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Tread Life.

The lift is on and now I need to make a decision on tires.

Most of my searches gave me the ability reviews. I am looking for tread life as this is my DD.

My 3 tops are
MTR
KM2
STT

so what kind of life is everyone getting. preferably the 35 size range as that is what i am going for.

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The lift is on and now I need to make a decision on tires.

Most of my searches gave me the ability reviews. I am looking for tread life as this is my DD.

My 3 tops are
MTR
KM2
SST

so what kind of life is everyone getting. preferably the 35 size range as that is what i am going for.

Thanks


all about how your gonna use it

MTR light weight close to actual size and ofcource the kevlar sidwall... hard to balance..directional

km2 good all round tire onroad offroad, run small, not alot side wall protection

sst i just dont know about


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The lift is on and now I need to make a decision on tires.

Most of my searches gave me the ability reviews. I am looking for tread life as this is my DD.

My 3 tops are
MTR
KM2
SST

so what kind of life is everyone getting. preferably the 35 size range as that is what i am going for.

Thanks

I like my Cooper STT's (I assume you mean STT, rather than SST), mine have been on for 25k and will probably get another 15k-20k out of them. Do great in the mud, and are very quiet on the road. Mine are 325/65/18 (35x13.5). Highly reccommend them, and they are cheaper than those others if $$ is an issue.

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I have about 3k on my mt/r's and I am happy so far. They have performed well in rain, snow, and offroad. They do hum but I like it. They took a lot of weight to balance but I can't see the inside of the wheel. Rotating them in the next week or so.
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MTR light weight close to actual size and ofcource the kevlar sidwall... hard to balance..directional
im pretty sure the mt/r's are not directional... the Guy said it was the best balanced 35" he's ever seen. Maybe I'm just Lucky



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im pretty sure the mt/r's are not directional.
mtr kevlars are definitely directional



regular mtrs are not


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I measured the tread on my Duratracs against new ones the other day. In 26k miles they have 3mm less tread than a brand new one.

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Jackasses at the tire store lied! Go figure lol


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Jackasses at the tire store lied! Go figure lol
probably more an issue of which mtr you were talking about, goodyear makes at least 3 different mtr tread patterns.
the kevlar and military variants are directional, the regular isn't

mtr kevlar


the regular mtr


plus the military mtr


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mtr kevlars are definitely directional
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They are asymmetric but not directional, so specific inboard / outboard sides but not specific rotational direction.

Kumho Road Venture MT KL71 is directional for example
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I'm going to second the Duratracs. Awesome for a DD, mud, rain, snow, or pavement. If you are in the rocks lots they may not be tough enough though.


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To clear up the MTR debate, the MTR with Kevlar is NOT a directional tread pattern, it is asymmetrical. There are inboard and outboard sides of the tire, but you can rotate them just like a normal tire.

I've had them on my Jeep for between 11000 and 12000 miles and they still look VERY good. I don't think I've used up more than 2/32s of tread judging by my eye-measurement system.

The KM2s running small is made out to be a bigger deal than it really is and they are a great tire.

The MTRs are great tires, but can be bothersome to balance.

The STTs are really great tires and will last you just as long as any of the above.

On our Jeeps, with proper rotation, air pressure, and balancing, I don't see why someone couldn't get 35K - 40K miles out of them.

Check out the Hankook Dynapro MT too. I'm considering giving them a go on my personal rig due to availability and my Jeep going on jack stands this evening. LOL

Just a heads up, the MTRs are back ordered indefinitely at the moment (and have been since before Christmas), KM2s are in stock (very low quantities, and the STTs are available but special order. Hankooks are also in stock.

I offer all of the above mentioned tires at great prices with fast, free delivery.

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