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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-10-2019, 02:32 AM Thread Starter
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falken MT or MTR Kevlar

I am needing new tires soon, I am currently running toyo mt open country but thinking of trying the Falken MT or MTR with Kevlar. Would like opinions from people who have ran either
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I've run two sets of the MTR Kevlar and they are an excellent all around road and trail tire. My two sets required quite a bit of balance weight (as in they aren't real true) and when wheeling in damp sand the tread blocks packed up and I lost all traction trying to climb a small ledge. It was embarrassing getting strapped on a minor obstacle. After the last set, I changed to Nitto Trail Grapplers.
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I've had 35" MTRs on my Jeep for the last 50k miles. I have no real complaints about them. From what I've read they are extremely difficult to balance and I am blaming them for my remaining steering wobble issues. I have no real proof that they are the cause, but I have replaced everything else and still have a wobble around 40mph and on hardish braking from highway speeds. There's still enough tread on them for at least another year, but I'm stepping up to 37s and going to try a different tire. I'm likely going with the new KM3s, but Trail grapplers, STT Pros, Falken and Toyo mud terrains are all on my list.
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I have the Goodyear MTRs. I’ve had 3 different brands with 2 of those being on my CJ. My TJ has always had Goodyear MTRs and if I still had my CJ, I’m sure it would have The Goodyears.
Why?
The tread lasts. The tire cups eventually, but I don’t care....not enough anyway.
The sidewalls are beasts.
Beads are reset easily. Just add air. (By the way - 33s on 15s)
I’ve run them accidentally with 2 lbs. Amazing, but not recommended.

Why not?
Mud load up like John said. Out here most of our mud is sandy. They do fine in sandy mud.

It was good that I tried other brands. I don’t wonder as much.
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I’ve had 3 sets of MTRk’s. 245’s, 305/75/16’s and 315/70/17’s.
They are an ok tire if you like noise, religiously balancing and rotating at 3000 miles and constant vibration.
They are pretty good off road but the street manners leave a bit to be desired.
Currently have Nitto Ridge Grapplers 35/12:50 x 17.
I looked at the Falken Tires but the reviews were about the same as the MTR’s as far as balancing. They are less costly.
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I run my own tire and repair shop and have been a falken dealer for the last 3 years. My experience with falken has been everything I could expect. I sell lots of the AT3 and am very impressed. I've also been selling more and more of the MT and love it. VERY quiet for a mud tire. I have them on my 05 Rubicon and my 87 YJ. Both very highly recommend. No need to spend extra on the name
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I run my own tire and repair shop and have been a falken dealer for the last 3 years. My experience with falken has been everything I could expect. I sell lots of the AT3 and am very impressed. I've also been selling more and more of the MT and love it. VERY quiet for a mud tire. I have them on my 05 Rubicon and my 87 YJ. Both very highly recommend. No need to spend extra on the name
that's good to hear....the Falken 33"tires are coming on my new JT ( will go to 35" eventually ...LOL )
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that's good to hear....the Falken 33"tires are coming on my new JT ( will go to 35" eventually ...LOL )
Sure you don't want 37's?
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