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good year tires

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by allaccesslandscaping, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. allaccesslandscaping

    allaccesslandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    Have anybody put thease on their truck GOODYEAR WRANGLER WITH KEVLER.

    Ive heard all good things about them... Looking to get a set tommorrow. But b4 I did I said let me go to my buddies and see the real deal. Salesman was hella piss off
  2. efaubert1

    efaubert1 LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 109

    I think you mean kevlar, right? Not being a smart aleck, just clarifying Goodyear hasn't come up with some new technology I am unaware of. Anyway, kevlar, in it's generic form is aramid fiber, and is very tough. I would imagine they are using it for the belt system, not the actual tread compound. It would make the tire hard to puncture if they are in fact using a fairly thick cross section. Kevlar is used in bullet proof vests, and the helmets the US Army started using in the 80's. It's still punctureable, but would not come apart as easy as a steel belt. My day job involves custom polymer compounding that sometimes incorporate aramid fiber for wear and structural strength.
  3. DFW Area Landscaper

    DFW Area Landscaper LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 2,116

    I am getting ready to put new Michilen LT's on all three of my F-150's. $592 per set. I put them on my Nissan Frontier last summer and it made the thing ride like a new care. I was amazed at what a difference it made.

    I bought mine at Costco. The use compressed nitrogen to inflate the tires. The nitrogen helps keep the tires cooler and they also say it provides a smoother ride.

    DFW Area Landscaper

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