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.
I have been wheeling for a while been though tons of tires. As far as non-comp compound goes these have by far been my favorite. Decent wear on the street and these are by far the toughest tires I have ever had!
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.
Haven't had these tire too long but they have been up to every challenge I've put them through so far. Great in the rocks. Good in the mud. Not too loud on the road. Plus 4wheel parts had a insanity good price on them and the 80 rebate.
I run these tires in the desert and mountains and occasionally in snow. I've had no traction problems. A few punctures, but no deflating cuts. I will continue to use these tires on the 2011 Rubicon unlimited.
example: Does this come as a pair? How many are included in the pack?
Asked by Todd from Hayden, ID on
Hi Todd, These Goodyear Tires LT305/70R16, Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar are not a set, tires are sold individually. Thank you for your inquiry.
Answered by Jim G Ext 4806 from Hayden, ID on
what is the weight of this tire in 35x12x15?
Asked by Pk from on
Hi Pk The 35x12.50R-15LT, Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar Tire weighs 69.5 pounds. Thanks
Answered by LWiff ext 4804 from on
I have a 2011 Jeep Wrangler 2 door with 17x8.5 rims with 4.7 backspacing will this tire fit ok on this rim? I am getting a 3 inch lift before I put them on..
Asked by Sonya from memphis,TN on
Sonya, the backspacing on your wheels is a little too much to clear the Goodyear Tires LT305/70R17, Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar without a wheel spacer.
Answered by Sara H. Ext 4874 from memphis,TN on
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