Tire Spotlight: Mud Tires

Friday, January 13, 2012 by Ben Rooney
The following are three of the top choices in the Off-Road Maximum Traction performance category, often known informally as mud tires.

BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2
BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A
KM2
Firestone Destination M/T
Firestone Destination
M/T
Dick Cepek Crusher
Dick Cepek
Crusher

Currently rated at the top of our survey results is the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2. BFGoodrich is one of the biggest names in off-road traction and for good reason. They have years of experience building tires for off-road racing as well as the consumer market. The KM2 incorporates some of the best attributes of the old T/A KM, along with some of the technology and design of the more specialized Krawler T/A. The result is a tire that excels in a wide variety of off-road conditions. 

A perennial favorite and currently rated second in our Tire Survey Results, is the Firestone Destination M/T. An aggressive tread pattern comprised of deep lugs and aggressive side biters combines with surprisingly good road manners to make a set of Firestone SUV tires (also designed for pickup trucks) that have been extremely popular and successful. For additional traction on ice and packed snow, the Destination M/T can be studded. 

My personal favorite in the category is the Dick Cepek Crusher. The skull and bones tread pattern is certainly not for the introverts of the world, but it's both fun and effective. Available exclusively in extra large sizes aimed primarily at off-roaders and lifted vehicles, there has not been enough miles reported on this tire for it to show up on our survey averages. So far, the customer feedback that we have received is almost universally positive. A set of these Dick Cepek tires combines exceptional traction and off-road prowess with noise and road manners that are by no means subdued, but more civilized than their wild appearance might imply. 

Comments on Tire Spotlight: Mud Tires

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by Joey Mills:
I got a 97 Nissan hard body and I need a 14" mud tire. They are hard to find. I love this tire. How can I find 2 to go on a 2WD??
Thursday, September 26, 2013 by Zachary Daniels:
i need a good set of off road tires for my 98 Silverado 4x4 but don't have the money for the size i'd prefer to get 31's... i need a suggestion on what tire to get. prefer to get 265/70/16.
Monday, October 21, 2013 by Brandy:
mud tires sz 265-75-16

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