I have purchased a set of these to replace my worn out Revo 2’s so I’ll toss my 2 cents into the fray. They were purchased from a local tire company called Belle Tire, great place, great service and always seem to be honest. The Tech ordered both the AT1 and AT2’s for me so I could make a side by side comparison between the two tires. The AT 1 seemed, at least to my eye, to be a little taller, and wider than the newer AT2’s. This was off the rims ect. So take that for what it’s worth. The AT2s are certainly more aggressive than the AT1’s, nice sidewall’s and deep tread pattern and I really liked the look. The AT2’s also felt much softer than the AT1’s. Now I didn’t use any fancy meters to test the rubber hardness, just my 10 digits but there was a definite difference; the AT1’s were much harder to the touch. I was leaning towards the AT2s but I hadn’t gotten the final damage report (cost) from the Belle Tire Tech yet. Much to my surprise, the AT2’s were actually cheaper than the AT1’s! That sealed the deal and a shiny new set of 285/70/17’s were on the way!
Now, I had a right side tie rod that was bad, ( knew this coming in, it was more of a test to see if they would find it, and only it, to fix…they passed) and they fixed that along with an alignment. The AT2’s looked GREAT on my truck and I really was looking forward to getting them out for a test drive.
Once on the road, it was…a disappointment. At low speeds, < 45mph, on dry pavement and dry dirt roads, the tires are great. They offer a load of grip and seem to be very sure-footed. However, above 45/50mph it was like having a roller skate attached to all 4 corners. At highway/freeway speeds they proved to be a bit scary. Now I drove them in calm and windy conditions, drove them for a couple hundred miles this past weekend thinking that they might just need to be broken in a bit and that didn’t change the handling much at all. This morning, we had a lot of rain, so I was able to test them out in the wet too and it was more of the same, my truck was very squirrely once above 45/50mph.
I did not take them off road at all so I can’t offer any review of that performance.
So, there’s my review, your mileage may vary. The AT2’s are coming off this afternoon and a set of AT1’s are going on instead. Hopefully I will not experience the same thing with the next set. I am disappointed though, I really liked the look of the AT2’s, but I spend a lot of time on the road and it can’t be a dance the whole time.
Edit: I put some photos in a photo album if you'd like to see them on on truck.
Last edited by Scotty777; 11-12-2012 at 10:30 AM.