Goodyear MTR

Submitted: Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 19:17
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Any updates on performance and thoughts on tyre.

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Reply By: Mr Z - Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 20:16

Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 20:16
noisier than an a/t
hard to ballance

on road seem pretty good in wet/dry
off road also seem excellent in the dry rocky stuff, haven't had them in th mud yet

wear after 10k seems good, maybe 50k + out of them?
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Reply By: green man - Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 20:28

Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 20:28
I have these in 245/75-16 and have run them for about 5000 kms

Great tyre awesome on rock and hard packed dirt. grips well on dirt road and performs well on sand does not dig it .

Mud is good as well but there are better mud tyres out there.

road manners are good and they surprised me in the wet as they gripped very well.

Wear has been about 1mm so far with a bit more on the rear right as its an open diff.

in the smaller sizes these are more of a argressive AT than a full muddy in my opinion

So far i would buy them again
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 21:06

Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 21:06
25,000km on a 90series Prado.
Have done Madigan Line, Vic High Country, Anne Beadell hwy, many Flinders trips.

Have hung together very well; no punctures and still got 11mm tread left.

Best tyre I've owned, but are starting to get a little noisier.

I now run them on the new traytop.
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Reply By: David Au - Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 21:27

Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 21:27
There is a brand new Goodyear or Dunlop tyre out I looked at briefly last week which looked good with new silica compound. I am in the market for tyres and will post back tomorrow with the Brand and model. Looked pretty good.
Not used to buying tyres, I normally trade-in the vehicle when it needs new tyres or battery, but cannot be bothered changing over all the fruit this vehicle has and I like it.
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Follow Up By: Rob/D.Plain - Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 13:20

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 13:20
Look forward to hearing what you have found.
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Follow Up By: David Au - Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 16:00

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005 at 16:00
It was a Goodyear ATR ??? as I settled for some Kumho tyres that had just come in for $135.00. I have had Kumho tyres before on some of the trucks and had good service out of them. I could not justify the extra expense for the Goodyears at $179.00 - $43.00 saving on each tyre
They said the Goodyear 'may' last an extra 10,000km
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 22:35

Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 22:35
Yea agree with other dude... have had mine for ~20-30k klms, and still great in dry or wet..

Will get another set.. I run 33x12.5's on a modded GQ.
What are your intentions for the tire?
Outback touring?
Mud running?
weekend warrior?
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Follow Up By: Rob/D.Plain - Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 13:27

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 13:27
Live in vic high country and need a good snow tyre for 100 series for winter,as original tyres are comming up for replacement. Will probly end up with two sets, the other being for every day say an A/T.
Regards Rob
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 22:46

Monday, Jan 10, 2005 at 22:46

Been running these on a tojo 79 series turbo, for around 70K clicks.
Even on skinny rims they are alright. Got about 50k out of first set, but they don't last on rear, if the driver feeds a lot of fat, at the wrong time. It gets pretty hot up here, in summer, so for these to last they must be tough.

Have had 3 punctures in that time, the first 2, I put down to cheap tubes, the 3rd was a piece of hi-tensile wire.

Good in mud, don't use in sand much, handle bitumen okay. Don't worry about noise at highway speeds.

Would like to try with wider rims, this latest set are a bit twitchy, so maybe need some new rear shockies. Even the local Telstra tech has them on his Nissan ute.

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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 06:19

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 06:19
Cant fault them to date.

All the best
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 12:18

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 12:18
I have 265/75/16 on 98 v6 jackaroo,

Off road - great in mud, good on shale type surfaces, dissapointing on crushed rock roads - little lateral grip and slides around heaps through corners, great on rocks at low pressure. Great load carrying capability.

On road - not too noisy - dont howl like a full MT, dont ballance well, tread squirms around heaps especially under power. On wet roads - Hmm better than full MT but fairly hopeless on my rig, very easy to break out even with less than half throttle, corner ok in wet, any more than 60% braking effort and they start to hop and lock up real easy.

A good tyre to tour with, i've done about 10,000 with mine and this weekend gone did just on 1000k all bitchy, so i'm happy with them to tour and off road, but dont like them in the wet and can't risk the missus driving it in the wet as is, so getting some road rubber for my spare rims.

I would expect to get 50,000 out of them and have found that 34 is a good pressure on road, have only been down to 22 so far off road (no sand yet) but expect to be able to go as low as 15 if needed no dramas.

I found around $40 difference per tyre in pricing, and had to wait 2 weeks to get my size.
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Reply By: butts - Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 14:14

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 14:14
Work in a Coal Mine, just switched over to them about 6 months ago. Very good in the mud, slightly noisier on the road, but generally for a MT not to bad.
However, might be a slightly softer compound, as we area getting some tread damage in rocky conditions.

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Reply By: Coops (Pilbara) - Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 16:51

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2005 at 16:51
2.5 years and 50 000 km's so far with approx 10mm of tread left on my 285/75R16's (can confirm exact depth if needed). Rotated every 10 000 km without fail.
Can't complain about them at all so far.
Not so flash in soft sand but capability to let them down to around 8 psi if need be
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