Re: Show Us Your Murdered Tyres

Postby Dougal on Fri 17th Aug 1:26pm

AgrAde wrote:That makes sense. I loved the contis on my BMW but they were pricey, even only being 17s.

Wondering what to do about tires for my truck. One set or two? Do I want to drive around with mud tires? probably not. Gonna be a big bill either way.


Mud tyres suck for everything except mud. A good set of all-terrains is your best all-rounder and can do 80-100,000km (they have more tread depth to start with). If you want to run 2 sets, snow tyres are genrally a bit more aggressive than most all-terrains and usually offer great mud/slush grip without being as horrible as mud tyres in the wet, cold and on-road. Square shoulders means they track well on gravel roads.
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Re: Show Us Your Murdered Tyres

Postby AgrAde on Fri 17th Aug 2:19pm

I live coastal and I don't ski, so I don't think I'd buy snow tires. I don't think there's been a time since I've owned the truck where I would have benefited much from snow tires over my ATs, but there have been a few times where some big nasty paddles would've helped the situation.
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Re: Show Us Your Murdered Tyres

Postby Dougal on Fri 17th Aug 2:38pm

AgrAde wrote:I live coastal and I don't ski, so I don't think I'd buy snow tires. I don't think there's been a time since I've owned the truck where I would have benefited much from snow tires over my ATs, but there have been a few times where some big nasty paddles would've helped the situation.


What size? Size can limit your options hugely.

I have all-terrains for general road/sand/gravel use & duratracs for playing up mountains in winter. My duratracs are tall and skinny. They steer like a boat in a heavy swell. But they do what I bought them for very well.
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Re: Things I Hate.

Postby slidecontrol on Fri 17th Aug 3:36pm

dwgknz wrote:..
But shelling out $120 for a new bike tyre that I may get 1,000 km out of I don't even blink......


Come rallying, 250 per tyre, good for 100km.
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Re: Show Us Your Murdered Tyres

Postby Strayer on Sun 19th Aug 3:48am

Dougal wrote:Mud tyres suck for everything except mud. A good set of all-terrains is your best all-rounder and can do 80-100,000km (they have more tread depth to start with). If you want to run 2 sets, snow tyres are genrally a bit more aggressive than most all-terrains and usually offer great mud/slush grip without being as horrible as mud tyres in the wet, cold and on-road. Square shoulders means they track well on gravel roads.


Couldn't agree more. I made a mistake on getting the mud tires and I've been kicking myself since. I'm considering just ditching them, but I really want to get my money's worth at least to some degree before I do that. lol
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Re: Show Us Your Murdered Tyres

Postby dwgknz on Mon 20th Aug 7:09am

Percy Pig wrote:I had a pothole ruin a 2 day old RE003 and the rim on my GTB a while ago, that was rather vexatious... :cry:

Stupid potholes. :angry:

Rocks seem to be my MTB tyre nemesis, and rims as well, probably something to do with pies and ignoring the rocks... :huh: :paranoid:


Whose pothole?

When I was at NZTA the contractors who maintained the highways would be responsible for the damage caused by potholes. They'd always be shelling out for replacement tyres and rims.
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