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Gold Coast’s Best 4X4 Tyres

Buying 4x4 tyres can be like crossing a minefield! The Garage Miami has a 4x4 tyre for every application! We’ve compiled a quick guide to help you make a choice that best suits your needs. Find the heading that best describes you!

I never go off road! - Highway or H/T Tyres

H/T tyres 4X4 or SUV designed for those of you who spend over 90% of their time on road with little ambition to go off road. Perhaps you only bought your 4x4 for the 7 seats or the towing ability. Keeping your vehicle like it drove straight off the showroom floor is important to you.

Pros:

- Excellent road holding
- Improved wet weather on road grip
- Quiet ride - Passengers won’t complain about the road noise
- Softer side walls for a more comfortable ride.
- May offer reasonable flotation in sandy conditions


Cons:

- Low Puncture Resistance
- May leave you completely stranded off road
- May leave your 4X4 looking like mum’s taxi (this might be ok if that’s what it is)
- May have lower load carrying abilities

H/T tyres 4X4 or SUV designed on the Gold Coast

Our Top Picks:

Achilles HT2, Falken H/T, Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season, Michelin Primacy SUV

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I rarely go off-road but I when I do I don’t want to get stuck - All Terrain Tyres (A/T)

These All Terrain Tyres are the most popular segment of tyres designed to offer late model vehicles off road ability without compromising comfort. Ideal for those touring with Caravans, Heading off-road once or twice per year. Ride quality is still extremely important to you. This is our most popular style for the majority of our customers.

Pros:

- Good on road manners and safety
- Quiet Ride (as good as most H/T Tyres)
- Comfortable Handling
- More Aggressive 4x4 Look
- Excellent flexibility
- Improved Puncture Resistance
- Wet Grip
- Good Mileage


Cons:

- Not ideal for extremely muddy conditions
- May not be as chip resistant in extremely harsh conditions

Our Top Picks:

Achilles A/T, Falken Wildpeak AT3, Pirelli Scorpion ATR, Michelin LTX Force

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I go off road regularly and I’m demanding of my 4x4 A/T

Ok so not all A/T Tyres are created equal! If you are a genuine 4x4 enthusiast and you don’t like hassles then a basic A/T Tyre may not be enough, a poor choice here may be costly if you need to recover your 4X4 or you end up changing your tyres again because you find your tyres aren’t up to the task.

Pros:

- The best overall mix of on and off road if you must still do significant kms on road during the week however love to go offroad as regularly as possible.
- Puncture resistance
- Self Cleaning treads for muddy conditions
- Extra Load Carrying Capacity
- Aggressive look
- Mileage
- Can operate at low pressures for an extended period of time


Cons:

- Not as quiet as your original tyres
- Firmer ride on road may transmit more ride disturbance from the road surface
- Not as good grip on road especially in wet conditions due to less contact patch on the road

Our Top Picks:

Maxxis A/T 980, Hankook RF10 ATM, Nitto Terra Grappler, BFGoodrich ATKO2

4x4 Tyres for genuine 4x4 enthusiasts

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I spend more time off-road than on - M/T Mud Tyres

So you’re up for regular 4X4 missions in challenging muddy or rocky conditions (or you’re a complete poser?), either way, it seems you’ll need M/T Tyres. These tyres will take you anywhere you dare to go. However this comes at the cost of good on road manners so we caution the use of mud tyres unless you really need them!

Pros:

- Excellent self cleaning properties in muddy conditions
- Most puncture resistant
- Can operate at low pressures for an extended period of time
- Chip Resistant
- Traction in muddy or loose surfaces
- You look like you know what you are doing


Cons:

- Compromised on road grip - especially in the wet
- Road noise increasing as the tyres age
- Poor Ride Comfort
- Compromised Mileage
- Fit mud tyres to the family Prado it is likely that you’re partner will have you taking them off again before they’ve even worn out.
- Reduced Fuel Economy

Our Top Picks:

Hankook RT03, Nitto Trail Grappler, General X3 BFG ATK02

M/T Mud Tyres

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Ok so you live off road - You need Extreme Mud!

If you’re weeks are spent with your wife thinking you’re at work and your boss thinking you’re sick whilst you’re off adventuring then you may require extreme mud tyres.

Pros:

- Go Anywhere!


Cons:

- Extremely rough noising ride on road - your friends will think there is a low flying jet plane approaching
- On Road grip is significantly compromised due to the lack of contact with the road
- It may feel like your 4x4 is a tractor at low speeds
- Poor Mileage
- Reduced fuel economy

Our Top Picks:

Gladiator XComp M/T, Maxxis M8060 Trepador, Nitto Mud Grappler

Extreme mud tyres

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