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    (– by Colt #7288 –)

    here's a few videos of my first off roading with my humble awd santa fe…and my New Mickey Thompson Baja STZ tires.

    going up a steep grassy/rocky hill..steady n no slipping..

    This next one shows only a short section of this longer trail with lots of muddy ruts over 6"deep..I went thru 3 times but not able to record it…while still soft and muddy…I'm just showing it on foot, as I'm walking back from my still hunting spot back to find the other guys..

    and this one shows the longer version of the same area in above video, but few days later when I had chance to record it and now it got colder and snowed…

    I believe in this one i was in 2wd mode and no slipping, even up the hill…not that challanging, but what the hey…

    A buddy with a Nissan Exterra and I may go to some of the level 2 trails on the index next weekend…if do, will post something… if we get stuck, I'll post here that we're stuck and wait for help  😉


    (– by Colt #7288 –)

    Oh, My report on my New Mickey Thompson Baja STZ tires:
    though i don't know how to really rate them, I believe they did great job out there. and my buddy has the BF AT KO's and looking at both tread patterns, my stz blocks and channeling was pretty aggressive and size of the spacing/channeling is same or even ever so slightly wider compared to the BF's …
    and after going thru same trails, it seemed that my tires self cleaned better… but I'm not 100% on this, just brief observation…so not saying they're more aggressive or better than the Bf's but they do seem to be very aggressive and actauly maybe an option for someone who wants a decent everyday tire on their jeep and still reasonable off road abilities…they would for sure be better performing on the streets than the BF's…
    of course they'll not be good for deep mud and real hard core offroading like a MT tire, but better than the average AT tire……for sure… and should be just very similar to the BF's abilities…. these are more aggressive then I need on my Santa Fe, for sure, hopefully this will better my snow driving as well….
    And pushing on the blocks, the outer blocks are hard and the inner ones are softer…..I guess this is for better grip and  cornering and inner ones being softer may help for better grip in the everyday driving areas…? I think…
    I believe these tires come in LT sizes and extra plies and all…
    see attached link to Mickeys website..




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