• Yokohama Tire Launches New GEOLANDAR A/T XD™

    The GEOLANDAR A/T XD™, recently introduced by Yokohama Tire, is specifically designed for use in full-size pickup trucks and commercial vans. This tire is suitable for severe snow conditions and can be molded with studs for improved on- and off... Read more

    Apr 6, 2023

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    Bryan Irons

    New Tire Trial: Nitto’s Recon Grappler

    We typically do tire tests as soon as the manufacturer releases them to the media and we - the editors - try to get them tested and get you  - the reader - our impression and information about them ASAP. However, what about the long-term results... Read more

    Feb 17, 2022

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    Peter Storck

    The X3 Factors

    The Grabber X3 M/T from General Tire is the result of some serious R&D. After testing more than a dozen different tread designs, engineers determined the perfect X3 prototype and then logged over two million test miles to produce the X3. The... Read more

    Jul 10, 2021

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    Perry Mack

    Our True Traction Test: Amp A/T Pro Tires

    I wanted to make a moderate-speed left turn into the snow-covered driveway at the farm but the front tires of my new-to-me Chevy didn’t agree with my decision. As the gatepost and ditch drew closer, I was already thinking about the hike to the... Read more

    Jun 14, 2021

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    Bryan Irons

    Road and Trail-Worthy Rubber from Firestone

    As we lumbered our pickup into the shipping yard, we were on high alert as forklifts and transport trucks whizzed by.  All of our rubber-necking came to a stop when we noticed a sweet-looking set of tires with big tread blocks without the flash of... Read more

    May 18, 2021

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    Perry Mack

    Tough Treads: Toyo Tires’ Open Country A/T III’s

    For many everyday drivers, tires are essentially just one component of their car or SUV that they don’t worry about until one or all of them need to be replaced. To off-road enthusiasts, however, they are a work of art, sculpted to perfection to... Read more

    Apr 5, 2021

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    Perry Mack

    How to Choose: The Best Off-Road Winter Tires

    Thick, wet snow and ice present different challenges than wheeling in summer, and choosing the best set of winter tires not only provides added traction and durability, but an added element of safety both on- and off-road. Your choice of winter... Read more

    Nov 17, 2020

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    Perry Mack

    Nitto Terra Grappler G2 AW

    Growing up Dad said, ‘You can’t have it all. Life is about making compromises.’ That might be true, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop trying to have it all. The trick with having a daily driver that is also a competent trail and overland rig... Read more

    Sep 16, 2020

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    Wes Kirk

    To Tuktoyaktuk on Toyo's

    Back in 2018, I started dreaming about driving up to Northern Canada after finding out about the new road being built between Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk. In my early 20’s I had made plans to drive all the way there on the ice roads, just camping out... Read more

    Aug 24, 2020

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    Brad Morris

    40” Strong: Cooper’s Discoverer STT Pros

    The 40” tire market has grown substantially and we like to think that 40” are the new 35”. There are only a handful of recognizable brands that offer an aggressive tread in this size, and we had a recent opportunity to put a set of Cooper... Read more

    Aug 10, 2020

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    Mathieu Godin

    Cooper Tires’ Discoverer AT3 4S: Tough on Dirt, Rocks and Snow

    Cooper Tires are known to offer some of the best tires for many off-road applications. The Discoverer AT3’s new lineup caught my attention and one model in particular – the Discoverer AT3 4S – seemed like a viable choice for my needs. Read more

    May 13, 2020

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    Perry Mack

    We Test: The Firestone Destination X/T

    We like to test new tires under relatively controlled circumstances with a back-up plan if something goes sideways. We literally mean – sideways. We like to start in medium difficulty terrain and conditions, and then steadily push the tires... Read more

    Mar 1, 2020


  • Pitbull Rocker vs Yokohama X-MT vs Falken AT3W Comparison

    We compare the strengths and weaknesses of all terrain, extreme mud terrain, and rock crawling tires on three rigs. Each tire has a place but is one in your garage? Which off-road rig and tire would you choose - the aggressive Pitbull Rockers, M+S... Read more

    Feb 17, 2020

  • Destination XT Tire Review & Winter Traction Test

    We like to test new tires, like these Firestone Destination X/T, under relatively controlled circumstances with a back-up plan if something goes sideways. We literally mean – sideways. Driving alone through a partial rockslide in the pouring... Read more

    Feb 13, 2020

  • General Grabber ATX Test and 20K Video Review

    We tested the General Tire Grabber ATX in the snow and rain rich mountains of British Columbia and in the dirt, mud and water at ICar in Quebec. In total we put 20,000 km on the tires so you get a full performance and durability review. Read more

    Feb 3, 2020

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