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Old 06-07-2007, 06:19 PM   #11
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Bleche white is the...... !!! I use it all the time just spray it on and wash it off that simple.
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I work for Goodyear and we make several different sizes of those tires at our factory. The Tripletreds use a compound in the sidewall they call 'Permablack". Looking at those tires though I'd have to disagree

Those tires are pretty popular and I'd say probably 75% of the people at the factory have at least one set of Tripletreds and I've not heard of anyone else having that problem. I recently put a set on our 2003 Matrix and there'* another set in the basement for the Bonneville that are going to be mounted this fall.

Couldn't hurt to give customer service a call.
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I hate to bump an old thread, but I wanted to update this issue. Shortly after this original post I showed this to the tire dealer where I bought them. He seemed open minded and I even pointed out to him that the one on the wall on his display was rusty colored. Once he contacted Goodyear they ponied up new tires no questions asked. He said that the Tripletread was their top of the line tire and they wanted happy customers. They have been on now for over 10k and no more rusty issues!
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Thanks for the update. It is always good to get with a manufacturer before crying out. You would be surprised how many will work with/for you when faced with a valid complaint. I myself like Goodyears, but have a hard time accepting their pricing. I have heard a lot of RSa bashing here over the years, but still have the original OEM'* on the rear of my GXP. They are half used up with 46,000 miles on them. And the back has been sure footed through 4 winters. It'* not Goodyear'* fault I like to boil the front tires and those balded @ 18,000 miles. LOL! I got 16,000 miles out of Goodyear gForces.
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Hate to resurrect this old thread (again). dh2

My Tripletreds are also brown, and I hardly even drive the car, let alone in the dirt. I will try some of the tips listed in this post to get the brown crap off. My goodyear store where I bought these are a bunch of bastards. Nothing but problems with them and the other stores say I have to go back to where I purchased the tires. too late now since they are out of warranty.

I noticed that the RSA tires that came with the car were way more responsive than the tripletreds, but less grippy. I noticed this the day I got the new tires. The tripletreds feel like I am floating on the highway a bit, and the slow reaction time is noticeable if nudge the steering wheel. The RSA'* responded right away.
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:44 AM   #16
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I highly recommend that you use straight simple green and a scrub brush to clean your tires. It is the best and least harsh way to clean the tires. That is what I use all the time when I detail cars with brown tires. The brown comes off.

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I see the hesitancy to use Simple Green on the wheels (mine is an '03 SLE with chrome wheels) from posts in older threads. I use Simple Green diluted 1:30 with water, and it simply eats the grime and grit away from my winter commuter bike. I also have Triple Treads - best tire I have ever rolled, and do not have the issue with discoloration, but I rarely use tire shine. It seems harmless enough, but would like to know if anyone has practical experience with Simple Green and winter grime on their chrome wheels?
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