Opinions on Dunlop Rover M-T Tires

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by 1500ExtChevy, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. 1500ExtChevy

    1500ExtChevy Rockstar

    I need help I'm trying to find a aggressive looking tire at the same time not toooo costly these Rover M-T's I had found were $199.00 for 285/70/17 (32.8") tire and I had read alot of reviews about them and alot of people liked them. Just seeing if there is anymore opinions or recommendations. Thanks!

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  2. worth

    worth New Member

    I have read a couple of reviews about them. Everything is hear is good, long lasting and the tread pattern looks pretty good. I might be putting them on for my next set
     
  3. Dr_Zero

    Dr_Zero Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

  4. vncj96

    vncj96 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    I love mine, much better then the crappy BFG ATs that I had just bought for it.
     
  5. Mean_Green_95

    Mean_Green_95 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    I had a guy change his out after just shy of 30k. He said they just wore out way too fast. But I've never had tho, so I can't confirm it.
     
  6. MrShorty

    MrShorty Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    I've got a set of the old style for my Explorer. I've liked mine. This new style doesn't look as open as the old style without the shoulder lugs cut away like the old style. I wonder if they will clean as well and otherwise have as good of traction?

    Mine may be wearing faster than I'd like, but it's hard for me to say. I didn't expect an MT to have a long life, so I got a cheap set of wheels for a second set and run another set of tires most of the time -- swapping on the MT's when it's time to go "play"

    In order to get a better set of opinions, what are looking to get out of an MT tire? A lot of the comments so far have focused on longevity. Is longevity important? In other places it gets said that, if longevity is most important, then an MT tire is probably not what you want. In general an AT or HT tire will last longer than an MT. What about traction and off-road performance (that's usually what I think of when discussing an MT tire)? Are you expecting to sacrifice some longevity for off-road traction?
     
  7. Dr_Zero

    Dr_Zero Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    That is a very good point!

    Now when I say this I'm not directing this towards the threads author but I see many younger folks around here getting tires based solely off how they look. If you drive 90% on paved roads a good highway all season will be fine.
     
  8. 1500ExtChevy

    1500ExtChevy Rockstar

    See thats what I'm going by I'm buying a second set of wheels and tires that are M-T's to play around in, and my stock set will be solely for my highway driving to work. Because my tires now have like 90% tread life since I bought the truck and I dont feel like messing with how the truck rides down the highway by putting M-T's on it. But I do understand by what you mean young adults or young ones such as myself are going for the whole aggressive look, and not stopping to realize the ride comfort or handling of an A/T tire. Thanks every opinion matters to me. But if your looking for an aggressive A/T tire BFGoodrich has the A/T's that are pretty nice and do handle smoothly down the road.
     
  9. 1500ExtChevy

    1500ExtChevy Rockstar

    What I'm trying to find out of an M-T tire is basically some what of a decent tread life, decent tread depth / pattern. What I can easily tell you is im do not need super swampers, I'm basically doing simple trail driving and field driving with little to no mud and the Rovers were decently priced at $199.00. Thanks guys!
     
  10. Mean_Green_95

    Mean_Green_95 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    If your just doing light offroading then the Dunlops should be fine. They're a decent tire for the price. Just make sure to get road hazard if available at a reasonable price.
     

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