Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/AReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.85

2013 Ford Explorer
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Miles driven on tires: 2,500
Location: Ankara, Turkey, TU
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 2,500 Miles on Tires
February 23, 2014

Bought these for my wife's 2013 Explorer Limited. I had to drop down to the base 17" wheel size due to the lack of available snow tires in her 20" wheel size. I've used BF Goodrich on most of my 4x4 trucks and these are certainly the best road tire I've used! I live overseas where marble is used as an aggregate for the roads and these grip the road like no other tire I've used. It handles snow and ice with ease and even grips well in the mud.

The only down side is the road noise. It's not bad at all but you will hear them. After 2500 miles on them it hasn't changed much. Good trade in my opinion for a tire that you can feel confident driving on in bad weather.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion ATR

Monday, March 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli Scorpion ATR Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.4
 
 

2011 Ford F150 XLT 4x4 Heavy-Duty
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Miles driven on tires: 66,786
Location: Cape May Court House, NJ
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 66,786 Miles on Tires
February 19, 2014

I have a 2011 F-150 supercab 4x4 with the 5.0, i have the 275-55-20's. I got over 66,000 miles on these tires. They were awesome until about 45,000 miles then seemed to lose their traction in the rain. they are very quiet and resist punctures. I had them rotated every 5000 miles with my oil changes by the ford dealer. They are way better then the good years which are so loud they will give you a headache. they have outlasted any other tire i have ever owned. They are better then any other tire on dry pavement, but the BF Goodrich all terrain t/a's are much better in the sand and mud if you can take the noise. The only down fall is the price.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination A/T

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Destination A/TReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.73

2004 Toyota Tacoma 4wd Extra Cab
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Miles driven on tires: 37,000
Location: Hopewell Junction, NY
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 37,000 Miles on Tires
January 17, 2013

This is a really great tire. So good, i just bought a new truck, and immediately had its stock tires swapped out for these Destination A/Ts. I had 37,000 miles on them when I sold the truck, and they still had between 8/32" and 9/32" tread left. That's more than 50%! They would have easily lasted past 55k before i would have wanted to take them off. When they were new, they were excellent in the snow- recent snowfalls I can tell they're slipping a little, but still get the job done safetly. But hey, 37k on them, it's expected. I did a lot of highway driving with these tires, and they are smooth and quite. They did not affect my gas mileage, as some people have claimed. I drive in the sand a lot in the summer, and I've never gotten stuck once, even on a sandy uphill slope, from a dead stop, they pull you forward. I've owned a lot of mud tires in the past, including the Destination M/T. These A/Ts perform surprisingly well in all condition. They're no M/T, but they're pretty close. I recently considered going to the BF Goodrich all-terrain KOs, just to switch it up. I knew what to expect because I've owned them in the past, but I honestly believe that the Destination A/T is an equally effective tire in most normal conditions. I just couldnt bring myself to spend $80 more per tire for the BFs. The value for the Firestone is the best, in my opinion vs virtually every comparable tire out there. $145/ tire is great!!! I'm a tire fanatic, this is my second set of destination A/Ts and my 4th set of firestones. Highly recommended.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.93
 
 

1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: Germantown, OH
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
February 27, 2013

Now, I said probably not but them mainly because I would get the mud terrain brethern bf goodrich mud terrain ko. I think that the tires are amazing. They have wonderful traction in every condition on the road, and I try to drive as "spirited" as possible, giving the road conditions. They do provide a heavy duty resistance, curb hopping,driving through pot holes and poorly paved roads. My tie rods gave out before these tires with no gashes. My jeep has an absurd amount of road noise, but they are not from my tires! I would put these on my truck, and my tahoe, but not for a vehicle that regularly plays in the mud. Mud just gets trapped in the treads and it is like wheeling with slicks. They are all terrains an not mud terrains. for every instance on adn off road with out mud these tires are superb!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A

Monday, February 20, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/AReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.86

2009 Toyota Tundra Regular Cab
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Hampton, NJ
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
February 18, 2012

I haven't had these tires too long, and not in snow yet, but they're designed for mud and snow, so I'm not concerned. The great news is they drive GREAT on the Tundra. I had the OEM tires from Michelin before this and cornering was awful, plus tire grip even on dry pavement was not good. The ride was uncomfortable. The BF Goodrich are 180 degrees from there. The ride is VERY comfortable, it handles corners like a champ with terrific confidence. A little more noise, to be expected from a more aggressive tread, but the Tundra is real quiet inside anyway. An overall GREAT tire, I wish I had switched months ago. My truck is now fun to drive, reminds me of my old Tacoma 4x4 with big bouncy tires, except I have 381HP and more cabin space. ;-)

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber AT 2

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Grabber AT 2Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8

2001 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
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Miles driven on tires: 5500
Location: St Louis, MO
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5500 Miles on Tires
February 05, 2012

Tire shopping is never fun - particularly if you do your homework and lots of comparison shopping. If you're like me, you hate the prospect of feeling ripped off for 15-30,000 miles. Please recognize that for road manners- road noise, wet/dry traction and braking on asphalt- an All Terrain tire wont' compare favorably with a road specific tire. I was looking for a tire with good off-road capability and acceptable on-road behavior. I was steered to the General Grabber A/T by the local non-OEM off-road store based on it being a popular model with other jeepers who do both on and off-road driving. In fact, a seriously lifted jeep was getting 35' tires in this size the same day I bought mine. I picked these in 31' based on past positive experience with General ti and very similar tread design to BF Goodrich's A/T tire. I was prepared for some compromises in ride quality or noise. I'm pleased to report that they've been excellent. Road noise is unchanged vs my tired Pirelli A/Ts. Predictable on the highway, they track very well without any wandering and presently are perfectly balanced up to 80+MPH. I find them confidence inspiring in rain.The day I got them I drove 250 miles in midwest cyclone conditions with heavy rain and winds buffeting my Jeep from all directions as I proceeded south. What a relief to be running on solid tires with some serious tread! Offroad: I've run them a total of about 20 hours off road now aired down to 15 PSI and they've been fabulous- good on roots and rocky terrain and getting me up the incline that formerlhy required a winch while running worn tires in the past. With 5,000 miles on them no flaws have emerged. Road manners remain good and there has been no visible wear. Whitewalls are a bit scuffed. I will say that they clog quickly in mud- but you'll find that is true for any non Mud Terrain M/T tire so disregard other's comments on that point with respect to any All Terrain tire. If that's an issue, buy M/T's! I would buy them again!

What Truck Tires Are Best in Snow?

Thursday, December 1, 2011 by Alex Mouroulis
Many SUV and truck owners need excellent snow and ice traction. In some cases, it's not practical to have a dedicated set of winter / snow tires, therefore I'd like to showcase a few tires that perform well during all seasons while maintaining great snow traction. Each snow tire, as well as the following all weather options from BFGoodrich, General and Goodyear are marked with a mountain/snowflake symbol. To learn more about the mountain/snowflake symbol, read "How to Confirm a Winter Performer."

BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO
BFGoodrich All-Terrain
T/A KO
General Grabber AT 2
General Grabber
AT 2
Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor
Goodyear Wrangler
SilentArmor

Take a look at what customers are saying about their experience with these On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tires:

"I have put 80,000+ on this set of BFGs and they are still going strong. I had a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee before and I put 93,000 on those. I live in Michigan and I hardly use my four-wheel drive in the winter. I tow a 16 foot enclosed trailer, my friends 21 foot boat sometimes. Deep snow, slush, mud and sand are not a problem. These tires respond very well to the load and handle them with ease. The rim protector is great for protecting your rims from curbs. The trick to getting the mileage out of theses tires is to rotate them every 5,000-6,000 miles. I do plan on buying another set here once mine wear out. As the saying goes 'Why mess with something that works?' These tires have been proven through the years on-road and off-road.
" -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2003 Dodge Durango 4WD (BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO)
How to Confirm a Winter Performer
"I originally bought these when I had a selectable 4WD Explorer and never had to use 4WD during the winter and always had excellent traction. Now I have them on an AWD Explorer and they make the AWD traction, in any weather, insanely good. There is some tire noise which is expected and personally doesn't bother me at all. Advice on these tires, have them rotated and balanced every 5,000 miles to keep the treadwear even and these tires will last a long time. The tires also made my SUV look more aggressive compared to the previous tires that were on it, and have had a few people comment on them." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2000 Ford Explorer (General Grabber AT 2)

"I had a set of these on my 2004 2500 Silverado. They were the best tires I've ever had. I literally got 65,000 miles out of them and NEVER had a flat. Mine are 10 plys but I drive in absolutely miserable conditions. Frequently on scrap steel sites which destroyed other tires. Frequently towing heavy loads. Frequently overloaded. Driving on mountain roads. These are more expensive than other 10 plys out there in the same size range but I will stick with the Wrangler SA. They are worth it." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2004 Chevrolet Silverado C2500HD Crew (Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor)

If you decide to buy BF Goodrich tires, Goodyears or Generals this winter, be sure to look for that mountain/snowflake symbol!

BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A KO

Friday, August 27, 2010 by Steve Huffman
Last week I spoke with a customer who was getting his Dodge Ram ready for hunting season. He was telling me how poorly his Original Equipment tires performed when it was time to get through the mud and dirt out in the field and how many times he got stuck. Naturally, he asked what I would recommend for off-road use. My go-to off-road tire of choice is the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO.

This tire has been around for many years, is a proven winner and is often asked for by name. They feature a very aggressive tread design to help get through the off-road elements and do exceptionally well in deep snow. Odds are they are in the size you need since they are offered in dozens of sizes from 14- to 22-inch wheel diameters.

BFGoodrich Truck Tires

Friday, May 21, 2010 by Chad Hocker
BFGoodrich off-road tires have that classic timeless look to them. I had an oversized set on my old truck and had no problems at all with them.

These tires have been around a long time and still consistently perform well against modern On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tires. Our BF Goodrich Reviews from consumers on the All-Terrain T/A KO have collected over 77 million miles of survey results. A recent trend seems to be newer All Terrain tires coming out with less aggressive tread patterns for the consumer that wants the look off an All Terrain tire but does not go off road that often. The Bf Goodrich All Terrain -- or if you wanted to get even more aggressive with the BF Goodrich Mud Terrain tires -- are more aggressive compared to others in the category. Both BF Goodrich Tires have been tried and proven in the real world shown through user reviews at Tire Rack.

BFGoodrich T/A KM2BFGoodrich T/A KO

Made in the USA!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 by Mason Rush
In recent days, we honored those who have fought for our freedom. I also feel that we need to acknowledge American workers that are producing tires here in the USA.  

Here is a listing of a few of the popular tire choices exclusively bred from the American worker: 


BF Goodrich Super Sport A/S

BF Goodrich g-Force Super Sport A/S


Dick Cepek Radial FC II

Dick Cepek Radial F-C II


Dunlop Radial Mud Rover

Dunlop Radial Mud Rover


Firestone Precision Sport

Firestone Precision Sport


Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar


Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar


Hoosier Racing Tires R6

Hoosier Racing Tires R6


Michelin Cross Terrain SUV

Michelin Cross Terrain SUV


Uniroyal Tiger Paw Tour SL


Uniroyal Tiger Paw Tour SL


Yokohama Avid TRZ

Yokohama Avid TRZ

BF Goodrich Reviews: Our customers give you their two cents before you spend yours.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 by Tire Rack Team


Second opinions count, and since we value what our consumers have to say, we're more than willing to give you theirs. That said, we've got over 9,319 BFGoodrich reviews in our vault of Tire Rack Consumer Reviews. For example, the BF Goodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM2 section houses the following:

"The KM2s were stock on my '09 Rubicon Unlimited and I was worried about the ride quality. That stopped about 10 miles into my first drive. These tires are awesome! I've never had a set of off-road tires EVER ride this nice, respond so quickly, or behave so well." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, Jeep Wrangler, TX

"Early this year I was out late and a sudden snow storm came in, we came outside to leave and there was 6 inches covering everything, but while others were getting pulled out on the freeway we motored home safely. On the gravel road that I drive daily, these tires don't seem to pick up as many rocks as other mud tires I have owned, and that is a big + for me." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, Dodge Ram 2500, WA

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