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    Default AT51 vs Wrangler vs CrossContact

    So I'm the market for a new set of boots for the GV as the 18s are nearing the end of their life, I will be putting on 16" wheels and have been looking at 205/80R16. Was aiming for a set of Conti CrossContact AT early next year as they are affordable and I've seen good reviews. Spanner in the works is that I've come across a Black Friday sale with good prices on Kumho AT51 and Goodyear Wrangler AT/SA, both also in 205/80R16.

    Wranglers I know are good, Kumho as a brand I've used before on my Golf and had no problems, but don't know much about the AT51 and don't see many on the roads. Any advice from people who've owned any of the above would be highly appreciated.

    My driving is very much 80% tar, but I want something that can take me on trails like DeWildt and Hennops with minimal stress, and very high on the list is a tyre that looks good (don't judge me, I still turn to look at my car when I park it and smile would like it to look a little tough even if its parked at the mall lol) but obviously good wet/dry performance balance and decent life/mileage expectancy is also of importance...
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    Default Re: AT51 vs Wrangler vs CrossContact

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    Default Re: AT51 vs Wrangler vs CrossContact

    Anybody?
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    Default Re: AT51 vs Wrangler vs CrossContact

    Hi

    Would you care to share prices and supplier of said ,Black Friday Deal?

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    Default Re: AT51 vs Wrangler vs CrossContact

    My choice would be the Goodyear Wrangler AT/SA's purely because I had them on my previous Ranger, and they were brilliant in all aspects.

    But those are all good choices. Only drawback on the Conti's is that your are probably not going to get the mileage you would as on the others.
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    Default Re: AT51 vs Wrangler vs CrossContact

    Just went through the whole tyre exercise and ended up fitting the Wranglers because they seem to do everything, although not necessarily the best at any one thing.

    AT51's were not available for the PS if I recall, so cannot comment on them specifically, but the Wranglers were better than the CrossContact.

    *Note this is based on research and not on actual ownership
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    Default Re: AT51 vs Wrangler vs CrossContact

    I have the Wranglers and cannot fault them.
    My dad has the Contis on his Ranger and they're horrendous in terms of chipping and punctures.
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    Default Re: AT51 vs Wrangler vs CrossContact

    Quote Originally Posted by Mtber View Post
    I have the Wranglers and cannot fault them.
    My dad has the Contis on his Ranger and they're horrendous in terms of chipping and punctures.
    And my experience of the Contis is the exact opposite 70 000km without a puncture despite a good number of hunting trips that involved forging my own roads through the bush as well as a couple of cross border trips to Bots & Moz.

    I will say that the tread pattern looked near perfect until 60k km but the last 10k km have seen rapid deterioration.

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    Default Re: AT51 vs Wrangler vs CrossContact

    From what I've seen the Wrangler 205 has 1 less row of tread blocks than the 235/245 versions

    I'm leaning towards the Kumhos, they just tickle my pickle a bit more...
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    Default Re: AT51 vs Wrangler vs CrossContact

    I had At51s on my D2. Was very happy with them.

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    Default Re: AT51 vs Wrangler vs CrossContact

    The wife Rocky has them. Done 40 000km with them, still a while to go.
    Super quiet on tar, does trails with aplomb.
    No punctures.....
    The other has Kumho muds....super noisy...will change them to AT51's when it's time
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    Default Re: AT51 vs Wrangler vs CrossContact

    Had the Contis on the Ranger from factory, fronts needed to be changed at 40k already

    Changed to Wranglers

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    Default Re: AT51 vs Wrangler vs CrossContact

    Quote Originally Posted by MarshallGTi View Post
    Anybody?
    I put on the Kumho At51 Road Venture 265/70R17 10 ply today as part of the Lombard black Friday sale.
    They seem fine on the 20km I drove.
    Car seems a bit more stable than my previous bf's, but the bf's were on their last legs so I'm not saying they better or worse.
    I haven't hit the highway so I don't know what road noise is like either.

    But the price is really good and you get 80000km warranty, so I think its worth going for.
    According to the sa 4x4 review, they came last but their tar performance was great which is what I spend 95% of my life on.
    When I'm on dirt I just need to stay stable at a reasonable speed and I'm sure they will do fine for that.

    You did ask anybody so this is the best I can offer

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    Default Re: AT51 vs Wrangler vs CrossContact

    i aren't an expert

    but 10 ply ?

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    Default Re: AT51 vs Wrangler vs CrossContact

    Quote Originally Posted by RossJ View Post
    i aren't an expert

    but 10 ply ?
    I think it's a rating that means they are thicker and stronger than regular tyres and generally they imply they handle more weight and should resist punctures a bit better.

    I added it in just to say that my AT51's aren't the regular and they gave a higher rating.
    The 265/65R17 have a lower load index of 112.
    The 265/70R17 have a higher load index of 121.(10 ply rating)

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    Default Re: AT51 vs Wrangler vs CrossContact

    I drove my brand new at51's in the rain last night and myself and my vehicle got home safely... take out of that what you will :P

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    Default Re: AT51 vs Wrangler vs CrossContact

    Quote Originally Posted by rj4 View Post
    I put on the Kumho At51 Road Venture 265/70R17 10 ply today as part of the Lombard black Friday sale.
    They seem fine on the 20km I drove.
    Car seems a bit more stable than my previous bf's, but the bf's were on their last legs so I'm not saying they better or worse.
    I haven't hit the highway so I don't know what road noise is like either.

    But the price is really good and you get 80000km warranty, so I think its worth going for.
    According to the sa 4x4 review, they came last but their tar performance was great which is what I spend 95% of my life on.
    When I'm on dirt I just need to stay stable at a reasonable speed and I'm sure they will do fine for that.

    You did ask anybody so this is the best I can offer
    Appreciate it, dropped my wheels off at the local Lombards this morning for AT51's, will fetch them a bit later let's see how they go
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