[2010/04/15] Federal Claims Quiet Achiever In The Australian Mud Tyre Market
After testing Federal’s Couragia Mud Terrain in a massive mud tyre evaluation among 13 different tire offerings a few months back with “recommendable” praise, the Couragia ultimate off-road tire in size 285/75R16 has again starred in a long term torturous test run by Australian automotive media, where Federal’s 4X4 tyre distinguished itself in many areas of serious road manners; ensuring at the same time of having “outstanding road-holding characteristics” and “the tire with the lowest noise level.”
Unlike some mud tyres that grip well but can suddenly “let go” in a blink of an eye, the set of Couragia M/T have paced a smooth and progressive driving pleasure. A particular strength identified during the test was its remarkably minimal noise on dry pavement. Cornering on the black top is reasonably controlled for a mud tyre, and steering response is quick and light when running rod pressures of approximately 35psi. Moreover, when aired down the increase in effort required by both the drivers and the engine at maintaining higher speeds is very noticeable.
Off-road is where it really counts. On the dirt there’s a whole other side of Couragia, as mud, rocks, and dirt are most definitely where these tyres belong. With pressure down to 16psi, the Couragia bag out nicely over rocks and plough through the mud without skipping a beat over the twisty course. The incremental block edge effectively finds tractions as long as driver who worked the steering wheel. After a full day of hard work climbing, the tyres were free of any side wall damage. For overall performance, the Federal Couragia pattern combines safety, precision, and sport driving performance in an excellent way.
Uniquely designed and specifically tailored for the SUV enthusiasts, the Couragia M/T features strategically placed reinforcement under the tread, which delivers crisp handling and solid on-center feel at high-speed stretches. Deep, large grooves and aggressive shoulder lugs translate more rubber underfoot to handle the toughest terrains.
Being recognized by the leading 4WD Action magazine for the second time in a row tells us that our hard work is paying off. With the independent test running so far, we are confident to demonstrate once more that Federal is able to supply a full portfolio of top-quality products - all with modern, safe, long-lasting, and environmentally friendly tyres to our global customers. The universal fitment of Federal Couragia Mud Terrain for your muddy adventure is currently available with a full range of twelve sizes, in series 70 to 85 and from 15 to 20 inches.