Cons: Can't be balanced, cup out, are out of round, and just plain stink!
I don't know if anyone will find this 'review' helpful or not, but I don't care because this is more of a warning than a review.
I have a 2003 Ford F-150 SuperCrew that came with Goodyear LT26570R17 AT/S tires. The first set (front only) was so cupped out after 2400 miles that I had to go to the dealer to see what they would do. They replaced the front two tires. OK ... maybe these will do better. NOPE! At 4400 miles those two tires were again cupped out. Back to the dealer. This time they tested the tires and determined that not only were the front two cupped out, but that one of the back tires was no good. So they ordered me three more. Believe it or not when those three new tires came in they could not get any of them to balance correctly. So they ordered three more. Two of those were deemed OK and one was deemed good enough. So off I go driving my truck with what I think is finally a good set of tires. WRONG! At 6300 miles I went to have my tires rotated as I was told to do by the dealer. Low and behold the three tires that were put on there at 4400 miles were all out of round. Three more bad tires. So off to the dealer I go again. I tell them what my normal maintenance place has said about the tires. They then proceed to do what they call a 'road test' and determine that yes, I do have three more bad tires. Then they order me three more new tires and put them on the truck. So, I have a $38K truck that has less than 7000 miles on it and has had 11 Goodyear AT/S LT26570R17 tires on it. Everyone has told me that if I had Michelins on it I would not be having these problems. I have begged the dealer to switch the tires ... even offering to pay any difference in price, but they say they can't do that. Well, if these tires prove to be no good I am not going to have any more of these junk Goodyears put on my truck ... even if I have to get legal with it.
So beware. If your vehicle has these tires and seems to have a vibration or seems like the tires are out of balance ... you better check them because you probably have 'bad tires' too. And if you keep driving with them they will only get worse.
October 17, 2003
Well, the truck now has just over 8,000 miles on it and once again the front tires are cupping out causing the vibration to come back. I returned to the dealer today and they made me an appointment for Monday morning. These Goodyear AT/S tires are terrible. In recalculating the number of tires that have not been any good the total now stands at 12 (15 if you count the three that were no good that never got put on) including the ones that are on there now. I am hoping based on the conversation I had with the dealer today that I may finally get rid of these pieces of junk and get some different tires put on my truck. I will continue to keep you posted
October 20, 2003
THEY ARE GONE!!!!! I finally got rid of them! The front tires were cupping out again so the dealer finally gave in and replaced them with a set of Michelin LTX. I can already tell the difference. The dealer said that the Goodyear's had a very aggressive tread design which caused them to grab or grip the pavement more thus causing the tread to cup or wear differently. Anyway you cut it they stunk. The cupping and out of round problems caused the steering wheel to vibrate in your hands and it only got worse the longer you drove. It was so bad that you could look at the passengers seat (no one in it) as you drove down the road and watch it shake and vibrate. As for the Michelins ... it's only been about 20 miles, but first impressions are outstanding. The truck didn't ride or drive this good the day I drove it off the lot. I will give them some more time and then I will write a review on them.
November 21, 2003
See review for Michelin LTX/MS ... "Michelin LTX/MS ... A Great Tire!"