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    AT Tyre recommendations

    Looking like I will be getting a new to me hilux soon. Will require new shoes however.... What do people recommend for a decent AT tyre that wont break the bank?

    Work trucks are running BFG ATs which go bloody well but at +$500 each you would expect them to! Running Wanglers on current truck and they have been okay but not as good as the BFG.

    Majority of kms will be on road but weekends will see farm tracks, river beds, ski rds etc.

    What would folks recommend?

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    @mudgripz what was it you said you got high KMs out of???

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    i dont bother with a/ts used gt radial mts for good wear about 80k if wheel alignment kept up. running hifly mts at the moment very quiet on road not sure of kms yet but both tires around $200 each.
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    Mickey thompsons m/t last two trucks 80ks on one set and the other one would have got more.Running nitto trail grapplers now but very early days on these.

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    Recently got a new truck and agreement was for it to have new AT or MTs all round, was pleasantly surprised when I picked it up to discover it had a set of new Cooper STs on it, had heard so many good things and for the price of them you would expect them to be good too... not so, first day out in the rain on tarseal came round a 65kmh bend, chopped it back to 5th (6 speed) and accelerated out of the corner, bloody thing broke traction really easily, stepped the ass end right out and I damn near ended up facing the way I came from, put the shits up me big time, have "pushed" them a bit in the rain since then to see where their limits are and I have zero confidence in them at all and will be getting rid of them, the "cheap" goodride MTs I had on my old hilux would never have behaved like that. Have since looked at some actual reviews and it seems like a recurring complaint, bloody dangerous in the wet
    #27GANG

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    These are great. Wearing well, grippy in all terrain and strong walls.

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    Recommended from Brad (Mad Maori) on here (Bay Tyres). Great to deal with but a bit distant from you.

    I had the Cooper ST and agree with Ryan that they were slippery in the wet. I thought that the latest model of them had fixed that, but it sounds not.
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    Yep I tried few sets of muds for 4x4 club work and surprisingly the best mileage was from some inexpensive Korean N889 Mudstars. Mate and I both ran around 100ks in them. Hard compound. Really liked them on and off road. Just put more on my new truck... Smallish measurements so you may need to go up a size - say 265 instead of 245 etc.

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    Iím running 980 Maxxi A/T on mine. Good on-road (not noisy also) and seem to handle off-road well although Iíve only been on pumice and mud, no rivers yet.


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    I had Hankkooks. Seemed all good but had a bad run with punctures so it put me off.
    Looking at Toyo open country ATs
    Anyone tried them?

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    I'm running some Goodride SL369 AT on my Terrano.
    Gets used fair bit on farm tracks. Been good so far. To be honest, I've taken it the same places I did when I had MT's (Goodride SL366) on. The AT's are so much nicer on road.
    Goodride's are at the cheaper end of the tyre market.

    Coopers are at the top end. But they do last a long time. Had customers getting 80K+
    They have a couple of AT's. S/T MAXX a 50/50 and the AT3 (XLT or the LT) a 70/30.
    The S/T MAXX is the more aggressive AT tyre and is very good. We put a lot onto customers vehicles.

    All depends on your budget.
    Get the best you can afford, as well as a wheel alignment from someone that knows what they're doing (most tyre shops are what we call "toe and go" places and have no idea what they're doing).
    Regular wheel rotations front to rear and keep the correct pressures up, and any tyre will last a long time
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    Cheers guys few options to research. Was hoping to keep it under $350 a corner if possible which pretty much rules out th Coopers, which might not be a bad thing by the sounds of it!

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    In Oz used to run BFG ATs but switched to Maxxis AT-980 Bravos in my opinion a better AT tyre on the bitumen and in the wet also alot cheaper great wearing as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cambo View Post
    I'm running some Goodride SL369 AT on my Terrano.
    Gets used fair bit on farm tracks. Been good so far. To be honest, I've taken it the same places I did when I had MT's (Goodride SL366) on. The AT's are so much nicer on road.
    Goodride's are at the cheaper end of the tyre market.

    Coopers are at the top end. But they do last a long time. Had customers getting 80K+
    They have a couple of AT's. S/T MAXX a 50/50 and the AT3 (XLT or the LT) a 70/30.
    The S/T MAXX is the more aggressive AT tyre and is very good. We put a lot onto customers vehicles.

    All depends on your budget.
    Get the best you can afford, as well as a wheel alignment from someone that knows what they're doing (most tyre shops are what we call "toe and go" places and have no idea what they're doing).
    Regular wheel rotations front to rear and keep the correct pressures up, and any tyre will last a long time
    The Maxx is what I have on mine and they're bloody dangerous, I actually don't think I have ever been scared of a vehicles capabilities in the rain before but they sure have me worried
    #27GANG

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    The Maxx is what I have on mine and they're bloody dangerous, I actually don't think I have ever been scared of a vehicles capabilities in the rain before but they sure have me worried
    New vehicle and new tires...some of if may actually be the new vehicle and getting used to it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    The Maxx is what I have on mine and they're bloody dangerous, I actually don't think I have ever been scared of a vehicles capabilities in the rain before but they sure have me worried
    What do you drive?
    Life is natures way of keeping meat fresh

 

 

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