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Thread: MT/R Kevlar vs Nitto Trail Grappler

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    MT/R Kevlar vs Nitto Trail Grappler

    Iím planning on upgrading to 35s on my 2011 Sport. Iíve been going back and forth between both tires and I donít know which would be better to run. I donít plan on re-gearing, so leaning towards the lighter tire. What do you guys think???

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    Canít go wrong with either one. Both great tires. I do prefer symmetry and would go with the Nittos only for that reason. But I currently have an MTR as a spare


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    Quote Originally Posted by robx251 View Post
    Canít go wrong with either one. Both great tires. I do prefer symmetry and would go with the Nittos only for that reason. But I currently have an MTR as a spare


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    False. MTRís suck donkey dick.


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    The old MTRís were badass but Iíve mostly heard shitty reviews from the new style. I have nothing but good things to say about Trail Grapplers. I personally wouldnít spend that kind of coin on a tire Iíve heard so much negative about.


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    Stay away from the MTRs. Ran them on my WJ before putting them on my JK. They SUCK


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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy_RCW View Post
    The old MTRís were badass but Iíve mostly heard shitty reviews from the new style. I have nothing but good things to say about Trail Grapplers. I personally wouldnít spend that kind of coin on a tire Iíve heard so much negative about.


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    Does it matter that Iím not regearing and running such a heavy tire? Sorry if it sounds like a dumb question just a newbie looking for some advice. Also if you have other tire suggestions Iím open to any.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ElDunas View Post
    Does it matter that Iím not regearing and running such a heavy tire? Sorry if it sounds like a dumb question just a newbie looking for some advice. Also if you have other tire suggestions Iím open to any.


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    What gears do you have. You wonít notice the weight difference between the two tires. Itíll be a dog either way and you will feel a difference from running a 35.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ElDunas View Post
    Does it matter that Iím not regearing and running such a heavy tire? Sorry if it sounds like a dumb question just a newbie looking for some advice. Also if you have other tire suggestions Iím open to any.


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    The tire weight is not going to make enough difference to notice. The size is what matters.
    The distance from the axle to the ground is like a lever. With a lever, when it gets longer it is easier to move, but with tires the ground has the easy end and your Jeep is turning it from the short(hard) end.

    Also on the tire weight, the MTR is lighter mainly because the sidewalls are not as thick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OverlanderJK View Post
    What gears do you have. You wonít notice the weight difference between the two tires. Itíll be a dog either way and you will feel a difference from running a 35.


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    Gears are 3.73,


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    I have the MTR now and ran 3.73 for 3 years before regearing . Itís not that bad. You can do 80 down freeway no problem. Mine is a daily driver too. But donít dare forget to rotate them. If u coup them there is no saving them. However I am sure that is true for any mud tire. Look into STT Pro. Very popular and true to spec.


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