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 MT/R 315-75-16 on 8" rims. I run these on a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. This is my review of the first 5,000 miles.
The 315/75/16 tire is my choice as I wanted a smoother ride off road and more ground clearance. If you go with the 315/70/17 you will sacrifice about 1" of sidewall height and therefore at least .75 in of actual ground clearance (when you figure aspect ratio and rim height).
Tires are very quiet for the type of tire that they are. Noise is not bad in the vehicle at city or highway speeds
Tires are very stable at the factory recommended tire pressure which is 35 pounds and when off roading I run them at either 12 or 18 pounds depending on the expected terrain. Even at the lower pressures (of course reduced speeds) the tire has virtually no slop in it driving straight, or around corners. At 12 psi the tire wraps it's self around rocks, tree stumps, pot holes etc. for excellent traction. I have done a couple hundred miles of mountain climbing in the Arizona desert with these at 12 PSI and the loose shale trails still give me no problems and the lugs have only minor cuts to them from the rocks. Of the 5,000 miles I have traveled so far about 500 miles have been off road, 3,000 miles of in town and freeway driving (regular 65 MPH but I have had these over 80 MPH with no issues), and about 1,500 miles of towing behind my motor home. Really hard to judge tire life at this point. Looks like I am down to about 16/32 to 17/32, which seems like too much as new they started with 19/32 but my gauging may be off, or the tires may wear more quickly in the first half of the tread.
Bottom line very happy with these tires so far and the extra clearance that the 315/75/16 gives me on my jeep lets me laugh at big rocks, boulders, tree trunks, large pot holes, etc. (also note that I put a 4" lift on this rig with these new tires).
Will update review at 10,000 miles
By Jeepers from Mesa, AZ
Sidewalls are not as great as they claim
Watch the sidewalls around tree roots and fallen branches. I've punctured 2 of the older style without Kevlar and 1 with Kevlar. 2 in one day, even! This was on trails in Big Bear, CA.
I've also gotten 2 punctures from nails.
I also get a nasty "Bronco death wobble" at 35MPH when the tread gets low, but this is mostly resolved by re-balancing the tires.
Great daily-driver tires, long-lasting, quiet, but I'm going to try a different brand after 3 non-fixable flats.
By Mister Toad from North Hollywood, CA
Awesome tire for the money!
Great tire for the price and they are not as noisy as you would think.
By Big Mike from Mission, TX
60,000 plus so far
I bought these tires because of the Kevlar sidewalls. I airdown between 5 and 8 lbs when offroading and these tires never once slipped off the rim, the sidewalls have taken a beating and are still holding up. My Jeep is a daily driver (at least 60 miles a day) and I have put over 60,000 miles on these tires and the wear has been great. I keep tire pressure @ 26lbs and rotate every oil change.
By Loadtoad from Fate Texas
Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar tires
The tires are above average, offroad. They have great grip on and offroad. The tires did wear more quickly than I thought they would. I've put about 25,000 miles on two of them. At this point, I will need to replace them pretty soon. It would have been nice to get to 30,000 miles. I don't know if my experience with them is unique or average.
I haven't noticed many other people with these specific tires around here.
By J.L. from Swainsboro, GA
Does'nt get any better
Best purchase on tires i've ever bought,surprisingly quite for M/T.
By Big Ant from Whittier, CA
I would buy this tire over and over
Quietest tire I have ever had before. Would buy again!
By Jacbnemble from Rocky Mount, NC
I bought these tires to replace my old mud tires on my Jeep. I was extremely surprised at how quiet they are!!! The ride is easy and not bouncy and I swear the grip is as good as my last set of Super Swampers! I'm EXTREMELY Pleased and will buy these again...
By John from North Myrtle Beach
Great looking tires
My son put these on his 93 YJ, he loves them because they look tough. He has used them on the road and he said they are not loud, which is good news. He put them in the mud and said they did great..
We have 10 but not all in the same warehouse. Not knowing which state you are in I can't say how close they are to you. If you call in or send another question with your state we can tell you what we have,
Rody from on
What is the width of the tire?
Austin from on
This tire is 285mm wide. The converts to 11.2205" wide.
RK from on
How much does this tire weigh, and what is its width?
Austin from Louisiana on
The weight is 66.5 lbs each. The tread width is 12". Thank you for the question
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