A/T tyres

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 19:32
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Before you all go not again, I've never spotted the answer to my particular question.

I've got P255/65/R16 106T currently and need A/T's (wife thinks otherwise), for my Terracan. (The stock Hankook radials let me down last weekend whilst out playing. No traction in the mud, result a dent in the front - ouch!!)

What options are available for me and what should I be paying (in Perth if possible)? I have no bias as the Jerry is my 1st 4WD and obviously never had to bother about A/T's before.

I've read the rhetoric of BFG v Coopers etc, but all have been for larger tyres etc than mine. Also I haven't done a suspension lift yet so clearance is still stock.

Thanks

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Reply By: desert - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 21:17

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 21:17
Look, basically BFG and Cooper are over-rated. Sure, they market specialist tyres, but AT's are hardly rocket science. Kumho,Hankook,Goodyear and Kelly all make. first class tyres at a fair and reasonable price.(compared to the before mentioned). You won't go far wrong with any of those. When you gain more experience and your vehicle gains more altitude etc, then perhaps you can lash out and waste more money on "brand" name boots.
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Follow Up By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 21:35

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 21:35
Thanks Desert a truly unbiassed response. I think it will be a job of ringing around and find something that will not break the bank.

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Reply By: Exploder - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 21:42

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 21:42
Gday Duncan W

Cooper, BFG you are paying for proven durability, the fact the companies target the 4WD market you will always pay more also because more people use them you hear more positives and negatives.

The average AT tyre, Bridgestone, Goodyear, Hankook and alike will handle off roadwork fine. Half the time it is whether or not you hit that sharp rock, have the wrong tyre pressure or going to fast that causes the problems.

Look at some different tyres and the tread pattern then decide on which one will suit you needs. Ring around and for some prices but I find the best way to go into teas things is to expect to spend at least $1000 on 4 tyres.

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Follow Up By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 22:17

Wednesday, Jun 01, 2005 at 22:17
Thanks Exploder, what you are saying is what i suspected. Price wise also.

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Reply By: Kiwi Kia - Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 07:12

Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 07:12
AT's are not the greatest in MUD ! If you want to play in mud big time then you need MT tyres, AT are better then ordinary road tyres but do not expect miracles. The gaps in the tread on AT tyres are very narrow and can fill with mud and leave you with a smooth surface = no grip. An MT tyre will throw off the mud as it rotates leaving clean tread to dig in and give you more grip.
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