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Old 03-19-2011, 10:45 PM   #1
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GY MT/R Kevlar - Sidewall damage?

So, I got back from a run today, and I noticed that some rubber was peeling off the sidewall on my GY MT/R Kevlar tire (see image below, the part between the "A" and the "R" in "Good Year"). It's the first time I had these Kevlar tires, and I'm just wondering if this is just cosmetic damage, or if there is any safety issue to be concerned with.


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Old 03-19-2011, 10:52 PM   #2
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It looks superficial to me but I'd still run it by the tire shop next time you are close.
I didn't know the second ply was white. Wierd

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Old 03-19-2011, 11:57 PM   #3
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I have been told about these wheels, a friend of a friend had the same thing happen. They paint a white strip, then go back over it with black so it can be scraped off on rocks and stuff. Sucks.
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That's a defect in my opinion. I'd take it back to the tire dealer or call Goodyear. There are three plies, with one being Kevlar. I went to the Goodyear Tire/Service center and looked at these tires. They are supposed to be very tough tires. I was told that the Border Patrol buys these tires, so they must be good tires. I've seen MT/R and BFG AT KO's on there trucks. However, I'm sure they go through tires like underwear. I saw one set of BFG AT tires that were all chewed up with big chunks missing. By the way, there are no more TJ's in service down here, only a few JK's.
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Mt/r tires

Other than the peeling issue, what do you think of these tires? I'm going to be buying some new tires soon, and the rebates are tempting. My TJ is my DD and I offroad on the weekends when I have time. I need something that does well on hard, rocky ground. I don't do any rock climbing or mug bogging. Thanks.

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So, I got back from a run today, and I noticed that some rubber was peeling off the sidewall on my GY MT/R Kevlar tire (see image below, the part between the "A" and the "R" in "Good Year"). It's the first time I had these Kevlar tires, and I'm just wondering if this is just cosmetic damage, or if there is any safety issue to be concerned with.

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Old 03-21-2011, 01:27 AM   #6
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Other than the peeling issue, what do you think of these tires? I'm going to be buying some new tires soon, and the rebates are tempting. My TJ is my DD and I offroad on the weekends when I have time. I need something that does well on hard, rocky ground. I don't do any rock climbing or mug bogging. Thanks.
TBH, I really like the GY MT/R. I previously had the version of MT/R without Kevlar, and the tread pattern was different. I think the Kevlar design rides quieter on the pavement, and I don't think much is sacrificed in the way of traction.

On Saturday, I was playing in rocks and sand, and they held up pretty well, except as noted ITT, and today we've been having a winter storm, and I've had to drive through rain, snow, ice, and some serious mud getting back home from my mother's house. We live on a 2 mile stretch of dirt road that gets flooded and turns into sticky snot every time it rains hard, and I've never had a problem. So having said that, I like the fact that the GY MT/R can hold up in all the conditions that I need/want to drive in.
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Thank you for sharing your experience with the MT/R's. I am just had many miles I can get out of these tires.

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TBH, I really like the GY MT/R. I previously had the version of MT/R without Kevlar, and the tread pattern was different. I think the Kevlar design rides quieter on the pavement, and I don't think much is sacrificed in the way of traction.

On Saturday, I was playing in rocks and sand, and they held up pretty well, except as noted ITT, and today we've been having a winter storm, and I've had to drive through rain, snow, ice, and some serious mud getting back home from my mother's house. We live on a 2 mile stretch of dirt road that gets flooded and turns into sticky snot every time it rains hard, and I've never had a problem. So having said that, I like the fact that the GY MT/R can hold up in all the conditions that I need/want to drive in.

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