If off-road capability alone is your tire performance requirement, then there’s no shortage of options. But if you want off-road capability as well as on-road comfort, verified four-season (including winter) traction, and an affordable price, the field narrows quite substantially.
The Nexen Roadian A/T Pro RA8 is a tire that uniquely meets all the above criteria. Nexen might not be the brand that you most associate with all-terrain tires, but given its positives, it’s no wonder the Roadian A/T Pro RA8 has become a top-rated favorite among TireBuyer.com 4x4 enthusiasts.
Here are 10 reasons to check out the Nexen Roadian A/T Pro RA8:
While the Roadian A/T Pro RA8 isn’t a full-fledged “mudslinger,” the range of integrated off-road tire technology isn’t to be sneezed at.
The Roadian A/T Pro features many legitimate Mud-Terrain Tire features:
Nexen rates the Roadian A/T Pro a “9” for off-road performance, which means it’s nipping at the heels of the far more purposeful, off-road Roadian MTX. (The Roadian MTX is Nexen’s flagship off-road tire.)
The Roadian A/T Pro RA8’s talents in tough conditions aren’t limited to just off-road environments. If you plan to use your all-terrain tires through true winter conditions, then the RA8 will back you up there as well.
Every size of the RA8 qualifies for Severe Snow Service. This means the tire meets the highest North American test criteria for snow traction, specifically.
The traction credential is signified by the 3-Peak Mountain Snowflake symbol on the tire sidewall.
(For more information, see What is the mountain snowflake symbol on a tire?)
“With 2000 miles down, these tires have exceeded my expectations in just about every category! Quiet, smooth, great traction, no hydroplaning and negligible change in my gas mileage. Actually, it’s on par with all season tires I had…these are similar in ride comfort and quietness.” – Nexen Roadian A/T Pro RA8 TireBuyer.com user review
Quietness and very limited, even unnoticeable street compromises are themes of RA8 user feedback. The RA8 is an all-terrain tire that won’t consistently remind you of its off-road capability as you go about your regular on-road travels, or lack for grip on wet roads either. The “multi-sequence tread design on the center and shoulder deliver optimal noise, wear, and drainage performance.” (NexenTireUSA.com)
(TireBuyer.com insight: This is the key characteristic that separates “streetable” all-terrain tires like the RA8 from their more hardcore mud-terrain counterparts, which are often quite vocal on paved surfaces. In most cases, mud-terrain tires are best reserved for those who require extreme off-road performance and/or atypical on-road durability requirements, like exceptionally heavy hauling duties.)
Speaking of on-road performance, the Roadian A/T Pro RA8 backs up its claims of street-worthiness with a 50,000-mile treadlife warranty. Leaving no doubt that the RA8 is built to perform on-road over the long-term.
(See Understanding your tire warranty for more information.)
“Big brother” Roadian MTX delivers some of the very highest load ranges on the market, but the Roadian A/T Pro RA8 is no slouch in this department either. If you require (or would prefer) uprated load capacity for hauling and/or towing, the Roadian A/T Pro RA8 is available in load range “E” in many popular tire sizes and specs.
(Load range is a measure of a tire’s maximum load capacity. For more information: What’s a tire ply rating?)
In the unlikely event of a flat tire or other tire failure, Nexen will back you up for up to 36 months post-purchase and install with complimentary Roadside Assistance.
Tow trucks aren’t cheap. We’d say this demonstrates Nexen’s confidence in the sturdiness and awesome reliability of the RA8.
Due to the enhanced tread/construction attributes that create the wide-ranging capabilities of all-terrain tires, you might expect to pay a “premium” price.
The Roadian A/T RA8 holds an advantage over most of its all-terrain competition in the pricing department, and might even be less expensive than your vehicle’s OE (Original Equipment) tires.
For example, in size LT265/70R17, the Roadian A/T Pro RA8 is nearly $200 less per set than leading alternative all-terrain tires.
(Check out the TireBuyer Coupons and Rebates page for even more potential savings.)
You won’t be “taking a flyer” on an unknown with the Roadian A/T Pro RA8. With over 100 reviews logged by discerning TireBuyer.com shoppers, the Roadian A/T Pro RA8 registers a 4.7/5 overall score.
Over 96% of user ratings are 4- or 5-star, and the Roadian A/T Pro RA8 scores well across the entire range of tire performance categories too.
With 55 sizes available, it’s likely the Roadian A/T Pro RA8 is an OE (Original Equipment) fit for your 4x4 and will save you the need to source an additional set of wheels.
Pick up the RA8 today, and we’ll deliver them free to your doorstep, or a preferred installer – typically with same-day or next-day service.
Have any questions about the Nexen Roadian A/T Pro RA8, or want to discuss additional all-terrain options for your 4x4? We love to talk tire. Give us a shout at 866-961-8668.