Get Off the Pavement and Into the Mud: These Are the 5 Best Off-Road Tires for Your Money

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These are tires for the real mudder, the real off-roader, the guys and gals who love to throw their trucks right into the sandiest, dirtiest, grittiest places on earth without getting stuck or caught without grip. These are the kind of tires made for roughneck driving, not commuting, but can still function on pavement to get you to that favorite mudding spot or dirt track. These are the best off-road tires we could find on the market. Read on, faithful off-roading fanatic!.

5 Cooper Discoverer S/T Maxx

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For both on road driving and serious off-roading, the S/T Maxx is a good choice in tire. While they offer a quieter ride on the road than some other tires, they do fair climbing over rocks while cutting through mud and water soaked terrain. Even for their on-road comfort, the S/T Maxxs perform well on loose gravel and sandy surfaces. We swear this tire is tough enough and durable enough for a good off-roading session and that it deserves to be on our list along with the Bajas and MadDogs.For those who take their trucks around town, but also every weekend for a trail ride, we recommend the S/T Maxxs -especially for the price.

4 Maxxis M8090 Creepy Crawler

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Gotta love that name! If you rock climb, then your best choice in tires are the Creepy Crawlers. Flexible, yet tough, with a great look, these tires are going to be able to chop through water, mud, and dirt, but are aching to tackle rocks. They are DOT approved but won’t provide much of a comfortable ride on the pavement – but that doesn’t matter when you see their performance when they tackle boulders. Besides, the reason you’re buying them is to go off-road, right? The Maxxis is the apex of a heavy duty, long lasting, rugged, beast of a tire.

3 Toyo Open Country M/T

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If you’re looking for something that can go off-road but still give you a decent ride on the road too, the Toyo Open Country M/T’s are a good choice. These Toyo’s come at a good price and drivers have found they wear well. They’ll cut through mud, and they have a great look too. The Open Country’s also do well when it comes to snow and powder so those who can’t get enough of snowy conditions should look into them. Drivers who have equipped the Toyo Open Country’s to replace their original stock tires have notice an immediate difference when going off-road with them.

2 BFGoodrich Baja T/A

This tire has a long history of being a classic off-road tire. Time has given the Baja time to develop into a tire that is a solid choice when the need to cut through mud, dirt, loose gravel/sand and snow is the case. But most importantly, these tires are best for those high-speed off-road drivers. The Bajas can tackle rocky terrain too and while the PitBulls listed above will work best for deep soggy mud and rock climbing, the Baja’s are long lasting treads that will last you through the apocalypse (we make no claims on that one, but we know they’ll prove their worth!). The downside? They’re a bit pricey.

1 PitbullMadDog Tires

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Pitbulls are a beastly choice in off-road tires, the MadDog’s are insanely hostile when cutting through mud and look powerful and aggressive. The tread design cleans out stones and packed snow with every rotation, and while they are designed for the most hardcore off-road outings, they will service you on the road fair enough. PitBull has packed on the tough rubber, creating a chunky tread that is long lasting and durableunder even the most intense conditions. PitBull prides themselves on making the toughest off-road tires out there and the MadDog’s are proof of this.

Whether you’re a trailer rider, a mudder, a rock climber or like to get out an wheel in the snow, these five tire choices will help you cut through the slop, grip the rocks and keep better traction in a variety of off-road conditions.

Rando Evans is an automotive enthusiast who attempts to get behind the wheel of every type of car he can. When he isn't out driving, he's in his garage working on his own cars, or delving into the latest video games and tech. He loves a good beer or wine (but never before he goes out driving!).

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