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Old December 2nd, 2005, 01:54 PM
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Mud terrain retreads from www.high-tec-retreading.com I have had them on for several months now and just got back from running a trail in the northern Saline Valley that took 2 days to cover and encountered tire shredding lava rock and shale. The tires did great even at low psi. I have posted info on the site before but I am 100% sold on these tires. At $60 each I am even more in love with them. BTW I got the OTR MUD
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Old December 2nd, 2005, 07:10 PM
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Mud terrain retreads from www.high-tec-retreading.com I have had them on for several months now and just got back from running a trail in the northern Saline Valley that took 2 days to cover and encountered tire shredding lava rock and shale. The tires did great even at low psi. I have posted info on the site before but I am 100% sold on these tires. At $60 each I am even more in love with them. BTW I got the OTR MUD
Very interesting! Does anybody else have experience with these? How do they do on scorching-hot asphalt in the summer? I live in South Texas and I'm wondering if they can withstand high temps and highway speeds.

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Old December 5th, 2005, 10:08 AM
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These are awesome in mud....
Simex re-mould copies 238/85R16

But probably won't make much difference in a situation like this
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Old December 5th, 2005, 12:57 PM
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SSRs on the 90
Those who have Intercos (preferably in 285/75 size)...
...would you please send me a pic of the truck with those tires fitted?

Or post it here as well...

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These are awesome in mud....
Simex re-mould copies 238/85R16

But probably won't make much difference in a situation like this
They don't look to be doing too well in the second pic!
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Old December 5th, 2005, 02:14 PM
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They don't look to be doing too well in the second pic!
The truck in the second pic wasn't fitted with them........hence the stuck situation

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They're not always infallable though

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To get back on track....this is what I run for off-roading in mud
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That looks yummy.
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I'm running IROK Radials. They're great in the mud. I haven't deflated on rocks yet, but I'm hoping they perform.
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Old December 5th, 2005, 05:29 PM
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That looks yummy.
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Well I have run a lot different tires on lots of vehicle.

The 90 is on 285 mtr now and they are perfect for it I think.

Also own or owned:
BFG MT 255 (Dodge pickup)
BFG AT 295 (Dodge pickup)
Super Swamper TSL 42" 78 (f-250)
Super Swamper SSR 37" (101 fc)
toyo MT 315 Dodge pickup
Goodyear work horse bias 7.50x16 (65 2a 88")
as well as may other not worth mentioning.

If I were reshoeing the 90 right now I would think about trying the toyo mt. We have run them in a 37 on a jeep and they outperform 37 mtrs on the same rig. the undisputed champ is the 42 tsl but I don't see fitting a 42 on my 90 ever
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-I am currently running Nitto Terra Grappler AT's on my D2. (love them for on road and some off road, but not mud)
-Interco Super Swamper SSR's on my RRC. (best off road tire I have ever used, it is purely a great tire)
And Goodyear MTR's on the D90 (can't say much for them in mud, but good everywhere else)
I also have a set of BFG AT's that I switch out between the RRC and D90. (favorite AT's ever)

I like the Nittos, the SSR's, and the BFG AT's. I hate the MRT's. They suck in mud, but are good on everything else and good on road. My favorite MT is the Interco TrXus MT's. They are great tires.

In TN the MTR's don't do much. We have a lot of rock with lots of mud on top of it and they just don't work at all in that type stuff. I went wheeling one day in the 90 with the MRT's and got so pissed off that when I got back I bought the SSR's and never looked back.

I have also run BFG MT's and some other MT's and AT's and those tires above are probally my top five tires ever.
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Old December 16th, 2005, 12:45 AM
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I have run BFG ATs, Goodyear Wranglers and BFG Mt Km's. If you are looking for a good all around tire I do not think the BFG AT can be beat. Of course, the MT is so much better off road. I currently run three sets of MT kms and love their all around performance (D-90, Series 3 and Jeep tj).

I new tire by, gulp, Firestone has just hit the market and has received very favorable reviews. I know two people who are running the 285 version of this tire on their 90's and love them. I can't recall the name now but you can see the tire on their website. Just a thought if you are looking for something new/different on a budget.....

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I have run BFG ATs, Goodyear Wranglers and BFG Mt Km's. If you are looking for a good all around tire I do not think the BFG AT can be beat. Of course, the MT is so much better off road. I currently run three sets of MT kms and love their all around performance (D-90, Series 3 and Jeep tj).

I new tire by, gulp, Firestone has just hit the market and has received very favorable reviews. I know two people who are running the 285 version of this tire on their 90's and love them. I can't recall the name now but you can see the tire on their website. Just a thought if you are looking for something new/different on a budget.....

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