Achilles tyres are they any good?

Submitted: Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 13:35
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Had a blow out the other day .My 4 year old Coopers S/Tl left rear went pop.Went cross the road and did a 360. Had a road train coming the other way!!!!!.Replaced all 4 tyres with Achilles Desert Hawk M/T in Albany.What I want to know are the any good?
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Reply By: caseh - Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 13:38

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 13:38
Oops! Bit hard on the tiikker those blow outs.

As for the new tyres. It it not a bit late to ask this question now that you have the tyres fitted?


case, tauranga, new zealand.
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Follow Up By: uppy - Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 14:00

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 14:00
yep i know but they were the only ones that I could buy that fit my buget.My son was driving and he is still on his Ls!!!!.Whats the weather like at home .Im from Wellington but now live in Perth
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Follow Up By: caseh - Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 17:38

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 17:38
Hi Uppy.

I don't know where I am from - lol - spend 6 months of the year in NZ and the other half in Oz. Based in Margaret River where my cruiser and camper trailer are parked up.
We finally got a bit of summer in the last two weeks. Been bleep e ever since we got back from WA in early october. Cannot wait to get back again in April.
Enjoy the Perth heat.

cheers, Case
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Reply By: Axle - Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 15:50

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 15:50
They were classed as a cheapo tyre, made in Indonesia.....But i wouldn't worry to much now,as there seems to be a whole range of tyres in that price range !....they all can't be bad..can they?, For peace of mind i had new Achilles tyres on the front of our 100s when we bought it , .donation from the dealer!, but to there credit we did 60,000 km with out a drama on them. and they only came off due to unevan wear from bad wheel alinement...Using Maxxis Bravos now, they aren't a expensive tyre either, but very good as far as i'm concerned, you can pay to much for rubber in my opinion.

Cheers Axle.
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Follow Up By: uppy - Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 16:46

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 16:46
thanks Axle.Im looking forward to see how they go off road
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Follow Up By: Stevesub1 - Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 21:35

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 21:35
Over the many decades I have raced rally cars and had 4 wheel drives, I have used many different brands of tyres, both new and used, Australian, USA and Chinese made depending on how much the credit card can take at the time.

The only problems that I have had were with a Set of Bridgestones where every tyre blew out. The treadlife of the Chinese ones were less than others.

Wet, dry, on off road, I have had no problems with any of the tyres besring in mind they are usually AT tyres.

Would I buy them again, well I bought 2 Chinese tyres late last year for our NZ based Nissan 4wd to replace a worn out set of Chinese tyres, but will be buying USA made tyres later this year for our Troopy which does a lot more km.

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Follow Up By: uppy - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 at 15:04

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 at 15:04
yep I had coopers st which I brought new. had them for 4 years ,still had lots of tread on them and I still get a blow out .A bit of a worry
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