We expect a lot from mud tires, because they’re expected to do a lot for us in the most challenging environments.
To the trained eye, they’re usually recognized for their large tread blocks and wide spaces. Mud tires are there to drive through almost anything, including gravel, water, rocks, dirt, and of course, mud.
Although they can perform well on regular roads no problem, they’re meant for the places not meant for average vehicles. The polite term for this is off-road driving.
Let's look at what we believe is the best mud tire for your money: the Atturo Trail Blade Boss.
Here's what we love about it!
1. Cutting-Edge Design
What you’ll notice right off the bat is the “sharp” tread design. The treadblocks look like knives!
It’s designs like these that really set tires apart. The design is drawn from the actual Quartermaster QSA-1 Boss Hog knife, which is made for serious, hard-core use.
Alternating shoulder blocks mimic the outline of the knife handle tread.
2. Wide-Tread Voids
The tread voids contain grooves and valleys that are going to help you out when you are needing that extra traction.
They also feature center grooves which also focus on water and mud evacuation.
The sipes are there to add to the extra road traction.
Beneath the tread is a three-ply sidewall for load capacity and protection.
The sidewalls feature the same blade and handle shapes as the tread, providing traction in challenging places.
3. Stone Ejectors
Of course, these are pretty common for most mud tires, but here they are, helping to keep those pesky pebbles from sticking around and keep your tread blocks clear!
4. Low Noise Level
After asking around we’ve learned that, for a mud tire, the Boss is not really all that loud or noisy compared to some of those other mud terrains out there.
For a 38 wide set of four, prices will run right under about $1100, which for a 38 wide tire is a heck of a deal. You’ll find tire sizes go from 15-24 inches.
6. Atturo Background
Atturo, a private brand tire company started in 2009, has become a leader in the SUV and 4x4 market.
It made a name for itself with its Trail Blade M/T and helped pioneer the off-road category. The Trail Blade M/T earned prestige in short-course off-road and desert racing as well as overland expeditions.
With a presence in 30 different countries, Atturo brought style and performance at an affordable price point. Its iconic Trail Blade series adds the Boss to its X/T and A/T styles.