Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Cincinnati Ohio
Well, the criticism that Tire Rack surveys don't mean much because most everyone is a moron, is a really, really weak argument. Assuming it is true that most everyone is a moron, then the morons all cancel each other out and what is left is the knowledgeable persons who sway the results. Its a basic statistical fact. Anyone who has taken an intro course in statistics knows this. And, not to start something with you, but you and I are just two more people with opinions. And, if you ask one of those 1000 folks who answered that survey if their opinion about tires they actually own was as good as mine, or yours, on tires we might or might not own, they might just think it is. And, while I value my own opinion a lot, I don't know you from a load of coal (or a big brown dog). So, when you say that 1000 people responding to a survey who actually own the tires don't know what they are talking about, you lose anyone with a basic knowledge of statistics. The surveys are valid. Trust me on that. You may not like the results but the folks have voted with their credit cards and they are happy with their purchases.
Your comment about Ryan Seacrest shows that you do not really understand the difference between a recommendation and a survey. Reading the list of the top 10 AT's from the editorial staff of an off road magazine is like having Ryan tell you what to listen to. Seeing the top box office selling movie with the best customer reviews is like following a survey. You can't go through life seeing every movie to figure out which one to see. You have to pick one for Saturday night and if 600000 people saw it and liked it, it is a pretty good bet even though most people are morons.
OP: Still, no AT is worth a crap in the snow. And, my best snow rig has a set of AT's on it. (It is so good in the snow it doesn't need any special tire. K2500 Burb with posi front and rear. It will go anywhere. But, my wife's 03 Rubi needs the Blizzaks that are on it, and I can tell you there is not an aggressive tread tire that is even close).
03 Rubicon; 99 xj with too much stuff to list; Unimog 406 (gone)