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Where the rubber hits the road. Discussion about drive train; (locking) diffs; wheels; hubs; suspension and, of course, tyres

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What's the consensus of opinion of Falken tyres, more specifically the Wild Peak A/T3W, in 265/60 R18 114T XL, I'm considering these. I don't do serious off road work, do go on the beach frequently fishing and intend to get a on road caravan of max 2500kg. Opinions please...
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Sorry I can't comment on the AT3, but I have had Falken Wildpeak AT2 on my NM for 2 years now, they were the first upgrade I did to the vehicle. They grip well onroad, sand is good, mild mud (not thick sticky mud), rocks don't phase them. Have run pressures down to 12PSI in sand and never had a problem. They wear well, mine are still at about 75%
I would consider their MT next time I needed tyres.
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I had a set of Wildpeak AT2 on my NJ a few years back. They were a great tyre with a good wear rate and no issues.
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I just had five Falken Wildpeak AT3W fitted to my NW VRX yesterday in 265/60 R18 114T XL size. I only do dirt road touring nowdays towing my forward fold camper trailer with some mild off road tracks as well. First impressions are they are very quiet with good on road handling, especially compared to the new Silverstone AT's that my Pajero came fitted with. And the rolling resistance is quite low which should mean lower fuel usage on the highway. Can't wait to try them out on the dirt roads we will be traveling on our next trip out through western Qld.


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Just about to look for replacements for my wild peak AT2. They have been great tyres and have clocked just over 90000km of beach/hiway/dirt/mud/rock plenty of towing trailer and camper and boat and never let me down. They are 5 years old now and still have around 4mm to the tread wear indicators.

They are starting to show signs of their age as the white lettering is starting to peel off. Other than that they look pretty good.

5 years ago the AT2 cost me $275 each.
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I paid $229 per tyre for the AT3W fitted and balanced in 265/60 R18 114T XL. A very good price. 17" tyres may be cheaper. I have been researching these tyres a little more and the parent company is Sumitomo Rubber Industries of Japan, owners of Goodyear in Europe. Wildpeak AT3W are now standard fitment to Mercedes G class vehicles in Europe so that is a pretty good indication of their qualities.


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Thanks for all your replies, JKWPajero, that's an exceptional price, do you mind telling me where you got it, best I can do in WA at the moment is $279 in 18".
All seems positive about the Falken tyres.
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Hazpet, I got mine through my local Tyrepower in Penrith, western Sydney. He has the knack of always getting us good prices for all our tyre needs. Maybe it's just the freight to WA that adds to the price.


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