Falken Wildpeak A/T3W tyres: video review

THE Wildpeak A/T3W is the latest generation of all-terrain tyre from Falken and follows the trend of being a more aggressive AT tyre.

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Bigger and more open tread blocks and protrusions on the upper shoulders for added protection are just some of the features that give the A/T3W the tough tyre look so many enthusiasts who don’t want an MT tyre seek.

Falken Wildpeak AT3W tyres on terrainBut it’s not all about the look. Those chunky tread blocks feature supports and ramps to maintain tread stability when cornering on sealed and gravel roads, all while allowing an open enough design to eject mud and rocks from the tread.

Likewise, the 3D sipes interlock to add stability while still getting water away from the tread face in the wet. A unique silica compound enhances both traction and tread-wear to create a great all-purpose 4x4 tyre.

The benefits of an all-terrain over a mud-terrain tyre include improved on-road ride and handling, plus they’re a much quieter tyre. The A/T3W excels here, delivering a quiet and comfortable ride with predictable stability and braking performance.

Ford Ranger with Falken Wildpeak AT3W tyresThat stability at speed is maintained on gravel roads, and the aggressive design will get you over most obstacles and protect against punctures when off-road. The A/T3W conquered a particularly snotty hill climb in our Ranger with relative ease.

The Wildpeak A/T3W is available in a range of popular sizes to fit 15- to 18-inch wheels.

RHINO RIMS

TO MAKE this test happen, we used a set of alloy wheels from Black Rhino. The 18x9-inch black Sidewinder wheels not only look the part but are engineered to carry the heavy loads of a 4x4 vehicle.

Rhino Rims on Falken Wildpeak AT3W tyresBlack Rhino 4x4 wheels are fabricated from specific aluminium alloys that combine light weight with exceptional endurance, just what you want for an off-road vehicle. They are available in a wide range of styles, sizes, offsets and finishes, so you are bound to find one to suit your 4x4.

Find them at www.fuelautotek.com.au

 

Thanks also to City Discount Tyres in Moorabbin for fitting them to the Ranger.

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