i work for discount tire, and theres two tires i absolutely hate that other off roaders love and the MT/R is one of them as well as the falken wildpeak/rocky mountain. when it comes to 38's and tire life expectancy, is kind of a toss up. because its an asymmetrical tire its an inside/outside tire and theres reasons theres only a few asymmetrical mud/all terrain tires because they just dont hold up as well as a symetrical on the pavement and at high speeds. they bowl out quick, they cup like crazy and you get a lot of seperations on the MT/R's. id go with a BFG KM2, or a Nitto mud grappler. both are great tires and i hardly hear complaints about on/off road handling compared to the MT/R. best of luck
I like the KMs, so the KM2s must be very good too. I just put on the MTRs...will see how they do. They certainly are better than the KMs in the snow, as I discovered today. They require frequent rotating.
2014 JKU Rubicon- all white with tan leather
LOD front bumper, AEV rear bumper, TeraFlex tire carrier, Shrockworks sliders, Method Standard wheels, 35" MTR Kevlars, Englewood driveshafts, Synergy 3" Lift, Artec truss, Teraflex C-gussets, Grabars, HotHead Liners, MORE dead pedal, Uniden 520 XL, 10lb CO2 tank...
I had MT/r's and went to another tire and ended up going back to the MT/r. Love the tire myself. Some of the tires listed above are way too heavy for a Wrangler. More big heavy truck tire, not Jeep tires
__________________ 2010 Dark Charcoal Pearl Jeep Wrangler Sport S Automatic
4.88 Yukon w/Trac-Lok rear and Eaton ELocker Front - Synergy Gussets - B&M 70264 Trans Cooler
BDS 3" lift - BDS Fox 2.0 Racing Shocks
XHD front Bumper - Trektop NX - Goodyear MT/R w/Kevlar 35X12.5X15 on MB Chaos 5 Wheels - Thrush Turbo Muffler
I heard for many years too on different forums that the KM2 is undersized or doesn't measure up to it's advertised size but having owned a set in 33x12.5R15 and nine other sets of different tires in the same size, the KM2 was the largest of all. It measured in exactly what was advertised. For the record, 95% of tires come in under their advertised size. Very common.
I loved the KM2. Better rubber compound for street and trail usage, hum while driving giving you the "jeep" feel I suppose and are great on dirt, mud, dust, and all things forest related. Not good in the rain because they are not sipped. The MT/Rs do wear un evenly and will wear faster than the KM2 even when rotated normally. Actually, rotating them sooner than you would normally and you still may come out with them wearing more quickly than most other MTs. The space between the lugs on the MT/R does not last well for a DD. If your rig is an off road only vehicle then the MT/R is a good choice. Then again, so are many other tires still.
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2013 JK - Lifted w/ 35s - Bilstein 5100s - Monster TB - Chopped Flares - Can't Keep It Clean