The Goodyear Wrangler MTR With Kevlar tire has an asymmetrical tread design and the DuPont Kevlar reinforced sidewalls promises to be a contender in the hot MT tire market. Goodyear says using Kevlar increases sidewall toughness and puncture resistance by 35 percent. It also helps reinforce the sidewall for on-pavement driving. The asymmetrical tread design looks directional, but Goodyear says the tires are NOT directional, can run either way and have been tested that way. For those who don't like white lettering, the new MTR with Kevlar might disappoint, as many sizes will have white outline lettering. That means white outline letters out, ready to be scraped into white sidewalls by rocks. The larger sizes up to 42 inches, will have black lettering, so that will be fine. The silica tread compound enhances wet traction and the durometer seems to be between the old MTR and the sticky comp tires Goodyear has built. The rubber feels soft and supple when doing the old twist and fingernail tread test (scientific test procedure). The Goodyear MTR with Kevlar is a very competent tire and worthy descendent of the Wrangler MT and MTR.
Installed these s couple of weeks ago on a red Silverado just before the 19 inch snow fall here in Chicago. These wheels didn't let me down. Since my truck is 2 wheel drive I had to shovel my garage snow out really good so I can get grip and accelerate fast out of the alley since my neighbors haven't shoveled snow yet. I didn't get stuck at all in the alley and there was massive amounts of snow. If I had my stock tires there I would have to call off from work for sure. The only thing is the humming noise they make In the street. But that doesn't really bother me. Yet. I hope these tires last me at least 20k. My stock ones got shreded in a 10k cross country road trip over gravel and dirt roads.
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