Mud tires - Old school

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  1. JHerr

    JHerr Elite Refuge Member

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    have any of you hands ever run Power King Premium traction, or the newer production Co-Op buckshots? I'm going old school. Which is better mileage wise and in the mud? Which are the better balanced tire? Thx.
     
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    Not much experience with the Power Kings but growing up dang near anyone with a mud tire was running Buckshots; if performance in the mud is what you're looking for they're tough to beat.
     
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    Don't expect Buckshots or Mud Kings (never ran Power Kings either) to wear well or long... They aren't made for it. Soft rubber. They won't balance like an A/T either. But if you have to be in some thick mud, they are where it's at! There are some called Gumbo Mudders too.
     
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    Thanks fellas. They're now making Co-ops again, that's probably what i'll go with. I need them to be a little road worthy though. The Power Kings I find online are just too expensive for a bias-ply tire IMO, plus there are a few reviews stating they're sometimes out of round and/or impossible to balance. Although I run beads (airsoft pellets) in my current set of tires and that works great.
     
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    HAHA! We used to do that to our dirt bikes. Didn't realize anyone did it to trucks, but I don't keep up with things like that.
     
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    Yeah, bought some tires on amazon. SAMs wouldn't mount them so I mounted and balanced them myself. I've heard antifreeze works too. Thank you Jesus and al gore for the internet.
     

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