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Old 10-21-2011, 03:04 AM   #1
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Rugged Fails

Does siping the Rugged Fails makes it any better?
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Old 10-21-2011, 04:17 AM   #2
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They guys at discount tire was talking me into getting the rugged trails over bfg all terrain. He said siping the rugged trail would make it better. Lmao
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Old 10-21-2011, 04:26 AM   #3
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On the other hand, my luck with the Rugged Trails has been very good...and the last two vehicles I put them on, the vehicles wore out before the tires did...excellent rib type, high mileage highway tire. However, not well suited for off road use.

One of the vehicles was a 90 Chevy conversion van I put 1 ton axles and suspension under, got 40k out of the rugged trails before the engine let go, the other was a 97 Pathfinder and got 60k out of the tires before we traded on a new Mazda 3 five door.

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Old 10-21-2011, 05:55 AM   #5
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My experience is that the Rugged Trails do good on heavier vehicles, but not on light vehicles. I have seen them on F-250s and even on Tundras where they held up good and had good traction, but on my 1st gen they were crap. Just a little dampness on the road and they had no traction. I had two occasions where I slid right accross intersections at red lights and it was not even raining; just wet from earlier sprinkle. I am not even an aggressive driver. I also did not get more than 30,000 miles on a set. I had a "free tires for life" deal when I bought my truck. The problem is that they only replace with the original tires, so I could not change it. After my second set of the Rugged Trails I said screw the " free tires for life " deal that is gonna cost my life and I went and bought my own tires (Nitto Terra Grapplers).
However, it is my understanding that the Rugged Trails are not available anymore. They have been replaced by Rugged Terrains, which have hopefully solved the problems they had.
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