Federal mud tyre
I had these on my car 33x12.5x15 when I brought it, they were a 7 year old tyre then and didn't have much life left but they used to get the death wobbles real bad until it wobbles my wheel nuts loose and near wore my studs off. I recently had a sidewall blow out in a comforser so I changed it to the federal again as my spare and it got the death wobbles again so I thought change it onto my rim from the comforser to match the rest and get it rebalanced will stop it from getting the wobbles I was wrong it made it worse I brought a new comforser asap to be done with the federal
Actually a very good tyre and even more so at the price point.
I have fitted these to my V8 Jeep Grand Cherokee. This car is used for heavy trail work including a rock clay mud and bog holes and the rest of a time it is daily driven or towing our caravan so it is truly used in all conditions.
Considering how aggressive they are I find they have relatively little noise have little tread squirm and don't really present any other issues on wet or dry tarmac. I've taken these off-road on very Rocky and shaily tracks and give them a very hard time and I've torn no chunks of them either. Considering they cost me half what my BFG km3 cost I can't believe how good these tires have actually been.
Purchased in April 2019 for A$165.00.
Great tyres. I had them in a 285/75r16 on a Toyota Landcruiser 80 series. Went absolutely everywhere I tried to go, they really surprised me on more than one occasion. They are quite noisy but for an aggressive mud tyre they are still pretty quiet. Outstanding in mud and sand. And can't complain on the bitumen either.
Purchased in July 2014.
waste of money
waste of money....they will form bubbles on them after a few years i have lost 2 now...they need to be held accountable bad tires going to end up killing someone
Purchased in April 2016 for A$1,100.00.
Great traction but weak tire
35x12.5r15 great tire offroad hardly ever got stuck however i have noticed that the tires have started cracking a lot. One was my drive tire just on the ligs though this one was quite worn, but i had a brand new one it sat in the back of my car as a spare and was protected from all elements i put it on the back when i got a flat not even 1000kms ago and it has cracks all through in between the tread will not be buying them again.
I've used these tires for four and a half years.
I will definitely be buying these tires again, for the price they are great. I've never been stuck anywhere with these tires yet"I've tried". I've run them now through 4 Pennsylvania winters "great snow traction". I do highway driving but a lot of off-road driving. After 4 years of use they're about half tread or maybe a little bit less. I don't put many miles on my truck, I have estimated I put at least 15,000 miles on the tire so far. They do get noisy as they wear, plus I was lazy and didn't rotate them every three to five thousand miles. I think I've only rotated them once and they're still holding up great, minimal cupping in front.
Good for the price
Federal Couragia 285 x 75 x 16 (M/T)...Purchase these for 2002 Mitsubishi Challenger with 2 inch lift. About 30% cheaper than major brands was the reason I purchased them. Travelled 80% bitumen 20% off road. Don't kid yourself they are a muddy so are going to be noisier than A/T on bitumen but not so noisy that you wouldn't buy them. They were a little slippery on wet bitumen but not enough to be unsettling. Great on rocks when off road, good on sand. Didn't try in real mud though. Ended up doing 60,000ks on them before selling then car. I would say they still had 10,000 k's left on them. No problems with balancing and no failures.
If you're on a tight budget highly recommended.
Best mud tyres I have ever used
Tyres are very durable, they will outlast the tyres that came with the car from the factory. They have had impressive, impact on the performance of my vehicle. Maybe a little more slippery in the wet and enormous amounts of traction on dirt, rocks and mud. As mentioned, they are also extremely quiet on the road for such an aggressive tyre.
Perfect hardcore tyre
275/65R18, under a 3" Bilstein & Lovell lift - About 1/2 way down on them just after 15-18,000K's, be nice to get 40K out of them, but they are one if not the most aggressive mudder out there, and you're never getting good longevity. For mudders, they are amazing in the slop, in the dry or tar, awesome on gravel and dirt, but pretty scary on the wet blacktop.
Noise? What bloody noise? The only noise mine make are when I'm reversing from the garage, over 20kph and they're silent. Yep, silent. Don't care what others think or believe, this is my ...
These tires are VERY unsafe
I bought these tires to try them out after having Toyos... My Toyos only got around 40k miles out of them, so I thought I'd give them a try since soft mud tires don't last very long. I'm now about 10k miles into the new tires, and I've had MAJOR belt separation on not one steering tire, but both of them. I was going down the highway and the truck slowly started to shake until it was unbearable. At first I thought it was just due to a wheel weight coming off the rim, but when I pulled over, I saw a huge bulges in both front tires. These have not...been rotated, so they did not even take pressure of that of a drive tire. Also, my alignment was dead on, so that is not the issue either. When I took the truck to the shop to have them replaced, the techs told me that they have seen this issue numerous times from these Federal tires. Federal needs to be held accountable for this and reimburse their customers for these garbage tires! I filed a complaint with the NTHSA as well about this issue.
Awesome off-road, low k's though
Tires shine in the dirt and on the tracks. Stated off quiet but after about 7000 k's they started getting noisy.
At about 15000k's now and they are wearing out fast. (About 50%)
For The price though if you're looking for a second set of tyres for off road only these are great. Can really feel them climbing walls and digging in in the mud.
Tyres did 45,000 km no punctures.
About to buy second set, good price compared to others, half the time your paying for a name and tread patterns, these tyres are the real deal.
Mine do work and play and there best m/t I have used so far cant bring myself to pay for tyres that I punish.
Not a bad tyre, but not a brilliant one either. Really noisy on the black top but really good in mud, snow and rocky terrains! They are a soft tyre but I would've liked to have get a few more Km's out of them than what I did 31,000 km's is not real good, apart from that I can't fault them!
Belts separated. No US support
After 8k miles all 4 tires had cracking. One had belt separation and a huge bulge developed. Tried to contact Federal Tyre and there is no US support. Called companies that sell this tire but none would help me get in contact with the manufacturer. Was consistently told the dealers purchase these from third party distributors and manufacture contact was not available. NHSTA has recall info on the Federal AT but there is not one yet on the MT. Save your money. Cheap price, very poor quality.
Wearing very fast, they dont last long, not worth it.
Dont waste your money on these tyres
I have had these tyres on now for about 1000ks and I must say they are pretty quiet (only when new though) The nice hum they give is not at all loud or disturbing, in fact I can still easily hear my wife telling me how to drive (not sure if this is a good thing tho!).
UPDATE 3/8/2016!!!!! only done 30,000 ks and they are shot, need replacing
The steering on them is initially excellent, they look great, perform well in the wet(only when new), and stop very well.
UPDATE 3/8/2016!!!!! not much tread ...left these tyres wear so fast, in the snow very slippery,no traction. After coming from an all terrain tyre to a MT tyre such as these I was apprehensive, but I have regrets, they perform actually better than my last set of all terrain tyres(Only when New),
OK so far
I only use them for off road driving. They work very well in th mud. Tends to move around on loose gravel road though. Clay tends to stick in the grip and not self eject, but what tyre would get rid of clay? A little noisy on the road to get to the tracks.
Great tyre in general mud conditions
Does clay self eject?
Questions & Answers
How strong are the side wall of this tyre?
From memory the side walls were a 3 ply. I did some rock crawling with these tyres and spun the wheels several times on a particular trip causing some scaring on the side walls. The tyres stood up well with no failures. I have a different rig now and different tyres as well to make a comparison. At this point I would say the federal are the best value for money tyre around.
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