Posted by Jason Locke on 5/20/2022 to Before you Buy
In the days of myths and legend, before the plague times in 2019, a wizened scribe wrote a historical epic digging deep into Hybrid Terrain Tires and why you may want to put them on your truck. A lot has changed in the nearly three years since that article came out in regards to hybrid tires. We've seen one of our most beloved Hybrid Tires get discontinued (RIP Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ P3), but we've also seen a lot more hybrid tires released. What's more interesting is that the line between Hybrid tires and "aggressive" all-terrain tires has gotten a lot more blurry, and many manufacturers are forgoing more classic All-Terrain designs for tread patterns with larger tread blocks, bigger voids, and chunkier shoulders than they had in the past. It's almost as if the first generation of Hybrid Terrain Tires (Baja ATZ, Falken Wildpeak A/T3W, Toyo Open Country R/Ts, Nitto Ridge Grapplers, etc.) have shifted the window on the entire light truck tire market in a pretty big way. If that is the case, what even is a hybrid tire in the year of our Lord 2022, and how do you find the right one for your truck?