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Unread 06-15-2011, 08:17 AM   #1021
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Just had 5 tires balanced and rotated after 6k miles use. They are noisy as heck now, and pulls to the right a little. Time for an alignment. Hopefully the noise will die down after they wear "in".

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Unread 06-15-2011, 08:25 AM   #1022
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Just had 5 tires balanced and rotated after 6k miles use. They are noisy as heck now, and pulls to the right a little. Time for an alignment. Hopefully the noise will die down after they wear "in".
Is the new tire on the rear? If so, the height difference after 6k miles of wear may be the cause of the pull. Less likely if you're running an open diff, but still possible.
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Unread 06-15-2011, 09:38 AM   #1023
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I still haven't had a problem with mine (other than the blem tire, which I got replaced for free through Tire Rack). I've chunked them up quite a bit offroad, but they are still an awesome tire in any terrain. I've been up to at least 70mph with them without crazy vibes and they are run on MT Classic Lock wheels with the outer rock rings all bent up. Guy who balanced them used clamp on weights on the inside lip of the wheels because he wasn't sure about my brake clearance to use the stick ons.

What I really need to do is get a good alignment after my new steering goes on, plus rotate these things. I've had em on for probably close to 10k miles now and the tires could use a rotation.


Now that I think about it, the only time I notice that they seem 'egged' is after the Jeep has sat for quite a while. It goes away after a few minutes of driving. It was a tad worse on my last wheeling trip when I parked the jeep at night aired down to 12 psi and it was around 20*F outside. Took a bit longer for them to warm up and round out that time.
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Unread 06-15-2011, 10:20 AM   #1024
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The spare went to the driver rear. The pass rear is now the spare.



I also noticed GoodYear changed the tire pattern on these tires. I'm sure someone else brought that up already.
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Unread 06-15-2011, 10:27 AM   #1025
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The spare went to the driver rear. The pass rear is now the spare.



I also noticed GoodYear changed the tire pattern on these tires. I'm sure someone else brought that up already.
Is it pulling to the right now? Just curious...

I haven't noticed a tread pattern change. What changed?
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Unread 06-15-2011, 12:49 PM   #1026
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yes pulling to the right.

The MT/R on the sales floor had a different tread pattern than mine which were bought in 2009, I think.
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Unread 06-15-2011, 01:36 PM   #1027
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The noise will go away for the most part after 500 miles. Mine did the same thing, Went from quiet to LOUD but soon tamed back down. Ive rotated 3 times now and it happens every time.

If its pulling then your psi might need checked. But then again the are asymmetrical and the tread will lay different plus the fact you turned the tire around. If you look one outer lug will lean up and the other down, The main contact patch, So it might take a few miles for that as well.
Unless you have wheeled them recently give them a few miles so you can see if it gets better or worse.
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Unread 06-15-2011, 01:37 PM   #1028
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I haven't noticed a tread pattern change. What changed?
Different sizes are slightly different patterns.
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Unread 06-15-2011, 06:39 PM   #1029
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The noise will go away for the most part after 500 miles. Mine did the same thing, Went from quiet to LOUD but soon tamed back down. Ive rotated 3 times now and it happens every time.

If its pulling then your psi might need checked. But then again the are asymmetrical and the tread will lay different plus the fact you turned the tire around. If you look one outer lug will lean up and the other down, The main contact patch, So it might take a few miles for that as well.
Unless you have wheeled them recently give them a few miles so you can see if it gets better or worse.
I was hoping the tech at the goodyear store knew to rotate them in the "best "way.
Is the circle rotation the best for these tires? Or front to back?
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Unread 06-15-2011, 06:47 PM   #1030
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I was hoping the tech at the goodyear store knew to rotate them in the "best "way.
Is the circle rotation the best for these tires? Or front to back?
dont expect much out of a goodyear tech.
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Unread 06-15-2011, 07:07 PM   #1031
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Wow!!!! I was thinking about getting some of these when I move up to 35's shortly, but seeing some of the problems, and the customer service, I think I will stay with the KM2's I have now. Lumpster got the big shaft, sorry to hear about that... You shouldn't have to spend a lot of time with customer service to get a problem fixed. I don't want to have to call a company every day to get an issue resolved. If I have a legitimate problem with your product, fix it or refund my money.

I really respect what Imped has to say, but maybe he's just been lucky, or he has a ton of knowledge on all things Jeep and off road. Other than Imped saying he likes them, I can't see myself buying these.
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Unread 06-15-2011, 07:47 PM   #1032
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Wow!!!! I was thinking about getting some of these when I move up to 35's shortly, but seeing some of the problems, and the customer service, I think I will stay with the KM2's I have now. Lumpster got the big shaft, sorry to hear about that... You shouldn't have to spend a lot of time with customer service to get a problem fixed. I don't want to have to call a company every day to get an issue resolved. If I have a legitimate problem with your product, fix it or refund my money.

I really respect what Imped has to say, but maybe he's just been lucky, or he has a ton of knowledge on all things Jeep and off road. Other than Imped saying he likes them, I can't see myself buying these.
Granted I don't have many miles on mine yet they have been great,balanced rather well and no vibs at 70mph but are extremely to quiet for my taste.My 35x12.50x15 MT/R's also stand 1.5" taller then then my buddies brand new(zero miles) 35x12.50x15 KM2's,same jeeps(Liberty's),same weight,same rim demensions(15x8),and same psi.
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Unread 06-15-2011, 08:02 PM   #1033
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Granted I don't have many miles on mine yet they have been great,balanced rather well and no vibs at 70mph but are extremely to quiet for my taste.My 35x12.50x15 MT/R's also stand 1.5" taller then then my buddies brand new(zero miles) 35x12.50x15 KM2's,same jeeps(Liberty's),same weight,same rim demensions(15x8),and same psi.
i call bs on the tire height claim.

My tires are the same hieght as my brother in laws 35x12.5x15 km2s. His tires are an inch narrower, both on 15x8 wheels. I think i would actually like the higher ground pressure of a slightly narrower tire over my mtr's with kevlar. His are noisier but they balanced out well and run true. Im pretty sure ill be picking up some km2 later this year or beginning of next year, i just need to save up for some 17's so i can get the 17 inch brake kit from Blaine.
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Unread 06-15-2011, 08:23 PM   #1034
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i call bs on the tire height claim.

My tires are the same hieght as my brother in laws 35x12.5x15 km2s. His tires are an inch narrower, both on 15x8 wheels. I think i would actually like the higher ground pressure of a slightly narrower tire over my mtr's with kevlar. His are noisier but they balanced out well and run true. Im pretty sure ill be picking up some km2 later this year or beginning of next year, i just need to save up for some 17's so i can get the 17 inch brake kit from Blaine.
His KM2's measured 33.25" and my MT/R's measured 34.75",and again same type of Jeep,same weight,same rim size,and same psi.

He's rather mad when I originally told hime to get 37" BFG's to match my 35" tires.
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Unread 06-17-2011, 09:47 PM   #1035
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The problems they had with the Kevlars have been addressed and fixed, So i was told. The set i have now are close to perfect. But after all the BS i had to go through and watching them screw over others that had the same problem, Mickey Thompson will most likely get my business again. Much safer bet IMO, All the years i ran them and 0 problems.

BFG tires always run small, But you also have to take into consideration that the Kevlars have a stiffer sidewall so it will measure and appear taller. The only way to get an accurate reading is take one off of each jeep with no load and measure or before they are mounted.
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