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

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich Rugged Terrain T/A Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.73

2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 4WD
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Miles driven on tires: 12,000
Location: Seven Fields, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 12,000 Miles on Tires
November 22, 2013

While the Rugged Terrain's aren't "bad," they certainly do not hold a candle to the Michelin AT2's that they replaced. I knew that I would be making a compromise going from an all-terrain to a highway tread, but I truly expected better from a BFG -- especially in the wet. While they're just fine in the dry (really, they're great), it is a rare occasion that I can accelerate from a stop without some wheel slip. This is worsened with any amount of a grade or turn.

The same performance (disappointment?) is also experienced in snow and ice -- they simply don't have the bite that I prefer (in comparison, the Michelin AT2's were better in 2wd than these BFG's are in 4wd). While I'm not a tire engineer, I believe some of this might have been remedied if they had tread siping. Further, in no way does their performance in the rain/snow/ice back up their aggressive look.

As mentioned, they are great in the dry, but not great enough to make up for their shortcomings when the moisture hits the pavement. As such, I will not likely purchase these again (and I'll likely be going back to an all-terrain tread).


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