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Old 08-16-2011, 08:15 PM   #1
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would you guys be interested if I wrote a nice thorough review of the Falken WilD Peak A/t ( rocky mountain ats) tires? I ordered a set of the 32x11.5R15 in my quest for a good compromise a/t tire that does well both on the road, beach and trail. They are still very new so there really isnt too much written on them. So if you guys are interested I would like to do a good review on what i think of them. If no ones interested i dont wanna waste my time, so let me know. Im gonna drive them on all sorts of terrains and conditions with different driving styles as well. The guys at JK experience tested them and like them but they were with Falkon so it was a bit biased I assume

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Old 08-17-2011, 11:39 AM   #3
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screw it, ill write one up anyway someone will read it
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write away sir!

I hear they do pretty good off-road
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I was waiting for ya to just step right on up to the plate!

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Old 08-20-2011, 12:28 PM   #6
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Definitely let us know. Before I got my used set of Bridgestones I was looking into a set of these tires.
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:27 AM   #7
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these look like the bridgestone APT IV that sears sells. here is a pic, the Bridgestones have a 60k warranty for the pmetric and a 50k warranty on the LT. something to think about.


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these look like the bridgestone APT IV that sears sells. here is a pic, the Bridgestones have a 60k warranty for the pmetric and a 50k warranty on the LT. something to think about.
true but the falkon has a slightly more aggressive and deeper tread pattern and there is a 50k warranty as well. PLus the sidewalls as supposed to be really tough
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oh i didnt know they came with a warranty, lol i even work at sears auto thats why i mentioned the duelers, but guess that showshow much i sell those lol. well how do you like them?
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i only ordered them 5 days ago.

Actually the Bridgestone Dueler A/T is one of the tires i will compare them to. My dad runs them on his tacoma
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They got a great review in 4WD magazine. They are a bit pricy but supposed to be excellent all around tire.
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They got a great review in 4WD magazine. They are a bit pricy but supposed to be excellent all around tire.
not too bad. they are less than the BFG of equivalent size. the y are around $160 a tire with free shipping and stems and the warrantee cert. They ran $950 for everything from discount tire
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i noticed you got some mud action in your avatar!, how do these tires do in the mud?
unless that pic was from earlier on..
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i noticed you got some mud action in your avatar!, how do these tires do in the mud?
unless that pic was from earlier on..
yeah it was today. well tonight. tackled nud like a champ. almost done with my little write up. gonna do more rocks saturday and some sand in early october.

Honestly couldnt be happier with them thus far. I went through thicker mud and deeper puddles than my friend with duratraks with out problems he had
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So here we go...

The Falken Wild peak A/t and rocky mountain ATS are virtually the same tire. same tread, specs, evrything except different sidewall. I decided to spend the extra few bucks and go with the 32x11.50R15 wild peaks, cus the sidewall looked pretty sick. i orders them from Discount Tire Direct for $750 for all 4 tires, warranty certificate and new stems. Free shipping too. The wild peaks from them are $164 each while the Rocky mountains are $159. Like i said though they are the same tire just different sidewalls. keep in mind that is cheaper than the BFG a/t by about 20 bucks and Bridgestone dueler A/T's in 31''s by about 50 bucks. Just at first glance the tread pattern is very similar. because they seem to be the most similar in design The dueler will be my base of comparison to the falken, plus many are familiar with it. Plus my dad runs them on his taco so i have first hand experience.

heres the Falken (wildpeak in pic but same tread as Rocky mountain ats)...


and heres the dueler...


I am comparing 31x10.50R 15'' for a common size comparison. at first glance they are both very similar. In fact though the siping n the falken is wider and deeper. The tread is very similar too although the falken's is deeper at 17/32 vs the duelers 16/32 inch depth. Both have C load ratings as well as a 109s speedrating which is much better than you'll ever need driving a jeep. Both are real strong too. in fact the falken is made with thier 6-ply.

before I get into some terrain ill answer some common tire questions...

Are they loud? NO. these tires are very quite, yes they are an AT so they do have some sound but unless you kill the enigine on a smooth quite road with the windows open and radio off you aint hearing anything. The duelers i can hear humming from the truck cab.

Hows the value? Excellent value. Much cheaper than the duelers and BFG at's both very comparable to the falken and in some ways the falken is much better.


How are they as an offroad/ onroad tire? thats what they are made for so frankly they rock, below i will go into detail about each terrain. i wated to ahve some pics here but cant get em on, so ill add them later.

Street: these thigs are sweet on road. No problem on dryroads, wet roads, or i would assume snowy roads. (havent seen snow since i bought em). no slipping and just grab the road like a magnet. I drive it agresvily too.

Dirt (easy offroad); No problems here either they grab grass and soil easily as well as gravel just like on pavement.

Mud: i was real surprised the first time i sent through some deep water puddles and thick mud. never got stck once and better yet very little clogging of tethe tread and i never aired down. my friend on duratraks got stuck.

Sand: right at home on sand. I air down from the regualr psi of 36 to about 14 depending on how soft the beach but yet to be stuck. they float as well as you will see with an at, very much like the old bridgestone dueler at, which my dad has ran for 10 years f beach driving w.o getting stuck.

Rocks: ok rocks ae fine, but big boulders and sheet rocks are okay too, i did almost get stuck but only becasue i was slipping on one side, at a low seed, went faster and i got out no problem the tires grabbed fine. also with lockers i wouldve had no problem.

Thats all for now. any questions just ask. ill add more to it as i can plus pics


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