All terrain or Mud tyres

Submitted: Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 21:21
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Hi guys,
I unsure of what tyres would be best suited.

Driving down to the Snowy Mountains in a couple of weeks, and need advise on what would be the best tyres to put on my Landcruiser 70 series. I have both sets, but not sure which tyres would be most suited for snow driving & icy roads. Will it be All terrain or Mud tyres. Any recommendation would be highly appreciated.
Regards Allan
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 21:26

Friday, Jun 12, 2009 at 21:26
So your mud tyres would be good in the mud and garbage on the wet bitumen.
And your AT tyres would be average in the mud and slightly better on the wet bitumen.

And the Snowy Mountains is pretty much all bitumen these days - so you need to go for the ATs!
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Follow Up By: Member - Ian H (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 08:56

Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 08:56
Like he said.
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Reply By: Krakka - Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 15:14

Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 15:14
REV'S, I run MUD tyres all the time everywhere, including to work and back also. If you drive sensibly on wet bitumen you shouldn't have any dramas. I would definately go the muds in the conditions you describe. A/T tyres are more useless in mud than muds are on wet bitumen, IMHO.
Regards

Krakka
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Reply By: Von Helga - Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 19:29

Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 19:29
I'd suggest that it does not matter what tyres you have. Although that will change if the RTA has its way in introducing "winter tyres" for the snow country for ALL vehicles (search the RTA site for winter tyres for more reading).
Just have your tyres at the correct pressure, slow down and stay alert.
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Follow Up By: StormyKnight - Monday, Jun 15, 2009 at 20:13

Monday, Jun 15, 2009 at 20:13
The new regulation will be introduced in the 2010 ski season. Throughout 2009 the RTA communicate the details of the legislation to Alpine Region residents and visitors , allowing ski season before the regulation applies.

Basically, if you have a 2WD or a 4WD/AWD without snow tyres then you need to fit chains when told to.

Snow tyres are defined as having the international symbol for snow tyres on them...

RTA PDF...
http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/rulesregulations/downloads/snowlegislation.pdf

Symbol...
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Tuesday, Jun 16, 2009 at 08:53

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2009 at 08:53
I haven't heard that here in Vic. You have to fit snow chains when directed anyway so I don't see the significance of having a symbol on your tyre!

Leroy
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Reply By: Leroy - Sunday, Jun 14, 2009 at 09:38

Sunday, Jun 14, 2009 at 09:38
I like my BFG muddies for running up and down the hill in the snow.

Leroy
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Follow Up By: StormyKnight - Monday, Jun 15, 2009 at 20:15

Monday, Jun 15, 2009 at 20:15
Yes I will be going out to confirm my tyres have the symbol on them......if not how do I stand? Surely MT's can be classed as for snow use?
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Reply By: Von Helga - Tuesday, Jun 16, 2009 at 09:04

Tuesday, Jun 16, 2009 at 09:04
Just to clarrify.
At present in NSW I do not have to fit any snow chains as I am driving a 4WD.
Regardless of what tyres I have on the car.
When the RTA makes it law to have winter tyres on the car (which will not be the set I have now) I will be required to fit chains at the chain bays along with everyone else.
All of our 4WD tyres HT AT or muds will not be designated "Winter Tyres" so you will carry and fit chains.
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