Achilles Desert Hawk X-MT Tire Review & Rating
Sporting an aggressive tread pattern and cut/chip resistant tread compound, the Desert Hawk XMT is sturdy enough to deal with all types of rugged terrain such as rocks, deep ruts, etc., as well as tackling soft sand, dirt and gravel with relative ease. Other drivers in reviews have spoken of how well this tire performs off-road and how it is a big plus.
Achilles unique X-Protection sidewall protects this tire from cuts, tears and other damage caused by rocks and any sharp objects your tire comes into contact with. With a 3-step block pattern, you also get better handling, stability and the bite you need when you’re traveling over different off-road terrains including mud, snow, rocks and gravel and when you’re cornering on flat surfaces.
The Achilles Desert Hawk X-MT tire is available in 15 to 20 inch sizes and a Q speed rating.
- Off-road traction, grip and handling
- Dry traction, grip and handling
- Puncture resistant
- Low price
- Not the best on wet road surfaces
The Achilles Desert Hawk X-MT biggest drawing points are its aggressive good looks, solid performance off-road on all types of terrain, as well as its lower price compared to other bigger name brand models. It works well for this tire as it performs respectably in all situations.
It’s also mild-mannered enough for everyday driving on the street. Sure, there’s some added noise at highway speeds, but it’s expected with a mud terrain tire. Dry traction and handling is very good, and treadlife is better than you might expect.
Our biggest area of concern with this tire would be with its wet traction and braking. We’ve heard a few truck and 4×4 drivers speak of poor grip on wet pavement. In fairness, many have spoken of excellent traction in wet conditions.
Overall, the Achilles Desert Hawk X-MT is a durable, budget-friendly tire that gives you good traction, grip and handling on most off-road terrains and on dry roads. Although you could argue that it’s not up to the performance levels of the BFGoodrich Mud Terrain TA KM2, Cooper Discoverer STT Pro and a few others, this Achilles model is a good choice for anyone looking for an affordable, everyday driving MT tire for their rig.
What Vehicles Will The Achilles Desert Hawk X-MT Fit?
(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)
- Chevrolet Silverado, Colorado, K1500, Avalanche, S10, Blazer, Tahoe
- Dodge Ram, Dakota, Durango
- Ford F-150, Ranger, Bronco, Expedition
- GMC Sierra, Canyon, Jimmy, Suburban
- Hummer H3
- Isuzu Trooper, Hombre5, Rodeo, Amigo S
- Mazda B3 Series
- Mitsubishi Montero
- Nissan Crew Cab, Titan, Pathfinder
- Jeep Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, Liberty, CJ5, CJ7
- Land Rover Range Rover
- Toyota FJ Cruiser, 4Runner, Tacoma, Tundra
235/75-15 109Q BW
27/8.50-15 C 95Q BW
30/9.5-15 104Q BW
31/10.5-15 C 109Q BW
32/11.5-15 C 113Q BW
33/12.5-15 C 112Q BW
LT235/85-16 120/116Q BW
245/70-16 XL 111H BW
LT245/75-16 C 108Q
LT265/70-16 D 117Q
LT265/75-16 D 123Q BW
LT265/65-17 D 120Q
LT265/70-17 D 118Q
LT285/70-17 D 121Q
LT305/70-17 D 119Q BW
265/60-18 112Q BW
33/12.5-20 E 114Q BW
35/12.5-20 E BW
Achilles Desert Hawk X-MT prices range from approximately $103 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.
Achilles provides a limited tread warranty on the Desert Hawk MT tire.
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