wear rates on Goodyear wrangler MT/R

Submitted: Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 22:13
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I'm just about convinced to make my next rubber some MT/R's however several US reviews quote low milage ~ 20-30 000miles !!
The are several historical forum posts relating to MT/R's but mostly relating to the experience in the first 10-15K of thier life.
How are these tires holding up longer term? What sort of distance are they returning?
I'm looking at 245/75R16's for a discovery.
Thanks
Paul.
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Reply By: Doc - Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 22:42

Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 22:42
Paul,
I have a set of 5 245/75R16's which came off my Prado. 1 is unused (spare) and the other 4 have done approx 25,000 km. They are for sale if you are interested. I'm in Adelaide.
Geoff
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Follow Up By: pt_nomad - Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 22:53

Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 22:53
Geoff,
Thanks for the offer, I'm camberra based and seems like a tad long drive.
What was your impression on how straight the side wall stood up (bulging)?
My experience with 235/70's is that they tend to bulge excessily, so was hoping the taller 75 profile would have a flatter (more vertical) side wall.
What percentage wear you rate the 25K to be?
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Follow Up By: Doc - Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 22:57

Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 22:57
They never looked like they bulged excessively. I used that size because they are the same diameter (give or take a smidge) as the 265/70's.
2 are more worn than the other 2 (forgot to rotate), probably about 60% / 50% left. They wore faster than I expected them to.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 22:44

Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 22:44
Im just replacing mine... With another set of MTRs.

Mine have at least 50% left, and have over 40,000 on them.
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 23:11

Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 23:11
Mine still have low k's on them, performance wise I'm stocked both on and off road, wet and dry.

I think you'll find those yankie reports were on the older version without the silica compound. Have the silica makes them better on road and software so they are less likley to chip and wear as fast. (that's my understanding anyway).
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 23:27

Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 23:27
My 265/75R16 have done 25,000k on a Prado and another 8,000k on the 79series and still have 10mm left all round. Mostly offroad. No punctures. Not as much chipping as other tyres doing the same trips.

Lasting as long as anything else I've used. I'll be getting them again.

Cheers
Phil
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Reply By: brian - Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 09:31

Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 09:31
I m onto my second set first set on gu patrol changed at 80000k still had tread left,gave them awful hammering no problems
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Reply By: Coops (Kalgoorlie) - Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 10:32

Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 10:32
2.5 years plus with 50 000 km's travel and expecting at least the same again. Been all over the state with a heap of tar miles but plenty of rough stuff too and wear not really evident yet. Have stopped carrying the second spare and couldn't be happier
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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 11:09

Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 11:09
G'day Coops

Was going to email you but cant seem to find your addy.

We are in Alice after lots of adventures. The others have returned to Darwin. Going to Birdsville early in July and then home after the EO meet.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 11:03

Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 11:03
Got 50K out of first set, with only 2 flats. Put them down to cheap tubes.

2nd set didn't seem to last as well, but haven't been rotating them, and the rear, on 79 series turbo, wear quicker then front.

Let 'em down to mid 20's, and will go anywhere in mud, but they will still scare s**t out of you in slippery going, like sideways, or worse, if you drive too quick.

No chipping, and wear well, down to illegal tread depth. Sidewalls bag a lot, but have them, 235x85R16's, on std 5.5" rims. Would be heaps better on 7" wheels.

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Reply By: pt_nomad - Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 22:16

Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 22:16
Thanks heaps to all respondants.
Quite some variation in the experience. I will take one 'worst case' on the chin and will persue.
Paul
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 14:29

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 14:29
Sounds like bob's running splits, which would be different to the toy one's the rest of us are running. I just can't get over how good they are on wet roads, I feel safer (stopping power wise) driving the Surf than I do the brand new work echo at the moment.
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Reply By: pathfinder - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 13:31

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 13:31
245/70x16 MTRs on Disco - 50K k to date and suspect will last to 80K k; not a single puncture and no chipping despite some very rough/rocky roads...seem to hold up better than BFGs in this respect although they're still better than most...
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