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Goodyear® Wrangler MT/R Kevlar

Manufacturers description of this tire: 

When it comes to developing a tire that can take on tough terrain, such as exploring trails or crawling rocks, engineers at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company left no stone unturned. The new Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar is the company’s first off-road tire built with the rugged toughness of DuPont Kevlar® for enhanced sidewall puncture resistance.


The use of Kevlar, an innovative material that is, pound-for-pound, five times stronger than steel, brings superb sidewall cut- and puncture-resistance to an area of the tire that demands extra toughness when driving off-road. It also helps reinforce the sidewall for when drivers return to the pavement for the drive home.

“The new Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar updates the legendary off-road performing namesake, which has had a great reputation among serious off-roaders,” said Melissa Montisano, Goodyear’s general manager for light-truck tires. “This new tire will certainly get the attention of anyone who takes off-road traction seriously.”

The Kevlar-reinforced sidewalls in the new tire help increase sidewall puncture resistance by 35 percent, compared to the original Wrangler MT/R, a tire well-known for its toughness.

However, sidewall toughness is not the only feature of the Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar. It also includes a “wraparound” tread for enhanced sidewall traction in deep mud, sand and rocks; an innovative asymmetric tread design that offers aggressive off-road traction while maintaining handling on the road; and advanced rubber silica in the tread for superb off-road and wet traction.

Further, the Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar offers these features:

  • Tread Guards, to help resist cuts from stones.

  • Advanced Mud-Flow Geometry, to help provide self-cleaning and traction in mud.

  • Traction Blocks, to help provide additional biting edges on rocks, mud, dirt and sand.

  • A Three-Ply Sidewall, with opposing cord angles for enhanced side wall cut- and puncture-resistance.

  • Ramped Tread Blocks, for toughness in off-road driving.

  • Staggered Sidewall Shoulder Blocks, to help provide enhanced traction on rocks and in deep mud.

  • Durawall Rubber, a Goodyear exclusive, which offers rugged toughness and helps resist cuts and punctures in the sidewall.

  • Rim Protector, to help protect wheels from accidental curb-like damage.

  • Rim Lock, to help prevent wheel slip for minimal balancing throughout the life of the tire.

  • Eligible for the Highway Auto and Light Truck Tire Replacement Limited Warranty


Each shoulder block of the Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar is stepped “in” and “out” to help give the tire continuous biting edges as it turns through thick mud. Its self-cleaning asymmetric tread design also adds to the performance capability in mud.

Available in March, the new tire is offered in 30 sizes, fitting vehicles such as ½-, ¾- and 1-ton pickups, Hummer H2 and H3, Jeep Wrangler, Nissan Xterra, Toyota FJ Cruiser and more. According to Goodyear research, there are more than four million drivers in the light-truck tire segment who use their vehicles primarily for off-road travel.

The addition of the Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar adds to Goodyear’s strong Wrangler family of tires, which also includes the Wrangler DuraTrac and Wrangler SilentArmor.

  Review of the Goodyear Wrangler MT/R Kevlar Mud Tire.


Long Lasting Treadlife

DuPont Kevlar reinforced sidewalls help increase sidewall puncture resistance by 35%

(Source: Goodyear Sidewall Penetration Energy - LT285/70R17 LR-D-65 psi.)




Hardworking wraparound tread helps to deliver sidewall traction in deep mud, sand, and rocks.  Outer lugs and void channel mud away from the center of the tire improving self clean out.

Silica rubber provides superb off-road and wet traction. Advanced mudflow geometry is self-cleaning and enhances mud traction.



Innovative asymmetric tread design helps provide aggressive off-road traction and enhanced handling on the road.


Available Size at the time of this review:

Tire size Speed rating Load Index Load range Max load (lbs) Max  psi Approved rim width (in.) Measured rim width (in.) Section width (in.) Tread depth (in 32nds) Outside diameter (in.)
31X10.50R15LT Q 109 C 2,270 50 7.0 - 9.0 8.50 10.6 19 30.8
32X11.50R15LT Q 113 C 2,535 50 8.0 - 10.0 9.00 11.4 21 31.8
33X12.50R15LT Q 108 C 2,205 35 8.5 - 11.0 10.00 12.5 21 32.8
35X12.50R15LT Q 113 C 2,535 35 8.5 - 11.0 10.00 12.5 21 34.8
35X12.50R17LT Q 111 C 2,405 35 8.5 - 11.0 10.00 12.5 21 34.8
37X12.50R17LT Q 124 D 3,525 50 8.5 - 11.0 10.00 12.5 21 36.8
40X13.50R17LT Q 121 C 3,195 35 8.5 - 11.0 11.00 13.6 21 39.8
42X14.50R17LT Q 121 C 3,195 35 10.0 - 12.0 12.00 14.7 21 41.8
38X14.50R17LT Q 121 D 3,195 50 10.0 - 12.0 12.00 14.7 21 37.8
35X12.50R18LT Q 123 E 3,415 65 8.5 - 11.0 10.00 12.5 18 34.8
33X12.50R20LT Q 114 E 2,600 65 8.5 - 11.0 10.00 12.5 18 32.8
35X12.50R20LT Q 121 E 3,195 65 8.5 - 11.0 10.00 12.5 18 34.8
LT305/70R16 Q 124 E 3,525 65 8.0 - 9.5 9.00 12.2 18 33.1
LT245/75R16 Q 120 E 3,042 80 6.5 - 8.0 7.00 9.8 18 30.7
LT265/75R16 Q 123 E 3,415 80 7.0 - 8.0 7.50 10.5 18 31.7
LT285/75R16 Q 126 E 3,750 80 7.5 - 9.0 8.00 11.3 18 33.1
LT315/75R16 Q 121 D 3,195 50 8.0 - 10.0 8.50 12.3 21 34.8
LT235/85R16 Q 120 E 3,042 80 6.0 - 7.5 6.50 9.3 18 31.7
LT245/70R17 Q 119 E 3,000 80 6.5 - 8.0 7.00 9.8 18 30.6
LT265/70R17 Q 121 E 3,195 80 7.0 - 8.5 8.00 10.7 18 31.7
LT275/70R17 Q 121 E 3,195 80 7.0 - 8.5 8.00 11.0 18 32.4
LT285/70R17 Q 121 D 3,195 65 7.5 - 9.0 8.50 11.5 19 33.0
LT305/70R17 Q 119 D 3,000 50 8.0 - 9.5 9.00 12.2 19 34.1
LT315/70R17 Q 121 D n/a 3,195 50 8.5 - 10.0 9.50 12.7 21
LT245/75R17 Q 121 E n/a 3,195 80 6.5 - 7.5 7.00 9.8 18
LT255/75R17 Q 111 C n/a 2,405 50 6.5 - 8.5 7.00 10.0 19
LT275/65R18 Q 113 C n/a 2,535 50 7.5 - 9.0 8.00 11.0 19
LT275/70R18 Q 125 E n/a 3,640 80 7.0 - 8.5 8.00 11.0 18
LT285/75R18 Q 129 E n/a 4,080 80 7.5 - 9.5 8.00 11.3 18
LT275/65R20 Q 126 E n/a 3,750 80 7.5 - 9.5 8.00 11.0 18
LT285/65R20 Q 127 E n/a 3,860 80 8.0 - 10.0 8.50 11.5 18

Manufacturer Contact Info:

Goodyear, Dept. OR
1144 E. Market St.
Akron, Ohio 44316-0001
Phone:  1-330-796-2944 


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Rating  Key - The star rating keys are specific to the terrain being rated in the review.  To the Top 
Don't even consider it if this is your main terrain. This tire will not perform well at all in this terrain.

Its trying but not doing too well.  You'd be better off choosing another for this terrain.

Average.  Its doing ok, not great but its holding its own.  A decent choice if you're compromising.

This tire does very well in this terrain but its not the best tire available however still a very good choice.

This tire performs exceptionally well in this terrain.  Among the best suited for this terrain.

Size Availability - This is a one to three thumbs up snapshot rating where one mean poor selection, two means ok and three means great.  Check with suppliers or manufacturers for actual available sizes.  While this rating system is vague, we couldn't possibly list all available sizes with size selection changing over time.  Please see manufacturer for list of sizes in production.

Money Bags - This is an average cost scale based on an averaged advertised cost of this tire when compared to other tires.  One money bag represents the tire is typically one of the cheapest available while 5 money bags indicates that this tire is one of the most expensive.  Averages are based on the tires reviewed.

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