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Old 10-12-2010, 06:18 PM
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GoodYear tires are not a favorite of mine .
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I appreciate the feed back but why? Why do you say they are bad?

I work next door to these guys, do you really think they are going to sell me crappy tires and have to deal with me coming in to bitch everyday?
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I would go with the SR-A tires if I were to choose from those 2
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If you can find 'Blue' tires, that would likely make the decision easier.

The Wranglers will likely give you better performance on the muddy roads, but will not be as quiet on the regular paved roads. Both tires would be suitable, however I would lean toward the SR-A based solely on looks. I am not convinced the Wrangler is the best looking tire for Blue, as it sports an aggressive side profile that doesn't seem quite fitting for a Nitro......but there are many who prefer the aggressive look.....

I know you would like to support the local guy, and in all likelihood will get great performance out of either tire, but like some many others, I am not a fan of Goodyear. Over the years, I have had the least good luck with Goodyear tires. Having said that, they have always been excellent about taking care of the issue, however I would prefer to not have to deal with the issue at all. I also know the service department at my Dodge dealership is not overly fond of the Goodyear tires, and have had to replace many under warranty. Now this could be that there are just so many Goodyear tires out there that the odds are they will see more warranty action, but I don't have any statistics to back that, nor do I have any recent (last 10 years) experiences to suggest that there is anything wrong with their tires.....but sometimes a bad taste sticks around a lot longer than maybe it should.

BTW, Other tire makers like BF, offer tires with a similar all terrain tread to the Wrangler, without the aggressive side profile. Just my .02.
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I haven't got a good answer for you Stacy, other than to say that I typically will go with Cooper tires, and they're good tires and I can usually get 'em cheaper than the GoodYear or any other brand name

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Dont know if this link works, as I cannot watch youtube at work

and unfortunately they are car tires, but I did find you blue tires
http://kumho.tiremedia.com/model/ecs...ku31-blue.html
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Well i'll start off with i work at Fountain Tire, we deal in mainley goodyears, dunlop and kelly tires....the wrangler which refers to the truck tire line is actually called the silent armour, we sell tons of these tires there are a great all season tire and awesome int he snow, my dad runs these on his truck and has no complaints and they run very quite compared to the tread design, as everyone is also saying it has an aggressive sidewall i don't know what tire your looking at because out of the A/T tires available i think they have the least aggresive look out there....get alot of customers coming in saying they are not a fan just becuase the sidewall isn't aggressive compared to the BFG A/T or otheres.

The SR-A in my opinion are the basic all season tire, comes factory on a few vehicles and i do not beleive it comes with a tread life warranty...the silent armour come with a 80000km warranty up here in Canada.

Overall i think go with the wrangler silent armours, right now up here in B.C we have 4 for the price of three on those tires and the tripletreds which are a car tire....check around and see if they offer the same type of promotion where you are, not sure if its a good year thing or a fountain tire thing!
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I'm more of a BF Goodrich, Toyo kinda guy. Appearance wise, I'd go with the Wranglers.
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Ruffian, yes, these are in fact the Silent Armour tires. I am going to go with these as I feel they will be the best for Blue. With all the dirt/gravel roads out here I want to stay away from highway type tires.

Luke, those blue tires would be funny to put on!!! Maybe they could be my summer tires?? LOL!

I did look at the comparable tire in BF and the common complaint with those is the mud/snow/ice gets jammed in the tread rendering the tire useless in weather. I got stuck one too many times last year and if I can at all help it, not do it again!!
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