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Unread 08-09-2013, 02:06 PM   #1
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Pro/Con - Goodyear MTR w/ Kevlar

Thought I had seen this somewhere but can't find.
Needing new tires soon.
Wondering how good MTR w/ Kevlar are off road?

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Unread 08-09-2013, 02:14 PM   #2
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They're good tires. Easy to balance, they wear well and they look good. They clean themselves out well and when aired down, they do well on rocks. Definitely not a quiet tire though. There's obviously gonna be louder ones out there but these are no slouch when it comes to the "wah-wah-wah" you get when driving down the road. Overall I like them a lot. I will buy them again.

















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Unread 08-09-2013, 02:57 PM   #3
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two season of Az rocks and no cuts, that made it through. Some long trips to cali wheeling. Never a flat. for the 225$ for 35x12.5x15 Wont make great street tire but works. They will get louder as they age.
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Unread 08-10-2013, 08:23 AM   #4
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Thanks guys....exact info what I'm looking for!
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Unread 08-13-2013, 04:02 PM   #5
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Only cons I can think of are: 1) Heavy 2) Expensive
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Unread 08-14-2013, 12:54 PM   #6
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Only cons I can think of are: 1) Heavy 2) Expensive

Not really. They aren't that heavy when compared to a heavy tire.

Toyo Open country MT's and Nitto Mud Grapplers are "heavy" tires.

Price isn't bad either for a good tire.

They are more of a middle of the road tire in weight and price.
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Unread 08-15-2013, 07:46 AM   #7
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Not really. They aren't that heavy when compared to a heavy tire.

Toyo Open country MT's and Nitto Mud Grapplers are "heavy" tires.

Price isn't bad either for a good tire.

They are more of a middle of the road tire in weight and price.
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My 35" MT/R K's are over 20lbs lighter per tire then the 35" Toyo MT's they replaced and $130+ cheaper per tire also.
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Unread 08-15-2013, 08:14 AM   #8
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Thanks guys....good info.
Heard some positive reports of off road performance..... no negatives!
Is this a fair summary.....
Good, or better than, most other tire in off road performance, with the added plus of C rating in 35" for soft ride and strong sidewalls for excellent cut resistance!
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Unread 08-15-2013, 07:04 PM   #9
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I just replaced my 35" BFG Krawler tires with a 35" set of these. The Krawlers are renowned as one of the best offroad tires out there. The MTR's are great! I tried them out over the weekend, and they did almost as good. I think some of the loss of grip was based on the fact that they are narrower. They did everything I asked of them. I did hill climbs, rocks, and slick dirt and mud sections. I climbed a few rocks with pretty much just the sidewall.

I am very happy with the on road performance as well. They sound like a mud terrain, but don't feel like one while cruising. Very smooth, no lug slap when coming to a stop that I noticed.

I am sold on these tires. I plan to pick up another set potentially, if I find a good deal on more used ones.
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