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Submitted: Monday, May 30, 2005 at 17:23
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Looking at buying 285x75/16 goodyear MTR for a trip to cape York. Can anyone advise on Quality and capabilitys of this brand? Are they noisy and would you use them again? thanks Tony
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Reply By: Nigel (WA) - Monday, May 30, 2005 at 17:24

Monday, May 30, 2005 at 17:24
i would seriously recommend BFG Mud Terrain much better tyre
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Follow Up By: govo - Monday, May 30, 2005 at 17:50

Monday, May 30, 2005 at 17:50
I would seriously recommend Goddyear MTR 285x75 ,used the BFG mt before and found the GY MTR grips better on wet roads and not as noisy at the BFG MT. Mileage is about the same.
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Reply By: Patrolman Pat - Monday, May 30, 2005 at 18:32

Monday, May 30, 2005 at 18:32
Can't fault the Goodyear MTRs as yet. I've only had mine for 10 000 kms so can't be too sure on mileage expected yet but they are not noisy and I would definately buy them again.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, May 30, 2005 at 20:17

Monday, May 30, 2005 at 20:17
Done 31k (mostly on trips) so far on MTRs - they're wearing better, less chipping, less noise and are a better bitumen tyre than the BFG MT's I had before, and so far no punctures.

On the other hand, I reckon the BFG muddies were slightly better in sand (and naturally mud).

I'd go for MTRs again.
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Reply By: Paul.S - Monday, May 30, 2005 at 20:47

Monday, May 30, 2005 at 20:47
Hi Tony,
Looks like the MTR's are for me. Everyone is giving them a good rap.
Cheers. Paul
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Reply By: Toy_Hilux - Monday, May 30, 2005 at 21:24

Monday, May 30, 2005 at 21:24
Hi Tony,

Heres a thought, let us know what town you live in and someone who has a set on their vehicle might take you for a drive to let you get an idea of what they are like. I wouldn't be without my set, and I use them everywhere. You are more than welcome to see for yourself if you live in nth qld.
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Reply By: Beast Of Bodmin - Monday, May 30, 2005 at 22:09

Monday, May 30, 2005 at 22:09
I was about to go for a set of coopers before l bought these. Gotta say it l'm bloody pleased l got 'em. They've done about 7000km and about 1500km of off road on rocks, and hard ground. I've run em down at 23psi on rocksand through rivers.
Really impressed!
Now winter is coming l'll see how they go in mud & snow. A mate said they were crap in snow - l've got chains anyhow, so not bothered.

Noticed in latest 4wd comic that cooper has a new tyre that is just about exactly the same pattern as the mtr. Sadly no cheaper though, so l'd go 'real' mtr.
I paid $325 fitted and balanced.

Right now l'm trying different road pressures. I had 35psi in them buthave just put put 40f & 45r in them. Not much different really, but noticeably lighter steering so l suppose they are over pressure.

Hope it helps
Beast of Bodmin
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Reply By: Steve - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 12:14

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 12:14
Where are you ? They are a great tyre..made in USA...would recomend keep the pressures up...40 psi..except on sand etc..
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