cheap 4wd tyres

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 13:55
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Hi all,
Anyone have any experience with the cheaper 4wd AT tyres e.g. Nankang, Hercules or Triangle ??
Thanks
Sanga
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Reply By: pmacks - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 15:02

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 15:02
g'day sanga
not sure if mine count but i am currently running TERRA TRAC 265/75/16 LT on my GU patrol, not a tyre i would have bought by choice but after shreading two on the way to william creek these were the only tyres they had in my size cost $250.00 each fitted at william creek ( no choice ) i then purchased two more when i got back to Sydney $165.00 each fitted and balanced and they are about to clock up 65,000 and i expect them to get to about 80,000 k's and they have been a great tyre.
Our use is mostly on road with maybe 12,000 k's out back travel in the last year since these went on in september 2003 i am very plessed. I run the tyre pressure at 38 for on road and the wear has been even across all four tyres. They do have one fault though and that is in the wet they can be pretty slippery but you get used to this and i will more than likely purchases 4 new ones in april next year prior to our cape york trip.
hope this helps
pmacks
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Reply By: Swine Hunter - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 15:02

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 15:02
Hi there,
I bought my GQ LWB 6 months back and it had Nankang 275/70/16 fitted to standard rims. I have had them balanced several times but still have the dreaded Patrol shimmy. It may or may not be the tyres, they only have maybe 10-15k left on them so I will not be buying this brand again so that I can try something else and hopefully rid myself of the shimmy issue.
They do run quite symetrical though, we checked and double checked them during balancing to try eliminate the possible causes of the shimmy.

Cheers,
Wayne
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Follow Up By: Steve - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 21:13

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 21:13
Try an on-car balance ...it usually fixes the prob..
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Reply By: old-plodder - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 16:24

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 16:24
Friend running Triangle 225/75/16 (? I think that is right) on his older pajero for about 6 months now.

AT/road style, seems OK with reasonable grip. Mostly bitumen and a little track work.

no problems and for $98.00 ea not bad. Reckons even if he only gets 40,000 out of them he is still ahead. But looks like it will be more.

Just got a quote for $113.00 ea for Triangle 235/85/16.

Also got a price for 235/85/16 Simex road trekkers - $145.00 ea.

I might go the Simex, havn't made up my mind yet.
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Reply By: sang - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 16:57

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 16:57
Thank you for the replies
It seems the cheapie are all quite durable, may even better the brand names. But how about grip in dry, wet and offroad ?
Sanga
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Follow Up By: rolande- Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 20:00

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 20:00
G'Day Sanga,

Running Hecules Terra Trak as above. They do not track as well as BFG or Coopers, probably don;t hold on to a wet road quite as well either, not that I have noticed. Paid $195 for 10ply, the 8 ply are about $20 less. Good value for money I reakon.

Don't under any circumstances buy Nankang, had two tread separate, one at 100k's, bald by 30,000, would never buy one.

Rolande
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Follow Up By: Diamond (Vic) - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 20:21

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 20:21
as ive mentioned before we had a name for nankang when i was in the tyre trade.
nang bang
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Reply By: Brew69(SA) - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 17:50

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 17:50
Member Pesty uses Savero AT's.(also go under name of GT radial i think) cost aprrox $160 each and after 4 or 5 sets he swears by them.
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Follow Up By: old-plodder - Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 07:57

Friday, Apr 29, 2005 at 07:57
Savero AT is now also sold under the GT radial name as Savero.
Have also heard good reports.

Has a tread pattern similar to the old Yokahama super digger II?

Was looking at them the other day. $170.00 for 235/85/16.
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 20:03

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 20:03
I am using Kelly safari awr certainly as good as any of the cheaper tyres
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Reply By: Diamond (Vic) - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 20:25

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 20:25
we used to sell all of the above.
nankang no good.
the other two used to wear really well but as far as grip ect go
pay a little more .
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Reply By: Shaker - Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 22:48

Thursday, Apr 28, 2005 at 22:48
Firestone RMT ..... $78.00 each, excellent so far!
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