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Less rocks thrown after replacing factory Sasquatch Goodyear tires?

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Almost every all terrain is going to throw rocks. The spacing of ATs are perfect for pebbles, hybrid tires or mud terrains will throw less rocks
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Once the Goodyears lose that "new tire stickiness", the amount of rocks thrown decreases pretty significantly.
Up through 500-600 miles was a friggin nightmare, but now at 4,500 I don't get many at all.
At 7k miles, and couldn’t disagree more.
 

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Picked up my first rock chip this weekend. I was following a SAS with the horrible Goodyears and - thwack! Instant rock chip. I will never follow another Bronco again, regardless of what tires they are running.
 

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I only had the Goodyears on for 205 miles before replacing them with Wildpeak AT3W’s and they lived up to their rock throwing reputation.
 

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I swapped mine out for Nitto Recon Grapplers at 150 miles. They seem like a nice tire so far. Every now and then I'll still hear a rock ping off the side of the car, which is why I got PPF. Now when I hear a rock ping, I don't cringe quite as hard.

The PPF and/or swapped tires definitely won't stop mud from splashing all over the doors 5 minutes after getting a car wash though. :)
 

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I switched to Nitto Recon Grapplers, and they don't seem to pick up rocks as much. But I think the tread is a little tighter.
 

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Picked up my first rock chip this weekend. I was following a SAS with the horrible Goodyears and - thwack! Instant rock chip. I will never follow another Bronco again, regardless of what tires they are running.
lol...I don't like following aggregate trucks, 18 wheelers, landscaping trailers etc...
 

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I have 400 miles on my bronco and multiple rock chips already. I've added mud flaps and side steps, but the rocks are still finding their way past them.
Which mudlfaps did you install?
 

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Nitto ridge grapplers are The best
Can confirm, I've taken them on loose dirt, gravel, mud, snow and this past weekend in the sand.
 

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I have non-sas so I can't compare. I will hear a single "ding" against my running boards when getting back onto the pavement, but after that it's just the noise of the wind from the hard top. I also have mud flaps (rokblokz).
 

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I am at 10K on the factory goodyears and they do not hold rocks near like they did when new. I am actually very happy with the tires. My cooper AT3's on my f-150 seem to hold more rocks than the territory MT now that ive gotten some wear on them. I also added mud flaps the day I brought the bronco home and have no rock chips.
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