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Goodyear MTR

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by seattlek5, Feb 25, 2001.

  1. seattlek5

    seattlek5 1/2 ton status

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    Has anyone heard anything about the new MTR's? I haven't seen any write ups in the mags or online. Was wondering if they were really worth the outragous price.
     
  2. Confederate9

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    ive heard their good on the trail, but i havent heard any thing one their wear.
    i know that the regular wrangler MT wear fater than bfg mt

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  3. MudFrog

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    I've been looking at them too. I know a couple guys run them and have been happy with them. Supposedly they last a good while too.

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  4. K5 NUTT

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    My truck is the K5 of the month...if you look close you will notice that she is wearing MTR's....installed them last July before we drove from phoenix to Denver for the Why To K5 run...allmost a year on them and they still have as much tread as day one and handle excellant at the 15 psi i run in the rocks!!! Plus they give a smoother ride that the old MT's i used to run...with less road noise...my .02.


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  5. 6.2Blazer

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    I've had a set of the 35's for about a year now. I only have about 2,000 highway miles on them (if that) because the truck is trail only, but so far I'm pretty happy with them. I went through two sets of BFG mud-terrains before the MT/R's and I think the MT/R's are a better all around tire. The tread compound is softer than the BFGs so they definitely hook up better on hard surfaces (rocks, dry dirt, asphalt, etc..). The sidewall tread also seems to help in ruts and protects the tire, I always had trouble with the BFGs getting the sidewalls chewed up but these don't show any signs of that after a dozen or so trailrides.
    Two other guys in our club have them (33's and 31's) and are both happy with them.
    As far as being worth the extra money, that's hard to say. I have some connections so I got mine actually cheaper than what the BFG's would cost, if I would have had to pay full price I don't know if I would have gotten them. They are good tires, but they are a little pricey.
     

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