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Default Another Tire Thread...these bad-years gotta go.

Today in the rain, with no warning whatsoever, I hit the gas to go up a hill and my truck swapped ends at 40mph in the middle of a road. It was that fast. I am not a new driver, been driving for years and never had an issue. The half-worn Wrangler HP's are GARBAGE and a safety hazard. I was also slipping with traction control on from stoplights on my commute. While on that commute, I got tired of the truck cutting power so I just turned off the traction control. Had I left it on then this probably would not have been an issue, but I cant believe these awful tires had nothing to do with it.

What do you guys think about tires? I need a low-noise, 50,000 mile+ All-terrain for $200 or less per tire. Tall order I know. I found the Firestone Destination AT (which I love) for $197 a piece at my local discount tire. Are there any other (better) options for an OEM size 20" tire?
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:21 PM
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agree,no traction with them. last truck i had i put bridgestone duelers. great tires
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I totally agree with you guys. I was on an onramp to interstate, slightly up hill and raining. I was running 45mph, stepped on the gas, roughly 1/4 throttle and the rear end instantly tried to swap up on me. I did it 3 or 4 times just to confirm it was no fluke.
Funny you should mention the Bridgestone Duelers... I have worked for Bridgestone for 12 years now, I have built thousanads of those tires. We have much higher quality standards than Goodyear.. Just about every truck in our employee parking area has Bridgestone Dueler tires on them. Also the Firestone Destination is a good choice. The Firestone Destination and the Bridgestone Dueler are built exactly the same, they just go in different molds and the tread patterns are different. You can get 55k miles on them easily if you don't roast them down.
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i had bridgestone dueler revo 2's on my other truck. Loved them, never lost traction in the rain or snow. I will be replacing those horrible Goodyear HP's asap.
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