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Unread 11-24-2014, 08:00 AM   #1
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Dunlop Mud Rover Reviews, Anyone?

Anyone running the Dunlop Mud Rovers on their TJ? Looking into them for my 2001 TJ. Stuck on which size to order. I have the choice of 30, 32, 33, and 34" all with a rim size of 15". I heard they are pretty good in the snow for a mud tire, so I'm wondering if smaller is better, larger is better or if I should go in the middle. Probably will have to get a small 2" lift for anything above the 30"

What can you tell me about them? Love them, hate them?

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Unread 11-24-2014, 08:05 AM   #2
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I would like to add another note. Could I fit the 30" tires or even the 31" tires without adding a lift? I have no idea what my stock tire size is but I have 15" rims so I don't have to get new rims with whatever tire I choose.
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Unread 11-24-2014, 08:33 AM   #3
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you can fit a 31"x10.5" tire with no lift, but it may require adding a washer to your steering stops.

I have no experience with the dunlop mud rover
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Unread 11-24-2014, 08:35 AM   #4
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I ran then on my first jeep as my first set of mud tires, they worked well and had good manners on the road. once they started wearing though, they were loud. ive run them in 30's and 32's. both worked just as good as the other.

you can fit a 31" tire with no lift....might have to add washer or 2 to steering stops
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Unread 11-24-2014, 10:11 AM   #5
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I could care less about loudness on the road. What are washers for the tires and what are steering stops?
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Unread 11-24-2014, 10:16 AM   #6
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your google fu is weak

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=washers+behind+steering+stops
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Unread 11-24-2014, 10:34 AM   #7
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Ok that was too funny. Nice site.
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Unread 11-24-2014, 10:42 AM   #8
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ya, just playing a bit, but its just removing your steering stop, then adding a washer and reinstalling. it limits your tires turning ability just enough to keep it out of the sway bar, frame, and control arm
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Unread 11-24-2014, 10:52 AM   #9
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From what I've researched, for street friendly MT tires - most here go with either the KM2 or the Kevlar MTR. I don't see as much running the Dunlops...
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there is nothing MT about the kevlars. in my opinion.
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there is nothing MT about the kevlars. in my opinion.
its not just your opinion, they aren't MT's

MT/R stands for Maximum Traction / Reinforced
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I had them on my old YJ. I personally didn't have any complaints about them… they wore well, were not louder than any other MT I have driven, did very well in the snow, and were priced very well compared to other MT's. However, I have read a lot of complaints about them having very thin/weak sidewalls. This was never an issue for me because I didn't use that particular Jeep off road much… but if you are planning on taking them off road a lot and airing them down as opposed to just "mall crawling" with them, you may want to spend a bit more $ for something with stronger sidewalls IMO.
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So on the side of my tire its labeled as M+S 30 - 9.50 - R15 but on the sticker inside my door it says 215\75\R15.

So the tires that I currently have on my vehicle are actually 30" tires I take it? Also the fact that they are labled as M + S and have the little icon of a mountain and a snowflake and they still suck this bad its very disappointing. Currently running the stock Goodyear Wranglers. I have another thread regarding those.
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I'm running Goodyear Duratracs 31" tall(no washers or anything needed) great in the ice and snow, but they will sing to you on the highway a bit.
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there is nothing MT about the kevlars. in my opinion.
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its not just your opinion, they aren't MT's MT/R stands for Maximum Traction / Reinforced
Mud terrain is just a marketing gimmick anyways.

MTRs do well in the mud. Also, Goodyear says they are a tire suitable for mud in their product description.

True they do not say mud terrain on the sidewall, but that doesn't mean much in my opinion.
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