Off Road Tyres

Submitted: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 16:17
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I'm deciding whether to buy GT's with an Australian wide 5 year warranty or Maxis tyres for my Patrol for the same price. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Reply By: Les PK Ranger - Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 16:42

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 16:42
GT's = Grand Treks ??
If so, not a bad OEM tyre on a lot of 4B's.

My Ranger had them, and I went a lot of places with those 15s that a lot of larger vehicles went.
I also had Maxxis AT700's on the front from near new and found they were a good step up . . .

Now running 265/75 16 Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs all round, awesome tyres.
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris_K - Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 17:01

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 17:01
Hi Grant

From my initial observations about Grand Trek's they say that they are "AT's" but when you look at them compared to other "AT's" they look a little underdone for more than light off road work? As Les said they are on a lot of 4WD's as OEM tyres...but most OEM tyres are there for low noise and not offroad work? Our Landcruiser came with GT's, they were fine for light off road work.

Anyway - that's just my thoughts.

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Follow Up By: Les PK Ranger - Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 17:23

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 17:23
True Chris, they pretty much look like a road tyre, but are a good tough LT construction tyre . . . very strong, very suitable for outback touring I feel, but not for heavy duty Flinders type terrain, mud, etc.
They were brilliant on the SE beaches though, handle very soft sand well.

Price wise they are a bit of a shock though, main reason why I'll not bother with them again . . . plus I feel I need a bit more of a heavy duty AT or light mud for what I get up to.

I did like the Maxxis AT700 Bravos better, for the slightly more aggressive pattern for track driving.
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Reply By: mikehzz - Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 17:38

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 17:38
I've got Maxxis AT700's on and reckon the sidewall gets cut too easy. I've done 3 where I haven't had any trouble with the likes of Geolander AT-S or Grabber AT2's doing the same work.
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