Long term Atturo Trail Blade X/T 285/60R18 120H XL review

#1
... And they feel great.

2008 LR3 SE 89,000mi

I couldn't find a whole lot about these tires and I spent a few weeks researching tire options when I bought this car. I thought I would offer to answer any questions and update this thread periodically as I put the miles on, for those that are interested in this particular tire.

Installed:

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Old tires (Hankook all seasons 255/60R18)
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If they made em in 265/65, I would've gotten those. They don't, so I figured this was second best size.

I don't have a lot of info yet, but I'll update over time.

Noise: Only gotten up to 55mph yet, slight whine but nothing crazy.

Rub: TBD, have not moved any cables or trimmed any plastic yet.

Cost: $153/tire at Discount

Usage: Mostly overland/expedition with the family, but I don't want to have to worry if I can make it anywhere/anytime. Would like to try some moderate to difficult trails eventually. Don't want tires to be limiting factor. This is my DD for now but I have very short/easy/slow commute.

I did order a fifth full size wheel and five tires, now I have to get a rear tire carrier (ideally) or roof rack (less so). Tires were my first major purchase. Next up is refreshing all the fluids and other recommended maintenance.
 
#2
Nice price. Do report back when you put a lot of miles on them. With that size you can still fit the spare under the car, no need to buy a rack or new bumper if that's your only consideration
 
#3
Interesting. We messed around with it at the shop and the installer said it wouldn't fit. I'll give it a shot myself. I do not like that undersized spare.
 
#4
My 285 -60-18 spare Cooper Zeon is deflated so I can fit underneath. Probably same for these tires.


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#5
Rainy October update:

Still haven't had an open weekend to go off road. However, it's been raining like mad here in Dallas and I have tried my best to lose control or slide in these Trail Blades. I think both the tires and the LR3 are having a laugh at my expense as I drive probably a bit dangerously on these roads.

"Dude. Come on. This is nothing. Wake me up when you have a challenge."

We had a lot of flash flooding, driving rain, deep water (for a paved road). Stuck to the road like glue, no matter what I did. Very reassuring, coming from a guy who has only had All Season tires my whole life.
 
#6
@Hawkbeard yeah the D3 road handling is epic in my opinion. When I lived in Hawaii, we had heavy rains a lot and the weight and the traction control are really something to take note of over any other vehicle I have owned in the past.....well present too I guess. lol

Now that I am on the mainland again, I am excited to get in some snow; although I'm not sure how my KM2 are in snow though!
 
#7
First offroad trip and opportunity for more tire review: Northwest OHV Park, Bridgeport, TX, near dallas/ fort worth. No action shots because I'm a lazy idiot.

Green trails after two weeks of rain equals red trails! I really just wanted to hit the green trails and not challenge myself too much but with the rain, green didn't exist.

I'm a novice (civilian) offroader so grain of salt and all that. I was very happy with my LR3s performance. Generally happy with the Atturo tires performance. I believe any issues I had were from my inexperience and probably not equipment issues.

Mud! Lots and lots of mud. Ruts, bogs covered with grass, puddles, muddy rocks. Lots of mud. Truck handled like a champ. Tires definitely took care of business and didn't ever get bogged down if I kept moving.

The only time I had an issue was when I stopped in a grassy area, that was actually a foot of deep mud. Couldn't get out initially until I started messing with the traction settings. It looked like the tires were retaining a lot of mud. But I actually got out without any help or self recovery tools, so I guess that's a win for the tires after all.

There wasn't a lot of rocks but certainly the rocky patches were no issue.

The tires seemed to love the mud ruts. Absolutely zero issues.

Overall big win for the tires. Very happy.
 
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