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Walmart Tires?

Hate to start a thread about tires, but I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with them? I went to WalMart looking for something just a little while ago after work, and I took a quick look at their "tire & lube" department, and noticed that they were selling the "Super Sport HT" 35" tires for $124.36 (and it was 121 for 33's).
Now, I know about WalMart being this evil empire, and I've seen enough PBS shows about it, so I'm not asking about the store, just the tires. I looked online, and the only other one's that come close to the price are the Dunlop Mud Rover's @ 119 + shipping.
Here's a pic of the Walmart brand mud tires.

I'm not saying that I'm going to buy them, or that I'm basing the purchase of my next set on price alone, but these seemed pretty interesting, and I was just wondering what y'all thought.

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used to have those (35's) on my truck, not a bad tire, but i wouldn't buy them again. the tread is less aggressive than an average mud terrain tire, but more so than an a/t. the problem with that, however, is that you get bad traction on ice and rain like a mud tread due to no siping. they make a little noise, but not bad, about the same as my mt/r's. they do "ok" in mud, for a mild tread, need some wheel speed to clean out. i got around 20k miles out of them, which i consider very poor for this type of tire. in short, i payed about $80 more per tire for my mt/r's and i don't feel like i got ripped off. the tread is way better in snow and ice, better in mud (the little i've done with the new tires), and they ride alot smoother. plus they look way better.
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Check where they are made first, dont buy them if they are from asia
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Hey MikeW, I was actually hoping one of y'all woudl know where it's made, and Zach94, 20k mi.? That's it? Wow, that sucks.
I'm actually thinking of getting another set of Firestone M/T's (same that the P.O. got on my Bronco), or some BFG's, but when I saw these I thought that maybe for the price they would be kinda good, but not if they're only going to last 20k miles, and the performance is mediocre at best.
Bah, I'll keep saving my pennies. Thank's y'all.

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I stopped buying brand name tires.

When i was pricing the 31's for my Dakota, i went looking for Goodyear, Bf Goodrich and a bunch of other brand names...all close to, or over a grand.

I went to a place named North Gateway Tire in Medina, ohio and found some off brand tires (not made in asia).....can't think of the name..."tuff country" something "country" 50k miles later and i still have decent tread on them.

I heard the name of them before, made fun of the fact that they weren't name brand, then kicked myself in the ass for never buying them before.

But...Walmart? I don't know if i would buy anything from Walmart that my daughter's life greatly depends on.


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Those "country" something tires are good, sold by cenex, farm stores.
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Wild Country. They are a decent tire.

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Wild Country is it. Not as expensive as the name brands, but i am happy with them.

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I think those country tires are made by nitto. they seem to be coming on the market pretty strong now

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the mud rovers work VERY well compare to the brand name tires. may not be better, but certainly close to the performance for alot cheaper.

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the mud rovers work VERY well compare to the brand name tires. may not be better, but certainly close to the performance for alot cheaper.
I had a friend with some on his wrangler that did suprisingly good in the mud and had a pretty long tread life. Like 40,000-50,000 miles im guessing. I would have gotten some but they were on backorder at discount tire for 3 months So i went with the steel radial mud kings and i have been very impressed. They did just as good as a set of those dueler m/ts on a dodge ram

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I had a set of mud rovers on my last truck, They sucked!!! they sucked on the road they really sucked in the mud, I never could get them to balance and they wore real quick. and rode like shiat. That was 33x12.50's.

You should look into some pro comps. Ive put over 20,000 on mine and i still have 3/4 tread left. They are awesome on the road and wet pavement is no problem either. Ice and snow i havent a clue caus i live in Florida the hurricane state!! I paid $700 out the door for 33x12.50x15s' with a warranty at the Jacksonville 4-wheel parts.


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i been thinking of those procomp too.

what ever you do don't get goodyear rt/s tires they come from the factory with the ranger trucks not sure on what else and THEY SUCK just alittl too much gas and you go sliding all over the road on DRY payment. i am waiting for them to wear out fast but i got 25000 on them and they ain't changed one bit. i might just sabbotisze my own truck!!!

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I ran a set of those Super Sports. They were pretty awesome in the mud, pretty decent on rain pavement, and very good on dry pavement. Did half way good in the snow, sucked major on the ice. Overall, a very good trail and off road tire. However... The composite is very soft and they wear quickly.

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I ran a set of those Super Sports. They were pretty awesome in the mud, pretty decent on rain pavement, and very good on dry pavement. Did half way good in the snow, sucked major on the ice. Overall, a very good trail and off road tire. However... The composite is very soft and they wear quickly.

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Hey MyFullSize, are they true to size?

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Hey MyFullSize, are they true to size?
About as true as any other. I had 30's and they looked just right. I ran across some redneck (perish the thought! ) that had a K5 with 35's and they looked right, so Id have to go for yes.

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