RUGGED TERRAIN T/A?
I put this on the Wheels & Tyre forum section, but thought I'd post it here as well to be more specific to our 99-03 trucks.
BF Goodrich (Michelin) redesigned the 'not that well accepted' Rugged Trail T/A and came up with the 'Rugged Terrain T/A'.
There isn't a great deal of feed back on how the 'so called' improved design has performed
. They have been out for a while now, so I'm hoping there is enough of you fellas that may have tried them or know of how they have been performing on our torque/size/weight trucks
I realise they are a hybrid 'H/T come A/T' and are more designed for roads as opposed to Trails/Offroad. The boasting by BFG makes me think they would be a good towing tyre on the black top and gravel/rough dirt roads as they would be a stronger design than the H/Ts around.
If they fit the bill, I would be looking at the: LT285/75R 16 'E' Load index 126 R with Single Wheel Max Load of 3,750@80psi (Part# 31608).
What I can't find is 'what is the side wall ply/strength. There are Load Range 'E' (10 ply) tyres out there but are let down by weak side walls and really should be "D" rated tyres in my opinion.
How do they handle the high torque transfered to them by our big heavy diesel trucks?
“Political correctness is a doctrine fostered by and illogical and irrational minority, who hold forth the proposition that it, is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end”
Aussie spec Brazilian built 2005 (US 2003) F-250 Superduty 4x4 7.3Ltr Powerstroke: PHP FU2 Chip,6xISSPRO Guages,AIS Intake,Zoodad, Cowl Hood, AIH Delete, DIY CCV, BTM muffler, MBRP Black Tip, RiffRaff FRx,HPx, JWVB, ARB Air Lockers Front & Rear, V10 Tranny Cooler + Stock cooler, Deep Tranny Pan, ARB Bull Bar, Edge Evo (PID & Codes only), Long Range Fuel Tank, VMS in Dash GPS Street & Off Road Nav, Toyo OPAT AT 305 70R 16”on 10” Rims, HD Suspension & Leveling Spring.GVWR 5,000Kg.