Goodyear MTR/k opinions

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Goodyear MTR/k opinions

Post by jperry7783 » Tue May 03, 2016 5:43 pm

I just bought a set for my F150 supercrew. I'm curious if any one has run them on a similar sized truck, and how long did they last? I don't drive alot, about 6k miles a year. I tried reading some reviews on line, but there is no consistency at all. Any info before I put them on would be appreciated. If it matters, size 285 70 17 load E.

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Post by smccollamjr » Tue May 03, 2016 8:38 pm

I'm interested too. The Jeep will need some later this year this is one if the tires I'm considering. Different application, but still interested.


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Post by wharthog69 » Tue May 03, 2016 9:56 pm

I've not put them on anything like that, but I have 37" MTR/k's on my Jeep. They're find, they've gotten cupped through no fault of their own. The were a bit hard to balance.

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Post by jperry7783 » Wed May 04, 2016 8:33 am

Do you drive your jeep on the road much? If so, what kind of mileage do you think you'll get?

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Post by ledzep_06 » Wed May 04, 2016 8:52 am

JD i can measure mine on the JK this evening. They were about 19/32 - 20/32 when i put them on last august and its still driven daily. Id say it gets around 10k miles put on it annually
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Post by jperry7783 » Wed May 04, 2016 9:24 am

That would be great, I'd like to be able to get 25000 out of my set.

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Post by ledzep_06 » Wed May 04, 2016 9:25 am

I doubt you have an issue with that. My DC Crushers were looking like id only get 20-25k out of them and the mtrs are wearing much slower
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Post by jperry7783 » Wed May 04, 2016 10:02 am

That's good to hear. There's no doubt the mtrs are a little to aggressive for my needs, but I also like to have a tire that preforms well when I need it. My cheapo Kenda tires lasted less than 20k, but I think that has to do with my truck's weight. They aren't even a mud tire.

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Post by wharthog69 » Wed May 04, 2016 8:37 pm

ledzep_06 wrote:I doubt you have an issue with that. My DC Crushers were looking like id only get 20-25k out of them and the mtrs are wearing much slower
I agree. Mine have about that on them I think -- they were used when I bought them, and I've run the crap out of them. I've also been known the heat them up a bit when I'm stuck on a rock. Or not. I'll probably do the same thing for the next round.

I wouldn't pay the premium for them if I didn't go off road with them though.

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Post by jperry7783 » Wed May 04, 2016 8:44 pm

wharthog69 wrote:
I wouldn't pay the premium for them if I didn't go off road with them though.
Anybody that knows me knows I don't pay the premium for anything if I can help it.

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Post by EricsGreen98Tj » Sat May 07, 2016 11:08 pm

Friend had a set of 35's and the were kind of small. More like a big 33 than an actual 35" tire. They do have good traction in the winter though.
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Post by SLADE » Thu May 12, 2016 9:37 am

I bought a set for my Dad's 97 F250 extended cab long bed diesel. He doesn't put a lot of miles on his truck but they are wearing well (despite lack of proper rotation) and he is happy with them. He had always ran cheap tires that only lasted a couple years or 15K miles.

I have a set of 5 that I've been running on my 2dr (winter tires) and the 4dr. (summer tires) They are 35x12.50R17's and actually measure 34.25"-34.5" with around 28psi and the weight of the Jeep on them (measured to set AEV procal). They measure up pretty well compared to other 35's. They are not short like a BFG but are not tall like a Swamper. They are wearing very well and have been rotated more frequently than needed because of swapping from one Jeep to the other.


They are good all around tires. Run smooth and quiet down the road, balanced well, and are comfortable year round in rain, snow, and ice. They do ok off road, definitely not a swamper in the soft stuff but nothing to really complain about for a street MT.

They are really just an all around good tire. They don't really do any one thing amazing but at the same time they don't completely fail at anything either.

I'm considering them again for my 2dr. They would be a good choice, but I'm wanting to keep something a little more aggressive.
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Re: Goodyear MTR/k opinions

Post by SLADE » Thu May 12, 2016 10:00 am

jperry7783 wrote:That would be great, I'd like to be able to get 25000 out of my set.



I think that would be reasonable.

I was trying to estimate the mileage Dad has on his. He has had them on since around 12 and probably only puts 2500-3000 miles on the truck a year. Miles are mostly in the winter and often hauling fire wood, gravel, or a few hundred pounds of water. So figuring they have been neglected on rotation, spent a lot of time slipping and sliding in the snow, hauled plenty of loads and are still around a heavy 1/2 tread with probably at least 8k to maybe at most 12k or so, with a little bit better life and maintenance 25k should be very doable on a pickup truck. Especially a 1/2 ton. An F150 probably doesn't have too much weight on a heavy JKU.

It's hard to rate mileage on a truck. Some people just run the highway unloaded and regularly claim to see 40k+ miles out of tires and others that only use their truck for towing and hauling may only see 15K-20K out of the same tires.
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Re: Goodyear MTR/k opinions

Post by jperry7783 » Thu May 12, 2016 2:06 pm

This is all good to hear, thanks for everyone's input. Now to save up a small fortune for pressure sensors and mounting and balancing fees.

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