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The Ranger's First Look Tire Review: Hercules Trail Digger M/T

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Maticuno, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Jun 4, 2013 at 7:25 PM
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    I'm at about 4k with mine now and wearing great. I am still amazed at how smooth these tires roll down the road. They get a little bumpy at very low speeds but eh, it's an MT. Still VERY satisfied with my purchase.
     
  2. Aug 8, 2013 at 12:57 PM
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    My 5,000 mile report: Just had their first rotation and holding up well. I've had them in the mud a few times now and THEY DIG! On road they are getting a little slippery on wet roads. I'm thinking I may get them siped before the snow flies. Still a happy customer.

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  3. Aug 8, 2013 at 4:59 PM
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    Looks like they're holding up quite well. I never noticed any abnormal slip in the rain which makes me curious what PSI you are running them. I don't see much sidewall flex which is why I'm asking.
     
  4. Aug 8, 2013 at 5:08 PM
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    I was running them at 40 for mileage. After my rotation the dealer dropped it down to 34. I've been running them like that for the last week, probably going to bump it back up to 40, I don't like the squishy sidewalls on the street at that low a pressure.
     
  5. Aug 8, 2013 at 5:10 PM
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    Maticuno, how would you compare these to your experience with the Destination M/T's?
     
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  6. Aug 8, 2013 at 5:23 PM
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    3 in revtek, aal, 285/70/17 hercules m/s on 17x9 eagle alloy, stampede deflector, auto vent visors, delta black diamond plate tool box pelfreybilt front bumper......?????
    anyone try the D/T


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  7. Aug 8, 2013 at 6:39 PM
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    I think the Trail Diggers are a slightly better tire. Slightly longer lasting, not a single puncture or sidewall gash caused by the environment, and a little bit quieter. Don't get me wrong, the Destination M/T's were a pretty great tire, but considering the price difference and minor edge in performance, the Trail Digger is a better option.
     
  8. Feb 25, 2014 at 12:17 PM
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    10,000 mile update. Still wearing like iron. No unusual wear or vibes. Had them in quite a bit of snow this winter and they did well. Heavy wet snow is where they do the best, hard packed snow; not so much. They never made me nervous to drive in the snow, pretty impressed for an MT. They are now about a year old and still very happy with them.

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  9. Mar 6, 2014 at 2:44 AM
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    Have eaten 2 of mine up, will be in the tire market again here soon. Really just considering getting these again, don't like anything else I've seen. Funny enough, the only other tire I like is the Destination M/T. TDs win out though b/c of price & siping.

    My alignment was way fucked up for about 3 oil changes (9K). I did not rotate my tires at all during that time. Alignment was bad, was going to completely trash 2 tires and not all 4, so I rode that way for a good bit. Access to alignment machine went out the window when I started working in a transmission shop.

    Alignment has been corrected, as best as possible. I've been eyeballing and just doing it on the ground it the last couple times I've adjusted. Not to goddamn shabby and the truck drives straight.

    Front tires got/are scalloped and worn down pretty bad. I did finally rotate them to the back to try and even out the wear a little. Truck still does not ride to horrible at all however. Just drove 400+ miles, one way, wheeled, then drove back home the same 400+ miles and the TDs did perfect the entire time. Worn out, ate up, fucked up HTDs still going pretty damn strong.

    Have daily driven these tires for a little over 2 years, hard core daily driving, espeically the past 1+. Have just about 40K on them and would have gotten much, much more life if I hadn't of let them go to shit with my alignment.
     
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  10. Mar 7, 2014 at 8:45 AM
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    I was all ready to get another set of these for my work truck when a mandatory tire contract with Goodyear blind-sided me. I would run the Trail Digger again in a heartbeat if I didn't have to use the contract.
     
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    Really wish they made a 32x11.5x15, wouldn't have even been a choice, but they don't.

    I'm going over to KM2s this round. I'm hoping (and expecting) for 40K+ on them. I've read a lot and seen 1st hand that's it's a pretty quality tire that I can expect some life out of on my lighter-weight 5 lugger.

    They make 33s in the HTDs, but getting 33s stuffed on a 5 lugger gets a little tricky.

    I'm not totally dead on my 30s, I will run them until I get all I need to move up to 32s, so a few more months on them, YAY! I may even be able get away with selling at least 2 as possible spares.
     
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  12. Aug 27, 2014 at 8:09 AM
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  13. Aug 27, 2014 at 8:29 AM
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    How much lift does that lift give? I know my 265's were a true 32 inch tire. They seem to be generally taller and skinnier than your average tire.
     
  14. Aug 28, 2014 at 4:38 PM
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    2.25" lift in the front. The Trail Diggers are 32"
     
  15. Aug 28, 2014 at 7:37 PM
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    your correct...good find
     
  17. Sep 11, 2014 at 8:01 PM
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    New wheels with some 285/75-16 Hercules Trail Digger tires
     
  18. Sep 11, 2014 at 8:07 PM
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    Bought these back in May but I am loving my 315/75 R16 Trail Diggers so far.

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    I did bust my first sidewall this past weekend. I wasn't paying attention and the passenger front tagged a sharp rock. But I bought the road hazard on them and I am getting my new tire this weekend for free!! Although I will buy new road hazard on this tire just to keep me covered. Worth every penny of $25 per tire.
     
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