Goodyear MTR with Kevlar - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 11-09-2010, 11:59 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
03_wranglerX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 16
Send a message via MSN to 03_wranglerX Send a message via Yahoo to 03_wranglerX
Goodyear MTR with Kevlar

i am looking into buying a set of 5 goodyear mtr's with kevlar in size 32" x 11.50. i was just wondering if anyones had them or ran them on their jeep? i hear they are a good tire, but im not sure. any advice?

03_wranglerX is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-09-2010, 12:09 PM   #2
jcf
Bludger

WF Supporting Member
 
jcf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Moab UT
Posts: 12,824
Send a message via Yahoo to jcf
I have also been looking at the same tire. I have a friend who has them & likes them but said they are a much harder tire on the road than others, so you will feel like they are over-inflated when they are not. I have the bfg mud terrains at present & have been happy with them in the dry months, they don't do so well in snow or ice. So any recomendations would be appreciated

jcf is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-09-2010, 12:16 PM   #3
that's what she said

WF Supporting Member
 
jgano23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: \m/-_-\m/
Posts: 16,482
Send a message via AIM to jgano23 Send a message via Yahoo to jgano23
one of our wheeling buddies runs them on his commander. he broke them in at rausch creek in pa and loves them. they are a bit $$, but he says they wear well on road and perform well on rocks and in mud. he's running 32 x 11.5's as well.
jgano23 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-09-2010, 12:20 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,121
I ran with a guy woh has them a couple of weeks ago and they will be the next thing I put on mine! I was impressed and there was another guiy running Buckshots and another running Duratracs. The MTR's just out classed them in the overall performance.

Gate53 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-09-2010, 12:32 PM   #5
IITYWTMWYBMAB

WF Supporting Member
::WF Administrator::
 
4Jeepn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Florence, KY
Posts: 10,198
Images: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gate53 View Post
I ran with a guy woh has them a couple of weeks ago and they will be the next thing I put on mine! I was impressed and there was another guiy running Buckshots and another running Duratracs. The MTR's just out classed them in the overall performance.


Perfect example of why lockers would help....
__________________
79.96.85.00.01.97.00.97.93.97.95.94
CJ.XJ.CJ. TJ. TJ.ZJ. TJ.TJ. ZJ.ZJ.YJ. XJ
4Jeepn is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-09-2010, 12:37 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
burton160w's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Underneath my TJ
Posts: 1,639
It's like a game of "Spot the Wheel that Will Spin!"
__________________
It's got a Willy's body, a Chevy engine, Ford axles, GM transmission, and Dodge steering components... it must be a Wrangler.
burton160w is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-09-2010, 12:37 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,121
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4Jeepn View Post
Perfect example of why lockers would help....
OX's front and back lol He was out by this time just the winch on the roll bar to keep his tub off the rocks. I was looking down at it thinking that's gonna leave a mark! And he didn't have a mark on it except some scraches on the flairs and the step on his sliders.
This is where he started:

Gate53 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-09-2010, 12:39 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Gresham, OR
Posts: 271
I've been running them for 3 months now, in 35". Really quiet on the highway and work excellent off road. I highly recommend. I don't agree with post #2 about feeling hard and over inflated. I'm running 25 psi on highway (because of large size).
village idiot is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-11-2010, 11:52 AM   #9
Jeeper
 
03_wranglerX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 16
Send a message via MSN to 03_wranglerX Send a message via Yahoo to 03_wranglerX
alright well sounds good, i think ive made up my mind on them now. ill get them.
03_wranglerX is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-11-2010, 03:50 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 2,221
Got the 33" MTRs about two months ago and couldn't be happier. Had them up to Rausch a few times, and other places much more than that, and they definitely hold their own on the rocks and in mud. Not sure about snow, but I'm sure we'll find that out soon enough...
geiman is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-11-2010, 04:07 PM   #11
Jeeper
 
TheGG54's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Central, PA
Posts: 189
We put a set on our new F-150 earlier in the year. They're not too noisy, and they ride pretty smooth and they wear decent. I don't regret buying them, but they are a bit salty!
__________________
2004 Rubicon <--Had to sell, couldn't squeeze the baby in the back anymore
2009 Wrangler Unlimited Sport
2010 F-150 FX4
TheGG54 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-11-2010, 07:06 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
Splnkr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Lamasco, KY
Posts: 213
I love my 33's. MUCH more quiet than the old MTR's. I run them about 12psi and they grab! IS there still a $160 rebate through Goodyear on them? Check their site....
__________________
1999 TJ Sport 4.0 3spd automatic
JAGGED HALO:Our Jeep
My Ford 8.8 Imagery
http://www.pbase.com/darklightimagery/ford_88
Splnkr is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-15-2010, 03:20 PM   #13
Jeeper
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 2,221
Just checked today, there is still the $80 rebate from Goodyear, and TreadLightly is offering a $100 rebate (you have to be a member which I think is $25) also, which nets about a $180 - $155 total rebate depending if you are already a member of TreadLightly or not.
geiman is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-15-2010, 05:52 PM   #14
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
6InARowMakesItGo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: right behind you
Posts: 1,863
they are stiff. load range e tire. really high psi. i only had the worn out stock ones on my rubicon for a week but they were not good for the week i had them. not that they were a bad tire but id rather have a c range tire.
__________________
2003 Rubicon, 4.0L, 5SPD, Custom 4.75" lift, 33" MT Baja Claws
1999 SE, 2.5L, 5SPD, sold it
PM me for wheeling in and around Northern Illinois
6InARowMakesItGo is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-15-2010, 05:55 PM   #15
Jeeper
 
jdhallissey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Gurnee,IL
Posts: 5,104
Send a message via AIM to jdhallissey
The MTR's are the best DOT tire out there right now for rock crawling/ daily driving. They will do well in everything you want to do with it. They are also a strong tire and resist cutting.
__________________
Know nothing SPEAK on everything

Quote:
Originally Posted by ccain View Post
Isn't the JK just a rebodied PT Cruiser?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by coyote_94yj
Just a few more inches Red. You can take it.


If you haven't gotten more out of the insurance company than you deserve, then you haven't screwed them nearly as much as they have been screwing you for the past xx years.
jdhallissey is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-15-2010, 05:58 PM   #16
jcf
Bludger

WF Supporting Member
 
jcf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Moab UT
Posts: 12,824
Send a message via Yahoo to jcf
Quote:
Originally Posted by village idiot View Post
I've been running them for 3 months now, in 35". Really quiet on the highway and work excellent off road. I highly recommend. I don't agree with post #2 about feeling hard and over inflated. I'm running 25 psi on highway (because of large size).
I agree with the Villiage Idiot I got them & love them. Still to try them on the wet/ice/snow conditions but mud sand & rock they are great. They don't seem that much harder than my old BFG's, I run 35 psi on pavement & they are quieter as well. They get my vote so far
jcf is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-15-2010, 11:21 PM   #17
Jeeper
 
tktj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Norton Ohio
Posts: 81
i've had mine for about 6 months . love them
tktj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-16-2010, 12:05 AM   #18
Jeeper
 
jeepmanwi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Sullivan,WI
Posts: 30
Images: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by geiman View Post
Just checked today, there is still the $80 rebate from Goodyear, and TreadLightly is offering a $100 rebate (you have to be a member which I think is $25) also, which nets about a $180 - $155 total rebate depending if you are already a member of TreadLightly or not.
Is the Treadlightly rebate on their website? I may have to bite the bullet and buy a set.
__________________
President of Damage Inc. I own a Jeep or two.
jeepmanwi is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-16-2010, 12:07 AM   #19
Jeeper
 
RHazz22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 22
Have mine in 33's and i love them, had them up at raush creek and they did great
RHazz22 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-16-2010, 12:12 AM   #20
jcf
Bludger

WF Supporting Member
 
jcf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Moab UT
Posts: 12,824
Send a message via Yahoo to jcf
If you go through Travis from Discount Tire Direct on here, he will do those discounts & give you 15% off as well as free shipping,look in the vendors section to find him. The Tread Lightly is something I found from Inferno Girl so look for her in the members list & ask her
jcf is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-16-2010, 12:17 AM   #21
Jeeper
 
jeepmanwi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Sullivan,WI
Posts: 30
Images: 3
I found the link for Treadlightly just can't print it out
http://www.treadlightly.org/files/pa...ilInRebate.pdf
__________________
President of Damage Inc. I own a Jeep or two.
jeepmanwi is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-16-2010, 12:20 AM   #22
Knows a couple things...

WF Supporting Member
 
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Escondido, Calif.
Posts: 32,735
Images: 2
The kevlar MT/R is a superb tire that will ride fine so long as you pick the right load range. Load Range C is appropriate for the TJ and its ride will be fine. Load Range E is all you can get in some sizes and its ride will be pretty darned stiff.

So it's not the MT/R that rides stiff, it's only if you get the extra stiff Load Range E version that is made for much heavier trucks that will make a Wrangler ride much more stiffly than it would on the same tire but in a Load Range C size.
__________________
When you have a choice, buy American.

Jerry Bransford is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-16-2010, 02:35 AM   #23
Jeeper
 
JRickW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 141
Mine are 32" and load E. I use 33 psi on the road and they ride great. I air down to 15 off road and so far they have worked great.
JRickW is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-16-2010, 04:42 AM   #24
Jeeper
 
jdhallissey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Gurnee,IL
Posts: 5,104
Send a message via AIM to jdhallissey
Jrick - you are leaving a lot on the table with only running 15 psi- you don't start using the tire until 12. I run 6-8 psi depending on what I am doing for the day. By the end I normally gain a psi or 2 due to heat. Put the PSI around 10 next time and see how much better you crawl things.

My price is under 185 each for 35x12.5x15's for the MT/R's
__________________
Know nothing SPEAK on everything

Quote:
Originally Posted by ccain View Post
Isn't the JK just a rebodied PT Cruiser?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by coyote_94yj
Just a few more inches Red. You can take it.


If you haven't gotten more out of the insurance company than you deserve, then you haven't screwed them nearly as much as they have been screwing you for the past xx years.
jdhallissey is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-16-2010, 10:55 AM   #25
Knows a couple things...

WF Supporting Member
 
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Escondido, Calif.
Posts: 32,735
Images: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by JRickW View Post
Mine are 32" and load E. I use 33 psi on the road and they ride great. I air down to 15 off road and so far they have worked great.
33 psi for a 32" tire is overinflating it, it won't wear evenly. For a 32" tire, I'd run no higher than 28-29 psi on the street. And 15 psi offroad isn't really even airing it down. You can safely go to 10-12 psi for better traction and a better ride.
__________________
When you have a choice, buy American.

Jerry Bransford is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-16-2010, 11:29 AM   #26
jcf
Bludger

WF Supporting Member
 
jcf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Moab UT
Posts: 12,824
Send a message via Yahoo to jcf
Mine are the load rating c so I guess thats why they don't feel a lot different to the KM2's, they are a great tire so go for it 03!
jcf is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-16-2010, 12:18 PM   #27
Jeeper
 
JRickW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 141
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
33 psi for a 32" tire is overinflating it, it won't wear evenly. For a 32" tire, I'd run no higher than 28-29 psi on the street. And 15 psi offroad isn't really even airing it down. You can safely go to 10-12 psi for better traction and a better ride.
Being the engineering nerd that I am, the first thing I did when I got my tires was to deflate the tires 3 psi at a time and measure the sidewall height. What I found (I am going from memory, the data is at home) is that 15 psi was at the knee. That is, above 15, the sidewall flex changes slowly relative to pressure changes and below 15 the flex changes faster relative to the pressure change. So that's why I started at 15.

Given your comments, I am anxious to give 10 to 12 a try. I know it will greatly increase the side flex, but I have no experience with how low it can be without risking popping a bead. But then again, thats why I carry a spare.

As for the on road pressure, I may have to do the chalk test to know for sure but I may try it lower and see how it feels.

Thanks for the feedback.
JRickW is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-16-2010, 01:12 PM   #28
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by JRickW View Post
I have no experience with how low it can be without risking popping a bead.

As for the on road pressure, I may have to do the chalk test to know for sure but I may try it lower and see how it feels.
Off-road, I run my 35/12.50 MTR's @7-8 psi......haven't had one pop a bead yet.......
On the street, I run them at 20 psi.....they wear evenly and handle very well. I'm now running them at 22 psi, due to the extra weight of the hardtop and full metal doors.

mrclean is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
35x12.5x15 goodyear wrangler mtr with kevlar ??? 89jth Tires & Wheels 7 01-12-2013 03:49 PM
Cooper or Goodyear, and which one Green Bay TJ Tires & Wheels 18 10-15-2010 01:36 PM
Goodyear vs Goodrich harleyharv TJ General Discussion Forum 26 12-12-2009 08:10 PM
Goodyear unveils Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar wallybloke General Jeep Discussion 29 10-12-2009 10:39 PM
More on the Goodyear MT/R 4point General Jeep Discussion 2 04-05-2009 05:08 PM



Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:42 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC