Tyre selection

Submitted: Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 02:18
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I am about to fit some new tyres to my tow vehicle a Landcruiser utility and have been contemplating the Goodyear Silent Armour, having previously had Goodyear Wranglers A/T which handled the stony roads as far as tread chipping, but were a bit vulnerable to side wall punctures on tracks. I have also had B.F. Goodrich A/T and found them to be Goodyear in reverse. They were worse on tread chipping and better as far as side wall punctures. Has anyone had any experience with the Silent Armour on remote area roads where those stones are very sharp

Any comments would be appreciated.
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Reply By: Noosa Fox - Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 03:00

Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 03:00
Harry,

We have the Goodyear Silent Armour on our F250 and while I cannot give you any thoughts about the stoney roads as we haven't travelled on many in the 10,000 km that we have had them on the truck, I can say that on both wet and dry bitumen they have very good road handling qualities and are a quiet tyre.

I have just recommended them to a friend to put on his Landrover and he seemed very impressed when he had a drive in our truck with them on.

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Reply By: Muddy - Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 04:53

Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 04:53
Just changed from goodyear silent armour to mickey thompsom FC11
found the goodyear to be quite on running but suffered 2 punctures on the plenty hwy with in half an hour.Changed after 42,000 ks but still had 20% tread left on the silent armour.Changed because we were doing the great central hwy and so far very happy with the MT FC11.
No noise to speak of.
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Reply By: Gundarovers - Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 04:55

Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 04:55
Harry,
Have been running Goodyear Silent Armour on my F250 a little under a year, as a replacement to the standard Wrangler tyres. Very happy so far wet and dry and a good combination bitument/dirtroad/offroad. Also well rated for HD loads.
Have also supplied on matching alloy rims to BT for 21' van due for delivery in 6 weeks.
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Reply By: Flipp'n Lorry - Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 17:12

Monday, Aug 25, 2008 at 17:12
We are using B F Goodrich A/t on our Landcruiser (same as fitted to our first BT). Good medium-chunky deep tread, not especially noisy, and getting about 90,000-100,000km out of them.
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Follow Up By:- Tuesday, Aug 26, 2008 at 04:01

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2008 at 04:01
I've always get round black ones.

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Reply By: NIK `N` OFF - Tuesday, Aug 26, 2008 at 04:09

Tuesday, Aug 26, 2008 at 04:09
I am in the tyre selection stage for the F250, at present have the Cooper STT fitted and after balance problems & high wear will try something else this time.

Still undecided whether to go for another aggressive tread pattern or something like the Silent Armour or FC11, am leaning towards the Silent for the longer life but would also like to hear how they are standing up to the sharp rocky tracks.

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Reply By: Motherhen & Rooster - Friday, Aug 29, 2008 at 07:33

Friday, Aug 29, 2008 at 07:33
Hi Harry

We run BF Goodrich All Terrains on all our vehicles. Overall they give us a good run. We are in central NT, having been on the road since mid May, travelling through the Gibb River Road & to kalumburu, Tanami, Old Ghan, Chambers Pillar, Hugh River Stock Route - and not a tyre problem so far.

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Follow Up By: NIK `N` OFF - Friday, Aug 29, 2008 at 08:39

Friday, Aug 29, 2008 at 08:39
Motherhen wrote

"and not a tyre problem so far."

And i bet that is a relief after the hassles you have had ;-)

I bit the Visa card and get a set of 285x75x16 Goodyear Silent Armour fitted to the Effy tomorrow, will report back in a year or two with my thoughts on them LOL
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Follow Up By: NIK `N` OFF - Friday, Aug 29, 2008 at 23:28

Friday, Aug 29, 2008 at 23:28
Well i dont need to wait a year to report that the Effy is now steering better, whereas before i thought the alignment was out it now tracks straight and they are extremely quiet.

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Follow Up By: Harry & Jan - Saturday, Aug 30, 2008 at 17:54

Saturday, Aug 30, 2008 at 17:54
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all who responded to my post and knowing the number of variables there are when it comes to tyre selection, I have appreciated your comments. At this point, I have given a couple of B.F. Goodrich A/T another go

Thanks once again,
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