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Stupid tire names...
#1
Very off-the-wall topic, but sometimes I can't believe the corny and juvenile names some tire manufacturers put on thier products.
Goodyear "Wrangler", and "Eagle"...those are ok I suppose
Firestone "Firehawk" works too.
Goodrich "TA Radial" is a classic.
Even Cooper "Cobra" isn't too bad...

But "Ground Grappler" or "Dyna Trail Boss" is stupid. "Track Blaster" is moronic and "Ultra Commando VTX" sounds like a GI Joe accesory.

I have refused to buy some bargain-priced tires over the years, and usually based only on what they were named.
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#2
The local 'Discount Tire' brand was 'Road Hugger'. Great tire, cheap and soft rubber. Didn't last more than 10K of hard driving. Smile

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#3
Firestone ... wide oval Huh
I think I want round tires
Firestone... wide roundies Tongue
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#4
Wide Oval's always made sense to me, but i guess cause there was a lot of oval tracks close by Wink

I don't think Commando name ever worked for anything but gi joe type stuff..lol.. Dodge" Chrysler" tried to name some of its popular power house motors Commando's, Failed. variants of which included the Golden Commando and SonoRamic Commando...lol None of them stuck.
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#5
Kumho <----rofl Yeah, I want THESE!
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#6
Kumho makes good tires for a good price. Thier name does however get giggles.
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#7
Like Hankook, I've had really good luck with them on our daily drivers, but.. Hankook?
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#8
Kit Sullivan;190898 Wrote:"Track Blaster" is moronic

That's why they make it - to sell to riceburners Wink

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#9
I always like the small RWL tires on our cars like the Goodyear polyglass GT and the Firestone Wide Oval. They look right on our cars but reproduction's are too expensive for my taste and I like tires I can actually drive on. My car is no Trailer queen and after driving on radial tires I could never go back to Bias Ply regardless of how great they look.

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#10
Nitto's "Grappler" series tires are hugely successful off road tires. They started with the Terra Grappler, then the Mud Grappler, Trail Grappler, Dune Grappler, etc.

Some of my favorite off road tires:
  • Interco Super Swamper
  • Interco Super Swamper Bogger
  • Maxxis Monster Mudder
  • Buckshot Gumbo Mudder
  • Denman Ground Hawg
  • General Tire Grabber
  • Big-O Bigfoot
  • Cooper Discoverer

The dumbest one I just now saw, "Nexen Roadian." WTF is that?

My wife's car has some Arizonian tires currently. Goofy sounding name, but they have so far been great tires for her car (and the price was good, too).

mrmach1;218863 Wrote:I always like the small RWL tires on our cars like the Goodyear polyglass GT and the Firestone Wide Oval. They look right on our cars but reproduction's are too expensive for my taste and I like tires I can actually drive on. My car is no Trailer queen and after driving on radial tires I could never go back to Bias Ply regardless of how great they look.

Totally agree with the RWL tires on our models. I guess I'm more old school when it comes to muscle cars. Give me chrome wheels and RWL 50- or 60-series tires all day.

Eric

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