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Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar Tires


motorjock205

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Well, I purchased a set of GT500 wheels and tires from a gentleman in Florida when I was down there on vacation, and he shipped them to me and so far I have received 3 of the 4 packages...FedEx has lost one and they don't know where it is, but they are looking for it...Ha Ha, Very Funny!

 

Anyway, last night, I get home from a business trip and I go out to the garage and take the three wheels and tires out of the boxes and start checking them out...I'm not real happy! One rear tire has a big plug right in the center of the tire. The other rear tire has a long piece of metal sticking out of it...It was flush, but when I went to pull it out, it's almost 5 inches long and tire looses air immediately...again, it's right in the center of the tire. The one front tire I received has all kinds of little chunks torn in the outside edges of it. Some are very hard to see in the pics, but there are a bunch of them all around the tire, both inside and outside edges...

 

I'm wondering if there is any kind of Road Hazard or Pro-rating that Goodyear would do on these tires...I thought the man said they only had about 1000 miles on them when we were talking, but my wife says she heard 6000, so I don't know who's right there...I was taken by the price he was offering for the set...$1200.00 which I know the wheels are worth...I guess I was just hoping that the tires would be in much better shape...but after laying out the $1200.00 for them, I really don't have the cash to replace the tires, and I worry about plugging and/or patching the rears, because I DO have a heavy foot and like to air the car out every once in a while...

 

Anyway, heres a few pics...some are a little blurry, but if you look near where the needle nose pliars are, you should be able to see what I'm talking about...

 

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Those tires look to have 3/32 or less of tread and are damaged. You should just buy new tires. They look unsafe. I just bought Supercars for my Razors and they are awesome compared to the BFG's that she came with.

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Motorjock, I wouldn't worry about the plug or the chunking, From what I can see the tires are worn out. I hope the wheels are as represented. Just put a new set of tires on them and enjoy.

 

Jim

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Those tires look to have 3/32 or less of tread and are damaged. You should just buy new tires. They look unsafe. I just bought Supercars for my Razors and they are awesome compared to the BFG's that she came with.

 

I guess maybe the pictures are a little deceiving as the tires actually have between 5/32 and 7/32 of tread on the rears and the front one that I have has about 8/32 on it...

 

I just wish I would have taken a look at the tires and wheels before I bought them...the two rear wheels look pretty good although it actually looks like there are some scratches under the clear coat on them that are fairly hefty for what I would consider a "factory" finish...but from a few feet away, they look very good...I guess I was just hoping to get lucky for once! Ha Ha, Fat Chance!!! :cry::doh: :fool:

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My feelings on this is................. I personally never liked a plug tire. I just never felt comfortable with them--but they did get me around. Again, my feelings---IF, I were using them on--say---something like a Chevette---yea, I will use a plugged tire. BUT, you are using them on a high performance car--would I trust a plugged tire?---NO WAY!!!!!!! Plus, you have no idea how the tires ride. They may ride really rough and you may even experience a tire wobble. The price you paid is a fair and good deal--but I would definately put on a new set of rubber. Better safe than sorry.

 

 

Bud

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