This time we decided to test fewer tyres. One of the reasons for this – besides the fact that it requires a lot of money and effort – is that we already know that the cheaper tyres in general can’t compete with the tyres of the bigger manufacturers. The tyres that always perform well are therefore one of a few possible manufacturers and so it doesn’t make sense to spend days testing tyres that people buy based on price. We finally decided on the following list: 1. General Grabber AT3: The AT3 is the replacement for the AT2, the tyre that won our first all-terrain test. It was therefore logical to see if it would keep its crown. 2. Goodyear Adventure All Terrain: The Adventure is Goodyear’s new replacement for its well-known AT/SA tyre. The AT/SA came in fourth in our previous test. How good would the replacement be? 3. BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2: The BFG is a legendary tyre and very popular with off-roaders. The KO2 was introduced two years ago and we wanted to know how much of an improvement on its predecessor it is. 4. Continental CrossContact AT: This is a good tyre that is known for its good and predictable on-road handling characteristics. 5. Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10: The Hankook was a top-three tyre during our first test and we wanted to know how it would fare against the new tyres. 6. Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S: This is a big seller in SA and is well priced. 7. Adventuro GT Radial AT: TI Auto Brands, the importers and distributors of Hankook and Yokohama in South Africa, asked us if we didn’t want to also test this one to see how it would fare against the more established brands. Note: We contacted Cooper Tyres to include the Discoverer ST Max in the test but they didn’t want to participate. The same with Mickey Thompson. Bridgestone, whose Deuler performed well in our previous test, initially agreed to be part of the test, but then withdrew because of “logistical reasons”. As per usual, BF Goodrich, which is owned by Michelin, didn’t want to be part of the test, so we obtained a set via a dealer because this tyre is too important not to be part of a test like this. For practical reasons we used the tyres in 265/65 17-inch.