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    Morning all, I need a little advice, I know itís been discussed and argued over probably every weekend out. I am now in need of new tyres, but not sure which all terrain or mud.
    I am one of the few who has returned to ZA. However my question is I am sure your tyre choice is different here in ZA than in the U.K.
    As I am sure you have more sand driving here am I correct in thinking that most would lean towards the all terrain?

    Thanks in in advance for your feedback.

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    Hi there

    What is your intended use split going to be? 80/20 Tar/Offroad for example. I would use this as my main guide for choosing ATs over MTs.

    If it is purely a recreational weekend vehicle for trails with a variety of terrain and obstacles then the MTs might be more suitable.

    Again, if you dont mind a bit of extra road noise and less longevity then MTs on an every day vehicle can be an option

    I see your struggle
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    Think potholes. Think worn road edges.

    Then think of the highest ply rating possible in AT.

    Stuff sand and stones, our roads cause more damage.
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    You only really need muds .... for mud. I have had both muds and AT's and find the AT's far more versatile
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
    You only really need muds .... for mud. I have had both muds and AT's and find the AT's far more versatile
    not really, its a lot better in sand and on rock.

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    If you do any kind of commuting in the Cape Town traffic, avoid MTs.

    What vehicle are you driving?
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    Itís for a puma not used excessively around town mostly weekends and holidays, I like to do lots of day/ weekend trips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Landymac View Post
    Itís for a puma not used excessively around town mostly weekends and holidays, I like to do lots of day/ weekend trips.
    I suspect that you might have already made your mind up on MTs

    Since its a weekender, go for the MTS, you get the best of all worlds
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    Ive had about 3 sets of muds on a couple of Pumas, and now on my first set of AT's. I should have switched to AT's many years ago...very happy with my BFG AT km2.

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    To compliment a defender's awesome offroad abilities I'd say . . . muds!

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