I thought I'd share (or rant) about my recent experience in which the stock Rugged Fails actually lived to its reputation and did not perform as I needed it to.
I'm gonna try and make a long story short since I know that people don't read posts when people write a book on here.
Anyway, my family rented a cabin in West Virginia a few weeks for the weekend, which was awesome. We all drove separately (I live in MD for school while my family was coming from NC) and when we arrived we got snow unexpectedly. The following day I intended to make a simple drive down the driveway to check out something and return to the cabin. So I drive up the driveway to make a turn as this was the only way back down the mountain (the snow was maybe 2 inches deep max so I had no problem driving this with my 2WD). As I was making my turn, I underestimated where the driveway was as it was covered in snow and hit a wall of dirt no higher than a curbside (which I can and do get over all the time in parking lots when I am too lazy to back up ). Immediately, my rear tires starts spinning and I am not getting nowhere. I put it in low and turn on the locker, does not help at all as the RF's were slick as shit. Fortunately, the cabin had plenty of wood nearby so we basically grabbed as much as we could and were able to create a descent traction for the tires to allow me to make enough movement to get out.
Before you go any further, I know this thread is worthless without pictures so I am working on that and I know you all will be telling me I should have gotten a 4x4 (believe me I did wish I had a 4x4 at the given moment,but it would have taken the fun away making it too easy ).
An upgrade is definitely in order. Perhaps a set of BF-AT 265-75-16 will be coming in the near future.