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Unread 04-13-2009, 05:01 PM   #1
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Goodyear MTR with Kevlar in Moab - Review

We spent a few days out in Moab last week for the 2009 Easter Jeep Safari. This year we sported a set of 5 new Goodyear MTR with Kevlar (37x12.50R17). We are happy to say they took every beating we could throw at them and practically begged us for more. The highway drive from Phoenix to Moab and back was super quiet given we were riding on MT's. I don't know of a quieter MT on the market right now. On day one, Tuesday, we took our MTR's up Poison Spider Mesa. (Fantastic Trail BTW) We could hardly get them to chirp on the slick rock. On the few sandy sections the tires pulled hard and on the boulder sections they flexed, grabbed and held strong. Wednesday we were out in Area BFE running Green Day. (A little tight for the 4dr JK but worth the Austin power maneuvering) Gravel, steep climes tight corners and some nice boulder sections through the trees were again, no match for the new MTR's. On our last day we drove Kane Creek Canyon. With over 50 river crossings we paddled through a fair amount of Mud, water, sand and gravel. While the center section did cake a little the wider tread blocks designed for the mud pulled strong and cleaned out quickly. Big thumbs up from us on these. Goodyear has done very well in the design of this new MTR.

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Unread 07-08-2009, 04:55 PM   #2
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Anyone in the northeast runing these tires in the deep mud? Reviews?
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Unread 07-09-2009, 03:46 AM   #3
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I'll look for deep mud this weekend.
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Unread 07-13-2009, 12:08 PM   #4
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I'll look for deep mud this weekend.
Did you find any?
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Unread 07-13-2009, 12:57 PM   #5
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Did you find any?
nothing more than 6" deep ---- sticky clay.
...which is fun. The clay turns into bricks in the big voids and goes flinging into the air. And it would've stopped my old AT's and left me spinning my tires.
But not a challenge for these tires.
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Unread 07-13-2009, 01:14 PM   #6
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It's a shame they don't offer them in a 33x10.5 scale.
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Unread 07-14-2009, 07:16 AM   #7
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It's a shame they don't offer them in a 33x10.5 scale.
There are people screaming all over the world for this tire in a 255/85-16 and 255/80-17.
Or at least the Duratrac...
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Unread 07-14-2009, 09:59 PM   #8
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OK will we have a few guys in our group running this tire, ... they suck in real mud, a few guys where looking to pass them off for some real mud tires or even the old mtrs. they just don't clean vary good. if it's a dd and you don't go throw swaps or mud then they might do some good as a long lasting mt tire. but tires are the only thing that puts the power to the ground. so they are #1 thing off road!

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and sorry if the spelling and grammar sucks. deal with it! because i do.
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The only cleaning problem that I've had is the AT strip; the mud lugs have always come out spotless. Even the sticky mud with leaves in it...
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Unread 03-14-2011, 07:04 PM   #10
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It's a shame they don't offer them in a 33x10.5 scale.
This is as close as you can get to it:
metric: 285/75 R16
standard: 33x11.22 R16

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....KOWL&tab=Sizes

Im actually ordering these in the next week.
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Unread 03-15-2011, 06:17 AM   #11
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Nice review. Good to know that even the guys from Discount Tire, who could probably used any tires they wanted, still pick the GY. And you guys are lucky out there that you have mostly slickrock. Out here on the East coast, our rocks are sharp and rough and the edges of the lugs get pretty torn up.

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It's a shame they don't offer them in a 33x10.5 scale.
I've NEVER been in a situation where I said 'damn I wish my tires were 2 inches narrower'. The bigger then contact patch, the better. Unless you are a rally car in the snow. I've been in over a foot of snow and the MT/R's still pulled right through it.


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OK will we have a few guys in our group running this tire, ... they suck in real mud, a few guys where looking to pass them off for some real mud tires or even the old mtrs. they just don't clean vary good. if it's a dd and you don't go throw swaps or mud then they might do some good as a long lasting mt tire. but tires are the only thing that puts the power to the ground. so they are #1 thing off road!

my $0.02

and sorry if the spelling and grammar sucks. deal with it! because i do.
If all you're doing is mud, get swampers.
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Unread 03-15-2011, 08:16 AM   #12
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This is as close as you can get to it:
metric: 285/75 R16
standard: 33x11.22 R16

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Goodyear&tireModel=Wrangler+MT% 2FR+with+Kevlar&sidewall=Outlined%20White%20Letter s%20(Out%20Only)&partnum=875QR6WMTRKOWL&tab=Sizes

Im actually ordering these in the next week.
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Unread 08-28-2011, 08:20 PM   #13
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hi nice pics and nice review !

i am looking to buy a set of 5 pretty soon, are they are to balance ?

thanks .
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