Installing a set of Mastercraft Courser AXT’s on your truck or SUV will give you the freedom and traction needed to drive in virtually any conditions. This is a surprisingly rugged all-terrain tire that will not break your budget.
Type: All-Terrain All-Season Tire
Sizes: 15”, 16”, 17”, 18”, 20”
Uniform Tire Quality Grade (UTQG): 500AB
Speed Rating: T
Warranty: 5-Year or 50,000-Mile Tread Life Warranty
What Sets It Apart
Most all-terrain tires are going to be either very expensive, or they will not be able to stand up to even a modest off-road environment. The courser AXT, however, is affordable and can be enjoyed a long time on most types of trails. While this option is certainly not going to be as durable as some of the top-tier options, it will have no trouble when you go out on dirt trails, over rocks, or other similar areas.
You can also drive these tires on paved roads without any real concerns. They will work great on dry pavement, wet pavement, snow covered roads, or even ice. There is a lot to love about these tires, which makes them a great option for anyone driving a larger vehicle who wants the flexibility of an all-terrain tire without having to spend a huge amount of money.
Comfort and Performance
You can’t expect an all-terrain tire to be as comfortable as tires designed specifically for paved roads. The wide tread grooves and design are great for boosting traction, but they also generate a fair amount of road noise. When driving on the highway, this will definitely be noticeable. In addition, since the sidewall of this tire is designed to help absorb the various obstacles found out on trails, you will feel more of the imperfections on paved roads, which some people may not like.
The tires do perform well no matter where you are driving. The same thick tread and other design choices that make this tire somewhat less comfortable really help to keep you firmly in control in any situation. Just keep in mind that these tires are not designed for excessive speeds. Traveling on the highway at normal speeds will not be a problem, but it is not recommended that you push it far beyond that.
Safety and Durability
The great traction and control provided by these tires will go a long way toward ensuring you remain safe every time you get in your vehicle. Whether you are driving off-road, through the snow, or on dry roads, you will not have any issues with slipping or other safety problems. The tires are also very rugged so there is very little risk of a blowout or other problem, especially on paved roads.
As an all-terrain tire durability is one of the most important things to look at. While these tires are not very expensive at all, they are very strong. This is thanks in large part to the silica compound used in manufacturing, which helps add durability and extend tread life. Many people will be surprised to find that these tires come with a 5-year, 50,000-mile warranty, which is quite unusual (in a good way) for an all-terrain tire and really goes to show just how confident Mastercraft is in the durability of these tires.
Who It’s For
If you have a truck, SUV, or 4×4 that you mostly drive on paved roads but still want to have the ability to go out on the trails, these tires are a great option. While they do not rank at the top of the list for any specific category, they do provide a good overall driving experience. When you factor in the lower price tag, these are an obvious choice for many people.
In addition to being a good quality tire, they also look really nice. Their bold tread design and style really looks good on larger vehicles. Of course, the design is not just for aesthetics. These tires will also perform well in the areas where you need them.