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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyblown View Post
    @Ryan_Songhurst, yours is the complete opposite experience to mine, you've been driving yours a short while, me a long time. The actual tyre is the "constant" in the equation, size aside, so something else must be the variable that's causing your problem.

    Could be you (no offence intended), driving style is a high likelihood cause.

    As mentioned tyre pressure, but unlikely, I run my LT225/75R16 at 50psi (rear) on tarmac (55psi hot), no problem. Always have. I'll go 5psi higher if towing on long flat bitumen. The LT is the important bit. They are rated to a max pressure of 80psi.

    Suspension. Worn or leaking rear shock(s) are a primo cause of snap oversteer on utes. They often only last 40-50,000km, less if GVM is not respected.

    Turbo diesels with chips. That sudden rush of ooommmpppfff on a typical crap bumpy NZ bitumen road can cause havoc with unladen rear leaf sprung vehicles. Especially when combined with heavy right foot and/or bad shock(s).

    Just suggesting I'd be inclined to look for the problem elsewhere... that tyre is unlikely to be the sole cause.
    It's not hard to find heaps of reviews online with the exact same problems as mine, dangerous in the wet
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    What size are you going to be running?
    The Hankook is a bloody good bit of rubber for the price , best bit of advice i can give is to go with a light truck construction as they "stand up" a lot better on the road and give a lot better mileage , The new Cooper AT3 is a fantastic tyre , i am currently running it and hand on heart it is one of the best A/T tyres I have driven on , in saying that though the Hankook RF10 10ply isn't to far behind it!
    I think the problem with a lot of people complaining about tyres being slippery nowadays forget how well the modern vehicles actually go compared to the old 2.4 lux of years gone by and dont drive accordingly to the tyres that they are running-put simply if you are running a semi aggressive tyre dont be a peckerhead and drive it hard when the road surface is a bit greasy. I have been for rides with customers that do make complaints like that and are left shaking my head with how they drive in the rain on a M/T and still expect it to stick like shit to a blanket.
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    +1 for the Yokohama Geolanders AT's for me have been really good for me in a vast range on conditions and good wear. I got them through where @northdude works as recomended by Mitsubishi but you can buy online through Hypertyre as well and they have local fitment available through their coalition nationally. Bit more road noise than the factory fitted tyres that cost the earth to replace but are going good thus far...
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    I rate the Cooper AT3 for snow, ice, gravel. Ok on wet grass. Got 100,000 kms out of them on the Colorado. definitely rate the ST Max on the Landcruiser for heavy towing and off road. Will buy both again.

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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
    +1 for goodride good price quiet OK in wet so far.
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    I have been using MAXXIS AT for 12 mths now on a 2007 Pajero swb. Have gone well up the Rangitata Valley off road, around Coleridge and a few more river beds getting from A to B. Appear to drive okay towing a trailer/ATV in the wet on tarseal. I can't complain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gkp View Post
    I rate the Cooper AT3 for snow, ice, gravel. Ok on wet grass. Got 100,000 kms out of them on the Colorado. definitely rate the ST Max on the Landcruiser for heavy towing and off road. Will buy both again.
    I know you have lots of long straight/flowing roads down there but 100,000km is incredible!
    I never really fully wear out tires I drive them to 1/2-3/4 worn (when they stop performing) and either burn them out or flick em on second hand for a few bucks.....that said tho I dont think any tire I have ever owned would have done more than 50,000k and still been warrentable.
    Ok most of my driving has been on MT and lifted vehicles tho with lots of no road use

    Current hiway pattern tires have done 11k and I rotated them at 5k and they need doing again.....Id say they will be gone before 40k and I like them a lot!
    The wet traction of a good hiway tire is unbelievable after years of old school utes/wagons on MTs
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    I know you have lots of long straight/flowing roads down there but 100,000km is incredible!
    I never really fully wear out tires I drive them to 1/2-3/4 worn (when they stop performing) and either burn them out or flick em on second hand for a few bucks.....that said tho I dont think any tire I have ever owned would have done more than 50,000k and still been warrentable.
    Ok most of my driving has been on MT and lifted vehicles tho with lots of no road use

    Current hiway pattern tires have done 11k and I rotated them at 5k and they need doing again.....Id say they will be gone before 40k and I like them a lot!
    The wet traction of a good hiway tire is unbelievable after years of old school utes/wagons on MTs
    my wee trucks BFG M/T's are wearing way better than the factory supplied ones on our Colorado. (Both mainly on road use)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chur Bay View Post
    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?
    The Toyos are good. I got the LT ones. Ive put 60k on mine and are wearing well. Good grip and reasonably priced. They have had good reviews from over in Aus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    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
    I had STT's on a souped up Hilux in SA.

    Was fantastic off road but many was the time I nearly planted in the back of a beemer or somesuch when coming up to backed up traffic at traffic lights after some rain.

    Was like driving on glass when the year was wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    I know you have lots of long straight/flowing roads down there but 100,000km is incredible!
    I never really fully wear out tires I drive them to 1/2-3/4 worn (when they stop performing) and either burn them out or flick em on second hand for a few bucks.....that said tho I dont think any tire I have ever owned would have done more than 50,000k and still been warrentable.
    Ok most of my driving has been on MT and lifted vehicles tho with lots of no road use

    Current hiway pattern tires have done 11k and I rotated them at 5k and they need doing again.....Id say they will be gone before 40k and I like them a lot!
    The wet traction of a good hiway tire is unbelievable after years of old school utes/wagons on MTs
    The roads are Shit in central otago. But the at3's just wouldn't wear out!

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    +1 of the a/t 3 on a triton, done 12km on them and couldnt be happier. i got them as field days deal with free balance and rotation. could be wrong but think they were warrantied for 80km... thats 9 appointments at the tyre shop free

    havent done much off road but the little i have done they behaved. will be considering them on the landcruiser once the current m/t wear out
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    Quote Originally Posted by In2thewild View Post
    The Toyos are good. I got the LT ones. Ive put 60k on mine and are wearing well. Good grip and reasonably priced. They have had good reviews from over in Aus.
    Another good bit of rubber
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    Kuhmo at51. Have on my terrano, and are very grippy on and off road. Economical but medium wearing. 50-60k Name:  images.jpeg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gkp View Post
    The roads are Shit in central otago. But the at3's just wouldn't wear out!
    Dont come north then....Otago roads are literally the best I have ever driven!
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