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waterhorse 02-26-2019 08:31 PM

I just bought a set of the Mud Grapplers in the 38x15.5xr15 for my DD Bronco about three weeks ago. I'll give you my opinion. I have run "Dirt Grips", "Baja MTZ" and the "SSR" on this truck in the same size. (The first two are not made anymore)

The Nitto's are the loudest when new. All the others were pretty quiet when new and get louder as they ware. These are fairly loud brand new. It's not real objectionable, kind of sounds like an airplane. I hope they don't get louder as they age.

They are also the smoothest running.

I have no balance weights on them and they appear to not need it. The Swampers and Dirt Grips definitely need balanced.

As far as off road, I haven't done much yet. I did drive through a scrap yard after a rain storm that had about 2' of mud. I was in 2WD and thought I might need to lock the wheels, but they worked great. I was pulling a heavy trailer that I'm not sure if that hurt or helped. Lots of weight on the tongue. They don't really look as aggressive as in pictures. But seem to get pretty good traction.

As far as snow, they seem to do great in the deepest Florida snow.

weswes01 02-27-2019 06:34 AM

So a Case of beer still goes out to anyone who can find an AT405 connection in the US or Canada.

They could be sold under Lakesea, Waystone, Dino, or Nokian. I’m seeing them for sale on alibaba.com for $200 a piece.

Maybe someone has buying experience through them??

WILLD420 03-02-2019 04:57 PM

How much money you got to invest. At $200 per tire, 100 tire minimum, you need $20,000 plus the ride and duties. At $300 per tire, you would have to sell 75-80 tires (20 sets) to cover the costs. Do you think we can find 20 guys to buy a set of 4 or 16 guys to buy a set of 5?

That's not much margin to get someone to import them. Not when they can sell Swampers and make the same money with no risk for returns and blems.

WILLD420 03-02-2019 05:25 PM

Search by this, you will find them.

Lakesea snow off road arctic truck tire at405

WILLD420 03-02-2019 05:34 PM

Search by this, you will find them.

Lakesea snow off road arctic truck tire at405

weswes01 03-09-2019 07:01 PM

I was able to find a few sellers who were had 4 piece minimum orders. They all had strange responses though. A few said that the tires were a new design and not ready yet

Even if these tires were being sold under a different name, they are still coming from the same place.... Ill keep trying.

ToyotaJeep 03-10-2019 12:35 PM

Personally I like this size the best of all I have ran. Tall and wide and works well. Hard to find tires in this size though. My Toyo experiments are not going well here....winter is on the down hill here so I am not worried about it, but I would like to get something better down the road.

Keep us in the loop.

ToyotaJeep 03-10-2019 12:40 PM

AT405 Radial > 4x4 Off Roads! 4x4 Off Roads

Some information here that may be useful. Compared to my old favorites, the Gumbo MM.

Interesting.

weswes01 12-28-2019 08:12 AM

I’ve seen that site before. I have been talking to a supplier. I can get a 20’ container of these tires for under $200 a piece... plus shipping.

Does anyone know of tire shop that wants to supply these? I’ll see what shipping is going to cost

86chevyjoe 12-28-2019 11:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by weswes01 (Post 44743242)
Iíve seen that site before. I have been talking to a supplier. I can get a 20í container of these tires for under $200 a piece... plus shipping.

Does anyone know of tire shop that wants to supply these? Iíll see what shipping is going to cost

Iím interested. I know a lot of snow wheelers up here in WA who would buy a set.

weswes01 12-31-2019 09:21 AM

Do you know someone that will accept that many tires?

YotaAtieToo 01-04-2020 09:19 AM

Man the rim protector just about kills it for me. I've had tires with them before that would burp air like crazy at anything below 6 lbs. Hopefully these don't have the same fate.

What do you need a rim protector on a dedicated snow tire for?

Hoe many fit in a container or what's the total price?

weswes01 01-05-2020 10:14 PM

I have not heard about bead seating issues. I do know that they have a very soft sidewall, which probably helps the bead staying seated.

I don’t know an exact quantity. I just know they are about $200 a tire before shipping.
It’s i kinda hard to email the Chinese lol.

Arctic trucks wanted $700 a tire.

YotaAtieToo 01-05-2020 11:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by weswes01 (Post 44755462)
I have not heard about bead seating issues. I do know that they have a very soft sidewall, which probably helps the bead staying seated.

I donít know an exact quantity. I just know they are about $200 a tire before shipping.
Itís i kinda hard to email the Chinese lol.

Arctic trucks wanted $700 a tire.

OK, well I figured you could fit roughly 100 tires in a container, hard to calculate, because of how they could be nested and compressed, but whatever.

100 tires is $20k and you need to sell 20 to 25 sets.

I'd think you'd have to sell them around $400 ea to get enough buyers, but that could potentially double your money.

It just depends on if you have the time, patience and money to do it.


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