Goodyears That (Almost) Defy Gravity
The new Goodyear MT/R with Kevlar sidewalls has made a great impression on us over the last year. We ran them on our Ultimate FJ Cruiser in last year's Four Wheeler Top Truck Challenge ("Turtle Fun, Turtle Done," Dec. '09), then bolted the same set of 42s on the Fun Buggy and ran them in the our 2009 Ultimate Adventure (Nov. and Dec. '09). In both events we were impressed with their performance in mud and loose terrain. It doesn't hurt that these 42s are comparable in height to other manufacturer's 44s. Then came an offer too good to be true: the same exact tire, only now in a sticky off-road-only compound.
Sticky compound tires aren't new. Many companies make a sticky or super-soft rubber compound for the competition rockcrawlers they sponsor. Unfortunately, these tires rarely make it to the general public. However, Goodyear has decided to release a limited number of these off-road-only tires so everyone can enjoy the same awesome traction the pros know. We wrestled a set onto our Fun Buggy and hit the rocks, where we soon became spoiled by the awesome new ability.