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Am taking the landcruiser to Morocco in 3 weeks and im' trying to decide whether to take mud terrain or All terrain tyres. I was set on all terrains, but it seems to be raining at lot out there at the moment so i'm wondering if mud terrains would be better- i have both, just need to decide really!
Having said that this guy http://www.4x4abc.com/ Who has for more experience than myself (and even seems to be sponsored by BFG) claims MT’s are the better all round tyre, even claiming they are better on road. Something I wouldn’t agree with. If for no other reason, road noise being an issue with MT’s IMHO.
On my LC I use all terrains most of the year and mud terrains in the winter, and considering your mileage would take the all terrains as they handle better on tarmac and there is less noise. For the mud i would take a set of snow chains just in case it really is that bad..
This isnt another thread about which tyre is better, its which one is best for Morocco!
Seeing as you have both pairs I would take the AT's. I went last October during heavy heavy rains and i didnt find anything that AT's would not have coped with.
As im poor i only have MTs so this is what i went with. Ok everywhere really but if your AT's are better on tar then take those. everything else is sand/rock. I think we covered 4350 miles in total with only 550 on piste. Again this was all sand/rock. there were some damp sand patched in places near oued crossings but with a bit of momentum you should be ok. Solo vehicle or are you going with others? If so then you will be fine!
I've ran both mud and all-terrains in Maroc. I don't think it really matters.
I'd tend towards the A/Ts because they are better on the roads for my long EU liaison section, A/Ts generally have a harder compound rubber which means less wear on the tarmac. Once you're in country either will work.
I'm no 4x4 expert but at this time of year almost any tyre will do. A couple of weeks ago there were remains of snow drifts at altitude (2400m plus) but no massive amounts of mud anywhere.
Once you are into May/June any precipitation dries fairly rapidly, the exception being in the forests where it can sometimes remain muddy for a week or so. Locals driving 2WD vehicles just break branches off the trees and lay them down for extra traction.
Just back from 5 weeks in Morocco. the weather's settled down now, although there's still a lot more snow in the Atlas mountains than is usual.
Lac Maider and Lac Iriki were both out of bounds due to the flooding but they're OK now.
Considering the overall distance from the UK, ATs would be my choice. There's not a lot of mud around now and you can usually find a way round anyway.
A couple of weeks ago there were remains of snow drifts at altitude (2400m plus)
And my experience snowboarding almost every week over a few Colorado winters is that ATs are a lot better in the snow on road (in fact anywhere that isn't virgin snow) than MTs. The MTs don't shed the snow well and end up clogged. When looking at non-studded winter tyres, they look a lot like ATs to me. The ATs perform much better, IMHO.
Heck, I drove my Golf through Maroc and Mauritania on street tyres, it doesn't really matter.
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