All terrain tyres

Submitted: Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 21:07
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Hi all,

I have just purchased a new 150 Prado D4D Altitude and I am looking at putting a set of All terrains on it, keeping in mind that Monday to Friday its mums bus and the family get away machine come the weekend when we get into the bush and go looking for few tracks. Any advise or opinion of tyre brand or type would be great. Cheers,
Mick
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Reply By: Top End Az - Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 21:14

Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 21:14
If you look in the Articles section of this site, All Terrain tyres are very covered; hopefully this will give you some good ideas. Congrats on the new prado.
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Reply By: Michael James R - Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 21:20

Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 21:20
Cheers for that I will check that out and recommend the 150 to anyone that was looking for the best all rounder
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Reply By: Adam B4 - Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 22:07

Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 22:07
Hi,i just put a set of cooper st max on my landcruiser 200 series, and im very impressed with the cooper so far, i was worried about the road noise,from the pattern of the tyer,as it is a 50/50 on,off road tyer,but my wife hasn't even noticed the difference,from the grandtreks. Off road they have perform brillantly. I have researched the all terain tyer mine field for about 3mths before i purchased.What I have found from talking to people and tyer dealers and reading the forums,is everyone has thier favorate brand,and can give the pros and cons for each tyer. But as some one who has had a few different brands of tyers,i m very impressed with the new cooper st max,which was made for Australian conditions,I purchased my tyers from goodyear tyers at enoggerra brisbane for $390.00 each fitted, the cheapest i could find, after lots of hunting round, the size was 265/70/17r with a 121Q load rating. Hope this helps,:-)
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Follow Up By: Michael James R - Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 22:23

Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 22:23
That's Gold just the sort of feed back I've been looking for as they have been my preferred tyre since I opened the mine field of AT tyers and am glad that your wife hasn't noticed the difference as we all know happy wife happy life. Thanks for the tip on the retailer as I am also from Brisbane.
Cheers,
Mick
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Reply By: mountainman - Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 23:42

Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 23:42
bfg all the way.

coopers make all the big sell, spend their money on adverts, yet bfg dont and still have the title for those in the know.
all my off road mates buy bfg's.
coopers waranty is crap.
group of 4 mates bought coopers, all navaras, one dual cab rest single, got pathetic km's out of them.
they wont honour the km;s waranty, waste of money, but thats your choice.
micky thompson arent bad, but their noisy.

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Follow Up By: Member - Broodie H3 - Saturday, Sep 22, 2012 at 12:04

Saturday, Sep 22, 2012 at 12:04
I had a set of Coopers on my Hilux and warranty was denied because I did not rotate the tyres in the prescribed time frame, and the tyres were used over hash rocky country, Go the BFG, better tyre.
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Follow Up By: Member - Frank P (NSW) - Saturday, Sep 22, 2012 at 17:17

Saturday, Sep 22, 2012 at 17:17
I too can't go past BFGs.

I have a 120 series D4D Prado. On every outback trek (10-20k) I have come back with the same 6 tyres on the car and van as when I left. They tolerate low pressures, you don't get too much sidewall bulge and in any case the big shoulder lifts the sidewall a bit so helps to protect it.

My travelling mates use other brands. It is always me helping them change a wheel, never the other way around. They are learning!

Slightly more noise than Grand Treks, a little bit of chipping on the rear tyres if the vehicle is really heavy and the road stoney (GRR), but I wouldn't change for that. I get about 50-60k out of a set on the car. On the van they time-expire.

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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 14:15

Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 14:15
And I'd have to put in a vote for BFG AT's too.

We used them on an 80 series, for over 240K clicks,(not one set of tyres, of course!!!) with only one puncture and no blow-outs.

As Frank said, they do chip badly on stony roads, but are excellent on other road surfaces. While some other brands might be as good, doubt if there is any better than BFG.

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Reply By: ABR - SIDEWINDER - Saturday, Sep 22, 2012 at 06:02

Saturday, Sep 22, 2012 at 06:02
Hi Michael

BFGs are on special, I just bought a full set of 275/65R17 AT for $311ea fitted and balanced.

Centenary Tyres in Brisbane speak to Scott.

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Derek from ABR
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Reply By: garrycol - Saturday, Sep 22, 2012 at 12:27

Saturday, Sep 22, 2012 at 12:27
Have a look for General Grabber AT or AT2. Not many tyre dealers know of them but if pushed Jax have them.

Made by the General Tyre company in the US - these tyres are big and Landrover circles around the world and I put a set on my Range Rover Sport a month back and have found them very good on and off road - my size is 255/60R18 but they also make them in 17". $270 a tyre - cheap in cost but not a cheap tyre in quality.

A very good tyre for modern 4x4s.

Garry
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Reply By: RobAck - Saturday, Sep 22, 2012 at 17:48

Saturday, Sep 22, 2012 at 17:48
Given your planned use I suggest either the Bridgestone 697 or Goodyear Silent Armour both in LT rating. We use both on 120 and 150 Prado with excellent results. Quiet, strong and excellent off-road. One of our 120 Prado has just been to the Cape and back towing an Ultimate and wearing Silent Armour LT. 10,500km of dirt and off road travel with no punctures and not a problem at all

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Reply By: bockstar1 - Saturday, Sep 22, 2012 at 21:11

Saturday, Sep 22, 2012 at 21:11
BFG.

Check the crowd at pradopoint.com. They should be able to offer good advice.

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Reply By: coonick - Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 00:22

Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 00:22
I am on my 3rd set of coopers in 10 years and havnt had a single issue.
I am willing to try any brand however seeing I have had trouble free motoring with coopers I will use them again. Why would I blow $1000`s on poor quality tyres ??????? HUH !!!!!!!
First being a set of ATR`s then ST`s
This time I have the new AT3`s and find them an awesome tyre in all aspects.
I am sick of hearing these hearsay stories about coopers as I have 3 mates who have only ever run coopers without an issue.
No question BFG`s are a good tyre, however they are NOT the best nor are they bullet proof.......FACT.
ALL TYRE BRANDS HAVE THEIR INHERANT ISSUES ......
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Reply By: Graeme - Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 12:22

Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 12:22
I have a set of Cooper LTZ 255/55/19 on my Landrover and have done 26000km on roads such as Chambers Pillar and the Bungle Bungle's and have had no problems at all in the last few months.
I have previously had Cooper ST on the Patrol and again no problems.
I simply drive to conditions and use the correct pressure for the roads travelled and the wear has been even. Wheel alignment is also critical, overloading is another factor.
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Reply By: Dennis Ellery - Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 14:22

Sunday, Sep 23, 2012 at 14:22
And some don’t compare apples with apples – a person on this site, some time ago, was bagging Coopers on a mate’s vehicle as being more puncture prone than his BFG’s. After a bit of quizzing it turned out he was comparing passenger construction tyres with light trucks.
Saw a fellow at a park a few months ago who had a mix of BFG’s and Coopers light truck ATRs on his vehicle – he saw no difference between their puncture handling ability in saltbush – both suffered spikes through the side wall.
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