while driving a
(265/65 R17 S) on
a combination of roads
Driven 25,000 miles on this set in a Toyota Hilux 2.5D with a rear cab that is usually loaded. I have driven a mixture of roads/motorway/gravel and across fields, both plowed and muddy, and also towed heavy generator sets to remote locations. I have not been kind to these tyres! They have approximately 3/4mm but now have 2 punctures in different tyres (nail and slow puncture) so all have been replaced.
These tyres are very very predictable, you can feel when they start to give way cornering hard in wet or dry and loose grip progressively. I have got stuck twice, once because I stopped in a deep muddy bog, completely my error and again because I pulled over and slipped into a soft ditch. Unfortunately both times had to be rescued by a Ford Ranger.
Notibly reversing up a very steep wet and muddy concrete drive with a 100kva generator on a trailer (approx 2 tonnes and pushing against the trailer brake) all 4 tyres were slipping in LO with diff lock on, but it got the generator up there. This I found very impressive, as well as towing a 30kva generator approximately half a mile across a ridge and furrowed plowed field. The generator got airborne multiple times but the Hilux did not get stuck.
I think as a general all-rounder, these are very good. If hoping for greater comfort and improved road grip, you would need to sacrifice some off-road capability and vice versa. For this reason, this tyre suits the Hilux very well and is much comfier for those longer journerys where off road block style tyres are too noisey.