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    New Tyres Time

    It has probably been asked a 1000 time.

    I’m up for new rubber for my 2005 GU (STS) 4.2 TD

    I’m thinking Mickey Thompson ATZ P3 or Cooper ST (both around $420 each and I want five)

    They are both expensive tyres, but in my opinion - worth it.

    What have all you members had and would you buy them again.


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    ADMIN - I’ve obviously put this in wrong place. Please move to general discussion


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    Dont mind the Nitto Trail Grapplers on my JK (on my 3rd set) and the recently acquired pooey came with new terra grapplers but I have not had it long enough to rate them, quiet tho and good on bitumen and snow, made in Japan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakey55 View Post
    It has probably been asked a 1000 time.

    Im up for new rubber for my 2005 GU (STS) 4.2 TD

    Im thinking Mickey Thompson ATZ P3 or Cooper ST (both around $420 each and I want five)

    They are both expensive tyres, but in my opinion - worth it.

    What have all you members had and would you buy them again.


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    Mickey Thompson's P3s. End of story.
    Have ran them now since they got released circa 2013. Awesome tyre. Wears nicely and keeps up decently with even the muddies.
    Has very low noise.

    I am yet to hear anything good a out the Cooper's .
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    A friend had all four of his Coopers delaminate on his Honda CRV over time. Wouldn't touch'em with a barge pole.

    Your question will get a variety of answers, but would be most useful to you if you add what sort of mix of driving you want to do.

    From my perspective for sealed road use, dirt road use & off road in many conditions I have found Bridgestone's D697's excellent. However I will change next time I'm up for a set, but ours get used for a fair bit of remote solo travel, at times in conditions where the risk of sidewall damage is great & the one thing I have come to dislike about the D697's is they have thinner sidewalls which bulge out more than some of their competitors making them vulnerable. I went through a set without any problem, but in the back of my mind was concern about the vulnerability. This was cemented when I lost a 10 day old tyre when a small unseen rock , at moderate speeds put a 3" gash through a sidewall. This would be less of an issue on lighter vehicles, but ours at touring weight (close to the extended GVM of 3900 kg) means we often have to keep pressures higher than I'd prefer to keep the side walls of the rear tyres out of harms way. That said I have run them as low as 18 psi over long distances in sandy country & they managed very well. Different story in rocky country. Based upon what I have observed to be the most popular among locals throughout the Pilbara & Kimberley my next tyres will be either BFGoodrich or Toyo AT's. Both have a heavier side wall, plus extra rubber shouldrr protection compared to the Bridgestone. They may cost more (& I run 9 tyres) but I know the extra peace of mind they'll bring will be worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MudRunnerTD View Post
    I would never run Coopers again. I had one De-Laminate at 100km/h and Coopers offered me a Hat.......

    I am on my second set of KM2s and paid $300 a corner and been very very happy with them.
    Wouldnt put coppers on me wheelbarrow,is a common saying

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    KO2's for me, just did a 9,500km trip towing with them on some pretty ordinary roads. Still look as good as new.
    Also have a set of KM2's but didn't put them on this winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Avo View Post
    Wouldnt put coppers on me wheelbarrow

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    Nah me neither, they could walk on their own two bloody feet!

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    My km2 have done about 55,000ks rotated regularly and are just under 1/2 worn.

    When times comes for a new set I'll wouldn't mind trying what Hodge has.

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