Mitsubishi Shogun tyres
There’s something which all Shogun drivers in Britain have in common.
At the wheel may be a farmer, a poacher, a horsey type or a funfair worker. It may be the owner of those ‘brown sauce, guv?’ greasy spoon catering trailers which are a staple feature of country fairs and weekend car boot sales. It may be a mother on the school run who had to have a 4×4 because the town’s primary school really is halfway up a mountain.
However, these drivers are invariably all up to the same thing. They’re using the roads to take the Shogun to places where there aren’t any roads. These are environments in which this car’s indestructible go-anywhere ability is matched only by that of a Chieftain tank.
By the same token, though, those whose driving is usually on-road, rather than on-mud, shun the Shogun. Although it’s sensibly-priced and offers bulletproof reliability, it is a big and heavy car. Indeed it can often be a ruddy great barge of a thing, with all the bulk and cornering panache of the Costa Concordia. The Shogun also invariably features high running costs and low refinement levels which languish far behind those of many of its rivals. It may be built for the outdoors but it’s more redneck all-in mud-wrestler than it is Bear Grylls.
Choosing tyres for four-wheel-drive and off-road vehicles differs from the tyre selection process for on-road vehicles. The first consideration needs to be exactly what proportion of the car’s driving is in an off-road environment. A range of tyres are available to suit different combinations of on-road and off-road usage. If you choose the wrong one, your Shogun may well get stuck. A tyre for 100% on-road use won’t have enough grip for regular off-road use. Equally so, a specialist off-road tyre is no good to man or beast if all your driving is done on tarmac. A further consideration is the nature of that off-road driving. Different tyres are available with particular emphasis on optimum grip in, for example, muddy, gravel or sandy conditions.
Thus the driver who needs replacement tyres for a Mitsubishi Shogun has various factors to bear in mind. These are quite apart from the usual wet grip or fuel economy ratings of different tyre options. Another aspect which is important is the noise level ratings of new tyres. Engine and wind noise levels can be quite high when driving a Shogun, especially at speed on the motorway. Therefore a tyre labelled with lower noise emissions is a sensible choice. Apart from anything else, it will help negate the need to turn Steve Wright in the Afternoon up to drown the Godforsaken din out.
The Shogun has been around since as far back as 1983. Many older models are still out there, going strong and earning their keep. etyres supplies and fits a wide range of tyres suitable for all incarnations of the Shogun. Among these are many budget and economy options. These are a popular choice for cost-conscious drivers of older models who have come to depend upon on the Shogun for its reliability and load-lugging or off-road capabilities.
Kumho and Nexen tyres are a popular mid-price choice. These tyres are available in sizes and designs to suit the Shogun and to complement its performance in both on-road and off-road conditions. The off-road tyres from the General Tire Co‘s Grabber range are also popular. As far as best-known tyre brands go, Bridgestone, Continental, Pirelli and Goodyear tyres all sell well for the Shogun. These provide all the reassurances and longevity you’d expect from a premium replacement tyre choice.