2007 Solar Yellow Xterra S
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Albuquerque NM
CAN ANYONE SHARE WHETHER THESE TIRES ARE GOOD AT HIGH SPEED IN THE RAIN? HYDROPLANE RESISTANCE??? YES, I'M SHOUTING!!!! LOL!!!!
Just FYI....If you order these in the 265/75/16 size, you can get the 4 ply P metric tire to stay away from the heavier "E" rated tire. According to the Falkin website, the LT sized tires do NOT get the silica tread compound. The silica compound is only available on the P metric sizes, and that compound gives you considerably better traction in the wet, snow/ice, and also makes the tire wear better.
I'm running E rated 285 Cooper AT/3 right now, and they are HORRIBLE on snow/ice. I'm in my second winter trying to drive in Colorado and aired up or down they are bad enough I'm having to get rid of them. Things my old Firestone Destination A/T could easily do the Cooper AT/3 can't. I hate the idea of going down to a 265 size, but snow chains also won't fit on my 285s in front, so I'm looking at making the switch....