This paper presents experimental investigations of three MR fluid types under the influence of several factors in tension loading mode. One MR fluid was water-based, MRF-241ES, while the other two were both hydro-carbon based, MRF-132DG and MRF-122-2ED. The magnetic properties of the MR fluids varied significantly due to a higher particle density in the water-based MR fluid compared to the hydrocarbon-based MR fluids. Tension as a squeeze mode, is as an operational mode where two flat parallel surfaces, standing opposite to each other, are pulled apart from each other by an external force, acting along the path of the magnetic flux lines. The experiments were performed in a vertical direction in the environment of a DC magnetic field. Stress-strain curves of the MR fluids under tension showed similar characteristics despite the fact that different types of the carrier fluids were used. The results revealed that the magnitude of the stress, for a given strain value, depended on the applied current and the initial gap size. It was found that, for higher applied currents and smaller initial gap sizes, there were larger stress values. However, the tensile speed had no significant effect on the stress-strain curves of MR fluids.