Hankook built the DynaPro ATM RF10 tires for both all-terrain and highway performance.
This article will review the capability of the ATM RF10 in both off-road and multi-weather conditions.
Review Highlights: The Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10 receives high marks with moderate snow and rain performance. Uniformity of tire quality grade receives low marks, resulting in under-performance for some tire sizes.
With minimal noise in the highway and a strong presence in snowy conditions, the Hankook DynaPro ATM RF10 is a high quality product.
Let’s review the multiple weather conditions to see how the RF10 does.
Winter And Snow Performance
Hankook offers the limited standard rating for mud and snow on the Dynapro, but these tires exceed expectations.
Traction and handling in light to moderate snow is excellent.
These tires truly excel in icy and snowy conditions. In fact, some consumers have even used these to plow snow with their trucks.
Cornering and steering is not an issue at all even in extreme weather conditions. The tires are light and we think these are even better than the General Grabber AT2’s.
Highway Performance And Noise
For the aggressive design of this tire, the quietness of driving on a paved road is exceptional at lower and high speeds.
It should be noted that compared to summer and street tires, noise levels will be elevated.
Almost all the consumers that tested this tire had even wear. We found that even after 50k+ miles, this tire was still pretty quiet on open roads.
Gravel And Rocky Performance
The durability shows when you drop the PSI levels down to cover some rocky terrain.
We found very few issues at all when driving over moderate sized rocks in West Texas.
At some points the tire would trip a bit on certain types of angled flat rock, but this was minimal.
One of the biggest complaints is the change in the tire tread pattern. The old model tires had a square shape that was more desirable, whereas the updated version has a round edge which seems to offer less grip.
With a tread rating of 560, and traction rating of A, the DynaPro RF10 met and exceeded expectations. On the surveyed, we found that they lasted well beyond the 85,000 miles for projected tread life.
At about 30-40 miles per hour there is slight noise that can be noticed, but as you accelerate they get more quiet.
The siping on this tire is excellent for rainy situations and moderate snow.
The quality of tread on this tire is superior to or comparable to most other tires in it’s class. A nice tread pattern extends onto the sidewall which provides a slight advantage for situations where puncturing could be an issue.
This tire is excellent when it comes to even wear across all tires if you purchase and drive them all new together.
Provided with each new set is a 6 year or 50,000 mile warranty (Whichever comes first).
A uniformity of tire wear warranty is also included for the first year of use or up to 2/32″ of tread wear.
A manufacturer road hazard and workmanship warranty are additionally included.
Note: Tires must be purchased after January 1st of 2019 to qualify.
Uniform Tire Quality Grade: There is no consistency with this tire, and only half receive the 560 AA or 560 AB rating.
Tread Depth: This number varies from 12.1/32″ to 16.5/32″ with no uniformity across tire sizes.
Availability: Currently this tire comes in 15 sizes, several of which have been updated and are no longer in production.
Vehicles Using This Tire Most
- Ford Explorer, F150, Bronco
- Dodge Ram 1500
- Mazda CX5, Navajo
- Chevrolet Tahoe, Silverado 1500, Colorado
- Toyota Tundra, Tacoma, 4runner, FJ cruiser
- Nissan Frontier, Xterra, Pathfinder
- Hummer H3
This tires comes in at the top of our list for a mid-size and full-size trucks or SUVs. If you want to spend more money you can get tires that are a bit more aggressive, but unless you are using these for serious work in a heavy winter environment, they will be satisfactory for typical drivers.