Goodyear MTR

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 18, 2003 at 18:16
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Goodyear Wrangler MTR look good but are they ? Any feed back from any who may have them would be great .
p.s I am looking to use them on my GU 4.2TD.Thanks in advance for any feed back.
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Reply By: Member - Cocka - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2003 at 20:27

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2003 at 20:27
Hi Pitboss
I recently purchased a second hand GU 3 Lt TD Patrol and they were already fitted. They are real monsters and a bit noisy. I did check with a couple of tyre dealers on pressures, quality etc with the idea that I might stow them until really needed and run on
A/T's in the mean time. I canned that idea as there was no real financial saving and a lot of mucking around. I was told to run 46psi in the front and 40 in the back and to rotate them every 5000km. Price wise I have been quoted firstly $330. each then else where $285 then $260. That is in Sydney. The dealers said they were a great tyre but I havn't really given them a performance test yet, that will come in July/Aug. That's the best I can do.

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Follow Up By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 10:34

Thursday, Mar 20, 2003 at 10:34
I have MTRs fitted to my truck and was also advised to run them at around 45lb at that pressure they may as well be made of wood they were so uncomfortable I now run them at 32 and for such an agressive pattern they steer and handle well. Offroad I run them at 25lb and they are fantastic. They are a very stong well constructed tire. Mine have only done 15k so far but seem to be wearing well despite all the roundabouts we have up here. I rotate them every 5k when I service my car. I ran Cooper STs for 50k before these and was very happy with them as a general purpose tyre. Cheers RobCairns Offroad Training & Tours
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Reply By: Truckster - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2003 at 20:58

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2003 at 20:58
search the archives, theres LOTS of good about them!!

Im also gettin some, started pricing today, 35s or 33's still hate the gearing with 35's..

They are lots stronger than the new BFG MT(KM) and if you cross over to the Patrol list theres a lot there now in a weekly chat that we haev talking about them.

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Follow Up By: Truckster - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2003 at 21:42

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2003 at 21:42
Also have a look at

http://www.offroader.com.au/reviews/tyres/goodyear/goodyear-wrangler-mtr.cfm
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Reply By: ERIC from Cape York Connections - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2003 at 21:20

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2003 at 21:20
PIT BOSS I AM USING THE TYRES IN QUESTION { and i bought them not freebies} AND I CAN ONLY GIVE THEM PRAISE . YES THEY ARE A BIT NOISY BUT NOT AS BAD AS OTHERS.
SO FAR THEY HAVE BEEN TO THE TOP AND BACK 3 TIMES AND TO THE VICTORIAN HIGH COUNTRY . TO DATE 30,000 THOUSAND KS AND ONLY LOST ABOUT 5 mm TREAD. I RUN THE TYRES VERY LOW ON DIRT ROADS FRONT DOWN TO 20 PSI REAR DOWN TO 26 PSI , AND IN MUD EVEN LOWER ,THEY BAG VERY WELL ON SAND AS LOW AS 15 PSI ALL ROUND.
THESE TYRES ARE ON MY TRUCK WHICH IS A 1985 60 SERIES.
IF YOU LOOK ON OUR WEB SITE THERE IS A PICTURE OF MY TRUCK.

ALL THE BEST ERIC HAHNCape York Connections
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Reply By: Chip - Tuesday, Mar 18, 2003 at 21:48

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2003 at 21:48
Have a set of 285/75R16's on my 80 Series and am very happy as after 10,000 km's they've hardly worn at all. I got mine as a 4WD show special for $252 apiece.
Aggressive tread pattern and extra strong sidewalls is a bonus especially after coming from a set of the new BFG A/T's. Road noise is minimal and doesn't bother me. In fact I don't really think that's something one should worry about anyway as it's hardly deafening but we all have our preferences.
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Reply By: IAMGQ - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2003 at 00:14

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2003 at 00:14
I also remember I've seen them on US ARMY new pickup which appear on 4x4 Trader ...........sounds meet military specification..........so no worry at all i guess !
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Reply By: pitboss - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2003 at 10:28

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2003 at 10:28
Thanks for the info,Just one more question what size tyre i'am thinking 275/70/16 my GU came standard with 265/70/16 will i gain any thing ?
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Follow Up By: Cashy - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2003 at 13:03

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2003 at 13:03
If you are changing go for 265/75/16 or the 285/75/16. The 265/75 are taller then the 265/70 or 275/70. They are also more comonly available.

Cashy
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