Truck Tires Tested: Update On The Mickey Thompson Baja Legend EXP

Well, here we are again. It’s time for our second check-in to see how our Mickey Thompson Baja EXP Legend truck tires are holding up. This time we’re looking at the tires after 11,500 miles of driving that was mostly done on highways. There was some off-road driving done through fields and such, but that was minimal.

But before I get into the update, let’s get a refresher about these truck tires on Project WorkHorse. Although it might look strictly like a mud and snow tire, Mickey Thompson says the Baja Legend EXP is a hybrid all-terrain tire that was developed with a balance of on-road performance and off-road traction. The off-road capability is evident with the Sidebiters (treads that extend outward on the sidewall), large surface area tread elements, and wide tread voids.

The Mickey Thompson Baja Legend EXPs are a 10-ply tire, and I was pleasantly surprised about the ride. Although the EXP tires carry a maximum inflation pressure of 80 psi, when the truck is not loaded or towing, I do keep them at 65 psi. By the way, The Raceline Hostage wheels are holding up great as well. I do keep after them with a quality cleaner and hit them with a spray wax from time to time. If you’re interested in the initial article that will let you know all you need to know about the tires and Raceline wheels, you can do that by clicking the link at the bottom of this article.

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With roughly 15/32 of tread remaining, the Baja Legend EXP truck tires are holding up well.

Anyway, WorkHorse did receive a wheel alignment at the time the tires were installed and I have been consistently rotating the tires roughly every 5,000 to 6,000 miles and making sure the tire pressure stays where it is recommended. If you remember, after the initial installation, I noted that the tire did make a small amount of road noise. At this check-in, I can say the noise has not gotten any worse and is very tolerable — especially for a tire with a somewhat aggressive tread pattern, like the BAJ Legend EXP.

When it comes to tread wear, I must say that the Mickey Thompson BAJA Legend EXP truck tires are holding up well. In fact, with 11,500 miles traveled, the tire still measures just shy of 15/32-inch. When first installed, the tread depth was 19/32-inch. For a tire designed for both on-highway and off-road use, the Legend EXP tires are proving to be a tire that can get you down the road for many miles.

If you have any questions about these tires on WorkHorse, feel free to reach out to me at [email protected].

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Randy Bolig has been working on cars and has been involved in the hobby ever since he bought his first car when he was only 14 years old. His passion for performance got him noticed by many locals, and he began helping them modify their vehicles.
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