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Old September 1st, 2009, 06:08 PM   #1
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I'm probaly ordering a set tomarrow 40x13.50R17 and was curios about your opinions these won't be the new kevlar ones but rather the original. I'm looking for a good all around tire that is good at everything including going down the road. I had a set of 38" Swampers that I cut and worked awsome offroad but they would rattle the paint off the frame at 50mph. Right now I have a set of old SX's 37x12.50 they ride good but are wasted and I've cut aout as much tread into them as zi dare. Plus thier a little small for what I want. I'm getting a realy good deal on the MTR's so price isn't an issue.
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Old September 1st, 2009, 06:41 PM   #2
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Go for IROK Radials. They'll do everything the MT/Rs would but will grab better when the going gets tough. I'd venture to guess the sidewalls are tougher too even though they're both "weak radials".
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I don't mind the Irocks but at a 120.00 more per tire it's not worth it. I realize that these tires are not the best off road tire, but I do just as much road riding as I do trails and aggressive offroad stuff. If I did'nt drive it all over I'd just get the 40x14.5R17 LTB's for 300.00 a piece and call it good.
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i was pretty happy with my mtr's? you gotta realize they are a very aggressive all terrain, they are not a mud tire. they were pretty good in sand and rocks. they were large racing slicks in mud. unless the mud was very runny no amount of wheel spin would clean them out. if your used to the traction of a swamper you might be dissappinted. for a daily driver 4x4 they are a good choice.

look into a swamper ssr radial. they are the best and worst of both worlds. they will balance good. they will ride nice on the street. they are pretty quiet. they give the best off traction of any radial i have owned. they wrap around objects at low pressure well.
the down fall is a weak sidewall, like every other street friendly radial.

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i have 40" MTR's on mine, great on the rocks and drives down the road at 70 mph perfectly....a little noisy, but a great tire! Ive had them at the dunes, TT and they were run at Drummond and did everything with no issues.
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Old September 1st, 2009, 07:11 PM   #6
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Jeepbratt aren't you running swampers now? or are those just fior heavy wheelin? I thought you had MTR's until I saw you at Northwest 4x4 open house. I pretty much wheel the same places as you, I was at The rock challenge, and frequent TT as well as several trips to the dunes, I don't really like to mud my jeep anymore but it happens, what are your thoughts as far as the mud does?
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Old September 1st, 2009, 07:13 PM   #7
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Iwas also considering the Yokohamma Geolander MT+ in a 40x13.50R17 but not sure what to get thier are the same price but I know that the Mtr is a good quality.
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i sold the swampers. Thats what were on it when i bought it from Cali. I wanted an all around tire that i could go off the trail straight to the road.The swampers werent balanced and i got major death wobble at 30mph. I sold them to bigyj (Tom). I switched back and forth but when i moved my jeep back over to my side of the state all i need is the MTR's. I am very happy with them. And i try to stay out of the mud too......its bad enough tryin to get sand out let alone mud. I didnt have any trouble in mud until i snapped a lockout. again.
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So are you keeping your jeep then? Do you know how many ply side walls the mtrs have? I liked the MT+ Geolander but then I saw that they only had a two ply side wall. Plus thier are directional and I would have to mount the fronts backwards so I could back out if i had to.
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yea, im keeping it, but it'll be wheeled more at R&V and gonna check out that new Bundy park. Closer to home. I have a trailer i can use anytime but i need to do a couple things to the jeep before it goes on anything to crazy. No idea how many ply. theyre sticky tho.
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Old September 1st, 2009, 07:37 PM   #11
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Awsome glad to hear that your keeping it, I love your jeep and the the fact that your a female with a seriosly modified jeep is cool, helps keep other females interested in the sport.
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MTR's it is.
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Awsome glad to hear that your keeping it, I love your jeep and the the fact that your a female with a seriosly modified jeep is cool, helps keep other females interested in the sport.

Thanks......it looks a bit different now, cage is green ....always hated the red. Let me know when your gonna make it down this way and ill try and meet ya at the parks! Cya!
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does anyone on this thread know anything bout bundy hill in MI???
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just what ive been reading on here.......but makin your own trails sounds like a hell of a lot of fun!
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Jeepbratt what kind of preasure do you run and do you have interairlocks or no?
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Iroks or Swamper SSR's if you can get a good price

if not the only tire as good or better than the mtr's is cooper discoverer stt's or firestone desination mt's

go to offroader.com and look up the mt and at tire reviews
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 05:54 AM   #18
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I have a set of the 40 x 13x 17 for my new Ford crewcab/Cummins build...I hope they handle the weight of the truck with a plow blade on them
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I have a set of 35 Kevlars on my truck and I played with a set of 37's on another Jeep, didn't hit much super deep mud so can't give u good feedback there but hit everything else and was pleasantly suprised, besides the Mud Countries on my dads Jeep I've never heard a real off road tire with that little road noise or that nice of on road manners. May just be used to my old tires though. My favorite tire is the Cepek Mud Countries so I'd say go with those however biggest they come is 35" so...
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I've got 37" MTR's on the AMG. Got 50k miles out of them with frequent rotations, nice even wear, good at 70 MPH, never had problems with them in mud, love them in snow. I run them at about 10 PSI off road.
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