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post #1 of 8 Old 09-23-2009, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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Goodyear MTR W/Kevlar or MTZ: Which is quieter? Lasts longer?

I am choosing my next tires and have come down to the Mickey Thompson MTZ or the Goodyear MTR with Kevlar. I have compared them on a number of parameters, but there is one I cannot get any data on (and no, this is not the sole basis on which I will base my decision) and that is which is quieter on the highway? Anybody know? I am going with a 33X12.5X15. Also would appreciate any thoughts on tire life on these tires.

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post #2 of 8 Old 09-23-2009, 10:46 PM
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I have logged alot of miles on MTZ tires, I have ran them fr years in different sizes. They are quiet IMO when talking m/t. They have sipes that help in wear, Wet weather and noise. Have done good for me. With the mt/r with Kevlar on the market now, I dont know what will replace my MTZ's when they are dead. But i can say the MTZ wears like iron and I'm at 45% at 25k. Wheeled in some harsh stuff as well and they walked away fine. Good luck

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post #3 of 8 Old 09-23-2009, 10:49 PM
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i have mtz's that are like new (33x12.50) they are quiet IMO

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post #4 of 8 Old 09-24-2009, 01:53 AM
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The new MTR's are, well NEw, too new to speak about expected longevity. Although early reports are that they wear great with a few thousand on them. I would say pick the one that you fancy, because at this point you can't really go wrong with either one.

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post #5 of 8 Old 05-29-2010, 09:08 AM
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my mtz's went in about 15,000 maybe just bad luck
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post #6 of 8 Old 02-27-2011, 08:39 PM
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Mileage and Noise

I have a set of 5 Baja MTZ's (33x12.50 R17) on my 05 Wrangler. I put them on at 11,500 miles and currently have 80,500 miles on the Jeep. Yes the speedo was re-calibrated immediately following the installation. I rotate them, all 5, every oil change. I still have about 40% of the tread left on them. I keep them inflated to 28 psi. That is 69K miles, most of which is highway. We go off-road 2-3 times a year.

The MTZ's are a mud tire, but not as aggressive as some. It is quieter than most. The noise they do make is more noticeable with the hard-top on. With the soft-top, there is enough wind noise, you don't notice them at all.

Spending the money on a full size spare, and rotating it in with the other 4 is worth it IMO. You'll get 20% MORE mileage out of the set of tires. The guys at Cabot Tire & Off Road can't believe I still have the same set.

I want a new set of tires only because I'm tired of looking at these. I have had no problems out of them yet.

Hope this is helpful.
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post #7 of 8 Old 03-19-2011, 01:57 PM
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any more reviews on noise level?
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post #8 of 8 Old 03-19-2011, 05:23 PM
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Well i went with the Kevlars this time around. The MTZ's are louder than the Kevlars but only when they are almost warn. My tire depth calculation was way off when i was at 25k, I ended up getting 46k out of them and still had a decent amount left for spares. They were around 55% maybe 60%.
But they did very well all the times i ran them. Ill most likely run them again someday or on another jeep. Compared to other m/t tires they were not loud at all IMO for what they were.

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