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Topic # 223796 17-Oct-2017 22:03
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I have recently purchase a 1995 Nissan Terrano it currently have 31” all terrains and I want to upgrade to 31x10.5R15 mud tyres anyone suggest a lowish budget good mud tyre ?

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  Reply # 1885395 18-Oct-2017 00:26
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How long is a piece of string?

 

 

 

It depends whether the tyre is supposed to give you any road safety worth mentioning or not, good quality would be Goodyear MT/R if available in the size you need. Not bad on the road either, all things considered.

 

If you want pure mudders for off road only, there's tonnes to choose from. Maxxis Mudzillas are good.

 

Your best bet is to head to an off road place like this  with your wallet and be guided by them.






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  Reply # 1885427 18-Oct-2017 08:17
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You need to work out the ratio of offroad to onroad driving and let that decide your tyre. If it's primarily onroad driving with casual offroad then you will want to choose a moderate mud tyre. If it's the other way around then you want to get something more aggressive like Silverstone, Simex, Mudzilla etc.

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1885463 18-Oct-2017 09:36
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I have a beat up old '88 Hilux which I pretty much only use for 4WD outings now, so road handing etc is not especially important to me.

 

I have 31x10.5 R15 Goodride SL366 mud terrains on it, and they do what they are supposed to but are super cheap - around $160 each.

 

I got them from Tyres 2 Go in Christchurch but an online search shows they are available nationwide. You could try this online store, which has Goodride as well as other low priced mud tyre options.

 

The Goodrides are aggressive enough for most weekend warriors but if you have a competition grade truck then I'd suggest Simex etc, however the cost will be considerably more, and for most casual 4wd'ers I am not sure the extra cost is justified.

 

 



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  Reply # 1885468 18-Oct-2017 09:51
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Yes I’ve heard good things about the goodrides as a cheap weekend tyre I might have a look into them

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  Reply # 1885471 18-Oct-2017 09:54
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Who makes goodride tyres? Many low cost tyres are actually made by big reputable tyre companies,

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  Reply # 1885579 18-Oct-2017 11:31
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Batman: Who makes goodride tyres? Many low cost tyres are actually made by big reputable tyre companies,

 

They are made by Chinese company Zhongce Rubber Group. According to their website they are the No. 1 tyre company in China and "No. 10 of Top 75 Global Tyre Manufacturers in Year 2015". Established in 1958 so they have longevity on their side I guess.

 

I found an impartial review from real life 4x4 Goodride users here (AUS) and here (NZ) but just google "goodride mud tyre review" to find plenty more.

 

My advice is that if you are regularly using your Terrano for highway travelling and not much else, then these won't be the tyres for you. But if it's for urban (50Kph) travel during the week and getting off the beaten track at weekends, then you don't have much to lose.

 

Before I had the Goodrides, I was running Firestone ATX23's on my Hilux. Around double the price from memory but the road handling was no better than the Goodrides - if I had to brake hard on wet road markings those Firestone puppies would still lock up. As with any mud tyre, you just have to be a bit more careful on wet roads and make allowances with greater stopping distances etc. The same rule applies whether it's a $150 mud tyre or a $400 one, as it's the tread pattern that's the issue, and this remains constant across the price/quality range.

 

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  Reply # 1885595 18-Oct-2017 11:57
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Yes I think the goodrides are a good option for me being a young fella need to keep some money aside for any repairs that may need dojngon an older truck does anyone recommend having mud tyres on a spare set of steelies and keep my at’s as a daily driver tyre during times where I may not being going off-roading much or am going on big road trips ?

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  Reply # 1885601 18-Oct-2017 12:05
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Terranoboy01: Yes I think the goodrides are a good option for me being a young fella need to keep some money aside for any repairs that may need dojngon an older truck does anyone recommend having mud tyres on a spare set of steelies and keep my at’s as a daily driver tyre during times where I may not being going off-roading much or am going on big road trips ?

 

If you have a good trolley jack along with an air compressor and rattle gun, then by all means think about having two sets of rims/tyres to alternate depending what you're doing. Removing/replacing the nuts by hand would soon get old, especially if you found yourself doing this at the start and end of every weekend - hence the air compressor and rattle gun idea.


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  Reply # 1885627 18-Oct-2017 12:15
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Depends how many kms you do as to whether it is financially better to have a second set of tyres. Mud tyres wear a lot quicker on the road than they do offroad.

 

Changing rims over can be a pita though if you don't have good gear.




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  Reply # 1885630 18-Oct-2017 12:18
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Yeah I think I’d be easier to just run a set of muds full time

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  Reply # 1885703 18-Oct-2017 13:37
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HIFLY Vigorous are quite good value for money, especially if you're gonna do a reasonable amount of road miles between your off-road excursions.

 

https://www.4wdbits.co.nz/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=4959

 

i used to run them on my hilux until I upgraded to 32", quiet on the road and handle reasonably well (for a mudder). About $200ea for a set i think


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