Submitted: Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 10:46
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Has anyone used Goodyear MT/R on a Patrol and if so what opinion do they have, whilst in WA last year i noticed that a lot of 4X4 were fitted with them, also did a bit of fishing with "Macka" in Kununurra who had them on his truck, on the way back accross the Tanami run into a station owner who had just had them fitted to the big Ford 250 in the Alice, he had taken off the BFG and said that he wanted to be sure that his wife could get to the Alice and back without any tyre trouble, I have always had BFG A/T and not had one punture yet in over 50,000k mind you i have had 2 sets on in that time and will be looking to replace for the trip this year in August, read a repot the other day that said a test had been done on a BFG Mud and the MT/R where a knife was inserted in the wall of each tyre and they were both the same when the knife was pushed sidways the MT/R was the toughest due i think to the crossply effect.

Any info and feed back would be appreciated


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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 16:25

Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 16:25
On a recent Cape York trip a mate of mine and I were comparing tyre wear. He had put 2 new MTRs on the back of his Patrol (he had BFG A/Ts on the front). I had a near new set of Cooper STs on my patrol.
By the end of the trip his MTRs were MUCH less chipped etc than my STs. We were both towing camper trailers, although I was running lower pressures 23psi in mine...30psi in his) due to having much heavier-duty suspension than my mate's. This meant my vehicle was sufferring more on the corrogations as far as interior comfort was concerned.
I will be trying the MTRs for my next set, providing mates continue to go okay.
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Reply By: brian - Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 18:48

Friday, Jan 21, 2005 at 18:48
I have done approx 70000 k on current set of 6great grip anywhere i have pointed the nissan,only criticism is they are hard to balance constantly vibrate over 80k/hr balanced 5 times so far,apart from that best or luckiest tyre i have used so far.
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Follow Up By: 10 Para (Qld) - Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 18:15

Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 18:15
Hi Brian have found that with my BFG A/T did you try to get the rims balance first then put the tryre on and balance both that fixed my BFG straight away and i tried everywhere and everthing to get them right before i did that and they lasted right accross Australia, and were just as good when i got bach home.
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Reply By: Nino & Kerry- Saturday, Jan 22, 2005 at 01:10

Saturday, Jan 22, 2005 at 01:10
10 PARA,
I have had the MTR,s on my truck for approx 60,000 km. I have to say that i think that they are probably the best single item i have fitted. They were the first purchase i did to improve traction. I had BFG all terrains before. They have done all asked of them,Every time. Nil punctures ,good ride on road ect ect.
However! Agree about balance and one of mine is wearing a little more then the rest even though I rotate every 5000km.
Give them a go, I think you,ll be happy
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Follow Up By: 10 Para (Qld) - Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 18:16

Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 18:16
Thanks for that se post above re balance
10 Para
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Reply By: Coops (Ex-Pilbara) - Saturday, Jan 22, 2005 at 10:23

Saturday, Jan 22, 2005 at 10:23
MT/R has a much thicker sidewall (12mm I think) and as such is much tougher in that area. I've done 50K on mine and still have over 10mm of tread left as opposed to the BFG A/T's that currently reside in my shed after 30K's. I can't give them away !!!
I couldn't recommend a more versatile tyre and they've been selling like hot cakes in the Pilbara & Kimberley regions for some time now. Have had mine for 2 1/2 years now and wouldn't think of anything else being fitted. Have even put them on my trailers.
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Follow Up By: 10 Para (Qld) - Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 18:18

Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 18:18
Hi Cooops what about the balance problem mentioed above , can it be fixed by balancing the rims first
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Follow Up By: Coops (Ex-Pilbara) - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 12:53

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 12:53
I haven't encountered any balance problems as such.
I run the steel GXL rims so perhaps that helps.

Sorry about the late response - I've been moving house.
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Reply By: Member - Nick K (VIC) - Saturday, Jan 22, 2005 at 13:19

Saturday, Jan 22, 2005 at 13:19
I had them fitted to my '98 Toyota Prado about three months ago. This is the best money I have ever spent on the car. After a recent trip to Stradbroke and the Gold Coast I have nothing but praise for this tyre. On the road they are excellent, in the wet they are excellent, on the beach the fantastic and overall they are great. The only issue that I have had going from an AT to the MTR's is noise but as a wise man onced said turn your radio up and you hear nothing.


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Follow Up By: GazzaS (VIC) - Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 22:53

Sunday, Jan 23, 2005 at 22:53
Hello Nick

have a 2001 Prado and looking at new tyres very soon. What sort of split do you do on road / off road? Looking at the goodyear web site they say the MTR is for a high ratio of off road.


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Follow Up By: Member - Nick K (VIC) - Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 20:40

Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at 20:40

I would say 70/30 but I would not change the tyres and would buy the same again. They are fanastic on the road and great off road. I currently have 265/75/16 and even with a 2 inch lift the tyres rub a little bit when I turn and the front end dips.


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