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Old 02-10-2009, 09:09 PM   #1
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right after i bought my truck (26,000 mi)i noticed a slight wobble in the steering wheel, so i took it in for balancing. tech said one of the front tires wouldn't balance real well so i had hin mount it on the right rear. during the winter the steering started shaking again, thinking it was most likely snow packed inside the wheel i ignored it. today i noticed at about 15mph the front of the truck was shifting right to left, got home jacked the front up and spun the tire and the stupid thing has a broken belt. here i am at just over 38,000 with two bad tires. checked the tread depth and the worst i could find (except on the goose egg of course) was 7/32" most places were a healthy 8/32". my last truck i had 2 out of 4 Wrangler AT's get broken belts with alot of tread left....so out of all the Good Year tires i have owned half of them have gone bad with alot of life left in them. i could see if i was driving over curbs and such but my trucks never make it off the street...what gives? anyone else having this kind of trouble?

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Old 02-11-2009, 12:09 AM   #2
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seems like a pretty common thing with OEM equipped oneyears. i had a belt break on one of my GY factory tires... front right to be exact.
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:21 AM   #3
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Goodyear tires are hands down some of the worst, if not the worst, out there. The OE issues ones are really bad. Cupping, broken belts, premature treadwear, and not able to balance are all common issues with GY's.
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Old 02-11-2009, 08:56 AM   #4
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You can bet I would never PAY for a set of Goodyear's, they are absolute junk!

I swapped out my stock GY at 25K miles because I honestly did not feel safe driving on them in the rain and for sure not in snow/ice. They still had 50-60% tread on them.
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So, what is the best to replace them with?
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Old 02-11-2009, 12:23 PM   #6
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quote:Originally posted by 07hemisport:
So, what is the best to replace them with?
just about anything else.

275/55/20
(performance tires)
General Grabbers UHPs
Nitto 420's
Toyo proxes (i think they make our size now)
Kumho Ecsta
Yokahama Parada X
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Old 02-11-2009, 12:33 PM   #7
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the way the GY's hold up you could replace them with the cheapest thing out there and get the same mileage...probably half the price
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tigman I agree with you on that one!!
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Old 03-10-2009, 04:47 PM   #9
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iv gone though 3 in the first 20000 km's ....265 70 17 wrangler gsa's...never willl i used good year again..put on a set of Hercules Terra tracs and been perfect ever since
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Old 03-11-2009, 09:42 PM   #10
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tigman 250, i can't begin to count the number og good tires that have had the belts seperate or knot. My wifes Jeep had all 4 of the Goodyear Wranglers seperate, causing the death wobbble. We got them to replace them after they tried balancing several times, trimed all the tires to true them, replaced the steering stabilizer. I knew the what the problem was, because i have seen too many times, but you have do the song & dance initialy with the dealer to see how it plays out.
I have aset of Goodyear MTR's on my Jeep and they are the loudest tire i have ever hear. I can't wait to wear them out to replace them with BF Goodrich KM2's like i have on my ole Hemi Check out the KM2's:
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