Previous model BAJA ATZ 4 rib
First I would say I’ve never used ATZ P3 tyres but saying that I have and still use one set of the former ATZ tyre BAJA ATZ 4 rib...so why would I review a tyre I haven’t use? Because I’m almost ready for new tyres and after getting 140’000km out of BAJA ATZ 4rib and that 140k is hard work and many a time making my own tracks and only rotating them twice.. These ATZ P3 are the updated improved BAJA 4rib so with no doubt I know what I’ll be buying to replace my 10yr old BAJA 4rib
Best A/Ts I've ever had on a 4wd, over100,000klms and counting
The ATZ P3s are by far the best all terrain tyre I've had on a 4wd yet.
Over the years ive had most of the big brands but nothing has come close to the performance of these tyres.
Ive had these on my Landcruiser for 5yrs now ( in 265/75R16 size ) and have done just over 100,000klm on them so I thought it was time for a review.
They have seen rock, sand, mud, snow and highway driving and have not been able to fault them yet and zero punctures.
The handling in both wet and dry conditions is excellent.
I rotate them (inc. the spare) every 10,000klms and they have approx 6mm of tread left so still have a little life in them yet.
Initially they were very quiet on the road but lately as they have a few years on them and getting low on tread there is a little noise coming from them at hwy speeds but nothing to annoying.
Highly recommended if you are after a reliable long lasting tyre for all conditions.
These tyres out lasted anything I have ever had before not that I am a lead foot or anything but the next time I went back to get tyres I had to go somewhere else as they didn't have any mickey thompson a in stock so I went elsewhere they are a great brand that we'll at lasted the rest.
Wouldn't go with anything else now
Do not take these off the bitumen!
All these other reviewers must not have ever driven off the black top, cause I thought these were fine until then too.
I’ve just driven through some of SA & NT back roads, nothing too serious just major dirt roads, gravel and a bit rocky. Driving to the conditions, lower pressures, slower speeds etc all the normal precautions. In around 1500 kms I’ve had 1 literally blow out and 3 slow leak punctures.
Absolute rubbish. I certainly won’t be replacing them with the same again.
120,000 klm's and still have maybe another 10/15000 kays left. Rotated every 5000. Not one flat. Very happy with these tyres except for the scolloping edges as there nearing there life span and they are 35 inche tyres. Thinking of going back to 33's. Hopefully they will last just as long.
A good all round tyre
Was running these tyres and then whent to different brand but arfter having multiple problems with other brand costing hundreds I have come back to Mickys witch give me excerlant mileage up to 80000k with little or no problems and won’t use anything else know with the vehical wich is 4 tons and running high pressures at 48 PSI I get grate fuel economy and ride with limited noes
Best aggressive a/t tyre out
These are the best tyre if you want an aggressive all terrain tyre... quite on the road and long life on and off road, they have never let me down although they do have a hefty price tag but you do pay for what you get. Car still feels safe on the road in the wet but extremly good Offroad!
Money well spent
We had these tyres fitted to my wife car after having good results with the same brand in the 4 wheel drive tyres and it’s has been proven we did the right thing they r so quite on the high way no road noise at all and with the right tyre pressure we seem to get better fuel economy I would recommend these tyres to anyone one for everything on the farm or in the city
Flat spot after 1 off road trip
Ill never buy a micky again used these tyers for the first time of my 4wd carrie. Always wanted to use them any ways hit a decent track about medium level got back on bitumen had bad shake at first i thought i lost a weight i got them rebalance didnt solve it i got them rotated didnt work i changed the rims didnt work. Then found out ive damged 2 tyers some how and they havent even done 3k yet. Crap micky never again
Sturdy and reliable
The last set I had on my Prado was also my first set. I travelled mostly on sealed roads towing a caravan and the tyres were a little noisy. On the tracks through the Victorian high country and throughout the Kimberlies and Pilberra regions they were in a class of their own. I had travelled 107000 ks with them and not one flat tyre. They still had legal tread when I sold the vehicle
Micky Thompson has made one of the all time great tyres. This is my second set of p3s, the first set i travelled 90000km out of them this was not all hwy travel they spent a lot of time on the beach and mountains they were fitted to a 80 series land cruisers and never had a flat . My new set have been fitted to a jk wrangler. They have travelled 30000km and i am still over the moon with the ride and cornering. The 285/70/17 has a 10 ply rap usually equates to a hard ride but it doesn't . The large blocks usually means lots of noise but they are quiet and wearing very well with rotation every 10000km. I would recommend these tyres to any one that has a 4wd and wants to drive mud ,sand & roads safely and with comfort. Anyone who buys the Micky Thompson p3s will not be disappointed.
From city driving to the outback of Australia without fail
There tires and then the the ATZ’s, I went through a set of maxis tires after 4mths, went to the local tyre place and they recommended the M/T’s and I have to say they might cost more but the ride is better, fuel consumption is better and they have been to the outback and back over (10,000km) and have not missed a beat. These the perfect tire.
Make sure this is the right tyre for what you do
I bought six of these tyres and have done about 30k on them now, and they seem to be holding up very well on a mixture of bitumen, sand and gravel roads, including a Canning Stock Route trip. Certainly no damage or leaks, they are tough and resilient. They are however harsh and noisy on the bitumen, noisy to the point of fatigue on a long trip on the blacktop. And don't bother with the sound system, you won't hear it once you get above 80 km/hr. The other downsides are the weight when you have to handle them (twice the weight of passenger rated tyres) and the spare won't fit under the car. If you do a lot of off bitumen driving however, these are very robust tyres that actually ride much better on a gravel road than bitumen, particularly if you've let the pressure down to compensate. I ran at 15/18 psi on sand and gravel for hundreds of km without any damage to the tyres at all, but you need to keep the speed down.
215 km ago I put some rubber on a renovated 92 SWB Pajero with a factory Lift. Just got back from the 100km off road test. The terrain varied from deep dry sand to steep uneven inclines and declines including river rocks , sharp granites and washy gravels over river beds.
My main test was to climb as steeply as possible up a smooth rock face which leads over a sharp apex then flattens out to a steady gravel incline.
Granted , the SWB Paj is in its element in this test.
With no slip of these tyres at all, I can say they are amazing.
These tyres are incredibly comfortable off road and surprisingly quite on the asphalt.
I would use the word predictable to describe the performance of these tyres. The Paj, loved them, my crew loved them. I love them enough to actually write this review to assist anyone seeking the best tyre in the world.
Stone and dust dispersion is exceptional. I did pick up 1 small triangular rock that wedged in the tread which was easily flicked out with a small stone flicker.
As far as I can research and test , these 50/50 are remarkable.
The most amazing thing to me is they should perform to this standard for another 80,000km with the usual rotations and sensible driving.
Totally recommend this product.
Good all round but not the best on grassy areas.
These tyres are quiet on the road as long as you make sure that you have your wheel alignment done & have them balanced and rotated regularly. I was very sceptical early in the piece that I would get over 80k from them but know that they are at 95k & still going, pleases me no end & I would buy again.
Very happy with these tyres so far, they grip really well to the road and aren't too noisy, even though they are an all terrain the tread pattern is comparable to the mtzs on our other car. I've found Mickey thompsons to wear well on our other car and I'm expecting the same result from these tyres.
Different to the old Baja's but still great
Im running 315/75/16 on a lifted FJ Cruiser.
The new Baja's ATZ are a different ride to the old ones and a few things have improved.
The side wall is firmer and does not bulge/bag out as much at low pressures, which is a good thing for front to back grip and general support.
Just like the old ones, they go great in mud, and they really are the most aggressive AT you can get for mud. They eject the mud well and don't slick up.
Balancing was difficult. It always needs a bit for 35's but this was far worse than the last set.
Compound seems softer and grippier on road, but on road manners have never been the strong point of this tyre. If 99% of your driving is on road then choose a less aggressive AT.
I am not sure the tyre wear would have improved but it wont be much worse. I got over 90,000 klm from the old 4 rib ATZ Bajas and these seem to wear a little more. I'd still expect 80,000klm (and still be able to perform.... not 80,000klm and completely stuffed.
I do 1,000's of off-road klms each year and really push my treads to the limits at all tyre pressures. Mickeys are great value and well worth the premium.
The best offroad biased aggresive AT you could have
Having a set of 265/70/17 on the Amarok, went beach and bush tracks couple of times had no problem. Haven't been to deep muds but All4Adventure guys took them through lots of bog holes in Cape York I reckon they are closed to proper mud tyres, if not quite equal (they change to MTZ in the new season).
Dry road handling is good enough, very closed to the best road biased AT (697 or ATR), wet roads are a little more slippery but not too bad, certainly better than some less aggressive big brands. They are by far the strongest AT I've even seen, very heavy carcass, deep tread (14mm new, normal ATs would be around 10-11mm). I have same size Toyo AT2 on my other Rok the ATZ is a lot heavier, also performs better on road than the Toyo (a surprise also a disappointment to the Toyos). The only downside is the noise. They are clearly noisier than those road biased ATs but a lot better than proper mud tyres, on par with other aggressive ATs e.g. Cooper St Maxx (basically the same tyres as ATZ). But with such aggressive tread pattern you'd expect this or you'd go something smoother. They are also the most expensive ATs but if you can afford the price they certainly worth it.
On an FJ Cruiser. Been on for 30,000km so far an I reckon I'll get at least 80,000km. Deep tread wearing very well with regular rotations. Good grip in all conditions. Great chunky all terrain. Look the part. Priced around $380 a tyre in Mackay 2015. More noise than the factory tyres but to be expected given the aggressive tread. Recommended. I'll be buying them again.
40000k and almost half worn.
I've had these on for 10000k's now including a 5000k round trip to Cape York. These are the most aggressive tyres I have purchased and they do hum a little. They don't annoy me though like some of the muddies I've heard. I've been in soft sand, rock and slippery muddy banks and they've performed excellent. I have them on a stock Mazda Bravo with a 2" lift and completed the entire Tele Track and Frenchmans without needing a snatch or a winch. There was another couple with a major brand of AT's fitted that struggled on the slippery stuff. They didn't have as an aggressive tread pattern though. They seem to be wearing well at the moment measuring 12mm down from 14mm when new.
Update. 020416. The tyres have been on for about 12 months and have around 20000k. The hum has gotten a little worse but still bearable. The tread has 11mm left to the wear indicators and I'm still happy with the off road performance. I haven't bogged yet in either sand or mud but haven't gotten in super deep. They lack a little traction on fresh wet bitumen but I'm had far worse. I watch the pressures closely and I'm running a set of 6, rotating every 10000k.
Next update. 30000k. 9mm of tread left to the wear indicators. No change in the hum. Wet tar is still a little slippery. Still haven't had any issues. Soft sand without dropping the pressures is a little hard going but managed to do a recovery of a Hilux and camper the other day with 40lb still in them.
40000k now. Just about 2yrs old. 8mm of tread left which is 1mm above half. Hum is still the same. I'm used to it now and is not annoying. Wet tar is still a little slippery. We have a notorious roundabout here and I've had the front break traction. Everywhere else you just have to take care and its livable. On the dirt is still great and a trip to Fraser Island is coming up soon. More info on the way.