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Unread 04-07-2014, 08:53 AM   #1
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Mtrs?

How are the goodyear mtrs? I want to get new tires and I'm thinking mtrs are the way to go.

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Unread 04-07-2014, 09:03 AM   #2
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They're one of the best tires on the market as an all-purpose off-road tire with decent on-road behavior.

The complaint I had with my MT/Rs were with the amount of road noise and how the stiff sidewalls contributed to a pretty harsh ride. I don't off-road enough to warrant dealing with the more unpleasant characteristics of the MT/Rs, so when they finally needed to be replaced I opted for the Goodyear Duratracs instead.
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Unread 04-07-2014, 09:35 AM   #3
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I second IlliniJeeper. I have the MTRs on my TJ now and they are very noisy on pavement. They also posed a problem for balancing for the tire shop. I assumed it was just a bad tire guy until some other members in my club got them as well and all experienced the same proble. At different shops. Off road I have nothing but good things to say about them. Excellent tire. However for the price versus some of the others out there I will be switching to a different tire when the time comes.

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Unread 04-07-2014, 09:53 AM   #4
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Best multi-use tire out there right now. The balancing issues are the problem though. Personally had three sets with no problems, but others have had a horrible time. Oh, no idea what people are talking about when they say noisy. Yes, more noise than a street tire or an AT, but compared to a real MT they are nice and quiet IMO.
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Unread 04-07-2014, 09:59 AM   #5
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Best tires I have ever owned offroad but it really sucks to balance them. Im at 30k ish and am at about 40% or better. Always rotated, mechanical locked and dd driven.
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Unread 04-07-2014, 09:59 AM   #6
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Best multi-use tire out there right now. The balancing issues are the problem though. Personally had three sets with no problems, but others have had a horrible time. Oh, no idea what people are talking about when they say noisy. Yes, more noise than a street tire or an AT, but compared to a real MT they are nice and quiet IMO.

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. My mtr's were silent compared to my Pitbull Rockers. Plus, the sidewall on the MTR/K's are the softest I have wheeled on, I popped two of them due to sidewall issues in a year. Never had a flat on any of the 7 other brands of tires I have run. That said, it was a great all around tire.

I just switched from MTR/K's to Hankook Dynapros and I absolutely love them. Huge for a 37", quiet on the street, and has been outstanding on the trail.

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Unread 04-07-2014, 10:01 AM   #7
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I just switched from MTR/K's to Hankook Dynapros and I absolutely love them. Huge for a 37", quiet on the street, and has been outstanding on the trail.
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Unread 04-07-2014, 10:01 AM   #8
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I've heard enough issues with balancing and out of round tires with the MTR that I'm going with Mickey Thompson MTZ's here in a few months. I've heard of no issues with those...yet. They are also cheaper, at least in my area. My second choice would be the Cooper STT, and even the Hankook Dynapro MT seems pretty good and I've seen those as low as $169 for a 33x12.5x15.
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Unread 04-07-2014, 11:44 AM   #9
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First off, lets separate the wheat from the chaff just to be clear...

When you say "MT/R", you mean the "new" one that is "with Kevlar", I've run both the old and the new. I like the new ones, especially offroad. I lost a few sidewalls with the original MT/R but not the new w/Kevlar.

Just make sure you get a "C" load rating, such as the 35x12.50x15. I just had mine balanced and they were able to get them to 0/0 and I can't run stick-on wheel weights due to my front brake rotors. One tip would be buy them at a place that includes lifetime balance... I re-balance at each rotation. Noise? Driving a TJ with the top off is going to be noisy... I kinda subscribe to the bikers statement, "loud pipes save lives".

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Unread 04-08-2014, 10:43 AM   #10
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I want to give them a go as they have a good rep offroad but not the best as for balancing. Lifetime balancing will be a must when I try them. Great prices now too, $200 for a 35x12.50-15! Makes me glad I have 15s on both my JKU and CJ.
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Unread 04-08-2014, 12:18 PM   #11
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Why are they a pain to balance?

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Unread 04-08-2014, 12:21 PM   #12
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Why are they a pain to balance?

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That's the $64,000 question. If somebody can answer that I'm sure GY would be interested.
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