Mickey Thomson

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 at 08:56
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Hi
Looking at new tyres for my ford ranger space cab. Currently have BFG AT and done over 90000 km.
A place in Geelong has Mickey Thomson Baja Radial ATZ P3 for about the same price as the BFG AT KO2.
What is the view of the Baja Radial ATZ P3. They would be very good off road but what are they like on the black stuff . That is road noise and handling in the wet.
Also on gravel roads do they throw up a lot of stones.
They look a very impresive tyre .
Lachie
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Reply By: Member - Coota2 - Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 at 10:34

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 at 10:34
Hi Lachie,
I have been running Mickey Thompson 4 rib all terrains on my Prado for years. I have just put a new set of ATZ P3's on after 90000km on previous set. . No problems with handling on-road or off-road, excellent tyre. Highly recommend them. You will notice they are a little noisy on the blacktop with the radio off, but not too bad. If that's a worry then I suggest you look at a 5 rib All Terrain from Coopers or Mickey T. Cheers Coota.
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Reply By: Member - McLaren3030 - Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 at 10:46

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 at 10:46
Hi Lachie, I have had both Mickey Thompson ATZ's & Cooper Tires AT3's. Both are good tyres, but do suffer slightly in the wet on bitumen. Although they are classed as a Semi Off Road tyre, (60% Bitumen, 40% Gravel), they are really a heavy tread highway tyre. I found the MT's noisier and more "slippery" in the wet than the Coopers. I have also had a set of BFG AT's, these were better in the wet on bitumen, and a little quieter than both the MT's & Coopers, but I did not get as many km's out of them than either the MT's or Coopers. As far as throwing stones, their tread pattern is not as aggressive as a mud terrain, so they don't throw as many stones up as the muddies do, but certainly any aggressive tyre is likely to throw more stones than a conventional highway tyre, albeit a Light Truck tyre.

I currently have the Cooper SST on my Landcruiser. I do quite a bit of Off Road driving, probably 60 - 70%, so I find these a better fit for what I am doing. They are currently at 32,000 km's with plenty of tread left. They are a little on the noisy side, but better than the old AT's.

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Reply By: Member - DOZER - Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 at 11:19

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 at 11:19
I noticed a significant increase in fuel consumption with micky 4 rib over bfg.
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Follow Up By: Lachie - Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 at 12:39

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 at 12:39
Was this the Baja Radial ATZ P3? Some people on other sites said fuel economy improved ?
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Reply By: Kumunara (NT) - Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 at 11:10

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 at 11:10
I had them on my old Amarok. Did 120,000kms and they still had plenty of tread. Replaced them due to age, not wear. Performance was very good. Very happy with them.
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Reply By: Crusier 91 - Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 at 16:43

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 at 16:43
MT's pfffft. I gave my set away.
There are as good if not better tyres for less $$$
697's
BFG
Just to name a few.

Worried about throwing up stones????????????
Stay on the bitchumum
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Reply By: Lachie - Friday, Jun 15, 2018 at 12:36

Friday, Jun 15, 2018 at 12:36
Thanks all for your comments.
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Reply By: Malcom M - Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 10:21

Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 10:21
Are you intending to travel remote places?
Consider the fun in buying replacement tyres.

Don't think you will find Mickeys anywhere outback but Coppers are very common.
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Reply By: Baz - The Landy - Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 11:27

Monday, Jun 18, 2018 at 11:27
Hi Lachie

If you are getting 90,000 klm out of the BFG AT why not just stick with them, sounds like they are doing the job for you...?

Cheers, Baz - The Landy
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Reply By: Kenell - Saturday, Jun 23, 2018 at 13:23

Saturday, Jun 23, 2018 at 13:23
Hi Lachie
I appreciate that my response is somewhat belated but thought you may be interested my recent experience. I have a 76 series cruiser with MT atzp3s on it. They have around 70000ks on them. I arrived in Nhulunbuy last week after shredding a tyre on my hybrid camper on the Central Arnhem rd. I decided to try and replace the damaged tyre with one to match the car. This would give me 3 MT spares and a greater level of confidence than i have in the trailer tyres. There is one tyre supplier here and it is busier than the proverbial paperhanger. Anyway they had a set of 5 MT tyres in my size but were surprised when i ordered one. They couldnt remember changing one. My thoughts on the tyres up till this experience were that they are a bit noisy and prone to be a bit harsh but now i am sold on them. I am confident that i should get another 25000 out of the ones on the car.
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