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goodyear wrangler rt/s SUCK

well we got our first snow this year today about 3". and on my o8 fx4 its got g/y wrangler rt/s's. they are so bad it doesnt even feel like im in 4 wheel drive.

anybody else have these tires?
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Hahaha.... They suck ***** man, get new ones! Everyone on here will tell you the same thing. Worst tire ever...
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lol almost all 4x4 and edges came with them

and no one liked them
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i hated them as soon as i saw them, i just bought the truck in oct. but im putting wheels and tires on it after christmas. dont know what wheels yet but i do know im getting bfg mud-terrains
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i hated them as soon as i saw them, i just bought the truck in oct. but im putting wheels and tires on it after christmas. dont know what wheels yet but i do know im getting bfg mud-terrains
now dont expect excellent traction on snow those tires are not sipped.. but there still better then RTS haha....
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I had those on mine. Garbage tires. (rt/s) A lot of guys here say mud terrains suck in any amount of snow. I went with all terrains and last night I came home from work and the end of my driveway was a apprx 2 foot snow drift. No problems at all they're awesome in the deep stuff.
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this may sound stupid but what is "sipped"? my brother has 35" bfg mud terrains on his 250 and he say he has no problems w/ them. i do like the a/t's tho, but i had them on my 02 fx4 and i want something more aggresive
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this may sound stupid but what is "sipped"? my brother has 35" bfg mud terrains on his 250 and he say he has no problems w/ them. i do like the a/t's tho, but i had them on my 02 fx4 and i want something more aggresive
sipping is the little groves cut in the tire allows more traction... i remember my Copper STT where just like the BFG in tread design, they where GREAT in deep snow, but light fluffy stuff like only .5" dear god that was a scary ride...
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Yes, those tires suck. They are worthless garbage. I feel I would have better traction with skiis attached to my frame instead.
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so what do you guys think about dayton timberline m/t's. i got a buddy with them and he loves them
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never tried them
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The BFG All Terrains are much better in the snow then the Mud Terrains. The A/T's are even snow rated. If you're going for BFG's and want that aggressive look, but want performance too, go for the All Terrains. They also don't wear down as quick during normal road conditions, unlike the Mud Terrains.

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I'm pretty sure the a/t comes in a non-snow rated as well. Not 100% sure but I would imagine the only difference is the tread compound. The winter one is designated by the snowflake symbol anyways.
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I'm pretty sure mine are snow rated, I could be wrong tho.
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The winter one is designated by the snowflake symbol anyways.
Exactly, just look for the snowflake.
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any traditional MT isn't going to do well in the snow at all.

look at the mickey thompson ATZ tires.
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I'm pretty sure mine are snow rated, I could be wrong tho.
yes they are.. never had an issue with mine in th snow.. hell my last set i sold with around 45k on them and i think 3 other people used them after me! haha..
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sipping is the little groves cut in the tire allows more traction... i remember my Copper STT where just like the BFG in tread design, they where GREAT in deep snow, but light fluffy stuff like only .5" dear god that was a scary ride...

i know what that is just didnt know it was called sipped".
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Goodyear FTL!
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Just got a set of 235/75R15 LT Dunlop Radial Rover RVXT M/S and the snow hit. These things really grip. I really tested them on an uncut steep (~30 degree) road with about 4 inches of wet snow, and in 2 wheel drive. They were a lot lot cheaper than Bridgestone Dueller Revos and BFG ATs, etc. and were highly reviewed by guys on Tirerack, Consumer Reports, etc. They seem to deserve the

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My 06 still has them. 22k miles now... and they are just as bad now as they were when new. These things are truely a horrible tire when it comes to snow and wet traction.

However they seemto do very well on wear and dry traction. It's a balance I suppose.

When these are wore down I'll be stepping up to a set of wheels and something better for all season use.

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I was in the same boat as you guys.

I just sold my crappy stock banana skin tires (Contitracs--probab1ly worse than the Wranglers you are discussing) on craigslist and got a set of LT 235/75R15 M/S Dunlop Radial Rover RVXT tires just before the snow hit. These things really grip. I really put them to the test on an steep (~30 degree) road with about 4 inches of wet snow, and in 2 wheel drive. Made it up no problem, fishtailing a lot but hey, I expected to make about 10 feet and have to go back down backwards.

They are agressive but quiet on the highway, and were a heck of a lot cheaper than Dueller Revos and BFG ATs and were equally well reviewed. The tires are also great on wet roads, which we get a lot of here in Vancouver. I'm sure happy with them--feels more like a truck that's ready for anything. I guess I sound like some kind of advertising, but I'm jammed!


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I ditched the Goodyears on my 07 ASAP... threw on some BFG AT's, havent looked back. Got them the day before our first snow here too... couldnt have timed that one better, cause I wasnt looking forward to sliding around on the RT/S'
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Wow so I'm not the only one who hates the RT/S tires. HA HA just found that a little funny. I too was looking at the BFG All terrains
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yeah the RT/S's definately suck. Why does ford continue to put them on is beyond me. Problem is the set on mine are new like the truck and i don't want to shell out for new tires until i need to. I'll probably use these till there done and then throw on a set of bfg all terrains
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