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Old 05-05-2003, 10:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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mud kings

looking to buy new tires and was wondering if you guys think that the mud kings are worth the money. suggestions would be nice also.
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Old 05-05-2003, 11:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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they run like bfg muds, if you do alot of mud wheeling i would stay away from them. They should be fine for a dd thou.
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They are worth the money, great deal in fact. Here's the downside: 2 ply sidwalls allow for great sidewall flex, but very vulnerable to sidewall tears. Mostly with rock crawlin. However, you can get the roadside warranty with them.

They are smaller on average than most 33's and 35's, tread wear in fairly fast compared to BFG's. But then again, $115 for a 35 is prety darn cheap.

Road manners are very nice, tire is fairly quite.
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Old 05-05-2003, 01:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The lugs aren't very deep, I don't expect mine to last much more than 12K or 15K miles. They're OK on mud, really good on rock. I haven't cut one yet. Won mine in a Raffle. They are fairly quiet on the highway, real nice for my DD.
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they suck. all the noise of a swamper with none of the performance.
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i have them right now... they have good sidewall flex, but the tread isn't real deep. i'm not sure about ZAKK's experience with them, but neither of my 2 sets thus far have made much sound at all. not the best tire in the world, but worth the money. i'd recommend them for sand, some mud and minor rock crawling... a good DD/weekend wheeler tire.
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Have you thought of Goodyear MT/Rs?
They were ranked 3rd in a mud tire test in Peterson's or the regular Four Wheeler behind the Swampers.
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I run em, no complaints whatsoever and it is the quitest mud I have ran..
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I have a new set of 31"s for sale. $300 with new rims mounted and balanced. May seperate.
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they suck. all the noise of a swamper with none of the performance
You don't know what you're talkin about!

One other thing, is that they work very well in the snow.

Brandon, I still disagree with you as I have for about 3 years now. Your Jeep has General Grabbers, not Mud Kings!
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No complaints, good tire for the $. They work well in mud and rocks, and on the street they handle OK and are quiet for a mud tire.
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I've been running mine for over 4.5 years, and it's a DD! I do have a short drive to work though. I'm in the market right now for a new set. I would estimate that it has about 2-3k left before they have to go. I'm not one to run a tire until they're bald either. Typically (especially with cheap tires), there is a trade off between traction and wear. A long wearing tire will typically have a harder compound. Mud Kings seem to be such a tire. The only bad thing I have to say about the Mud Kings is that they have a tendency to chunk in rocks. Otherwise, they wear excellent, they are quiet, the sidewalls flex nicely, and they provide reasonable traction. And here are my thoughts on traction, the Mud Kings are pretty good, but I would rather break traction than axles! They've taken me just about anywhere I've wanted to go. I usually run between 10-13 psi.

In a nutshell, I'd recommend them for the average wheeler. I'd really like the MT/Rs for myself, but I'm keeping the MKs in the back of my mind.
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I'm running them 4 used for $200 and I'm not bitching. They flex great I just have to watch where I'm putting those sidewalls and where I can spin them.
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ever thougth about the General mud terrains. i had a set of 33 on my full size bronco. they cost me $105 each. when i bought them but that was about 2 years ago .. but at the time they were good for the money.. just another option for you.
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i run 33" mud kings.. can't complain but those 2ply sidewalls scare me..
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Have you thought of Goodyear MT/Rs?
They were ranked 3rd in a retarded-ass article. You should buy them based on that.
I fixed it for you. Anyone who would rank an MT/R over ANY swaper (except maybe that STS pos) needs their head examined. ALL RADIAL LT TIRES SUCK IN MUD.

That said, I don't like mud kings. Too weak to run in rocks, and too, well, radial mall-terrain-type to be a good mud tire.

Don't get me wrong, Mike, I ran MT/Rs and liked them. But they suck ass in mud. Lots of ass.
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