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Just got this used 09 FX4, 11K miles, & I love it. During the first rain, the RT/S tires spun out all over the place. Did alot of research & I have decided on the Radial Rover RVXT in 255-70-16 as replacements. I would like your comments or experiences with these tires. Sorry I dont go off road on purpose, most travel is freeway, open roads & a bit city. I do get a ton of rain & good snows here in the Pac NW.

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welcome new washington member. personally i have never heard of these tires. what kind of driving will you mostly be doing? i loved my stock rt/s tires
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the rt/s tires sucked. nuff said. Rovers are a good tire. Alot of people in my area run them. o and welcome to the site!
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Don't have any info on the Rovers but they can't be any worse than the RT/S'!
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Well it took me 1/2 hour but I managed to attach an image to my post. Dont be fooled by the "RV" in the RVXT name. This is NOT a RV tire. I read 180 reviews on the Tire Rack site. Seems that 4-6 years ago there were problems with this tire. Mostly from owners of Big trucks & big SUV's running "C" rated tires, not the "P" rated tires. Problems like out of round, balancing problems, & wear issues. All the posts from 3 years or less seem to love these tires. Lots of folks on their 2nd or 3rd set. Rain, snow, mud, hills, didn't matter....They loved them. Not loud or bumpy on the road. One guy said these tires seem to be a secret tire nobody hears about. I think the tread pattern is great. Thanks for the replies to my post. I was beginning to think I had bad breath.
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Welcome! What made you decide on the Rovers? I'd go with Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 2, Pirelli Scorpion ATR, or Nitto Terra Grappler. Or, for strictly a highway all-season I'd go with Michelin LTX M/S2.
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For KLC... One of my criteria for a tire is that it not look like a racing slick with grooves. Being from the Midwest I have done my share of pushing cars stuck in the snow, by hand, usually with a few friends. Id always look at the tread design & got a few ideas as to what gripped & what didn't. The 4 tires you mentioned are good tires with alot of followers, the Terra Grabbers look especially nice. But I wanted a tire with a bit more aggressive tread, and the reviews I've read said they are quiet & not bumpy on the highway, with good traction in all weather. The Dura Trac's look good but are not available in "P" size. Last year we had 8" of snow here, every other day, for 2 weeks. Thats why I like the Rover RVXT's. I'd like thoughts on this tire.
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You want a aggressive tread but yet are looking at the Rovers? Those look like the least aggressive tire I've seen.

What do you mean by P size?

BFG All Terrains and Nitto Terra Grapplers are both aggressive looking, good in snow and yet great highway tires.
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You want a aggressive tread but yet are looking at the Rovers? Those look like the least aggressive tire I've seen.

What do you mean by P size?

BFG All Terrains and Nitto Terra Grapplers are both aggressive looking, good in snow and yet great highway tires.
I would agree. One tire I did not mention is Hankook Dynapro ATM. I have them on another vehicle and it sounds like they would be the best choice for you.
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For 04 Blackedge...Yes the BFG A/T & Terra Grabbers are very good. I guess in respect to tread design, some of the decision is personal preference. I really like the RVXT design. As for aggressive tread, I want more aggressive than a street tire, but not a off road mud design. By "P" size I am referring to load rating. "P" tires run @ 30 -35 lbs. "LT", ( tires with a "C" load rating ) tires run about 50% more pressure. The Dura Trac's dont come in "P". If I am incorrect on this, please slap me upside the head & set me straight.
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The Hankook looks good too. I guess it seems Im stuck on the Rover RVXT. You guys are steering me away from this tire. Why ? Is it because it is not so well known? I really want your input.
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I looked at the rover radials when I needed tires on my ranger. The price was good and they even had a winter rating. I think your getting negative input because nobody has heard of them or run them personally. I never ran them, but know a couple people who did. They had no complaints.
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I've heard of them and even had a vehicle with them. I just feel there are better choices for the money. Personally, I'd go with the Hankooks I mentioned or Mickey Thompson ATZ Baja Plus. One of the two will be my next tire as well. Obviously it's up to you though. Everyone has their own needs and preferences.
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The reason we are "steering you away from the tire" is because we tend to be pro-BFGoodrich All-Terrain and Pro-Nitto Terra Grappler. Since no one on this site runs the RVXT we can't give you any information on it, just information on our preference of tires. If you want a less than a mud tire but more than a highway terrain tire, go with the BFGoodrich All-Terrains.

I've had 4 sets of tires.
Yokohoma Geolander H/T's 31x10.5 (new), HORRIBLE.
BFGoodrich AT's 31x10.5 (half tread), VERY GOOD.
Pirelli Scorpian AT's 255/60/17 (new), GREAT in dry, HORRIBLE in snow/rain/ice/sleet/etc
BFGoodrich AT's 32x11.5 (new), EXCELLENT.

In other words, go BFGoodrich All-Terrains. They look the best, last the longest, and most importantly, work the best in EVERY condition nature can throw at you. (Except for mud, which doesn't seem like something you'll be seeing much of).

We at RF should be BFG spokespeople. Put it this way, *IF* I spent the money for a 2009 Ranger (which aren't cheap), the first order of business would be to put BFGoodrich All-Terrains on it, and spare no expense doing so. IMO, the best truck/suv tire on the market.

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Geez......For 4 days I got no replies to my post. Now I have 16. Thought it was my breath...ha ha. Two things on the BFG A/T's. First, they are pretty expensive. 2nd, Im not a tire engineer but it seems to me that the tread design on them is not conducive to rapid rain water evacuation like some of the other designs that have more center & side channels. Hence hydroplaning. Do the BFG AT's have a tendency to hydroplane in the rain???
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Geez......For 4 days I got no replies to my post. Now I have 16. Thought it was my breath...ha ha. Two things on the BFG A/T's. First, they are pretty expensive. 2nd, Im not a tire engineer but it seems to me that the tread design on them is not conducive to rapid rain water evacuation like some of the other designs that have more center & side channels. Hence hydroplaning. Do the BFG AT's have a tendency to hydroplane in the rain???
Not in my experience with them. Good tires, although the downside is that they are bad about picking up and slinging rocks.
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For 04 Blackedge...Yes the BFG A/T & Terra Grabbers are very good. I guess in respect to tread design, some of the decision is personal preference. I really like the RVXT design. As for aggressive tread, I want more aggressive than a street tire, but not a off road mud design. By "P" size I am referring to load rating. "P" tires run @ 30 -35 lbs. "LT", ( tires with a "C" load rating ) tires run about 50% more pressure. The Dura Trac's dont come in "P". If I am incorrect on this, please slap me upside the head & set me straight.
Ok I see what your saying. What does P stand for passenger? I'm used to referring to the load ranges as C, D and E. A Ranger would need C load ratings, which don't run at 60 psi, they run at 30-35. P is for cars
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Geez......For 4 days I got no replies to my post. Now I have 16. Thought it was my breath...ha ha. Two things on the BFG A/T's. First, they are pretty expensive. 2nd, Im not a tire engineer but it seems to me that the tread design on them is not conducive to rapid rain water evacuation like some of the other designs that have more center & side channels. Hence hydroplaning. Do the BFG AT's have a tendency to hydroplane in the rain???
I never hydroplaned when I had my BFGs ATs.
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I had those tires and they were ok at best.

If you look at the middle tread of the tire you will notice a half inch strip of rubber that circles the entire tire. The tires I had wore out early because the middle section was so wearing much faster then the outside tread. Granted I had them on my stock rims which I believe lead to the premature wear.

In pic 3 you can really see what I mean.

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The factory Wrangler RT/S on my 09 Ranger say P 255-70-16. It also says "Standard Load". So thats where Im getting the "P" thing. I was under the impression that a tire with a "C" load rating requires a higher PSI & has a harder ride because of the higher pressure. Is this correct ???
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I have not hydroplaned or anything of the sort yet, in either of my sets of BFG AT's. I can vouch for slinging rocks, but hey.....the tire GRIPS.
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A C won't be a noticeable harder ride. Now E would be, thats meant for trucks like the 250s and 2500s. But normal sizes 31x10.5+ are C range. Run em at 30-35
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