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rubicon lover 03-21-2007 06:21 PM

How much smaller are the 35 MTRs compared to a true regular 35?
 
I heard mtrs run small, about how much smaller?

bluvikng 03-21-2007 07:13 PM

Just a minute, let me get my micro-spectrometer.

Triple88a 03-21-2007 07:25 PM

or you can just use a 35" micrometer instead if they make those that size lol

RedRubiTJ 03-21-2007 07:39 PM

Not much help but first you have to define a "true regular 35". The problem is, historically, tire size were spec'd as a maximum size, so if you knew you could fit a 35" from one manf, all others would be slightly less than 35" and more than 34" and fitment would be no probblem. Then along comes the off-road boom. A few off-road tire manufactureres found they could make a name for themselves by oversizing their tires. Nowadays the only way to know if something fits is to try it. In general though AT's (MTR's are AT's) still run under their listed size while MT's are often over. My MTR's are exactly what Goodyear said they would be: 36.8". Now if I run lower pressure and put them on the jeep of course they run smaller. Mounted on a wheel with 35 psi they are what they say they will be.

mrbigjeep 03-21-2007 09:10 PM

something that surprised me is that i had heard that MTR's ran small too...until i read JP and they said that the MTR's actually measured pretty close to what the sidewall said.

dwdrums801 03-21-2007 10:18 PM

...kinda lost on this thread and dont know if this is significant but I have 32 inch BFG T/A KO and they measure as 30" with the weight of the jeep on them

rubicon lover 03-21-2007 10:35 PM

o, mtrs are actually all terains?

RedRubiTJ 03-21-2007 10:44 PM

Yes. MTR stands for "maximium traction reinforced". They are not a mud tire and don't do well in the mud compared to others (so I have heard as I don't do mud). They do very well on rocks and dry conditions though.

mrbigjeep 03-22-2007 08:33 PM

JP mag said that they actually do pretty decent in mud...their ratings are from experience with the tires and they gave the tires 3/4 stars for mud....

bluvikng 03-22-2007 08:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigjeep (Post 65132)
JP mag said that they actually do pretty decent in mud...their ratings are from experience with the tires and they gave the tires 3/4 stars for mud....

I love it when you have done your homework. You are exceeding your age category for knowledge. Way to Go!!!!!!

P.S. If only others did a little research. You are a fine student, of the Jeep'n world.

mrbigjeep 03-22-2007 08:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bluvikng (Post 65136)
I love it when you have done your homework. You are exceeding your age category for knowledge. Way to Go!!!!!!

P.S. If only others did a little research. You are a fine student, of the Jeep'n world.

sweet, thanks blu!

bluvikng 03-22-2007 08:48 PM

I don't think I know of anyone else, that has spent as much time, and effort, as you have. You really are soaking up the facts.

By the way, you are very welcome. You deserve that much.

amerijeep 03-22-2007 09:12 PM

I hope you put as much into schoolwork, too.

Triple88a 03-22-2007 09:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bluvikng (Post 65136)
I love it when you have done your homework. You are exceeding your age category for knowledge. Way to Go!!!!!!

P.S. If only others did a little research. You are a fine student, of the Jeep'n world.

Ask him about Scout's jeep he remembered a lot of info on it (i think it was Scout's but i'm not completely sure):flipoff:

1BLKJP 03-23-2007 12:18 AM

I think my Claws measured out to 34 1/2" when they were new.

mrbigjeep 03-23-2007 07:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amerijeep (Post 65159)
I hope you put as much into schoolwork, too.

oh don't worry...i do :D

i think my bfg muds measure 31" (its a 32")

amerijeep 03-23-2007 10:25 PM

How you liking that nice lookin' top, bigjeep?

mrbigjeep 03-24-2007 07:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amerijeep (Post 65413)
How you liking that nice lookin' top, bigjeep?

likin it alot. i like the looks of it plus its a lot easier to put up and down....easy to take the windows out too.

rubicon lover 03-26-2007 12:46 PM

how do mtrs do on the road in terms of milage? do ATs get alot more miles then the mtrs?

wndrlst 04-12-2007 10:41 AM

My 35x12.50-15 MTR's are 34.6" mounted on 8" rims at street pressure.

mrbigjeep 04-12-2007 11:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wndrlst (Post 70647)
My 35x12.50-15 MTR's are 34.6" mounted on 8" rims at street pressure.

well thats not bad...they don't measure small...my bfg muds don't measure within a half inch of what the sizewall says like yours do.


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