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    I am looking to upgrade my Goodyear AT/SA (30 off-road/70 on-road)tyre for either the Goodyear Adventure (50 on-road/50 off-road) or Duratrac Tyres (30 on-road/70 off-road).

    I use the bakkie for work, but also do a lot of weekend dirt road traveling and at least 1 4x4 trip per month.
    The current Goodyear AT/SA tyres are adequate, but struggle in the mud.
    They do not degenerate after multiple puncture repairs.
    I want to upgrade to better grip for a 3 week Botswana trip.

    I am leaning towards the Goodyear Adventure tyres.
    They are in-between the AT/SA & the Duratrac.
    The reviews for the Goodyear Adventure seem good.
    They have a 45 to 95k usage.
    I like the kevlar sidewalls, as I drive a lot in thorn bush area's.

    Would be great for feedback between the Goodyear Adventure or the Duratrac.
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    Default Re: Goodyear Adventure AT or Goodyear Duratech

    No pratical experience on the adventures ; i also have at/sa's and I am also due for 2 new tyres ...; read on the sa 4x4 mag that the adventure got good points and ratings from recent tests ;

    Use of at/sa tyres on mud very limited for me ; it can happen if in transkei but not that i plan to volunteer for that kind of conditions ...; major test was in the ckgr 3 yrs ago ; but with black mud nothing works in my view ; got bogged down near deception valley ; decoupled the off road caravan and managed to get unstuck and drove thru the bush around and back to the road ; the at/sa's might have not been the best but overall i have had good performance on gravel roads and loose sand/loose hot sand (sodwana / mabibi) , in mabua , in the wilderness trails , in the bitter pan trail ,...no punctures either in those trips ;I also would like to hear about the adventure GY's from other forum members .

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    Default Re: Goodyear Adventure AT or Goodyear Duratech

    Went from ATSA Wranglers on the Freelander to the Duratracs on the Discovery..

    Prefer the Duratracs.
    2004 LR Discovery 2 Td5 GS - Hybrid Turbo, Intercooler, 33's, 2" Lift, V8 TC, Ashcroft CW&P 3.75 + ATB lockers. [GoldiloX]
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    I have decided on replacing my Goodyear Wrangler AT/SA with the new Goodyear Wrangler Adventure, an upgrade to a 50/50 tyre to suit my needs.
    Vehicle is a 99 Prado 3lt diesel.
    Problem is the 265/70/16 size is not yet available, but they have 265/75/16 available.
    When checking info online it says it is safe to up size to a 2% diameter increase, but the above would result in a 3.5 % upsize.
    Speedo difference would be actual 103km/h with speedo reflecting 100km/h which is negligible.
    The 3.5 % increase in diametre would probably affect fuel efficiency and require more power up obstacles.
    My inclination is to wait a few months & stick with the correct size.
    What do you think?
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    Default Re: Goodyear Adventure AT or Goodyear Duratech

    The result is exactly a 1" lift. (https://tiresize.com/comparison/)

    I'd go with the bigger size.
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    Default Re: Goodyear Adventure AT or Goodyear Duratech

    It is a 1/2"lift, the tyre diameter is 1" larger.
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    Default Re: Goodyear Adventure AT or Goodyear Duratech

    Is this not a credible source then?

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    2010 LR Discovery 4 V8 HSE - Lifted with IIDtool, Powered by Petrol and Running on Cooper AT3 LT (new spec) 265/65/18s [Imvubu] - SOLD

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    Default Re: Goodyear Adventure AT or Goodyear Duratech

    Quote Originally Posted by douglash View Post
    Is this not a credible source then?

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    Yes but look again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sawdust View Post
    Yes but look again.
    Gotcha! tnx
    2004 LR Discovery 2 Td5 GS - Hybrid Turbo, Intercooler, 33's, 2" Lift, V8 TC, Ashcroft CW&P 3.75 + ATB lockers. [GoldiloX]
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    Default Re: Goodyear Adventure AT or Goodyear Duratech

    Done & dusted, fitted the Goodyear Wrangler Adventure LT265/75/16 tyres this morning.
    Must say the LT265/75/16 Adventure actual tread width is about 20 mm narrower than the 265/70/60 AT/SA, which helped or they would not have fitted on full steering lock.
    Will test them out this weekend.
    Last edited by Danman67; 2017/06/23 at 02:02 PM.
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    Default Re: Goodyear Adventure AT or Goodyear Duratech

    Pics!
    2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 CRD Overland - GDE Eco Tune + 2" Lift on 265/70/17 BFG KO2's
    2017 Venter Savuti + Tentco Jnr, Dometic CF50 Fridge + Snomaster Battery Box
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danman67 View Post
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    how is the driving of the new tyres ? what was the cost per tyre ?

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    Default Re: Goodyear Adventure AT or Goodyear Duratech

    Where can one get pricing on the Goodyear adventures, who stocks then in jhb?

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    I got mine from HiQ in PE, they ordered them from Jhb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayefe View Post
    how is the driving of the new tyres ? what was the cost per tyre ?
    I am doing a trip this weekend to check out the tyres.
    I got a special deal in PE R1855 per tyre at HiQ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danman67 View Post
    I got mine from HiQ in PE, they ordered them from Jhb.
    Sweet tx Danman
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    Did a great trail this weekend and tested the new Goodyear Wrangler Adventure Tyres fully.
    Was really happy with them.
    Made it through some very loose and some very technical obstacles first time with out any assistance.
    On the trail, we had three damaged vehicles and a number of tow outs on the trail.
    Last edited by Danman67; 2017/07/03 at 11:07 AM.
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