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The folks at had a chance to test the new MT/R tires. So it only fits on the rim - one way round Hence my use of the word directional in that it only goes on the rim one way round. I cannot believe how well they stick to pavement in dry/wet conditions.
The Dura Trac does look tire like a great tire to compete with the Cooper ST.I've gotten at least 45,000 miles on my previous three sets of MT/Rs, and 55,000 on the last. I'd buy a set for the 4Runner if they made them in a decent size for a 16 inch rim but they don't..on these tires (at least the ones we have) having the white out makes a huge difference..raised white letters stick out almost 1/4 in from the tires and grab and get caught on stuff all the time. They are not quiet so be prepared to turn up that radio. You can feel the low rumble from start to about 20mph. After driving hwy/city in the rain and up in the mud, they are amazing tires. I would rate them just a hair over the BFG AT KO's noise. I'm quite impressed with them the more I drive them. Louder than an AT but the quietest tire I've used with this much bite.I don't think one can complain at all about tire life with a tread type like this. I was sitting on the fence between these and the Dura Trac's. :sombrero: They track straight on dry pavement and stop/corner much better than the last generation MTR in the rain/wet pavement. Of course I'm sitting above the tires in my rig so the sound/vibes are more pronounced being a cab over. I do get a slight constant vibration at all speeds compared to the AT's I just took off. I was skeptical at first, but I'm pretty sure Goodyear put in their R&D on these meats and came out with a solid tire for mud that rides like an AT on the road. Ditto: tire for mud that rides like an AT on the road Meaning they are quiet? After driving hwy/city in the rain and up in the mud, they are amazing tires. You hear the lugs dig in on the asphalt while cornering.I run mine at 55 psi when not towing, and at 65 psi towing my 4500 lb. You can go to max pressure (80 psi) for big loads, No ride or wear problems with the lower inflation levels. When I bought them back in April, the only two things that I was skeptical about was tread life (like the old MTR's) and performance in winter (ice/snow).I've done a few long distance trips and a number of logging road/chunky rock trips and the tread looks close to new.I've actually heard the same with the MT/R's; However, the set I owned sw very little trail or street use before I sold them to get out of rock crawling and into expedition style 4wheeling/camping. Let me tell you, as soon as I felt the Dura Trac sidewall, I laughed out loud in the store. Will report back after a week or so of driving them around. I was skeptical at first, but I'm pretty sure Goodyear put in their R&D on these meats and came out with a solid tire for mud that rides like an AT on the road. Let's put it this way: my wife (the critic) said, "oh, they're not loud at all..." This is how I described them on the JEEP forum: Big chucks of Earth heaving in dynamic rooster-tail ballistic arches heavenbound as I casually point-n-shot myself all over the place and listened to Skynyrd.
I will say that I really liked them on the trail though. Not tractor tires but they're the best tire I've ever used that doesn't rattle my fillings loose on the highway.
The only complaint I have about the Toyos is they are load rating E so they are kinda stiff.
prodline=Wrangler MT/R with Kev lar&mrktarea=Light Truck&treadwidth=&aspectratio=&rimdiameter=&sidewall= These may be a good replacement for my Toyos.
And ditto above: Hope they offer them in a 10.5/11.0" x 35 diameter (16 or 18 wheel) AND 255R85 16!
the Dura Trac seems like the PERFECT tire :drool: for my driving needs.
Non-directional / asymetrical means that one tire (with a different tread pattern from left to right side of the tire) is facing the opposite direction of the other side tire and are rotating in the same direction. Non-directional / asymetrical means that one tire (with a different tread pattern from left to right side of the tire) is facing the opposite direction of the other side tire and are rotating in the same direction. Also I have now driven for the past 2 weeks in the snow up in Whistler. These have surpassed my expectations on ice/slush and in deep snow on logging roads. They are heavy tires so make sure they are balanced properly and your wheel alignment is good. These Goodyears come in a C and D rating for a 35 inch tire.