Good tyres in all conditions. I have done 97000km on my 2015 Ranger, we travel a lot towing a 20ft off road van
These tyres have been very pleasing from when I purchase them. I have had no problem with them in all types of whether and some very hot temperatures on our travels towing a 20ft off-road van through out Australia
Purchased in September 2015 at Mengs.
Best tyres I have ever had
I put these tyres on my 2016 Ford Ranger shortly after I got it. I travel 500km every seven days due to my roster, mostly on sealed country roads with a few km of gravel along the way.
At my last vehicle service the tread depth was 8mm. I have just clocked over 70000km and they are still in excellent condition.
They do get rotated and balanced every 5000km and I also get the wheel alignment done at the same time.
Great tyre. I will defiantly replace them with Micky Thompsons when the time comes.
Came on my Prado 2nd hand, chunked pretty quick
Picked up an 09 Prado from a Toyota dealer with MT Baja STZ rubber on it - easy more than half tread remaining and looked good but noticed some minor chipping and cuts on them at purchase. First few thou kms seemed to hide the damage and the car drove smooth and pretty quiet, yet as I did more than 5k on dominantly paved roads and maybe 1k of dirt (no rocks) the tyres began chunking off pretty bad - up to 50c piece size rubber tearing off in spots and rubber becoming pretty brittle. Obviously I don't know the full vehicle history other than it ...being a rural vehicle (and I can't do tyre warranty as second owner) however given the way they are falling apart after minor cuts and chips (which in my opinion should not have happened anyways) less than half the way through their life I have to wonder if I just got a dodgy set or if they should never have made roadworthy from the dealer! Would have liked to try the STZs as a fresh set to give an unbiased review as it looks a good tread pattern for multipurpose use but the marketing hype and rubber quality after so few kms has me concerned. I will stick with tyres I have more confidence in to replace them as soon as I am home. Sounds like others have more luck woth them anyways.
What can I say about these tyres? Other than 'Buy yourself a set!'
They are that good. I didn't actually order these, I ordered another brand, and through a mix up at the tyre place they provided me these at no extra charge. 'OK, I thought'.
Now the Hyundai Santa Fe isn't the best off road vehicle. I knew that when I bought it, so planned to change the dinky road tyres with something with some 'grip'.
The Mickey Thompson Baja STZ did just that. Living in an area where it rains, we get sleet and it snows, I knew I need a good tyre, and ...these delivered in no uncertain terms. Bitumen, no problems. Highway speeds, great, no rolling to the sides. Grass, yep, that works. Dirt racks (now this is where the Baja STZ's earned my respect. I learned to drive on dirt. Soft, red dirt that was unforgiving, so I love driving on dirt. On a camping trip I was running a little late to meet friends. My son sat shocked as I drove, in his words, 'like a maniac'. I was able to 'feel' the dirt road, every bump, every bit of movement, not in a bad way, but in a way that oozed control. Driving on semi-formed logging roads will challenge ANY tyre. The Baja STZ's let me enter bends and corners at what really we're ridiculous speeds. Anyone who has driven a logging road in Tasmania knows. I maintained 60-80 km/h with trees whizzing past. Sliding into and out of corners but always with the needed grip to put the car wherever I needed it to go.
Best tyres I've ever had
Car came with MT baja STZ's and 40,000kms on the clock (10 years old). Since done another 100,000kms in 3 years, and the tyres still have at least another 5k on them. Now they are 13 years old and starting to bulge a little bit here and there, upsetting the balance. I think I'll buy another set.
Wow did they last the distance!
I travel hundreds of kilometres (282k in 3yrs) over rough terrain and unmaintained roads and these tyres have lasted the distance and then some. Keeping up the 10000 rotation service has made them do well over my expected used by on the tyres. Maybe not the quietest tyre but definitely the hardiest and in Australia we need hardy. Edit Update: 113700km travelled to changeover.
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STZ discontinued ... Thank God
I'm an ASE Tech and have used Mickey Thompson Tires most of my life.( going back to the 70's) I purchased a Tacoma in 2015 and replaced the dreadful Dunlop's the dealer installed with the STZ. This was at approximately 2,000 miles. Naturally the tire rotations were done at each oil change and alignment checked but not needed. The spare is an STZ so it was included in the rotation. My vehicle currently has approximately 22,000 miles on it and the STZ are worn evenly at 7/32. These tires are warrantied at 50,000 miles . They are definitely not ...going to make the 50K limit. My driving habits are mostly highway and about 100 miles of mild off- roading ( mud trails and creeks). These tires have good traction in snow , rain and mud. Maneuverability is good. They are noisy but nothing a good country station couldn't remedy. Very disappointed in the tread wear. Although the STZ's were discontinued the replacement tire is the Deegan. I'm Holding off on buying any Mickey Thompson's or Dick Cepek until there is a real review that cites some decent tread life. Hey these tires are not cheap and if a consumer abides by the recommended rotation and alignment service then the manufacturer should be held accountable to their tread warranty. With regards to this tire (STZ) the tread warranty should have been at 30K NOT 50K. Lets hope the Deegan holds to its tread warranty of 60K.
I had these on my previous PJ Ranger 245/70 16's and did almost 50,000km on them before I sold the vehicle. They were the best tyres I have ever had on a 4x4.
At 45,000km they hardly had a mark on them. I was told by the dealer at purchase that looked after and rotated every 10k expect 90 to 100k out of them.
I have no doubt the new owner will get another 50k + out of them.
Great on road even better off road.
When my OE chineese HT's wear out first call will be my local dealer for a set of these in 265/65 17's.
I sure hope that MT don't stop making this tyre/tread pattern
I would suggest that anyone having balancing issues that there may be some other issue with rims, warped brake disks etc causing your problems.
Traveled 95,000 klms towing 17 foot caravan without Evan a puncture only 1 wheel alignment and didn't rotate tyres hope this new set do as good as I expect to do a lot more traveling
I have total trust in these tyres I will not buy any other brand of tyres
315/70/17 Mickey Thompson STZ
This is the worst tire I've ever purchased. Completely impossible to balance and badly out of round. I've had all 5 of these balanced 12 times in the past 15,000 miles and each time its a headache. Mickey Thompson and 4 wheel parts could care less also. I pretty much have 5 boat anchors on my Jeep.
Great tyres on or off road
These tyres have been great both on and off road, 50.000 on them now and still going strong. I have rotated them every 10000 with only normal wear and NO punctures. Very sad they are discontinued, still got spare never used. I'm looking to get new as I want to do big trip up north pulling caravan, that wil be another 10 to 15000.
Seriously can I really rely on Mickies
I have been 4x4 driving for the past 45 years and have never experienced this with any other tyre brand. After extensive research I fitted STZs to my NS Pajero 4 years ago the STZs are date stamped 2012 and have traveled 35,000 km.
Recently we traveled to Clarence River and as normally traveling on a dirt road in good condition not rutted I air down to 34psi.
After traveling approximately 40 km we had a blow out on the rear right as I negotiated a bend in the road , on inspection the tyre had torn across the tread pattern and the steel belt...was exposed and hanging out. We though not much of this these things happen and after changing the tyre resumed to travel to Casino. We had been on the asphalt for about 20minutues and the noticed a vibration in the vehicle on closer inspection found the left rear STZ had bulges in the tyre and had started to delaminates. As I was out of spare wheels we proceeded to limp into Casino , unfortunately the tyre blew out across the tread same as the right tyre exposing the steel belt. As it was out of normal business hours we managed to get assistance from a tyre company in Casino and replaced the tyres for us they also said that we would be wasting our time persuing any compensating as the tyres are out of warranty . Up and till this episode the STZs had proven to be a good alrounder, however I don't believe that only traveled 35,000km even though the tyres were 5 years old in total as per stamp on the rear wall of the tyre should they be out of warranty. I have another 4by with BFGoodrich tyres 8 years old and are still going strong. In summary these tyres had been rotated religiously every 5000km as per their recommendations and I can not trust my Micky Thompsons and the STZs do not give me any confidence especially with their after sales service
uneven tread wear
made of a poor quality compound that requires over maintaining by rotatating tires every 3000 miles as directed by mickey thompson ,when buying these your buying a problem, if you do not rotate these tires over 5000 miles they will fail and without proof of rotating mickey thompson is unhonorable and will not warranty. i am throwing these in the trash and going back with problem free michelin tires
2013 Dmax owner, original desert dulers were bad in the wet, very noisy and the worst handling tyre I have ever owned they lasted 30,000km after constant rotations and alignments it drove like a pig !
after fitting STZ mickey Thompsons the truck has became a gem to drive brilliant handling on/off road, wet/dry still quite with 50,000km on tyres should get another 25,000km at least, I will be buying the same tyre when due again I will buy nothing else can't fault them
Great all terrain tyre
I have had these tyres for about 4 years, down to about 6mm tread, cant wait till they run down, I want to buy some more! Great on the blacktop fairly quiet, done lots of off road including the Canning stock route. No problems at all, no punctures, a few chunks out off the tread blocks but thats to be expected, I have given them a rough time.
Best tyres ever
These tyres are absolutely the beat option. Forget price, i've found to be far better off paying the extra money and getting tyres that im happy with, last longer, handle better, more mileage, good in the wet, etc etc!! Would truly recommend to anyone who is looking for something new.
Best 4x4 tyre
Had a set of these (LT version) on our Terracan for the last 7-8 years well over 80,000k's and still got tread left.
Been all around S/W Victoria including the Grampians (dirt tracks), and 2 years in Broome up along Cable Beach every week and in some nasty sand to boot. No problems with these at all. No road noise on the highway and very versatile with mud, rock, sand and a bit of snow too. Next set not far away.
Not too bad, a little noisy.
Not too bad, a little noisy. Used them on the beach for the first time in Coffs Harbour. Did well considering the car was not actually traditional 4WD. Not too bad, a little noisy. Used them on the beach for the first time in Coffs Harbour. Did well considering the car was not actually traditional 4WD. Not too bad, a little noisy. Used them on the beach for the first time in Coffs Harbour. Did well considering the car was not actually traditional 4WD. Not too bad, a little noisy. Used them on the beach for the first time in Coffs Harbour. Did well considering the car was not actually traditional 4WD.
Had five of them fitted to a brand new Triton (245/70R16) in 2013 - didn't even bother trialing the rubbish it came with - and am about to sell the car with 86 thousand km on the clock and ~4 mm of tread still to go. Unbelievable. No punctures, uneven wear or anything wrong with them in those three years. New car is ordered and is coming with a set of the same, thanks very much.
I bought these Tyres and fitted to my prado,love the Tyres but can't find anyone here in Caboolture that can do wheel alignments,I've done around 5k on them,took the prado back to redo the alignment and they made it wear more. Can anyone help? Should I go back and request a refund ?
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Questions & Answers
Can I get a M/T STZ for my 2016 Ford Ranger Wildtrak which has 18 inch tyres?
I'm looking for new tyres for a Nissan Navara dual cab that does mainly road work (80/20) with some gravel/dirt and tows a horse float (near 3 tonne when loaded). Have airbags on springs to help with towing and have tried the General FR Grabber AT2 and most recently the BF Goodrich All Terrain, running a 265/70R16. Mileage for both in the low 50's but did like the ride of the BF's particularly. I have been recommended the Goodyear Wrangler Adventurer and to move upto a 265/75. The BF's are a new tread pattern and rather flash new price to match, any advice on what would be good? Am a bit concerned some of these treads maybe a bit too aggressive for my needs but doesn't seem to be much in between.
Hi Kate,I paid $417 each,very quiet tyre,had Atz Mickey thompsons on my prado last,got around 65000k out of them,I don't tow as much as you. I can say they are just as good as the ATZ tyres on the sand,you can't tell your in a four wheel drive on the freeway its that quiet. They still have a high load speed rating, good year wranglers are the same price as the mickeys. The new Atz p3 Mickey thompsons are good from what I hear,my boss just put Yokohama at's on his land cruiser and loves them,fraction of the price.
Why do my tyres make so much road noise?
I have no idea - sorry. All I can say is that in our application - Jeep Grand Cherokee - they are about the same as the factory ones noise-wise, or maybe a teeny teeny bit more if you wanted to really nitpick. CERTAINLY nowhere near as bad as we were expecting given their aggressive looking structure. They've done over 10K now and we still have no complaints whatsoever. We will probably put the same onto our old Prado when its are due for changing.
All I can suggest is that you correct any wheel alignment/balance issues and re-check for correct air pressure.
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