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Old 29-09-2011, 11:05 AM
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I thought i would start this thread because i see these tyres as something that would be highly desirable for our terrain styles in Australia, the information i have gathered might be helpful to anyone looking for more info on these COOL looking tyres that are said to be performing in the states.



The tyres are classed as an "All Terrain" but they have a 3 ply construction like most muddies which would be great for punctures and a great feature for an AT.



From peoples reviews from Taco forums and F-Truck forums they are pretty quiet on the highway, General call it "Acoustic Modulation Sound Technology" and other reviews rate them pretty highly in all types of terrain.

The only thing i haven't found out is tread-wear life as they're not that old of a tyre.

there is a guy on IH8MUD with them on an 80, look pretty nice.





And looks like hes going to be a pretty good judge on how they will go on a truck simmilar to a Patrol



General tyre have only just come back to Australian markets and the only bad news about these tyres i have found is that after emailing General Tyre Australia if they were going to start bringing in these tyres they responded that the only one they have any plans for is the 35x12.5x17 and i'm assuming thats for the kind of people who compete in races like the Finke which is a shame because i think they could have good presence in OZ, personally i'd love to run them as a daily/sand/desert tyre.
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Old 30-09-2011, 11:08 AM
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i agree, i think they look like a great option for aus. i've been reading about them a bit lately and they have good reviews, and look the part to me as well. they would be something i'd consider trying
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They're something i'd defo get in a 31 to 33 r17 for daily tyres...
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These are available in lots of sizes 31s,33s,35s and for lots of rim sizes 15s,16s,17s,18s and 20s. Import a set and you will have all these sizes options and the tyres will be cheaper also.
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my mechanic (Andrew curry hiline4wd) races on them. 4th outright at cliffhanger this year. . . . not a bad recomendation.

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yeah i'd agree with that they look like they would be a great daily/sand tyre just wonder how many k's you would get out of them
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i know you can import them from the states, tire rack does not stock them but i guess you could always ask i know alot who have bought through them and seem relatively painless. I also found another place that sells them in the states and they said they internationally ship but im not due for tyres for a while and i'd want 315/75R16 if i bought a set though how would shipping be on 35's? i guess they're not THAT much bigger than 31's or 33's

I have only read one thing on tyre wear a guy on one of the TACO forums that he spoke to a guy with an F-Truck who said he had had them for "15,000 not so nice miles" and they looked new
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I'd love these for all the reasons mentioned above but they're fooookin pricey going by a bit of a google search.

285/75r16 is around $260USD and 33/12.5r17 is around $300USD. Alot of money to spend on a tyre which is technically untested here. Just because it works in a comp doesn't mean it'll work on the road every day for common plebs like ourselves.
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The line between AT and MT is really starting to blur... the MT STZ is along the same lines as this tyre, and also includes physical features they claim reduce road noise (in the case of the STZ, they are raised grooved 'wedge' profiles on the carcass between tread blocks).

I reckon there's something in it as far as the sound technology goes. KM2s certainly have reduced road noise over other MTs. It's all to do with how the sound is funnelled out of the tread pattern - anyone with KM2s who has smashed shallow watercrossings will have noticed how most of the water goes out the side of the car rather than being thrown randomly into the air to hit the windscreen, the noise obviously does the same thing - goes out laterally rather than vertically.

Anyway, that aside - I've already decided that when my KM2s are done I'm going to ATs so these will be on the radar then. Thanks for the heads-up.
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I'd love these for all the reasons mentioned above but they're fooookin pricey going by a bit of a google search.

285/75r16 is around $260USD and 33/12.5r17 is around $300USD. Alot of money to spend on a tyre which is technically untested here. Just because it works in a comp doesn't mean it'll work on the road every day for common plebs like ourselves.
Whoa yep that's pricey for an AT, my 285/70R17 KM2s were US$264 each...
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Just got a set of 315/75r16





Quiet as hell on the road, will give them a good run up the cape and back in a months time ..
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Nice... how much did you get them for mate
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BJ in adelaide just quoted $358 each for 265x70x17
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Just brought a set of 315x75x16s
Getting fitted thursday
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They are far more aggressive than they look in photos.
So far they Quiet on the road and good in the sand

Ill put some more updates after a bit more wheeling
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Had these on for just over a month now. Done some corros, some gravel and a fair bit of beach work.

Aired down to 18psi they bag out really well, did great on long stretches of corros, heaps of control and threw dirt and rocks out everywhere.
Gravel much the same, grip was awesome and threw dirt and rocks out everywhere, so much so I think some front mud flaps may be in order.
On the sand these **** all over the toyo MT's I had before, truly night and day on how the vehicle picks up and starts to boogie instead of constantly trying to bog itself.
As crazy said the tread on these is ridiculous, the pics really don't do them justice.

How'd you go on price crazy, under or over 400 a corner ?

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CT paid 400 a tyre fitted and balanced...
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Okay, more importantly, how is the red text holding up? has it started to wear off at all?
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Okay, more importantly, how is the red text holding up? has it started to wear off at all?

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