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howardwheeler wrote:

I just checked my current Goodyear G614 RST tires for age and they are five and a half years old. They are load range G LT235/85/R16. This is the first set I’ve ever NOT had a blowout on. Basically trouble free. First question, should I age them out at five years? Second question, though these Goodyear’s have finally been good tires with zero problems, are there any recommendations as to a better choice? I am most concerned with no blowouts. I’ve had my share of experiences and don’t want any more. I am fastidious with air pressure and keep my TST TPMS active at all times when towing. What do you think is the best choice if indeed I should age out at five years. Thanks for any recommendations. I am okay with replacing these with the identical tire since finally I’m getting good service from a tire. I have relatively new HiSpec rims and don’t want to move to a 17.5 rim because of expense. Again, thanks for any thoughts.


Have always used the G614 LT 16 in. Tires. I use them for 5-7 years depending on their condition. At 7 years I replace them all. I use metal stems including the spare. Never had one flat tire??????

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This set is at five and half years and I’ve not had one problem with them—unlike all previous load G tires, including Goodyear’s.

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howardwheeler wrote:

This set is at give and half years and I’ve not had one problem with them—unlike all previous load G tires, including Goodyear’s.


You said you will take long trips, when you do go. You are saying you had previous problems with GYs, just not the current ones. With this information, I would definitely get the Sailuns others are recommending. May as well do it sooner, rather than later. Like Rob mentioned, piece of mind!

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The GY “G” tire as you already know is a great tire. Personally I would run then to 7 years.

GY did have a bad run of those tires but that was 13 years ago and since they have been a great tire.

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Some have voiced their opinion on Sailuns . All I can add is if you want the best G or H rated tire on the market , that would be Saliun S637’s .It’s been proven for several years now , and the best thing about them is they are nearly half the price of the Goodyear’s . Or just settle for second best , and spend nearly twice as much .

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cummins2014 wrote:

Some have voiced their opinion on Sailuns . All I can add is if you want the best G or H rated tire on the market , that would be Saliun S637’s .It’s been proven for several years now , and the best thing about them is they are nearly half the price of the Goodyear’s . Or just settle for second best , and spend nearly twice as much .


x2. I've had mine for going on 6 years now and they still look like new. I would not hesitate to buy them again.


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After perfect service why would you search for something else?


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Lwiddis wrote:

After perfect service why would you search for something else?


Well for starters nothings perfect , but there is better , and better weight ratings . Sailun is that tire .

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Replace them.... lot's of failures start around the 5/6 year mark. A friend I camp with each year tried to push it and had 2 blowouts within a couple weeks on 6 year old tires. Got me to go replace my 4.5 year old ones. It's just not worth the potential problems. Rolling around on new rubber feels great.

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mtofell1 wrote:

Replace them.... lot's of failures start around the 5/6 year mark. A friend I camp with each year tried to push it and had 2 blowouts within a couple weeks on 6 year old tires. Got me to go replace my 4.5 year old ones. It's just not worth the potential problems. Rolling around on new rubber feels great.


4.5 seems a bit soon, but 5-6 has worked for me. Especially the Sailuns . I think 7 was mentioned ,thats taking a big chance .

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