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Old 08-16-2013, 12:30 PM   #61
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I've had MTRs and KM2s. In my opinion, the MTRs are much noisier and wear terribly after some miles. They are excellent offroad. The km2s are much quieter, are much better on the road and are also excellent off road. I've never had a failure with either one. Just did the Rubicon on my km2s and was very impressed.

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I've had MTRs and KM2s. In my opinion, the MTRs are much noisier and wear terribly after some miles. They are excellent offroad. The km2s are much quieter, are much better on the road and are also excellent off road. I've never had a failure with either one. Just did the Rubicon on my km2s and was very impressed. Flash
I don't know if you read earlier posts or not, but I just about the same reviews from both tires, good and bad. So I decided that the only way I was really going to decide on a tire, after hearing so much good from both, was to choose the less expensive set. Which was the MTR's, so we'll see!!

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Old 08-16-2013, 01:29 PM   #63
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I thought the old MTR's were pretty quiet.
My 37" MTR/kevlar's are even quieter. That middle tread band with the tighter lug spacing makes it highway friendly, you'll see.

I'll be curious to hear your opinion on that JD.
BTW, I bet you liked the look of that MTR candy on your porch when you got home!
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:08 PM   #64
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Yeah, the MTRs aren't bad. Louder than an AT but not bad. We all have found locally that the MTR is better than the KM2 on the rocks.
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:22 PM   #65
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Yeah, the MTRs aren't bad. Louder than an AT but not bad. We all have found locally that the MTR is better than the KM2 on the rocks.
Any experience with them in the mud?
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The MT/R does much better for me in the sand than the KM2's and are just as quiet on the street.
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I don't know if you read earlier posts or not, but I just about the same reviews from both tires, good and bad. So I decided that the only way I was really going to decide on a tire, after hearing so much good from both, was to choose the less expensive set. Which was the MTR's, so we'll see!!
Make sure you use 8oz. of EQUAL in each rim. Do not even waste your time with a traditional balance. EQUAL is soooooooo much better, especially long term.
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Make sure you use 8oz. of EQUAL in each rim. Do not even waste your time with a traditional balance. EQUAL is soooooooo much better, especially long term.
Huh?? Equal,the sweetener??
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Huh?? Equal,the sweetener??
X2 curious about this
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Balancing medium, in the form of beads usually.
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look up dynabeads.
I bought a set for my 37" H1 take-offs but sold the wheels/tires before I got to use them.
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Equal is actually a synthetic powder. No beads: EQUAL | International Marketing, Inc.
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:44 PM   #74
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My 35's balanced no sweat on stock wheels.
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:56 PM   #75
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Got my 35" MT/RKs today and the tire shop used beads to balance them. They ride better than the static balanced 33" Duratracs I replaced. Not any louder either.
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Forgot to tell y'all but the 5th tire came in late yesterday, so no sweat there. Now I'm just waiting for the wheels, which should come around the 18th
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Got my 35" MT/RKs today and the tire shop used beads to balance them. They ride better than the static balanced 33" Duratracs I replaced. Not any louder either.
Good luck. I've fixed far more death wobble and tire balance issues by busting down tires, vacuuming out the latest voodoo and going back to conventional balance than the other way around and I never have them do a static, always dynamic.

Just so you know, the principle is the same as the balancing fluid in the ring around the top of the washing machine tub and we've never heard a washing machine slamming around, have we?
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What the difference between static and dynamic balancing and do they require different balancing machines?
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What the difference between static and dynamic balancing and do they require different balancing machines?

Same machine. Static is what most get and they try to balance both sides of the rim and tire by putting the weights on the inside of the rim in the middle between the two beads.

Dynamic is weights on the lip of the rim or if using sticky weights next to the outer edges of the rim.

Most opt for static to keep from either knocking the weights off in the rocks or for looks.
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Wheels came in!!! But again, only 4 arrived.. Hoping it's the same as the tires and the 5th'll turn up soon. But these wheels are friggin sweet, lighter than I expected too
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:28 PM   #81
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:30 PM   #82
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Very nice. They are like the classy version of soft 8's
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I expect john to play some jazz flute while driving his rig around now...

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Old 08-21-2013, 09:37 AM   #89
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I've had MTR-K's for about 9 months now...

They have met or exceeded all my expectations. That said, I fully expected them to be "noisy"... and they are. Many on this thread have mentioned that they are not very loud, but louder than an AT. That is definitely accurate in my opinion. I have read elsewhere that they are as quiet as many AT's... but I believe that is stretching it a bit. After the break in, it was immediately apparent that I was driving on a MT. And rotation is not the issue either. I am OCD about tire rotation... having rotated twice in 1500 miles so far.

I have noticed some very mild chunking, but nothing I am concerned about. This has also been noted by other owners & something I expected as well. WY has more than it's share of sharp rocks, and I have driven over many of them.

One area where these tires far exceeded expectations was in ride quality. At 28 psi they ride fantastic (for a MT)! Very smooth without feeling disconnected from the pavement. I have 33x12.50's on 15x8" rims, so the load range has something to do with it I'm sure.
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At 28 psi they ride fantastic (for a MT)! Very smooth without feeling disconnected from the pavement. I have 33x12.50's on 15x8" rims, so the load range has something to do with it I'm sure.
I'm getting mine mounted and balanced today and I'm running the exact same set up, so I'll keep the psi in mind!!

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