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GY MT-R as daily tires?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by AFZ, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. Jul 3, 2012 at 8:53 AM
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    AFZ

    AFZ [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Here is my issue. My new 05 AC 4X4 needs tires bad. I bought it thinking they where good but it turns out the inner quarter strip on all four is completely bald. The rears are even starting to bubble.

    Now the truck drives straight just fine, so is would such wear be from failure to rotate, or is it from some sort of an alignment issue? (How the hell does a rear solid axle get out of alignment?).

    Second, I want MT-Rs. To me they are the coolest most bad ass tires ever. However the issue becomes I live in Indiana/Michigan and I really don’t do any mudding. I go to the Dunes frequently for fun in the sand, but serious mudding or rocking crawling is not my thing. I also have to contend with snow and ice.

    So despite all my want, is the MT-R really a good idea? Will my gas mileage be ravaged? I’m getting 19.7mpg now with 265/70/R16, I intend to go 265/75/R16.


    Others options –

    Cooper Discoveries ATP - $600, 55K warranty
    Good Year Duratrack - $887 – No Mileage Warranty ($60 back)
    Good Year MT-R - $883 – No Mileage Warranty ($80 back)

    My heart wants MTRs, my mind says get the Coopers.
     
  2. Jul 3, 2012 at 10:14 AM
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    Maticuno

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    I have no experience with them, but I've heard that the new MTR's suck in the sand. If you plan on dunes, they may not be your best bet. Coopers are great tires, look into the STMaxx for something more aggressive. My Hercules Trail Digger M/T's are phenomenal in the sand.
     
  3. Jul 3, 2012 at 10:18 AM
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    BulletToothTony

    BulletToothTony Gold Member

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    love my duratracs no complaints at all with them, been in sand, mud, off road... No ice yet but they are sipped so im sure they will do great and the handle great on road and are very quite considering their tread pattern...
     
  4. Jul 3, 2012 at 10:26 AM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

    4Wheelin4Banger Longtime Toyman

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    Most MTs are set up for off road & not on so you won't get the best traction in snow and will reduce MPGs.
    If you want MTs for a DD I would sugest you run two sets of tires like I do.
    I run the stock Dungflops for comnmuting (and will replace them with 265/75/16 Hankook Dynapros when they wear out).
    And put on my mudders 255/85/16 BFG KM2s when I go off road.
     
  5. Jul 3, 2012 at 10:36 AM
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    CalgaryRider

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    Go with the Duratrac's they are a great all around tire, great on the street (less noise then the BFG All-Terrains) great in the mud, snow and sand.

    I do probably 60 miles a day for work on them, and I haven't had a single issue with them, on the road or off.
     
  6. Jul 3, 2012 at 10:53 AM
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    AFZ

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    I'd love some Hercules but nothing is available locally.
     
  7. Jul 3, 2012 at 11:16 AM
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    Also, the lack of a mileage warranty worries me on the Good Years.

    I hear people say they get 60k out of both but given how bald my current tires are a warranty would let me sleep better.

    Damn decisions.
     
  8. Jul 3, 2012 at 12:22 PM
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    bjmoose

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    I like myMT/R kevlars. I expect to get 30k out of them. But I replace with more tread left than some other folks do.

    That said, doesn't sound like the best tire for your intended purpose.
     
  9. Jul 3, 2012 at 1:03 PM
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    TherealScuba

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    I've had my MTR's for almost 2 years now. 40K miles and I still have at least 10-15K on them.
    I wheel them almost every other weekend and I drive on the street daily.
    Check the link in my sig for pics of what I wheel.

    They're badass tires. I have NO complaints.
    I plan on replacing them with the same MTR's only in the 37" flavor when I SAS.
     
  10. Jul 3, 2012 at 2:13 PM
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    AFZ

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    Yeah, ordered the duratracs.
     
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