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Have got to get some new rubber soon - can anybody critique the Maxxis AT-700's from personal experience? Have been qouted $189ea for them in 205/R16C as opposed to $270ea for Mickeys in 225/75R16!!

Can the Mickeys realisticly be that much better???

Also anybody running Bridgestone D694's comments would be appreciated too.

Happy days
George
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Reply By: time waster - Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 17:03

Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 17:03
Dad had the A/T Maxxis for the same reason, cheaper but didn't get the KM out of them.

Christian
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Follow Up By: AdelaideGeorge - Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 17:14

Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 17:14
Thanks Christian - are you the Christian we camped next to at Snug Cove?

George
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Follow Up By: time waster - Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 17:20

Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 17:20
Yes it is and what a great spot, pity so far from Adelaide.

Hope is all well with you guys and sounds like you just returned from a great trip.

Christian
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Follow Up By: AdelaideGeorge - Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 17:36

Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 17:36
Hi Christian - yes we did the Old Ghan Trek from the Alice to Adelaide last May -stopped at Rainbow Valley and Redbank Waterhole/Owen Springs reserve on the way up. Only a couple of weeks but one of thre bst trips we've ever done.

We've since bought a Cub Camper for total luxury - sleeping on the deck was getting a bit much for us!

Hope your family are all well - the littlest must be - what - 5 now?

Geo
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Follow Up By: time waster - Saturday, Aug 13, 2011 at 14:28

Saturday, Aug 13, 2011 at 14:28
Rainbow Valley is a great place, we also took the back way to Chambers Pillar then down the old gahn.

7 and 5 now the little ones growing up fast.

The camper sounds great.

Will keep an eye out for you when travelling.

Regards

Christian
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Reply By: Member - Kevin S (QLD) - Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 17:32

Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 17:32
George. I run Maxxis 751 Bravo ATs on my Jackaroo. Have done 50,000 km and they still look like new. Mostly on sealed roads but about 60% towing a 18ft van. I know of two people running them on LC100s who get around 100,000 km out of a set so I don't understand the comment that they don't give enough kms.
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Reply By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 18:35

Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 18:35
I've got the Bridgestone D694's and find the km's ok and they are a quiet tyre.

I've also had the maxxis on the troopy. 54k from them and had a hard time keeping them balanced, plus they were noisy.

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Reply By: ao767brad - Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 19:47

Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 19:47
I've run a set of Maxis 245/70/16 for close to 40,000km without a single pucture, still got at least 25,000km in them. Just done a 3 month trip of 13000km towing a van north and back without a worry. Can concur with the slightly noisier than previous Bridgestones but a great tyre for the price. Will buy them again ( do 85% blacktop, 15%dirt and trails of all grades). So happy have put maxxis on wifes town car also.
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Reply By: Member - Vince M (NSW) - Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 19:56

Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 19:56
George
have used them many times on some of my vehicles & found them best/good value for money on patrols got about 70000klms on average, but do find on a gravel rd there a bit loose & very skatie verse BFG's on my own vehicle I run BFG.s on the work trucks I run the maxxis had plenty of flats on the BFG & never had one on the maxxis. The BFG are better in the bush & are a better all-rounder tire but at nearly twice the price they should be
Can't comment on mickeys but the maxxis were a lot better than the coopers we tried & coopers were about twice the price
good luck
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Reply By: Madfisher - Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 21:10

Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 21:10
The 694s are a superb all round tyre with very good wet weather road handling and as quite as any ht, but to get the good wet weather performance the rubber is a bit softer. I reckon by the time mine have done 50000ks I will be looking for new ones, but will be going 694s again.
Cheers Pete
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Reply By: AdelaideGeorge - Saturday, Aug 13, 2011 at 12:01

Saturday, Aug 13, 2011 at 12:01
Thanks for all the replies
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Reply By: asmithy - Saturday, Aug 13, 2011 at 15:39

Saturday, Aug 13, 2011 at 15:39
i have the maxxis bravo 753 m/t! i paid $209 each about 4 weeks ago in bourke in nsw. they are unbelievable in sand and even better on real rocky, dirt roads. we do about 50% black top & 50% dirt sand and mud when it decides to rain. They are unbelieabley quite on the black top compared to other tyres i have run.

I ran the bridgestones on the company truck which is 75% dirt, rock and other blacktop and they lasted 22k's. i found them to be a waste of $ as far as klms go. I now have cooper s/t's on the company truck and are still only getting 30k out of them......

all the best,
smithy.
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Reply By: Bazooka - Saturday, Aug 13, 2011 at 18:48

Saturday, Aug 13, 2011 at 18:48
Have run D694s on a Jackaroo for past 3 years George. Absolutely no problems, good all rounder for 80/20 travel. Expect to get bout 70K from mine.

Reviews and ratings from USA users can be found here: Tire Rack D694 info
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Reply By: Kris and Kev - Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 at 08:28

Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 at 08:28
Have Maxxis 700 Bravo’s on my Landcruiser 200. Have had two punctures and one tyre damaged in 7 months. The first puncture was in Tasmania, suffered a cut in the middle, tyres would have had about 25,000 on them at that stage. Just completed the Gibb River Road and had two tyres damaged. (40,000 on them) One suffered a cut to the middle, took two patches to fix and not sure if the belts were damaged? The other suffered a bruise to the side and so it now has a bulge on the side. (Using it as a spare now.) From advice in Broome and Derby I did not let the tyre pressures down and suffered the first tyre damage, the cut, and then after more advice I did let the pressures down (30psi) and then suffered the bruise. Have now done just over 40,000 with them and they are getting close to needing to be replaced. I do not think I will get the Maxxis again as I was expecting better mileage and a bit disappointed with three punctures. Kevin (Loved the Gibb, took 4 weeks and 3,000 k's!)
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Follow Up By: Member - Kevin S (QLD) - Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 at 10:54

Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 at 10:54
Hi Kris and Kev. What were the road conditions like when you got the punctures?
And a question to the broader community. How much tread is on the tyre when you judge it to need replacing. Presumably this will depend to some extent on the type of driving you expect to be doing in the immediate future.
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Reply By: Member - Bruce C (NSW) - Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 at 14:26

Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 at 14:26
Hi George,
I had Maxxis Bravos M/S on my 80 series cruiser and I thought they were very good.
However I found they did not have enough grip for the cruiser. They wore very well having gotten close to 85,000 out of the first set.
I lost control of the vehicle on the dirt road coming home after work one afternoon and hit a tree on the next set.
I put it down partially to the tyres and mainly my over correcting of the vehicle.
Next vehicle, also an 80 series Turbo, which is slightly heavier, I fitted D694s and have been very happy with them and the next set will be the same.

Some 4WD mags test report on tyres said that the maxis could not hold traction on the dirt, once control had been lost, at above 50K per Hr.
I tend to agree with that. hey were skittish on the dirt and prone to skidding on the tar.

Nephew had a set on his Rocky and I told him to be careful as they would let go unexpectedly and he found out the hard way. He is now running something else.

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Reply By: Kris and Kev - Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 at 15:30

Sunday, Aug 14, 2011 at 15:30
Kevin,
The Gibb River Road road was not too bad. In fact, we were very happy with it. The cut to the tyre occurred not that far out of Derby. I put that down to the tread depth mainly. As I said, about 40,000 k’s and the tread is near the legal marks that are on the tyres. The bruise occurred on the road to Mitchell Plateau and that track was really bad. Very rough and lots of large rocks. I do remember hitting a large rock that had been on the edge of the track. I am happy with the handling of the tyres. I have been on all sorts of terrain, including, beach, bull dust, bad corrugations, river rocks, shale rocks and bitumen. Have climbed some really steep hills and descended same, again no slippage.
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