Good Year MT/R

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 19:43
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Have heard these are the ducks guts looking at fitting 285 75 R16 to my 100 series cruiser any feedback good or bad appreciated is it true they need a wheel alignment every 5000 Ks
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 20:16

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 20:16
awesome tire.

if you use them offroad aired down, you need to balance them... but same as all tires.
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Follow Up By: Matt H - Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 20:24

Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 20:24
Why do they need ballancing more than any other tyre . Do they spit of the weights when run under pressure ??
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 10:50

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 10:50
When you run low pressures, tires can move round on the rims, and yes the weights depending on type, can move. If they are the stick on type, you can usually get away with it.

No real reason, but I just find after a day of playin hard, that a rebalance works a treat, might get mine done in the morning actually :)
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Reply By: Crackles - Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 22:46

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2004 at 22:46
Matt on a recent central Oz trip I was very impressed with how the MT/Rs handled the rough gibber roads with very little wear or pitting compared with most of the others.
I don't have a set yet but will fit them to my 100 next. Cheers Craig..........
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Reply By: Outnabout David (SA) - Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 10:01

Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 10:01
Matt,

I was on the same trip as crackles and took particular note of their performance.
They were excellent on sand, rock and mud.
They were the about the only tyre I found on the convoy that were not pitted or chipped and there were many various tyres on various vehicles.
What really impressed me was that on one stop after travelling through clay every vehicle tyre tread was blocked up with clay except the Goodyear MTR's. They also have some "lug"on the sidewall which when aired down would have to assist in really sticky situations.

people I know who have them say thaey are great and not all that noisy on or off road with good wear characteristics.
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Reply By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 12:31

Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 12:31
Great tyre, done 65000 on them with about 35% tread remaining, think I'll get 80000 if I was to continue driving on those tyres.

Recommend highly.
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Follow Up By: govo - Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 19:28

Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 19:28
Jesus Cris...have you been rally driveing on them.I've done about 8300 km's and still have about 70% to 75% tread left..best tire yet over rocky loose gravel roads,l let them down to 15 psi on sand and the rig is unstopable...The missus complained about the niose of them ,but l tell her it's the sound of testostrone,not like those quiet poofy little tread road tires.not good grip on wet roads ,just have to take it steady,be certianly buying them again
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Follow Up By: Matt H - Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 20:36

Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 20:36
Is the mssus complaining you cant hear her or just ignoring her. Get noiser tyres!!! What do you mean not good grip on wet roads (blacktop mud )
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 08:11

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 08:11
Hi govo,

Did you read my post as 6500, or 65,000? I've done the latter. Should get about 80,000k's, which for the patrol is pretty damn good I think, been a good mix of blacktop and mud/dirt.

Only suggestion: Balance and align regularly, otherwise combine with lift and you'll get a scalloping effect on the lugs.
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Reply By: Member - Steve M (SA) - Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 14:13

Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 14:13
Matt

I have a set of 28575R16's on my 100 and have just completed a 4,500km trip to the Red Centre and return. Great tyre, noise not an issue (used to it?) and no chips, cuts et as David stated.

Only problem I can see is that the rears run a bit hot.

I only intend to run them on trips.
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Reply By: flashnick - Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 19:58

Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 19:58
hmmm -- found the opposite to all posts here - we are getting lots of chipping and bad wear (our MTRs will do 70% or less than our other BFG MTs will do mileage wise) mind you we slip a lot on sharp rocks and give them very hard time - bfg muddies doing much better than MTRs under these conditions (not clogging in the mud either) however MTRs seem stronger but do roll off the rim easier at low pressures - possibly due to the stiffer side wall. Im beginning to think that Ill go back to BFG muddies or Coopers - still to be convinced that any trye is perfect. I think it depends on what you do and how heavy your truck is -- MTRs not working out in our case.

nick
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Follow Up By: Matt H - Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 21:18

Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 21:18
What rig are you running Tyres rolling off rims is a BIG problem whats causing this (Crappy tyres alone)
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Follow Up By: flashnick - Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 22:39

Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 22:39
We were Running Mtrs at approx 15 psi in the mud - GU patrol

Other vehicles (Patrols) with M/Ts 12psi actually completed the track no probs - we thought the stiffer sidewalls didnt help the MTRs - we always use 12- 18 psi in mud and sand - usually no probs if careful but we dont drop the MTRs below 18 psi now. -- thats not the drama - we just didnt get the mileage out of them nor impressed with the chipping of the thinner parts of the tread - everybody else seems happy - tho I know one tyre place not selling them now - dont like em for some reason.
nick
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 08:13

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 08:13
flashnick,

Do you have the old MT/R? The new ones have the high silicon compound and I haven't had any chipping, found that spinning the BFG's in the sand/mud/dirt would sometimes chop out whole lugs.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 10:57

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 10:57
"I think it depends on what you do and how heavy your truck is -- "

I think this is right sometimes.
Then again, we were playing up the slate mine around Mitchells Flat yr or so ago. TB speared his BFG (new KM type) twice (only 1000klms old, he was happy)..

We were attempting same hills/rock piles, Would take it in turn of going first etc. I had no issues with MTRs runnin around 20psi in mine and his were also 20psi. Got LWB GQ's. Mines auto, his Manual.

Im also lookin at Xterrains for next time, not unhappy with MTR. will go on best price really..

YMMV
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Reply By: mr diamond - Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 20:58

Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 20:58
whats so good about the guts of a duck anyway lol.
cheers jemima puddle duck
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Follow Up By: Matt H - Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 21:21

Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 21:21
Why dont you Know !!!! Mustv been deprived
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