Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler SR-A

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 SR-A Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.8
 
 

2013 Dodge RAM EXPRESS
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Mount Washington, KY
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
January 05, 2014

These tires came stock on my 2013 Dodge Ram Express single cab short bed. And as a general rule of thumb, factory tires 9 times out of 10 are not the optimal tire for the vehicle and the GoodYear Wrangler SR-A is no exception. Although the ride is pretty good, but in light snow they get the job done but nothing to write home about, throw a little ice in the mix and I started thinking about new tires. My truck only has 5000 miles on it and the first upgrade I plan on are new tires.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler AT/S

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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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.

 

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."

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 Firestone Destination A/T

Monday, April 29, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Destination A/T Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.88
 
 

2004 Ford F150 XLT Sup Cab 2wd
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Clearwater, FL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
April 05, 2013

I replaced my Goodyear Wranglers with these tires and so far I am really impressed with them. Mostly the ride comfort and road noise are what I like most. They are very smooth on the highway and quiet too. Only about a thousand mile on them but so far I like them a lot. Will update as tires wear in.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.36
 
 

1999 Ford F250 4wd Super Duty
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: House Springs, MO
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
April 15, 2013

Great tires. They look good and they drive great. In snow the width of these tires will track where other tires have been. If your making the trail they will go where ever you want. They do make noise but I expected that when I got them, but its tolerable. Overall a great tire and it will be the only one I put on my Diesel.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler AT/S

Thursday, April 11, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler AT/S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.13
 
 

2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 73,000
Location: Riverview, FL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 73,000 Miles on Tires
March 16, 2013

Tires wear evenly when rotated at each oil change.The tires will go another 10,000 miles easy

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor

Thursday, April 11, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.15
 
 

2004 Ford Ranger Sup 2wd XLT
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Miles driven on tires: 80,000
Location: Laddonia, MO
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 80,000 Miles on Tires
March 13, 2013

I have went 80,000 miles on these tires with no problems. The mechanic at the dealership that changes my oil just now said my tires are starting to show wear. I laughed and said they should after 5 years and 80,000 miles he couldn't believe it he said they looked like about 20,000 mile on them.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler AT/S

Monday, April 1, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler AT/S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.4
 
 

2004 Ford F150 LariatSupCrw4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 34,000
Location: Hugo, OK
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 34,000 Miles on Tires
March 29, 2013

This is my 2nd set of identical tires for my Supercrew. The original set came on it from the factory and lasted in the neighborhood of 65,000 miles - there was still life left but I was going on a trip so I went ahead and replaced them. This 2nd set has been equally great tires. My truck now has a little over 99,000 miles and the tires are in great shape. I fully expect the tires to last until I buy a new truck in a couple years. I would absolutely recommend these tires! And I would buy another set in I needed too! Fantastic wear!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor

Monday, April 1, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmor Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.27
 
 

2007 Dodge Durango SXT 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 50,000
Location: Lake Hopatcong, NJ
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 50,000 Miles on Tires
March 30, 2013

I have had these tires on my truck for 2 years and 50,000 miles on them. I still have plenty of tread on them left. I should be able to get 75,000 miles no problem. I think these tires are great. I like how the sidewall sticks out slightly more then the rims to protect them. I would put this tire in the "buy" category

 

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.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar

Monday, March 25, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.67
 
 

2001 Chevrolet Silverado 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Detroit Lakes, MN
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
March 19, 2013

I live in minnesota and i have not had these tires on my truck that long. But i have found they are dang good tires in the snow for a "mud tire" i have not tried them out yet in the mud just because i put them on in the middle of winter so far the tread wearin gis good havent had them long enough to tell only about 8000 miles.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler SR-A

Monday, March 18, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler SR-A Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.67
 
 

2013 Ford F150 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 6,400
Location:  
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 6,400 Miles on Tires
March 17, 2013

O.E. tires on my 2013 F150 275/65/18. Tires are not good at all. Sidewall flex, poor snow traction, very poor ice traction. Have to use 4wd in situations I shouldn't. Ford has a habbit of putting tires on their vehicles that don't fit the vehicle. All the O.E. tires are poor for the vehicles they put them on. Will be replacing these tires and wheels with 305/45/22 Fortera SL and selling the O.E. setup very soon.

 

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

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler SR-A

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler SR-A Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.17
 
 

2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 46,000
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Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 46,000 Miles on Tires
February 23, 2013

These OEMs on my Ram 1500 have been better than most OEMs on other vehicles. At 46k I have been commuting 35 miles in messy midwest snow conditions. Handling is good to very good in snow (esp. with 4WD on). Confident handling while towing also. Ride is smoother than I expected - I get compliments on my truck's ride and handling, tires get partial credit. May buy another set, just now looking.