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Tires Mickey's or Goodyear kevlar

Looking for feedback about tires. I currently have Mickey Thompson's Baja MTZ 315/70R/17. Looking at getting Goodyear MT/R Kevlar same size or Mickey Thompson's Baja ATZ P3. Live where we get lots of snow and ice in the winter. I have heard good things about the goodyear, but not the atz p3.
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I had the Kevlars in 35's before my 41's and I loved them. If I could've found a reasonably priced set of 38, 40, or 42's before I bought my Pitbulls, I'd have Kevlars on the JK now.


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I have run both.

Mickeys on my TJ, 35 and 37" MTRs on my JK. The MTR's are better in every category in my opinion, other than mud...not a mud guy so I can't compare them from that aspect.

The mickeys may be a touch easier to balance, my MTR's take a little weight but the are balanced pretty nice.

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The Goodyears are shit on ice. Only issue I have with mine. So I run a set of 33's sniped tires in the winter (can't recall the brand).
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The Goodyears are shit on ice. Only issue I have with mine. So I run a set of 33's sniped tires in the winter (can't recall the brand).
I came here to say that my 37" MTRK sucked on ice/snow/water.

My 35" Trail Grapplers are awesome and have no issues in that department.

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I have 35'' MTRs. They definitely don't do very well in ice, but nothing life threatening. Just drive like a normal person, and slow down during the winter time, and you should be fine.

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are you a dd? how is the tread life? gas mileage?
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I came here to say that my 37" MTRK sucked on ice/snow/water.

My 35" Trail Grapplers are awesome and have no issues in that department.
My 37" MTR's do fine in the rain on the road, no problems. Never had them in ice or snow.

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are you a dd? how is the tread life? gas mileage?
I've only had the tires for a few months, but the tread wear seems great for the 1000 miles I've put on them (be aware that balancing was a huge PITA, but worth it IMO). This is my daily driver. Gas mileage is anywhere between 10-14... depending on winter and summer, plus driving style and what I'm doing. I'd say 13 is about average. You should also know that I am under-geared for having 35s, so my mileage will get better once I regear.

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I have heard they are hard to balance. The tires i have now are ok for mileage. It says on my onboard computer which is not accurate about 460km before empty on a full tank.
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I've got Mickeys ATZ on my wife's jkur. They work well in all conditions.

I wouldn't ever buy MTR/K. The side walls toughness sucks. I used to have them on two of my jeeps. I went through a lot of them before I wised up and shifted brands.

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i might stick with the ones i have. or switch to mickey's new ones. The Baja ATZ p3's. They just came out this month i believe. http://www.mickeythompsontires.com/t...item=BajaATZP3
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I have heard they are hard to balance. The tires i have now are ok for mileage. It says on my onboard computer which is not accurate about 460km before empty on a full tank.
Yeah, unfortunately they are. Took around 15 ounces of stickeys to get mine balanced. All kinds of fun. I'm excited to see how the handle some mud and trails. I'll check back once our weather decides to play nice so I can go....

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baja claws on my burb, awesome tires would buy again. wear very nice .35"

mtr same size as b/c's same truck, was amazed at how little these kevlar tires wore. after 4 yrs the belts did break and started to death wobble the beast. hence the micky t's. both tires are worth the $$$. imo
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