Mileage from goodyear wrangler atr

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 at 17:49
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Hi all,
Coming up to 40,000 on my 3 year old goodyear wrangler ATR tyres, they are 31x10.5x15 on my cruiser ute. They have approx 15% tread left, about 6mm. I have spent 75% on bitumen and the other in mud and sand snice i have had these tyres and paid $179 each for them at the time.
Just curious, Does this sound like i have had good value & mileage out of them or should i have done better?

Also, considering my next set of 4 tyres to be 32x11.5x15 Cooper ST, what $$$ would i be looking at for these?

Thanks for any constructive feedback from previous experiences,

Cheers
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Reply By: long haired nomad - Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 at 18:02

Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 at 18:02
Brian,
Ive got a '96 hilux with B/stone A/T's 31x10.5x15 and get about 125,000km from each set. Been using them since mid 90's. Not the same set of course but i get about 2.5 years from each set. 90% bitumen use. they range between $180-$200/ tyre.
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Reply By: Rockape - Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 at 18:14

Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 at 18:14
Brian,
not a real fan of 15inch rims but they work, had wranglers a few years back but I retired them at 60000 cause they became to hard, they had around another 10000k left on them. 16inch split rims.

Have had 2 sets of ST Coopers with no trouble at all, 78000k on first set and the present ones have around 35000k on them and look ok (half of the K's are on dirt) . I have very very little chipping,others have reported this as a problem, although my neighbour and I haven't had any problems. Price wise Tyrepower in Mackay were the cheapest when I bought mine.

Have a good one
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Follow Up By: Brian, Mackay Qld - Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 at 18:59

Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 at 18:59
why dont you like 15 inch?
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Follow Up By: DesF - Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 at 19:12

Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 at 19:12
Hi, Yes very interested to hear why not 15". have had them ( 15x8 mags) for years and no probs????
Cheers Des.
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Follow Up By: Rockape - Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 at 19:35

Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 at 19:35
Reason I don't favor them is that to get back to the same diameter you need a very high aspect ratio. This means you don't get the same mileage out of the tyre.

Others may dispute this but tyre manufactures drop their estimated tyre life as the aspect raio rises. For example a 75 ratio will last longer than a 85 ratio.
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Follow Up By: DCTriton - Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 10:04

Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 10:04
Looking at 2 tyre sites who list mileage (mickey t & cooper) the common 15" sizes, 31/33/35" all carry the maximum mileage expectancy of 80,000km - a lot of the lower aspect ratio tyres are only 60,000km expected mileage
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Follow Up By: Rockape - Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 11:05

Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 11:05
Mate,
have had experience with 75 and 85 aspect ratios to make up the difference in diameter and found the 85's gave a lot less mileage than the 75's.

Have a good one
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Reply By: Member RayJen Paj05 (NSW) - Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 at 18:29

Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 at 18:29
Brian, We have BF Goodrich ATs - really pleased with them. Got them July 2006, about $300 each fitted and balanced in Kunnanurra WA ; we are about to turn over 80,000 on those tyres and thinking about new ones in the next few months. Mainly hard top, they are a bit noisy.

Cheers, RayJen
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Follow Up By: Brian, Mackay Qld - Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 at 19:00

Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 at 19:00
were they 32inch tyres?
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Reply By: Member RayJen Paj05 (NSW) - Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 at 19:29

Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 at 19:29
Brian, sidewall says LT255/70R16: does that help?
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Reply By: Member - lyndon K (SA) - Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 at 23:12

Thursday, Jan 15, 2009 at 23:12
Well we must be MAD :)
We use SP road grippers on splits on the troopy and get 22-30k
and are real happy!
Must admit we run stupidly high pressures, but hey NEVER get a puncture.
Cheers Lyndon
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 00:43

Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 00:43
lyndon

I must be as made as you... run Dunlops since new 2 type "f" and one tyde 'S' sets that is have now done 135000 km avg 40-45000km per six tyres but I have only had one puncture.

about ten tube failures thow .. lol

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Follow Up By: Member - lyndon K (SA) - Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 12:12

Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 12:12
Hi Richard
Don't know what pressures you run but i have never had a tube problem yet. Depending on load my tyres are between 50-70 pounds.
I recon someone's about to give me a sledging over that :)
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 21:04

Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 21:04
I run 55 rear & 40 front, the tubes ever split or where not put in right and have failed on a crease line.

they are the type you go out and the Troopy's leaning over, but you can pump the tyres back up to get the jack under the axle..

In Cook we had one rub through on a small piece of steel that had been left in the tyres before we left 3000 km ago.

when we got to the house we stayed in the wheel still had 10 psi in it, again could pump it up. this is the first time since motor bike and push bikes I have run tubes, I just expected them to go flat and stay flat.. LOL

But I'm now a fan of splits

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Reply By: Sea-Dog - Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 10:23

Friday, Jan 16, 2009 at 10:23
I would expect more out of them...

I have BFG mud terrain 305/70/16 (approx 12.5x33x16) on the cruiser and they have gone over the 60k mark now and have HEAPS of tread wear left..... and not a single tread puncture to date.

That is about 95% road driving these days but in the early days when I got them in 2005 /6 I would have been doing about 30% off road. Have been to Cape York and been on numerous club runs out to Landcruiser park and the local forestry and nat parks.

As far as wear goes I will expect around the 100k mark out of these if the current wear rate continues.

I must admit though the tyres cost me $345 each and not too long after getting them I sidewalled one of them which nearly made me cry.
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