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Why the hate for Rugged "Fails"

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by digitaLbraVo, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. Apr 18, 2013 at 11:58 PM
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    So what's up with all the "rugged fail" hate 'round here. I mean I haven't tried otherwise so I'm not gonna act like I am an authority on the matter, but I do not understand the hate? So far they've handled every bit of offroading I've tossed their way and then some, succumbing only to some very sandy/muddy mixture that I'm fairly sure even mud tires would have had difficulty with.

    tl;dr why don't you like the BF Goodrich Rugged Trail tires?
     
  2. Apr 19, 2013 at 12:01 AM
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    i have no experience with them, so i don't have a opinion, but from what i've read they wear fairly fast vs a comparable tire, and they don't grip as well as other A/T tires.
     
  3. Apr 19, 2013 at 12:12 AM
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    Interesting. I wonder if anyone can back that up with actual personal experience? Like miles on two sets of tires to compare or any proof of non-placebo performance on the trail.
     
  4. Apr 19, 2013 at 12:16 AM
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    It's because Trail rhymes with Fail making Rugged Fails easy to remember as a catchy phrase to be repeated similar to stealership
     
  5. Apr 19, 2013 at 12:22 AM
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    Well I caught that one for sure I just cannot find where the ground is underneath these claims that the tires are inherently bad.
     
  6. Apr 19, 2013 at 12:23 AM
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    I had a set on my old xterra. They don't clean out at all. The center tread is an all-terrain type tread but the outside doesn't have the cuts necessary to clear out mud.
     
  7. Apr 19, 2013 at 12:24 AM
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    That's the problem with the Dunflops too

    Lol
     
  8. Apr 19, 2013 at 12:24 AM
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    They suck. I popped two rugged fails. At the same time. On the same rock haha. Low ply count, shitty grip in sand and mud, and their tendency to hydroplane actually gave me a grin when I saw 2 out of 4 flat tires on my truck.
     
  9. Apr 19, 2013 at 12:28 AM
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    Decent for street/highway ware. Ok for light duty ofroad, better then highway tires. Ive run them offroad and torn chunks and riped the tread pretty bad. They shread up very easly on rock/gravel and have far less traction than AT tires. Wet road and snow traction is poor. Dont grip the road or trail very well.

    If you offroad at all id advise against these, AT is way better, and if you dont offroad a highway tire would probably suit you better.
     
  10. Apr 19, 2013 at 12:29 AM
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    I'm not a big fan of those either. But I have wheeled them

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  11. Apr 19, 2013 at 12:33 AM
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    Well I know when they're at the end of their rope I'll be going with something that isn't the same tire, this I've decided. I just know so far? The only time they were fully out matched was on a steep hill with mud that was slick as ice.

    Otherwise? I stick to the ground and have made it up some pretty steep, albeit dry, hills.
     
  12. Apr 19, 2013 at 12:37 AM
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    This is the only environment where the rugged fails are "Successful"
     
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    Yeah I could see that. In other news: the suggested reading based on title at the bottom has brought up interesting threads I hadn't seen before.
     
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    I thought the Rugged Trails were okay,until I reached 30,000 miles.Started hydroplaning. The tires were at the wear marks. I am very happy with my Cooper Discoverer H/T tires now.
     
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    1sthand experience, they suck.
     
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    Hell, my Rugged Trails got me stuck in the front yard, on wet grass.:rolleyes:
     
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    My Dunlops did that to me :anonymous:
     
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