Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Altimax Arctic Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.64

2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser
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Miles driven on tires: 55,000
Location: Chatham, NJ
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 55,000 Miles on Tires
December 26, 2013

Very solid winter tire with excellent traction in snow. I would rate these on par with the Nokian Hakkepelita, but the Altimax costs half as much. The bonus is they last as long as regular street tire--my last set went 60,000 miles, and I also leave them on in the summer. They do double duty as a decent light offroad and gravel tire as the sidewalls seem quite tough. It doesn't get mentioned much in the reviews, but some snow and A/T tires are hard to balance. I expected due to the low price the shop would have balance problems. I'm happy to report that I never had a balance problem with these and all had to be minimally weighted. I've tried 4 different brands of snow tires. These are the best I've found. Just ordered my third set.


Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Grabber HTS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.75

2009 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab
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Miles driven on tires: 11,000
Location: Lords Valley, PA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 11,000 Miles on Tires
December 08, 2013

Nice all-around tire for my 4x4 Tacoma. Great traction in nasty winter weather and mild off-road conditions. Great value for the $$$. I have very little tread wear at 11,000.


Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.53

2005 Jeep Wrangler
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Miles driven on tires: 45,000
Location: Midwest City, OK
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 45,000 Miles on Tires
December 24, 2013

If you take your Jeep or truck off-road this is tire everyone gets that have done their research. I got 45,000 out of my first set and I didn't even consider another tire or brand when it was time to replace them. 45K doesn't sound like much compared to street tires but in this class there is no equal. If road noise bothers you this may not be your tire but the traction advantage greatly out weighs a little tire singing. Ice is the one thing these tires don't like but when it comes to snow or mud, the tires are a definite confidence builder! I have never had any issue with balancing unlike many other brands and they have a strong sidewall that holds up well while playing in rocks.


Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi2

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin X-Ice Xi2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.78

2013 Hyundai Accent GLS Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 3,050
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 3,050 Miles on Tires
January 06, 2014

I drive highway, city, and rural dirt/gravel roads, hence my inclusion of "off-road" driving conditions. The dirt roads in rural Missouri are "minimum maintenance" and I rely on excellent tires to travel to our cabin throughout the winter, a 100 mile trip from Omaha. I typically buy Blizzaks and was disappointed they weren't made for my Accent. TireRack suggested the Michelin X-2 Ices and they have done the job spectacularly, enabling me to drive through a 10" snow we received two weeks ago.

Thank you! Great tires! Mark Surmeier


Black Rock Steel Wheels are Perfect for Your Truck

Friday, January 17, 2014 by Gary Stanley

We're proud to announce that we carry Black Rock steel wheels. Manufactured in California, these wheels are specifically engineered for serious off-road and rock climbing applications with fitments available for Jeeps, SUVs and lifted trucks.

Black Rock offers heavy gauge steel wheels that are clear coated and painted black with center caps included at no additional charge. The wheels won't chip or crack and provide a rugged style that also looks great. Some of the more popular fitments for these wheels include the newer Ford F-150 trucks, Ford Expeditions, Chevy Silverado trucks and the Dodge Ram. Also, we offer some of their wider, low offset off-road fitments.

Black Rock 937 Type 8P Steel

Black Rock 942 Type D Steel 17x8

For more steel wheel options for your vehicle, take a look at "Steel Wheels Available at Tire Rack."

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX A/T 2

Thursday, January 9, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin LTX A/T 2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.64

2013 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 13,800
Location: Anchorage, AK
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 13,800 Miles on Tires
January 09, 2014

Straight line tracking is a bit imprecise, but that could be the truck. Usable on ice and packed snow, but you have to be careful and take your time. These are not winter tires, IMO, but will get you by if you must. Did some towing and city driving in snow and on ice last winter and don't recommend them for that. Otherwise, they're pretty good, but a bit overpriced. Wearing well after nearly 14K. Ride comfort is dependent upon load in this truck, and most of my driving has been unloaded; the ride is a bit harsh considering that, but is expected. No off-road use to date, no comment or rating for that.


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

Thursday, January 9, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.27

2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Moore, OK
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
January 08, 2014

PROS: Looks good, low noise for an A/T tire, very good treadwear, tough sidewall construction, great for heavy loads
CONS: Terrible wet weather traction (even with 4-wheel drive on), lousy traction in snow/ice, hard as a brick when cold, jittery on the highway (wanders terribly and tracks horribly), way overpriced
CONCLUSION: Had these for 6-months...loved the style and quietness for an A/T tire. Once the cold weather kicked in...couldn't wait to snow test them. The results were unimpressive and quiet disappointing. After 1,000 miles of cross country driving to Michigan, I had to get them off. I replaced them with the Michelin LTX M/S2. These tires are far better then the BFGs. I will keep the BFGs for summer only because I can't replace them. Don't buy these BFG tires unless you really need to do some off-roading or Baja racing...they don't connect with the pavement in poor/cold conditions.


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 Winter Tires for Snow for Crossovers and SUVs

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 by Gary Stanley

Crossovers and SUVs are a very popular vehicle segment and are available from smaller vehicles like the Ford Escape and Nissan Murano, to larger SUVs such as the Chevy Suburban and Cadillac Escalade. There are even high performance models like the Porsche Cayenne and Infiniti FX that have acceleration rivaling that of sports cars.  

Most owners of these vehicles aren't buying them primarily for their off-road capability or 0-60 times, but instead for their desire of a balance of utility, comfort and performance. They also want good all-season traction, including during the winter months. To get the most winter traction, the best option is to install a set of winter / snow tires because they provide much better snow and ice traction compared to their all-season counterparts.

Which winter tires are the best for snow and ice traction for your crossover, light truck or SUV? 

 Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1
Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1
 Pirelli Scorpion Winter
Pirelli Scorpion Winter

I would take a look at the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1 and Pirelli Scorpion Winter. Between the two, the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1 has better snow and ice traction. Pirelli's Scorpion Winter is a slight step down in snow and ice traction compared to the Blizzak, however it does have better dry road traction and quicker steering response for the days when the roads are dry. These tires aren't just available for SUVs and crossovers, but also make great winter truck tires. 

For more information on the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1, read "Winter Truck Tires."

What is a Mud and Snow Tire?

Thursday, November 14, 2013 by Ben Rooney

The term "mud and snow" can cause confusion when talking about tires. If a tire is mud and snow rated, it will carry the "M+S" or "M&S"  branding. But what does that really mean? Is a tire with the "M+S" branding intended mostly for mud? For the snow? Off-road?

The mud and snow branding is really a very general indication that a tire is built to handle some bad weather. Any tire conforming to some very basic requirements for void area and positioning of grooves in the tread pattern can be branded "M&S" at the manufacturers discretion.

In theory, even most summer-only performance tires could qualify for the mud and snow branding, but in the interest of reducing confusion, tire manufacturers generally only use this mark on tires that are intended to offer at least some level of winter capability. Despite the name, most mud and snow branded tires are not specialists in mud nor snow.

If you need a tire for serious muddy conditions, look into purchasing a specialized mud tire. There is no special branding to indicate a mud tire, but they are easily identified by their large, widely spaced tread blocks. They're marketed for off-road use and their names will often include references to mud or off-roading.

When looking for a tire specifically for snow use, look for the mountain/snowflake branding that indicates a tire is truly designed to excel in winter conditions. Should you need help identifying the sidewall markings on your tires, read "Sidewall Markings."

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

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Steel Wheels for Off-Roading Now Available

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by Ben Rooney

After receiving numerous inquiries from customers seeking a steel wheel suitable for off-road use on trucks, we have added the Black Rock line of steel wheels. These ruggedly constructed wheels are available in a wide range of popular sizes for light trucks and utility vehicles.

Heavier than most other wheels we carry, Black Rock wheels are built for durability in harsh environments and are affordable enough that most owners will not be shy about taking them into off-road conditions. Unlike many inexpensive wheel brands, Black Rock manufactures their wheels in the United States. Taking their cue from Henry Ford, Black Rock steel wheels are available in any color you want, as long as it's black.

While there is only one color choice, there are several different styles and sizes to choose from. Diameters range from 15" to 17". Widths range from 7" to 10". Not all styles or sizes are available for every application, so make sure to shop by vehicle to see which wheels are made for your truck. While you're at it, look at maximum-traction mud tires to pair with a Black Rock wheel to create a true off-road Tire & Wheel Package.

General Gives Your Truck Off-Road Capability and Great Looks with the Grabber

Thursday, August 22, 2013 by Doc Horvath

Based on their experiences in the Baja 1000 and other races in the Team GT Trophy, General has introduced the Grabber DOT-approved off-road tire in many popular sizes. The aggressive all-terrain tread pattern is complemented with the distinct red "GRABBER" lettering on the sidewalls, just like you see on the Trophy trucks!

Red Letter Information and Care Instructions:

  • Do not use gas, alcohol or petroleum based solvents.
  • Do not use direct high-pressure water.
  • Avoid rough brushes or any other abrasive materials.

Grabber's vertical-edge shoulder blocks (which alternate between being stepped in or out) and multi-angled sidewall protectors provide excellent side bite and puncture protection for the three-ply reinforced casing. Its tread design is refined with General's Acoustic Modulation Sound Technology (AMST), a sound wave suppression technology that helps lower tire noise on the road and avoid the "howl" that many off-road tires produce on pavement.  

Take a look at what our customers are saying about their experience with the General Grabber.

"The level of grip on dry pavement and dry dirt road is unparalleled to anything else on the M/T tire market. The traction is like a 200 treadwear, max performance summer tire on dry pavement. But they really come alive on dry dusty dirt roads. These tires can dig down through loose rock and sand to find traction where there is none. I blasted through many back country dirt roads with these tires at speeds I wouldn't feel comfortable with any other tires. While other M/Ts leave tracks, these tires leaves ruts of disturbed dirt at the same speed." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 QuadCab 4wd

"I have these tires on a 2013 Jeep Rubicon with a 2.5" lift. They are quieter than the Original Equipment. Ride is good and they are surprisingly quiet and the traction off-road is amazing! These are great tires." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

View all sizes available for the General Grabber and see if one is right for your vehicle.

Best Tires for the SUV or Crossover That Stays on the Street

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 by Gary Stanley

Let's be honest. The majority of drivers of SUVs and all-wheel drive crossover vehicles rarely, if ever, take their cars off-road. Most of their driving involves the daily grind of commuting and the everyday errands of life. Many trips involve going to the grocery store and the occasional visit to the home improvement store. 

Street-oriented drivers did not purchase their vehicles to handle off-road conditions such as loose rocks, steep elevations and deep mud. Off-road enthusiasts will focus on aggressive tires found in the On-/Off-Road All-Terrain and Off-Road Maximum Traction performance categories. However, most crossover and SUV drivers are looking for tires that can deliver all-season traction, good treadwear, respectable ride quality and long treadlife. Tires that best deliver these results fall into the Highway All-Season and Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season categories.

Highway All-Season

Michelin LTX M/S2
Michelin LTX M/S2
 Firestone Destination LE2
Firestone Destination LE 2

Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season

 Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season
Pirelli Scorpion Verde
All Season
 CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology
Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus

All four tires in the photos above are highly rated in our customer survey results. Of these tires, the Firestone Destination LE 2 represents one of the best values for the dollar available today. For more information on this tire, read "Firestone Destination LE Replaced by the New Firestone Destination LE 2."

To view all tires available for your crossover or SUV, shop by vehicle.

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

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.

Best SUV Tires

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by Steve Huffman

Despite rising fuel costs, Americans still love their SUVs. While many SUVs may never make it off-road, they still haul families anywhere, including the grocery store, family vacations and soccer games. When it comes to keeping your precious cargo safe, nothing could be more important than the the only thing keeping your SUV in contact with the road. Consider the following options when looking to for new tires.

When making a short list of the "best" tires in a performance category, you will almost always find an option from Michelin. This particular case is no different. Michelin's LTX M/S2 is one the best tires on the market and is a prime example of why Michelin has such a great reputation. It simply does it all with superior wet and dry traction, fantastic handling and great winter traction in light snow. In addition, the tire offers a very nice ride to go along with a 70,000-mile treadlife warranty.

Another great option to take a look at is the Firestone Destination LE 2. This tire is quite comparable to the Michelin, but is available at a lower price. Similar to the LTX M/S2, it offers excellent year-round traction and has great ride characteristics. Early customer surveys show the Destination LE 2 performs a little better in winter elements.

Finally, Continental's CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology is worth considering if you're an SUV owner. The tire has similar characteristics to the Firestone and Michelin options, but is offered in larger, hard-to-find sizes. It also has low rolling resistance technology to help with fuel consumption.

Michelin LTX M/S 2
Michelin LTX
Firestone Destination LE 2
Firestone Destination
LE 2
Continental CrossContact LX 20 with EcoPlus Technology
Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

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Best Price on Michelin Tires for Toyota, Honda, Nissan and More!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by Gary Stanley

When asked about which brand of tires are associated with quality, many think of Michelin. Their reputation is well deserved. For decades, Michelin has been an industry leader in tire technology, making some of the best tires that money can buy. While they make outstanding performance tires, like the Pilot Super Sport, Michelin may be best known for producing some of the smoothest and quietest riding all-season tires on the market.

Not everyone is looking for the best handling and steering response, instead many drivers simply want a tire that's quiet, safe and will last for a long time. For those who are looking for the best price on Michelin tires, check out a couple of the lowest priced options in two popular sizes.


This is a commonly used tire size for a mid-size sedan such as the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, Nissan Altima, Ford Taurus and Chevy Malibu. The best priced Michelin tire in this size is the Defender. Michelin's Defender is an outstanding Standard Touring All-Season tire with long wear, great traction and a quiet ride. For more information on this tire, read "Michelin Defender Review and Test."


Many SUVs, trucks and crossover vehicles use this common 16" tire size, including the Ford F-150, Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, Hyundai Santa Fe and various Jeep models. In this size, the lowest priced Michelin tire is the Latitude Tour. This tire, back in early 2012, was one of my top choices for vehicles being driven on the street only. It's still a top contender for those who don't take their vehicles off-road. 

 Michelin Defender
Michelin Defender
 Michelin Latitude Tour
Michelin Latitude Tour

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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
Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac
Goodyear Wrangler
Kumho Road Venture APT KL51
Kumho Road Venture APT

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 Yokohama Geolandar M/T Plus

Monday, May 13, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama Geolandar M/T Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.13

2000 Ford F150 Super Cab 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 35,000
Location: Electric City, WA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 35,000 Miles on Tires
March 24, 2013

have a 2000 F150 7700(same as light duty F250) It's lifted 11" with cut out fenders and sees it's fair share of off-roading. We have hot dry desert climate in summer w/ cold icey n snowy winters here. I travel 264 miles each way every other week to go home from work. Over there its a mountain pass usually snow covered 4-5 months and heavy rains at home. I truely get the best/worst of all driving. These tires aren't pretty but siped they are great! 35,000 miles and still holding strong for probably a third year and totaling 60-75K miles. Now if they would just make larger tires!! hint hint ;)