Yes agree, I think a 4×4 tire test is difficult, the results doesn’t convince me to buy a Grabber next time. A Cooper maybe…..
Ben Visagie on 19th Apr 2018 at 3:42 pm
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It was with great interest that I read your tyre test (February 2018 issue), but after the second read was disappointed at the results. I was involved with Dunlop motorcycle racing tyres (D211); and if the pressures were not set correctly, the tyre would not perform at all. The race pressures required were set well below the normal and could make up 5 seconds on a race.
For example, why set a tyre at 1.4 bar to operate in thick sand, when its design optimum is, in fact, 0.8 bar? For this reason, I believe the test is not a true reflection of all the tyres involved.
We have been using Cooper AT3s on most of our vehicles with great success and they have given us better all-round performance (cost per km, off-road traction and tar road noise) than tyres supplied as OE.