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Goodyear MTR Kevlar tires


 
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TJ Apex
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:54 am    Post subject: Goodyear MTR Kevlar tires Reply with quote

I read in JP magazine's tire shootout that the Goodyear MTR kevlar tires are pretty good all around tire (street, mud, snow, and sand), better than BFG AT's.
I live in the mountains, and I do get snow, I also do a lot of freeway driving, and my 31" BFG AT's seem to last only about 20k miles, I rotate and check the air pressure regularly, even had a couple alignments done. I hear of guys that get 50k miles out of a set AT's, and all they do is rotate the tires. So what the hell am I doing wrong?!

Anyway my real question, I know that the MTR's are a mud tire, and according to JP are good on the street, but, how long will they last? 10, 20, 30k miles?
I was thinking of going back up to 32's now that I have the Budget Boost installed.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have the kevlar tires in 33s they seem to be wearing well, ive only had them 4 months now and i dont notice a differece in the tread depth from my driving ones vs my spare, but i havnt had them that long, i like them alot better than my ATs that i used to have, no mud where i live but they work great on the rocks so far
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm looking at these tires for snow season. I have not had any problems with the AT's in the snow, but if there is a better for snow, I'd like a set.

My AT's always seem to wear in the middle, and I know this is a sign of over inflation, I have the air pressure at 35psi per the sticker on the door jam. I'm courious if this is others have the same problem.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

35psi is considerably more than i use. can't say who is right/wrong...but mine always wear evenly. usually around 28psi in the fronts and 26psi in the rears. still handles fine and the wear pattern is nice and smooth on both of our TJs.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks quadna,
I'll try lowering the PSI.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im picking mine up tomorrow. I got a really good deal at a hole in the wall tire shop. The front ones have greater than 90% and the rears have greater than 85%, and the spare has never touched the ground; all of this for $290 mounted! And yes, they are 33s.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a steal of a deal!
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TJ Apex
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the subject of PSI, I have lowered mine per Quadna’s suggestion. After a few weeks they do seem to be wearing more evenly.
There seems to be a correlation with larger tires and lower tire PSI, why would this be? So if someone is running 40’s, the tire PSI is going to be around 15?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a vehicle weight compared to the air volume of the tire thing, I'm sure there is a formula for the ratio but I couldn't come up with it quickly.
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