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Mud terrain tyres: our top 5 recommendations for 2022

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Mud terrain tyres obviously need to perform well in mud. But what about the rest of the time, when you’re not axle-deep in a bog? Mud terrains also need to perform in dry conditions, and to an extent, on the road. If you’re considering mud terrains, it’s important to think about where the majority of your driving will take place and how much you have to spend.

If cost and vehicle modifications are no object and you only care about mud performance, then some huge, aired-down Maxxis Trepadors are the best option. But of course this isn’t always practical in the real world. Fortunately, our experts are here to help you find the right tyre for your exact needs:

Maxxis Trepador 37inch mud terrain tyres
37 inch Maxxis Trepadors: amazing mud capabilities

Best mud terrain tyre for thick mud

Insa Turbo special track mud terrain
Insa Turbo Special Track with directional tread

Insa Turbo Special TrackWe think the best mud terrain tyre for pure mud is the Insa Turbo Special Track. As this is one of the cheapest tyres we sell, you can be confident that we don’t have an ulterior motive for saying this! The Special Track uses a directional tread pattern, so it sheds mud very easily, and its side lugs are really aggressive. Off-road racers swear by it as the performance is amazing and it won’t blow the season’s budget if any get damaged. And the reason it’s so cheap? Because Insa Turbo tyres are remoulds, built to really high standards at their Spanish factory.

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Best mud terrain tyre for rock

Cooper Discoverer STT Pro mud terrain tyre
The Cooper Discoverer STT Pro is great on rocks. And it looks cool.

Cooper Discoverer STT ProIn our opinion Cooper’s Discoverer STT Pro is the best tyre to get you traction on rocky ground. When you’re driving on rocks, it’s not just traction that’s important – you also need to know that your tyres have good protection from rock rash. The Discoverer features an Armor-Tek sidewall design that really does give great protection from sidewall damage. There are also loads of sizes available with white lettering, if that’s your taste. If you want to see this tyre in action, just click here to watch one of our customers putting it through its paces.

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Best mud terrain tyre for road use

Falken Wildpeak MT01 mud terrain tyre
The Wildpeak MT01 is decent on the road and great off it.

Falken Wildpeak MT01Falken tyres are a little bit of a best kept secret in the 4×4 world. Their Wildpeak AT3WA all-terrain is our pick for best towing tyre, and their Wildpeak MT01 mud terrain is also a seriously good bit of kit. First and foremost it’s great off-road thanks to its excellent mud and rock traction, and its sidewall protection. And for road driving, the Wildpeak MT01 is our favourite mud terrain as it’s just about the quietest and best handling MT on the road.

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Best mud terrain tyre on a budget

Comforser CF3000 mud terrain tyre
Tractor-style tread for mud-shedding

Comforser CF3000Chinese-made Comforser tyres are really decent quality for the money. The CF3000 features a directional tread pattern (tractor style) that really grips well in mud and sheds it easily. Considering the price point (they start at just over £110), tread life is also very good.

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Best all-rounder mud terrain tyre

BFGoodrich KM3 mud terrain tyre
The brilliant BFGoodrich KM3

BFGoodrich KM3It might be a bit of a stretch to call any mud terrain tyre an all-rounder. There’s no doubt that compared to an all-terrain they’ll be better off road but noisier and faster wearing on the road, with higher fuel consumption and less refined road manners. But if you really need mud terrains and want the best out there, the BFGoodrich KM3 is very hard to beat. The quality is excellent, road performance pretty good for an MT, and off-road performance is of course amazing. You really do get what you pay for with BFG.

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Mud terrain tyres with white lettering

It’s worth pointing out that since BFGoodrich launched the KM3, they dropped the white lettering option. There are a few great mud terrains that look awesome with white lettering – including the Maxxis Bighorn MT764 and the Cooper Discoverer STT Pro.

Maxxis Bighorn MT 764 whiter letter mud terrain tyre
Loads of our customers go for the white letter look.

If you’re still looking for help and advice about your specific wheel and tyre needs, just get in touch with our expert team by email, chat or phone and we’ll be glad to help.