Cruiser 4500 Efi
I have a Landcruiser pick up and it's got a camper at the back. Together it weights 3.5 tons. I have Big Horns MT 762 on and did from Cape Town (South Africa) up to Zambia in to Angola and back 10 000km. Sand, Mud and rock the real african war roads you can get. I did 25 000km on the tyres on the monent. I run them O.3bar when the sand or mud gets very bad. That is very flat and not good for sidewalls. I did a lot of desert, sand and very bad rocky ereas as well. Not one flat tyre yet. I also had a lot of very good tyres in the past but I must say my next tyres will be Maxxis. I measured the tyres and with a heavy vechile it only worn 5mm. Exellent!!
Perfect on and off road
Great price,not noisy on road and incredible grip off road on my hilux.given them a few good work outs and havnt disappointed once.now just waiting to see how many k"s I get out of them .big upgrade from the old cooper atr's .will b more than happy to buy again
Reliable, quiet muddy
A mate changed to mickey thompsons got first blowout in years and was terrible in mud. Will keep on buying this tyre as it is perfect for me. Great in the mud and will carry heavy heavy loads in extreme conditions flat out.
Great tyre for carrying loads in hot conditions. Been taking them to the territory for last few years with no punctures. Perfect for mud, slightly better than the buckshot in mud.
Not so great on sand compared to other wider tyres which can be expected when comparing a 235 to a 265. Have to let pressure down and your OK, not the end of the world but annoying and time consuming.
Fantastic tyre and performed as well as, if not better than, we hoped when we put them on. Got them specifically for our Cape York trip from Perth. Did the Gibb River Rd, Bloomfield Track (twice), Old Telegraph Track, Creb Track and Great Central Rd without a puncture and only a few small chips, most of that towing a camper trailer. Handled gravel well, great in the mud, and took us anywhere we wanted with no dramas. Used to run Coopers AT, but never again. The camper had them on and that had a high impact puncture while the Bighorns were ...fine. Now have the utmost confidence in them and will definitely get another set in future, including the camper! Grips well on mud, gravel & bitumen (even on wet roads). Strong tyre, hard to puncture and not prone to chipping or tearing. A bit noisy on smooth bitumen roads. Doesn't look like they'll wear as well as some other tyres but still early days.
Keep tyre pressure to suit conditions. So important for tread life. Don't listen to all the big brand hype. It's all marketing. I've been travelling for the last 10 years, and have used a couple of big name tyres like cooper stt, bf mt, and these maxxis outperformed. I choose m/t over a/t for the peace of mind to get out of trouble when it rains in the outback. A/t will simply leave you stranded. Not to good having misus and kids in the back. Just for the record, Hancook m/t,would be our second preference. Used them previusly, and there f...antastic as well. Bloody great tyre. Travelled last 6 months with wife and 2 kids in our GU Patrol, and not towing anything. Anne Beadell Hwy,Gunbarrel Hwy, Canning Stock Route and returned to Alice via Tanami Road then Melbourne. Not one puncture. Still has about 70% tread. Couldn't be happier. Forget other brands. Been there, it's all talk. Little blacktop noise. But we enjoyed it. Just turn up the music or kids dvd movie volume. And trust me, they still sleep. It's all part of having a 4wd. Otherwise ,we would of driven a car and stuck to the blacktops. No fun in that.
only suited for mud would never buy this brand again think i will fork out the extra $30 a tyre and stick with tyre i run on my dual cab Mickey Thompson MTZ 80,000km old and at half tread what a tyre
great off road tyre no problems will handle all the mud you can throw at them
road noise very loud and gets worse at 100kmh tyre wear is not good they dont like hot roads and lots of gravel driving im looking at getting about 30,000km
i have 255/65/17 LT 8ply (30.1 in the old scale) and drive a mix of sand, Rock, Dirt, gravel and mostly tar lightly loaded 4wd Ute.
i bump the pressure up to 40PSI for tar and drop down to 16 for the sand.
done 10,000km and are wearing well, a bit of tread compression at the start and a few lugs have knicks on them after a few hours of rocky Low range work.
i also have a set of 235/80/15 Duratrac Kevlars on another vehicle and they are wearing alot faster then the Bighorns albeit the Kevlars are carting an extra tonne
Although my next s...et of tyres probably will be more All terrain, because i do alot of Tar driving. If you are on a budget like i was but still want something that will get you thru the mud and dont mind a bit of hum these are tyres worth considering. Excellent in mud pretty good on most terrain fairly resilient to chipping
I have done 65,000 km on these bighorns m/t still about 30% tread left, my usage has been 70% bitumen and 30 % offroad ( beach, mud, rock 4x4 ), I drive pretty fast too I'm a bit of a young hoon, they have copped a beating, i would only get 15,000km out of the stock bridgestones A/T's my car came with.. A great tyre never had any punctures they wear pretty well if u rotate them about every 10,000km, and keep them pumped up harder on the bitumen ( 40psi) , made it up some pretty steep muddy hills towing trailer with mx bikes, mates with other ...big brand tyre had no chance. The Big horns seem to self clean themselves in the mud the tread doesn't get chocked up. Strong, wear well, go anywhere, cheap never had puncture, look good, handle well, should get atleast 80,000+ Km A little loud up around the 100kmh, on wet bitumen they are pretty slippery in the rear but I have a dual cab ute and no extra weight in rear,
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Questions & Answers
How this will performs on my forester ?
You could elaborate a little more on the answer. given that I'm evaluating installing that pneumatic measure, to get out of the tires rim 17
Foresters are just an Impreza in a different dress. They aren't an off-road vehicle and the AWD system isn't designed in a way to handle what big heavy muddies have to offer. Just go with a decent all terrain like the Fallen Wildpeak'. You'll also run the risk of damage to the centre diff and the weak as rear diff, unless you upgrade to the R180 LSD found in the Gen4 Liberty 3.0R-B
How do the side wall handle sticks,rocks etc has anyone experienced any issues in this area.
Honestly they are ok but a little soft they need more tread on the side walls like the 4x4 TRA6873R especially in mud, the tread on the side also protects the tyre from sticks, rocks slashing them.
How do these tyres perform on 4 x 4 trailers?
Have had no trouble 4wding it's just if something goes wrong with the tyres maxxis have a terrible warranty won't honer their claims
Good to know that, thanks. I just recently acquired a pre owned trailer and it had these Maxxis 753 Bravos fitted. I guess ill use them till they need to be replaced.
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