Holes the size of my hand in side wall
i bought the car with 50% tread. the tyres did alright aired down for 4x4 tracks but yesterday i aired down to 15psi for soft sand and an hour later two of them had holes the size of your fist in the sidewall.
made for a terrible afternoon. pretty pathetic really
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Shit don't do it to yourself
I tested these tyres on my hilux up at cape york. There side wall is so soft that now I need new rims. At 27PSI looked like I had 18psi. My poor rims took a flogging and I wished I never bought them. Got approximately 45000kms out of the set too. My mates had Mickey's and I wished I had stuck to them.
Anyone with crap mileage out of a tyre has worn ball joints
People complaining about only getting 50,000km out of a set of tyres or having them "tram track" for example have worn ball joints. It's not the tyre's fault. They'll just roll in the direction the steering points them in. Check your tie rods, rack ends and lower ball joints. I can guarantee 2 or 3 of these things need replacing.
I have to agree with some of the other comments, these tyres grip unbelievably well off-road and in muddy conditions. This tyre is at home on a wet slippery offroad track and will far outperform the best all-terrain tyre on the same surface.
Just fitted a new set of 265/70/17's to my d40 navara, first thing I noticed was these tires dive around on the bitumen, not over pleased with how they handle on road, seem to have spongey side walls that allow the tire to tram track. I'm comparing these to a set of bfg km2s I had previously which were quieter and had much better manners on the road. I drive mostly dirt roads and paddock work so it will be interesting to see if they last any longer than the 50,000 Ks I got out of the bfs, I won't be buying these again due to how they handle on road.
Amazing off road and in the wet
These tyres have been great. Grip well in the wet and are unstoppable in the mud. Only grip is the noise .....which is common with a mud tyre though. I had all terrains before this tyre....they slid all over the place in wet weather....but the bighorns grip perfectly. Would certainly buy again.
Have now done 54000 Kilometers and have about 3-5mm of usable tread, now becoming slippery on wet roads, they have been used for mainly on road & some off road use, overall have been a great tyre, not Hesitating at looking at getting some more, no break in the beads and have always balanced well. Over all very happy with them and would recommend them.
pretty good tyre so far!
265/75/16 have waited a while before posting up a review on these, have done about 4-5000km on them now, no signs of wear yet. but have noticed after the first 1000km or so they got a little louder on the road, doesn't bother me personally but just something i noticed. in mud the tyres are great!, just keep pulling! have only been in the snow twice in them, but they seemed to go pretty well, but are the first tyres i've tried in snow! have hit ice in them once and pretty much sent me side ways! but then in say thing that what mud tyre does grip on ice.
overall pretty happy so far.
Balance issues but great off road
Iv had these tyres for 40000ks now and they properly have 5-10 left on them. Fantastic off road with awesome grip in all conditions.now for the big issue with them is balance. Iv had them balanced twice in 5000ks and still bad vibrations not happy won't be buying again
Reasonable tyres but very poor mileage.
I bought these tyres with 307000 kms on the clock. Now I have 237000 so they have done 30000 kms and are well below half worn. I doubt they will make 40000 kms.
On the plus side they weren't as expensive as some, but when I take in to account the poor mileage I don't think I got as good a price as I thought. Km per km they will work out the same price as the expensive tyres. A little noisier than the ATs I had previously but that's to be expected.
Am looking at Toyo tyres now. Won't bother with Maxxis again.
Great off road tyre
Brought these tyres 15000 km ago and they are brilliant... Not too noisy on the road and good on the dirt. The tread patten is aggressive but it doesn't hold any annoying stones!!!! They flick out the mud well. I have them on my 2009 dual cab Hilux. Great price compared to Coopers and BF's....
Nothing so far
Questions & Answers
Hi all, has anyone ran them on a 120 series prado? I have mickey thompson mtz's on it at the moment (which are just legal in tread) but we've got 110000 klms out of them (all hiway use). I've heard that certain tyres perform better on certain vehicles, has anybody also found this to be true? The mickey's have also never ever been rotated (yeah i know this sounds bad) but the front and back have worn perfectly. I am in the next couple of days putting new tyres on and can't unfortunately afford $415 / tyre for the mickeys and was just wanting to see if anyone could help with selection for what runs well on a prado
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