goodyear wrangler rt/s SUCK - Page 3 - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech General discussion of wheels and tires for the Ford Ranger.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #51  
Old 12-28-2007
Austin1's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Athens, Ohio
Posts: 359
Idk, I've had Goodyears on every vehicle I've owned and they have satisfied me so far, even the RT/S's are, well, okay......
But I've got Eagle GTII's on my Camaro and they kick ***.
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 12-29-2007
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
Just sold my old RT/S's today for 120 on CL!
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old 12-30-2007
FMD's Avatar
FMD FMD is offline
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Amherst NY
Posts: 3,811
Quote:
Originally Posted by TSabourin
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?

they fit fine, tho i kinda wish I went with the 265/75's but i was a little worried about rubbing issues. After all, the stock 245/75's rubbed on the little splash gaurd on the front passenger side from the factory... tho these new tires dont seem to rub at all. reminds me, i gotta rotate my tires...
Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old 12-31-2007
karrbass4life's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 3,072
Quote:
Originally Posted by FMD
they fit fine, tho i kinda wish I went with the 265/75's but i was a little worried about rubbing issues. After all, the stock 245/75's rubbed on the little splash gaurd on the front passenger side from the factory... tho these new tires dont seem to rub at all. reminds me, i gotta rotate my tires...
How the hell did the stock 245/75's rub?
Reply With Quote
  #55  
Old 01-02-2008
rangerxlt4x4's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: ohio
Posts: 90
Well i have heard alot of people, bash the wrangler rts ,and also bfg a/t.
I have THE WRANGLER RTS, on the truck cause thats what it came with.
So far no problems on wet roads, no problem with light mud trails ,say
3 to 4 inches of mud after a lot of rain . Prob. deeper just a guess.

Well when it comes to snow, i haven't really had a chance to really test them.
We had 6 inches the first week of dec. it lasted a day or two then melted , but i didn't have any prob, with that it did good i thought , haven't had any real snow sense.O just looked out its snowing but only going to get an inch they say it really been a mild winter this year. As for bfg's never had them so dont know,But it just depends on what you use the truck for d.d and like to get a little mud on the tire every now and then RTS suit me fine FOR NOW , really to soon to tell only have 3500 mile on it,and really haven't had any real good snow and ice That my 2 cents
Reply With Quote
  #56  
Old 01-02-2008
TSabourin's Avatar
Level III Supporter
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Putnam, Connecticut
Posts: 297
I live on a private district road...it doesn't get plowed, or doesn't get plowed well when it is....it washes out and leaves huge ravines down the middle of the hills...Now, the RT's have been getting me to and from work fine, for the most part...but it's slow and sometimes close to scary..... I want a tire that isn't going to let me go sideways up an un-treated hill in the winter....I want a tire that's not going to let me go broadside at an uphill stoplight on a rainy night, and I want a tire that doesn't wear within 15K miles.
Reply With Quote
  #57  
Old 01-02-2008
rangerxlt4x4's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: ohio
Posts: 90
Quote:
Originally Posted by rangerxlt4x4
Well i have heard alot of people, bash the wrangler rts ,and also bfg a/t.
I have THE WRANGLER RTS, on the truck cause thats what it came with.
So far no problems on wet roads, no problem with light mud trails ,say
3 to 4 inches of mud after a lot of rain . Prob. deeper just a guess.

Well when it comes to snow, i haven't really had a chance to really test them.
We had 6 inches the first week of dec. it lasted a day or two then melted , but i didn't have any prob, with that it did good i thought , haven't had any real snow sense.O just looked out its snowing but only going to get an inch they say it really been a mild winter this year. As for bfg's never had them so dont know,But it just depends on what you use the truck for d.d and like to get a little mud on the tire every now and then RTS suit me fine FOR NOW , really to soon to tell only have 3500 mile on it,and really haven't had any real good snow and ice That my 2 cents

Well , just got back , from playen in the snow. We got maybe 3 inches or so.
in 2wd wasn't any problem un less u get into it yeah it spins pretty easy but any vehicle will lose grip with two much peddle no matter what tire u have.
I cant remember who posted this , but they said they could not tell when they put it in 4wd or something like that no traction with THE RT/S, I can tell as soon as I hit the switch, I couldn't even spin the tires from dead stop with 3/4 peddle I had to Floor it and even then very little slip and grabbed and dug in and took off and mines even open diff. IDK maybe I got a set of stickers
Reply With Quote
  #58  
Old 01-02-2008
FX403/STX96's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: MI
Posts: 395
Icon6

Those RTS are "OK" IMO. For anythign other than mild two tracks off road, (sand or deep snow) no thanks. I'll take several other options before I would buy those tires. They seem to wear fast as well.

I wonder why everyone is stuck on BFG's?? I have had them and loved them but there are other tires that work as well with out the price.
Reply With Quote
  #59  
Old 01-02-2008
TSabourin's Avatar
Level III Supporter
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Putnam, Connecticut
Posts: 297
Quote:
Originally Posted by FX403/STX96
I wonder why everyone is stuck on BFG's?? I have had them and loved them but there are other tires that work as well with out the price.
What options ARE there? PLEASE!!!! lemme know! I love the AT KO's, but my wallet doesnt!
Reply With Quote
  #60  
Old 01-02-2008
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
AT KOs are not that expensive, actually i think they are kinda cheap... try buying some Goodyear MTRs...
Reply With Quote
  #61  
Old 01-02-2008
wckdfx4's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: trenton, ohio
Posts: 109
Quote:
Originally Posted by rangerxlt4x4
Well , just got back , from playen in the snow. We got maybe 3 inches or so.
in 2wd wasn't any problem un less u get into it yeah it spins pretty easy but any vehicle will lose grip with two much peddle no matter what tire u have.
I cant remember who posted this , but they said they could not tell when they put it in 4wd or something like that no traction with THE RT/S, I can tell as soon as I hit the switch, I couldn't even spin the tires from dead stop with 3/4 peddle I had to Floor it and even then very little slip and grabbed and dug in and took off and mines even open diff. IDK maybe I got a set of stickers
i posted that. my truck w/ these tires feels like its just gonna slide of the road. i havent went playing in the snow b/c they feel like that
Reply With Quote
  #62  
Old 01-02-2008
FX403/STX96's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: MI
Posts: 395
Quote:
Originally Posted by TSabourin
What options ARE there? PLEASE!!!! lemme know! I love the AT KO's, but my wallet doesnt!
Not sure what size you are looking for.

Try some General Grabber AT2 285/16= $125 same size for BFG=$179
or some Nittos I got mine for $130.00. I have heard good things about the Firestone Destination A/T=$140. Bridgestones are around $140.
Reply With Quote
  #63  
Old 01-02-2008
rangerxlt4x4's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: ohio
Posts: 90
Quote:
Originally Posted by wckdfx4
i posted that. my truck w/ these tires feels like its just gonna slide of the road. i havent went playing in the snow b/c they feel like that
Have you cranked on the t-bars or some with out an alignment could be part of the prob. and or if u have a tire wear prob. if u haven't cranked then idk.
does your truck dog leg . lot of different reasons might not even be the tires
Reply With Quote
  #64  
Old 01-03-2008
wckdfx4's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: trenton, ohio
Posts: 109
na i havent touched it the susp. it rides worse than my 02 fx4 did so when i change the tires i will see how it is then
Reply With Quote
  #65  
Old 01-03-2008
fx2offroadranger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Yukon, Oklahoma
Posts: 107
Yeah the Rt's suck baddddd..I changed them out with the BFG A/T's. I might only have 2wd, but these tires are good for everything. I always had a problem with hydroplaning on wet roads, not now!
Reply With Quote
  #66  
Old 01-03-2008
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
Quote:
Originally Posted by wckdfx4
na i havent touched it the susp. it rides worse than my 02 fx4 did so when i change the tires i will see how it is then

try the nittos i have heard good things about them as well. plus they look good.
Reply With Quote
  #67  
Old 01-03-2008
wckdfx4's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: trenton, ohio
Posts: 109
Quote:
Originally Posted by zabeard
try the nittos i have heard good things about them as well. plus they look good.
i would love to go w/ nitto's but they are a little to pricey for me
Reply With Quote
  #68  
Old 01-03-2008
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
problem is all 16" tires are pricey...
Reply With Quote
  #69  
Old 01-03-2008
TSabourin's Avatar
Level III Supporter
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Putnam, Connecticut
Posts: 297
^^EXACTLY! They're priced as fullsize truck tires, or they're 5 billion ply, or made out of pure steel belt..... It's just not fair....heh.
Reply With Quote
  #70  
Old 01-03-2008
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
you can get P tires. I ran a P265/75/16 Bridgestone Dueller AT Revo tire for 600 mounted and balanced
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Goodyear Wrangler RTS Question screwup Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 35 12-08-2006 09:21 PM
How bout Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor? good or bad? FMD Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 12 08-20-2006 11:49 PM
Goodyear Wrangler (SilentArmor) SonicRanger001 Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 28 01-27-2006 05:31 PM
Goodyear Wrangler AT/S PharmRanger4x4 Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 10 08-04-2005 10:48 AM
goodyear wrangler mt/r detroitmuscle36 Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 5 03-21-2005 01:19 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:20 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.