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Not really . rotate tyres every 5000km , ******** on tyre pressures . I only have 4 tyres in the rotation as well . Personally doesn't bother me what you believe , i know what i got out of my tyres and other dynapro owners all say the same thing .
Yeah OK, good you are happy with the Dynapro mate. I wasn't meaning to offend you. I've worn out the odd tyre or two in my 58 years as well, and have some idea of the compromises involved in using a compound that would go that distance.
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Yeah OK, good you are happy with the Dynapro mate. I wasn't meaning to offend you. I've worn out the odd tyre or two in my 58 years as well, and have some idea of the compromises involved in using a compound that would go that distance.
I'm a similar age to you Troutman, and I know where you are coming from, but I am really suprised how well the Hankooks do perform.

I guess it is like everything else, the only time things get improved, is when they can't sell what they are pumping out.
It is a bit like Holden and Ford, they were selling $hit motors for years, untill Japan started making a good product.
Then tarrifs dropped and they had to compete with Europeans as well.
All of a sudden the old 250 ford straight six, got more makeovers than a Hollywood hooker.
Have you noticed on MotoGP that they are getting lean angles of 60degrees, that is absolutely mental, tyre technology is moving on, people's rusted on beliefs are the hardest things to move.
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I understand what you're saying mate and I love my motorsport too. One thing that never goes hand in hand is traction and longevity. Hence why they have so many compounds to choose from in MotoGP or Supercars...as well as wet weather tyres. I'm not saying you can't get 100k out of a set of tyres, I am saying acceptable traction and braking will have long gone by then ..for me.
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+1 on the Hankooks generally and for their low road noise and wet weather grip characteristics in particular. I changed them out at 70,000kms due, in part, to some uneven wear caused by an unnoticed wheel alignment issue (yes, my fault for not checking more frequently).

I then went with a set of (much more expensive) LT-rated Bridgestone D697 due to a wish for greater puncture protection for some outback touring. The 697s were as noisy new as the Hankooks at the end of life, but similar grip. Sadly, I can't report on their longevity as the GC was stolen when those tyres were only at 35,000kms, obviously with plenty of tread left.

My replacement GC, a 2013 Trailhawk, still has it's original, 6 year old, Canadian-made Goodyear Wranglers at 82,000kms but not much left on them so will be replaced soon (maybe Hankooks again?). The TH understeers more but that could be as much to do with having the added weight of a bull bar as the lack of tread on the tyres.
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Yeah OK, good you are happy with the Dynapro mate. I wasn't meaning to offend you. I've worn out the odd tyre or two in my 58 years as well, and have some idea of the compromises involved in using a compound that would go that distance.

all good, takes alot to offend me

i'm only going on my experience and what other's here are saying


the fact you have 60 years of changing tyres means that you should be more accepting of the fact that technology changes and 100K out of a set if looked after properly shouldn't be unrealistic . You've seen tyres go from wooden tyres all the way through to modern tyres






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I understand what you're saying mate and I love my motorsport too. One thing that never goes hand in hand is traction and longevity. Hence why they have so many compounds to choose from in MotoGP or Supercars...as well as wet weather tyres. I'm not saying you can't get 100k out of a set of tyres, I am saying acceptable traction and braking will have long gone by then …..for me.

The only noticeable change in grip was last winter in WA . The tail did get a little happy and i had the odd slight lockup under heavy breaking but i managed to get through winter and once dry had no issues . If i was ******** i would prob have changed them at 80-90K but i wanted to see if i could get 100K out of them and i did . The week before i changed them i was doing muddy forest hillclimbs and still managed to do them .
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My STMaxx are just about done at 50k, but I'm pretty harsh on them.

I think I've settled on Falken Wildpeak AT3W for my next set. They look a bit like the BFGs.
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My STMaxx are just about done at 50k, but I'm pretty harsh on them.

I think I've settled on Falken Wildpeak AT3W for my next set. They look a bit like the BFGs.
I have been running the Falken Wildpeak AT3W's on 2 of my amaroks at work for a while now. One has about 30k km on the tyres and my new one has about 15k km. They are wearing pretty well. The new amarok with 15k has done a lot of limestone and rock work and seems to be doing quite well. I do rotate every 10k quite religiously though.

Mate owns a tyre shop and has been pushing them with great feedback from his customers.
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Yeah, I like the look of the tread, and the new sidewall looks a lot better than the previous version. Should be a bit more road friendly than the STMaxx.
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I would say they are on the slightly noisier side right from the get go but they are an aggressive A/T and I have a stereo and full turbo back exhaust. So who cares?

From my experience of running 35" simex centipedes with their massive sidebiters, sidewalls are very important in my opinion if doing a lot of offroading as they can be used against the sides of obstacles for great traction rather than trying to drive straight through the middle of the obstacle where ground clearance can be an issue.
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