Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler AT/S

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.

Goodyear Wrangler AT/S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.6
 
 

2007 Dodge Ram 2500 MegaCab 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 12,000
Location: Port Saint Lucie, FL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 12,000 Miles on Tires
January 04, 2014

Good looking tire when new but on a 4x4 they wear very fast on dry pavement. At 22000
they are gone, unsafe to use. I have gone thru 2 sets worth of stump pulling and off roading with these but it's time to step up to a better quality tire.
On wet pavement I can overpower them easily and with ABS in use they keep your attention glued to the windshield. Don't even attempt to stop short with these!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler HP

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler HP Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9
 
 

2012 Jeep Liberty
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Miles driven on tires: 3,100
Location: Long Beach, NY
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 3,100 Miles on Tires
January 04, 2014

These tires came stock on my 2012 Jeep Liberty Latitude. I purchased vehicle new in November 2012 and only have 3100 miles thus far so tires still look new. I don't see why these tires get such bad reviews. I have been very satisfied with the performance of these tires in all weather conditions. Yesterday we got a foot of snow combined with very cold temperatures and after reading all the negative reviews about this tire I was not expecting them to perform as well as they did: I was able to drive out through a foot of snow in 2WD without getting stuck, needing to rock the vehicle or using 4WD, I have the video to prove it but cannot include a link. 2012 Jeep Liberty drives out of foot of snow in 2WD on youtube will let you see for yourself that the reviews stating 4WD was needed in even small snow amounts are exaggerated. My previous vehicle had General Grabber AT2 tires and I wish they came in my size 235-65-17 as the Grabbers are my favorite tire so far. So far I cannot find one reason to replace these tires. If General decides to make the Grabbers in my size I would switch over only because I know how great they are off road but for normal everyday driving in all weather conditions these Wrangler HP's perform very well.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus ZP

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus ZP Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.25
 
 

2006 Chevrolet Corvette C6 Coupe
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: Greenacres, FL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
January 14, 2014

Purchased new in 2010 to replace the original Goodyears which had 28k of treadwear and lost there grip when raining. Have 20k on these Michelins and there is very little signs of treadwear, its there but they still look new. Wet and dry traction they have great gripping power. I have never hydroplained driving in a very heavy downpoor, I only slow down because I need to see the road, if the wipers could get the water off faster I would not need to slow down,for safty reasons you always slow down for the heavy rain, but the grip of these tires makes you feel in control. Noise level was greatly reduced compaired to the Goodyears. On concreate roads here in FL they are noise, but when you hit an asphalt roadway there is very little noise. I highly reccommend these tires.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9
 
 

2010 Ford F150 XLT 4x4
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Miles driven on tires: 1,500
Location: Tallmadge, OH
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1,500 Miles on Tires
December 15, 2013

This is the 5th set of tires I've had on this truck. It's a company vehicle that I've driven since it was new. I drive in all weather conditons, and all off-road conditions for the work I do. Putting these tires on was like geting beefed-up shocks. It handles and corners like a mid-sized sedan now. The traction is excellent in all conditions. We had a big snow storm with 35deg temps yesterday, which left 3" of icy slush on the roads. No problem. Today, the temp dropped to 22deg, so the now the slush has frozen solid. No problem. Very happy with these tires, just glad I didn't have to pay for them myself:)

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Ultra Grip Winter

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Ultra Grip Winter Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.09
 
 

2003 Lincoln Town Car
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Miles driven on tires: 5,500
Location: Racine, WI
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5,500 Miles on Tires
January 08, 2014

We just drove back from Murfressboro TN to Wisconsin Sunday 05Jan14 on I-65 through 245 miles of blizzard conditions, 6-8 inches, white out conditions at times, and these tires saved us. Literally dozens of all types of cars, trucks, 18 wheelers, etc all ove the sides of the road, squads included. These tires allowed us to drive up unplowed off ramps to rest stops that were not plowed, and motor right back on the highway past vehicles stuck on the on ramps. Great sense of control and confidence, although speeds were restricted from 25MPH to 40 MPH due to conditions. We had to get back to Wisconsin that Sunday, or risk driving the following Monday in -15 below real temp weather in the morning; we made it home late, but made it home due to having installed these tires. As of this morning, 07Jan14, 65 miles of I-65 were still closed. Highly recommended.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.2
 
 

2014 Chevrolet Volt
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location: Phillips Ranch, CA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
January 15, 2014

the stock 215/55/17 goodyear fuel max that came with the car was way too soft and disconnected. So I decided to upsize to 225/50/17. After looking around (between the MXM4, Conti purecontact I decided to go with the P7s. didn't go with the MXM4 because of the cost and I had bad experience with Conti tires in the past.

I am very impressed with the these compared to the stock goodyear. These are stiffer with better road feel, braking distance is shorter (partly could be the wider size) and quieter. In the few off/on ramps that I have taken, they handle way better than the goodyear.

Yes I did lose about 3 miles per charge (in terms of range) but I think that's mainly due to the wider size (these are LRR tires as well) but that doesn't bother me at all for the better ride/handling/braking


 

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.5
 
 

2011 Toyota Prius
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Miles driven on tires: 50,000
Location: East Stroudsburg, PA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 50,000 Miles on Tires
January 03, 2014

I got two years and 50,000 miles out of these tires and for the most part, I must say that I am pleasantly surprised that they lasted as long as they did. These are the OEM tires on my 2011 Prius 3 and they have been absolutely trouble free from day one but there are good and bad parts about any product so here goes.

The bad:
For those not familiar with the Prius, I need to qualify my minor quibble about the road noise of tires because the Prius is a very quiet car most of the time. At a traffic light the engine turns off so the silence can be eerie. On the highway, the engine shuts off too so you only hear wind and road noise. Since I have 2 Prius' with different tires (the other car has Kumho Solus tires), I can tell the difference easily.

To be clear, this is not a big difference in noise loudness so much as a difference in frequency and feel. The Goodyear tire seems to transmit more vibration as well as road noise.

The good:
Bulletproof. Absolutely bulletproof. In my decade of driving I've never had a tire perform as well over a long period of time. I did not notice a drop off in performance until after 45,000 miles when the traction control beeped during a spirited launch.

Better still, the fuel economy I got with these tires averaged 51mpg over 50,000 miles with best economy at 65mpg (running the car with no heat or a/c typically returns about 58mpg).

Conclusion:
Since I am one to meticulously maintain my vehicle, I attribute that and regularly scheduled tire rotation as one of the factors in this tire's longevity but those factors aside, this is a great tire in my opinion. Although I like this tire, I'm going to try something different next time but if they do not work out I will buy these again for my other Prius.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.07
 
 

2012 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab
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Miles driven on tires: 50,000
Location: Littleton, CO
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 50,000 Miles on Tires
January 15, 2014

I live in the mountains of Colorado off a private road that sees significant snow. We also pull a camper in all 4 seasons, in all kinds of weather. These tires have yet to fail us in getting where we want to go. At 50k miles I still have enough tread to get me up the hill to my house in snow (it mid January now). I fully expect to get 60-65k miles out of these. Hands down the best tires I’ve ever had.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Fortera HL Edition

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Fortera HL Edition Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.09
 
 

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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Miles driven on tires: 14,000
Location: Sidney, MT
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 14,000 Miles on Tires
January 22, 2014

I live in western North Dakota and these Goodyears are the worst set of tires I've ever had the misfortune of owning. I live on a gravel road and after 14,000 miles I've had 4 flats and had to replace two tires. Should've opted for the off-road tires at vehicle purchase time. Will be getting 10 ply-rated tires shortly. These tires are for paved roads that are in good condition only. On the highway the tires are extremely smooth and silent. Off-road and in snow and ice they are horrible.

 

Goodyear's Wrangler All-Terrian Adventure with Kevlar Does it All

Thursday, January 9, 2014 by Zig Ziegler

The Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar is Goodyear's newest On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tire slated to replace the highly popular Wrangler SilentArmor. Last year, Goodyear provided us an opportunity to experience this tire in Colorado Springs, Colorado, one of America's top areas for outdoor recreational activities. They offered several on-road and dirt-road experiences behind the wheel of a variety of SUVs and pick-up trucks in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains.

Most notably, our team felt the tire provided a quiet and comfortable ride. Also, the tire's open shoulders and multi-faceted tread blocks delivered predictable steering response and traction on dirt.

 Goodyear Wrangler Adventure All-Terrain with Kevlar
Goodyear Wrangler Adventure All-Terrain with Kevlar
 Goodyear Wrangler Adventure All-Terrain with Kevlar
Goodyear Wrangler Adventure All-Terrain with Kevlar


Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar tires are developed for light truck drivers looking to combine on-road competence with off-road versatility. Offered in Standard Load sizes for half-ton vehicles, the tire is also available in Pro-Grade Load Range E sizes for three-quarter and one-ton pick-up trucks, vans and SUVs that regularly haul or tow heavy loads.

This new addition to the Goodyear line-up features a longwearing, specialized rubber tread compound (Pro-Grade tires use an even more chip- and chunk-resistant tread compound that enhances wear in high-torque applications). These compounds are molded into a multi-faceted symmetric tread design that combines rugged looks along with on-road comfort and off-road traction. Open shoulder blocks and traction ridges at the base of the outboard circumferential grooves help clear mud and snow (Pro-Grade tires meet the industry's severe snow service requirements and are branded with the mountain/snowflake symbol).

If you're in the market for an On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tire that can deliver superior ride comfort and road noise, while combining off-road versatility then consider the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar.

Best All-Terrain Tires for Winter

Thursday, October 17, 2013 by Steve Huffman

Do you own a pickup truck or large SUV and need an aggressive tire? Or possibly you're getting ready for hunting season or snow plowing and need new tires. If you're looking for an aggressive tire that can also go off-road while still performing on the streets, then look at options in the On-/Off-Road All-Terrain category. Some options are branded with the severe winter mountain/snowflake symbol and can even be studded to provide added traction.

New for 2013 is the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar. Just one look at this tire and you can see how well it will churn through the snow. It's heavily siped which will certainly help with the grip on ice. The sidewall rubber compound features Goodyear’s Durawall Technology to protect the polyester cord body by resisting cuts, punctures, scuffing and abrasion.

Another great option is the General Grabber AT 2. This tire consistently rates well by our customers and is very aggressive. It has tremendously deep tread depth and can plow through deep snow. The tread blocks feature multiple traction edges and sipes, and are molded to accept optional metallic studs to increase wintry weather traction.

Finally, the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO is worth a look. This tire has been around for quite some time, but more importantly, it's a solid performer and does very well in the snow. Its aggressive tread design easily goes through deep snow and will keep you trucking along to your destination.

Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar
Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar
General Grabber AT 2
General Grabber
AT 2
BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO
BFGoodrich All-Terrain
T/A KO


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Alternative Options to Tire Chains

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by Neal O'Neal

Depending on where you live, you may be familiar with how to use tire chains. Quite a while ago, government agencies that oversaw roads cutting through mountain regions required vehicles to use tire chains before proceeding through a mountain pass. Although they increased traction for the type of tire technology at the time, they were cumbersome and inconvenient to install during a storm.

In the 1990s, a new standard was developed to help consumers identify and purchase a tire that offered a higher level of traction in harsh winter conditions. Tires were now to be branded with the mountain/snowflake symbol. In addition to tire chains, winter / snow tires meeting this performance standard are considered traction devices, allowing drivers to get through the passes. Listed below are some light truck/SUV options that are branded with a mountain/snowflake symbol. These tires offer a higher level of winter traction without the requirement of using snow chains.

On-/Off-Road All-Terrain

Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season

On-/Off-Road Commercial Traction

To learn more about the mountain/snowflake symbol, read "How to Confirm a Winter Performer."

The Best Performance All-Season Tire We Ever Tested?

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 by Hunter Leffel

The new Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3, which replaces the Pilot Sport A/S Plus, has hit our test track and made quite an impression. Recently, we tested the tire against the Continental ExtremeContact DWS, Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season and Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position. Our test used the Y-speed rated model, however W-, H- and V-speed rated options are also available.

Michelin set out to minimize the performance trade-offs that have been typical of all-season tires up to this point. On the road, it really does give the confident feel of a summer tire, instead of that slight sense of indecision that plagues some all-season options.

On the track, Michelin has reset the bar by delivering precise dry handling and incredible wet traction. The tire's handling prowess stood out from the others with excellent ultimate traction, precision and very good composure with driving at the limit. This tire was so good during our test it tempted us to carry a little too much speed through the corners. It continued to hang on well even with a little too much slip angle, but begins to show some rapid treadwear when pushed too hard.

For a complete recap of our test, read "Testing the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 - Can It Set a New Performance Benchmark for All-Season Tires?"

17" Alternate Size for the Dodge Journey

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by Hunter Leffel

Is your Dodge Journey equipped with 19" tires? Then take a look at alternate sizing options by reading "Tire Alternatives and Options for Your Dodge Journey."

Since I wrote that blog post, I have been asked about different tire size options for the 225/65R17-equipped Journey. For this particular model, I would suggest looking at 235/65R17 as an optional size. These will be about a half-inch wider and taller. What this does is open up some different top-rated tires to install on your Dodge Journey. 

Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring
Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring
Sumitomo HTR A/S P01
Sumitomo HTR
A/S P01
Firestone Destination A/T
Firestone Destination
A/T


If you're looking for a tire that offers a quiet ride and comes with a long treadlife warranty, take a look at the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring. It combines independent shoulder blocks with notched intermediate and center ribs to blend dry and wet road traction and handling. The tire's internal construction includes a super shock absorbent Comfort Layer of rubber sandwiched between the tread and steel belts to insulate vibration and impacts with expansion joints, potholes and bumps. 

To really step up the wet and dry performance for more spirited drivers, the High Performance All-Season Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 is worth a look. The tire uses Sumitomo's high-tech materials and manufacturing methods to blend high performance with year-round traction, including light snow.

Are you looking to do some off-road driving? Then consider Firestone's Destination A/T. It's designed to meet the needs of drivers who desire the look and performance needed for on- and off-road driving. Destination A/T tires are designed to blend an all-terrain tread design with a comfortable ride.

Regardless of your driving style, shop by size and view all 235/65R17 tires.

What are the Quietest Tires?

Friday, July 5, 2013 by Colin .

Are you looking for a quiet tire? Today's tire manufacturers know many drivers want something they can drive, not hear. That's why they spend many resources designing tires that try to minimize it. Take a look at some quiet options from a few popular performance categories.

Generally speaking, if a person stresses they want a tire that is quiet, I would direct them to a Grand Touring, Standard Touring or Passenger all-season tire. In the case of sport utility or truck tires, I would tell drivers to consider options in the Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season or Highway All-Season categories. Tires in these categories tend to prioritize low noise through optimizing their tread design.    

As an example, the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus uses specially designed grooves to reduce acoustic tones. If you compare the Bridgestone to a Michelin Pilot Super Sport (Max Performance Summer) tire, you can see the tread design differences. The Michelin's focus is wet and dry traction, along with handling. It's designed to maximize those qualities at the expense of others, such as tread noise. Pilot Super Sports aren't noisy, but they won't be as quiet as a tire like the Turanza Serenity Plus.  

The same thing would apply to SUV and truck tires. An On-/Off-Road Commercial Traction tire, like the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac, with its large tread blocks and open spaces won't be as quiet as something like the Michelin LTX M/S2, which is part of the Highway All-Season category.


Bridgestone Turanza Serenity
Plus

Michelin Pilot Super
Sport

Goodyear Wrangler
DuraTrac


As tire technology improves, so do the products. Most modern tires have good road noise levels, therefore the differences between categories is getting narrower. An easy way to look at how different tires rate in their category is to look at our tire survey results. After selecting a category, you can sort by attributes, such as noise comfort, to help you decide which tire is best for you.  

Best 10 Ply Tires

Friday, May 31, 2013 by Steve Huffman

Do you need 10 ply tires? What is Load Range E? If you're not familiar with these tire terms, don't worry, we can help. Most 3/4- and 1-ton trucks are going to require a Load Range E, also known as a 10 ply tire, for proper load carrying capacity. Many drivers of half-ton trucks also prefer them while towing due to their stiffer sidewall which helps prevent swaying.

One of our best sellers is the Firestone Transforce HT. This Highway All-Season tire has been around for awhile because of its all-season traction, long treadlife and dependability. The tire is available in many popular truck sizes and is offered with a 30 Day Buy & Try Guarantee.

Are you looking for a tire that's more suitable for off-road use. If so, one of my favorite options is the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac. This tire features a rugged tread compound that helps resist tread block chipping, chunking and tearing, especially during heavy loading and towing applications. Wrangler DuraTrac tires are also branded with the mountain/snowflake symbol to identify they meet industry severe snow service standards. They are also designed to accept optional #16 metal studs to enhance ice traction.

Another great value option is Kumho's Road Venture APT KL51. The tire offers excellent all-season traction with a relatively smooth and quiet ride. When we tested the tire, we liked that it provided great traction in the dry and wet.

Firestone Transforce HT
Firestone Transforce
HT
Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac
Goodyear Wrangler
DuraTrac
Kumho Road Venture APT KL51
Kumho Road Venture APT
KL51


To gain a better understanding of load range, read "Load Range/Ply Range Identification."

Goodyear vs. Michelin Truck Tire Comparison

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by Ben Rooney

In the first installment of my Goodyear versus Michelin comparison, I focused on car tires. Now, let's take a look at the truck and SUV tires offered by these two heavyweights of the tire industry.

Category: Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season

Contenders: Goodyear Assurance CS TripleTred All-Season vs. Michelin Latitude Tour

Verdict: Goodyear wins this close match-up with superior traction in wet and wintry weather. The same aggressive tread that helps it gain better traction in the worst weather conditions comes with a trade-off in ride and noise comfort. Customers who value a luxury ride and do most of their driving in moderate climates may find that the Michelin suits them better.

Category: Highway All-Season

Contenders: Goodyear Wrangler RT/S vs. Michelin LTX M/S2

Verdict: The Michelin LTX M/S2 wins this category by a wide margin. It's consistently rated near the top of the category for an excellent all-around combination of ride, traction and treadwear.

Category: On-/Off-Road All-Terrain

Contenders: Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor vs. Michelin LTX A/T2

Verdict: Michelin's LTX A/T2 squeaks ahead with better balancing, road manners and longevity with traction on loose surfaces. The Goodyear has a more aggressive tread and would be a more popular choice for those who spend more time off the pavement.

Category: Off-Road Maximum Traction

Contenders: Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar vs. Michelin (none)

Verdict: The highly capable Goodyear wins this one unopposed.

Roundup: In this very close match-up, Michelin wins two categories, while Goodyear also wins two. These categories were extremely close and selection often come down to a driver's preference.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Monday, April 29, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Super Sport Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.8
 
 

2012 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
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Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 150 Miles on Tires
April 16, 2013

I have to write this review to talk about these tires. First the Goodyear F1 RFT came stock. They were great in the rain, good dry traction especially on the 1/4 mile track, hooked and leapt off the line, however the ride was horrible. One think I really did like about the Goodyears, they have a protective lip that covers the rims, protects them from curbs. The turn in was terrible. The Goodyears lasted 14,000 miles. The insides wore past the wear bars, on factory alignment.

Now on to the Michelins, unbelievable difference in ride quality and road noise over the Goodyears. These are non-runflats so the side walls actually give. Better ride more compliant over bumps, so far no tramming (live in the D.C. area 495 on and off a lot). The best part is the turn in these tires are so willing to turn and give you so much more confidence than the Goodyears. I cant believe the grip they have, the harder you throw them into a corner the better the grip. Have not got them to squeal yet. That will happen next week at the track. Will update next week after the track. They look a lot more aggressive on my rims as well.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.08
 
 

1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Wichita, KS
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
March 17, 2013

Only had for around 1K miles but thought I would review anyway. Absolutely OUTSTANDING on snow and ice, I bought these to replace my Goodyear MTR's right before we got 12" of snow, there is no comparison. On packed, snowy roads, it feels SOLID.

As far as off-road tires go, these are definitely a winner. Not as good in mud as the Goodyear MTR's but still very good, and MUCH quieter as well. I don't even notice them on the highway, WAY quieter than the MTR's, but that may change once they have a few thousand miles on them (it usually does).

Outstanding wet traction as well. I haven't had these for long, but if you asked me now if I would buy them again, the answer would be YES.

 

FAQ - Mud-Terrain Tires

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by Gary Stanley

What are mud-terrain tires ?

Mud-terrain tires feature aggressive, heavy blocked tread patterns designed for off-road use in deep mud, rocks and uneven terrain. These tires are often produced in large sizes with reinforced heavy-duty construction. They fall into the Off-Road Maximum Traction category in our customer survey data. 

What kind of drivers use mud-terrain tires?

Drivers who purchase mud-terrain tires range from off-road enthusiasts to those who simply want a more aggressive looking tire for cosmetic appearance. 

Can mud-terrain tires be driven on the street?

Yes, all mud-terrain tires sold at Tire Rack are street legal and can be safely driven on the street and at highway speeds. Keep in mind, if the vast majority of your driving is on the street, you may be better suited choosing a tire in our On-/Off-Road All-Terrain category.  You can view a couple of our top all-terrain tires by reading "BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO vs. Michelin LTX-A/T 2."

How long do mud-terrain tires last?

Treadwear on mud-terrain tires can vary quite a bit depending on driving style, driving conditions, vehicle set-up and other factors. Average on a vehicle that's not heavily modified is about 40,000 miles of mixed off-road and street driving.

What are the disadvantages of using aggressive mud-terrain tires? 

As you might guess, the more aggressive tread patterns of mud tires make more road noise than an all-terrain or highway street tire. Most mud-terrain tires also use heavy-duty construction methods that include thicker and more numerous sidewall plys. While this increases abrasion resistance, the reinforcement can make for a firm ride. The large blocky tread patterns of most these tires lack smaller tread blocks and sipes that are needed for good snow and ice traction. As a result, better snow and ice traction can usually be found with an all-terrain tire or dedicated winter / snow option.

What are some popular mud-terrain tires?

Below are a few options of Off-Road Maximum Traction tires we carry:

Two of the most popular choices are the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 and Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar. 

 BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2
BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2
 Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar
Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar


Many off-road enthusiasts install suspension lifts, fender flares and other modifications to allow for larger tire sizes than are typically used on a non-modified vehicle. As a result, it is often more helpful to shop by size