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Old 12-15-2013, 06:31 AM   #1
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Those with Goodyear 614G's: attention

Calling all Goodyear 614 owners. Please look at the photos here and extend your opinion. I've had some tell me these tires are toast and some say not. Wear is on BOTH inside and outside edges on all of the tires. Photo's online show no tread on the edges so it is difficult to tell if it is worn. Center tread is still very good. Had MoreRyde block break and tires wore.

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Old 12-15-2013, 06:47 AM   #2
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The tires look fine to me and I'm assuming that the wear you show is the only issue. I'd inflate them to maximum pressure and shift the wear to the centre area of the tire. It looks as if they may have been running at less than optimum pressure for even wear.
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:10 AM   #3
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The G614'S on my Big Sky looked like that when I received it brand new in 2011 and still look like that today. I believe thay are made that way. I am sure a tire person will post about them.

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Old 12-15-2013, 07:16 AM   #4
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I agree with Ron that they might be under inflated a little. I also think all tires might wear more on the outside since they have a lot of side stress on them when a person is having to jack knife when backing into parking spots. I hate looking at the axels when backing into a spot and seeing them all tourqued out of shape.
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:56 AM   #5
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Agree that tire pressure was some factor. what were they set at? If they all look that way, they do not look bad, but more pressure looks like it's needed. But remember, a picture is not like actually seeing them completely only you can be sure.
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:05 AM   #6
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I think with the breakdown of the MorRyde rubber block, the axles were loosly floating. The axles probably shifted and wear on the edges of the tires depended on the angle of the axle at the time. The tires look OK to me but I'm looking at the fact there is NO tread on the edges of these tires. I think everyone, includng the Discount Tire guy, said they are over worn on the edges and need to be replaced. Like someone told me, their job is to sell tires. It should be noted also, that I live on a cul-de-sac and every time the trailer comes home, some edge rubber is lost on the sharp turn to back into my driveway for storage.
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:21 AM   #7
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If they are all wearing the same then I would most certainly agree that they may need to be aired up to 110psi as they call for.

Here is a picture of two of mine hot off the presses, I have less than 100 miles on them and the edges look very similar. Compare the short slots on the outer edge to yours and there may be some wear but they are far from being "toast".

I am not a tire expert and have no experience with the G614's but those look fine to me.





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Old 12-15-2013, 08:28 AM   #8
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They look the same as mine the day I put them on and brought it home. I'd run 'em.
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:48 AM   #9
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I just replaced my supports and had my axles aligned due to wear on the rt rear and left front. Camber was confirmed out on both axles. Don't believe you have a problem but watch the pressure's.
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:16 AM   #10
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Suspension is ALL new, shackles, springs, and MoreRyde rubber block mounts. The wear occurred prior to replacement.
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:20 AM   #11
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Here's a link to a good image of a new G614:

http://www.carid.com/goodyear-tires/...st-487482.html

Those lines or sipes around the sidewall radius (appear to be about 1 inch long) as well as arrows pointing toward the tread seen in your images could be compared to a new G614 for edge wear.

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Old 12-15-2013, 09:41 AM   #12
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quote:Originally posted by drsmart

Here's a link to a good image of a new G614:

http://www.carid.com/goodyear-tires/...st-487482.html

Those lines or sipes around the sidewall radius (appear to be about 1 inch long) as well as arrows pointing toward the tread seen in your images could be compared to a new G614 for edge wear.

Dave

Thanks Dave, that's a great picture! It inspired me to go out and take more pictures, at about the same angle.

I uploaded them to the link in the first post of this thread. These tires still look good to me.
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:53 AM   #13
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We visited this topic about a year ago as my tires were wearing the same way. I was running 90psi and was told by Goodyear to run 110 and the wear changed for the good. The outer edges are flat now and not cupped as before. Always run the G614s at the recommended 110psi cold per Goodyear instructions. By the way, this came from their engineers, not a tire store.
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:55 AM   #14
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As I stated in my first post, the out side edges of the flat surface of the G614 tires is smooth, no tread groves.

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Old 12-15-2013, 10:16 AM   #15
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I'd run them. I have one on the curb side that had to carry the weight of the entire side across northern Indiana roads and railroad tracks until I discovered when I stopped for the night and used the level-up that the rubber had sheared on the IS. Two years later that tire is still on the same wheel. 614's are high dollar, but worth it in my opinion.
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Old 12-15-2013, 10:44 AM   #16
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Big thanks for all the help. I run the pressure in the 90's so will increase to 110. Thanks for that tip. I'd like to get one more year out of them.
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Old 12-15-2013, 12:04 PM   #17
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Although my tires are not GY614's, my BS Duravis R250's look the same. IMHO, this is normal wear and consruction. Worry not.
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A little late in chiming in, but they look much like mine. Started running 110 lbs.cold and seems to be a good decision.
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Old 12-16-2013, 05:10 PM   #19
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Just got rid of the China-bombs last week and replaced them with the G614's. There are no grooves or sipes, whatever they are called, in the outsides of the tires, only in the inner areas. I am running at 110 lbs and I think the trailer actually handles better. Now I don't have to be looking over my shoulder all the time for parts of tires flying off the trailer.
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They look just great. We just put 9000 miles on our Alaska trip and the tires look none the worse for wear. My tire man stressed that this time is built for 110 psi COLD inflation. No if and's or buts.
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