Goodyear MTR's - Disappointed

Submitted: Monday, Sep 22, 2003 at 23:37
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With all the hype and good reports on MTR's I got some prices on some 285/75R16 the other day. They ranged from $316 - $360 each! You can see my disappointment now can't you. I think Goodyear have realised they are onto a good thing and due to their high demand, have priced them accordingly. Boo Hoo. I was contemplating fitting Cooper ST's (255/85R16) @ $270 but after reading the 4wd Monthly forum about them chipping badly and poor customer relations I'm not so sure. I currently have BFG A/T but am not impressed with their rapid wear rate and chipping hence the need for replacement soon. Have a couple of mates with BFG Mudders (KM) in 255/85R16 which is a great size by the way, and they are outlasting my A/T's. One has done 40000km and they seem to be about half worn and no chipping! Priced them @ $275. It's a shame other manufacturers dont make tyres in this size, they are not too wide but nice and tall (33.2"). An MTR in this size would be bloody fantastic! Has anyone had any probs with BFG Mudders (KM) or should I spend the extra on the MTR's? I don't have flares on the GQ so would have to fit them if going for the wider MTR's which would make them an even more expensive option.
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Reply By: JimB - Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 07:25

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 07:25
Ay Nugget,

I'm surprised that the BFG A/T's are wearing so badly. I have 285/75R16's on my 100 series, have done Gibson, Great Sandy, Tanami Deserts, Cape York and Outback NSW. Very happy with them, done almost 75,000 k's and reckon I'd have another 10,000 before considering replacing them.

I understand that the new BFG M/T's are a very good tyre with the new style tread. Give better traction in the mud 'cos they have the side lugs. Wouldn't expect them to last as long as an A/T pattern unless you spend more time off the bitument than on.

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Reply By: Member - Russell - Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 09:25

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 09:25
I was interested in your quotes, since I've just bought MT/Rs at $265, admittedly for 265/75 R16. I rang the bloke I got them from, and asked about the 285/75R16, and he gave me a price of $277 fitted and balanced. I double checked the price and size, and it appears to be correct. Don't know where you are, but my quote came from Tyrepower in Sunshine, Melb Ph 03 93649761. Thinking this was very good, compared to your prices, I checked with Kmart since another friend had recently gotten a very good price on 31 x 10.5 R15s (about $233) - their price $344! Good luck with it.Russell S
Prado RV6
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Reply By: Coops (Pilbara) - Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 10:05

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 10:05
I purchased mine late last year (same size) for $252 as a show special. Went to buy a 2nd spare just the other day and $344 was the best on offer. Eventually managed to get it for $295 with 15% off but I would have gone with BFG M/T if I'd known the price was going to rocket that much.
Like you, my BFG A/T's were nuthin' but crap and I use them around town now until they're worn. I love the MTR's but can categorically state that I'll probably look at BFG M/T's as a replacement unless the deal is better. The price someone has quoted you of $277 seems pretty good and at that price I'd jump at the opportunity.
Hope this helps
Callawa Rd early October
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Reply By: Moose - Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 13:18

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 13:18
Forget the ST's - I too had a bad trot with them due to chipping. The STTs however are great. Very quiet too for a mud pattern tyre. Last time I had them they lasted well. BFG A/T are no longer as good as they were wear wise since they added all those water sipes - they've weaked the individual lugs leading to rapid wear due to chipping. Don't the MTRs also wear quickly?
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Reply By: simon - Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 14:15

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 14:15
if indeed the MTR's are now that expensive get a price on procomp xterrains heaps better than MTR's in every way
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 16:13

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 16:13
cooper has fixed the problem on the st chipping issue so if you do intend to buy them make sure they are new style (not sure which that is as yet )
ask Diamond
i have no affiliation with coopers (unfortunately but i need tyres too?lol)1999 NISSAN NAVARA DUALCAB
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Follow Up By: Graeme - Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 18:39

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 18:39
I bought ST's at the beginning of August - the 'no-chip' ones were to be called STC's but weren't on the horizon then.

My understanding is that both ST & STC were to be available. Worth checking what promises what.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Wednesday, Sep 24, 2003 at 15:33

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2003 at 15:33
As of a few weeks ago the new ST-C Coopers were not yet available in Oz.Smile, you're on ExplorOz
Rohan (Sydney - on the QLD side of the Harbour Bridge)
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 21:55

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2003 at 21:55
You need to play their game back at them.

I got my 33x12's for $265each fitted and balanced.

Call tire places and play them against each other.. I didnt even do that, I just told the bloke I could get them for $270ea and could he beat it, the fool did.

Disappointed cause of the price, big deal.

Remembe rif you go 15mm more than stock size you need engineers to be legal.

Oh and the 33 MTR measures 31.2 on the car.
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Reply By: Geebung - Wednesday, Sep 24, 2003 at 12:08

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2003 at 12:08
Nugget..........For what its worth....I can buy 4 BFG's (255/70R16) MUD pattern for close to $285 ea (Adelaide - on my Jack). Am on track to get 80,000 from my current 245/70R16's (85% Bitumen). Thing is, if I swap to muds for the next set, will they be really noisy and shorter in wear ?
Get me outa these suburbs !
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