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post #31 of 1345 Old 03-12-2009, 01:05 AM
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WOW how did that happen a double post


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post #32 of 1345 Old 03-12-2009, 01:59 AM
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We just got a shipment of these at work last week. They look pretty damn beefy and weigh a ton.

If anyone wants tires - PM me. I work at Just Tires in Garden Grove and I will make sure you get the best possible price and service.

... and no I'm not a salesman, I'm a tech! So don't accuse me of just trying to make money. lol
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so when we going to se pics of these on you rig
The beadlock conversions I'll be mounting them on are supposedly being finished and shipped today, so... I'm hoping before another week goes by.

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Just got a set of 32x11.5x15 last week for 199 a piece. So far so good, they love to eat up snowbanks will post pics when I get my camera back.
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Ya I'm not a fan of the side biters. The tread looks fine, side biters are questionable.
Why don't you like the side biting channels?

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post #37 of 1345 Old 03-15-2009, 06:19 PM
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Why don't you like the side biting channels?
I'd like to see them a little more agressive. Also, because they are directional so one direction will provide more bite than the other.

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I'd like to see them a little more agressive. Also, because they are directional so one direction will provide more bite than the other.
I agree side lugs should be more aggressive or at least the same as the old MTRs
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I'd like to see them a little more agressive. Also, because they are directional so one direction will provide more bite than the other.
I'm curious to see how the side biters work once I test them out. Since they are wedge-shaped they have a a gripping edge only on one end. But - the inside is oriented the opposite direction from the outside, which I hope is a good thing. No matter which way you mount them, one side has the vertical edge forward, and the other side has the point forward.

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I think these tires look promising and when I am looking to get some new tires. Looks like they made some upgrades that might help in the mud. My only question is what to expect from these tires on a DD. Should I expect these to be comparable to how long the regular MT/Rs last on the street?

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My only question is what to expect from these tires on a DD. Should I expect these to be comparable to how long the regular MT/Rs last on the street?
Based on what I've read around the various reviews and boards (there aren't very many yet) these new Kevlar versions are a good deal quieter on the highway than the old ones.

I use mine as a daily driver too, so I'm definitely curious how quiet these new Kevlar MTR's will turn out to be. I've been using Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor's for 3 season use, and Blizzaks in the winter. The GY's are MUCH nicer to drive on-road than the old MTR's that came on my rubi (noise, handling) so I'm very curious how these new Kevlar's will compare...

I'd like to see some more reviews, but it sounds like they're a big step up on-road over the old MTR's, regardless...

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Installed a set today and so far I like em alot. Good looking tire. Have them in 32x11.5x15. As soon as I am ablewill post some pics. And for the people tha believe these are directional tires, they are not. They are known as asymetrical treads.
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post #43 of 1345 Old 03-19-2009, 07:43 AM
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Installed a set today and so far I like em alot. Good looking tire. Have them in 32x11.5x15. As soon as I am ablewill post some pics. And for the people tha believe these are directional tires, they are not. They are known as asymetrical treads.
The gripe has been that the side biters are directional. They look like they will be more effective turning one way vs the other...

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those side biters dont look like much of a side biter to me

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those side biters dont look like much of a side biter to me
I agree, they're not. They have a thin profile, but it will probably grab somewhat.

I tend to believe they are there more to protect the sidewall than to provide any major traction.

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