The Baja ATZ radials grip very well on the rocks. We have run the tires over a number of rugged trails over the past few months and haven't noticed any cuts, chipping, or gouges of missing rubber. The ATZ tire uses a specially designed compound that definitely helps them hold up in harsh conditions on and off the road. The dependable radial has more rubber on the tread than any all-terrain tire we have tested, which accounts for its long life.The Baja ATZ radials grip very well on the rocks. We have run the tires over a number of r As automotive adventure journalists we drive the heck out of vehicles. In four months' time we can often drive more miles than a long haul trucker. Putting mileage like this under our rigs gives us more than enough time to evaluate a set of tires in a number of conditions. It also gives us the time to put the tires through the mother of all toughness and dependability tests. In the Jan. '11 issue ("Suspension Checkup") we explained to you that properly maintaining your suspension will help extend the life of your tires. At that time we mounted a set of 35X12.50R/17 Mickey Thompson Baja Radial ATZs on our Ram truck and stuck to our tire maintenance program! With a few thousand miles on them, our Baja ATZs show very little wear. The tread features wide voids between the lugs, which are also heavily siped, and we have experienced good traction on wet and icy roads. The self-cleaning tread has also proven its worth in light mud. The tire is constructed with six-ply tread (one nylon, two steel, three polyester) and three-ply polyester sidewall belts.With a few thousand miles on them, our Baja ATZs show very little wear. The tread features With some minor maintenance such as keeping proper air pressure in them and rotating the tires, the Baja ATZs held up exceptionally well over the past five months, with minimal wear. Given what we have done to the tires there's no unusual road noise from unevenly worn tread lugs, and we haven't experienced any flats, sidewall tears, punctures, or mysterious depressurization. In fact, the tires still look almost like they did the day we slapped them on the truck. The Baja ATZs offer a wide footprint, especially when aired down, so they float exceptionally well in all kinds of terrain and especially soft sand. The tires don't have such an aggressive tread pattern that they dig in, getting a vehicle stuck. We found the ATZ a great all-around tire perfectly suited for the terrain many enthusiasts enjoy wheeling on. We had some slight traction issues in deep water and slippery moss-covered river rock and with thick wet grass, but we don't know of any other all-terrain tires that would find traction in the same situations. We still give the ATZs two thumbs up.The Baja ATZs offer a wide footprint, especially when aired down, so they float exceptiona The ATZs are good investment for those looking to buy one set of tires that will last because they're designed for high-mileage and highway comfort. We experienced less rolling resistance with the tires, which slightly increased the fuel economy of our Ram and gave the truck a great ride without the incessant hum and drone of some mud -and- all-terrain tires. The long-lasting radials are available in sizes from 33 to 40 inches with wheel sizes from 15 to 20 inches, and are available with C, D, and E load ratings.The ATZs are good investment for those looking to buy one set of tires that will last beca Our tire testing always includes high-speed dirt testing, rocks, and sand (soft and hard pack), and mud and snow when weather permits. The fun part of the testing is the good amount of horseplay, which always gives a good indication of a tire's traction capability in many conditions.Our tire testing always includes high-speed dirt testing, rocks, and sand (soft and hard p SOURCES Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels 4600 Prosper Drive Stow OH 44224 330-928-9092 www.mickeythompsontires.com By Kevin McNulty Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!