Windforce MT's - any good ?

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Windforce MT's - any good ?

Post by jan.dup » 21 May 2017 10:04

I need some advice for a friend of mine (he is a PH and drives on/off road about 50/50. He must decide between Coopers and Windforce 265/70/17 MT tyres. I have no idea on Windforce - are they any good - anybody have some experience with them ?
Price of Coopers more expensive than the Windforce - but is that enough for him to get the Windforce ?

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Re: Windforce MT's - any good ?

Post by Tinus lotz » 21 May 2017 10:12

Hello Jan Dawid het die Cooper muddies op sy lorrie en sover baie happy hy kan self antwoord . Wat weeg hulle watse sidewall konstruksie ? Hoeveel goedkoper plak biejie n prentjie vir ons :salute:

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Post by jan.dup » 21 May 2017 11:03

Hi Tinus, Ek het ook die Coopers STT's op my Patrol en is heel happy met hulle. Ek het nog nooit eers van Windforce gehoor voor hy my daarvan gesê het nie. Al inligting wat ek kon kry is op die link na Windforce se website:
http://dtl-chinese-tyres.com/product/windforce/
Het ook op die 4x4 community gaan soek maar daar is maar min te kry oor de Windforce. Ek persoonlk sal nie vir hulle gaan nie want 'n ou het mos maar jou voorkeure en nukke :biggrin: - ek wil maar net 'n paar unbiased opinies kry om hom van die regte raad te voorsien :thumbup:

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Post by SJC » 21 May 2017 14:00

They are quite a bit cheaper than coopers. But maybe not the best "cheaper" alternative out there.
https://www.errolstyres.co.za/tyre/wind ... m-t/10473/

They are chinese.
Does not look like it is LT rated.

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Post by Tinus lotz » 21 May 2017 14:42

Cooper st max or st pro is die pad voorentoe daai is dik duur vir fong kong tekkies.....as dit 1200 per band was kon ons weer praat

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Re: Windforce MT's - any good ?

Post by David M » 21 May 2017 15:49

I would not be chancing 3 tons of Patrol at speed on an unknown. They may be the best tyres out there but we just do not know.

Cooper STT pro's so far;

1. No wear could be measured after 10 000 km.
2. Tar handling wet or dry is far superior to any other MT I have owned before and in fact better than most AT's previously used.
3. No punctures and have done the Rust de Winter mountain trip and Dune trip and Hennops with them.
4. Have to be deflated to 0.4 bar in sand to get sidewalls to flex
5. Mud - They are ridiculously good for a tyre that is still safe on the road
6. Initially incredibly silent for such an aggressive tread but getting louder but still well below normal
7. Price is not great but if the wear continues like it has price per km may work out cheaper.

If you want to go with a cheaper tyre look at the Generals that Michael has.
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Re: Windforce MT's - any good ?

Post by Kagiso II » 21 May 2017 16:03

oom KOBUS PIENAAR [Herrie op Safari] het Windforce A/T nou op sy PATROL .. weet nie hoeveel hy al gery het nie

TREVOR het Cooper ST MAX op sy LC 76 gehad, op 60,000 afgegooi , al was daar nog baie loopvlak oor MOES hy dit vervang, hulle kon dit gladnie meer balanseer nie.. [selfde suspensie uitleg as PATROL]

Ek het Cooper STT op my Prado en ook op THOR gery -- ek was nie so beiindruk nie [dit was wel die "vorige reeks" Coopers.

Ek het nou GRABBERS A/T op my Patrol en die STILTE is dawerend. Padhou is super duper [teenoor die Kumho's wat daar was wat woes lawaai het]
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Re: Windforce MT's - any good ?

Post by Wilkie » 21 May 2017 18:12

As ek my 3sente kan insit hier..en ek weet daar is n paar manne wat nie maklik omgeswaai kan word nie.....
jou Bf ,coopers en mickey Thomson is goeie bande en hulle voordele as hulle nuut is ,maar hulle problem begin sodra die myle opklok en hulle gewerk het ,
hulle begin te ruk en skud en wil nie balanseer nie want dis n harde durable tyre wat baie duurder is as ander brands....

ek het Grabber A/T op my Patrol en ek is heeltemal happy met hulle en is doodstil op die pad
Manie het die Grabber M/T op sy kar (wat liefie gebruik elke dag)en hy het nog nooit se n goeie band gehad nie ...maar die beste van al die dinge is die prys...
Ek dink tot Mr Lotz kan dit nie betwyfel nie.. :biggrin:

Soos ek se dis my :mytwocents: :mytwocents: :mytwocents:

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Re: Windforce MT's - any good ?

Post by jan.dup » 22 May 2017 09:16

Baie dankie vir julle insette waardeer dit baie !!! Sou ook nie 'n kans wil vat met "unknowns" nie - ook op die Aus forum gekyk en daar is maar min info beskikbaar oor die Windforce - soos Dawid sê hulle kan dalk baie goed wees maar daar is net te min inligting om 'n kans te vat.

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