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I've just ordered a set of Michelin Cross Climates for my 18s.
Last chance for anyone to tell me they're rubbish!!

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Well, I'll take that as a vote of confidence :)

They're noticeably quieter than the last set of tyres (Grabber AT, the smooth ones) and give a lot of confidence in the damp/wet. I haven't had a change to try a dry road yet.
They're not rated for offroad but if I want to do more of that I might get a set of 16" wheels and more suitable tyres.

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Sorry I run 16" and have no experience on Michelins.
Coming from an AT to a full street tire would certainly benefit noise performance and fuel consumption.
Interested to hear how it goes out of the hard surfaces, compared to the AT you had ...

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I was running around on a set of Insa Turbo Dakars for most of the year which provided lots of grip offroad and weren't too bad even on very wet tarmac. Normally "mud terrain" tyres aren't great on wet hard surfaces because of the lack of sipes but I can't say I had any complaints.

I switched back to my Cooper Discoverer AT3s and they're a hell of a lot quieter. With the Dakars on it was like driving a three tonne hoover!

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leolito wrote:

Sorry I run 16" and have no experience on Michelins.
Coming from an AT to a full street tire would certainly benefit noise performance and fuel consumption.
Interested to hear how it goes out of the hard surfaces, compared to the AT you had ...

I'm not expecting any great performance off road, but having pondered the use that I've put this vehicle to since buying it - the offroad driving I've done has mainly been driving round the events fields at work on grass with the very occasional muddy track. If I need to do some proper offroading, I've still got the Jeep with Grabber AT3s which is a smaller/lighter vehicle so probably the better option for soft ground.

What I really want the Duchess to do is be a safe, comfy road car with great performance in the the winter and the ability to tow light trailers across flat grass fields when we have events at work.

16s would be the better choice for offroading anyway, so maybe I'll get a set of those with proper offroad tyres if I ever get round to doing green lanes/RTV trials and that sort of thing in the P38.

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My P38 came with a set of Michelin All Seasons in very good shape, so I haven't parted with the money for a set of All Terrains yet. The P38 is such a good off road vehicle that it does really well even without good off road tires. Eventually I'll get to see how it does with A/T's. My biggest worry with the All Seasons is that they aren't nearly as forgiving of sharp rocks trying to puncture them.

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I put Cross Climate SUV's on mine in August and I'm very pleased with them so far.

David