Mud Terrain Tyres
For the weekend off-road expert or enthusiast, Mud Terrain (MT) tyres have the most aggressive or defined tread patterns to disperse mud and debris as you travel unsealed roads or tracks at low speeds. Research and development from the major tyre manufacturers is aimed at constructing a tyre with strong sidewalls to gain puncture resistant properties. Cut resistant tread compounds are another element, built into these tyres to reduce the likelihood of an inconvenient puncture on your four wheel drive. Impressive traction while traversing uneven and variable surfaces is the main aim of a mud terrain pattern. While improvements have been made to reduce cabin noise, these tyres may reduce ride comfort while driving on a highway as the coarse lugs of the open tread pattern design are suited to siphoning mud and will not gain as much direct contact with a harder surface, reducing the handling capabilities on tarmac.
Mud terrain tyres are often fitted as an aftermarket or replacement pattern to a 4WD. They are not commonly found as an Original Equipment Manufacturer's (OEM) fitment. If you spend the majority of your time in variable, slippery, challenging or dangerous mud terrain then these tyres are likely to be the best choice for your vehicle.
Tyre care including rotations, alignment and inflation as covered within the myjax tyre maintenance plan is a particularly important consideration to gain optimal performance and life from your mud terrain tyres. Inflation should follow the specifications on the vehicle's placard and allow for the weight of the load carried by your 4x4.
JAX Tyres stock Mud Terrain tyre offerings from BFGoodrich, Bridgestone, Dunlop, Goodyear, Hankook, Maxxis and Pirelli.