Choosing A 35-Inch Mud Terrain Tire For Your 4x4 

One of the most important choices you make as a 4x4 owner is your tires. This page will give you information on the different tires available, as well as specifications and side by side comparisons. There's also links to check prices, reviews, and links to the manufacturers.

Hopefully, this page will better inform you of the tires available.

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Tread Designs:

Light truck tires come in basically (3) designs:

All Season Tire

All Terrain Tire

Mud Terrain Tire

All Season - The all season tire belongs on cars and 2wd trucks. They're pretty much a passenger car tire with no off road capability. Keep walking past those to the better tires.

All Terrain - Every 4x4 truck or SUV should come with all terrain tires. An all terrain tire is built with off-road standards, but designed more for street performance. They'll typically give you slightly better MPG than a mud terrain, and don't create the noise associated with some mud tires. They're best suited for snow, and mild off-road conditions such as dirt roads and mild trails.

Mud Terrain - If you ever plan to take your truck off-road, this is the tire you want. In fact, it doesn't even need to be a true off-road vehicle. Some people use them for traction on the trucks they tow their off-road vehicles with (because you usually end up having to park it in a field somewhere), or on farm vehicles that need to drive in to fields. The aggressive tread and deep voids allow them to get a good bite without clogging up with mud.

(The colored area shows the void in this mud terrain)

In addition, there are some competition and rock crawling specific tires, but we're not going to get in to that. If you're in to competition rock crawling, then you're likely not reading this.

Construction Designs:

Besides choosing the type of tread design, there is also Radial and Bias ply tires.

Bias Construction Tire

Radial Construction Tire

Bias Ply - Although they're not as plentiful as they use to be, there are still several bias ply off-road tires out there. Bias tires typically have the ply cords that extend diagonally from bead to bead at a range of 30 to 40 degree angles. Each successive ply is laid at an opposing angle, forming a criss-cross pattern. This design allows the entire tire body to flex, as the tread and sidewalls share the same casing plies. The flex allows for better gripping, better clean out, and conformity to rough and rocky terrain. Bias type tires are best suited for extreme off-road conditions where grip, cleanout, and traction are top priority. These tires are just as strong in the sidewalls as in the center of the tread. While they may not flex as readily as a radial, the flex in the tread makes up for it. 

Bias tires tend to wear out quicker and form flat spots compared to their counterparts. The flexing also means increased rolling resistance, a noisy tire, and less control and traction at higher speeds. A set of bias ply off-road tires will usually only last 20,000 - 30,000 miles when used on the highway.

Radial - Radial constructed tires utilize ply cords that extend from bead to bead at approximately right angles to the centerline of the tire. They are parallel to each other, and are combined with stabilizer belts. They have good directional stability offering a smooth ride, and tend to last for more miles than a bias tire. 

Their drawbacks are weaker sidewalls, and the steel belts hamper the radials ability to conform to trail obstacles.

Evolving Technology:

While bias tires have been considered to have a stronger sidewall than a radial tire, manufactures have been working to improve the sidewall strength of their off-road tires.

Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar

Goodyear offers their Wrangler MT/R with a Kevlar reinforced sidewall, and they claim it helps increase sidewall puncture resistance by 35%. Some manufacturers also list their off-road tires with a 3-ply sidewall, and claim that it makes them more puncture resistant.

What's Available:

Below is a chart showing the different 35-inch mud terrains available. The chart includes:

  • Tire dimensions / specifications

  • Side by side comparisons

  • Price ranges

  • Links for checking prices

  • Reviews & ratings

  • Links to the manufactures page for the tire listed

You'll notice that most of these tires are not a true 35-inch tire. You'll also see that some have a deeper tread measurement than others. 

35"

Mud Terrains

BFGoodrich Mud Terrain KM2

35x12.50x15

Hancook Dynapro MT

35x12.50x15

Goodyear Wrangler MTR

35x12.50x15

Kumho Road Venture Mud Terrain
35x12.50x15

Dunlop Mud Rover

35x12.50x15

Mastercraft Courser MXT
35x12.50x15
 Construction Radial Radial Radial Radial Radial Radial

 Overall Diameter (in)

34.8 34.8 34.8 34.7 34.8 34.72

 Overall Width (in)

12.5 12.9 12.5 13.6 12.5 12.2

 Tread Width (in)

N/A 9.8 N/A N/A 9.6 9.88
 Approved Rim Width (in) 8.5 - 11.0 8.5 - 11.0 8.5 - 11.0 8.5 - 11.0 8.5 - 11.0 8.5 - 11.0

 Tread Depth (in)

20/32 19.5/32 21/32 20/32 20/32 20/32

 Tire Weight (lbs)

60.5 N/A N/A 67.9 53 N/A

 Warranty

Life of tread or 6-Years 50,000 / Prorated 60,000 Miles 5-Year / Prorate 6 Years / Free replacement first year or 2/32" of wear, then prorated until 2/32" Undefined

 Price - Online Dealer

TireRack.com Discounttire.com TireRack.com TireRack.com TireRack.com Onlinetires.com
 Rating  N/A N/A
 Price - Amazon Check Price N/A Check Price N/A N/A N/A
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 Reviews - 4Wheelparts

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 Rating 4Wheelparts

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 Manufacturer Link

BFGoodrich

Hancook

Goodyear Kumho Dunlop Mastercraft
 
35"

Mud Terrains

Pro Comp Xtreme MT2
35x12.50x15

Dick Cepek Mud Country
35x12.50x15
Dick Cepek Crusher
35x12.50x15

Nitto Mud Grappler

35x14.50x15

Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ

35x12.50x15

Mickey Thompson Baja Claw TTC

35x12.50x15

 Construction Radial Radial Radial Radial Radial Radial
 Overall Diameter (in) 34.6 34.8 34.8 34.80 34.8 34.8
 Overall Width (in) 12.5 12.2 12.2 14.57 12.2 12.2
 Tread Width (in) N/A 10 10.0 N/A 10 10
 Approved Rim Width (in) N/A 8.5 - 11.0 8.5 - 11.0 10 - 12 8.5 - 11.0 8.5 - 11.0
 Tread Depth (in) 20/32 29.5/32 29.5/32 21/32 19.5/32 20.5/32
 Tire Weight (lbs) N/A 66 66 N/A 66 67
 Warranty 40,000 Mile Tread Wear Warranty Prorated Replacement Prorated Replacement 60 Months / 1st 25% Worn Prorated Prorated
 Price - Online Dealer Discounttire.com TireRack.com TireRack.com N/A N/A SummitRacing.com
 Rating - Online Dealer N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
 Price - Amazon Check Price Check Price Check Price Check Price Check Price Check Price
 Reviews - Amazon N/A N/A N/A N/A Read Reviews Read Reviews
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 Price - 4Wheelparts

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 Manufacturer Link

Pro Comp

Dick Cepek

Dick Cepek Nitto Mickey Thompson Mickey Thompson
 
35"

Mud Terrains

Maxxis Buckshot
35x12.50x15
Maxxis Big Horn
35x12.50x15
Toyo Open Country Mud Terrain
35x13.50x15
Yokohama Geoloander M/T
35x12.50x15
Pit Bull Growler
35x14.50x15
Pitbull Rocker
35x13.50x15
 Construction Radial Radial Radial Radial Bias Bias
 Overall Diameter (in) 34.6 34.6 34.8 34.5 35.5 35.50
 Overall Width (in) 13.1 13 14.4 13 15 14.92
 Tread Width (in) N/A N/A N/A 9.8 11.4 12.30
 Approved Rim Width (in) 10 10 8.0 - 11.0 8.5 - 11.0 12 12
 Tread Depth (in) 21/32 21/32 21/32 19/32 22/32 22/32
 Tire Weight (lbs) N/A N/A 79 60.5 68 73
 Warranty 6-Year 6-Year 1-Year / First 25% 5-Year 5-Year 5-Year
 Price - Online Dealer Onlinetires.com Onlinetires.com N/A TireRack.com ok4wd.com Price ok4wd.com Price
 Rating - Online Dealer N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
 Price - Amazon N/A N/A Check Price Check Price N/A N/A
 Reviews - Amazon N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
 Rating - Amazon N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
 Price - 4Wheelparts N/A Check Price Check Price N/A N/A N/A
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 Manufacturer Link Maxxis Maxxis Toyo Yokohama Pit Bull Pit Bull
 
35"

Mud Terrains

Super Swamper SSR
35x12.50x15
Super Swamper TSL (Bias)

15/35x15

Super Swamper TSL SX

35x15.50x15

Super Swamper Bogger
35x14.50x15
Super Swamper TrXus MT
35x12.50x15

Super Swamper LTB

35x12.50x15

 Construction Radial Bias Bias Bias Radial Bias
 Overall Diameter (in) 35.3 34.8 34.8 35.0 34.9 35.2
 Overall Width (in) 12.5 14.3 15.4 14.4 13.0 12.1
 Tread Width (in) 10.6 12.5 13.1 12.5 9.5 9.8
 Approved Rim Width (in) 8.5 - 10.0 10 10 - 12 10 8.5 - 10.0 10
 Tread Depth (in) 21/32 25/32 25/32 25/32 19/32 24/32
 Tire Weight (lbs) 77 76 83 75 69 67
 Warranty Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
 Price - Online Dealer SummitRacing Price SummitRacing Price SummitRacing.com SummitRacing.com SummitRacing.com N/A
 Rating - Online Dealer N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
 Price - Amazon N/A Check Price N/A Check Price Check Price N/A
 Reviews - Amazon N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
 Rating - Amazon N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
 Price - 4Wheelparts Check Price N/A Check Price Check Price Check Price Check Price
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 Rating - 4Wheelparts N/A
 Manufacturer Link Interco Interco

Interco

Interco Interco Interco
 
35"

Mud Terrains

Maxxis Trepador

35x12.50x15

Maxxis Creepy Crawler
35x12.50x15
Pitbull Mad Dog
35x14.50x15
     
 Construction Radial Bias Bias      
 Overall Diameter (in) 34.6 34.7 35      
 Overall Width (in) 13.1 13.5 15      
 Tread Width (in) N/A N/A 11.7      
 Approved Rim Width (in) 10 10 12      
 Tread Depth (in) 21/32 27/32 22/32      
 Tire Weight (lbs) N/A N/A 72      
 Warranty 6-Year 6-Year 6-Year      
 Price - Online Dealer Onlinetires.com Onlinetires.com OK4wd.com      
 Rating - Online Dealer N/A N/A N/A      
 Price - Amazon N/A N/A N/A      
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 Manufacturer Link Maxxis Maxxis Pit Bull      

Shopping Online & Warranties:

Some people feel that they need to go to their local tire shop to buy tires. Sometimes that can limit your options. Some tire shops won't have the size you want when you walk in, and will have to order it. 

Companies such as Tire Rack have agreements with local tire shops to install tires. When you buy the tires online, they send them to your local tire shop for installation. Other companies will charge a flat rate for shipping, or may offer free shipping.

Amazon and Discount Tire usually have tires that ship for free.

Some people have concerns about their warranty when they order tires online. If your tire has a manufactures warranty, any dealer that carries that brand will be able to honor it. Any tire shop will mount tires that you bring in. Having a shop mount your tires doesn't usually cost that much.

In this day in age, you have to be an educated consumer and get the best deal. Even if it means getting tires online with free shipping, or having them sent to a local tire shop.

Links:

Tire Rack - 35x12.50x15 Mud Terrains

Discount Tire - 35x12.50x15 Mud Terrians

 
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