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post #1 of 13 Old 10-20-2015, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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MTR w/ Kevlar sidewall puncture

I'm looking for any feedback you might all have. I recently was on a pretty basic trail ride in Florida and ended up with a very small puncture in the sidewall of my Goodyear MTRs. I had thought that the kevlar was in place to help prevent these punctures. These tires only had about 2k miles on them so it really sucks to need another one so soon......
as a side note these were 37x12.5x17s.

Has anyone every had any luck with Goodyear doing something to help with an issue like this? I plan to give them a call just to try tomorrow but thought I'd try to get some feedback first.

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I've torn up a sidewall on my MTR's and feel lucky it's only happened once. Been wheeling MTR's for 4 years.

They are known for having a somewhat weak sidewall. I buy the insurance from Discount Tire to help when one tears up.

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Thanks TC. Good to know.

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Unless you bought some sort of insurance/no questions asked warranty when you bought them, you're on your own with this one. That sucks.

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If you don't want to pay to replace tires either stay on the pavement or buy the road hazard warrantee many places offer. The belts are not there for puncture resistance they are there for the stability and weight handle got the tire.

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Thanks for the feedback. I did give Goodyear corporate a call and they were able to help out based on the fact that that the tires are still so new. They called it a one time concession support. I have to say they may have just made me a customer for life. I did not expect any support because I did not have any kind of road hazard (which I will from now on) but thought I give them a call anyway. They did not replace the tire but I am paying a whole lot less than the normal $409 price. It never hurts to ask.

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I quit using them a long time ago because of side wall tears. I went through multiple sets. Side wall tears are so hard if not impossible to trail repair. So I got rid of them, not worth the risk in backcountry.

My new favorites are Nittos.

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Thanks for the feedback. I did give Goodyear corporate a call and they were able to help out based on the fact that that the tires are still so new. They called it a one time concession support. I have to say they may have just made me a customer for life. I did not expect any support because I did not have any kind of road hazard (which I will from now on) but thought I give them a call anyway. They did not replace the tire but I am paying a whole lot less than the normal $409 price. It never hurts to ask.
Wow, that's awesome. I did not see that coming. I've sliced the sidewalls of three Duratracs now, but I have the extreme warranty from 4wp.

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Just had one of mine punctured after a year. Have the Discount Tire warranty but they said they they can't find but a couple sets(4-5 held as a full set) at <5 of their stores nationwide. They also said they called Goodyear and Goodyear stated they are discontinuing the 37x12.50x17 MTR....

The same store was magical getting my 5 when I first ordered them but they are not having any luck with this replacement.
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Goodyear stated they are discontinuing the 37x12.50x17 MTR....
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What???

I dont believe that...


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It is hard to believe but exactly what I was told by my local discount tire this afternoon.

EDIT - someone at DT is smoking some good stuff. Just called Goodyear and took a bit to get to the right lady but they just put a bunch into production this week. They have 2k on backorder though.

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Very interesting. Thank you all.

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37" MTRs
17" Rugged Ridge XHD wheels
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