goodyear wrangler pro range tyres

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Any feedback on goodyear wrangler pro range 265/16 tyres for stoney central australia tracks any comparison to BF Goodrich all information appreciated
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Reply By: Top End Explorer Tours - Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 20:41

Monday, Apr 21, 2008 at 20:41
I just took a set of 275/75/16 Wranglers off my TD 100 series, they were 1/2 tread I replaced them with my tyre of choice.

2 reasons A: I prefer my tyre of choice and B: one of the Wranglers had a blow out on it's first tour with less than 40 km of dirt graded road.

I am meticulous with my tyres, so I will not recommend them, FYI my tyre of choice is the Bridgstone D693 A/T Dueller I run 40 psi unless sand, I have achieved an average of 60000km per set and those tyre become second spares, considering the work I put them through 60000 is better than good enough.

Cheers Steve.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roscoe ET (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 07:53

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 07:53
That's interesting what you say there Steve, your tyre of choice is also the tyre that is principally used by the locals in the Pilbara. I was advised by Newman Tyres that the Bridgestone D693 is the only tyre that really handles the "iron country" as they describe it.

I take it you are not airing down on the non bitumen roads up there?

If this is the case, this is what the locals in the Pilbara do they run the D693s at 40psi, only air down on sand and have no problems. I've had Coopers on 2 vehicles followed the air down principle and copped punctures on the sidewall at the roll near the tread edge.

Followed the Pilbara locals philosophy and haven't had a problem since.

I have a bit of tread left on my current Coopers and I've been considering what brand I will replace them with I've been favouring the Bridgestone and you've convinced me, thanks.

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Follow Up By: Top End Explorer Tours - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 07:59

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 07:59
I just bought my 14th and 15th set of 693s, I have used them for 750000 km with 2 punctures and 2 blow outs, one blow out was driver error the other was on a tyre with 55000 km on it.

Cheers Steve
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 08:41

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 08:41
Gday Steve,

How many of your punctures/blowouts happened on your recent trip through SA?

What I'm getting at is that SA gravel roads are not as good as WA/NT gravel roads, which is why South Aussies are keen on lower pressures.
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Yalgoo) - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 08:52

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 08:52
sounds like not much has changed then since I left Phill, the gravel roads around the Eyre peninsula were 4wd tracks compared to the sheeted built up highways in the WA weatbelt
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Follow Up By: Top End Explorer Tours - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 13:42

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 13:42
The tyre I blew that had 55000km was 2 km out of Lyndhurst on the black stuff.

So it had done the Strzelecki, and I put 2 new ones on at Marree, he had the same tyres, I pumped them up to 40 and did the Oodnadatta track and they still look good as new.

I am about to change the other 2 now at 62000 km.

I must say I did use a different driving technique.

Cheers Steve.
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Follow Up By: Ralph2 - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 15:52

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 15:52
I am not sure what Phill's talking about when he say's south aussies like lower preasures on gravel roads, I run up & down the Strzelecki & Birdsville tracks often on 235\85\16 Lt around 42-44psi and know lots of others that do the same with very few tyre problems, The surface of these tracks change a lot over there 450\500 km lenghts. My thought is that people with lower preasures damage there tyres in the stone country, then increase speed on the better road surface in the sand country and the damage then shows up.
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 19:57

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2008 at 19:57
Gday Jeff,
Believe it or not, but I'd do the same as you if I were running Splits. I think most people here are talking 265/75 tubeless, which we'd run 5-10psi lower.
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