Goodyear stick by their tyres

Submitted: Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 16:14
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Finally had some problems with my MTRs.

They are 2 years old, and had done 40,000km on many tough trips (Simpson x2 incl Madigan Line, Anne Beadell Hwy x3, Gunbarrel, Vic High Country x2, Flinders x10. Never had a puncture. But when I was rotating tyres, I noticed a couple of them were developing a circumferential bulge on the inner sidewall. A bit of delamination going on.

Took them down to the tyre dealer I bought them from - Goodyear guy inspected them the next day, asked a few simple questions about load and tyre pressures, and said they will pro-rata them. As they had worn by 5mm only (out of 13mm), I purchased a new set at 5/13th of the price.

Bought the Silent Armour instead of the MTR - will see how they go. Also for $16 a tyre they offer a puncture warranty, which I thought would be cheap insurance with the trips coming up. The warranty has conditions but thats not until 10,000k.

Good to see a tyre manufacturer stick by their product, and honour a warranty without any hassles whatsoever.

And of course I have nothing to do with Goodyear, or tyres or anything in the 4wd industry.

Cheers
Phil
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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 16:17

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 16:17
Great to hear of some one getting a good run out of thier tyres.

Thanks
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 16:20

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 16:20
more luck than I had,
my 33's measured 32, when I told them, they said "So?"
I asked them to refund some money since if I wanted 32s I could have bought other tires for $30each cheaper they didnt seem to give a bleep .
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 16:53

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 16:53
cant trust the victorians can ya truckie
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Follow Up By: Brew69(SA) - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 17:38

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 17:38
They bank on the fact that most Victorians can't count let alone add up :)
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 17:41

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 17:41
you said it.... not me....
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 18:09

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 18:09
Sounds like "Kick a Vic" is alive and well over here :-))
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 19:28

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 19:28
lol. not much reaction from the Vics either. They're a great crew.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bradley- Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 00:34

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 00:34
anyone wanna come to the gp ?????????
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Reply By: RobEG - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 23:13

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 23:13
Wel I've never owned a set of Good Years that have not delaminated - both car and 4WD - and the same goes for my mates. The result from Good Year to date - zippo. MInd you the excuses and reasons have been memorable. I think the best was with one wrangler with about 10k only on the black top - "It has obviously been staked" said the rep. These days its BFG's or Coopers and I have no probs touch wood.
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 23:29

Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 23:29
Hi Rob,

I guess what impressed me was that the tyres had a fair few chips and cuts and the guys never once said that "it was because I'd taken them offroad". Were yours MTRs?

Cheers
Phil
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 07:59

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 07:59
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 09:45

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 09:45
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 14:17

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 14:17
Whilst it's great to hear they have pro-rata'd a set of tyres for you I'd be concerned about the delam happening and the fact some other forum posters have also had this problem. Whats the general conensus for these Goodyear MTR's and the Silent Armours..?
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 14:20

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 14:20
First I've heard of it...who else has had this problem
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 15:07

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 15:07
I posted it because, like Ray, it was the first I'd heard of it with the MTRs. They had done a heap of work and had been on trips where other brands on other vehicles had many punctures, so I still believe they are the best tyre I've had so far. They were my sceond set - used only on trips.

The silent armours are fairly new, so I don't believe we'll know much about them for a little while.
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Follow Up By: Muzzgit (WA) - Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 00:35

Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 00:35
I'm a little perplexed as to why you didn't get a second set of the same tires if the MTR's were so good?
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 14:06

Thursday, May 04, 2006 at 14:06
Muzz,
It was a toss-up. I bought the MTRs because of their puncture resistance. The downsides are that they hum a bit, fuel consumption increases and I think they were a bit average in sand.

The Silent Armour were not around 2 years ago, have the same puncture resistance, are quieter, and I'm assuming they roll a bit easier, so maybe fuel consumption will be better. They look like a good desert tyre to me. And they also have a higher load rating in the 265/75R16 (123 vs 119)

Cheers
phil
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 16:48

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 16:48
Phil, they certainly did wear very well although I've heard they wear faster when they get down a bit but that seems a bit strange as I thought the wear would slow down as they got older and harder. Anyway how many tyres were you rotating during their life, 4 or 5.
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 20:21

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 at 20:21
Hi Ray,

Just rotating the 4. That way I can always just rotate F to R. 5 gets too complicated.

I think they wear quick on big heavy trucks. Mine did about 25k on the Prado and then almost 20k on the farm truck. Mine did a lot of mileage at reduced pressures on badly corrugated roads - reckon that may have contributed, but the delamination was in the inside of all the tyres which was the side with the white lettering.

Cheers
Phil
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