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Old 23 Dec 2004, 11:30 am
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I read all the negative posts on Goodyear and I feel I must shed some positive light on them. I have a 2003 GT, came stock with Goodyear RSa's and went bald at 30,000 miles. A member of our club has a stock PT it came with Goodyear LS's and with 35,000 miles on his car, I saw almost zero thread wear. I talked to some people in the business and they said the RSa's do wear out quick, but the LS's are longer wearing tires. So I bought the Ls's wnet one size wider (215/50/17) and I 100% satisfied. I know everyone has their opinion, but if I can get the life my friend is getting I'll be a happy camper, Gary
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Old 23 Dec 2004, 12:08 pm
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I rotate my tires every 6,000 miles and I have 21,000 miles with no tread wear at all. I also check my tire pressure every week. I take it to Walmart for $6.00 after my oil change which I do myself. When spring comes I had purchased 16" chrome wheels and I'm saving for the Toyo Proxy 4 tires. Will use the 15" Goodyears for winter driving only just switch rims in the fall. [?]
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Old 23 Dec 2004, 12:31 pm
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I agree with turbomangt. Mind original goodyears now have 28K on them and I will probably start shopping for new ones in the spring.
No matter what tire I have bought since living in Florida, they only seem to last no more then 3 years if I am lucky. So all in all, basically happy with them. I'll keep the LS in mind turbomangt. Thanks for the info.
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Old 23 Dec 2004, 04:54 pm
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I believe my NA PT came with the LSs. By 40,000 they were shot. I now have 40,000 on my Michelins (yes, I'm at 80,000 miles) with no sign of wear. The Michelins were cheaper.
I would like nothing better than to have an American tire I could get that was a good value. Not my first Chrysler product that came with Goodyears - the others didn't last either and replacements were too pricey.
The first set of tires on a car should last the longest as all bushings, etc are tightest when new.
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qsd, 40k isn't too shabby though. That's 3 years of driving for me and in the Florida heat, that kind of milage would be excellent. As I have said in prior posts, for some reason 2 -3 years is all I get from a tire and, it doesn't matter if I paid $100/tire or $300/ tire. So, as long as the tire as a nice look, I'll get the cheapest. Rather throw $100 away every other year then $300. Mind you, I have really never had a problem with any tire in the heavy rains that we get here in Florida.
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Maybe you got lucky. I had a blow out with only 15,000 miles on the car. Road hazard, but they were way past half worn and, I don't like the feel of the tires on the road. I replace two most worn tires with BF Goodrich they are also performance tires. Rides better I put em on the front. Don't expect the Goodyears to last more than 10,000 that's pertty sad for a tire that is suposed to be rated high. And lots of luck getting any compenstation for the old one. Deal says SOL. In the past I had wore some Bridgestons to 45,000 miles on a light truck. I know the PT is heaver car but the way Goodyears wear leaves a lot to be desired.
Goodrich was a little less expensive also that Goodyear. It was a get it done quick no hassel job at Walmart. I think Michellen are also hard to beat. My 2cents.
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Something to think about. It's a possibility why the RSa's wear so quick is because they are high performance tires. HP tires are softer and stickier. And don't last as long. This stickiness is what will improve your handling but at a cost which is wear. I want to get every last ounce of lateral g's as I can. As for importance Horse power and handling are equal as far as I'm concerned. Sticky = good. We need to be comparing apples to apples here.
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I never had problems with my LS tires either, replaced them at about 45K, could have run them longer but I was aching to get my new 16" chrome smoothies mounted. I went with Goodyears again but a sportier version.
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I've got about 17,000 on my LS's, and they are about half worn. My dad had about 50,000 miles with his Goodyears on his F-150... and they were maybe half worn.

I think Goodyear makes a great tire, and they come at a decent price. As with everything, you get what you pay for.
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I've got about 17,000 on my LS's, and they are about half worn. My dad had about 50,000 miles with his Goodyears on his F-150... and they were maybe half worn.

I think Goodyear makes a great tire, and they come at a decent price. As with everything, you get what you pay for.
In my mind, the problem with Goodyears is not the wear-out mileage. It seems to be with the steel belts separating from the tire.

As far as a "decent price", I was a victim....errr..... customer of a local Goodyear Shop. They were going to charge me $350 for 2 replacement Eagles, mounted and balanced. I got exactly the same Goodyear Eagles at a non-Goodyear tire store for $92 each, mounted and balanced. Oh, and one of these replacements has already been replaced as defective, one of the belts started separating from the tire.


I used to feel the same as you, Goodyear brand meant good tires at a decent price, but with the experience I've had with them since I got my PT Cruiser in August 2002, I've found their quality inferior, and their company-branded shops a rip-off.

Just my opinion, your mileage may vary, etc. etc....

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