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mud tires or all terrain

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by dodgeguy99, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. dodgeguy99

    dodgeguy99 Senior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 272

    hello all i am looking for a new set of tires for my 99 ram 2500 i really want to run a mud tire but i have heard they suck for plowing because mud tires are bad on ice and icy surfaces. is anybody out there plowing with a mud tire? if i dont get mud tires i think i am going to get bfg all terrains. i do quite a bit of off roading year round and i need a tire that is good in deep snow and mud yet still be ok for plowing. how are the bfg all terrains in the really deep snow? i have heard there not that great in deep mud but i think i can live with that
     
  2. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Personally I would go with the BF Goodrich ATs. I think you will be much happier with them when plowing. I hear they are bad on packed snow as well. I had a set of BF Goodrich ATs on a 2WD Ranger. The thing was unstoppable in deep snow. I drove it about 2 miles on back roads with 16" of snow and has very little problems. that is with a light truck with 2WD. They will be my next set of tires on my F250.
     
  3. CAT 245ME

    CAT 245ME PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    Well it is a known fact that a MT tire isnt good on ice, but even still that didnt stop me from putting BFG's MT's (31x10.50R15) on my 85 chevy plow truck, not great on icy surfaces but I like them in deep snow, with the larger lugs they dont clog up with snow and for myself I go offroad with the truck as well as at work were I am in a construction site all day. Another good choice for an MT tire is the Firestone destination MT tires, they are very affordable, I plan to buy a set of them this spring (285/75R16) for my 86 Sierra.
     
  4. I hate BFGs they wear out too fast! I use the most aggressive tread tire I can find for my plow trucks and have for years I also get them siped that seems to help in slick stuff. For my money I really like the mud style wranglers. I got a set of BFGs on my truck right now only cause some thief stole my good tires and I had these laying around as soon as I get some Xtra dough I am getting another set of wranglers.No BFGs for me!! Those wranglers are made by goodyear I have had a couple of sets and I love them!
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2007
  5. dodgeguy99

    dodgeguy99 Senior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 272

    another thing i forgot to ask you guys is do you know of any mud tires that accept studs and where is a good place to buy tire studs
     
  6. Those goodyear wrangler MTs accept studs!
     
  7. dodgeguy99

    dodgeguy99 Senior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 272

    did u have studs and if so where did u buy them
     
  8. Yes I got them at discount tire with studs. I had 2 toyotas with those tires and they went almost 50k granted its a light truck.I also bought them for my plow truck and they got stolen with my centerlines after I only put 15k on them so I didnt have a chance to see how far they would go. Like I said I am getting another set as soon as I can afford them They were about 140 a piece siped and studded
     
  9. dodgeguy99

    dodgeguy99 Senior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 272

    the reason i ask where to buy tire studs is because they are ilegal in mn and i think i would have to buy them online somewhere
     
  10. Really! I didnt know they were illegal up there. How about mail order dont know what the cost would be but at least you could get studs with them.Or how about a package deal out of one the 4by mags
     
  11. dodgeguy99

    dodgeguy99 Senior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 272

    a friend told me they were illegal and i believe him because i have never seen them anywhere in mn
     
  12. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,457

    Yup, studs are illegal to ues in MN..

    I like the BFG's At/ko and the Duller A/t revo.
     
  13. dodgeguy99

    dodgeguy99 Senior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 272

    snowfarmer how much snow have you guys been getting up there???
     
  14. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,457

    Not much, I bet you have more.....
    We have about 3"to 4" on the ground and only 20" so far this season.

    If you are looking for some snow you will need to go to the U.P. Ashland, Ironwood area.
     
  15. dodgeguy99

    dodgeguy99 Senior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 272

    ya i have only been out plowing 4 times and only 2 of those times were decent snowfalls.
     
  16. cornbinder

    cornbinder Senior Member
    Messages: 348

    BFG's where out to fast,eh? well your not suppost to put em on a truck that the ball joints are ready to fall out of!!! i've got bfg's on all my trucks and my 94 ford has over 44,000 miles since i put them on and i'm sure i'll make it to 60k before it'll need new ones. the only way your wearing out bfg's permaturely is a wore out front end, don't ever rotate tires or do long extended burnout's!! dude your doing something wrong. later, pete
     
  17. 60k HUH? Sounds like you better stick with your BFGs,I am going to use what works for me. dude.
     
  18. jonzer12

    jonzer12 Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 31

    I have had many sets of MT tires, have finally arrived at Toyo Open country M/T's.
    They are not cheap but do some reading on the web and decide for yourself.
     
  19. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    It can't be that hard.

    Maybe it's just me, but if you want to go muddin then get a good M/T, if you want to plow snow then get a good A/T.
     
  20. NE MICH PLOWBOY

    NE MICH PLOWBOY Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    a budddy of mine has bfg's and is at about 70,000 on a 3/4 ton dodge diesel, given there isn't much left to them but they still grab to plow with. on one of our other plow trucks we are running mud king xt's, they are the best tires of seen, and not to bad for price, 500 mounted and balanced last year at belle tire. they arent brand name or anything, but they grab and clean better tahn almost anything ive seen. everybody else in town pretty much runs dayton timberline m/t's, which seem to be pretty decent also. not to many guys with a/t's around here, but a few