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Unread 11-23-2010, 10:46 PM   #1
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36" Iroks vs 37" MTR's

The specs on both of these tires are close. The Iroks are 36" and the MTR 37's are 36.8" according to both websites. My question is in visual form how much taller are the 37" MTR's vs the 36" Iroks. I have the 36 iroks now and can't for the life of me get them to balance. I was thinking of going to the MTR's but would like input.

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Unread 11-23-2010, 11:38 PM   #2
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Super swampers are may be good for looks and wheeling but they are terrible on the road. Think of it this way....Think of Interco as a white trash hooker making tires in his garage next to his meth lab, Now Goodyear making tires in a factory made of gold. Goodyear has sooooo much more money to invest in R&D and equipment when making and developing tires. Your Iroks will never balance.
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Unread 11-23-2010, 11:47 PM   #3
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How do the MTR's do in the mud. Do they clean out and pull good. Down here in the south we have a lot of mud and the sampers do a great job. However I was thinking that by getting the radials I would be ok. I do try to drive my jeep as much as possible. So I could use something that rides a lot better.
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How do the MTR's do in the mud. Do they clean out and pull good. Down here in the south we have a lot of mud and the sampers do a great job. However I was thinking that by getting the radials I would be ok. I do try to drive my jeep as much as possible. So I could use something that rides a lot better.
I know that the first MT/Rs were terrible in the mud. I dont know about the knew ones.

they aren't designed as such though. they really shine in the sand and the rocks.
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36 inch IROKs measure 36.8, 37 inch IROKs measure 36 (Bias). New MT/R's are good in the mud, they are no swampers but by far the best all around tire I have owned.
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I could use something that rode alot better than the Iroks. The ones I have are 10ply and for them to ride half a** I have to run about 60psi in them and you can imagine.
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I know that the first MT/Rs were terrible in the mud. I dont know about the knew ones.

they aren't designed as such though. they really shine in the sand and the rocks.
You are correct that they were not designed to be a mud tire and the first ones were worse than Thornturds in the mud. I would not have even considered them but was intrigued when I saw the new design and that there wasn't a wait time for them as opposed to the BFGs that I was interested in. The newer version is absolutely great and throw mud and muck out in huge chunks. I do not hesitate to recommend them, even for the southern areas where we tend to find mud and clay, regardless of how much we try to avoid it.
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Its hard to beat Iroks on rocks except maybe with Krawlers. I would not even consider running Iroks on the road, especially the larger sizes. Its a waste of tire.
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I know that the first MT/Rs were terrible in the mud. I dont know about the knew ones.

they aren't designed as such though. they really shine in the sand and the rocks.
Really? By earlier gen you are talking about this tread design? Because if you are, I am gonna have to call shenanigans on that because in the mud we get around here I went anywhere any body else went with their swampers.
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Really? By earlier gen you are talking about this tread design? Because if you are, I am gonna have to call shenanigans on that because in the mud we get around here I went anywhere any body else went with their swampers.
the kind of mud you are getting in Idaho is much different than the nasty crap they get in AL.... the original MT/R was not designed for mud and neither is the new one. however the new ones work much better apparently. but the older style would not clean no matter how hard you spun them.

even down here in the mud we get they did not perform anywhere near what an actual "mud terrain" tire did.
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I ran the old MTR's and found they worked well, I currently run 33" new MTR's with kevlar and have found them to be the best all around tire I've ever had. They do great in the mud and rocks. I have put about 20k miles on mine in just over a year between daily driving and off roading one or two wknds a month. I drive my jeep daily and they have balanced well and run true, I do rotate them every 3k miles with my oil change though. I've driven on them 9hrs to Kentucky wheeled all wknd and driven back without any issues. I run 35psi on the street and 10-12 off road and they perform great.
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the kind of mud you are getting in Idaho is much different than the nasty crap they get in AL.... the original MT/R was not designed for mud and neither is the new one. however the new ones work much better apparently. but the older style would not clean no matter how hard you spun them.

even down here in the mud we get they did not perform anywhere near what an actual "mud terrain" tire did.
We have some nasty clay in spots out here that I would put against anything you have down there (yes I have wheeled both places, you just have lots more of it).
I'll try to find a video of how the clean out.
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We have some nasty clay in spots out here that I would put against anything you have down there (yes I have wheeled both places, you just have lots more of it).
I'll try to find a video of how the clean out.
I'll take your word for it. but you seem to be an anomoly, yours is the first that said they do well in the mud. phenomenal in the desert and on the rocks though.
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I'll take your word for it. but you seem to be an anomoly, yours is the first that said they do well in the mud. phenomenal in the desert and on the rocks though.
I will also join the anomoly crowd. They may not be the best mud tires ever, but I have no complaints, they have gotten me through stuff my friends trucks on swampers and the like were unable to manage. I may have had a smidge more skinny pedal then they did though.. On the sand, I will admit. Nothing short of amazing
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I finally aired mine down to 23psi and that seemed to help the iroks a little. Still wished I'd have gone with something else though.
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