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    Time has come to put some new 265/65/17 ATs on my Pajero Sport. I currently have Michelin LTX AT2 on, which came with the car when I bought it 25000km ago.

    Some of the options I'm looking at are (in order of price)

    Goodyear Wrangler AT/SA (on special for R1630 fitted at the moment)
    Dunlop AT20 R1890
    General Grabber R1940
    Continental Cross Contact R2060
    Pirelli Scorpion ATR R2100

    I do most of my driving on the road, but do trails as often as a I can (probably once a month or so), plus some sand driving at Atlantis when I can. And then the odd long distance holiday every few months, which normally include dirt roads.

    Anyone have any specific experience that they can share to help me narrow it down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swimma View Post
    Time has come to put some new 265/65/17 ATs on my Pajero Sport. I currently have Michelin LTX AT2 on, which came with the car when I bought it 25000km ago.

    Some of the options I'm looking at are (in order of price)

    Goodyear Wrangler AT/SA (on special for R1630 fitted at the moment)
    Dunlop AT20 R1890
    General Grabber R1940
    Continental Cross Contact R2060
    Pirelli Scorpion ATR R2100

    I do most of my driving on the road, but do trails as often as a I can (probably once a month or so), plus some sand driving at Atlantis when I can. And then the odd long distance holiday every few months, which normally include dirt roads.

    Anyone have any specific experience that they can share to help me narrow it down.
    I've got Pirelli scorpion 265/70/17 on hilux. My driving is similar to yours it seems, about a trail a month, some sand driving and I do a fair amount of gravel road for work.

    My hilux came with them new in Jan and I've done 30 000km problem free so far. I reckon I've got about another 30-40% left so they should hopefully last me 50 000km. Road holding is good even in wet and very little road noise.
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    I also have the Paj Sport, with the same tires on... Apparently the Michelin give great mileage, and they are very good offroad... At around R 3 300 each, it is a bit steep, and I would be hard pressed to not get the Grabber AT's, especially when they release the AT3 in our size some time next year.

    But, I cannot ignore reports that the Michelin can give over 100K km (driving style dependant of course)... It's a tough one, and I don't even need to replace my tires yet

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    I have Pirelli Scorpion ATRs on my Jeep. I can't comment on mileage unfortunately as they were on there a fair amount of time before I bought the Jeep. I have done about 20,000km now and they are excellent on tar even when very wet. They aren't the most aggressive A/T but they have served me well on rock, gravel and sand. Obviously just stay out of the mud.

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    Seems the Scorpions are gaining popularity. I have 265/65/17 on the Pajero and am really enjoying them both on and off road, again, have not been in serious mud with them.
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    Why not get the michelins again?

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    BFG AT the only choice.
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    The Goodyear has good reports.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swimma View Post
    Time has come to put some new 265/65/17 ATs on my Pajero Sport. I currently have Michelin LTX AT2 on, which came with the car when I bought it 25000km ago.

    Some of the options I'm looking at are (in order of price)

    Goodyear Wrangler AT/SA (on special for R1630 fitted at the moment)
    Dunlop AT20 R1890
    General Grabber R1940
    Continental Cross Contact R2060
    Pirelli Scorpion ATR R2100

    I do most of my driving on the road, but do trails as often as a I can (probably once a month or so), plus some sand driving at Atlantis when I can. And then the odd long distance holiday every few months, which normally include dirt roads.

    Anyone have any specific experience that they can share to help me narrow it down.
    There really is nothing wrong with AT/SA's - especially on special at that price!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoekie1 View Post
    BFG AT the only choice.
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    Well you are doing far more offroad driving than me and I still opted for MT's. It really makes a big difference on trails.

    I bought Khumo's which are directional so road noise is really not bad. Perhaps worth considering?
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    I have a sfa with bf's front Michelin back without them I would really battle for traction.
    However safety comes to mind and if you do trails you don't want to cry for days if you damage a side wall.My view is that you have the aids so any local Tyre or reputable brand is good.Love my Michelin's but have taken junks out of them on trails but not that I have to scrap them so would I pay the price for new ones ?.

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    My PS came with BF's off the floor, oem size of course.
    Cant wait to replace them with something more flexible giving a softer ride.
    I have only heard good things being said about the Scorpions.
    But I must add, they remind me too much of my Duelers which is not a good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew5336 View Post
    There really is nothing wrong with AT/SA's - especially on special at that price!
    agreed

    better than Cooper AT3, IMHO
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    Was very happy with my GY AT/SA
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    Quote Originally Posted by jarnojvv View Post
    Why not get the michelins again?
    They are a bit beyond what I've budgeted for new tyres
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slainte View Post
    The Goodyear has good reports.
    See :
    Thanks for this. I see the General Grabber once again took first spot. Seems it wins most all terrain tyre shootouts
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    Quote Originally Posted by albertvl View Post
    Well you are doing far more offroad driving than me and I still opted for MT's. It really makes a big difference on trails.

    I bought Khumo's which are directional so road noise is really not bad. Perhaps worth considering?
    I had Khumo muds on a Fortuner a few years back. I just didn't like the ride. I'm happy with the all terrain compromise.
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    In the all terrain tyre tests I've read, the General Grabber seems to always win. Yes I realise that the tests are limited to gravel roads, tar and sand driving. Mud or rocks are not included.

    A few suggestions for the Scorpion, despite it not having a very aggressive tread pattern. Also a few suggestions for the AT/SA, especially at the price. Only one mention of the Grabber though? I've only heard good things about them.
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    I have General Grabber ATs fitted.
    Nice ride - a bit of noise by not intrusive at all.
    They were well tested in a recent trip - gravel roads/rocky terrain/soft sand through Richtersveld/Namibia/Kgalagadi and were not found wanting at all.
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