A/T Tyres

Factory Highway or all terrains tyres?

If you are like me, you want the best of both worlds. A good tyre on road and a good tyre off road.

What I also wanted was a height increase and therefore I opted for not only an A/T but also a bigger A/T.

My Pajero Sport comes standard with Toyo A32 open Country 265/60/R18. I must say I did take the vehicle off road with these tyres and they were terrible. Not only did they get cut up but that had no grip whatsoever.

I changed them to Falken’s Wildpeak A/T 275/65/R18 which is not only a more suitable tyre but also gave me a height increase of just under 20mm. That does not sound like much but anything is better than nothing.

I have since done about 5000 km all I can say is I am happy with these tyres and their performance on and off road.

Compared to the factory tyres the new ones look like monsters!

Purchase from Tyrepower at Geebung for $300.00 a tyre fitted and balanced.

17 thoughts on “A/T Tyres

  1. Hi Ric, i have a 2017 PS and thinking of fitting 275/65/18 BFGoodrich T/A KO2 on it.
    I wanted to know if I can fit a 275/65/18 spare if i have the genuine Mitsubishi towbar?
    Cheers mate


    1. Hey mate. I have been unable to fit my 275/65/18 as my spare. I do have a HR towbar, though from memory there isn’t much more room with the OEM towbar. I think others have tried to jam a larger tyre up there but it does not sit all the way up and therefor could be damaged easily and is only really secured by a small chain. A friend not mine did the same on a Ford Ranger and the chain snapped on the beach. I run my spare 275/65/18 on my trailer And my factory size tyre still on the vehicle for emergency use only.


    1. Adding on mods will always affect fuel so I can’t say by how much the tyres would have, as I did quite a lot of modes pretty quickly. They rub on full lock so yes. Turning circle is a bit wider but not much. They rub now as much as they did pre lift. Hope that helps..


  2. Is it necessary to lift, to fit the tire? Or does it fit with the factory height? Did you think or try another tire size?


  3. Did your front tyre hit/rub when turning on off-road conditions or abruptly? I’m planning on getting this same tyre for my PS 2020 but I’m concerned it will eventually hit the inner side of the front bumper when turning even though I have installed a lift kit of ~25mm at the front. I tested the tyre at the shop and there’s about 1 finger between the tyre and the inner side of the bumper


  4. Just wanted to say thanks for the info and questions/answers in the comments here. Great info when considering a similar change myself on my MY21 PS.
    Best 😁


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