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Old 08-07-2013, 11:41 AM   #1
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Is the G/Y MTR/kevlar a mud tire?

I do a lot of mud,rock too & if I were considering this tire they would need to do well in mud.Thanks

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Old 08-07-2013, 11:53 AM   #2
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It is not a mud tire. They do fantastic on rocks and can handle mud alright, though.

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Old 08-07-2013, 12:02 PM   #3
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It is not a mud tire. They do fantastic on rocks and can handle mud alright, though.
Then I guess its not the right tire for me.The Hankooks are looking better,thanks
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It is not a mud tire. They do fantastic on rocks and can handle mud alright, though.
^this.

A common mistake made by many is the meaning of MT/R. MT/R on the Goodyears stands for Maximum Traction Reinforced.
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:07 PM   #5
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The KM2's clean out great in the mud.
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:10 PM   #6
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The KM2's clean out great in the mud.
My buddy I wheel with has them,cant copy,Id never hear the end of that one lol
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:11 PM   #7
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The KM2's clean out great in the mud.
My MTR's have performed better in mud than my old KM2's ironically enough.

Don't discount the MTR is you run into a little mud. It pulls through just fine. I hate mud so I try to steer clear of it but you can't avoid wet, muddy rocks around here.
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:02 PM   #8
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The kevlar MTR's actually clean themselves out waaaaaaaaaaaay better than the old MTR's did...mud-wise.

I would not consider them a "mud tire" like a swamper......but they are pretty damn good.

FWIW I live where mud has a clay base and it's not forgiving or easily removed.
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:31 PM   #9
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I do like the tires but not if they arent going to work well in mud.Id like to hear anyones personal experiences with them & mud.
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I love my MTR's. I picked them from this article i read. Its about a year old now.
The Hot Sheet: 33 Off-Road Tires Tested - Jp Magazine
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:15 PM   #11
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I love my MTR's. I picked them from this article i read. Its about a year old now.
The Hot Sheet: 33 Off-Road Tires Tested - Jp Magazine
I read it too. I was originally going to get the KM2s. But the MTR was rated better in mud. The Georgia red clay is slick. So, MTRs it will be
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Then I guess its not the right tire for me.The Hankooks are looking better,thanks
Hankook dynapro MT. I have those on only 31s and have never gotten stuck. They are unbelievable in mud, great traction on rock, and clean them selfs pretty well. Plus the sidebiters are mean looking!
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My MTR's have performed better in mud than my old KM2's ironically enough.

Don't discount the MTR is you run into a little mud. It pulls through just fine. I hate mud so I try to steer clear of it but you can't avoid wet, muddy rocks around here.
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The kevlar MTR's actually clean themselves out waaaaaaaaaaaay better than the old MTR's did...mud-wise.

I would not consider them a "mud tire" like a swamper......but they are pretty damn good.

FWIW I live where mud has a clay base and it's not forgiving or easily removed.
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I do like the tires but not if they arent going to work well in mud.Id like to hear anyones personal experiences with them & mud.
Is that not what you're getting? The MTR/ks do just as good as any other "mud" tire. If you're really serious about the mud then you should be looking at something like super swampers.

In terms of on road/off road/rock/mud you just aren't going to find a more diverse tire than the MTR/K.
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There's only mud where I live and I'll be buying another set of MTR's w/kevlar when these wear out. They do just fine in the mud. If you're talking about nasty-ass, gumbo mud, look at swampers. But for regular, mud/clay my MTR's do just fine. They always stay clean even in wet sand, clay, or mud, and they pull just fine in muddy/watery holes. And as many others can attest, they do great in anything else you'll put them over.

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