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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-01-2001, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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Goodyear MT/R\'s any good??

I have a guy selling some of these that are new. He bought 33's to put on his YJ but find them too big and doesn't have the cash to regear. He wants 31's now. There are a few guys in the club I belong too have them, but none have use them in mud so far. What are they like and would they be a better choice over BFG mud??
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Re: Goodyear MT/R\'s any good??

I know 2 guys running them out here...they both like them better than a BFG...
I would like a set too..rather than these Boggers...

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Re: Goodyear MT/R\'s any good??

Well Max seems to like his well enough he has 2 set..
Sidewalls seem to hold up well, he has let air out
a few times in places that I didn't, (Bead slipping or
popping a little.) they haven't gone all the way off yet.

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Re: Goodyear MT/R\'s any good??

Well I found out that our club gets them at $225CDN for 33's!!!
That sounds like a good price for new huh?
What I really want to know is that mud factor.......

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Re: Goodyear MT/R\'s any good??

definately good tires danny. went wheeling with tim porter n jeff chester last winter. chester had them on his old orange n black rig. GREAT tires in the mud. id own them but hes going to use them on something else.
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Re: Goodyear MT/R\'s any good??

Danny i have two sets of five. I bought the first set and that sold me on the second. They work good in the mud, i would assume better then the bfg's but i have no experience with that tire. I have popped a bead twice to lose some air, both time ive backed up quickly and it came back on. First time i lost air was in paragon at 4 and a half pounds, came out with a little over three after the run that popped it off momentarily. The second loss was on that walk along the lakeside at zukimelt that they had a "black diamond" sign on. I was at 3 and a half pounds and only lost a half pound of air when it slipped. Both times i backed up and it sealed up, then i re attacked in a better position. For that price, its a deal, the best i could get was 164 to the door from the 4x4 warehouse. Definately need 2 inch backspaced rims for 33's. What i want to know is what are people with 35's running for backspacing??

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Re: Goodyear MT/R\'s any good??

I ran with a guy at EMWF (Eastern Maine Wheel Fest) that was running the 35" MTR's on his CJ-5. I was impressed, and they are definitely better than the BFG MT. While they are better, I don't think the extra price is enough to make me switch. They worked very well in mud, even at low RPM's and caked up. I was impressed overall, and I don't impress easily.

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Re: Goodyear MT/R\'s any good??

According to four wheeler magazine or maybe it was petersons, the only tire that gripped better is lake bottom goo was the bogger. The goodyear even went farther in the pit than the normal tsl. I myself think goodyears suck, jus like i wont use any oil besides valvoline. Those are my opinions. Based on facts they are a good tire.

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Re: Goodyear MT/R\'s any good??

Danny, have you checked out the new, new BFG M/T KM? The KM did to the MT what the KO did to the AT. I'm very impressed. The BFG was the essential off-road tire. The new MT/R challanged that. BFG countered with the new tires.

Compared to the old BFG MT, the new KM's sport 40% bigger footprint at the same PSI, have larger voids, better compound and new sidewall lugs.

From waht I've seen, pretty sweet tire

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So far I really like my 33 MTRs. The article that has been referred to tested 9 tires in the mud. Boggers came in first then SSR Swampers then the Goodyear MTRs then the TSL Swampers.

A real disappointment to me in that test was that the Yokohama Geolander MTs came in last place. I was already to buy a set of them before the article.

So after that I was really leaning torwards buying a set of 33 Swamper Radials.

I was dreading pushing the weight, the vibration and the noise from those Swampers getting to the trails.

Ran into a guy who was wanting to get a Samurai after taking a ride in mine and it just so happens that he was an assistant sales manager for my local Goodyear Dealership.

He made me an offer way to good to turn down.

One of the things I like about these MTRs so far is they are really quiet and run very smooth down the road for a mudder. I had mine up to 80 miles an hour the other night for about 30 miles. They never offered to wonder or pull me to one side of the road once. No thumpy, thumpy or bouncy, bouncy down the road either.

Had em in deep sand and loose gravel in places where my old tires would have started digging and or would start loosing traction in 2 wheel drive. These MTRs just pushed right on through without a hint of a problem or having to lock in the front hubs.

Id say if your rig is a daily driver driver like mine is but you want something aggressive when you hit the trail. These tires are for you.

If your rig is mostly just for off road and in the mud most of the time, then maybe Boggers or Swampers would be the best for you.

I luv my MTRs so far!

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