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subzali
04-02-2009, 08:11 AM
Anybody seen these yet? They're kinda goofy looking...

treerootCO
04-02-2009, 08:26 AM
This thread needed a picture:

Uncle Ben
04-02-2009, 08:36 AM
Thats a great looking tire! That would be perfect for folks wanting a slightly bigger tire that their lift might argue with. Goodyears tend to be on the short. Other than sidewall strength MTR's are fantastic tires!

treerootCO
04-02-2009, 08:45 AM
Sidewall strength is overrated....I bought the Toyo Open Country MT and accepted the compromise of weight for a better sidewall.

Rock 1
Toyo 0

nakman
04-02-2009, 08:45 AM
I'm with Subzali, I vote goofy looking. :p:

There must be some science behind those differing lug patterns, but I don't like it.. though never really been a fan of Goodyears anyway. YMMV, obviously

wesintl
04-02-2009, 09:06 AM
It looks directional now...

FJBRADY
04-02-2009, 09:31 AM
I just saw these on a Jeep and I don't like them either. I have MTR's and so far no complaints, but I will most likely try another brand when these wear out.

Any recommendations on a MT tire?

subzali
04-02-2009, 09:39 AM
i've been very happy with my MT/Rs, but I'm going Trxus on my next set, especially if the new tread pattern is like this...

Corbet
04-02-2009, 09:40 AM
I looked at them the other day at the tire shop. They don't really appeal to me. However I have no complaints with my original MT/R's so I'm sure these will perform as good or better.

The tire guy couldn't say enough about them but I know a sales person when I see one ;)

The new Wrangler DuraTrac looked interesting though.

Uncle Ben
04-02-2009, 09:40 AM
It looks directional now...

It has a chevron pattern, many forward and lateral biting edges, lots of factory syping, tread wraps pretty far onto the sidewall, some great voids on the outside to fling mud and paddle snow.... Tread may look goofy but it looks like the really focused on making a decent all around tire! Too bad the White letters need to be out!

FJBRADY
04-02-2009, 09:51 AM
Is anyone running this tire? thoughts?

Uncle Ben
04-02-2009, 10:01 AM
Is anyone running this tire? thoughts?

Yes, want to buy mine? Loudest darn tire I have run in a long time! Forward traction is superb! Lateral traction is poor. If you want to climb something or bash snow this tire will exceed your expectations! Try climbing out of a muddy rut or listening to your stereo on the highway with your window open....forget it!

RockRunner
04-02-2009, 10:19 AM
I like them, the ones I have now work great and as said before I am sure they as good.

I do worry with *eep ordering these stock on their rigs if GY sold out a little and made them more street-able, is that a word???

I think it is a valid claim, *eep sells a bunch of Rubi's and they come with the MTR as an option (may be standard now) So to make the Jeep ride a little better ( can that be?:rolleyes:) they may have changed the sidewalls and thread pattern to quiet them and make them handle the street better. UB noticed the extra sipping, mostly for the street. It does work off road too as long as you go off road :rolleyes:

I would like to see them in action on a rig other than a *eep and see how they flex and and bite with more or LESS weight on them. I could care less about the pattern as long as I get up the hill and they have a decent to good life span for what we do.

That is my :twocents:

nakman
04-02-2009, 10:46 AM
That is a valid point about positioning, Tom, I know I started thinking less of BFG AT's when they started coming standard on H2's. And yup I think a little less of MT/R's because they come with Jeeps... but I'm hardly the target demographic for either, they lost 1 here but +10,000 on the other side of the fence.. probably a good marketing strategy for both.

And these Toyo M/T's are by far my favorite tire yet, they are lasting a long time (about to hit their third Cruise Moab), they are quiet, and still dead solid- no vibrations at any speed. I wish they wheeled as well as the Trxus' did, but you can't have everything, I don't miss that shimmy at 55mph one bit. Only downside with Toyo IMO is the weight, they are so freakin heavy I'm sure it costs more gas than another tire would, and stopping distances are definitely increased by at least some distance, I really notice when I'm pulling a loaded trailer... if you see me coming don't pull out in front of me please :eek:

MDH33
04-02-2009, 11:30 AM
I just saw these on a Jeep and I don't like them either. I have MTR's and so far no complaints, but I will most likely try another brand when these wear out.

Any recommendations on a MT tire?

I just got new MT's for my mini. I was looking at Swamper TSL radials, the Wrangler MT's, BFG MT's, and after doing the research and comparing prices I actually went with these:

Big O Bigfoot XT

http://www.bigotires.com/extranet/images/products/XT(new)009.jpg

They are Much less expensive than any other MT and they have a no questions 3 year warranty with free rotation, etc. They ride nicely, do great in the snow and are pretty quiet. I didn't want to drop serious coin on my rusty junk pickup, and these fit the bill. :hill:

Rezarf
04-02-2009, 12:09 PM
I love my MT/R's from Goodyear (older style) but that said, I did swap out a set of SS Thornbirds for them... I could ONLY go up in quality.

LARGEONE
04-02-2009, 03:43 PM
When I bought my new Mickey Thompson MTZs, they had really good deals at Discount on the now older version of the Goodyear MT/Rs. Not sure if they still have them, but I was tempted.

With that said, I really like the MTZs. They are a bit heavy (slowed down the already slow 80 even more!), but they are really quiet for a MT.

isotel
04-02-2009, 04:02 PM
i like them!

Goodyear is smart enough to see the competition and innovate before they get passed up. i bet 10 years ago everyone was sceptically about the OG MTR's

I have not yet run a better all around tire on my rig than the MTR's

Nay
04-02-2009, 04:19 PM
Take a hard look at the new MT/R - it should remind you a bit of the KM2 with that inner band for lateral and wet traction. Maybe goofy looking, but I like the idea.

What surprises me is these tires are not directional - they should be, and the OWL has to go.

But they look to me quite a bit like the KM2 (the tire that killed the original MT/R after the MT/R killed the BFG MT) with a bias to lateral/wet traction.

I just ordered a set of 37x12.5x16 Trxus :D

FJBRADY
04-02-2009, 05:01 PM
I just ordered a set of 37x12.5x16 Trxus......very nice Mr. Nay!

I have my eye on those, my big thing is I like Discount tire for the free rotation and balances. Discount has seen me every 3k or so with the MTR's plus they are in the hood.

wesintl
04-02-2009, 05:24 PM
I just ordered a set of 37x12.5x16 Trxus :D

It was inevitable...

Nay
04-02-2009, 06:17 PM
It was inevitable...

So true, so true...

Uncle Ben
04-02-2009, 06:34 PM
So true, so true...

I knew once you went with Toyos you would crave traction! Welcome back!

Cheeseman
04-04-2009, 01:00 PM
I have two very different use vehicles. My runner is definitely more trail than street. My 62 is more street than trail. On my second set of SSR's on my runner. This tire has never stopped me anywhere on the trail. On the freeway the handling is very good. When balanced not a shimmy anywhere. Noise. Not to bad. No more than any other MT type tire.

The 62 has seen two sets of MTR's and done well. The 62 has seen 2 or 3 tours of Moab and some trails in Colorado. I do like the MTRs except when they get done to the end of their life. Wet traction goes away and noise goes up. Side walls are ok. I believe you have to try to protect any tire on the trail. AS I said this cruiser sees more street than trail now. Have a set of BFG ATs on now. That is different experience from an MT. Never wheeled an AT, I'll have to try it someday.
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snowy
06-16-2010, 06:22 PM
I looked at them the other day at the tire shop. They don't really appeal to me. However I have no complaints with my original MT/R's so I'm sure these will perform as good or better.

The tire guy couldn't say enough about them but I know a sales person when I see one ;)

The new Wrangler DuraTrac looked interesting though.

I have read the softer sidewall on these DuraTrac's makes them squirrely at freeway speeds. Anyone actually running the DuraTrac's? They get really good specs at tirerack for daily drivers (wet roads, quiet, etc.) as well as off-road and snow, but I talked to one guy who abandoned them after one trip pulling a trailer because they were all over the road at 70mph. Not sure how much of this was attributable to pulling trailer though and would like another datapoint if I can find one.

Snowy