So, it started to rain, hard, on the job site I was working on the other day. Activities were cancelled and everyone began to drive off. I think to myself "I'll just go out the dirt road I came in on this morning because I have a 4x4 tacoma" which at this point was very muddy and maybe a 10-12% grade at the steepest point, so not THAT steep.
Started to spin a bit as the hill began to climb - engaged 4wd
Spinning again with 4wd on midway up the hill - engaged 4wd lo and locker
At this point I was spinning all 4 wheels (not hammering it) and floating sideways. Tried the ATRAC - nothing different happened apart from hearing it try to work.
I go back down for faster attempt but to no avail, when the grading crew supervisor pulls up beside me in his F-250 and says "Woulda thawt that new Toyota'd make it outta here huh huh huh" at which point he offers to hook on to me and pull me up. I decline. He goes right on up the hill with a bit of spinning but nothing major.
Defeated, I leave the site on the longer, paved, road out.
I checked today and his F-250 has Cooper Discovery A/Ts with maybe 4/32 left on them. All I can decided is either I am a terrible driver, Rugged Trails are a terrible tire, or a combination of both.
So my question is this (and I have searched) what is the best Mud/MPG tire? I know it's not easy to find one that does both of those well but I drive long distances to be on dirt/mud during the day.
And has anyone else had a similar experience?