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Old 07-09-21, 09:35 PM
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Goodyear SRA tires?

My Goodyear SRA tires on my pickup have blown out twice in a 2 week period. They are the OEM brand and Iím fixing to ditch them. Friking less than 10K on them and in brand new condition but blowing out at 70 mph is dangerous. Sounded like a gunshot so loud that people working in a shop about 100 yards off the highway ran out to see WTH it was. Luckily Iím prepared with huge jack, breaker bars the works. Changing a flat in the rain and slop was fun lol. Anyways I can get a new tire since I have road hazard but Iím debating just get some higher quality tires. Yes it will set me back a few bucks again! But being dead from crummy tires would be below average. Iím thinking Michelin Defenders LTX M/S because they are highly rated and regarded for quality. And a 70,000 mile warranty. I can keep the SRA tires for spares. Not looking for an all terrain off road tire since I never go mudding been there done that ruined stuff back then lol. Any opinions on truck/suv tires I would love to hear. Especially before I go the cheap route or burn 1000-1200 on new high quality light truck tires. I didnít run over anything or was seriously off roading so I think itís just a junk tire. 3 high speed blowouts on my 2016 RAM and my truck only has 45,000 miles. I have until Monday to decide on just replace the blown tire or FRIKIN just spend the money and be done with it. Dang been getting expensive lately.
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Old 07-09-21, 10:46 PM
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Make sure you check the date code on the tires. Not sure where you got them from but a lot of the "discount" places have tires that are close to expiration but legal to sell.
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Old 07-09-21, 11:48 PM
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FWIW, I have Defenders on my Outback and wouldn't buy again. The ride quality is considerably rougher than the stock Contis. Prolly why they're rated for higher miles.
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FWIW, I have Defenders on my Outback and wouldn't buy again. The ride quality is considerably rougher than the stock Contis. Prolly why they're rated for higher miles.
looking at the Continental Terrain Contact H/T as well. 20 inch tires so I will be hosed out of 1K for 4 new high end tires anyways. I guess itís Ramen Noodles for awhile lol.
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Old 07-10-21, 06:46 AM
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I had Goodyear Wranglers on an F150 truck and hated them for so many reasons. Loud, horrible traction, poor gas mileage, and then the flat

Those Michelin tires are good, have them on an F350. I like BF Goodrich TA KO2 tires, I have them on a Land Cruiser
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I'm happy with the Firestone Destination AT/2 I put on my 1/2 ton Chevy 4x4. Reasonable ride, quiet, do OK in the snow & ice and logging road into deer camp.
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Was thinking about an A/T tire but most of my driving is highway. I use the 4x4 down at the beach surf fishing so a highway tire works good. Going to order tires today and take off these Goodyear SRAs I don’t trust them. Going with the Michelin LTX. After 3 blowouts that could have been disastrous 1200 bucks spent is better than being dead or killing an innocent person or thousands in body damage both human and mechanical lol.
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Was thinking about an A/T tire but most of my driving is highway. I use the 4x4 down at the beach surf fishing so a highway tire works good. Going to order tires today and take off these Goodyear SRAs I donít trust them. Going with the Michelin LTX. After 3 blowouts that could have been disastrous 1200 bucks spent is better than being dead or killing an innocent person or thousands in body damage both human and mechanical lol.
good choice. good gas mileage, quiet, and overall good grip in a variety of conditions
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I usually run the cheapest tire available without going used.

That said one of our cars (used) came with Michelinís. They had tread but were old enough to have cracks all over. I can drive pretty aggressively sometimes and noticed no loss of traction from the tires being old.

That lead me to Google about tire brands and apparently Michelinís are a good tire. Score high in lasting a long time while getting good wet and dry traction. Which matched my experience.
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Old 07-10-21, 02:17 PM
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Just had some Michelin LTXs put on and got rid of that Goodyear SRA garbage. The tire people said SRAs are junk I’m like tell me about it I have one new one and 2 others with low mileage and I will make one of them a full size spare. The other two? I will not sell the anybody because I don’t want to see someone get a blowout and get killed or injured. They will make good bumper guards for something around the place lol. The damage to my wallet wasn’t as bad due to a incentive sale kind of thing still bad enough. Some people said that got 90,000 out of those tires so I hope they are right. Now time to ice down some beer! Beware of Goodyear SRAs !!!!
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Its a new vehicle? Car manufacturers usually put crappy tires on their general products as a way to hold down costs. As long as the tires get 15K-20K miles and get the vehicle to roll off the lot the car buying public and the dealers will be happy. Get some good tires so you don't have to worry about them for the next 60K miles
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Its a new vehicle? Car manufacturers usually put crappy tires on their general products as a way to hold down costs. As long as the tires get 15K-20K miles and get the vehicle to roll off the lot the car buying public and the dealers will be happy. Get some good tires so you don't have to worry about them for the next 60K miles
2016 RAM on the second set of SRAs because I was being thrifty. They wore out way before the 50K rating lol. I was reading that RAM and Chevy put these on their new trucks with a big contract from Goodyear and in turn Goodyear got sloppy on quality control. A few hours ago went into San Antonio to Discount Tire and they back up what they sell anyways got the Michelin Defenders LTX with road hazard the whole 9 yards. Suppose to be a great tire many people here swear by them so I am giving it a go. Yup, crappy OEM tires ..


These better last!!!! LOL
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Its a new vehicle? Car manufacturers usually put crappy tires on their general products as a way to hold down costs. As long as the tires get 15K-20K miles and get the vehicle to roll off the lot the car buying public and the dealers will be happy. Get some good tires so you don't have to worry about them for the next 60K miles
Matches my experience.
Iíve bought 1 new car. It came with pretty fast wearing tires.
I could also see a car coming from the factory with thinner tread to improve mpg ratings.

Thats speculation, I donít have solid evidence.
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Originally Posted by SkinGriz View Post
Matches my experience.
Iíve bought 1 new car. It came with pretty fast wearing tires.
I could also see a car coming from the factory with thinner tread to improve mpg ratings.

Thats speculation, I donít have solid evidence.
Yup, like you have stated they liked the SRAs because of the initial smooth ride they provided on the new trucks during the selling process. After that they wear out fast and who cares we made the sale lol. I donít see too any SRAs around anymore Iím late to the party lol. Goodyear has always been quality but in this case no. Make sure the Goodyear blimp isnít SRA
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Originally Posted by SkinGriz View Post
Matches my experience.
Iíve bought 1 new car. It came with pretty fast wearing tires.
I could also see a car coming from the factory with thinner tread to improve mpg ratings.

Thats speculation, I donít have solid evidence.
In the early 2000s I worked at a Chevy dealer and it was well known they put crap tires on all the new cars**. That's one of the main reasons a lot of car dealerships have gotten into the tire business these days; they knew the OEM tires were crap, they saw the profit potential in it, so started selling better quality tires to boost their income. .

** = Exception was the Corvette, but it came with EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE tires that were specific to the corners of the car ( LF, RF, LR, RR ).
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So far the Michelins have been good. Pulled my boat 125 miles to an Austin area lake with no problems. Pulled boat off the water in 2 wheel drive with good traction. Left boat at friend’s house friend and wife going on a trip need a dog sitter get their lake house for a few days. I figured that is a good deal lol. Be back there in a few days.
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So far the Michelins have been good. Pulled my boat 125 miles to an Austin area lake with no problems. Pulled boat off the water in 2 wheel drive with good traction. Left boat at friendís house friend and wife going on a trip need a dog sitter get their lake house for a few days. I figured that is a good deal lol. Be back there in a few days.
Thats a great deal! Especially if you like the dog. Maybe the dog wants to go fishing with you.
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dogs plural lol. They stay on shore.
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My Goodyear SRA tires on my pickup have blown out twice in a 2 week period. They are the OEM brand and Iím fixing to ditch them. Friking less than 10K on them and in brand new condition but blowing out at 70 mph is dangerous.
Hmm, that sounds more like Firestone tires.

I've had Michelin Defender LTX M/S tires for about two years now. Can't comment on how they compare to other LT tires since I put them on a used vehicle soon after buying it, but they seem fine. I'm a very "light duty" truck guy, though. I don't haul heavy loads or trailers and don't drive on anything rougher than dirt roads. They've done okay on snow also, when it has come so early or late in the season that I had my snow tires & wheels off.

Every now and then I wish I'd gotten something sportier with white-letter tires so I could relive my youth with Westley's Bleche-Wite cleaner and a stiff brush on Saturday mornings...
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