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ccceric
April 12th, 2009, 10:11 AM
Got the MTRs with kevlar last week in 35 12.50 15. I used them on Chinamans yesterday and I am very impressed with their traction. It was raining and snowing for the first part of the trail and they maintained good traction even on the wet rocks. Later in the day the trail dried out and I was even more impressed.
I only have one week worth of on the street driving on them, but so far they are as quiet as the Pro Comp A/Ts that they replaced. The other thing that I noticed is that they don't seem to give you that slow speed thumping that you can feel with most mud tires.

Over all I give the Goodyear Wrangler MTR with Kevlar :thumbsup::thumbsup:
http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww71/Erhobson/jeeptires.jpg

05Willys
April 12th, 2009, 10:28 AM
Is it a steel radial that is Kevlar reinforced?

dapozer
April 12th, 2009, 10:31 AM
Seen them in moab on a few rigs I wheeled with and on Walker's rig, jury is still out on them. I think the old tread is a better design. most of them I saw were 40's and 37's and I think the BFG's and swampers did a better job and spun less. However I was not happy with my new/old style mtrs out there this year either. Good to hear some other reports on this tire, it will be good to see how it goes.
Shawn

ccceric
April 12th, 2009, 10:32 AM
As I understand it they a re just reinforced with kevlar on the sidewalls.
The tread is 2 Polyester 2 Steel 1 Nylon and the sidewall is 2 polyester and 1 Kevlar

oleblue
April 12th, 2009, 10:34 AM
I've read that they do great in mud, like we have a bunch of that here in Colorado :D

To my understanding the Kevlar is in the sidewall. (Edit, too slow)

ccceric
April 12th, 2009, 10:38 AM
They did great in the rocks yesterday!!! I ran them at about 10psi and I went through some sections much easier in the same line as other tjs with the old mtrs and kms

05Willys
April 12th, 2009, 12:25 PM
The tread does look better for the road than the old design

Crunch
April 12th, 2009, 12:31 PM
I'm curious if you shopped around for pricing? I check them out at Discount and they are $37 more than the KM2 in the 35x12.5 15 flavor. $243 vs. $206. Care to let us know what you got'em for? I understand if not, just curious. Thanks.

ccceric
April 12th, 2009, 12:44 PM
They were a bit more expensive... But you can't get KM2s anywhere right now.
I got the tires and the black steel wheels-15x8 mounted and balanced tax and all for
$ 300.00 Each.

I can get you the phone number for the guy who got them for me.

Conrad
April 12th, 2009, 03:16 PM
They were a bit more expensive... But you can't get KM2s anywhere right now.
I got the tires and the black steel wheels-15x8 mounted and balanced tax and all for
$ 300.00 Each.

I can get you the phone number for the guy who got them for me.




I have 37 inch KM2s for sale... lol

Crunch
April 12th, 2009, 04:56 PM
They were a bit more expensive... But you can't get KM2s anywhere right now.
I got the tires and the black steel wheels-15x8 mounted and balanced tax and all for
$ 300.00 Each.

I can get you the phone number for the guy who got them for me.

Yeah that's not too much damage with the wheels included. If you don't want to post his # could you pm it to me?
Thanks

ccceric
April 12th, 2009, 06:28 PM
Let me talk to him tomorrow.
He owns a small company and typically services truck companies.
I'll pm you tomorrow either way.

zillacon
April 12th, 2009, 06:49 PM
I heard they are bad for chunking!

http://i43.tinypic.com/25u35tx.jpg

ccceric
April 12th, 2009, 06:55 PM
I hope not!!!! I saw a little bit of that after the first trip, we'll see what happens.

Crunch
April 12th, 2009, 07:08 PM
I heard they are bad for chunking!

http://i43.tinypic.com/25u35tx.jpg

I know this set has been wheeled pretty hard and not showing much apparent chunking. Haven't seen them in person.

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j160/ixnayxj/EJS%202009/310.jpg

Big Dave
April 12th, 2009, 10:10 PM
But you can't get KM2s anywhere right now.


I had no problem getting 35x12.50R15 KM2's a couple weeks ago. :shrug:

ccceric
April 13th, 2009, 06:35 AM
I called everywhere last week and couldn't find any.
The guy at discount tire said that none of their stores in the nation had any.

BIGNICK91K5
April 13th, 2009, 11:54 PM
I have no problem getting KM2's
work part time at BIG O

Big Dave
April 13th, 2009, 11:58 PM
I called Discount, they ordered me a set, a week later they were on my Jeep.

Crunch
April 14th, 2009, 08:28 AM
The guy at Discount by me says still 4 weeks out on the 35x12.50 15 KM2. Doesn't matter, the new MTRs sure ride nicely. Next weekend I get to test them out on the trail. ;)

RockYacht
April 16th, 2009, 07:24 AM
IMO, if they were going to make a directional tread, then they should have made them left & right side...

Bob

ccceric
April 16th, 2009, 07:06 PM
They are not considered directional... But it sure looks like it. I LOVE the tires but they do look kind of goofy.

RockYacht
April 16th, 2009, 07:58 PM
They are not considered directional... But it sure looks like it. I LOVE the tires but they do look kind of goofy.

Exactly, they kind of are directional in that you have to run the all terrain part of the tire to the inside. Every Jeep we saw at EJS that had these new tires just didn't look right, including ours, because the slope or shape of the outer lugs on the one side just screamed "I'm backwards" :)

Bob

Crunch
April 19th, 2009, 11:34 AM
Every Jeep we saw at EJS that had these new tires just didn't look right, including ours, because the slope or shape of the outer lugs on the one side just screamed "I'm backwards" :)

Bob

Since this snow cancelled our OCG trip yesterday, that goofy look is still my favorite thing about my new MTRs.

Crunch
April 20th, 2009, 04:21 PM
Time to wheel 'em.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a151/Crunch406/DSCF3556.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a151/Crunch406/DSCF3557.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a151/Crunch406/DSCF3558.jpg

Swat
April 23rd, 2009, 04:05 PM
IMO, if they were going to make a directional tread, then they should have made them left & right side...

Bob

Ya know they probably hook a little better one way. I am afraid any rig running these will trying to turn constantly.

ccceric
April 23rd, 2009, 08:56 PM
I thought that that would be the case, but they seem to both hook up the same.

EvilMonkey
April 27th, 2009, 08:16 PM
No complaints
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a178/MacAttack420/IMG_9178.jpg

trailbuilt
May 31st, 2009, 06:41 PM
Well I got out and tested mine.I have had Mtr for years...prob 5 sets.I wheeled my old ones last weekend and I seemed to always be spinning the in the mud and wet rocks.I have say Wow. The new mtrs gripped like crazy...as long as I wasent hung up, my jeep would go anywhere I pointed it no matter how much mud was there. I am still not sold on there overall look but if they keep working like they did today Im sold.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b27/trailbuilt/Spring%20creek%205-31-09/007-1.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b27/trailbuilt/Spring%20creek%205-31-09/013-2.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b27/trailbuilt/Spring%20creek%205-31-09/010-1.jpg