All Terrains for 265 70 R15

Submitted: Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 14:09
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Hello everyone,

I have a Mitsubishi Challenger (yes i know, a pretend 4WD). I was wondering what ALL TERRAIN tyres the goorus with REAL 4WDs would recommend to me taking into consideration that the tyre size is an annoying 265 70 R15.

Thanks.

Challenged in a Challenger.
Scott.
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Reply By: tim_s - Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 15:21

Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 15:21
Scott

I too have a challenger and have just fitted Cooper AT's (last Thursday). Too early to know what they are like off the black stuff, but on it they are MUCH better than the original Dueler HT's - especially in the wet. They are noticibly noiser though.

On another note, I do not consider the Challenger as a "pretend" 4WD - I keep that distinction for those with out a low range (eg Rav 4, CRV, etc). So far I have been more than happy with its off road performace, especially considering the crappy tires. Can not wait until I give the new AT's a work out.

Regards

Tim
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Follow Up By: scotthomewood - Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 15:35

Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 15:35
Tim,

Thanks for your reply.

2 Further questions to you:

How do they look on the Challenger? (Mine is Blue over Beige)

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How much did they cost you per tyre?

Thanks,

Scott.
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Follow Up By: tim_s - Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 15:42

Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 15:42
Scott

Mine is green over beige, and I think they look quite good - you know round, black with white lettering ;). They definitely look more aggressive.

Cost was the disappointing thing. Best I could do was $10 off with a 4WD cub membership and a tyre repair kit thrown it ($235 per tyre). Seems in Brisbane no one will discount much (see a previous post of mine on this topic).

Another benefit of the challenger over bigger 4WD's is that I can get between 11 and 13l/100km fuel efficiency (does creep up closer to 15 on the sand). Try getting that from a petrol cruiser/patrol!!

Cheers
Tim
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Reply By: jonny knowalittlebit - Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 16:19

Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 16:19
ive got a triton 99 gls, with the coopers on. Havent really noticed anything loud about them (had desert duellers h/t before) have notice how much harder it is to stop though. took them off road about a month ago to dingo dell (out near oberon) and was really impressed with them so much to say unless they dont go to around the 80k mark ill be getting them again.
Mine were about 242 each from matthews tyres service in chatswood sydney.
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Reply By: Member - Luxoluk - Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 19:56

Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 19:56
Hi, I wouldn't be too apologetic about what you own. Travelled Goog's track, large slab of trans Aust. rail line, Connie Sue, Gunbarrel (inc abandoned section) & Men. Loop and back down Oodnadatta track with a guy in our group who owns a Challenger. Had new BFG's (A/T's) fitted and it performed like a charm. Not one puncture and the pace was really taxing on some days. Horses for courses I suppose! Enjoy what ya got. Cheers
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Reply By: macca - Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 21:38

Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 21:38
Dont knock the Challenger Scott. I have one and had it in some decent 4by tracks .I also tow a Van just under 2T. I am just trying to run some more rubber off the stupid Geolanders they fit on it and will be into something more decent. My opinion, an honest 4WD just not as ballsy as the cruiser or nissan brick
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Reply By: ray91 - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 00:13

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 00:13
scott a friend of mine has a challenger with an air locker in the rear diff , it goes anywhere he points it. He also has 31x10.5x15 tyres on it , not much bigger than yours but half the price.
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Reply By: Member - Tim Nivo - Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 21:29

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2003 at 21:29
G'day Scott. My missus has a challenger, kept getting flats with the crappy original tyres (country car). I got some bridgestone dueller AT 693s put on and had no more problems. they are only P rated but are a fair bit more agressive than the original HTs. Look heaps better too (blue over beige). Good Luck. Tim.
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