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Hi there,

I'm looking at options to replace my tyres on the mighty Patrol. I'm currently on 265's but want to go to 285's so whatever I choose I'll be up for 5 of them. Current tyre is a Yokohama.

I'm after an all terrain tyre, rather than a muddy. I also drive the vehicle to work on occaison. The poll options are those that I have prices for from the local tyre places.

Out of the batch which ones are the way to go, based upon your experience. If I havent listed a tyre and you think I should look at it then please advise. Supporting comments for your choice would be great. :grin:

Your help is appreciated.:grin:
 

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I used to run 32x11.5 R15 Cooper STT on my GQ LWB, excellent on road, in mud and on the beach.
I got great mileage out of them, considering 80 to 90% is on road.

I now run BFGoodrich in the same size, just as good as the Coopers, only changed brand cause of price and avaliabity... I'm about to go to Maxxis Buckshots for that reason.

I find mud tyres dont make any noticeable noise in the cabin, and handle just as good as the HT tyres my truck came with.

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Good Year Duratrac's
 

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Mate pm me if you like and I can fill you in more. May have some options avail.
 

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I dont think he will be making a huge mistake getting buckshots, ive been running mine for the last 18 months 60%on 40% offroad and im happy with them still got over 50% tread left, the only difference between them and the bighorns is the sidewalls and the price tag!!

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the only difference between them and the bighorns is the sidewalls and the price tag!!
and the Bighorns have 15-20+ years of improved tyre technology over the very old outdated Buckshots!
 

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mate of mine reckons my maxis buckshots are the best.....
Your mate must either drive a hilux or see point below, has never used a real tyre before.
yom

I dont think he will be making a huge mistake getting buckshots, ive been running mine for the last 18 months 60%on 40% offroad and im happy with them still got over 50% tread left, the only difference between them and the bighorns is the sidewalls and the price tag!!

cheers

phil
there is ALOT of difference between the bighorn and the buckshot. it is more than the sidewall.
yeah thats true, but for a budget tyre the buckshots arent that bad!

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phil
Yes, yes they are.

Buckshots are for tightarses who don't care about grip. Usually they should be reserved for bogans in a jacked up Hilux or navara.
 

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+1 to the goodyear wrangler duratrac's
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+1 for the Goodyear Duratrac's.

I have them in the 285/75/16's (size you're looking for) and they are perfect.

I have them on my daily driver for work and for play. They are excellent on dry/wet roads, in the snow/ice, and go very well in mud/clay/sand due to the all-terrain middle section and chunky mud-tire outer section. The sidewalls flex very well but are strong. The best thing about them is that they seem to stick to all types of surfaces but they wear very well. 72,000 km's on our first set. I'm on our second set at 16,000+ km's and they still look new.











 

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Mickey Thompson 265 75 16 MTZ

gday mate, have a good look at the mickey thompson MTZ. great tyer with little road noise, look great to paid $340 each for my 265/75/16 at bridgestone tyres:punkrock:
 

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I've got 285/75R16 Kuhmos on at the moment (Only because I went from 31'-33' tires and 17' down to 16' rims for free), but before the swap I was running BFG all terrains and as soon as aI'm in need for new rubber I'll be changing back to the BFG's
 

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I currently have Mickey Thompson mtz, atz 4 ribs and dick cepek FCII on my 3 4x4.

Have a look at the atz and cepeks they are aggressive all terrains and wearing very well, not noisy at all. The mtz are ok but are getting very noisy now down to approximate 50%.
 

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If you're looking for a AT tyre that you mainly want to use on-road, but want good performance off-road (though not to mud tyre level), the Bridgestone Dueler A/T D694LT is great. I'd rate the Bridgestones above the MT ATZ 5 Rib, BFG ATs as well as the Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armour, which I've had previously. I've got a set of Nankang Mudstars (which is a copy of the Maxxis Buckshot Mudder pattern) and while great off-road, I simply couldn't live with them as a daily driver. Had a set of Goodyear MTRs and same thing, you had to have the pressures up to at least 40 PSI to make it bearable on the blacktop. Why? At lower pressures the noise would be bloody unpleasant after a while and the tyres would squirm all over the place, really dodgy handling.

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Ray
 
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