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Dunlop Mud Rovers

Dunlop Mud Rovers

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I would have gone with a set of MT/R's, but I was running low on the funds, so I decided to go with a less expensive tire.  I had read the review on the Mud Rovers and noticed that they stacked up quite well against the MT/R's.  Now the Mud Rover does give up some things to the MT/R tread depth, and overall diameter.  When they arrived I got to see the tags on them.  Made by GOODYEAR, I like that.  They run surprisingly quiet for something their size, I expected a lot more noise than my MT/R's, but there wasn't.  The tires still felt very solid underneath, but you could tell that a few bumps were smoother.  Oh I did decide to go with the 315's vice the 305's.  Price difference wasn't that much, just a couple dollars so I figured I would.

Size

Load Range

Max
Load

Max.
Inflation
Press.

Tread
Depth

Rim
Width
Range

Meas.
Rim
Width

Sect.
Width

Tread
Width

Overall
Diam.

Revs
Per
Mile

Goodyear Wrangler MT/R
LT305/70R16 D 2,910 @ 50 50psi 19/32nds 8-9.5" NA 12.2" NA 33" NA
LT315/75R16

D

3,195 @ 50

50psi

19/32nds

8-10"

8.5"

12.3"

NA

34.8"

NA

Dunlop Radial Mud Rover
LT305/70R16 D 2910 @ 50 50psi 17/32nds 8.5-9.5" 9" 12.5" 9.6" 32.9" 666
LT315/75R16

D

3,195 @ 50

50psi

17/32nds

8.5-10"

10"

12.5"

9.8"

34.5"

634

 

Goodyear Wrangler MT/R
Mt/R pattern

Dunlop Radial Mud Rover
dunlop pattern

The Goodyear Wrangler MT/R (Maximum Traction/Reinforced) was developed to meet some of the most punishing conditions found in America. From the rock beds of Moab, Utah to the mud pits at Goodyear’s San Angelo Proving Grounds, the Wrangler MT/R has earned the right to be called Goodyear’s toughest Wrangler Off-Road Maximum Traction radial. However, conquering mud is only one weapon in the arsenal of this tire, withstanding daily driving abuse is another.

On the outside, the Wrangler MT/R uses an aggressive tread design made up of independent lugs which even reach far over the tire’s sidewall, giving this tire a rugged look and added traction when you need it the most. Inside, advanced silica compounds combine with Goodyear’s patented Durawall construction (the three body plies of high modulus polyester cord used for the tire’s carcass) provides cut, tear and puncture resistance that can take you where you want to go with freedom from worry. Finally, the Wrangler MT/R features a wider footprint, an advanced tread design and new mold shape technologies to provide a much longer life than the previous MT.

The Dunlop Radial Mud Rover is Dunlop's ultimate off-road tire. 

Features:
. Super-aggressive lug pattern delivers maximum forward and side grip
. Wide, open shoulder design
. Center tread bars
. Alternating shoulder lug scallops
. Six full plies under tread
. High ply turn-up
. Variable-pitch tread design
. Outline white letters with black serrated letters on the reverse

Benefits:
. The ultimate in off-road performance
. Exceptional self-cleaning capability
. Outstanding lateral stability and directional control on-road and off-road
. Increased lateral grip and stability
. Greater tread block stability and overall tire durability
. Responsive handling and increased lower sidewall durability
. Breaks up noise frequency cycles for a surprisingly quiet ride
. Stylish look

 

Additional Parts:
None
Tools Needed:
Lug Wrench

 

Installation:
1. Now I don't think this could be any simpler.  Let someone else do it for you.  Okay I will need to take them back off and put the spidertrax spacers on.  Didn't want to have any issues with the tire place about them.  Here is the 35 installed, kind of fills up the gap, still plenty of flex room left in there.  installed on Jeep
Just a little bit of tire size comparison between the 315/75R16 Dunlop and the stock 245/75R16 Goodyears. size comparison size comparison

I relocated my brake light and mounted up the spare tire.  You can see how I did that here.

Brake Light Relocation

 

  N-m Ft. Lbs. In. Lbs.
Lug Nut 1/2 X 20 with 60 Cone 115-156 85-115 -

This page last updated: 16-Apr-2008

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