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MT v.s AT

Time to get some bigger tires and I really like the the MT's look and function.

What is the pro's and con's of a MT v.s AT?
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- MT's make more noise on the road.
+ MT's look way more agressive.

Take a look at Goodyear Duratrac's. Kind of a mixture between both. I have them for almost a year now and absolutely love them. Outside is more a MT while the inside of the tire is more an AT. Becuase the profile is more like an AT on the inside the tire is relatively silent.

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What about MPG? is there a difference?
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Do you really need the MTs ? Are you going to be doing any mudding ? If not go with the ATs which will give better on road performance and still give you better off-road performance than a steet tire.

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I have BFG ATs and I love them. The only time i ever hear road noise is when im coasting into my drive way, turning, windows down, radio off. my friends with MTs say theyre a lot louder and dont have as good traction on the road. unless youre going to be boggin' in your XK i wouldnt get them. And if you do plan on it, look on craigslist and try to take them off someone lifting a JK, XKs have the same bolt patter and people are always selling a full set of those on craigslist.

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Not all mud tires are loud. My friend just put a set of 33x12.50R18 Toyo Open Country MT's on his BDS lifted 05 Jeep Grand Cherokee and they are really quiet. You cant hear them at all with the windows up even with the radio off.




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i totally agree with the Goodyear Duratrac's they are nice if you are 70% street and 30% offroad like weekends only i would have gone with the MTZ's but i was also thinking of flagstaff durring winter and heard they do awsome in snow .....i have not had a chance to test in rock but i have in loose dirt and sand , can i say nice ride oh and with out 4low and kicking up a truckload of dirt going uphill still vary pleased.

i will be gettn a second pair.
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Will MT give worse MPG than AT ?
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I picked up the Nitto Trail Grappler MT's, 285/65/18. They advertise them as a cross between a MT and AT and of course they say they are quiet. But thats their spin. And I guess I bought into it Ha... Unfortunately the 6-8hr job of installing them and my lift is already going on 2 1/2 weeks (long story). They look great and when I finally get them on the road and if you haven't decided by then, I'll be glad to update you with my impression of these tires also.

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Will MT give worse MPG than AT ?
9 times out of 10......yes

But in the end it really depends on the tire size/weight also. If your replacing your stock tires with a mud tire in the same size then it might not be as noticable if you go with a mud tire. Its when you go from a 245/65R17 highway tire to lifting your XK with 265/70R17 MT...thats when you lose gas mileage.




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