4WD tyres

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 09, 2023 at 14:53
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I’ve been using Cooper A/T tyres for 15 years and more recently S/T Maxx tyres. Only had one flat for over 100000km driving, probably fortunate.
There are no replacements in Australia and no production of the S/T Maxx in the US at the moment.
The Bridgestone dealers here are suggesting Maxxis AT 811RAZR as a replacement.
The purpose of this query is to ask if anyone has had experience with these and if so what is your considered opinion about them. I’m going on the CSR in June.
I know there are many others and there’s always debating each one benefits but I’m not really wanting to go down that rabbit hole.
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Reply By: AlbyNSW - Thursday, Mar 09, 2023 at 16:30

Thursday, Mar 09, 2023 at 16:30
I am on my second set, Terrific tyre.
Have done the Gulf,Kimberley, Gunbarrell and the Simpson on them and very happy with their performance
Will buy again
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Follow Up By: Member - JB (TAS) - Thursday, Mar 09, 2023 at 18:13

Thursday, Mar 09, 2023 at 18:13
Thanks Alby. Very reassuring. I reckon I’ll be putting them on
James
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Follow Up By: Member - Gordon B5 - Friday, Mar 10, 2023 at 21:00

Friday, Mar 10, 2023 at 21:00
I'm running my first set of these at the moment. we were in Perth Xmas/new year and I was looking at the tyres while having a beer and thought there getting down a bit. Had a look at tyre rotation card they gave me at purchase and they were all but 50k so I felt much better. Have done a fair mix of stone & sand & will buy them again. I done 3 1/2 week in the Simpson in Aug. with 5 other vehicles running 5 different brands of tyres and no one had a problem or a flat. I was running 15psi.
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Reply By: Bazooka - Thursday, Mar 09, 2023 at 17:04

Thursday, Mar 09, 2023 at 17:04
Tyre Reviewers like them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYikqVdu0LE&ab_channel=TyreReview
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Follow Up By: Member - JB (TAS) - Thursday, Mar 09, 2023 at 18:40

Thursday, Mar 09, 2023 at 18:40
Thank you for that link. Very interesting and reassuring
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Reply By: Member - DOZER - Friday, Mar 10, 2023 at 09:58

Friday, Mar 10, 2023 at 09:58
cant help unfortunately, but i can say maxxis is a very good brand, got them on an 80 i bought years ago, 881's (road tyres), was very impressed as they were not on my radar as a contender at that time.
Research sidewall construction, are they light truck construction or passenger, whats their load rating compared to the st cooper you run.
Lastly, check out toyo offerings and compare price/specs.
id stay away from 2 ply sidewalls, and if the tyre has sidewall tread, all the better for sand.
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Reply By: Phil G - Friday, Mar 10, 2023 at 21:20

Friday, Mar 10, 2023 at 21:20
There are very few bad tyres these days - we get way fewer problems and punctures than we ever did in the past. Brand is almost becoming irrelevant.
The Maxxis have been around long enough - no experience with the AT811RAZR but expect you'll be happy.
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Follow Up By: Member - rocco2010 - Saturday, Mar 11, 2023 at 12:32

Saturday, Mar 11, 2023 at 12:32
Yep, and when you are unlucky you are unlucky.

I've driven my share of rough roads and remote tracks over the last nearly two decades.
Saw a travelling companion stake a tyre on a tech screw in the Laverton caravan park and had my only puncture with a stick through the sidewall of a near new Toyo at Balladoniacamp ground.

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Follow Up By: Member - Jim S1 - Saturday, Mar 11, 2023 at 13:56

Saturday, Mar 11, 2023 at 13:56
Mmmmmmmm .............. we had a tech screw flat in Laverton as well , the morning after filling up at the servo , with a few young locals hanging about ??
Servo bloke was brilliant , on a Sunday.

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Follow Up By: Member - rocco2010 - Saturday, Mar 11, 2023 at 14:34

Saturday, Mar 11, 2023 at 14:34
Probably nothing suss Jim.
They had just built a new colourbond fence and my mate backed right up against it.
I was on the Gibb last year and miles from anywhere a fellow traveller picked up a giant nail. From look of it been lying there for years.
Like I said, some days you get lucky and some you don’t.

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Reply By: Batt's - Saturday, Mar 11, 2023 at 20:04

Saturday, Mar 11, 2023 at 20:04
I bought some last yr very quiet on road good in the wet.
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Reply By: nickb - Saturday, Mar 11, 2023 at 23:21

Saturday, Mar 11, 2023 at 23:21
I have done just over 40,000km on my set, so far they have been great. I reckon they are just starting to make a little noise, I rotate them every 10,000km. Still great on wet and dry tarmac, beach as good as any other tyre, also good on gravel.
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Follow Up By: Member - JB (TAS) - Sunday, Mar 12, 2023 at 22:30

Sunday, Mar 12, 2023 at 22:30
Thanks for the comments
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Follow Up By: nickb - Sunday, Mar 12, 2023 at 22:55

Sunday, Mar 12, 2023 at 22:55
Adding to this, I have had 2 sets of Toyo AT2 which were fantastic tyres, so far these current tyres are on par with the Toyos (apart from being a smidge noisier).
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