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Offline tmsnyder

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Goodyear G159 tires prone to blowouts
« on: May 21, 2018, 11:21 AM »
I just looked at a 2000 class A with all 6 tires Goodyear G159.  They look to be original to the coach.  There's something like 100 deaths caused by blowouts of these tires.  They can't dissipate heat fast enough at 65mph plus, especially when under inflated.  The one front tire I looked at was severely dry rotted on the sidewall.  Recently passed a NYS inspection!   ???

Offline tmsnyder

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Re: Goodyear G159 tires prone to blowouts
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2018, 08:27 AM »

Online Rickf1985

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Re: Goodyear G159 tires prone to blowouts
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2018, 09:00 AM »
2003 was 15 years ago so that may not be why there is much response. Considering most tires that sit go bad in five to seven years all of those tires would be gone by now. I am sure that if that designation is still in use today it has been upgraded to better standards. Have there been failures recently with this tire?


On edit, I just did a quick search and I don't see any for sale that show available but the ones that are still listed show a speed rating of "B". That is 31 MPH. So if buyers do their homework they will realize that this tire is not a true highway tire even though this one was listed as a long haul tire.


https://simpletire.com/goodyear-8.75-r16.5lt-139357359-tires

Offline tmsnyder

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Re: Goodyear G159 tires prone to blowouts
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2018, 07:03 AM »
Well, let's hope that's true. Maybe the 90's RV I looked at, that had 6 of them on it, was an exception and not a rule.



 

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