goodyear mt/r's

Submitted: Friday, Jan 09, 2004 at 19:59
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Hey all,
Anyone got red hot prices on 285/75/16 goodyear mt/r's.
Best i can find at the moment in north brisbane is 320 each.
Is this price reasonable or can i do better?
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Reply By: Member - Ross - Friday, Jan 09, 2004 at 20:16

Friday, Jan 09, 2004 at 20:16
Don't know about the price, but for all you tyre buffs out there.
Could you explain to me the difference between 285/75/16 and 235/85/16, I think the latter are larger in overall diameter but I'm not sure.

P.S. As I said Mark, not sure on the price but it seems a tad high .. getting over the magical 300 mark is a bit of a worry.

CheersFidei defensor

Rosco
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Follow Up By: stillthinkinaboutit - Friday, Jan 09, 2004 at 20:52

Friday, Jan 09, 2004 at 20:52
Typical diameter for a 285/75/16 is 834mm.
Typical diameter for a 235/85/16 is 806mm.

The 285/75 means that the tyre width is 285mm, side wall height is 75% of the width.

The 235/85 means that the tyre width is 235mm, side wall height is 85% of the width.

The /16 on the end is of course the rim diameter.

The 235/85 would have more give sideways in the wall of the tyre and may not feel very stable for some drivers, but these would have less drag on the bitumen and would return better fuel consumption than the 285/75. Can be of benifit in thin snow and also in mud as the tyre will bite through fairly easily.

The 285/75 would being a wider tyre with a lower side wall height will provide better road handling but with the increased drag on the bitumen they will increase fuel consumption slightly. Can be of benefit in sand and heavy snow as tyre will tend to float on the surface, they will balloon or bag out easilt with reduced tyre pressures.

My personal preference would be the 285/75 as long as they will fit on the vehicle and are suitable for your rims. Of course it's all up to you and what sort of driving you do.

Regards, Mark
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Follow Up By: Member - Ross - Saturday, Jan 10, 2004 at 08:08

Saturday, Jan 10, 2004 at 08:08
Thanks Mark

I had a idea the second numbers had something to do with the first but wasn't sure.

CheersFidei defensor

Rosco
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Reply By: Graeme - Saturday, Jan 10, 2004 at 17:06

Saturday, Jan 10, 2004 at 17:06
This is a very usefull site for determining tyre diameters etc ....

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

$300+ for mtr's is steep - function of them being current flavour of the month I think.

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Follow Up By: Tony&Iona - Saturday, Jan 10, 2004 at 19:33

Saturday, Jan 10, 2004 at 19:33
Just put Goodyear MT/Rs on my patrol but went for the 33x12.5x15, very comfortable tyre and no rubbing on full articulation except for small rub on inner arch at rear, nothin to worry about. For $265 a tyre.
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Reply By: bigboy - Sunday, Jan 11, 2004 at 21:18

Sunday, Jan 11, 2004 at 21:18
ALL the mtr good year tyres i have seen get real hot on long trips and the tyre end up buggered ... i have not heard one good story about this tyre....
I saw 4 tyres buggered in 90 days due to this problem....
I tyre is not much chop in the mud .as it dosent clean its tread.. (tread clogs up)..
the motorway MONGREL is one of the best tyres in the mud..
as the tread cleans it self ....
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Follow Up By: Coops (Pilbara) - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 09:44

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 09:44
can't agree with any of that I'm afraid.
Have done at least 3 trips between Port Hedland & Perth (1700 kms) at highway speed and above and no fuel stops due to LR tanks. Last one was on a 45 degree day and no sign of heat at all.
My 285/75R16's are now 14 months old, have done 35 000 k's and still look like new. They have never gotten hot on long trips and do the job fine on the mud flats. A lot of crew are running these tyres in the Pilbara now for these reasons.
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Reply By: rambo - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 14:07

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 14:07
Hi Mark,
Just purchased 4 x 285/75/16 Good year MTR in December 2003. Got a hot price from Bob Jane's $278.00each.Special deal, but was quoted around $285 to $310 else where. Point , I just did a Vic High Country Trip 4,000klm and found that I removed 1mm of tread. Started with 15mm and returned with 14mm. Grip was great , road noise acceptable.But compared to my BFGoodrich A/T these will be around 30,000klm short on tread .

Hope this is of some help.

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Follow Up By: Coops (Pilbara) - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 09:47

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 09:47
I am losing 1mm per 10 000 kilometres (35 000 km's in last 14 months).
I rotate all 5 tyres every 10K though.
Paid $295 recently at Beaurepaires for a 2nd spare but that was when dollar was 66 cents so there's a fair bit of latitude for bargaining now with dollar at near 80 cents.
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Follow Up By: Coops (Pilbara) - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 09:49

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 09:49
and at 35 000 km's they have already outlasted my BFG A/T's but that's another story and we live in different parts of this great country
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