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Old 12-31-2012, 08:53 PM   #1
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Wrangler MT/R with kevlar

Hey thinking about running these in 37s. Any of y'all have experience with these? Any feed back would be awesome.

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Old 12-31-2012, 09:07 PM   #2
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I ran them in 35x13.50/R15 I loved them but now that I'm out the service and in school I can't afford a new set or I'd be replacing them. I'd give them a 6/10 on road, 8/10 in mud sand or snow and, 7/10 on dry trails.

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Old 01-01-2013, 12:17 AM   #3
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Did they wear evenly and last quite a long time?
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Yea, lasted about two years but I also drove between Benning and Lewis 5 times on them so that prolly used a lot of life right there. I'm on my wear bars just a step above bald and they were still doing great on the snow yesterday.
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I am not happy with them in the snow/ice, but they are pretty good offroad, waiting to try them on some more rocks but they did pretty good there as well. I see them for sale constantly on pirate.

saw some for pretty cheap today for I think 37s. about 4-5 other listings in the past two days too.

I think I am going to go with a different tire when I go up in size now that I have tried them.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:46 AM   #6
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Golden Did you air them down and How much snow are you talking cause I had good luck with them at 4" of snow and aired down to 26psi.
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Golden Did you air them down and How much snow are you talking cause I had good luck with them at 4" of snow and aired down to 26psi.

I run at 26 psi, they do decent in snow, bad in ice (no siping). I was in about 12- 16 inches the other day and hit an icy spot underneath, and they lost traction. Had to do a 180 mid hill. I know that is a little extreme but the back tires just do not like to grab in snow. I aired them down to 22 for snowy roads and they do perform better. Thinking about getting them siped. Don't get me wrong, they are a good tire, but I am happier with the road and all around performance of my duratracs. I wish they put the MTR sidewall and side lugs on the duratrac.

I also found they don't deform as well as the duratracs on the rocks, which is too be expected considering the sidewall. I run them at like 12 psi normally offroad. Considering going lower on them but somewhat worried about losing the bead.

My driveway is a paved 10-12% grade at most, and in 2wd I sometimes have trouble driving up it on the packed down snow/ice. I never had that trouble before. Sure I can shift into 4wd, but It's just something that bothered me.

I'm not trying to be unrealistic, but for me, a little bit of siping could have gone a long way towards the performance of these tires, they are supposed to be an all terrain/maximum traction.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:04 PM   #8
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Ok I can agree with you that on ice they're just a step above useless but overall I think that they're a good set over all and wouldn't feel bad recommending them for 82ndABN. For most of what he'll run into down around Bragg he'll be fine.
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Ok I can agree with you that on ice they're just a step above useless but overall I think that they're a good set over all and wouldn't feel bad recommending them for 82ndABN. For most of what he'll run into down around Bragg he'll be fine.
I agree with that. I didn't look at his location, just wanted to put it out there how much they suck, because that pissed me off this winter, haha. They are a pretty darn good tire offroad and the sidewalls should be plenty tough.
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Excellent tire. You won't be sorry. I agree with others about the snow and ice. They are not horrible just average.
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82ndABN_YJ where and what do you wheel. I've been around and driven rigs with them and they flat out suck on off camber trails with any kind of mud very poor sidewall grip. Also when they get muddy/wet they don't seem to grip the rocks like KM2s, Krawlers, Treps, Creepys or even TSLs.
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82ndABN_YJ where and what do you wheel. I've been around and driven rigs with them and they flat out suck on off camber trails with any kind of mud very poor sidewall grip. Also when they get muddy/wet they don't seem to grip the rocks like KM2s, Krawlers, Treps, Creepys or even TSLs.

this was my experience with them at Rock Run on a blue or black trail we tried out there. They were not hooking up for me in the mud/wet stuff/ rocks at all. My buddy open/open w/ KM2s had less issue than I did with the duratracs up front and MTRks rear w/ my locker. I didn't want to base my opinion off of one trail that I have only run that once though.

I think I will be doing KM2s next time around, unless they come out with something better.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:31 PM   #13
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Here in Missouri and Illinois, I've done good on most the trails I've got a few issues running on some of the wet slab rocks around here but that's the only big complaint.
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I got them and I am about to put them on. I day rock crawl all I do it play in the mud and just trail ride around here. We'll see how it turns out.
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Ive ran them for that last 2 years or so. Havent had a problem with them. Theyve hooked up on just about every obstacle Ive come to. I don't care how they perform in mud, because I avoid it if I have the choice. Just about everywhere I wheel, it stays pretty much bone dry with the occasional drizzle so I dont normally encounter wet/muddy rocks. The key is to air em down on the trail...I run around 9 or 10 pounds (35x12.5x15 on 15x8 Soft 8's) on non-beadlocks and never lost a bead. I have probably 18,000 miles on them and they are about half worn...so still a decent amount of life ahead of me
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:09 PM   #17
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I sure will. I'll be ordering the rims soon ad then getting them mounted

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