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 a 2012 Jeep Rubicon, 5.5 inch Rubicon Express Long Arm lift, and Smitty Built XRC Fender Flares, will these tires fit? I will buy the correct wheels.
#DG0810 from Elbe, WA on
Hello, the Goodyear Tires 38x14.50R17LT, Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar part# GDY750736326 should with with your current modifications. You may encounter a bit of rubbing when you wheel the vehicle and the suspension articulates. Thank you for your inquiry.
mikey from Elbe, WA on
I have 17 x 8.5" beadlocks with 5.2" of backspacing...can I fit these on?...I do have enough lift and fender space for clearance.
Brute double cab from Kaneohe, HI on
Thank you for asking. The Goodyear Tires 38x14.50R17LT, Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar require at least a 10" wide rim.
Robert from Kaneohe, HI on
How well would these do on the streets? Would it be a long lasting tire for everyday driving?
kevin from colorado from michigan tho on
Hello there, the Goodyear Tires 38x14.50R17LT, Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar will give about 40000 miles give or take as long as you rotate them ever 5000 miles. Shop with us anytime, on your schedule. Browse 4WheelParts.com, call our customer service center, or come visit us in one of our stores. You can even save on shipping costs by shopping online and picking your order up in a store. No matter which method you prefer, we’re ready to help with excellent parts, advice, and service.
Ray Ray from colorado from michigan tho on
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