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    Tyres Again...not sure what I want

    Hello all,

    I want to replace the stock tyres on my Mitsi Triton(2016). I want to stick to the same size.

    I do 80/20 road/offroad

    I haven't a clue what to get, but need something that does this:

    - Grippy for off road, but not extreme (limit is braided rivers and wet mud tracks)
    - Reasonably quiet on tar seal
    - Good wearing (I do 25km p.a.)

    On my last truck I had Cooper AT which seemed ok off road but they let go in the wet on tar seal. Wouldn't have them again. I probably need something a bit better than AT for the muddy tracks?

    Thanks

    You can see the current tyres in this pic. They have done 44k. and are hopeless off road.

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    The bfg a/t is pretty good, go well on road and perform well off road for what they are
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    I’ve had a good run out of Maxxis Bravo 980’s. I do 30,000km or more a year and was pleased enough with their performance (wear, noise, traction etc). Enough void ratio for basic farm track / paddock use etc, but not a mud tyre by any stretch of the imagination. Were about $1100 for a set of 4, factory 265/70/16 size.

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    If just changed from full muds on my prado to JoshC's recommended tyre.

    It's a quite agreesive AT. Much more open pattern. Hercules Terra Trac deep tread. Heaps better on road and so far nearly as good as muds off road.
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    we have a triton, fitted yokohama geolanders. work well

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetropo View Post
    we have a triton, fitted yokohama geolanders. work well
    Got Yokohama on the outback and happy with them

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    Quote Originally Posted by GWH View Post
    If just changed from full muds on my prado to JoshC's recommended tyre.

    It's a quite agreesive AT. Much more open pattern. Hercules Terra Trac deep tread. Heaps better on road and so far nearly as good as muds off road.
    I found these to be an excellent all round tyre. Did high kms on my last set, 60-70k. Bought them thru Steve at tyreshoponline.co.nz
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWH View Post
    If just changed from full muds on my prado to JoshC's recommended tyre.

    It's a quite agreesive AT. Much more open pattern. Hercules Terra Trac deep tread. Heaps better on road and so far nearly as good as muds off road.
    They look good im thinking about getting the same. Was looking at coopers but they little too $$$$

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshC View Post
    I found these to be an excellent all round tyre. Did high kms on my last set, 60-70k. Bought them thru Steve at tyreshoponline.co.nz
    Good advice thanks. I rang tyreshoponline and they don't do the Hercules any more.

    So I need to tack down a Hercules agent.

    Cheers

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    I'm currently on a set of Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ. They are called an All Terrain, but they are pretty aggressive. Done 28,000 on them so far, barely look used.
    Pricey though. But if I run them 50K plus, will be happy. Have chewed out Coopers and BFG in my old ute in 30K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    Good advice thanks. I rang tyreshoponline and they don't do the Hercules any more.

    So I need to tack down a Hercules agent.

    Cheers
    Thar- If you do let me know, I'd like to see if they are suitable for me also.

    I had the Yoko Geoloanders suggested for My Mitsi Outlander by The dealership in town... Around $1100-1200 depending on specials etc for a set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    Good advice thanks. I rang tyreshoponline and they don't do the Hercules any more.

    So I need to tack down a Hercules agent.

    Cheers
    Bugger, I may have got the last set. I'm sure they will get gutted as they also reckoned they were a great tyre.

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    hifly mts are quiet on road and good open pattern not sure how many kms on them so far forgot what kms they went on .where 205 per tyre at the time from bay road tyre shop in invers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    Good advice thanks. I rang tyreshoponline and they don't do the Hercules any more.

    So I need to tack down a Hercules agent.

    Cheers
    I've got a query in with these guys - HERCULES Tyres | Brands | Autostance

    I'll let you know if they have access still and what the deal is as I'm in a similar spot...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carpe Diem View Post
    Thar- If you do let me know, I'd like to see if they are suitable for me also.

    I had the Yoko Geoloanders suggested for My Mitsi Outlander by The dealership in town... Around $1100-1200 depending on specials etc for a set.
    are you going to let the mitsi go near some mud

 

 

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