20 Oct 2017

Reader help: should I go up a profile on my Ford Everest tyres?

Another tyre and wheel question, this time for a Ford Everest Trend. TYRES AND WHEELS are the most common and most important upgrade to 4X4s, so we get a lot of questions. It is important to note that the overall diameter of the tyre is not affected by the size

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05 Oct 2017

Reader help – How do I choose Suzuki Grand Vitara wheels?

Wheels and tyres for 4x4s are the number one ‘how do I change’ question… QUESTION: I need some advice about 17-inch alloy wheels for a Suzuki Grand Vitara 3.2L. I’m not interested in steel wheels. The reason for the change is I can’t find any good all-terrain tyres for my

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Enter our General Tire giveaway for your chance to win a set of General Tire Grabber AT3 or X3 tyres for your 4x4 or SUV.
11 Aug 2017

Win a set of General Tire Grabber AT3 or X3 tyres for your 4×4 or SUV

Enter our General Tire giveaway for your chance to win a set of General Tire Grabber AT3 or X3 tyres for your 4×4 or SUV.

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09 Jun 2017

Product Test – Cooper ST-Maxx All-Terrain tyres

Cooper ST-Maxx all-terrain tyres What they are Light-truck tyres with a pattern on the aggressive side of all-terrain, in a 265/70/17 size. What we did Run them on a Ford Ranger PX for 37,000km covering everything from bitumen to snow, deep mud, sand and rocks. Tread depth new was 15mm,

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08 Jun 2017

Offroad tyre times – why your choice of rubber needs to be rethought

Do you still need one set of offroad tyres and one set for onroad? Back in the day, everyone ran skinny, narrow tyres on their Series Land Rovers, G60s and FJ40s.  There was pretty much just the one tread pattern, “open”. Then the bigger-tyre craze started, and 31s became small,

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Powering up a hill and kicking up plenty of sand in the Mitsubishi Pajero. Photo by Robery Pepper / Practical Motoring.
06 Jun 2017

Reader help: what are the pros and cons of larger diameter tyres for my Mitsubishi Pajero Sport?

Can a Pajero Sport run larger diameter tyres, and if so, why would you? QUESTION: First of all, what a brilliant idea the new website! I used to spend a lot of time fishing for 4×4 content on the Practical Motoring website, now I can have the quality content at

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03 Jun 2017

Everything you need to know about buying tyres for your 4×4

Most 4×4 campfire discussions end up talking about tyres, here’s everything you need to know about buying tyres for your 4×4.

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