At22 review bt50 2016
Have had these for about 35000km. Very quiet on the road. Not bad off road but very light work. Have experienced issues with rear sliding out in the wet and can be a bit scary. I do drive to conditions only thing I don't like is using in the wet. Maybe build up of oil etc with so little rain. Am not looking at something more aggressive off road and still good on road especially in the wet. A hybrid tyre.
Ute loses traction in the wet
Similar to other comments, I have a 2018 Ranger done 32000 mostly towing a caravan. Just back home now and twice lost traction in the rear on roundabouts in the wet or slippery condition. Read other posts similar and some disputing this so may be a ute /tyre issue with not enough weight in the rear and tyres with poor traction in the wet. Not sure whether to make them last or that is dangerous.
Purchased in April 2018.
Premature Sun Damage
Been fairly happy with them supplied OEM on my 2016 VX Prado. 2.5 years and 78000km on, take one in for repair due to nail puncture and the fitters show my wife fine crack all around the sidewall "this is sun damage". Tyre split while being pressed off the rim, with 50% tread still on. I check the rest of tyres and 2 more are affected! I checked date of manufacture, thinking they may be older than the car, 50th week of 2015. 3 years is way too soon to be dead due to sun damage especially for a car that gets regular highway k's and garaged every night! Might just be a bad batch, but seriously not happy. What to do? Do I replace 1 tyre like for like with something I am not happy with, or 5 tyres with 50% tread left so that all are same??
Purchased in June 2016.
don't believe some of these posts
have these on my FJ Cruiser from new 2 years 40,000 kms only half worn ,:) tow a 2 ton caravan at least half those km,s use a roundabout almost every day and never had the slightest issue in the dry or wet and use the roundabout at approx. same speed , I don't believe these other bullpucky reviews stating unsafe in the wet , Ive never had slightest problem with these tyres 265/70/17 A22 .
Purchased in March 2017.
Got these fitted with a new 2015 Mazda BT50 XTR 4x4 and have gotten over 100,000kms. They are still serviceable, however they get a little m slippery in the wet.
Purchased in August 2015 at Dealership.
Good in the Dry, Crap in the Wet
New 2018 Ranger came fitted with these as standard. Ranger weighs 2475kg's with mods. I have been driving 40 years and consider myself an experienced driver in most situations. Have done 38,000 kms so far on these tyres on the Ranger, mostly bitumen and still have around 50% tread left. Handle fine in the dry, once the road is wet, pray your insurance is up to date. Have lost count of the times the tyres let go on corners in the wet, most times without warning and going slow. Driving the other day up a winding range in the wet I had to slow to ...35km/h otherwise the car would lose grip on every corner. Completely lost it on a roundabout in town in the wet going about 30-35km, car completely went sideways and ended up facing the wrong way without warning. Driving down a wet range towing a trailer I had to go veeerrryyy slowly around the corners as every now and then you could feel the car have a small slip. My passenger was even commenting on how crap these tyres were in the wet. I have owned many 4WDs and have never experienced the amount of times these tyres have let go in the wet in any of them. Also with a slight push on the accelerator at the lights these things will lose traction in the rain even when changing up gears. These tyres will not be replaced with the same brand when their time is up.
Purchased in November 2017.
These are far better than people make out
I have them fitted to a 2009 200 series GXL Landcruiser I have had nearly 120'000 klms from them , changing them for the same tyre now . I have never had a problem with slippage on wet roads ( maybe you other drivers need to adjust your accelerator control and drive to the conditions presented ).
There is a little road noise now mainly because of how low the tread is . Regular tyre rotation and baalncing checks kept these tyres alive for so long .
Poor Wet grip
My new Mazda BT 50 came fitted with these and I have only done 1600 KLM on them including some dirt roads but mainly local and highway driving. On the highway and the limited dirt roads, the tires performed well. The first bit of rain yesterday and suddenly I was sliding all over the place. Spun the wheels off the line at the lights and then on a straight bit of road, the car suddenly slid sideways. Now roundabouts are like driving a dodgem car. I may have to look for better tyres as soon as the drought breaks.
In my Pajero, Great in Wet and Dry but sidewall not tested yet
AT22s came with my Pajero - Perhaps well suited to Pajero - Handles perfectly in 2wd in the wet (didnt have the same experience as others). Went from these to Hankok Dynapros and all of a sudden have lost traction when offroading.
On AT22s, previously drove straight from paved roads and up mountain on 45 degree dirt, rock and grass tracks. With Hankoks, I now I have to change pressure right down. Highly inconvenient - I think the Hankoks are too hard a tyre, and just dig up the mud and slide (ruined my acreage lawn!). Places the AT22s took me on 2WD, I now need , 4WD and Difflock, and Im sliding everywhere!!
4 Stars as I havent truly tested the side wall enough
Disappointing tyre do not buy.
I purchased a brand new Mazda BT50 which came fitted with the Dunlop AT22 tyres. These Dunlop AT22 Grandtrek on the wet road skid sideways when moving off from traffic lights also manuvering round abouts in the wet very very dangerous. These tyres should not be used, I will be replacing them.
Best tyre on milage, Word tyre on sliprage
Five tyres on my FJ cruiser as factory. Having run the tyres on my vehicle slightly more than 80k for now, mostly for on-road and moderate off-road. The tread is about 2mm left for front (and 3 mm for rear). I am happy with the tyres in terms of mileage and durability.
However, I am very unhappy with safety concern when it is wet - in particular, on a roundabout. Basically, it is extremely vulnerable to slippage on a roundabout, no matter whether you are driving as slow as crawling. And even when pulling out on road, lawn and unpaved road.
For the reasons, I am thinking of replacing the tyres with another brand, and my research is still in progress.
Absolutely Dangerous in the Wet
These tyres are extremely dangerous in the wet and marginal in the dry. Like other respondents, I don't think I should leave these tyres on my vehicle any longer. As such, further comment regarding effect on performance and durability is superfluous. The Dunlop AT22 should be removed from the market.
A word for those expounding the virtues of these tyres:
you are mistaken (or are making untruthful comment because of a commercial interest in this product)
you put yourself and passengers in extreme danger whenever you drive in the wet
you put other road users at risk
Quiet, but hopeless in the wet and easily punctured
The Dunlops came standard on my 2018 Ranger XLT. They've only done 15,000 kms, but I'm about to change them for either Goodyear Duratracs or BF Goodrich ATs - depending on availability. The Grandtreks are not all-terrain tyres. Not by any means. They puncture easily, and they are seriously frightening on wet roads and loose gravel. Forget about going anywhere near mud!
Longetivity of tyres
Probably the best AT tyre I have ever owned. I have got a whopping 86,000km from the original set on a FJ Cruiser. No issues reported dry or wet. I am staying with the same brand good value for money, quiet ride I am impressed and of to Costco to replace with the same.
One of the worst tyres I have had on my New Pajero
These tyres are pretty awful in the wet and I have had a few unprovoked slides which I caught before the car tried to turn itself into a disaster. On one trip the tyres lost grip on a small wet slope and we ended up sliding back a bit which was a bit interesting.On dry roads they seem ok and quiet but they will be replaced before the wet season arrives.
Dangerous in the Wet!
These tyres came standard on my new 2017 Pajero and have delivered numerous scary experiences. In 40 years of driving I've never driven on a worse tyre in the wet. They have next to no grip around tight corners like roundabouts and T merging lanes and are just plain dangerous in my view. I'm glad that we are in drought this year and have not had a normal wet winter as i hope to get these things replaced before the next one comes.
Got these standard on my 2015 XLT Ranger, handle well on any dry surface and very quiet on the road and still have 40% tread left at 60k. They handle off road really well but scary as hell to say the least in the wet as they have massive traction issues with torquey cars on wet roads.
Just perform without fault
Have had the AT 22 on my 200 cruiser since new. I’ve now traveled over 200,000km and out to purchase some more. No failures, no wet road issues and averaging 70,000km per set. Off road performance is far better than I expected and the on road grip and response excellent. I have tried other AT tyres on other vehicles but when the 200 needs a new set the AT 22 goes back on.
Got these on a Ford Everest. Travelled 48000km so far. Got about 30% tread left.
As a road tyre I think they’re good. Haven’t had any problems in the wet as others claim. Pretty quiet on the highway.
As an off-road tyre I don’t think they’re up to task. We got a sidewall cut on our first outing. I didn’t realise the tyre was damaged until we were on our way home traveling 110km/h along the freeway & the tyre blew out & got shredded. Scary stuff.
I will not be getting these tyres again.
Never had a tyre as good as this
When I bought my Ranger XLT in January 2016, I looked at the tyres and thought they won’t last long. I hate being wrong but these tyres have been great. 57000 at present. Only time it has got loose in the back end is where there has been diesel or oil dropped on the road and it’s wet. I have never seen these problems with wet weather driving that others mention. Maybe I am slowing down in my old age. I’m looking to get some replacement ones, not because my original ones are performing badly, just because at 57000 I think I should. 99% on road but travel short distances every day on loose gravel and a 4WD track.
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Questions & Answers
what is the physical weight of the AT22 265/70/17 please so I can compare to other tyres ?
According to the reviews the AT22 isn't any good in the wet, could you comment on the AT25?
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