DC Extreme Country, MT ATZP3, or MT Deegan 38s? - Ford Bronco Forum
 
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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-09-2016, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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DC Extreme Country, MT ATZP3, or MT Deegan 38s?

I have decided I think I want one of the 3 subject tires for my 79, but can't decide. I'm getting 33x12.50-15s for my 15x10 wheels. Right now I have 33x12.50 Maxxis Mudders on it and have't had any troubles out of them.

I drive the Bronco to work every day. It's 15 miles 1-way between 45-60 mph. I sometimes get on the interstate, but it's never a long distance. I haven't taken this one off-road yet, but am one to randomly bounce into the woods just on a kick.
I have had my '13 Raptor off road quite a bit. That's my main off-work vehicle (I've driven it to work 4 times in 3 1/2 years), has MTZs on it, and gets about 17k aphalt miles on it every year.
In the Bronco, I built a 9.5:1 400, Weiand intake, 262 cam, Hooker headers. It has and will probably keep the 3.50 gears and Detroit, but (and because) I built the transmission with a low gear kit and put in a Hughes converter for my combination.

The reasons I would consider excluding each tire:

ATZ. I don't have any dislike or lack of desire for an all-terrain. The only thing I see about this one is that it has the lowest tread depth. It's really not much of a deal because it IS an all-terrain, but I think it would be a good choice for my use.

Extreme Country. I think my only exclusion is that I've never had or known anyone with DCs and really just have no experience or opinions from anyone.

Deegan 38. It's only .1 inch shorter than the DC, but my exclusion here is that it's the shortest tire of these three 33s and like the DCs know nothing about them.


So REALLY, I guess I just need personal thoughts/opinions/experience about them to pick one. Price is close/even enough to not matter.
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Well...Deegan-38s are on the way.
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Keep us posted regrading their road performance. Their tread design looks aggressive, though the sidewall lettering is ugly.
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though the sidewall lettering is ugly.
I agree and would have been a quality against them, except my Bronco is awfully ugly right now too. Medium Gold Sand Metallic, it seems.
Gross.
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The Deegan 38s seem to be slightly quieter than the Buckshots, and have a bit different sound.
The Bronco has gotten a wander now. I only drove it 10 miles (half interstate) just for an initial feel for them. I figure the change in SAI has contributed, but I also know I need to reduce the air pressure. The outer 1" of tread on both sides of all 4 tires isn't making good contact. I started at the max-load pressure of 35#. I knew this would be too much, but it gave me a measurable tread contact width. I'll run the same route at 30# and see how much it changes.

But for now, let me try to get some pictures posted.
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33x12.50-15 Deegan38s on 15x10, 4" backspace ION 171s. No lift. At full lock I have 1.5" clearance to my radius arms.
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