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A.K.A. Ty
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I think the Mud Kings are made by Michelin. Does anyone have them on their truck? I checked with my local tire shop and I can get a set of 285/75/16 Mud Kings for $745 while the BFG Mud Terrain is $1003. The tire guy said they get about the same treadwear and he will personally warranty them himself and replace them for free if there is irrepairable damage. He will also do free rotation and balancing every 5000 miles. Are the BFGs really worth the extra $258? I did in fact search, but I couldn't find any info on the Mud Kings in particular. Thanks.
 

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A.K.A. Ty
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That's what I thought too, but the guy at the tire shop said they were made by michelin. Hell, he drives a Honda Accord, what the hell does he know about mud tires?
 

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Have you considered Yokohama Geolander MT+? A set would run you about 800$. I have them, and they are awesome. They're awesome in mud...obviously, and they do rather well on the rocks, unless they're wet of course, the rocks that is. I haven't had a really good chance to test them out in the snow yet, but last night we had about a half inch on the roads and they seemed to hold on real well for mud tires.
 

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A.K.A. Ty
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I was thinking the Geolander might have a softer coumpound than I need and is too agressive for what I do. I have a Prerunner and I live in the flattest, hottest place in the country. I'm in South Mississippi and we don't have hills, rocks, snow, ice, or any other really treacherous terrain. All of my offroading is on realatively level trails and dirt roads with clay and "gumbo mud," which is why I'm getting a mud tire instead of an AT.
 

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I don't know about the Mud Kings, but, you hear guys all the time talking about getting 40-50k miles out of a set of BFG M/T's. That's great for a mud tire.
 

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A.K.A. Ty
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Those are the ones. I'd rather not order tires out of a catalog. I want to have the person who sold and installed them close by in case I have a problem. Plus, he will replace them for free if there is irrepairable damage and I get free rotation and balance all for $745. That kind of service is worth $145 more to me.

I've heard people talk about getting 40k on the Mud Kings on fullsize Chevys. I've also heard about some people getting 75k on a set of Goodyear MTRs with proper rotation and grandpa driving techniques. I can get both by Wednesday at the same place with the same service and warranty, I'd just rather save my $250 if there's no distinct advantage to the BFG.
 

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05TRDOffRoad said:
I was thinking the Geolander might have a softer coumpound than I need and is too agressive for what I do. I have a Prerunner and I live in the flattest, hottest place in the country. I'm in South Mississippi and we don't have hills, rocks, snow, ice, or any other really treacherous terrain. All of my offroading is on realatively level trails and dirt roads with clay and "gumbo mud," which is why I'm getting a mud tire instead of an AT.
If you live in hot climate then definitely do not get the Geolanders. I've read countless reviews of owners saying to avoid hot highway driving at all costs. The hot roads eats away at the soft compound too fast.
 

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A.K.A. Ty
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Alright, that might explain why we don't have any Yokahama dealers around here. It is extremely hot and extremely humid 9 months out of the year. I usually wear shorts from March through December.
 

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:preach:I know opinions are like a$$holes and we all have them.

My opinion - I would be embarrassed riding around on tires that said MUG KING on the side in huge white letters. :thumbsdow For a little extra money, to me any ways, its worth the little extra buying a name brand tire, especially on a newer truck. They are going to be on there for a couple of years, make sure you get something worth while.

Especially because you wont be the "MUD KING" with a 2 wheel drive.:disappoin

Not bashing the pre runner, cause thats what I have.:clap:
 

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i have the bfg mud terrains in the 265's and they are awesome, i mean a huge difference in the mud, there is times where i try to bog down and they wont let me. i have heard of the wild country and i dont think they are as good as the bfg's
 

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A.K.A. Ty
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Thanks for all your opinions guys. I was a little leary of having MUD KING in huge white letters on my brand new truck too. I've heard great things about the BFG MTs and not so much about the Mud Kings. I'll be going with the better known, more reputable BFG later this week. I'll post pictures and my opinions in the Show Your Truck thread when I get them on.
 

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A.K.A. Ty
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Okay. Sorry for all the confusion, but I just found out that my uncle has a good friend that is a Toyo dealer and can get me a really good deal on the Toyo Open Country MTs(probably about 10% over cost). Does anyone have any opinions on these? Even at regular price they're $5 cheaper than the BFG.
 

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05TRDOffRoad said:
Okay. Sorry for all the confusion, but I just found out that my uncle has a good friend that is a Toyo dealer and can get me a really good deal on the Toyo Open Country MTs(probably about 10% over cost). Does anyone have any opinions on these? Even at regular price they're $5 cheaper than the BFG.
I think that is a great option, search around and you'll find them on quite a few trucks...One red truck comes to mind from a few weeks ago.have you thought about flipping the MUD KINGS around to have no whitewall.How much would 10% over cost be for those Toyos?
 

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ONE: Mud Kings ARE BFGs according to multiple tire people I've spoken too. They're even listed as BFG Mud Kings on Summit Racing. So as far as quality goes you can be assured they're good tires... whether or not you want giant white mud king letters is a different story.

TWO: The Toyo Open Country tires are great tires. I had a set of the ATs and then moved up to the MTs with excellent results. The tread wear is great, and so is the traction. Toyo is a great company and most places offer really good warranties because of it. I've always wanted BFG MTs but because of the price, shied away. The Toyo's are a great alternative.
 

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jedi said:
ONE: Mud Kings ARE BFGs according to multiple tire people I've spoken too. They're even listed as BFG Mud Kings on Summit Racing. So as far as quality goes you can be assured they're good tires... whether or not you want giant white mud king letters is a different story.

TWO: The Toyo Open Country tires are great tires. I had a set of the ATs and then moved up to the MTs with excellent results. The tread wear is great, and so is the traction. Toyo is a great company and most places offer really good warranties because of it. I've always wanted BFG MTs but because of the price, shied away. The Toyo's are a great alternative.
I'm not disagreeing that they might be a good tire. But, I've heard the guy at the tire shop complaining about how hard they are to balance. So this might be something to keep in the back of your head when purchasing.
 

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the bfg mt's are proven winners. you can't go wrong with that if performance is what you want. to me, that is worth $200-300. the toyos may be a good alternative though is the price is right
 
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