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Old 05-28-2004, 06:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What do you think of dunlop mud tires?

What do you think of dunlop mud tires? I'm running a set of TSL's right now and I want to know how they would compare with the rocks and mud?
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Old 05-28-2004, 06:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Friend of mine ran em for a while. They tend to run short for their size, sure all tires do, but these were a bit worse. Think his 35's measured about 32.5. They wore like iron, because they were such a hard compound which is fine for milage but sucks for traction. Unless your getting a screaming deal and just need cheap tires, I'd stay away from em.
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Old 05-28-2004, 07:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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-suck ass in mud
-suck ass in rock
-good on street and dirt.

I ran a set on my old toyota and they did no better then my friends AT's in the mud, no where near keeping up with even a BFG MT, and as stated hard as rock = good for street but bad for wheelin.
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Old 05-28-2004, 07:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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They're decent tires. They ain't no TSL or even a BFG mud or MT/R, but they hold their own.
A buddy of mine has them and they do wear well.

Agreed on the shortness though. His 32x11.50s were only about 30.8" tall, although the 33x12.50 that he just got were right at 33" tall (a smidgen taller than my 33" MT/Rs even) I measured across the tires (not from the ground up). The tread is slightly more crowned than on the MT/R though.
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I've got 'em on my CJ7, and though they're definitely no MTR, they work 'okay' in the rocks. I've found that they just need to be aired down a little lower than normal (I run mine at about 8 psi on the trail).

It all depends on what you expect a tire to do I guess....
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Old 05-29-2004, 11:54 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 05-29-2004, 12:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I got some 35" on my toyota, they work good in the mud, I go way better than my buddys bfg's although his are 33's. Mine are quiet and ride smooth on the street. Work great for a wheeler/daily driver, and ya cant beat the price I paid $115 each at Sam's Club.
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Old 05-29-2004, 01:22 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Have 33's on yj. Tend to flat spot if left sitting for a few days. They do well in the rocks. I like them, will go with 35 dunlops when these wear out. Running them at 10 psi on the trail.
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Old 05-30-2004, 06:53 AM   #9 (permalink)
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mud=tractors or boggers.....
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I had the 35's on my 87 chevy. The wear better than any other tire I have had. I got 40,000 miles out of them and still had a little tread left when they came off. In the mud they worked just as well as pro comp muds and xterains. Good tire for the price if you stay out of the rocks.
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Old 05-31-2004, 10:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Tried to go through a mud patch when they were new and had to dig for an hour to get out. Took 'em off a week later and bought same size SXs. Went right through the same patch of mud. Not that those are comprable tires, but I'd never run them if I were going offroad at all.
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Just ran a set of 35"s through the con (well, loon entrance to spider then back out Wentworth) They did fine. They are not the best tire out there, but ride great on the street, no noise. Sidewalls are nothing to brag about but they held up great. They react well to low PSI (10-13) They are a great DD/wheeler tire. They ain't no TSL but they do good enough.

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Old 06-01-2004, 03:01 PM   #13 (permalink)
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HHHM so If I could pick up a set of new 33's for 70.00 a pop I take it, it would be worth it.
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Old 06-01-2004, 04:50 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I run 33" Dunlop RV's on my YJ. I took them on the Rubicon last week end. They are not the best for traction, but I did make it through. Where they really suck is in mud or snow. I had a set of bald 31" Desert Duelers (befoe I got my lift) that did better in snow. They are fine though for a DD.
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Old 06-04-2004, 11:40 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I had a set of the 33 Dunlop Mud Rovers on my 85 4Runner when I bought it, they had probably 90% tread on them. They were horrible on the street, EASILY spinning when I'd accelerate from an intersection when they'd hit the paint stripes. I couldn't even back up my steep cement driveway with momentum and a locker without locking the hubs and engaging 4WD!

Off-road was no better. Mud performance wasn't much better than an all-terrain tire, and in snow they're as worthless as a racing slick. WORST SNOW TIRE EVER! As a test, we unlocked one of my buddy's rear hubs (full floater in back) and he had no problem accelerating up our hill in the snow in 1-Wheel-Drive, while my 4Runner in 4-Wheel-Drive (no lockers at the time) could only slide BACKWARDS with all 4 wheels spinning.

Seriously, a bald BFG M/T is better than a new Dunlop! I replaced my Dunlops with a set of 36-inch Radial Iroks and couldn't be happier. Quieter on the street than the Dunlops, ride smoother on the highway, and are so insanely better on the trail. But for a good general purpose on/off road tire that's cheap, consider the TrXus M/T.
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