Rugged-Terrain Tires

- Nov 18, 2020-



Here's the situation: you're looking for new tires for your off-roader and are debating between a strong mud-terrain or a reliable all-terrain. The mud-terrain has the aggressive prowess and strength you're looking for, but could you be happy with a fresh set of your current all-terrain tires?

Enter a new type: R/T (or rugged-terrain) tires. It's the best of both worlds.

The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) is on track to designating R/T tires as its own category due to high demand from manufacturers and consumers alike. In the meantime, while there are many variations of rugged-terrain tires, most manufacturers still keep them classified under the more traditional mud-terrain or all-terrain tire segments (for now).

But what exactly are rugged-terrain tires?

Rugged terrain, sometimes referred to as rough terrain or R/T tires are also known as hybrid-terrain tires: essentially a combination of an all-terrain and a mud-terrain tire. They offer a win-win situation for any SUV, truck or even crossover owner who wants that burly look and feel without having to give up too much ride comfort and road noise.

As a bonus, R/T tires come in a variety of sizes across most manufacturers so you can modify your vehicle to your heart’s content.

Since R/T tires aren’t their own category yet, you would normally would have to do some research to find them—if we didn’t already do the work for you! At NAMA tire, we know a thing or two about which tires are suited for your truck.


NAMA refers to rugged-terrain as hybrid-terrain because it truly is a mix of the intimidating features of an M/T and the comfort of an A/T. The Ridge Grappler combines the best features of NAMA’s mud-terrain and all-terrain products to give your truck a tire that’s well balanced for off-road adventuring and highway cruising.

If you’d like to learn more about R/T tires, stop by NAMA Website today and we’ll get you taken care of!