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    So thought i would start a review on the above tyres. Just in case someone is looking into getting these. This is a 3ply Mud Terrain tyre, you will see that Shauno from 4wd Action runs them on his cars.

    I got my set from Segal at EFC 4wd for R2850 per tyre, 265/70/16. First impressions were that they are a fantastic looking tyre and on the drive home they are no more noisy than my old Hankook ATM's. Also no shuddering as the tyres balanced easily.

    Since then i have now done a trip from Cape Town to Calvinia, Williston, Sutherland, Lainsburg, Calitzdorp and then back to Cape Town. Thats a mixed amount of tar and gravel, including some emergency braking. I also threw in a trail in Bosch Luys Kloof reserve, nothing mental but lots of sharp rocks.

    On the tar i ran the tyres at 2.3 bar, and as per Johan at 1st Alignments recommendation on gravel i ran the tyre at 1.5 bar (The tyre at 1.5 bar doesnt look like its even that deflated). They performed exceptionally with loads of grip and very little road noise.

    I would recommend this for anyone wanting a MT but without the noise and balancing issues.

    Will post some pics later.
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    I currently have the General AS (All Seasons) and will look at the Grabber X3 when these need replacing. I have been impressed with the performance on 4WD Action also.
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    I see that 265/70/17 cost just under @ R4K at Errols... Dis n bietjie duur
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walnut View Post
    So thought i would start a review on the above tyres. Just in case someone is looking into getting these. This is a 3ply Mud Terrain tyre, you will see that Shauno from 4wd Action runs them on his cars.

    I got my set from Segal at EFC 4wd for R2850 per tyre. First impressions were that they are a fantastic looking tyre and on the drive home they are no more noisy than my old Hankook ATM's. Also no shuddering as the tyres balanced easily.

    Since then i have now done a trip from Cape Town to Calvinia, Williston, Sutherland, Lainsburg, Calitzdorp and then back to Cape Town. Thats a mixed amount of tar and gravel, including some emergency braking. I also threw in a trail in Bosch Luys Kloof reserve, nothing mental but lots of sharp rocks.

    On the tar i ran the tyres at 2.3 bar, and as per Johan at 1st Alignments recommendation on gravel i ran the tyre at 1.5 bar (The tyre at 1.5 bar doesnt look like its even that deflated). They performed exceptionally with loads of grip and very little road noise.

    I would recommend this for anyone wanting a MT but without the noise and balancing issues.

    Will post some pics later.

    100% agree with everything you have said. I have them in 235/85/16 and they are awesome! I've done about 20000km without any issues whatsoever 80% tar and 10% gravel roads 10% hard off-roading, rocks, sand and mud.

    I can also recommend them to anyone.

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    Ek het hulle nou die dag op my 4x2 bakkie gesit.
    235/75/15 @ R1600 incl en fitted per band.

    Wat n verskil. Ek het oorweeg om n 4x4 te koop as daily op plaas, nou nie meer nodig
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walnut View Post
    So thought i would start a review on the above tyres. Just in case someone is looking into getting these. This is a 3ply Mud Terrain tyre, you will see that Shauno from 4wd Action runs them on his cars.

    I got my set from Segal at EFC 4wd for R2850 per tyre, 265/70/16. First impressions were that they are a fantastic looking tyre and on the drive home they are no more noisy than my old Hankook ATM's. Also no shuddering as the tyres balanced easily.

    Since then i have now done a trip from Cape Town to Calvinia, Williston, Sutherland, Lainsburg, Calitzdorp and then back to Cape Town. Thats a mixed amount of tar and gravel, including some emergency braking. I also threw in a trail in Bosch Luys Kloof reserve, nothing mental but lots of sharp rocks.

    On the tar i ran the tyres at 2.3 bar, and as per Johan at 1st Alignments recommendation on gravel i ran the tyre at 1.5 bar (The tyre at 1.5 bar doesnt look like its even that deflated). They performed exceptionally with loads of grip and very little road noise.

    I would recommend this for anyone wanting a MT but without the noise and balancing issues.

    Will post some pics later.
    On my list for replacements, had GG's before and they where great in all respects.

    I noticed the other day that Shauno is running different tyres now, Goodyears I believe. However, the GG's did get him through lots of s!!t with no problems, so definitely can be trusted IMHO

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    Ya on Sooty he runs the Goodyears but on his Landcruiser he still runs the Grabbers.

    Probably find the Goodyears are now sponsored.

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    Just a few questions, did you go from an A/T 265/70/R16, to these? Or was it a different size A/T?

    Was their any significant change in fuel consumption?
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    Quote Originally Posted by A1ex View Post
    Just a few questions, did you go from an A/T 265/70/R16, to these? Or was it a different size A/T?

    Was their any significant change in fuel consumption?
    Originally i ran BFG 245/70/16. Then went to a A/T 265/70/16. Then i changed to 245/75/16 Dunlop MT2's (narrower tyre but same diameter as a 265/70/16), then back to 265/70/16 A/T. Now finally to the 265/70/16 GG X3.

    Honestly i couldnt tell a difference between the 265 and 245 All Terrains and i used to commute 1280km to work every month. Ever since i stopped using the bakkie to commute i no longer pay to much close attention to the fuel economy anymore. Way i figure if i want good fuel economy i shouldn't drive a 3.0 litre with front and rear off road bumpers and Mud Terrian tyres .

    I am sure though that they will have worse consumption than the All Terrains as they are 3 ply sidewalls and generally a heavier tyre.
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