Are Hankook Dynapro MT tires a good value and do they really perform as well as the manufacturer states. We try and sort out the marketing hype from the truth by looking at what the actual owners are staying about these tires. Learn the true experience from tire reviews offered by Hankook owners, then make the purchase that best suites your driving conditions and how hard you pound the earth with these babies.
These mud tires are considered above average with an aggressive tread pattern. They look great and have amazing traction as they were created for serious offroad drivers. They have a “V-Shaped” pattern of tread blocks that are said to give better control in sand, snow, or mud.
There are large gaps spaced out in the tread pattern that improve traction and even offer “self cleaning” of chunks of mud and debris. The sidewalls are reinforced with an extra rubber compound to offer better protection. These well designed shoulders resist buildup of dirt and help reduce the chance of impact damage.
When driving on the highway you’ll get better comfort than expected comfort for a “mud tire” tire, though you won’t achieve as much traction in wet or icy conditions as you’d like as there are fewer sipes in the logs.
As for cost you can expect to pay slightly less than typical mud terrain tires. There is also a good variety of sizes available (up to 40 inches).
Review ratings for sand, rock, and mud are 3 out of 5 stars, while trail, snow and even street get closer to 4 out of 5 stars. Not bad for a tire that is modestly described as ‘better than average’.
"I own the Hankook Dynapro MT RT03’S and have them on my 2005 Wranger. I am so happy with the performance I can’t believe it. I have to say that I was a bit worried that buying tires that are nearly $100 than other ones I was considering. Over and over again these Hankooks have shown to be amazing performers. I am at about 50% tread after 5,000 offroad minles (and nearly 19,000 highway)."
"These are very good tires for the money. The truck I have the MT’s on is one I use for off roading as well as my day to day driver. These tires see a decent amount of miles and I do think that they appear to wear tread down a bit fast. I’m sure this is because of the softer rubber used. The offroad performance is excellent however and did a great job for a mud tire."
"The performance in snow was really good for my 2001 Suburban. I had read that the Hankook Dynapro MT tires were not that great in snow and ice, but perhaps the heavier weight of the Suburban helps. The road noise is pretty low, but I do feel that the tires wear down a bit fast."
"I have an F-150 with Dynapro MT’s. Though the tires do really well in mud at first, when 50% of the tread is gone the performance fades fast. After less than 2,000 miles driving on unpaved road (mostly gravel) the tires are shot. Driving on slippery and icy conditions are terrible. I ultimately switched to Cooper Discoverer STT’s."
"I have purchased two sets of Hankook Dynapro MT tires, one for my Expedition and the other for my F150. The price is what attracted me to these tires, and I do think they are a good value. They are considerably quiet and have gotten me nearly $50K miles."
"I have installed these on my F-150 and would recommend the MT’s to anyone that is looking for a decent tire for mud and street. They are pretty quiet and handle well in the snow (when the snow is deep enough for the tread to grab). These tires do not do well in icy conditions however. I do see them wearing somewhat fast and I don’t anticipate getting more than about 30,000 miles."
"These tires did really well for off road in sand and mud, but at about 25K miles I had a sidewall blowout on the highway. I didn’t actually even have much time in the mud either. I replaced that tire and then another tire had the steel belt separate on the inside causing a wavy effect and ultimately steel poking out of the rubber. I had to replace that one as well. I’m not impressed with the quality."
"After just a year and a half, and under 8K miles, I am seeing cracks in the side walls. Not good."
"The Hankook Dynapro MT tires are not good in snow. Where I would typically be using 2WD I had to switch to 4WD just to get traction. I got better value from BF Goodrich tires which last me over 50,000 miles. The MT’s were worn by about 20K. Even though the price is good these tires will not save you money in the long run."
"These are only slightly better than all terrain tires. They are terrible in mud and downright dangerous in snow and ice. For real offroad tires you should pay more and get TSL’s, Dick Cepec Crushers, or Pit Bulls."
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Hankook Dynapro Mt Not rated yet
I have had these tires for a year now. The sidewalls have been cracking for a while. Now one of my tires the crack went all the way through the tire …
suck in snow higher then 4 inches. good mudding. 08 F150 4x4 Not rated yet
Since it started to snow here in WNY these tires have let me down every time I drive on snow higher then 4 inches. All they do it spin and spin with 33PSI. …
mto3 sadness Not rated yet
Constantly out of balance. Wear way to fast at 24k miles they wont make 30 k. Good in mud and rock not bad in snow. For a off-road only rig I would buy …
pretty good Not rated yet
Tires are amazing for a radial tire had them on my F-150 and with a good driver behind the wheel u can tackle pretty much any hole u want to with these …
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