View Full Version : Mickey Thompson MTZ's - hook me up

05-08-11, 02:38 PM
Any hookups for good deals on Mickey Thompson tyres ??

Looking for a set of MTZ's in 265/70R17 - best price $365

preferably in Sydney

05-08-11, 02:50 PM
Summit Racing.. $238 + shipping.

been keeping an eye on MTZ prices also, need 4.

05-08-11, 03:15 PM
$365 is a pretty good price for 17's.

05-08-11, 03:18 PM
It is a good price local yes.

But on tirerack you'll pick them up for $200ea.

(not sure they do the MTZs though)

05-08-11, 03:20 PM
Got my 17" Goodyear Wranglers for just under $1200 delivered within 5 days.


Wanted BFG M/T or A/T but 4+ week wait.

All the same price.


05-08-11, 06:18 PM
Why mickey T's? there's much better tyres out there for that price

05-08-11, 06:39 PM
Go the Km2s

05-08-11, 08:01 PM
I do love my KM2's, heaps of grip, strong side walls and you wouldn't know your driving on a mud tyre. Most of my driving is on the highway and they are perfect because they are silent but have the grip when you need it. Worth the wait for them, but they sure charge a lot as well.

Having said that, i haven't used any other mud tyre, so can't compare.


Giggle gas
06-08-11, 02:47 PM
I got about 70k km out of my MTZs on my Patrol, my brother has gotten about 100k out of his on his constant 4wd 80 series. They've got great grip, not too much block squirm, or road noise (relitively speaking). Easily the bust muddies I've owned.

06-08-11, 04:09 PM
hrt5L - like what ??

I have been looking at the following..

BF Goodrich M/T - 3mths or so wait - apparently they closed down one of their manufacturing plants in the USA and now they can't keep up - quoted $411 (if and when they arrive)
Mickey Thompson MTZ - plenty in stock - quoted $365
Maxxis Bighorn - 4-6 weeks wait - No stock in Australia - quoted $344,
Cooper STT - plenty of stock - quoted $350

Basically, these muddies will be on a 2nd set of 17 x 7.5 Pajero factory steel rims I have that will only be fitted when heading away for a 4WD trip
where I will need them - otherwise the factory 18 x 7.5 Alloys with Highway tyres (currently Bridgestone Dueler H/T 840's) will be on the car for 90% of the time. We are doing a Cape York trip and will be freighting these up to Cairns to a mates place - then swapping once we get there.

Coopers - 3 of the 5 guys in my club that had the Coopers - split the sidewalls - so they are out.
BFG's - these were my first choice but stuffed if I am waiting that long - also, if I stake one and need a replacement - I'm screwed again
Maxxis - still an option
Mickey Thompson - yet to hear anything bad (from the source, not 3rd hand) about them..

06-08-11, 04:43 PM
Why why why buy in OZ?

When so much cheaper from the Tirerack?

Kumho (http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Kumho&tireModel=Road+Venture+MT+KL71&partnum=67QR7KL71V2&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes)

Yokohama (http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Yokohama&tireModel=Geolandar+M%2FT+Plus&partnum=67QR7GEOMTPL&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes)

Dick Cepek (http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Dick+Cepek&tireModel=Mud+Country&partnum=67QR7MCOWL&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes)

Goodyear (http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Goodyear&tireModel=Wrangler+MT%2FR+with+Kevlar&partnum=67QR7WMTRKOWLV2&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes)

Firestone (http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Firestone&tireModel=Destination+M%2FT&sidewall=Outlined White Letters&partnum=67QR7DESTMTOWL10&tab=Sizes)

BFG KM2 (http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=BFGoodrich&tireModel=Mud-Terrain+T%2FA+KM2&sidewall=Raised White Letters&partnum=67QR7KM2RWLV2&tab=Sizes)

Cheapest $776 AUD to most expensive $1000 AUD for a set....factor in $250 - $300 for shipping.

06-08-11, 05:12 PM
the only prices I can find for the Mickey Thompsons is $266 from Summit.
I emailed them asking for freight pricing to Sydney,

This is what one bloke wrote in the Pajero club... the $450 freight is what scared me away from OS buying, especially if I then get hit with Duty tax etc

Tyre costings from Tire Rack are US$192 per tyre so a total of US$960 for 5 tyres inc spare. Freight is US$449.37 so a total of US$1409.37
The exchange rate from the bank was $1.0329 and the total in Oz$ was $1394.48 so just under $279 per tyre delivered.
I may get hit with GST so that will be an extra 10% if that occurs.
Of course fitting a balancing will also have to allowed for as well.
The reason I went this way is I wanted the Goodyear Duratracs as I've had a very good run with the Goodyear MTR tyres on my GQ Patrol (no longer available in the old design) and the sizing I wanted wasn't available in Oz.
I'll keep forum members informed of how long it takes for delivery and my overall opinion of bringing in tyres from the USA.
Regards Andrew.

06-08-11, 05:22 PM
His shipping is expensive because he's bringing in 5 Tyres.

Just checked my email from the Tirerack and the Goodyears above (265/70/17) were $1230.19 delivered.

Even if I were to be hit with duties it would only bring it into line with AUstralian prices anyway...so why not.

Dont be a pussy Southo :p

06-08-11, 05:37 PM
Not a matter of being a pussy :p - just don't want to go though the whole process, only to find out it costs me more in the long run, or creates more hassle than it's worth....

I need 5 tyres - so that shipping price will apply to me ( these will be sufficiently larger that not advisable to use my factory spare if I get a flat, hence 5 tyres)

It also means that I will get hit with the duty..
I calculate it as... (excluding currency conversion)

$1330 US for 5 tyres ($266 ea)
Freight for 5 tyres - approx $450
Duty on total as over 1K - approx $175
Fitting - Approx $100
So I am paying about $2,060 for them..
take off 5% (round figures) for currency and it's about $1,960 for 5 ( $392 per tyre)

that's $27 MORE per tyre for more hassle...

Sure, if I was after the BFG's it works out as a $15-$20 saving per tyre,

Am I calculating this wrong - others (like you) are saving heaps !!! -

06-08-11, 05:56 PM
I paid $40 to have my Tyres fitted at Tyrepower Canningvale.

No duty paid and my order was over $1000, if your worried just split your order, buy 2 tyres on one, 3 on the other.

T T Celica
07-08-11, 08:03 AM
When you doin cape york Jase??
Be very vary of the MTZ's, in terms of how they wear, feather BADLY, regardless of correct or incorrect pressures. Mate had a set on 100 series cruiser and camper trailer, even with 5000km rotations, couldnt get them to wear evenly. They were stuffed in 40,000km. His BFG's on the other hand, (and mine for that matter!), wear evenly regardless of pressure, and NO rotations. Ive had mine on for just shy of 50,000km, cant fault them.
But the wait is whats turning you off them??

Giggle gas
07-08-11, 02:16 PM
Mickey Thompsons seem to be the most incredible tire ever, cause everyone that actually owns them likes them, but everyone's mate has had a bad run with them.......

I know 5 people that have had MTZs, none of us had any problems with them, and all did over 70k with them.........

07-08-11, 02:32 PM
like every tyre really.

I like the MTZ's on the patrol, because I didn't get bogged in the mud.

They aren't wearing real well, but they aren't road tyres, and the truck's alignment is probably about as straight as a question mark.

07-08-11, 03:43 PM
Doing Cape York next year with our club, 6 or 7 in convoy.

Yes, I am very wary of buying tyres that I can not replace one if I need to (without waiting 3 mths) - The BFG's were my first choice, but can't buy what they can't supply.

07-08-11, 07:37 PM
Problem solved!!

Just bought a set of five 245/75R16 Goodyear Wrangler MT/R's on 16x7 Steel rims for $1000 - only done 2,000km and unroaded spare




VERY HAPPY !!! - Saved at least $800 on what the new tyres were going to cost me, plus will sell my 17x7.5 rims and get $400 to $500 back on them.
They are not the tyres I originally wanted, but when they will probably end up costing me only bout $150 a corner from rims and tyres, - I am more than happy

08-08-11, 04:58 PM
Good buy. Unusual size, what are they off?

lol at the amount of wheel weights :)

08-08-11, 05:22 PM
They are from a NM/NP Pajero (hence the weird offset) - tried them on mine and they fit perfect - so WIN !! -

245/75R16 is almost identical in circumference to the 265/60R18's that come standard - so it's a common swap for the Pajero.

08-08-11, 05:27 PM
As everybody, I wanted BFGs for mine, but I must say I am very happy with my Wranglers so far, especially on a recent mud run.

Good score I am sure you'lll be happy

11-08-11, 10:21 PM
Thanks - I stripped the tyres from the rims yesterday and sent them off for sandblasting and powdercoating - should look good in black

11-08-11, 11:28 PM
Doing Cape York next year with our club, 6 or 7 in convoy.

Is this what we're modifying the trailer for? :)