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    mud tyres

    Hi i was wondering whether it is worth getting mud tyres just for the looks, because i only get a chance togo bush maybe once a month, so most of the driving is on road but just love the look of the muddies, i have heard they are a softer rubber is that true, how long would they last compared to an A/T?
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    I think you would be surprised how long a good set will last though mate.

    A set of BF muddies will last a long time. Once a month going off road is quite regular so it would be a good investment I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AB View Post
    I think you would be surprised how long a good set will last though mate.

    A set of BF muddies will last a long time. Once a month going off road is quite regular so it would be a good investment I think.
    X2 mate - you should still get a solid 50-60000 out of a set depending on how you drive it, and the benefits off road are well worth the compromise.

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    Get 5 muddies and rotate every 10,000. I do mine every 5,000
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    A few mates (including myself) use the Cooper STT's. They are a fairly hard and long lasting tyre but are really good in the mud. A mate put his on a bit before me and has done 16000 k's and worn 2mm off the front and 4mm off the rear. This is with about 60% black top, 5% gravel roads and 35% flooring it in the mud/rocks/gravel pits. The Cooper STT's should see you into the 60,000k's mark. There is a fine line between the BFG's and the Cooper STT's and usually comes down to personal preference. Keeping the correct tyre pressure will help get the most out of your tyres.
    An off road tyre will do both jobs better than an on road tyre.
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    x2 of all above..go for the muddies mate.

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    Hey Pirate, I run muddies on mine and haven't had too much off-road in the last couple of months but as said before benefits are worth it.
    I rotates every 5000 as well and wear is really good. I have Maxxis Bighorns and hardly got any wear in them after about 15k kms
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    What is the onroad traction like in the wet with the muddies?
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    Onroad is ok, you just have to remember that you are driving with mud tyres on and that they can be a bit more slippery in the wet. All comes down to a bit of common sense
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreaseMonkee View Post
    What is the onroad traction like in the wet with the muddies?
    Depends on the tire. I have KM2s on my Patrol and so far it brakes fine on wet roads, including panic stops. (I have not done a panic stop from highway speed in the rain but there are not many places to drive at highway speed where I live.) It helps if you drive like an old man. At least that is how I justify it.

    I also hear good things about Kumho KL71s on wet tarmac. Whatever you do, if you have to ask "do I need muddies?" do NOT buy tires that get sloppy on wet asphalt. No point in getting someone hurt because you bought more tire than you need.

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