Mud Terrain Vs Highway Terrain Tyre

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Bridgestone Australia
11 October, 2015
Mud Terrain Vs Highway Terrain Tyre

Mud Terrain Vs Highway Terrain Tyres

What is the difference between mud terrain and highway terrain tyres?


There’s no surprise that if you four wheel driving, then mud terrain tyres reign supreme. Here are some of the reasons why it’s important to fit your truck with the right tyre for any weekend adventure. 4WD Action takes the Bridgestone Dueler M/T 674 to some of the toughest local tracks to demonstrate why mud terrain tyres outperform highway terrain tyres in tough outback situations any day of the week.

While highway terrain tyres might be fine for running the kids to and from school, they’re not built for off-road use. The tread and the tyre itself was never constructed for tackling pot holes, rocks or ruts. Mud terrain tyres such as the Bridgestone Dueler M/T 674 are tyre you’ll be glad to have when you have to travel across a massive pot hole that lies between you and your desired destination.

The Dueler M/T 674 mud terrain tyre offers incredible grip. However, they’re not just for driving in mud. Its high tech design means that it’s equally at home beach driving or outback touring. In some of the worst corrugations and some of the deepest sand, the Bridgestone Dueler M/T 674 can handle those situations just as well as they handle the muddiest water crossings.


Features of Highway Terrain Tyres

- Built for on road

- Quiet and comfortable

- Fuel efficient


Features of Mud Terrain Tyres

- Designed for off road conditions

- Improved traction with deep tread

- Long wear life

- Increased puncture resistance


The technology used in mud terrain tyres is constantly improving. The Dueler M/T 674 features 3D technology in the tread and side biters. On the tread’s buttress, the step and slope combination reduces the variation in the stiffness of the rubber in the thicker and thinner parts. This improves the tyre’s traction. Likewise, the shoulder lugs slope downward from the centre which enables the tread to grab ground and clean debris from itself. 

In addition to the technology that makes the Dueler M/T 674 so capable off-road, they’ve also been designed for improved tread wear balance resulting in an increased wear life. The Dueler M/T 674 is not only capable in the mud, but they’ll also go the distance. Whether you’re an outback adventurer, a hard-core four wheel driver, or just heading to the bush to have a good look around, a mud terrain tyre like the Bridgestone Dueler M/T 674 is something you’ll be glad you have.

Technology has come a long way when it comes to tyres. The 3D technology Bridgestone has incorporated into the Dueler M/T 674 is a big part of the reason why it’s such a capable off-road tyre. The shaping of the tread has been used to enhance the tread optimising it and the side biters to give better traction off road. The tread grooves cut deep into the mud providing traction when it’s most needed. The buttresses utilise a stepped-slope combination which means the rubber’s stiffness is more consistent and the sides of the tyre flex and bag more easily.

Another important piece of the puzzle for any quality mud terrain tyre is the tread compound. It’s a fact of off-road life that your tyres are going to take a beating and cutting and chipping is a very common occurrence. The advanced compound in the Bridgestone Dueler M/T 674 tyre offers improved cut and chip resistance which means it can cop a heavy beating off road and still get you home safely. 



Find more information on available sizes, feature and performance ratings for the Dueler M/T 674.

Learn more about the Bridgestone SUV & 4WD tyre range.

Find out about the all terrain and mud terrain tyres in the Bridgestone range.


Find your local Bridgestone Store and get a quote.


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