Got the Goodyear Mt/Rs

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 11:35
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New tyres from Beaurepaires Richmond. Thanks to Truckster for pointing me their way. The Patrol certainly looks tougher now. Those of you who know about my wheel loss will be pleased to hear they use a torque wrench on the nuts. So mine are now nice and snug! Like Bruce I was very impressed with John and his team.

We leave 14 July - heading north to the Cape.

No word from Nissan Australia yet on the shearing studs issue. I'll let you know when I hear. Plan to lodge the case with DOTAR.

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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 11:39

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 11:39
Woohoo! You'll love'em, good choice! Just make sure you balance them every 10k if you want them to stay quiet. They get real noisy if they are not kept balanced, but other than that, they are the best tyre I've ever had on any vehicle I've ever owned.
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Reply By: Happy GU Owner - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 16:59

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 16:59
Peter,

Did you get 285/75/16's, and if so, what price, as I have just been quoted $290 each from Beaurepaires Ringwood.

Thanks

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Follow Up By: Peter McG (Member, Melbourne) - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 17:39

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 17:39
Michael

Right. got the 285/75s. $265 each. Call John at the Richmond branch.

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Follow Up By: Old Scalyback & denny - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 18:37

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 18:37
goodday happy
definitely call richmond and get a price tell steve or bruce (truckster) told you to ring if they say who tell the bloke whose card wouldnt work???

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 20:19

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 20:19
Yup, I paid $265 as well.
Glad you had a good experience with them Pete.. Safe trip.

Wish I had mates like your life saver Steve ;)
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Follow Up By: Old Scalyback & denny - Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 21:00

Tuesday, Jun 27, 2006 at 21:00
goodday bruce
yeah its good to have a mate like that no questions just put him onto john and he said how much
they are good friends and would do the same for him
have been burnt a couple of times though
give me a ring when your ready to do your cablingin the truck but we will be away from the 15 07 06 for 4 weeekss jeez the excitement even shows in my typing

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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 07:52

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 07:52
G'day Peter,

I'm sure you'll be pleased with the performance of the MT/Rs....they're the best tyre I've ever used, for sure. Even their longevity is proving to be better than I expected.

Cheers

Roachie
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Follow Up By: Peter McG (Member, Melbourne) - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 12:58

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 12:58
Michael,

Thanks very much. They will be ideal for the camper. If you are going to John in Richmond please leave the two with him and I'll get them fitted when I bring the camper in next Monday. I'll use these two as spares - extra for the car and one for the camper and I'll then put 2 new ones on the camper and rotate these with the car tyres. Give me a call on 9754 1113 if you ahve a moment.

Thanks again.

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Reply By: Muzzgit (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 00:58

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 00:58
Not wanting to hyjack your thread but ............

Does anyone have an idea what the Wrangler AT's [silent armour] are like?

I have BFG AT's now but I'm starting to look at what else is around for when I need another set.

Also, how do the MTR's go for noise? They sure do look the goods but I'm not interested in sounding like an army tank !!!
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 07:21

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 07:21
I think thats what Steve went with.. Give him time.

MTR's are fine for noise.. But not as quiet as a HT, but you wouldnt expect it either.
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Follow Up By: Happy GU Owner - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 08:29

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 08:29
Muzz,

You will definately have more tyre noise with the MTR's over BFG AT's. I have had both, and the BFG's is what I used to use. The MTR however, is a far superior tyre 'offroad', in just about all conditions.

I have had a great run out of my current set, about 70,000 so far, with around 15,000-20,000 left on the worst two. (I didn't rotate them in the first 30,000, and wore out the fronts much faster). They get a little noisier as they wear down, but either I am used to it now, or it is not that bad. I am only replacing mine now as they are not quite as grippy as new ones, obviously, and it is the end of the financial year, and I need something to claim for this tax year!!

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Follow Up By: Redback - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 08:40

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 08:40
Except MUD
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Follow Up By: Happy GU Owner - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 09:01

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 09:01
I actually think that they are better in MUD than BFG AT's, but you are right, they are not mud tyres as such, and don't compete with the likes of 'pedes or a dedicated mud tyre. They also like to 'dig in' in the sand, so in my opinion, the BFG's are better in sand, as they tend to roll over, rather than trying to move the sand behind you.

I use my car for work everyday, so I think that the MTR's are a great balance for on-road and off-road. They work for me!!
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 09:13

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 09:13
I cant see why so many people have issues with them in MUD.. I have the BF's on the GQ, had MTR's before and BF before that.. Only got the BF's since MTRs were unavailable in my size at the time :( (Poor plannign on my part and a bleep hot price on the BF"s)!

When it came to tires for the GU - MTR"s all the way. Never had an issue with them in the High Country or on a Toolangi night run with the OL dudes. Low Pressures are what its all about.. <14psi...

YMMV.
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Follow Up By: Peter McG (Member, Melbourne) - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 10:10

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 10:10
Bruce,

On pressures - what are you using on road round town? Only driven the truck home so far - very impressed, not too noisy, steering lighter and they look good too. Going back next week to put some on the Ultimate.

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 10:17

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 10:17
36/38 at moment, but will have a play soon with them on the GU..
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Follow Up By: Happy GU Owner - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 10:43

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 10:43
Peter,

If you want, you can have two of my MTR's I am taking off - perfectly good tread, probably last for ages on the camper, just not so good for driving tyres for $50 ea.

I am keeping one for a second spare for the Simpson next year, but will sell off the other three I am replacing. These tyres have between 5-6mm tread left.

I am getting new MTR's tomorrow, so they are available any time you want.

Might save you a few dollars - you may just want new ones

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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 11:18

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 11:18
Yeah I here this all the time (not a "real" mud tyre). We don't get a lot of mud here, so when it rain and the 10 months of dust turns into slop we all get out there for a laugh! The MTR's, I find, are bloody brilliant in the mud. They don't look that much less aggressive than any other mud tyre I've seen, I just don't get it....

Personally, I reckon go the MTR over the ATR. Stronger sidewalls, silica compound and apart from a small ammount of noise they are absolutally brilliant on the road, especially in the wet. We use out vehicle mainly for round town and touring and I still went the MTR's and am very glad I did. Then when you get off road, even just gravel, you know you absolutally made the right choice. I'll agree that they tend to chew sand. I find once I lower the pressure's down though they are not that bad on the sand, I normmaly run 16psi on sand, but one weekend recently I ran 10psi all weekend fully loaded up around wedge island driving on the beach, dunes and limestone tracks and it was great! Never had a problem.
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Follow Up By: Peter McG (Member, Melbourne) - Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 13:00

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2006 at 13:00
Bruce,

That's close to what I'm trying at the moment too.

Cheers

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