If spend much time off road you probably have looked into purchasing off road tires. There are many varieties of off road tires to choose because of the many different types of off road terrain. Some of these types include mud tires, Swamp tires, rock-climbing tires, and gravel tires. For those who drive through deep mud, there are many brands options made specifically for this type of terrain.
It is worth noting that truck mud tires perform very poorly on paved surfaces and wear down quickly if driven on the street. They also give the driver a bumpy and noisy ride on the street. If you are considering buying off road mud tires, it would be wise to use them for exactly that, muddy terrain, and not much else.
When driven in mud they are unmatched in performance. This is because their tread design offers wider and deeper spacing between the lugs, which greatly reduces mud accumulation. They are also a slightly wider giving you better traction and buoyancy in slippery mud conditions.
Some of the most popular mud tire manufactures are BF Goodrich, Interco, Dunlop, Bridgestone, Goodyear, Firestone, Michelin, Nitto, Mickey Thomson, and Pro Comp. You can do a search on the Internet to find which brands have the best customer ratings and reviews, and which ones will work best for your truck.
First you will need to determine the right height mud tire for your 4×4 truck. This means you will have to find out the maximum height your truck can handle. You will need to check with the manufacturer of your vehicle. Some tire places can input the details of you truck into their computer system and tell you what your trucks capabilities are. You can also install lift and/ or body kits to raise the truck, allowing for larger mud terrain tires.
In our present economy saving a few bucks is more important than ever; however, I would not recommend settling for the lowest quality of mud tire you can find. If you search around on the Internet and local tire companies you will frequently find great deals on mud tires. Particularly on Internet sites since local stores usually carry small selections of mud tires. Try looking at places like 4wheelonline.com Mud tires can cost you between $120 – $220 per tire but if you buy them in a set of four it will save you money, maybe somewhere around $600 – $700 for a set of four. If you are a newbie and just want to see if mud tires are for you consider buying used mud tires or a set of cheap mud tires but if you plan on doing heavy off roading you will want to look for a quality over cheap truck tires.
Finding quality mud tires cheap will take a little time and effort on your part but you don’t want to spend that kind of money and not get what you are looking for. Do the extra research, search multiple websites, and ask questions before you buy. That will make you off road mudding all that more enjoyable.