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Goodyear RT/S and this past snow...

What is everyones opinion on these in regards to snow. We had about 8 inches here this past weekend and I'm feeling like these tires are lacking in the snow traction department. I know most people on this forum have an overall dislike for this tire and I'm mostly in agreement. I'm coming from a Bridgestone Dueler A/T and BF A/T on my Tacoma. These two tires were pretty much BOSS when dealing with snow. I'm talking about a foot of snow at least and simply handling some snow in 4wd. (My Tacoma Reg. Cab was pretty light)

I only bring this up since I feel I had to use the 4wd more than I should have with this tire today. I went WELL below the speed limit and used caution on below average roads here in S. Central PA. I have and 09 FX/4 for reference with a Leer Cap for a little bit of weight in the rear.
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WORST tire EVER! lol Fun for burnouts though!
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WORST tire EVER! lol Fun for burnouts though!
x2!!! piles of effin junk in ANY and EVERY road condition!!


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Thanks for the confirmations. So what is everyone liking for snow on the forum?

I'm leaning on going back to the BF A/T's or giving the Goodyear Duratracs a shot. I just would like to know everyones opinion as for fitment and usage on the ranger ext. cab. I know what works on my Tacoma. I don't plan on a lift, if anything just doing the torsion bar crank. And I don't use the truck that much for mud/offroading applications.
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WORST tire EVER! lol Fun for burnouts though!
stock POS!!!! i count the days til i upgrade. i'm cheap so it's gonna be a year or two.... :)
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bfg a/t
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Duratracs
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all decent tires in snow
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For snow/rain/ice I would recommend some Kumho Ecsta V710's



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^Yea those work great!
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Goodyear Duratracs! I really got to test them out this weekend there great in the snow.
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Goodyear Duratracs! I really got to test them out this weekend there great in the snow.
X2!!

I got the Wrangler Territories and they grip like a SOB. So far the 2 feet of snow down hasn't posed an issue with my new rubbers and my 2wd Ranger.
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BFG A/T's are awesome in snow also.
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My dad's got the Duratracs on his f-150, we haven't had enough snow to really test them out yet, but I know they are supposed to do well in it because it has those little grippy things in b/w the tread. I love the look of them to. I've got the BFG All-terrains on my Ranger and there also really good in the snow, Your safe with either tire.
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but I know they are supposed to do well in it because it has those little grippy things in b/w the tread.
Sipings?
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no there different then sipings I think. You can kinda see them in this pic, there in b/w the tread. http://www.truckblog.com/gallery/DCSpecial/37168.jpg
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no there different then sipings I think. You can kinda see them in this pic, there in b/w the tread. http://www.truckblog.com/gallery/DCSpecial/37168.jpg
Are you talking about under the tread, or the lines in the tread?
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If you look in that pic I posted, you can see what looks like grippy teeth in the gaps of the tread. Thats for better traction in the snow, it helps keep the tire from filling up with snow. Thats what I'm talking about.
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If you look in that pic I posted, you can see what looks like grippy teeth in the gaps of the tread. Thats for better traction in the snow, it helps keep the tire from filling up with snow. Thats what I'm talking about.
If you go fast enough, snow won't stay in.....LOL
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duratracs, all the way!!! have had them through mud snow and ice and they work amazing... both stopping and accelerating is not an issue.

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Can't go wrong with BFG's or Firestone/Bridgestone. I will never own a set of good years again. I hate them, I have many friends in the tire biz who won't let anyone they care about rung around on them. I have had 6 sets over the years tread separate on me. (Last set I own are on my caddy and they are dry rotted and cracked, new tires in the spring)

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RT/S really Blow in the snow. Same with ice, dirt, mud, and rain. Worst tires i've had so far, even my bald kuhmos on my Honda did better in snow and mud.
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I'd go with the BFG ATs....hell I'd go with anything over those Goodyears lol.
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The silent armors are good in the snow but I really want to try the duratracs...
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the O.G. MT/R's are great in the snow. had 37's on my old runner and it chewed right freakin through it!
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haha i ran mine in the snow when i first got my truck they actually did okay

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and proof! snowplow! lol
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