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Old 12-03-2013, 10:22 PM
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Goodyear Wrangler SA Balance Fail!

I'm at loss on what I can do, Purchased some new Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor tires for the jeep, I went with the popular size of 275/55R20 which look and feel great...for the first thousand or so miles.
purchased them at 22k, had to go back in and have them re-balanced at 24k, not to mention the tech's at the shop gauged my wheels, way to much vibration on freeway to bare (55-70Mph.
Drove them around until 27k then it started again, this time it was not as bad, but still can be felt at the same speeds. Had them once again re-balanced. Now I'm at 29k at it's back again, I don't even want to show up at the shop for the same old song. They at least called Goodyear Corporate, And came up with a bead seal compound of some sort as a solution to better adhere the tires? Is this even Real?
I then asked them if this tire has encountered any problems, they could not disclose that. However.. Goodyear tires have discontinued this particular size??

My solution, DO NOT BUY GOODYEAR SILENT ARMOR/ADVENTURE TIRES FOR YOUR WK2. I should have bought the Toyos'.
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Old 12-04-2013, 01:44 AM
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Take them back until they give you money to trade them in since they are still under the tread warranty. You should get most of your money back if they are a 50000 mile tire and you have 7k on them. They will just pro rate how much "use" you have gotten out of them. To me it sounds like a you got a bad batch or something because no matter what they shouldn't vibrate unless you are talking about a mud tire. There are special bead sealers but that is more for older aluminum rims that refuse to seal. If the shop can road force balance them you might be able to try that, but keep bugging them. At some point they will ha e to do something to rectify the situation.
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Old 12-04-2013, 10:31 AM
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Re: Goodyear Wrangler SA Balance Fail!

Have you played with PSI, or rotating them? Sometimes +/-2 PSI could make a difference. I've had 2 sets of Silent Armors, and I really like them. Granted, mine were in 17" and 18" sizes. I think larger/wider tires are more prone to balance issues.
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Re: Goodyear Wrangler SA Balance Fail!

Goodyear has a long history of quality control issues. I would se ewhat kind of deal you can work out and go with the Toyos you like or maybe the Goodyear Wrangler Armortrac or Wrangler All Terrain Adventure if they come in the size you need.

Only time I would put a Goodyear tire on any vehicle is if I had no choice ie spec tire or it was a matter of life or death.
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