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Old November 20th, 2012, 10:45 AM   #21
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both. i DD'd my last set. Drove to Rausch Creek in PA on them, Wheeled them in Moab, Drove the 150 mile round trip to work a bunch of times, as well as all kinds of local driving and wheeling. Best tire ive ever had. Took some weight to balance them, but they stayed true and didn't make much noise on the road. I loved them so much i sold my little ones and bought bigger ones.
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Old November 20th, 2012, 10:50 AM   #22
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Have you had any problems with them bulging? That is the main concern I have about them
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How the sidewall bulges when you drop the PSI. With the Kevlar sidewall I don't know how well the sidewall would bulge and I've read people have had problems (not quite sure what they are exactly). When you drop PSI have you experienced any problems?
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both. i DD'd my last set. Drove to Rausch Creek in PA on them, Wheeled them in Moab, Drove the 150 mile round trip to work a bunch of times, as well as all kinds of local driving and wheeling. Best tire ive ever had. Took some weight to balance them, but they stayed true and didn't make much noise on the road. I loved them so much i sold my little ones and bought bigger ones.
Thats great to hear, thats the tire I was considering next. The only negative I've heard about them is in the snow, any experience?
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How the sidewall bulges when you drop the PSI. With the Kevlar sidewall I don't know how well the sidewall would bulge and I've read people have had problems (not quite sure what they are exactly). When you drop PSI have you experienced any problems?
i loved how mine bulged at low PSI. I ran mine at 9 psi usually. it squated nicely. i had no issue with sidewalls. i ran them at the dunes once with 5psi. on 15x8 aluminum rims. no beadlocks.
My old man ran his 35s around 10 psi and they squated nicely as well. Never an issue.
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Thats great to hear, thats the tire I was considering next. The only negative I've heard about them is in the snow, any experience?
not yet. bought my first set early this year. got rid of them last week, and the new set just came in today. so no snow for me yet.
Rocks, Mud, Sand, Pavement, Gravel, all of those they did well in. Better than my old style MTRs and my old BFG Mud Terrains for sure.
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not yet. bought my first set early this year. got rid of them last week, and the new set just came in today. so no snow for me yet.
Rocks, Mud, Sand, Pavement, Gravel, all of those they did well in. Better than my old style MTRs and my old BFG Mud Terrains for sure.
Great, I appreciate the feedback. Thinking these are the next tire I pick up. Now to decide between 33s and 35s... How true to size do they run?
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Great, I appreciate the feedback. Thinking these are the next tire I pick up. Now to decide between 33s and 35s... How true to size do they run?
I hear they run more true to size than the KM2s do.

With everything being said, I think I'm going to go with the MTRs! Merry Christmas to me
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I hear they run more true to size than the KM2s do.

With everything being said, I think I'm going to go with the MTRs! Merry Christmas to me
Thats what I've heard as well. The KM2s that have came into the shop have certainly been undersized, nearly an inch. Good to know the MTRs are close to actual size.




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Most likely I will, need to do some test fitting to see how much I'm going to have to trim. Not sure the explorer is ready for 35s just yet, but that can be fixed.
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Not sure the explorer is ready for 35s just yet, but that can be fixed.
My old mans ex Ex loved the 35s...
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Your old mans ex was not a normal ex . Besides it was built to clear 38.5-14.50
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I'm making the same assessment: KM2s or MT Baja TTCs.
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Your old mans ex was not a normal ex . Besides it was built to clear 38.5-14.50
but it doesn't look bad with the 35s on it.



I now own the explorer and been impressed with the MTRs. I was DDing it for a couple of weeks and with a spool in the rear they handled good even in the rain. I've put more on road than off road miles on them and they are hardly showing any signs of wear. Like alboy said they do take some weight to balance though. In the mud they clean out fairly well i'm waiting to try them in the snow.
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My old mans ex Ex loved the 35s...
I wish my ex was that far along
. Other than being a black second gen sport they are in 2 different leagues. I'm still on IFS, upgraded all the ball joints and hub assemblies, regeared and locked, but at the end of the day it's no 44. It's got room to clear the 35s with the trimming thats already been done, just a matter of how much it will like it, it is my dd.




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Exactly! It's an awesome Ex and was a great build to follow, a lot of very high quality work. Totally different league than mine. Still deciding on doing the SAS or just buying a dedicated trail rig and keeping this as a dd/weekend wheeler. All the tough choices.
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I now own the explorer and been impressed with the MTRs. I was DDing it for a couple of weeks and with a spool in the rear they handled good even in the rain. I've put more on road than off road miles on them and they are hardly showing any signs of wear. Like alboy said they do take some weight to balance though. In the mud they clean out fairly well i'm waiting to try them in the snow.
Great feedback, thanks. I'm pretty much sold on the MTRs, most likely 35s as well. Great looking Ex by the way, very jealous!
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i.e., which is the best choice in a 33 - 34 inch tire...
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We're talking tires, not vehicle specs. And the Ex liked the MTRs better.

Cheapthrillb2 prefers MTRs....

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