Which tyre? Goodyear or Dunlop. Problem!

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 at 17:23
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Hi All,

Had a problem with Goodyear Wrangler HP AW. Bought one and it has worn out after 16K! The tyre store will replace but why would I want to replace with the same?! These Goodyear Wrangler are made in China! Give me a break. The original tyres on my 2009 Land Rover Freelander 2 are still fine after 45K and made in Germany. Why Australia has been stuck with Goodyears made in China God knows. Anyway the tyre store will only exchange for either a Goodyear or a Dunlop. Any suggestions?!

Many thanks

Johnny
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Reply By: Member - mazcan - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 at 17:53

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 at 17:53
hi jonny tasman
forget your losses and move on
i had a simular experience with goodyear eagle usa made on my volkswagen golf after just 20th km they all separated from the casings and i was offered another free set of crap--- olympic/dunlop/goodyear all the same poor quality and one company
i value my life more than they do
imho all you've got between you and an accident are your tyres why have a set that may/ will fail
so i rejected the replacements and paid for out of my pocket
a set of yokahama's and so far they have done 58th km's and still have a huge amount of tread left and no casing weakiness
it's a good feeling knowing you have quality donuts
thats my 2 bobs worth
cheers
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Follow Up By: JohnnyTasman - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 at 18:00

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 at 18:00
Thanks Mate, good advice no doubt.
are Olympic, Dunlop and Goodyear all the same company? I bought the dud tyre from Beaurepaires and they only have Dunlop and Goodyear.
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Reply By: Tenpounder (SA) - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 at 18:01

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 at 18:01
Me no understand: you have a warranty claim; they offer a replacement tyre; what more should they do?
And what is so wrong with China anyway? Isn't it more to do with quality control standards, regardless of country?
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Follow Up By: JohnnyTasman - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 at 18:08

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 at 18:08
Yea it is okay that they offer to replace but why would I want to do that and only get another 16k out of the Chinese tyre!? There is obviously a difference between Goodyear made in Germany and made in China, I know because three of my tires are from Germany and the lame one is from China.
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Follow Up By: Tenpounder (SA) - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 at 18:17

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 at 18:17
Yes, but you made the decision to buy the tyre, whether you ascertained its country of origin or not, and you bought a Chinese tyre. If the retailer had guaranteed to supply a German tyre, then you would have a case, but heh, what are your options now? At least the retailer and the company are doing the right thing!!
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Follow Up By: JohnnyTasman - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 at 18:24

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 at 18:24
I guess I'm being a cry baby because now I am not going to get another Chinese Goodyear so will have to get 4 new tyres!
What I did I put the original spare and the new Chinese Goodyear on the back wheels. 16k later and I am stuffed because I have one tyre that is illegal it is so worn. So what do I do? I should blame the tyre company for two tyres because now I have one useless and one slightly worn. I don't like uneven tyres...
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Follow Up By: Tenpounder (SA) - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 at 18:28

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 at 18:28
Tell you what, mate. Fit a set of Coopers like I did, and then EVERYONE will tell you what a fool you are!!
There are no right answers to that one.
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Follow Up By: JohnnyTasman - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 at 18:32

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 at 18:32
LOL...

What do you mean? That was one tyre I was thinking of getting!
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Follow Up By: Maîneÿ . . .- Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 at 19:35

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 at 19:35
What's the 'price difference' between the Coopers and the tyre in question ??
an please don't tell me to use google, I'm asking to see why one is better performance than the other?

Maîneÿ . . .
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Follow Up By: Tenpounder (SA) - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 at 20:54

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 at 20:54
Mainey what is your question?
Cooper is a brand, not a specific tyre, so the price will depend on Passenger Construction versus Light Truck, HT or AT or STT or STC etc., not to mention size.
OK, so you'd expect a Cooper tyre to be dearer than a Dunlop for the same size and type, but I wouldn't want to run a book on that!
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Follow Up By: Maîneÿ . . .- Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 at 22:02

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 at 22:02
The question referrs to the Cooper tyres that are mentioned above, when compared to the made in China Goodyear tyres

My only tyres of lug type of design were on the back, they were Yokahama (sp) 'Super diggers'
I blew two (2) on the GRR, the sidewalls are not 'steel' wire sidewalls but something like 'rayon' ?
The front tyres were still in (almost) perfect condition many years later

(note; spelling may be wrong and terminology may be wrong too)

Maîneÿ . . .
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Reply By: Muntoo - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 at 18:02

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 at 18:02
Depends which Dunlop tyre it is. I wouldnt like any tyre made in China.

I would go the Dunlops, especially if its the Grandtrek AT3 but not the AT20 they are crap.
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 at 19:58

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 at 19:58
Check these out.

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 at 20:11

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 at 20:11
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 17:26

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 at 17:26
I had a set of Yoko Geolander H/T's on my cruiser when i bought it at 58,000k

When I left for my trip at 89,000 k two were stuffed before hand and the other two are only good enough for spares.

In contrast the BFG A/T's I replaced them with have done 50,000k, mostly towing a big heavy van and are only half worn.

No more Yokohama's for me.


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