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Mickey Thompson ATZs...

are not very impressive when it comes to snow. Im actually pretty dissapointed in their performance with even an inch of snow.

With the BFG ATs on my OBS I could run through 4 or so maybe more inches of snow in 2 wheel drive and not slip unless I gave it a good amount of throttle. Just driving cautiously I didnt have to worry about slipping.

Now with these ATZs on my new truck I seriously cant even go through a dusting of snow in 2 wheel drive. The truck just immediately starts sliding even if its just idling. I have to go into 4 wheel drive no matter how much snow is on the ground.

I would have thought that being an all terrain tire they would have performed better than that. Dont get me wrong in 4x4 these tires do great in the snow but in 2 wheel drive they are good for nothing unlike my BFGs where I didnt need to worry about 4x4 unless it was heavy snow. So looks like thats what will be going on next for me. I just like to use 4x4 as little as possible if I dont need to use it.

Just wondering if anyone else had this experience with these since they are so popular. Not saying the tires are bad Im just surprised with how poorly they can grip in snow.

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Re: Mickey Thompson ATZs...

Might just need to add weight in the back that could help for 4x2 traction or just use 4x4

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Re: Mickey Thompson ATZs...

I had a 600 lb. sled in the back of the truck and it made no difference

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Well I thought those tires would go good in the snow being an all terrain tire you might switch to the BFG ATs when you wear those tires out

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Re: Mickey Thompson ATZs...

Yeah I was thinking the same thing, these tires came with the truck. I ran BFGs on both my other trucks, so Ill probably switching to those on this one as well.

These ATZs are really loud too

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honestly Im never gonna run a BFG tire. I never had any good luck with them.

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honestly Im never gonna run a BFG tire. I never had any good luck with them.
hmmm its funny how people have all different kinds of experiences with different tires. I know lots of guys love ATZs. I personally have never had one issue with a BFG. But everyone has different opinions

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They did alright but I was expecting better out of them. Then again michigan roads suck so that might have something to do with it lol

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haha yeah Michigan roads definitely arent the best. the BFGs on my OBS have 40k on them and still have plenty of tread left so Ive been very happy with those

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I have been looking at all different brands of tires that will suit my needs and fit my budget. looks like I may go with a set of coopers
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