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Old 20th April 2010, 10:54   #766
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I am planning to buy new shoes for my Pajero. Currently i am running it on Pirelli Scorpion A/T tyers, which have performed well till date. The problem is that the Tyers are too old and the rubber has started to crack. I have already damaged one tyer badly on my way back from Alibagh OTR.

After doing some research over the net I haved zeroed down on 2 Maxxis Trepador M-8060 or BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 after considering the below factors.
1. Street Driving
2. Rock
3. Mud
4. Trail
5. Cost (most Important one)

I would still like your advice before going for the deal

I am attaching a comparision table I had made for your reference here. all the comparision data has been taken from Mud Tire Reviews, Offroad Tires, 4x4 Mud Tire Reviews - Offroaders.com
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Prashant,

I have the Maxxis Trepadors on my Classic. They performed superbly during the Alibaug OTR. Remember the night slush? I could control the Jeep perfectly during the entire stretch where the others were going here and there. Good on gravel as well. The self cleaning property is great. Although on the road, they do tend to go here and there.
Cost: 5250 each for 235/75/15
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Maxxis Trepador. Have used them for long time now and can say that they are one of the best tyres you can buy. However, they SUCK big time on sand
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However, they SUCK big time on sand
Now i have an excuse if i don't perform well in TPC!
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I am planning to buy new shoes for my Pajero. Currently i am running it on Pirelli Scorpion A/T tyers, which have performed well till date. The problem is that the Tyers are too old and the rubber has started to crack. I have already damaged one tyer badly on my way back from Alibagh OTR.
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Maxxis Trepador. Have used them for long time now and can say that they are one of the best tyres you can buy. However, they SUCK big time on sand
@ Cloud Chaser what is the Size(Section Width & Diameter)you are looking at?

@ Khan Saab, A Chevron (Trepador/Mudzilla)design is best suited for Mud & Sand, the Chennai JEEPers (CJ3B) at least 4 of them have gone for the Trepador and are very satisfied with mud & sand performance.

Contradicting with the List I have seen the BFG MT type tread Performing poorly on sand, digging and not propelling forward.

Tire Pressure is also a big factor on sand.

@ Tejas, now you have performance at your feet

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Hi Arka

The size is 31X10.50X15
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Prashant,
What is the stock size of the pajero? Why do you want to upsize?
I don't think 31" will fit without modifications.
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I have maxxis clodhoppers on my quad bike and the instructions clearly mention "NOT for road use". We have to keep it strictly on sand and grass to avoid damaging the tire. Is this true of the trepadors? Won't the tread be damaged by using the vehicle on the roads?

How does the on-road performance compare with a Yokogeo?
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I would imagine that on road, Geo's are better than Trepadors in terms of ride quality, tyre noise, and grip..
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Hi Arka

The size is 31X10.50X15
Hi Prashant,

If your Pajero is not your daily drive I would suggest Maxxis Mudzilla 31-11.50-15 on the existing Rims.

Or you can buy a set of Steel Rims and Fit the Mudzilla for Off-Road use, fit these up a week before the OTRs.

Yokohama MT is available in 31-10.50-15 and is another good bet, but the Yoko's need to be deflated (allow the sidewall to flex and not resist)to avoid sidewall damage.

Since most of your terrain is Rock/Gravel and Mud the above Tyres will be quite useful.

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Hi Prashant,

If your Pajero is not your daily drive I would suggest Maxxis Mudzilla 31-11.50-15 on the existing Rims.

Or you can buy a set of Steel Rims and Fit the Mudzilla for Off-Road use, fit these up a week before the OTRs.

Yokohama MT is available in 31-10.50-15 and is another good bet, but the Yoko's need to be deflated (allow the sidewall to flex and not resist)to avoid sidewall damage.

Since most of your terrain is Rock/Gravel and Mud the above Tyres will be quite useful.

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Thanks Arka,

If I have to choose between Maxxis Trepador M-8060 and Yokohama Geolander MT what would you suggest. My dealer just called and informed me that Yokohoma Geo MT are available for Rs. 6900/-

@Tejus: Since I have this vehicle with me for last one year I dont know if these tyers were stock tyers. Also can you give me the name and the contact of the Maxxis dealer from whom you got your tyers.

A tyerwala at Kurla CST has Goodyear Wranglers for Rs. 6500/- but without warranty.

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Thanks Arka,

If I have to choose between Maxxis Trepador M-8060 and Yokohama Geolander MT what would you suggest. My dealer just called and informed me that Yokohoma Geo MT are available for Rs. 6900/-

@Tejus: Since I have this vehicle with me for last one year I dont know if these tyers were stock tyers. Also can you give me the name and the contact of the Maxxis dealer from whom you got your tyers.

A tyerwala at Kurla CST has Goodyear Wranglers for Rs. 6500/- but without warranty.
Hi Prashanth,

I would keep a set for road and one for off-road for JEEPs & Gypsy's its relatively cheap and easy.

Between 31-10.50-15 Yokohama MT vs 31-11.50-15 Maxxis Mudzilla

Price if Yoko MT (31-10.50 is) 6900K vs Maxxis 13000K
Road Yoko will be better
Off-Road Maxxis will have an advantage (Side-Walls are stronger)
Looks both look equally good.

If the Yoko (31-10.50-15) is Rs 6900 then I would prefer Yoko purely on price.

I have mentioned price for Mudzilla, if Trepador is available for similar price and same size, I would prefer Trepador.

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Thanks a ton Arka.

I will check with Tejus's dealer for Trepador once he shares the contact details.

I am getting a new rear bumper and front bumper fabricated, would post details in the vehical section.
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Guy's does anybody know the cost of 10.5x31 r15 maxxis treapdor or bighorn tyres and who sells them in pune or mumbai?

The michellin tyres on Alfa kilo's jeep would not be suitable for all the route recce's and the final challenge.

I have already managed to cut the sidewall of one tyre, it is now a temporary tube type stepny :(
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Central tyres; Worli naka, Mumbai.

+91 22-24934581

Give my reference. Say Dr. Kothari with the Jeep.
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