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goodyear wrangler RT/S

my dad is getting new tires for our F-150, because ours are ready to be replaced and we had a blowout coming home from the river towing our boat.

what do you guys think of the goodyear wrangler RT/S. this is for my dad, not me. The F-150 rarely sees offroading, but we do do a lot of launching on boat ramps so we need that traction. what do you guys think, and if you dont like these tires what would you recommend. thanks

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Road Traction Sucks.... its what comes stock on the 01-05ish trucks they are the WORST tires... they Cup and then when you get about oh 25k on them the rain traction sucks ***
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Second worse tire I have ever owned. Worst tire good year makes and good year doesn't make a good tire. I have a set in the garage right now that are tread separated.

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Worst tire I have ever owned! The suck I didn't even get 25k out of them, no traction what so ever. THEY SUCK! THEY SUCK! THEY SUCK!
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ok, well it was not my choice, it was my dads. can you guys please point out a good tire for this application. like a good all season tire
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michellen or how ever you spell it, are all very good my dad got 68k out of his last set
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ive got michelin x radials they seem to be pretty good so far. mucccccccch better than the rts in the rain and dry.
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what about goodyear wrangler silent armor

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....er+SilentArmor
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STAY AWAY from Crapyear.......unless you get the MTR, which sounds like it wouldn't be a good choice....

i say the BF Goodrich All-Terrain.......they are a great tire....
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Micheline LTX M/S, my dad has on his F-150 he is on his second set and you can easily get 50-60k out of them. We had launched out boat countless times without any trouble.
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I continue to be amazed at how GoodYear's get hammered here. I've had GoodYear's throughout my life on both cars and trucks. My current tire is the Wrangler. Not the RTS or whatever version, just the Wrangler. They work fine. They ride nice, hold the road well in all weather and they wheel pretty well too. I'm not saying they're the best tire on the market, but they're certaining more worthy of the trashing they take here.
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this is what happed to mine at 36 k and still had 80% tread and ford replaced the for 4 bucks

ii had no issue with traction or wear just the split along the bead on all 4 of them
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this is what happed to mine at 36 k and still had 80% tread and ford replaced the for 4 bucks

ii had no issue with traction or wear just the split along the bead on all 4 of them
When i first looked at the pic i thought the dark line was the seperation of tire and wheel not the tire itself. That looks scary.
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ya shoulda continued to drive it, and u then could have retired....


but anyways, my vote is on the general grabber at2's. the bfg's are too rich for my blood and the grabbers wor extremely well.

Just a side note, i got stuck in 4inches of snow in my driveway WIITH 4wd with wrangler rts tires... nuff said.

oh, and they dont stop worth a damn in the rain.
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We all bash the rt/s because that is what a lot of people had on there truck to begin with and all realized they blow. I used them for a total summer before they were trash. Working on the ranch I seriously had to go get them fixed once a week and they were as full of glue as you could get.

Carried around air with me constantly because one would get punctured and start going flat seemed almost everyday. geez I changed more flats that summer then my whole life and I've changed quite a bit. Wake up in the morning and have two flats, uh

I hope that shows how I feel about them and they didn't have much tread left after it was all said and done.
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bfgoodrich all-terrains. will never put rt/s tires on the truck again.
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ok i convinced him not to get the RT/S or any goodyear. he doesnt want bfg a/t because he says its too aggresive. i know i know, they are not and perfect for the application but its his decision. the bfgs will be my next tire. i might be able to convince him to get these.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....ler+A%2FT+Revo
ive heard nothing but good things about these, what do u think?
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the michelin ltx ms is one of the best tires around for a light truck that doesnt see off road use
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Why not a Micheline? For a truck that sees mostly pavement a Micheline would be perfect for plus they last and hold up extremly well. It's up to you but I don't understand why guys run other tires because in the long run the expensive Michelines will save them money. Let us know what he gets.
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my dads as much as i didnt like what he paid the tires kick *** for street use... big time!! and the mileage you get out of them is insane!! and btw he has a 1998 F-150 so ya....
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RT/S are horrid tires. I had a bubble in two of them in 11k and by 17k they were garbage. I will recommend the Toyo Proxes S/T's that are on my truck to anybody. http://www.ec-securehost.com/OnlineT...m/Toyo_ST.html Even after shipping that website is the cheapest you will find them anywhere not to mention you're in Cali which will make it cheaper.
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well right now its between two tires. the revos and goodyear silent armor
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Silent Armors. They are a really nice tire.
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well he went with the revos, $881 installed. he got them in LT 10 ply, so im sure we wont have any more blowouts like we did with the P rated 4 ply michelins
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They are good tires but I have heard the mileage isn't there with them. Too bad he didn't get the Michelins. My buddy put 90k on his Michelin LTX M/S's before they needed replacing, and mine have 20k on them and still look new...
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