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Old 12-05-2007
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yeah mine are barely worn and the wife will be PIS$%^ if I bought new tires now.
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yeah mine are barely worn and the wife will be PIS$%^ if I bought new tires now.
leave your truck out in the street at night and go out after she is asleep and slice all the tires, and be like "Oh No's!" in the morning
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the only thing those tire do is leave nice black marks on the street
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^^^Thats about all they are good for, because they don't hook for sh*t. Same with the BFG long trails that came on mine, totally junk...
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the guy at the tire shop i went to for my BFG AT's said he wont even sell the RT/S... thats gotta say something.
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I remember those piles of crap... I need more snow to see how my MT/R's will fair...
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I bought my '07 in July and I replaced the RT/S tires a month later with some BFG ATs. I also had those tires on my '04 and I did the same... replaced them with BFGs and sold the Goodyears to someone else.
I think between both Rangers I may have driven a maximum of 5000 miles on the RT/S tires, they really are the worst tire ever made!! It really sucks to buy a new vehicle and have to change the tires immediately because they are just plain useless.
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if you do a simple search you'll see the countless threads, pictures, and posts of how completely crappy the Wrangler RT/S tires are. The first mod every Ranger owner that uses their truck as more then a dry pavement pounder should do is invest in a new set of tires!
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If you live in a area that doesn't get snow and never offroad or race your truck their fine tires for you. But if you do anything else but drive on dry roads then defn. upgrade. After finally driving in the snow I love my BFG ATs!
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um. ya...
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I have regular GY Wranglers (no specific modle) and love them. I think they are a bit more agressive than the RTS though. But, no snow here and it hasn't tained since March.
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Old 12-07-2007
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I had Goodyear Wrangler A/Ps on truck which I bought used they didn't last overly long and when I went to tire store, which they can get any brand I wanted said that he figured the RT/S stood for Return To Stock because there are people coming in after driving on them for about a month wanting something different and not just specific to Ranger. Ended up with Toyo have a wait and see on them....Need tires now on wifes Suzuki XK7 odd size of 235/60R16's so end up with the person saying that is a performance size so you need speed rating blah blah blah anyway I digress.
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What do expect from anything that looks like a Highway tire?
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Old 12-12-2007
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i have dayton timberline MT's. I like them alot. I had never heard or seen of them before. I bought them from a buddy with a 350 for 100 each. i know a few guys with 350's now that run them
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i have dayton timberline MT's. I like them alot. I had never heard or seen of them before. I bought them from a buddy with a 350 for 100 each. i know a few guys with 350's now that run them
yea my buddy has them and loves them
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I still have the stock Goodyears on my ranger....we're looking at a snowstorm tomorrow and 2 nor-easters for the weekend...I'm gonna die....
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Old 12-14-2007
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if you like the real 4x4 tires first of all you have to pick 31X10.50R15 and above... i bought my Pirelli Scorpio and i'm very pleased... My brother has those BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A and the truck looks nice and the tire is very reinforced...

Those GY RT-S are urban tires they really suck
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the general grabber at2 tires are a really nice tire. i got a set on my truck, total cost with shipping was a lil over $400 for 265/70/16
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Old 12-15-2007
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the general grabber at2 tires are a really nice tire. i got a set on my truck, total cost with shipping was a lil over $400 for 265/70/16
Yeah...I looked at those. EVERYONE bought them the night before I went online to purchase myself a set...bastards! Heh. Now shipping is around 200+ because LA is the only place that has some and they wouldn't be here until the 21st or so of Dec. Also, I was looking at the 265/75/16...how does the 265/70/16 fit in there, stock?
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I got 255/70/15 grabber at2's on my truck, there a nice tire and grip good on the road and most off road surfaces.

The only things I dont like about them is, I drive a couple miles down some gravel roads a couple times a month and some of the lugs on the tire have chips in them. The other thing is they seem to not be very good in mud that is only couple inches deep, I can make it fine in deeper mud but if its like 2 inches I have a little harder time. Maby its just the type of mud around here tho because ive never heard anybody complain about that.
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Thats funny cause we had those tires on our 2004 Ford Ranger Edge 4x4 and i had no problem with them in the snow at all. Im originally from the area of Buffalo, NY and we get pounded with snow. One day we got over two feet and the ranger drove through it like a tank!!! It drove a lot better in the snow then my 1996 Ford Ranger 4x4 that had BF Goodrich All Terrains.
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.....Now I want the AT2's even more!
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Old 12-23-2007
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Yeah my old black 2003 Edge had those crappy rts tires and in heavy rains the truck felt highly unstable at highway speeds.

Put 20,000 miles on them and they were toast, put 31x10.5 BFG AT's on the stock steelies and there was an immediate difference dry and wet.

When I went shopping for a new Ranger one of the stipulations were it had to have the 31" BFG AT's on 15" Alcoa's.
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Old 12-23-2007
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When I went shopping for a new Ranger one of the stipulations were it had to have the 31" BFG AT's on 15" Alcoa's.
thats what i wanted but 08's dont have the wheel setup yet
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Old 12-24-2007
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leave your truck out in the street at night and go out after she is asleep and slice all the tires, and be like "Oh No's!" in the morning
Thats a good one !!! LOL...and it can apply to other mods-- 'someone stole me KC's Oh No... . now I need to go get some PIAA's.'
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