more time going into depth about specific mud tires, i just want to let a few people know what my personal preferances are, also comment or message me if your interested in rims because I’ve done endless research on rims too.
Keep on muddin’-Joe