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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-17-2000, 10:59 AM
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Goodyear MT/R\'s

Is any one out there running the new MT/R's? What is your impression of them? I have read a few magazine reviews, but they neglect to tell you of how they handle in the mud. This is important to me since I live in the Northwest.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-17-2000, 02:20 PM
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Re: Goodyear MT/R\'s

i run with a guy who has a set. they do well on the rock and dry stuff but like other radial mud tires they load up in the mud. i will say that anyone who wants to run a radial tire this is the tire to go with. they have good stout sidewalls that the other radial tires just don't have. the bfg mt is a good performing tire too but i have seen more cut side walls on bfg tires than any other so i'd stay away from them if your jeep sees any rocks.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-18-2000, 12:12 AM
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Re: Goodyear MT/R\'s

I run them. Just like was said every radial will load with mud. They are the smoothest riding mud tire I have ever seen or heard. To keep the mud off all you have to do is keep her in a low gear, go slow and every so often clean the tires with a little blip of the throttle. How often depends on the type of mud.


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Re: Goodyear MT/R\'s

If I'm not mistaken, the MT in MT/R stands for maximum traction (and the R stands for reinforced), not mud terrain like the pre-existing MT/S model. I've seen quite a few complaints in the last few weeks about the mud performance...I don't think they were designed with mud in mind.

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Re: Goodyear MT/R\'s

I've wheeled with guys that have the mt/r, I live in the midwest and the place we were at had some nice little pits, steep down Hill, flat muddy area, steep up hill. I was running my yj 4.0, auto, open diffs, 30" bfg at ko's, a guy in our group had a TJ, 2.5, 5 speed, rear limited slip, 30" mt/r. I made it through everything he did, in the biggest pit, he and I both made it through 1 out of 2 times. I think it is a good tires but not sure how good, I'd look at something like the bfg or pro comp mud, or baja claws if you want tires that are alright on the street and kickin offroad.
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post #6 of (permalink) Old 12-20-2000, 09:17 AM
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Re: Goodyear MT/R\'s

I run Goodyear MTRs on my Toyota and CJ5. During the past few rainy weeks, I have had an opportunity to really give them a workout in east Texas mud. They work fantastic in mud. Excellent traction, and they do not seem to load up excessively.

The mud in east Texas is a red clay based mud that is a slippery as snot on a piece of glass. The MTRs can climb that stuff where many tires I have tried would not. Before this rainy season, I was wondering how they would perform. Now I know. I am very pleased with their ability to deal with mud.


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