AT tyres Heat Problems

Submitted: Sunday, Dec 20, 2020 at 13:56
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Ive just put a new set of tyres on my Landy the coopers i had on were perishing badly and cracking in the walls they were only half worn but in their defence i think they have been on the vehicle for years .Suprisingly the spare which is bolted onto a spare wheel carrier on the back of the car was like brand new the rubber was still suple etc , this leads me to one conclusion , I reakon the tyres were absorbing road heat and that stuffed them ,my son has bridgestones on his triton they are also older tyres and they are doing the same maybe slightly worse , So i needed a new set of tyres ,I went for a set of Falcon AT3w i think these have silicon blended with the rubber i reakon it will handle the heat a lot better as it really gets hot up here in Darwin , the reviews on the falcons were very positive , ive noticed zero road noise since fitting them i also took them out in the mud for a good 10ks all first and second gear , very slow going but the tyres handled it extremely well . They had problems with one of there tyre models but they recalled and rectified it but this hasnt helped the brand , they seem to be a tyre with a budget price but with performance to equal the big boys I guess milage will tell.
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Reply By: Tony F8 - Sunday, Dec 20, 2020 at 16:26

Sunday, Dec 20, 2020 at 16:26
I've been running the Falkner AT W3's for two and a half years, have done the Cape twice on them, I love these tyres, and monitoring the TPMS they are very stable in their pressures
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Reply By: Member - Bluesman - Sunday, Dec 20, 2020 at 16:36

Sunday, Dec 20, 2020 at 16:36
They seem to have the most positive reviews of any tyre out there ...good to hear youve had a good experience with them.
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Reply By: Michael H9 - Sunday, Dec 20, 2020 at 17:45

Sunday, Dec 20, 2020 at 17:45
Are we all talking about the Falken Wildpeak AT3W? Just so that I know for sure what tyres are being reviewed because the spelling is all over the place. I don't think they're a budget brand anymore, prices are comparable with other brands. I had a set a few years ago and they were fine. They were cheap at the time but when I priced them recently I got some Toyo Open Country's cheaper.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bluesman - Sunday, Dec 20, 2020 at 19:05

Sunday, Dec 20, 2020 at 19:05
Yes the wildpeak AT3w ,I could have got some from melbourne for 250 each which is a good price , up here 350 a throw ,some of the dealers up here refer to the wildpeaks as budget tyres , a set of coopers or MT,s up here is over the top price wise 450 to 500 each.... in regards to spelling I dont use a spell checker because I am to lazy and i really dont care ....
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Follow Up By: Michael H9 - Sunday, Dec 20, 2020 at 19:42

Sunday, Dec 20, 2020 at 19:42
I don't think Falken would pass the spell checker anyway. We've had Falcon and Falkner so far. :-)
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Sunday, Dec 20, 2020 at 19:48

Sunday, Dec 20, 2020 at 19:48
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Maybe "Falkin" and "Falkun" or even "Falkn" are yet to come! lol
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Follow Up By: axle - Monday, Dec 21, 2020 at 08:03

Monday, Dec 21, 2020 at 08:03
Looking at my old landy, ive noticed it has H/F A/T tyres fitted at the moment ( Half Flat brand)...LOL.




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Follow Up By: Michael H9 - Wednesday, Jan 06, 2021 at 09:34

Wednesday, Jan 06, 2021 at 09:34
We haven't had Farkin yet... :-)
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Reply By: Malcom M - Monday, Dec 21, 2020 at 13:00

Monday, Dec 21, 2020 at 13:00
Coopers are known for their rubber cracking. Very common problem, just Google it.
Usually its the front face that falls to bits but that's just a vulcanised plate that has no structural bearing.

I don't use Coopers anymore, got sick of the cracking and high cost.
Moved to the Falkens with no negatives and a lot of cash in my pocket.
Love the Falkens from rock climbing through outback touring.
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Reply By: blue one - Wednesday, Dec 23, 2020 at 20:11

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2020 at 20:11
BFG works for me!!
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Reply By: Batt's - Monday, Dec 28, 2020 at 16:14

Monday, Dec 28, 2020 at 16:14
Just wondering what yr was on the tyres of the Landy what size and pressure do you use and how heavy is the vehicle.
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Reply By: RobMac (QLD_Member) - Tuesday, Jan 05, 2021 at 20:01

Tuesday, Jan 05, 2021 at 20:01
I've recently just bought a set of these Falken Wildpeak AT3W for my Defender so its good to know that all reports have been positive to date. I managed to get the the buy 3 & get the 4th for free... Hoping they go well in the Desert environment this year too
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Follow Up By: Tony F8 - Tuesday, Jan 05, 2021 at 20:18

Tuesday, Jan 05, 2021 at 20:18
You'll be fine with them, as I said, with the TPMS, I've found them to be consistent temps
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Follow Up By: RobMac (QLD_Member) - Tuesday, Jan 05, 2021 at 20:49

Tuesday, Jan 05, 2021 at 20:49
I should have mentioned that I'll be doing some off track desert driving - so hoping the tyres go well in that scenario...
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