WRANGLER/MTR ;AGAIN:)

Submitted: Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 04:45
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HI ALL we all love this subject (TYRES) checked many threads , since i am sold on these & will purchase soon maybe as,,sell me your thoughts,? cheers 235/85/R16 p.s (want to go anywhere)
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Reply By: bernie1 - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 06:28

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 06:28
jtb,

Instead of mt's, I just fitted bridgestones with the new 694 pattern yesterday. Very chunky tread for an a/t tyre 238/85/16 to the LC 100. Got them for $225 ea.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 10:47

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 10:47
Is this the 694 your talking about?

If it is, its an AT, and if thats it, its nowhere near an MTR for aggressiveness! Coopers ST would be more aggressive than that.
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 06:44

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 06:44
jtb it depends where you want to go. Wet or dry, muddy, stoney, rocky or sand all have a differnt requirement as far as I can see.

You really don't place much emphasis on providing information as to your useage in your post to have the experts help you. At least a combination of factors involved to make your decision. Some guys have a choice of tyres in their rack rather than just a general choice.
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Reply By: Diesel 1 - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 08:23

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 08:23
G'day jtb,

I fitted a set of Wrangler MTR's to my Troopy a couple of months ago and I am impressed with the performance especially in mud.

I had originally planned on Coopers, but after viewing 'lug' damage on my mate's Hilux after only 20,000 kms I went for the Wranglers instead. My local tyre shop bloke confirmed that Coopers were experiencing some big problems with lugs separating from the case.

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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 09:48

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 09:48
Diesel 1,

Is your mate running ST's or STT's, please.??

Cheers,
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Follow Up By: Diesel 1 - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 07:42

Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 07:42
G'day Roachie,

My mate is running ST's. I've checked out a few other vehicles with ST's and there definitely appears to be a lug fracture problem. My tyre shop bloke seemed to think that Coopers are now being manufactured outside of the US (possibly Asia) which could explain a lower quality tyre being offered.
I don't know if the STT's are having the same problem.

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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 09:28

Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 09:28
I've had ST's for about 6000klm. They are marked on the side....Made in USA. No worries so far.........but then again, there wouldn't bloody wanna be either!!!!!!
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Follow Up By: Diesel 1 - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 09:05

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 09:05
You're right there Roachie - considering the price you pay for the buggers, there wouldn't want to be any problems with quality. I think the major problem with my mate's ST's is that he drives at warp speed and cattle grids probably have been the cause of the lug fractures.

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Reply By: Coops (Pilbara) - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 08:53

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 08:53
Wrangler MTR's are awesome on rock, unbelievably efficient on gravel as well as being pretty good in mud.
They had a price hike last year which I failed to understand given the aussie dollar's ascension and their popularity but that's life I suppose.
I'm past 35 000 km's now and still have 13mm of tread despite covering mostly highway miles. Couldn't be happier.
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Reply By: Jarrod - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 10:48

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 10:48
JTB,
Went through the process when deciding on 2nd set for my 100 series std wagon. 1st set is 285/75 16 BFG at's on gxl rims. Truck came originally fitted with dunlop super grippers (or similar) on the split rims, needed something way more chunky for the sloppy stuff, so it came down to two choices. The goodyear wrangler MTR in a 235/85/r16 or the very recently released Simex MT trekker, in the old 7.50 R 16 (the 235 is slightly wider) The Simex is TWICE as chunky in tread pattern as the MTR, but obvious downfalls - noise/no traction wet roads, handles like pregnant elephant in a safeway shopping trolley!! - but Man, does it go anywhere!!!! Simex also cheaper, think I paid $206 each fom Simex dealer in Lilydale, outer Melbourne.

Just what I did...interested to see what you do...

Jarrod.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 10:51

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 10:51
I have MTR's for my road tires, and they work well.. Good in wet, and dry. They work excellent in areas like Toolangi, and slimey areas, if you let them down to 12-18, they are awesome in anything, except wet snow, dry snow yes good.

Although their sizing is a little off, This is my MTR V my old BFG MT's, MTR 33 is about 31.7 on a rim on the car.
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