Mickey Thompson Baja Radial's

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 11:42
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Hi guys,
Does anyone have any info on these tyres, such as wear and comfort/ability? I have a Hilux Surf and am thinking of getting a set, they seem to have good on road charicteristics and almost unbeatable (in their class) performance. Sure they are ~$230 each but thats not too bad compared to the alternatives ie BFG's.

Anyway, all info would be appreciated.

PS the one thing i do see against them is their possible availability, or lack of.Cheers, Jono.


Sorry bout the pic, another one is on its way!!! GO THE SURF!!!!
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Reply By: Member - Jono (Perth WA) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 11:46

Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 11:46
sorry guys - I am refering to the Mickey Thompson Baja Radial MTX model.

see www.mickeythompsontires.comCheers, Jono.


Sorry bout the pic, another one is on its way!!! GO THE SURF!!!!
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Reply By: Member - DickyBeach - Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 12:00

Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 12:00
Jono,
The March 2003 issue of 4x4 Monthly compares 17 brands of tyres and including the one you specified.
On a score out of 5 they rate the 265/75 as
3 for On Road, 4 for Fire Trail, 3 for Gravel, and 4 for Sand.

By way of comparison the Cooper Discoverer S/T rates 2, 4, 5, and 4 respectively and BFG All Terrain T/As as 3.5, 4.5, 2, and 3.

Hope this is of help.
DickyBeach
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Follow Up By: Member - Jono (Perth WA) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 13:22

Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 13:22
thanks mate,

does the mag comparo give any indication on price?

going by the figures you quoted it would seem the Cooper Discoverer ST's are pretty good. The only thing is most of every 4WD's use is on road so i guess road performance needs to come into it.

Thanks dickybeach.Cheers, Jono.


Sorry bout the pic, another one is on its way!!! GO THE SURF!!!!
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Reply By: Member - DickyBeach - Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 13:26

Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 13:26
Yup, RRPs are, respectively $267, $288, and $340.
DB
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 14:33

Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 14:33
They look like a street tire to me?



Coopers ST/BFG AT/Bridgestone AT would toast them offroad, but for lasting I think these Mickeys could last the distance.

I think there are other road tires that would be easier to get hold of, I dont think Ive seen anyone with these MTX before, so probably only available in the USA
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Follow Up By: Member - Jono (Perth WA) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 18:32

Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 18:32
hey truckster,
just for your info and for others - these are distributed by Exclusive Tyre Distributers in QLD and they send them round OZ to other tyre resellers.
(i just found this out myself by ringing them.) And if you could see them in the flesh you wouldnt think they were road goers!!!Cheers, Jono.


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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 21:27

Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 21:27
So that pic I posted is the one your talking about?




must be trick photography!
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Follow Up By: colin - Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 23:25

Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 23:25
have to agree look like a steet tyre to me, would go good in the sand though. Col
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Follow Up By: Member - diamond(bendigo) - Friday, Apr 11, 2003 at 20:25

Friday, Apr 11, 2003 at 20:25
exclusive tyres are the importer of cooper so any cooper dealer should be able to help youlooking foward to easter at jamieson
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Reply By: Member - Dave (Bungendore) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 23:14

Thursday, Apr 10, 2003 at 23:14
"Tyrepower" stores in NSW/ACT carry them, had a look at a set on the floor the other day.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jono (Perth WA) - Friday, Apr 11, 2003 at 11:16

Friday, Apr 11, 2003 at 11:16
Dave,

I am interested in both Truckster and Colin saying that they thought they looked a bit too much like road tyres. Seeing as you had a look at them the other day, what were your thoughts?

I am very much prepared to accept that i may be wrong however the earlier reply about the results from 4WD Monthly Mag test did sound OK to me. And going by those results and considering the prices, why should i go for the BFG A/T's? at around $340 each it seems a bit excessive to me.

thanks daveCheers, Jono.

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Follow Up By: Wazza (Vic) - Friday, Apr 11, 2003 at 14:56

Friday, Apr 11, 2003 at 14:56
$340 is RRP

I know it is not in WA, but a quick search on www.melbournetradingpost.com.au (keyword goodrich):

Nissan Patrol BF-Goodrich All-Terrain Melbourne's largest stockist of this outstanding tyre. 265/75X16 BF Goodrich All-Terrain, suit Nissan Patrol, Toyota Cruiser now $235.00 Fitted & balanced many happy customers report 100,000 KM plus milage. (FT)G 97589288 or Lilydale 97350188 Available at FTG and Lilydale. Widetread Tyres, 1158 Burwood Hwy FT Gully/ 32 Main Street Lilydale .

Igonore all their hype and blah blah about the happy customers, and it may not be in your size, but $235 is not too bad..... sorry Jono, can't help with WACheers,
Wazza
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Reply By: Member - Dave (Bungendore) - Saturday, Apr 12, 2003 at 17:36

Saturday, Apr 12, 2003 at 17:36
Johno,

Dont have much personal knowledge about tyres (still running on a second hand set of Firestone firehawk RV tyres that come with car 3.5 years ago which looked halfway through the life then, done 50k since and will have to replace soon, two tyres got about 20,000 left on them.) but I looked at the BFGs, Kelly, Cooper (said he would not like to sell me them as had a bad experience himself) Pro comp and others. Pro comp was what I was originally looking at, like you, based on the 4wd monthly info as they had a better road rating then Micke Ts. The mickey Ts (to me) actually looked more off road than the others. Plus the guy was steering me towards them. He actually does a lot of comps himself so he should have some knoweldge. Thye looked like they would have a bit of road noise about them as well. I am looking for an all round set as spending 4 months touring the WA beaches to broome, through the kimberlys, N.T and back towards canberra soon so I will need an all rounder, including good road tyre. The mickey T's however had a more open tread then the others which would count in mud, which was not a criteria for the mag test.

Prices were cheaper that the mag said, and as I have 15's on my 80 series they were cheaper again. BFG's dropped to $240. Kellys $190 etc. Havent made mind up but concerned about rating of 2** on gravel for BFG's. Don't know about whear length for Pro-comps either. As to avaibility, 230 store australia wide, dont know where they, probably all in NSW.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jono (Perth WA) - Sunday, Apr 13, 2003 at 14:51

Sunday, Apr 13, 2003 at 14:51
Yeah,
Thanks Dave,
Basically everything you have said is what i'm currently going through myself. I also got the impression that the Mickey T's were pretty "off road" looking. Most of my off road driving will be on sand/gravel here in WA and that is why i am not too keen on the BFG's. Like you said a rating of 2 stars isn't great and if that is the sort of terrain you will be on most of the time then i would be looking at other options too.

Thanks for your help and I think I will probably look a little more into the Mickey T's before making a decision.

Thanks dave,
Cheers, Jono.

Sorry bout the pic, another one is on its way!!! GO THE SURF!!!!
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Reply By: Allyn (Pilbara) - Sunday, Apr 13, 2003 at 21:01

Sunday, Apr 13, 2003 at 21:01
Recommend you look at Goodyear Wrangler MTR also.
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