Tires. We all need them no matter what vehicle we drive. Buying tires is like buying shoes. Fit, appearance, function, and of course price all are part of the selection process. But what makes tire shopping better than shoe shopping is your size 16 wheel can accommodate various sizes of tires and your feet…well that’s just one size.
The Atturo Trail Blade AT fits all of those requirements. Our set was ordered in an LT265/75R16. The overall height is 31.7 iches on an 8 inch rim. Tread depth is a generous 12mm and the tires weigh in at 48.7 pounds and you can rux a max air pressure of 80 psi. Always run the recommeded tire pressure for the vehicle not the tire. In the case of our Land Rover Discovery we are running the tires at 32 PSi.
The tires mounted and balanced quite well on the Hunter tire changer and balancer. Weight required to balance was minimal and the road force numbers were extremely low for an LT rated tire. Even low for a passenger car tire. That’s always a good sign and points to a quality built tire.
On road tire noise is almost non existent with the windows up and with the windows down just enough hum to remind you this is not a street tire. The ride is smooth and there is no vibration. On road feedback is good and when pushed in a corner the tires grip firmly and track well.
Rain traction is very good. The circumferential grooves help to push water out from under the tire and maintain positive contact with the road surface. Generally with larger tires they tend to hydroplane more, with the contact patch and overall profile of the Trailblade AT this is not an issue.
Off-road traction is excellent, we did not air down and still had good grip through dirt, mud and rocks. The tires cleaned out quickly when mud built up and kicked up the loose dirt plenty as they chewed their way up hills. Grip was maintained while going downhill and at no time was there a feeling of not being connected to the terrain under the vehicle. The built in rim protectors, while not needed, are a nice piece of mind.
The Atturo Trail Blade AT is a fantastic all terrain tire for anyone looking to make a vehicle a little more capable while not breaking the bank.