The Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar® (MT/R - Maximum Traction/Reinforced) is Goodyear's Off-Road Maximum Traction tire developed for light truck driving enthusiasts who take off-road traction seriously. The Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar is designed to increase tire toughness when it conquers mud, crawls over rocks and explores trails.
The Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar features a silica rubber tread compound molded into an asymmetric tread design that combines off-road traction with on-road handling and wet traction. Goodyear's advanced mud-flow geometry tread design enhances self-cleaning capabilities while shoulder blocks (which alternate being stepped in and out) and a wraparound tread design on the upper sidewall increase traction in mud, sand, ruts and rocks. The tire's internal structure features twin steel belts and is Goodyear's first off-road tire to incorporate Dupont Kevlar, an innovative material that's, pound for pound, five times stronger than steel. The use of Kevlar sidewall reinforcement brings enhanced cut and puncture resistance to an area of the tire that demands extra toughness when driving off-road (increasing sidewall cut and puncture resistance by about 35% compared to the original Wrangler MT/R). The Kevlar also helps stabilize the sidewalls when drivers return to the pavement for the ride home.
Off-Road Maximum Traction light truck tires, which are often called mud tires, are branded with the M+S symbol, but their typical oversize applications, use of extra-large smooth lugs and minimal snow-biting sipes often challenges an Off-Road Maximum Traction tire's on-road wintertime traction in slush, packed snow and on ice.
El neumático Wrangler MT/R con Kevlar® (MT/R - Maximum Traction/Reinforced, tracción máxima/reforzada) de Goodyear pertenece a la categoría: Tracción Máxima Fuera De Carretera y fue desarrollado para conductores entusiastas de camiones ligeros, que toman seriamente la tracción todoterreno. El Wrangler MT/R con Kevlar, ha sido diseñado para mejorar su fortaleza cuando conquista el lodo, sube rocas y explora el campo.
La mezcla de caucho del Wrangler MT/R con Kevlar es basado en sílice y moldeada en una banda de rodamiento asimétrica, que combina tracción todo terreno con tracción en la carretera y sobre superficies secas. El diseño geométrico avanzado "flujo-lodo" de Goodyear mejora la capacidad del neumático de limpiarse por si mismo. La tracción en lodo, arena, raíces y rocas, es mejorada gracias a un diseño especial en la parte superior de la pared o flanco con bloques o tacos alternos.
La estructura interna posee dos correas gemelas de acero y por primera vez Goodyear incorpora el Kevlar de DuPont, un material innovador que libra por libra es 5 veces más fuerte que el acero. El uso de este material refuerza la pared o flanco del neumático, haciéndolo más resistente a los cortes o pinchazos comunes al manejar en condiciones todoterreno (aumenta la resistencia a los cortes y pinchazos un 35% comparado al Wrangler MT/R original). Además el Kevlar ayuda a estabilizar los flancos o paredes cuando el conductor regresa a casa en la carretera pavimentada.
Los neumáticos de la categoría Tracción Máxima Fuera de Carretera poseen el símbolo M+S (lodo y nieve) y son capaces de remover nieve, pero su gran tamaño y la ausencia de pequeñas ranuras (conocidas como sipes) sobre la superficie de los bloques o tacos, pueden presentar un reto en la tracción para invierno sobre nieve compactada o superficies con hielo.
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Warranty summary for replacement tires purchased on or after 03/01/14
While it may be the lowest speed tire evaluation we'll participate in this year, the Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar ® experience was a demonstration that put many of the tire's off-road capabilities to the test. Our experience challenged the tire's ability to generate start-up traction and maintain momentum by combining some of the tasks normally associated with rock crawling, hill climbing and mud bogging.
In order to demonstrate the capabilities of the Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar, Goodyear invited several Tire Rack team members to join them at a compact off-road course complete with rock beds, log crossings and mud pits added to the land's natural rolling topography. Our test vehicles were 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4x4s equipped with automatic transmissions and 17"x7.5" wheels fitted with LT285/70R17 Load Range D-sized tires aired-down to an off-road friendly 12 psi.
The Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar features a silica rubber tread compound molded into an asymmetric tread design that combines off-road traction with on-road handling. Goodyear's advanced mud-flow geometry tread design enhances self-cleaning capabilities while shoulder blocks (which alternate being stepped in and out) and a wraparound tread design on the upper sidewalls increase traction in mud, ruts and rocks. The tire is Goodyear's first off-road tire incorporating a DuPont Kevlar sidewall reinforcement to enhance cut and puncture resistance in an area of the tire that demands extra toughness when driving off-road (increasing sidewall cut and puncture resistance by about 35% compared to the original Wrangler MT/R). The Kevlar also helps stabilize the sidewalls when drivers return to the pavement for the ride home.
The Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar tires felt at home on the off-road course, showing they could corner on dirt, steer out of ruts in the mud, ascend a moderate blue-sky climb and competently track across a bed of large rocks. While one of the questions was whether the tire's asymmetric tread design would pull the vehicle straight in muddy and slippery conditions, the tire repeatedly showed it could establish straight-ahead momentum from a dead stop when put to the task.
We also had a brief opportunity to drive the Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar on asphalt streets. While our speeds didn't exceed 45-mph on the aired-down tires, the Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar showed it didn't abandon on-road capabilities to establish its off-road competence.
Our experience with the Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar confirmed to us that it has earned its position as Goodyear's ultimate offering for off-road driving and is worthy of consideration by serious light truck enthusiasts.