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Pit Bull Maddog Mud Terrain
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Review of the Pit Bull Maddog Mud-Terrain Tire

When the Pit Bull Tire Company designed the Pit Bull Maddog Mud-Terrain Offroad Tire you could imagine their approach to designing a Mud Tire as an aggressive attack on the mud.  When we looked at the tread of the Maddog, the one thing we saw that was a striking feature was the variety of design of the tread lugs.  Most Mud Terrain tires on the market have a repeating pattern that may change slightly from lug to lug, however the Pit Bull Maddog has lugs following lugs that are completely different than the previous lug with a repeating pattern several lugs away.  Why?  The immediate thought is for the looks but we think its a design approach that is geared towards the dynamics of the mud itself.  Our theory is with a changing pattern, the tire tread will tend to move mud in a random, churning manner where each lug does something different to the mud below.  The effect would essentially be if one lug design didn't move you, try another design.  We like this idea in a mud tire.  The effect, according to a few people we have talked to who have these mud tires, is that they excel in sloppy mud.  When you look at the highlight features of the Pitbull Maddog, you'll see why.  Very large side lugs that have a paddle effect in deep mud.  We count 9 unique side lugs that run in opposite directs on either side of the tire, that's 18 different side lugs churning the mud.  Running down the middle are large varying center lugs with sharp leading edges, again with a variety of lug patterns.  The large center lugs are siped in a variety of directions. This not only helps traction in the mud, but also on the rocks as well as on the street.  The lugs are separated by large voids that help to break suction and release the mud.  Many "Mud Terrain" tires on the market are lacking this crucial feature and clog quickly. The sidewalls are well protected by large side lugs that also offer traction in mud as well as protect the bulge when air way down.  There's also a secondary sidewall lug deep down towards the center of the sidewall that will protect as well as propel when necessary.  The Pitbull Maddog also has rim guards found on many of the serious off-road tires on the market.  The Pit Bull Rocker is a Bias Ply tire and offroad the Bias Ply tires will typically out perform their radial counterpart in the area of toughness hands down.  The Pit Bull Maddog is built for the extreme terrain with a 6 and 8 ply rating size dependent.   These tires will perform best when aired way down to 10 psi or even lower when the tire will bulge and flex placing down a broad footprint for maximum traction.  The rubber compound of these tires is harder than some other MT tires on the market and thus will last longer in harsh conditions.  Although the Pitbull Maddog will require some moderate tire spin to clean itself and maintain momentum, it will outperform most of the "Mud Terrain" tires on the market in its element of mud.  In snow this tire will also perform better than many popular Mud Terrain tires especially if aired down to the low digits where it will grind its way through deep snow.  When aired down to the very low single digits, bead locks are recommended.  Lateral traction is a plus with this tire's design as it offers plenty of side bite in off camber situations or traveling sideways along sloped terrain.  On the street these bias ply tires are quieter then you might expect from a bias.  This is probably accomplished in part by a CAD designed tread pattern and their "All Bite No Bark™ noise resistant technology".  Visually the Maddog is a head turner with a mean and aggressive styling, a look we definitely like.  As of this review, available in sizes only in 35X1450-15, 35X1450-16, 35X1450-16.5, 35X1450-17 with a 38.5X1350 coming in Winter 2006 in a 15, 16, 16.5 and 17" rim size.  See there site for more details. For a Spec Sheet Click Here


Manufacturers description of this tire:

MEET THE THREE NEW MEMBERS OF THE DOG PACK!!! - 4x4 tires designed for true Off-Road fanatics who like to Tear It Up TM. Our Tires kick ass...period!!! Don't believe us...REALLY...don't. We're not going to tell all of our secrets so our competition won't find out why our tires work so well. Pit Bull Tires® have many distinguishing features that are proprietary. Our tires bite hard, flex, make less noise and offer a nice ride on the road...if that matters to you. You’ve heard that all before in other tire manufacturer’s ads. So like we said...don’t believe us. Click Here for Tire Reviews.

For those of you who need some assurance before making decisions, here's some info:

Real Sidewall Protectors - that help protect the sidewall and rims from impact.

Rim Guards - gotta have ’em

All Bite No Bark™ noise resistant technology

Sidewall Traction designed using Fang™ Technology - what's Fang™ Technology? Look at the pictures and see for yourself.

Construction/rubber designed using Tear It Up™ Technology - what’s Tear It Up™ Technology? You can't tell from looking at our tires. It’s our secret on why our tires are so cut resistant, puncture resistant and heat resistant. Which translates into a longer lasting tire providing many hours of hassle-free Off-Road pleasure.

Deep lugs - designed for excellent cleanout.

Sipes - Strategically placed for maximum traction and easy cleanout.

Cool sidewall designs - Different style lettering on either side of the Rocker & Maddog and other Tire Tattoos™

U.S. & Int’l Patented tread designs - We have something that no one else has…you can see for yourself in the pictures.

" U.S. Patent No. D504,656 & No. D508,457
European Community Registered Design No. 000162383 & No. 000276654
Aust Des Reg No 303247"


Manufacturer Info:

Pit Bull Tire Company
A Division of Tire Mart, Inc.
St. Louis, Missouri USA
314.621.5396 Fax



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Jim Kerby Jackson New Jersey
Terrain where used: Mud, Wooded Trails, Sand
Snow N/A
Wooded Trail
Overall Rating
I put a set of these on my 69 bronco "beater".  They're mud eaters.  I've had these through some deep mud holes and they really throw the slop around.  I found that if I air down to about 9 pounds and work the wheels back and forth when it gets thick and tough, they find traction.  Probably the side lugs biting.  Defintely better than the BFG MTs I had before these.  I wished they had taller sizes but the 35's are good for my rig.  On rocks, they seem fine.  No issues and good bite.  The street is not bad.  I'm used to running mudders on the road so I guess its what your used to.  Not bad though as far as noise level.  You gotta air up before hitting the road.  The bias plys will roll all over of not aired up.  So far I like them.
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Rating  Key - The star rating keys are specific to the terrain being rated in the review.  To the Top 
Don't even consider it if this is your main terrain. This tire will not perform well at all in this terrain.

Its trying but not doing too well.  You'd be better off choosing another for this terrain.

Average.  Its doing ok, not great but its holding its own.  A decent choice if you're compromising.

This tire does very well in this terrain but its not the best tire available however still a very good choice.

This tire performs exceptionally well in this terrain.  Among the best suited for this terrain.

Size Availability - This is a one to three thumbs up snapshot rating where one mean poor selection, two means ok and three means great.  Check with suppliers or manufacturers for actual available sizes.  While this rating system is vague, we couldn't possibly list all available sizes with size selection changing over time.  Please see manufacturer for list of sizes in production.

Money Bags - This is an average cost scale based on an averaged advertised cost of this tire when compared to other tires.  One money bag represents the tire is typically one of the cheapest available while 5 money bags indicates that this tire is one of the most expensive.  Averages are based on the tires reviewed.

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