Mud terrain tires (MT tires) are essential for
anyone who plans on going off-roading.
There is nothing more annoying than having to pull
out a truck that is stuck in the mud.
The most important thing you can do to ensure that
your truck does not become stuck on the various wooded trails that you will be venturing through is
to get yourself a solid pair of mud terrain tires.
These MT tires can be rather costly, but are well worth the
investment if you do any amount of off road driving. However, there are a few decisions you have to make prior to
making any purchase.
First of all, have a good idea about how much you are willing to
spend. Second of all, know what you are looking for. There are several different types of mud terrain tires and the
type that you choose should be dependent on the type of driving that you do.
If you are considering purchasing a pair of MT tires, but are
unsure about what you should be looking for, please consider the following information.
What Type Of Mud Terrain Tires Would You Like To Have?
There are several different types of mud terrain tires. The most
common type of MT tire that is purchased is the bias ply tire. The bias ply utilizes several rubber coated layers
of textile cords to ensure that you keep your traction while you drive through the mud.
Each of the layers is separate from the one below it, and they
come together at a twenty five to thirty degree angle. The bias ply tire is mostly used for very specific purposes,
and the tires are designed so that if one side of the tire is bent or weakened, the other sides tighten up to
ensure that the driver of the vehicle remains safe.
Another fairly common type of mud terrain tire is the radial MT
tire. A radial tire is not all that different from the bias ply tire, except that it uses reinforced steel rods to
ensure that the tire is not weakened, bent, or broken. These tires are often used on vehicles that will be
frequenting construction sites.
Popular, and reputable, brands of MT tires include Toyo
and Goodyear Mastercraft, to name only a couple.
How Much Are You Willing to Pay?
Depending on the set of tires and the brand that released the
tires, you can expect to pay in a wide range of different prices. Every mud terrain tire set will cost you hundreds
of dollars, but the best sets will run the individual more than a thousand dollars when it is all said and
It is important that you have a relevant budget in mind prior to
going shopping, so you are not tempted to over spend. This will also save you a considerable amount of time because
several sets of MT tires will be eliminated prior to you ever going shopping.
Remember to comparison shop, especially with items that are as
high priced as mud terrain tires. You may be surprised to find out that the same set of MT tires can cost quite
different amount from one location to another.