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Old 08-30-2018, 08:51 AM
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Pirellli got serious about an "all terrain" tire?.....the ATR was not one
It seems to be priced pretty well, not as cheap as falken but cheaper than KO2.

The new Scorpion™ All Terrain Plus is designed to deliver high off-road performance even on tough surfaces: rocks, snow, mud, grass and sand. The new aggressive tread pattern design and its robust carcass make the new Scorpion™ All Terrain Plus the perfect choice to drive for long distances without any compromise regarding safety and comfort. Thanks to its specifically designed tread pattern, the new Scorpion™ All Terrain Plus efficiently evacuates water, digs mud, and ejects stones under the footprint. The sipes inserted inside the tread blocks deliver high level of grip even on slippery surfaces. The new Scorpion™ All Terrain Plus is suitable also on tough off-road conditions, thanks to its reinforced sidewall and the shape of its blocks. The new Scorpion™ All Terrain Plus is equipped with the three peaks mountain snowflake and the M+S marking allowing it to be confidently considered as an all-terrain and all-weather tire.”

https://www.offroadxtreme.com/engine...-terrain-plus/
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...l+Terrain+Plus


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Pretty good looking tire.
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Pretty good looking tire.
agreed...Im now considering these for my Lariat on order...I do 95%+ of my driving on the road, not off....i just want somethign halfway capable when i have to venture out in the woods or it snows a little bit
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Originally Posted by 56ecoboost View Post
agreed...Im now considering these for my Lariat on order...I do 95%+ of my driving on the road, not off....i just want somethign halfway capable when i have to venture out in the woods or it snows a little bit
I gotta be honest here. The stock Goodyear Wrangler Adventure w/Kevlar A/T tires that came on my 2015 were great on wet grass, dirt, gravel, and upwards of 22" of snow. Never got stuck and didn't slip unless I wanted to

If that's what's coming on your ordered truck, you'll be just fine. Like you, I spend the vast majority of driving time on the road, with trips to my in-laws and winter being the off-road and snowy conditions, respectively.

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I’m glad to see more of these come on the market lately.

I am a a firm believer in dedicated winter tires for where I live. But I’m getting old and tired of changing them out every 6 months. I was actually going to try to run my Firestone Winterforce 2UV tires year round since I only average 5200 miles a year.

I was all set to go with the new Cooper AT/W since I am a Cooper fan. But it will be at least a year away before I buy new tires. More choices the better! I am hoping for the quietest tire I can find with the mountain snow flake symbol. I don’t go off road anymore - even very rare to see a dirt road now. So I don’t need an aggressive all terrain tire and can’t stand noisy tires anymore either.
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For the west coasters i know les schwab is coming out with a new AT tire thats supposed to be better than the toyo and the back country
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For the west coasters i know les schwab is coming out with a new AT tire thats supposed to be better than the toyo and the back country
When you do find out, let me know!
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I had a choice between these and the KO2 when I upgraded to LT285/05R17 at my local Costco. The more aggressive sidewall and cheaper price (pricing for this size was $54 per tire less with the KO2) I went the route of the KO2. As a note, with the exception of 3 sizes, the KO2 was more expensive.
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If you live somewhere that gets lots of snow and gets VERY cold, don't be fooled by the mountain and snowflake symbols, or the M+S stamp. This just means it meets MINIMUM requirements for driving in light snowy conditions. Don't expect them to perform great in 1-2 feet of snow, or in 20 below weather.

Only a true winter tire will perform very well on snow and ice, better than the all-seasons with the mountain/snowflake/M+S by far. The rubber is made of different compounds for winter tires. It doesn't get hard in the cold like all-seasons, so it can flex, and the sipes, blocks and ridges remain flexible to provide grip and prevent blocking/clogging of the tread.

"All-Weather" claim to be as good as winter tires and can be driven on year-round, but look into it, it's simply not true;
The harder rubber of summer and all-season tires are good in warm weather, but get hard and slippery in the cold.
The softer rubber of winter tires are good in winter, but will wear out very quickly in warm weather and slide more (imagine a soft eraser on sandpaper).

All-Weather tires can't be both, and if it's made of a compound that's in-between summers and winters, then they're not 100% effective in either situation. The "All-Weather" claims are just marketing gimmicks.
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