post #1066 of Old 08-31-2011, 01:11 PM
purdueme06
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Danville
Posts: 47
These tires are made at the plant in which I work. They are some of the most complicated tires we make. The biggest size that's offered is the 42". Any of you guys happen to have pictures of the 42s on a rig? I've never seen them in the wild.

purdueme06 is offline  
post #1067 of Old 08-31-2011, 01:21 PM
purdueme06
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Danville
Posts: 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeepinmichguy_ View Post
Quick story, by my wifes hospital that she works at they are doing construction and she ran something over causing three nails, one screw, and another hole (5 total) in one of her 33 12.50 15 MT/R Kevlars. I went to Discount Tire because they patch for free to see if they would patch it up. They stated they would not fix a tire with more than 3 holes in it but would pro-rate me on a new one (cost under $85 after taxes, and I will plug the old one myself for another trail spare now).

I get out of work today to go pick it up and the guy tells me that the one he got in is black wall on both sides. I proceed to pretty much laugh at him because the 33 12.50 15 MT/R Kevlar only comes with white lettering. The other sales man agreed with me and checked his computer (the only option for that size was raised white letters).

The sales man rolls the new tire in and he was right, a totally black 33 12.50 15 MT/R Kevlar. He calls to the shop he got it from to get a raised white letter over to his shop and all they had were blackwalls there. He ended up finding me a raised white letter MT/R to match but he was told they are not blems and Goodyear is making blackwall MT/R Kevlars (he could be mistaken and they may be blems, but I doubt it). Sorry if this is old news but I have not seen it on the forum (or any forums for that matter yet).


Update....

I spoke with the actual manager today while getting the new tire put on the wifes TJ and the ended up being a bunch of blems and Goodyear actually recalled them all back. That sucks the big one!!!!! They looked frikkin bad *** as you would imagine.
Earlier this year, they added to this tire line, and they are now made with a BSW only option.
purdueme06 is offline  
post #1068 of Old 08-31-2011, 04:11 PM
freeskier93
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Longmont
Posts: 7,126
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2005X View Post
it is in Colorado
I believe the correct term for mud in colorado is "**** water" because it smells so bad.

On topic:

I'm looking to get these before winter, anyone know of good deals? Discount tire direct has 33s listed as more expensive than 35s! But they won't charge state tax which can make a difference. 4wd/4wheel parts has them cheaper but you gotta pay state tax and then pick them up to not pay shipping. Tire rack has good prices, but they rape you on the shipping.

CU Boulder Aerospace Engineering
freeskier93 is offline  
post #1069 of Old 08-31-2011, 04:26 PM
sabzz
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Wichita
Posts: 1,436
Tirecrawler.com has them for 196.96 a piece for 33s. Should be around 110 for shipping.

1998 ZJ 4.0 work in progress/DD
'97 ZJ 4.0|3.5 RC|31" -SOLD
sabzz is offline  
post #1070 of Old 08-31-2011, 07:19 PM
vanillathrilla
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Roanoke, VA
Posts: 2,310
I paid $1050 mounted, installed, and balanced for mine. I found cheaper prices, but most of the local shops charge more if you bring your own tires in to have mounted and balanced rather than buying through them. The rate is double what it is if you buy through them.

...but on the flip side, they gave me lifetime rotation and re-balance for the life of the tires.

'99 TJ Sport | Rampage Frameless | 33x12.50x15 Goodyear MTR/K's | Poweraid TBS | Flowmaster 40 series | Herculined | 15% tint | LED interior lighting | AtoZ front/rear bumper | AtoZ tube rocker guards | Kenwood Excelon KDC-X993BT | Kicker 6.5's in soundbar | Alpine Type-R 4x6's in dash.
vanillathrilla is offline  
post #1071 of Old 08-31-2011, 07:23 PM
sabzz
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Wichita
Posts: 1,436
How are the 33s with the 3.07s?

1998 ZJ 4.0 work in progress/DD
'97 ZJ 4.0|3.5 RC|31" -SOLD
sabzz is offline  
post #1072 of Old 08-31-2011, 07:33 PM
freeskier93
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Longmont
Posts: 7,126
Quote:
Originally Posted by sabzz View Post
How are the 33s with the 3.07s?
Not horrible, it helps to have a 5spd and light jeep. New tires came at the worst time. Axles and gears were next on the list, but with winter coming up I wouldn't feel comfortable on my balding 33s. Plus I was wanting to jump to 35s (33s and 35s are basically the same price!), but not with d35 and 3.07. So I guess I have to deal with it a little while longer.

Also thanks for the link to tire crawler. Funny though I saw they carry cooper stt's in 33" for a great price and rebate. But I've heard they are a bit soft and chunk on rocks. Figure I should just stick to a tough, proven tire.

CU Boulder Aerospace Engineering
freeskier93 is offline  
post #1073 of Old 08-31-2011, 07:50 PM
Bama_WJ
Registered User
2001 WJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Owens Cross Roads
Posts: 3,809
Looking at getting a set of these in the 37" flavor here soon. Can anyone comment on how well they clean out? Most of my wheeling is done here in the South with the sticky red clay mud.

Daniel
1 Ton WJ Build In Progress

The Daily: 2011 Chevy Cruze Eco - Trifecta tuned and 37+ MPG

Wife's Jeep: 2006 WK Overland - OME HD Lift, 265/70/17 BFG AT's, 1.25" SpiderTrax wheel spacers, 3" Gibson Cat-Back

North Alabama Jeep
42RE Vent Mod - Seal your transmission!
YouTube. - My Video Channel
Facebook - Wheeling Pictures/Videos
The Jeep Wave. Bringing it back.
Bama_WJ is offline  
post #1074 of Old 08-31-2011, 07:59 PM
Hendrix
TJOTY 2013
 
Hendrix's Avatar
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: FT Myers
Posts: 4,866
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bama_WJ View Post
Looking at getting a set of these in the 37" flavor here soon. Can anyone comment on how well they clean out? Most of my wheeling is done here in the South with the sticky red clay mud.
Mine do very well, But I have only had them out one time.
Hendrix is offline  
post #1075 of Old 09-01-2011, 06:24 AM
vanillathrilla
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Roanoke, VA
Posts: 2,310
In my experience, they clean out VERY well! Unfortunately, on more than one occasion, they cleaned out better than I had hoped they would. You'll be fine in a WJ, but I had mud that was being thrown from the tread coming back at me from the rear! lol... Even got some on the inside of the windshield from the rear tires.

'99 TJ Sport | Rampage Frameless | 33x12.50x15 Goodyear MTR/K's | Poweraid TBS | Flowmaster 40 series | Herculined | 15% tint | LED interior lighting | AtoZ front/rear bumper | AtoZ tube rocker guards | Kenwood Excelon KDC-X993BT | Kicker 6.5's in soundbar | Alpine Type-R 4x6's in dash.
vanillathrilla is offline  
post #1076 of Old 09-01-2011, 04:21 PM
freeskier93
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Longmont
Posts: 7,126
Order was placed for 4 33x12.5 R15 Goodyear MT/R Kevlars, grand total 1056$. Ended up just going through Discount Tire. I figured places were going to start Labor Day sales, and they have. Discount Tire is doing a 100$ rebate on any 4 set of tires or wheels. They are also the most convenient because they're just down the road and the price includes absolutely everything.

The tires were special order though, so I submitted my order online, I'm guessing someone will call me about availability and set up an appointment, as I haven't actually paid yet.

Anyone tried cashing in on more than 1 rebate? Tread lightly has a rebate if you become a member, but I don't want to pay to join, only to have the rebate declined.

CU Boulder Aerospace Engineering
freeskier93 is offline  
post #1077 of Old 09-01-2011, 07:59 PM
vanillathrilla
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Roanoke, VA
Posts: 2,310
Quote:
Originally Posted by freeskier93 View Post
Order was placed for 4 33x12.5 R15 Goodyear MT/R Kevlars, grand total 1056$. Ended up just going through Discount Tire. I figured places were going to start Labor Day sales, and they have. Discount Tire is doing a 100$ rebate on any 4 set of tires or wheels. They are also the most convenient because they're just down the road and the price includes absolutely everything.

The tires were special order though, so I submitted my order online, I'm guessing someone will call me about availability and set up an appointment, as I haven't actually paid yet.

Anyone tried cashing in on more than 1 rebate? Tread lightly has a rebate if you become a member, but I don't want to pay to join, only to have the rebate declined.
Is that price mounted, installed, and balanced? Or just the tires?

I got my (4x) 33x12.50x15 MTR/K's for $1050 mounted, installed, and balanced (with free lifetime rotation and re-balance for the life of the tires). I found them cheaper online prior to going through a local shop, but everywhere here charges double the rate to install tires you bring in so it would have been basically the same. Meh, I'd rather support a local shop if it's the same price--and the free rotation and re-balance is a huge perk for me to making these tires last as long as possible.

'99 TJ Sport | Rampage Frameless | 33x12.50x15 Goodyear MTR/K's | Poweraid TBS | Flowmaster 40 series | Herculined | 15% tint | LED interior lighting | AtoZ front/rear bumper | AtoZ tube rocker guards | Kenwood Excelon KDC-X993BT | Kicker 6.5's in soundbar | Alpine Type-R 4x6's in dash.
vanillathrilla is offline  
post #1078 of Old 09-01-2011, 08:10 PM
freeskier93
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Longmont
Posts: 7,126
Quote:
Originally Posted by vanillathrilla View Post
Is that price mounted, installed, and balanced? Or just the tires?

I got my (4x) 33x12.50x15 MTR/K's for $1050 mounted, installed, and balanced (with free lifetime rotation and re-balance for the life of the tires). I found them cheaper online prior to going through a local shop, but everywhere here charges double the rate to install tires you bring in so it would have been basically the same. Meh, I'd rather support a local shop if it's the same price--and the free rotation and re-balance is a huge perk for me to making these tires last as long as possible.
Yep, mounted, balanced, the full shebang.

CU Boulder Aerospace Engineering
freeskier93 is offline  
post #1079 of Old 09-01-2011, 10:42 PM
mudmobeeler
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 109
I'm looking at getting tires for my blazer, I know it's not a jeep but the wife and I are looking at getting a 4dr jk but we don't know when. I'm looking at 35 12.50s but I'm stuck between the goodyear mtrs and the bfg km2s. It will be driven on the road both in good and bad weather but will travel farther in bad weather as our other vehicle is fwd car. We go on some trails that include mud, rocks, sand, loose silty dirt, pretty much anything and everything. Go wheeling in the snow also. Both seem to be about same price online but I'm checking with some local shops. What's everybody's opinion? I like the look of both but want a good tire that will work for everything ( i know it wont be the perfect tire cause I'm wanting a super swamper bogger but for it to last 50k miles like an all terrain, it ain't happenin lol ) and can't really find anything to sway me one way or the other.

No jeep right now, tryin to get some stuff paid and a steady job then a 4 door jk is hopefully in the future. Also looking for another YJ.

88 Chevy Blazer, PAID FOR! Four inch front springs, greaseable front spring bushings, Offroad Design front shackles, Offroad Design rear 4 in shackle flip. Stock drivetrain with som 35 12.50 BFG KM2s. Lots of trail help on paint and body work.
mudmobeeler is offline  
post #1080 of Old 09-02-2011, 09:06 AM
vanillathrilla
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Roanoke, VA
Posts: 2,310
As I said before, these have done amazing in everything I've put them through. I'm not in any hurry for it to be winter here, but I'm definitely looking forward to seeing how well these things do in the snow. I've heard they handle snow great too, and someone above said they did great in sand. The KM2's are good tires, but the Kevlar aspect of these tires sold me on them over the KM2's... My last set of tires were 33x12.50x15 BFG A/T's, and they did great in everything--even snow.

'99 TJ Sport | Rampage Frameless | 33x12.50x15 Goodyear MTR/K's | Poweraid TBS | Flowmaster 40 series | Herculined | 15% tint | LED interior lighting | AtoZ front/rear bumper | AtoZ tube rocker guards | Kenwood Excelon KDC-X993BT | Kicker 6.5's in soundbar | Alpine Type-R 4x6's in dash.
vanillathrilla is offline  
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Goodyear MTR w/Kevlar or BFG KM2 2000jeeper Tires & Wheels 30 09-04-2013 08:23 PM
Goodyear MTR with Kevlar in Moab - Review TravisDTD Tires & Wheels 12 08-28-2011 08:20 PM
Goodyear MTR W/Kevlar or MTZ: Which is quieter? Lasts longer? WMWHV Tires & Wheels 7 03-19-2011 05:23 PM
goodyear silent armor's w/ kevlar.... claytonandson Tires & Wheels 4 12-07-2009 02:46 PM
GoodYear MT/R Kevlar Smallz Tires & Wheels 1 10-07-2009 01:24 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome