Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels offers racing and performance tires and wheels for street, strip, truck, and off-road applications. The company was founded in 1963 by racing legend Mickey Thompson. The transition from bias to radial construction, and a third ply, brought about mud tires like the Baja MTZp3 and Baja Claw TTC Radial. From the beginning Mickey Thompson Mud Tires had aggressive designs, and in the 1970s it pioneered the use of large “sidebiters” along the upper sidewall. The very aggressive Baja Claw TTC is targeted toward mud, rock, and loose dirt; the Baja MTZp3 is meant to handle all that, but has much better highway manners.