WRANGER MT/R OR BD GOODRICH ALL TERAIN

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 14:11
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I KNOW THE TYRE TOPIC HAS BEEN DONE OVER AND OVER I HAVE CHECKED THE ARCHIVES AS WELL WAS JUST ABOUT TO BUY BF GOODRICH ALL/TERAIN WHEN I FOUND I COLD GET A GOOD DEAL ON THE WRANGLER MT/R TYRES I CAMP /4WD ON A AVERAGE ABOUT EVERY 8 WEEKS DO I GO THE BF OR THE WRANGLER I DONT LIKE THE COOPERS SOMEBODY PLS HELP REGARDS ROB
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 14:26

Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 14:26
Everyone says go with MTR.... As its been done over and over again.

IMHO, MTR far better.
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Reply By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 15:00

Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 15:00
There is a big difference between the 2 tires you are talking about. The BFG AT is a general purpose tire but will clog quickly in muddy conditions Whereas the MTR is a more specialised mud tire that drives surprisingly well on road. I have driven on all of the tires you mention and have found the cooper STs to be the best AT tire I have used. The MTR is the best agressive patterned tire I have used. I found the origional BFG ATs were a good tire that wore well but with poor wet weather bitumen handling and virtually useless in mud. I am currently on MTRs and after 20k am still impressed.
Cheers RobCairns Offroad Training & Tours
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Follow Up By: Michael - Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 15:11

Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 15:11
Hi Rob, i've had two sets of BFG A/t's and do most of my driving on the freeway at 110kph, i got 110,000ks out of both sets(current set ko's). I hadn't thought of anything else as the puncture resistance in the BFG's seems to be as good as it gets. How does the MTR's stack up with road noise, puncture resistance, wet road handling and price, I have to change them in a few weeks.
Best regards, Michael.
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Follow Up By: ROBERT - Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 15:12

Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 15:12
THANKS FOR THE INFO ITA A GREAT HELP IM ALSO GOING TO CENTRAL AUSTRALIA AND BIRDSVILLE SOON WOULD THE MTR BE TO AGGRESIVE FOR THE SAND DRIVING THANKS AGAIN
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Follow Up By: ERIC from Cape York Connections - Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 19:13

Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 19:13
We also use the above tyres and to date cant falt them.
Every thing that Rob said I will second that. I have done aprox 35000 ks
and still have about half tread left.
All the best Eric
Cape York Connections
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Reply By: Outnabout David (SA) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 15:41

Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 15:41
If you want AT's then think about the Goodyear wrangler AT/S tyre. Excellent in wet or dry, no noise and as far as AT tyres go a pretty good tyre gaining a lot of respect. If most of your work is in the mud then for sure go for the MTR. 4wd'ing like life is full of compromise. Pick the tyre for the terrain you mostly encounter.We have so little time to enjoy our land
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Follow Up By: colin - Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 20:49

Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 20:49
I agree with David in that you should buy the tred for the terrain you mostly drive in, doing a desert trip all you need is A/T as you wont come against any mud and if you do you shoundnt be driving on the out back roads when wet. I have just moved fom Brissy to far nth QLD and changed my tyres fom sand diving ie Bridgestone desert duellers which did a desert trip on a trailer with no pnctures to cooper A/T for the northern conditions. If you can afford 2 sets of rims & tyres thats the best way 2 go, i did and swap between the camper and the wagon as conditions change.Col
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Follow Up By: colin - Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 20:56

Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 20:56
I agree with David in that you should buy the tred for the terrain you mostly drive in, doing a desert trip all you need is A/T as you wont come against any mud and if you do you shoundnt be driving on the out back roads when wet. I have just moved fom Brissy to far nth QLD and changed my tyres fom sand diving ie Bridgestone desert duellers which did a desert trip on a trailer with no pnctures to cooper A/T for the northern conditions. If you can afford 2 sets of rims & tyres thats the best way 2 go, i did and swap between the camper and the wagon as conditions change.Col
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Follow Up By: colin - Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 21:04

Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 21:04
sorry bout that having big problems here.Col
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 21:06

Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 21:06
Jesus Colin, Im not sure, but are you agreeing with him there?

Can you clarify that for me ;)
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Follow Up By: colin - Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 21:21

Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 21:21
man is that trying to get a point through or what.??? Col lol!!!!!!
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 21:25

Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 21:25
Even scrolling downs a pain in the freckle!!!
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Reply By: Member - diamond(bendigo) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 18:33

Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 18:33
we have a new salesman at work who used to work for baurepairs which is good year about wrangler mtrand he said they do have a problem of scalloping and seporations.looking foward to easter at jamieson
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Follow Up By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Friday, Apr 11, 2003 at 19:24

Friday, Apr 11, 2003 at 19:24
This is the first derogatory thing I have read about MTRs since thier release 2 years ago. Any evidence of a problem or just heresay. After 20 K these feel to be stongest tires I have ever driven on and yet are surprisingly good on sealed surfaces, better now than they were new.
Cheers Rob Cairns Offroad Training & Tours
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Follow Up By: Allyn (Pilbara) - Saturday, Apr 12, 2003 at 07:51

Saturday, Apr 12, 2003 at 07:51
I believe he may be talking about the previous style. After 15K mine look like brand new and I couldn't be happier.
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Reply By: relax - Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 22:11

Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 22:11
Colin,
You mentioned (24 times I think) that you now have Cooper ATs , how did you find them for for off road work and sand. The other blokes told me the STs were good but no info on the AT until I read your 24 replies.
Relax
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Follow Up By: colin - Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 22:22

Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 22:22
i did find the A/Ts made the wagon work harder in the sand compared to the bridgestones but once let down in pressure where equal in performance. Will only try one reply and see if i get my point through. ( to many powers i think. ) Col!!!!!!
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Reply By: kezza - Friday, Apr 11, 2003 at 23:11

Friday, Apr 11, 2003 at 23:11
Currently doing a direct comparison between Goodyear MTRs and BFG MTs (The truck with the MTRs had BFG ATs previously)
MTR far more useful than the BFG ATs (never go back to ATs after the MTR - but this vehicle does 75% town 25% bush - wet weather bitumen performance of the MTR and the MT excellent compared to ATs and certainly many times better than Desert Duellers.
Probably the most important development in the MT/MTR range is the use of a silica compound in the rubber which makes it soft yet durable certainly improves wet bitumen traction and obviously dry bitumen traction.
This new rubber certainly allows for a more aggressive tread pattern to be useful around town as well as in the bush - reasonably quiet too (comparatively)

Will update info when we challenge the tyres more.

BFG MTs doing the simpson soon so will continue update when there is somthing of note.

I suggest you buy tyres which suit your needs.
Kes
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Follow Up By: ROBERT - Monday, Apr 14, 2003 at 09:03

Monday, Apr 14, 2003 at 09:03
thanks kezza im getting the MTRs this week ive heard nothing but good reports about them cheers
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