Today, we'll talk about our favorite mud tires on the market today.
About Mud Tires
Mud tires aren’t the best performing tires on the highway. If you want a more aggressive look and don’t mind road noise though, they will do the trick. You will want to know that none of the mud tires reviewed here have a mileage warranty, so you’ll want to factor that into your purchase decision. Let’s begin!
1. Atturo Trail Blade MT
The Atturo Trail Blade MT is one of the most solid and most affordable mud tires on the market today. For those who don't know, the Atturo lineup comprises off-road truck tires. The MT is their second most aggressive tire in their lineup. They are 35" by 12.25" R20 tires. They've got large shoulder blocks and a wide center section that provides good evacuation in all terrains. The sidewall is as aggressive as you'd expect in a mud tire.
The Atturo Trail Blade MT costs a little over $1,000. The tire is Load Range E with a 121 load index, the standard for mud tires. There's no mileage warranty, but a manufacturer warranty will cover factory flaws. The Atturo Trail Blade MT is one of the best mud tires on the market and definitely one of the cheapest.
2. RBP Repulsor MT
The RBP Repulsor MT is not as popular as the other tires on this list, but it's a great performing mud tire that comes at a pretty affordable price. The tire has a more directional pattern - everything is angled toward the center. The Repulsor MT has similar styling as the Atturo with good separation in the tire. The tread depth isn't quite as deep as the Atturo and it is slightly more narrow. The RBP tires have a straight cut sidewall, providing a more aggressive look that we love.
The tire costs around $1,000, which is pretty affordable considering that it's a solid performing mud tire. As with all mud tires, the RBP Repulsor MT is Load Range E with a 121 load index.
3. Nitto Trail Grappler
Nitto Tires is a big brand in the tire industry and the Nitto Trail Grappler is another solid tire of theirs. It's a deeper tread at 21/30 seconds. The true width of the tire is 12.25", standard for mud tires. The tires will perform pretty well on the highway. You'll get more road noise of course, but it's worth it if you want a more aggressive look. The tires are made in the USA which is a big perk.
There are 2 different sidewalls on the Nitto Trail Grappler. One has straight cuts and the other side has a bit more rubber and action. You can select which side goes out. Like all mud tires, the Nitto Trail Grappler is Load Range E with a 121 load index. The tires are a bit more costly at $1,500, but they're solid quality.
4. Federal Couragia MT
The Federal Couragia MT are very solid mud tires. These Federal Tires used to have a bad name because of road noise, but that's pretty expected for mud tires. Especially when they're as affordable as these. The Federal Couragia MT has huge shoulder blocks and tons of spacing. 3 grooves go down the full tire and there are claw like pieces in the middle. The tire has 21/30 second tread depth -- all the rubber you need for offroading. The Couragia MTs are one of the more aggressive looking tires on the market today. The actual width of the tire is right at 12.5". The sidewall is less aggressive compared to the other tires on this list.
The tires are Load Range E with a 121 load index. They're pretty affordable at around $850 for all four tires.
5. Toyo Open Country MT
Last but not least, the Toyo Open Country MT tires are awesome tires that the company designs as seamless. These Toyo tires have big angular shoulder blocks with lots of hooks and angles on the center section. The tires have aggressive sidewalls with angular and Z-cut shapes. The tire has a 12.25" true width. The Toyo Open Country MT can definitely be used on the road for around 40,000 miles.
Like the rest of the mud tires on this list, these tires have a 121 load index and are Load Range E. They are a bit more expensive at around $1,800 for a set of 4, but they're worth it if you've got the money.