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Old 05-06-2016, 04:55 AM
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Default Need tires with good rain traction.

I'm sure that this topic has been beat to death here and i have tirelessly googled trying to find info that fits my needs without much luck. I haven't been in the truck game for some years now. Used to be really into cars/trucks but not so much anymore. Anyways I had a blowout on my current tires (Goodyear tracker 2s from previous owner) I have decided I am just going to get all new rubber because these tires are pathetic all around. Particularly in the rain I cut loose in second going up a steepish hill. Truck is an 09 XL 2.3L 4cyl, standard transmission. Used mostly for road driving. Hopefully you all can point me in the right direction because the local tire guys seem clueless and I feel they want to push me into some cheap crap tire. I'm am open to any suggestions.
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Old 05-06-2016, 05:49 AM
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Only advice I have to offer is to get an all-season tire over an all-terrain if you plan on staying on the road.
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Old 05-06-2016, 09:12 AM
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Default Re: Need tires with good rain traction.

I will keep that in mind! Thank you for the advice! Anyone have anything to say on the yokohama geolanders ?! I know they are AT maybe a decent compromise, local tire discounters has them on $80 rebate.
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Old 05-06-2016, 10:18 AM
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I had a set of Cooper at3s on my truck and they were that great in the snow with my experience but in heavy rain where water ponds on the roads they were fantastic, wore very well too.
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Old 05-06-2016, 01:32 PM
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I just got new general grabbers AT2 and they handle good. Previous set were the cooper AT3. THEY both are neck and neck in my opinion. Next set i am getting the Coopers AT3 i prefer that look over the bfgoodrich AT look a like.
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Old 05-06-2016, 01:59 PM
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Default Re: Need tires with good rain traction.

Cooper AT3's look nice! May just be what I am looking for unless anyone can chime in!
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Old 05-06-2016, 03:05 PM
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Default Re: Need tires with good rain traction.

Another vote for Cooper a/t3. I have them currently on my ranger and they are great tires. I got them specifically for better wet traction.....the stock goodyears were terrible.....would spin the tires at stop signs every time it rained. Reviews suggested that the coopers were good on wet roads and that has been the case in my experience. They are also great in snow....and they look good.
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Old 05-06-2016, 05:52 PM
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Another vote for the at3's, I have them on my 2.3 and they are good in all conditions. I have taken them through a couple of mud holes as well and they performed great for an all terrain
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Old 05-06-2016, 08:40 PM
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Default Re: Need tires with good rain traction.

Wow. Made this easy! Thanks guys!
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Old 05-07-2016, 07:20 AM
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Wow. Made this easy! Thanks guys!
Only time I spin with my at3s is when I have to make a turn going up a newly paved hill and it's raining. I'm talking something fairly steep though and being heavy on the pedal. I highly recommend the at3s if you're going with an all terrain.
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Old 05-07-2016, 05:45 PM
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I kinda regret going with the general grabbers AT2s because they are a stone magnet like crazy and also a stone ejector like crazy, u better not taulgate me or u will get broken headlights or windshield, like that. Next time ill go with the coopera AT3. THE GRABBERS AT2 DO HAVE A SUPER DEEP TREAD. THE AT3s also have a super deep tread, but not as much as the general grabbers at2s. FROM NOW ON I WILL STICK TO COOPER TIRES.

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Old 05-08-2016, 03:47 AM
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Cooper AT3s it is!...getting them put on tomorrow. Got a great deal plus two "free" AAA memberships for the wife and I. Think I did alright. Thanks again everyone for the help! Will report back after a week or so of running them.
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Old 05-08-2016, 06:10 AM
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Default Re: Need tires with good rain traction.

Believe it or not I ran Goodyear Wranglers Authority's and it was one of the best tires I've owned. They wore great and had phenomenal traction in rain snow and mud. They also look aggressive. The only thing some people don't like is they do have a little road hum because of the aggressive tread. I'm running 33 mt's now so the noise was quiet compares. Good Luck
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