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My question refers to the new Goodyear Wrangler MTR. They look awesome, but do they perform as well as they look? Also, are the any better tha the BFG Mud-terrains?
 

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This post I can give you an answer to since I have had both.

BFG's: Have had 3 sliced tires in the past, they don't clean themselves from mud very well at all, they don't like ice and so on.

(If someone that reads this posts has BFG's then don't take offense because this is my opinion)

Goodyear MT/R's: Nice tire.....too expensive though. Hands down it as a better tire then the BFG MT's. Good Rock Crawling Traction, Good Mud Cleaning, Great in Sand, couldn't have been happier.

I have heard raving reviews about the SSR's from Interco which I have seen and wheeled with. My honest opinion is that the SSR's are a very comparable tire....for roughly the same price.

I did however buy the new Parnelli Jones Dirt Grips for my 4Runner (36x14.5x15) for my 4Runner and absolutely love the tire. Got stuck once with them....but it was due to "NO BALLS" behind the 22re 4 Banger....flat out.

Hope this helps......

Jason

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Are they better than the old BFGs? Yes. Are they beter than the new BFGs? We'll have to et a few more on the road before we know. First indications are the new BFGs are a better tire than the old ones. I do like the way the Goodyears extended the side lugs farther down the tire. This gives more sidewall protection in scuff situations.

The new Swamper trXus tires are getting good reviews as well.


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2000 TJ - 2" suspension lift, 1/2" body lift, assorted skids, hooks, rock rails, rock lights, 33" BFG MTs, custom bumper, Warn 8274
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I have the goodyear MT/R's
they are amazing but very expensive.

I like the parnelli jones dirt grips as well as the new pro comp xterrain's.
if the xterrain's weren't so expensive i might even have a set by now
that's just too much to pay for a pro comp tire.

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If you haven't already, have a look at the Yokahama Geolander M/T's.


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Well what about tire weight? Which tire would weight less at a 33x12.5 size?

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I did however buy the new Parnelli Jones Dirt Grips for my 4Runner (36x14.5x15) for my 4Runner and absolutely love the tire. Got stuck once with them....but it was due to "NO BALLS" behind the 22re 4 Banger....flat out.

I have been looking at those. Have you had them in snow????
And are they worth the $$$$$$$
I have called around any you can only get them in the USA.
 

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Originally posted by Shaggy:
I love my MTRs, so far so good on everything I've thrown at them.


Jon

How much were they, and what size?



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I have had both on my 97 Jeep XJ and the MTR's are much better. Better in mud, less vibration, and better on ice. I asked my Goodyear dealer to match the BF Mud price and they did. Worth a shot. Good luck.
 

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Worth the money....I don't know. Boggers are worth the $$$$ but they don't wear well.

I love the tire....and they performed great but would I buy them again (Who knows).

I like to experiment with tires....have had BFG, MT/R's, PJ's and maybe soon to be SSR's.

I want Boggers but I am not ready to buy another set of Treads as just Trail Tires.

PJ's are nice....but $$$$. I like the MT/R's just as much as I like the PJ's if that helps.

No snow yet....not for 2 yrs. I am in the desert and won't be seeing snow anytime soon.

Good Luck!


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Deffinenty go with the Goodyears but BFG's have good wear on them espicially if your on the street quite a bit and they're not a loud. But if you have the chash go get the Goodyears. Oh and if your a little more serious on the off-roading go with Thorenbirds yeah the wear faster than the BFG's or Goodies but they're a much more serious tire and the wear is better than M/T Bajas or Crawlers
 
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