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Old February 20th, 2004, 17:15
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new 37's came today!!!

I got my Goodyear 37x12.50.15's today. Look awsome. I can't wait to get them mounted up tommorow. Great looking tire's... I'll snap a pic of the XJ sitting on them when they're on.
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Old February 20th, 2004, 18:04
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Can't wait to see them on the Jeep.
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Old February 20th, 2004, 20:02
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I got my Goodyear 37x12.50.15's today. Look awsome. I can't wait to get them mounted up tommorow. Great looking tire's... I'll snap a pic of the XJ sitting on them when they're on.


MTRs? Soly guy at the local Goodyear dealer told me that all Goodyear MT series tires were on military backorder and that he expected it to last until next year!
Billy
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Old February 20th, 2004, 21:48
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I just got a set on the other night,...(sorry to hi-jack)

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Old February 21st, 2004, 08:14
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Yep, MTR's alright. I called all around and did some snooping locally. Everyone said that they were on backorder also. No chance in getting them. Then I stopped at the local Ford dealer for the heck of it. They called a local warehouse in MN and they had 8 tires sitting on the shelf. Ordered up a set and picked them up the same day, 3 hours later...
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Old February 21st, 2004, 08:14
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I just got a set on the other night,...(sorry to hi-jack)

What size tires did you get there??? Looks great...
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Old February 21st, 2004, 09:39
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Yep, MTR's alright. I called all around and did some snooping locally. Everyone said that they were on backorder also. No chance in getting them. Then I stopped at the local Ford dealer for the heck of it. They called a local warehouse in MN and they had 8 tires sitting on the shelf. Ordered up a set and picked them up the same day, 3 hours later...

Eh... you bought MTRs from the ford dealer??? I bet that coast a perty penny!
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Old February 21st, 2004, 11:51
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Eh... you bought MTRs from the ford dealer??? I bet that coast a perty penny!
Billy

Nope, you would think so, but it didn't. I am a ford employee. I work at the Twin Cities Ranger plant. I get a discount on all Ford and related parts. It was their cost, plus ten percent. Came out to 199 a tire.
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Old February 21st, 2004, 14:04
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The hard ones to get are the 37x17 MT/Rs.
all the tire shops here in town have the 15" size.
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Old February 21st, 2004, 17:39
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the 15s are generally hard to get too. when the Iraq war was gearing up the military ordered many thousand 37x12.50r16.5 MTRs from Goodyear, and they shut down production of the 15s and 17s to make the 16.5s. Apparently they are starting up production again next month and the 15s and 17s will be back in mass before summer.

if your tire stores really do have lots of 37r15s, if you can get them at a good price you could turn around and sell them online for a profit. There are copies of reciepts floating around the web for $160, if they pricematch you could start a little business.
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Old February 21st, 2004, 21:54
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What size tires did you get there??? Looks great...

37x12.50/15 someone traded me for my 35" but might be going back to the 35's
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Old February 21st, 2004, 22:28
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the 15s are generally hard to get too. when the Iraq war was gearing up the military ordered many thousand 37x12.50r16.5 MTRs from Goodyear, and they shut down production of the 15s and 17s to make the 16.5s. Apparently they are starting up production again next month and the 15s and 17s will be back in mass before summer.

if your tire stores really do have lots of 37r15s, if you can get them at a good price you could turn around and sell them online for a profit. There are copies of reciepts floating around the web for $160, if they pricematch you could start a little business.

Can the general public get MTRs in a 37x12.50x16.5?

Also... anybody have a link to this reciept???

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Old February 21st, 2004, 23:17
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there is a thread with a couple hundred replies on the Pirates board in the Toy truck forum titled something like "cheap MTRs", in that thread there are copies of receipts for 37s for $160 and 35s for $140. I have copies on my hard-drive if you can't find them. mynameisbrett@hotmail.com
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Old February 22nd, 2004, 20:42
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Re: new 37's came today!!!

I cant imagine more of a hassle then trying to make $25/tire or so for something that big. But the local Discount Tire has them on hand. (37x15s)
I just bought some 37x17s. I waited a long time to find some. I got 5 for $1000 shipped. Full on retail but I really dont mind. The 37x17s are apparantly available, but they wont release them to retailers 'til the army or whoever says ok, we dont need them. This comes from the guy who sold me mine.
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Old February 22nd, 2004, 21:44
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Re: new 37's came today!!!

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37x12.50/15 someone traded me for my 35" but might be going back to the 35's
I'll trade you my 35" MTR's got em last Jan. and haven't drove on em much, have other DD's
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