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post #76 of 1345 Old 04-02-2009, 07:24 PM
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Tried them on some muddy clay hilly mess splooge and tall wet grass last night.
All smiles. Big chucks of Earth heaving in dynamic rooster-tail ballistic arches heavenbound as I casually point-n-shot myself all over the place and listened to Skynyrd.
Not tractor tires but they're the best tire I've ever used that doesn't rattle my fillings loose on the highway.
That's good to hear - definitely smile-inducing, since I just bought a set that I can't wait to try out in the mud!


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post #77 of 1345 Old 04-03-2009, 05:05 AM
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I was a fleet manager for 17 years and I always had my pick of company vehicle to drive. Trucks, vans, cars, a huge variety. And I bought the tires, etc.
There was always the inevitable "yeah, but the tire doesn't..... (insert complaint) ....do this well...." with every tire. Sometimes a small item, sometimes something really bad.

The only thing so far is, "yeah, but the tire doesn't come in a blackwall for 33's..."
I think I can sleep well with that.

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I was a fleet manager for 17 years and I always had my pick of company vehicle to drive. Trucks, vans, cars, a huge variety. And I bought the tires, etc.
There was always the inevitable "yeah, but the tire doesn't..... (insert complaint) ....do this well...." with every tire. Sometimes a small item, sometimes something really bad.

The only thing so far is, "yeah, but the tire doesn't come in a blackwall for 33's..."
I think I can sleep well with that.

yeh, i THINK i wanna buy these tires, but i HATE having the white letters out, any idea if they'll be coming out with a black side wall version?
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post #79 of 1345 Old 04-03-2009, 05:21 AM
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Think I'm putting my order in today to buy 5. The dealer tells me the $50. rebate is only until the 4th.

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i think it's a 100 dollar rebate if you buy them with a goodyear credit card.

plus i think its a year or 6 months no interest.





also, i am still torn between 33's with white side wall, or 35's with black sidewall.


35's would require tube fenders on my part, which i dont mind.

but my 4 banger with 4.56 gearing will make for a slow ride to the trails.


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any other people want to input on your experience with the tires? mud/rock/dirt ?
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post #81 of 1345 Old 04-03-2009, 07:53 AM
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35's ....but my 4 banger with 4.56 gearing will make for a slow ride to the trails.
Thats a fact Jack. Going from 33's to 35's when I already had 4.88 gears is what pushed me to do the motor swap.

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Thats a fact Jack. Going from 33's to 35's when I already had 4.88 gears is what pushed me to do the motor swap.
yeh, 33's would prob. be more reasonable.

TJ is not my DD, though it does have to make it on alot of HWY miles to and from the trail.

thinking about doing super swamper ltbs or tsl tires...
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Ordered 5 MT/R Kevlars late yesterday from the Goodyear dealer. $231. each plus fees... total $1252. installed.
The person "girl" at the counter tells me the older MT/R's didn't last very long on a couple Jeeps she has seen in the past. Something like 12k miles total on the old type. She said the new Kevlars are supposed to last 40-50k miles though, and was pretty optimistic about them. I should have them on in a week.

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I spent a week out in our backyard during KOH (JV/Hammers) and one of the guys who were joining us from WA had a new set of the 33's on his XJ. IIRC, he ran 3 of the "milder" trails the 1st day on 'em & they did very well.

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Here is the list, bottom of this page. It shows sizes and which are in what color letters.
It is interesting that most sizes come in white wall? Who would have guessed?

Anyway, thanks for the reviews and let's hear some more!


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The sizes under 35's are where you'll find whitewalls offered, the 35's and up are black letters.
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The sizes under 35's are where you'll find whitewalls offered, the 35's and up are black letters.
Like I said, 35 and up, the men's sizes.

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Like I said, 35 and up, the men's sizes.
I don't need to compensate with tires; I even drive a wee-little car...



But, seriously, the white letters are gaudy. And I'm glad that I got my wheels really inexpensively but I'm wishing they were black every time I walk by the Jeep.
Then I get rolling on the trail and I stop caring about those superficial things.

I took the rig out yesterday and tried to find as much spooge on the trails as I could. I figured that it would be easy after all the recent rain. Had to cut a tree up that fell across the trail in one spot, found some mud, the ruts had gotten deeper, some new rocks exposed, but didn't have to put it in 4-low at all... ...not sure if that's due to the new tires or not, but I glided up and down everything around Swallow Creek like it was a highway.
Felt comfy too. Coming from 18" wheels, the extra sidewall is very welcome.






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I have to agree with JeeperDon about 35s, and I'm still on 30s.


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A friend is a vendor at the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab and so far feedback is very positive. They are reporting better traction off road and better handling on road. Goodyear is also advertising the new rubber compound will result in better wear. I like what I'm hearing so far...

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