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Old May 16th, 2008, 08:37 AM   #1
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Im looking at a set of MT/R's and was wondering what people thought about them. My main concern is noise level. We had a set of 31" MTR's on a TJ and I couldnt believe how loud they are. They will be going on a HD truck and am wondering if they will be to loud. My other option is the Cooper SST...I have rode in a few vehicles with these tires and am very impressed with there road manners.
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Old May 16th, 2008, 09:29 AM   #2
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my buddy had em on a 85 chevy half ton and they were great. wore fast but wnet all over with em. there were fairly loud but when they wore they got horrible
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Old May 16th, 2008, 12:46 PM   #3
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I have the MT/R's on my XJ, and have no issues.They only seem loud when I ride in a newer stock car or truck.
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Old May 16th, 2008, 01:03 PM   #4
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I had STT's 285/75 16's on my 99 gmc 2500 extended cab and I have them on my TJ right now. For whatever reason they are WAY louder on my TJ than they were on my truck. They were wearing better on the truck too. I would guess that the MTR is probably similar?
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Old May 16th, 2008, 01:07 PM   #5
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wear that fast? That's odd i've racked 20K on mine and only wore about 4/32's of tread on my 305-70 17's MTR on my 98 Chevy I thought they wore great for a mud tire.
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Old May 16th, 2008, 10:08 PM   #6
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I had them on the xj and they were loud as hell, and way too expensive IMO!
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Old May 17th, 2008, 06:08 AM   #7
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Good in the sand and rocks. Suck in the mud.
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Old May 17th, 2008, 06:37 AM   #8
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I have them on my 04 Ram 2500. They have been a pretty good tire, you must rotate them every 3000 or they will start to cup. When I replace them I am going back to the BFG A/T just for the simple fact that I do way more highway driving then off-road with the truck, but if the vehicle you are putting them on is primarily for off-road use I would recommend them.
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Old May 17th, 2008, 06:52 AM   #9
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I've got MTR's on the H1, I rotate them every oil change and have had no problems with accelerated / odd tread wear. They are good off road and not too loud on the highway.
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Old May 17th, 2008, 07:22 AM   #10
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Has far has noise is concerned you have to rember that tires on a light vechile will be louder than heavier one. Think about it for a minute or two and you will understand. But just in case you don't the weight of say a jeep tj does have the same lack of a better term flatness on the road surface has a 1/2 ton pickup. the minor vibration (singing tires) are not dampened has much in a lighter jeep. Now what are you looking for traction for off road or less noise on the road? That is what you have to look for and pleae do yourself a favor don't compare what sound good on pickup to a jeep or the otherway around ( two different beast ). that's my dollar worth (infaltion LOL)
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Old May 17th, 2008, 08:00 AM   #11
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i got my first set of them in 2001, had a couple sets since then on varios vehicles and have loved them in every condition, i like them in snow, sand, on the road, and they are alright in the mud, but i don;t like mud that much.

and alot of the newer tires center tread pattern (toyo mt, cooper stt, bfg mt's on the JKs) today look alot like the mtrs have since 2001, they are a little expensive of tires too.
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Old May 17th, 2008, 11:14 AM   #12
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Has far has noise is concerned you have to rember that tires on a light vechile will be louder than heavier one. Think about it for a minute or two and you will understand. But just in case you don't the weight of say a jeep tj does have the same lack of a better term flatness on the road surface has a 1/2 ton pickup. the minor vibration (singing tires) are not dampened has much in a lighter jeep. Now what are you looking for traction for off road or less noise on the road? That is what you have to look for and pleae do yourself a favor don't compare what sound good on pickup to a jeep or the otherway around ( two different beast ). that's my dollar worth (infaltion LOL)
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Ugh, I hate MT/Rs. Trying to stop on wet cement is a terrifying experience. They're louder than other tires when new, and very loud when starting to wear. On my last Jeep, I switched from 33" MT/Rs to 35" BFG MT's and had them siped. Much better for traction, noise level, and grip in the wet. MT/Rs also don't self-clean for shit in the mud; they just pack the treads full, and then it's like wheeling on slicks. I have MT/Rs again on my current Jeep, as they came with the wheels I bought and had zero miles, and they're not too bad when brand new I guess, but I'm going to have them siped. When they wear out, it's back to BFGs.
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Um... dodger889. Uh, yeah. I was just telling him my experience with the tire and what I had them on. He can do with that information what he pleases. The two vehicles are obviously very different.
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I have a set on my truck 315/75-16 and i won't buy them ever again they are very loud , they are wearing nice but still loud and they are a little scary when stopping in snow and such, they do good going forward in the snow and sand but don't stop. i have about 30,000 miles on mine and had them since new still in ok shape probably could use being replaced, wouldn't buy them again too expensive for the quality i think
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31" tires on a HD truck?
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Old May 18th, 2008, 09:27 AM   #17
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I think they are very good tires, when it comes to tires you get what you pay for, I have had them on my jeep for a long time, they drive very good and are wearing very good but that is on a jeep, from my experiences mud tires on a HD truck do not last that long, we have mud tires on all are farm trucks and we are lucky to get 2 years out of them, so we just buy cheap tires cause they are going to wear out so fast, but remember that with a cheap tire comes problems like bad balancing and poor driving. So MTRs are one of the best tires for jeeps but for a HD truck I would really consider if you really need mud tires.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 09:27 AM   #18
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Best AT tire I ever had. 31"
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Old May 18th, 2008, 03:57 PM   #19
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Had 33's on my jimmy for awhile and loved them in snow.

Also had 235/85/16s (6 of them off rubicons) on my dually and liked them.
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I love my MTR's.

They are actually not as bad in mud as many say....it's the MI mud that is prone to staying on...
They will cup if not rotated, they are somewhat noisy..in a Jeep.

They really shine on rocks.
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