In wet traction the Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar is the highest rated tire in its category out of 8 other tires according to user surveys at one major tire retailer. It’s the 3rd highest rated tire overall behind the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 and the Firestone Destination M/T. With a Kevlar 3 ply sidewall, you can feel pretty safe in areas with sharp rocks as most other tires are 2 ply.
Goodyear spent over 2 years developing the MTR with Kevlar which is a lot longer than they usually spend on developing a single model of tire. And in case you didn’t know MTR means Maximum Traction/Reinforced
Goodyear partnered with Sandia National Labs to perform computer modeling of the perfect tread design. They digitally modeled various tread patterns, seeking the right balance of rock crawling grip with the ability to quickly flush mud out of the tire’s deep grooves.
Nobody likes getting stuck and or flats which was the driving force behind the design of this tire.
The reviews are 99% positive about the new Goodyear MTR with Kevlar.
In the video below, I show and tell you about noise, ride and handling characteristics of the tire on the hi-way. It was a pleasant surprise. I really thought they were going to be very noisy. A little, but not bad.
My test drive video of a Dodge Ram 3500 with a new set of MTR’s.
One guy said he’s running a set on his F350 and goes places in 2 wheel drive that most people have to be in wheel drive to get to. And he’s totally happy with the ride quality and low tire noise.
Another guy said;
I’ve been to Moab a lot and these tires stick like Spiderman..
Benefits most reported of the Goodyear Wrangler MTR Kevlar:
- Quiet on High-way
- Great Traction
- Puncture resistant 3 Ply sidewall
- Smooth ride
I’ve read pretty much page after page of glowing reviews from owners of this tire. There was one guy who didn’t like them. But there is always one…
Buy or Don’t Buy?
Based on the user feed back, I’d definitely consider buying the Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar. It’s a top contender in it’s category.