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Old 07-15-2008, 08:20 PM   #1
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goodyear mtr's

im about to order tires for my jeep and im very interested in the goodyear mtr's. I basically want a tire thats not to loud on the street, will wear good and even and will drive nice. I definetly want 37 s. Has anyone had any experience with this tire??

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Old 07-15-2008, 08:37 PM   #2
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i have a 04 rubicon with the factory mtr's. i guess you are supposed to rotate them regularly but i didn't so now they are really loud and they didn't wear very evenly either...
but don't let that stop you, offroad they are amazing and in the snow you will have no problems

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Old 07-15-2008, 10:31 PM   #3
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my stock mtrs were loud little buggers,
they sucked in snow,ice,mud or even wet pavement
talk about embarrasing to be wheeling with a bunch of friends and get stuck in 4 inches of snow, still on the road, with both lockers engaged!! a couple hundred yard before that i had to cross a very minor washout and got stuck in 4-5 inches of mud, had to winch through it, all 20 feet of it.
my toyos are quiet, wearing well(almost 30k on them now), great in snow/mud/ice. not to mention i can drive through any of the afore mentioned "obsticals" in 2wd now w/o even slowing down, i dont worry about getting stuck now until i actually get to the trail, but thats a whole different story than getting stuck on the road.
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:50 PM   #4
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my procomp mts are quieter than my exs goodyear mtrs.. she has em in 35s.. they have about 20k miles on em and about half tread.. they are rotated regularly also..
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Old 07-16-2008, 12:56 AM   #5
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i dont have any experience with Goodyear MTR's... but i am currently running Pro Comp Mud Terrain 37x12.5x17

http://www.procomptires.com/mudterrain3ply.html

I was VERY impressed with these on the highway. which was a concern for me because (not that this was in a daily driver, i just didnt want a LOUD ride from such a big tire)
pro comps MT's are awesome. id recommend them in a heart beat. on and off road ...they have been great on both.

my only experience with Goodyear MTR's is a buddy of mine had em on his 98 wrangler. he had 32x10.5x15 they were awesome tires! were they worth the $$, i dont know.

i do know that my next set of tires will be Pro-Comp's. and not Goodyears. im impressed with pro comps enough that im sold when it comes to muds that is.

if you want an All Terrain, go with BFG's TA KO All Terrain's
they are the hands down best all terrain on the market in my honest opinion. they wear like iron, and are available in most sizes and from almost any tire store.

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I have the goodyear mtrs and they are wearing really good for me, i check my alignment everytime I rotate my tires (3000miles) and I think there awesome off road, I mostly wheel dirt and sand and the occasional snow and its my DD. There really loud on the highway though, thats my only complaint....just gave me a reason to upgrade my stereo!
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I have the goodyear mtrs .... its my DD. There really loud on the highway though, thats my only complaint....
i see in your pic you have BFG AT's ??

just how loud are your MTR's ? ive heard that they arent really that loud on highway.
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I have been running the same set of Pro Comp muds for over 2 1/2 years know on a dd and they still have about 75% tread. I dont drive a lot but it is my main vehicle none the less. I have 33's but I wouldnt see why 37's would be different. And they are VERY quiet on the road. I dont even notice them sometimes. As far as performance, I go places on my 33's that my buddy on 35's cant even begin to attempt because he gets stuck first. Deffinatley look into them, they're a great tire.
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I run 33" MTR's and all I have to say is for road use, keep your eyes on them and get your alignment done frequently. As soon as you see them cupping, rotate them. I now have a permenent spare because I did not rotate quickly.

As far as noise they were very quite when I first got them, but as more miles get on them the louder they get. But hell, I am not driving a BMW and I kind of like the fact that people can hear me coming up behind them.

Any other questions just let me know.
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The MTRs are very good on rocks.
In mud a friends MTRs failed. My cooper STTs were much better.
My cooper STTs are also better (especially in rain/snow) than his MTRs.
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You're in Florida so I would imagine that means wheeling in mud where the MT/R is not a good choice. It's more of a rock crawling tire (and it is VERY good at that) so I would look at something else. If you want a quiet long wearing tire that does pretty well in mud, the BFG Mud Terrain would be a very good choice. Before switching to the MT/R (I'm on my second set of them), I ran that tire for 55K miles and it still had enough tread on it that a friend mounted them on his Jeep after I took them off. They're also a very quiet tire, they were barely louder than the all terrains that were first on my TJ.
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X2 on the rock crawling, they love to stick to the rocks, but in mud they do not do too well.
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they dont like wet pavment ice or snow
they are good for rocks thats about it
I wouldnt buy another set they dont wear very well and on the wet pavment its like driving on ice they are louder then some other mt tires but not as loud as swampers
get yourself some bfg's, or swamper trxus mt ,toyo's mt
all three of those tires are quiter then then mtr and better in mud
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They dont wear very well and on the wet pavment its like driving on ice they are louder then some
MT/Rs wear fine if they are rotated at about every 5K miles. I got well over 40K miles out of my last set and my present MT/Rs are wearing perfectly and on track for that as well. For a purpose-built rock crawling offroad tire, that is very good mileage. I never noticed any lack of traction on wet roads. Besides, they can be siped if you are really worried about wet or icy road traction.
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i rotate mine every 3000 miles. they are wearing nicely, and definitely like rocks. never had any problems with wet traction, and it hasn't snowed here since i've owned my Wrangler.

i'm about to replace them with some Maxxis Bighorns. the Bighorns are waaaay cheaper, and i'm about to step up to 33s.
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the big horns are cheaper but the side walls dont hold up but I had problems with the mtr's side walls holding up to

I went through 3 mtr's with in a month and I went through 3 big horns in a month all off them were sidewall
the big horns dont have the same sidewall strength as the mtr's

the only tire I havent had a failed sidewall is a swamper tsl sx
I havent tried the other swamper bias ply tires yet
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I had them on my S-10 ZR2 and went sideways on a wet entrance ramp one rainy day. I wasn't going fast either. Ever since then I won't get a tire that doesn't have siping. If I was looking for a mud terrain that I planned to use on the road, I'd check out the Mickey Thompson MTZ.
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I run the goodyear MTR's....work perfectly in rocks...i love being able to speed through trails that are full of sharp rocks and not worry about getting a flat....i recommend them for sure in rocky terrain. There is not a rocky trail i cannot climb with my MTR's
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depends what you wheel. Rocks, MTRs are good tires. Mud, they are horrible. Not great street manners either. Better than swampers, but horrible on wet roads, terrible in snow, HORRENDOUS in mud (ask about my WV trip 4th of july. It rained for 3 days, got the jeep stuck on a path. a stock suburban with bfg m/ts came up like it was a joke..).

On top of that, they wear fast, and are loud compared to other "better" mud tires. Not swamper loud, but not quiet by any means. You HAVE to rotate them every 3,000 miles or they wear like crap. Even rotating every 3,000, I still had to replace 2.

All in all, I am not complaining since my Jeep came with them "free," but I would never purchase a new set.
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depends what you wheel. Rocks, MTRs are good tires. Mud, they are horrible. Not great street manners either. Better than swampers, but horrible on wet roads, terrible in snow, HORRENDOUS in mud (ask about my WV trip 4th of july. It rained for 3 days, got the jeep stuck on a path. a stock suburban with bfg m/ts came up like it was a joke..).

On top of that, they wear fast, and are loud compared to other "better" mud tires. Not swamper loud, but not quiet by any means. You HAVE to rotate them every 3,000 miles or they wear like crap. Even rotating every 3,000, I still had to replace 2.

All in all, I am not complaining since my Jeep came with them "free," but I would never purchase a new set.
Why do some always feel the need to say how "bad" MT/Rs are in mud??? They're not designed to be good in mud!

Do some mistakenly believe the MT in MT/R stands for mud terrain? MT/Rs weren't designed as mud (or snow) tires, and mud is not part of their MT/R name as is in some other tire's like BFG's MT. It's not a supposed to be a mud tire and to say it's not a good mud tire is like saying a Porsche is not a good rock crawler. The 'MT' in MT/R does not stand for Mud Terrain, MT/R stands for Maximum Traction/Reinforced.
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i dont "think" these tires will see much mud hes got a set of swampers for mudding.

I might have a hookup for goodyear tires, let me know if you havent ordered em yet and If you havent ill give em a call to see what I can get em for.
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Why do some always feel the need to say how "bad" MT/Rs are in mud??? They're not designed to be good in mud!

Do some mistakenly believe the MT in MT/R stands for mud terrain? MT/Rs weren't designed as mud (or snow) tires, and mud is not part of their MT/R name as is in some other tire's like BFG's MT. It's not a supposed to be a mud tire and to say it's not a good mud tire is like saying a Porsche is not a good rock crawler. The 'MT' in MT/R does not stand for Mud Terrain, MT/R stands for Maximum Traction/Reinforced.
Because some people think that MT/R means its good in mud. People come up to me all the time, and ask how good my Goodyears are in the mud because of the name. Just thought I would give my opinion on the tire, considering the dude is in florida....

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