Tyres? What are tyres?

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 19:23
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Thought i might give everyone a bit of a laugh. I am currently going through the painstaking process of researching tyres for the desert trip next year so i emailed goodyear outlining details of the type of terrain i would traveling on, type of vehicle etc.

This was his recommendation:

RANGLER HP AW SILENT ARM


Looking for a pleasurable city drive, the Wrangler HP All Weather tyre features Goodyear's innovative Silent Armor Technology for extreme toughness and a quieter ride, plus SmartTRED Weather Reactive Technology, which gives the tyre the ability to adapt to varied climates.

I guess i wont be buying Goodyears.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 19:57

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 19:57
Good message...........must have been an automated message after the Indian Call centre went to bed for the night :-))

But seriously, don't let that stop you from buyinbg a brand of tyres. Buy whats best for you. The Goodyear MTRs and Silent Armour have been good for me on desert trips. I've had one puncture in the past 5 years of desert trips running these tyres.
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Follow Up By: Rockape - Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 20:53

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 20:53
Phil,
we use the MTR's at work 255/85/16 and they have performed well, get about 5000k out of them (don't worry about the K's as this is underground on hard rock and working very, very hard. The rag tyres get around 2500K before they are u/s.

Puntures are few, maybe once a month, all of this is metal driven through the tread, the rags do the same.

If you saw the price they pay for these you would cry foul, how does $180 sound.

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Follow Up By: tonbon - Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 21:01

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 21:01
Just had a look at the MT/R's on the Goodyear website, they are quite a rugged looking tyre. How noisy are they on the blacktop? unfortunately i have to use the bitumen to get to where i want to go.

Tony
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 21:29

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 21:29
Pretty sure the MTR has had a revamp - saw some adds in one of the mags.

there getting damn pricey. last one I replaced set me back $350
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Follow Up By: tonbon - Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 07:25

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 07:25
Thanks get outmore. At that price it might be a little out of my range, $2100 for a set. I had a quote for Coopers ST's at $275 a tyre.
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 07:44

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 07:44
check your local pricing - you dont get much barganing power when your just getting one tyre
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