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Old 06-30-2010, 12:48 AM   #1
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Goodyear Tire Lawsuit

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It is my understanding that all tires are rated for maximum of 65 mph and any 1 mph increase of speed, the tires weight carrying capacity must be de-rated 50 lbs. at 75 mph that is 500 lbs less the tire can safely carry. I try to keep my average maximum speed at 65 mph after my right front blew (age) in Phoenix several years ago.
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Old 07-01-2010, 12:15 AM   #3
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I have to agree about the 65 mph. I was not aware of those limitations and it is good info to pass on. I gather from the article the G159's were very close to their limitations when put on a 40' MH.
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Hummm... wonder if they will recall the 4 G159's that I have on my rig?
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I'd check in with a Goodyear Dealer and have them ask Goodyear. What are the dates on your tires? I don't know as I would want to drive on them in light of the history.
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I don't know as I would want to drive on them in light of the history.
That's what I was thinking, however, they are the rear duals. If they were the steer tires I definitely would be replacing them.

I was actually just at the Wingfoot Goodyear dealer where they put on two front tires, Michelin XZA's. I told them of my concern about zipper blowouts, but didnt get much input. I guess I should go back and ask them to check up the line, as you suggest.
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It is my understanding that all tires are rated for maximum of 65 mph and any 1 mph increase of speed, the tires weight carrying capacity must be de-rated 50 lbs. at 75 mph that is 500 lbs less the tire can safely carry. I try to keep my average maximum speed at 65 mph after my right front blew (age) in Phoenix several years ago.
Nope, 75 MPH Goodyear, Michelin
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RJay,
I agree with you. As you showed in your post the max speed rate is 75mph. I have Michelins on my Bus and my specs say 75 mph.......I don't drive over 65mph and most of the time it's between 60-63mph..
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