Bridgestone Dueler AT Revo 3 vs Goodyear Wrangler Adventure

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Whether you’re driving a commercial truck or a recreational vehicle, both the Bridgestone Dueler AT Revo 3 and the Goodyear Wrangler Adventure have been designed to provide superior traction and handling. With their cutting-edge tread compounds they deliver excellent performance on a variety of terrains. Though still on some one does better than the other. Let’s check them out!

Goodyear Wrangler
Goodyear Wrangler Adventure is one of the least aggressive A/T tires you can get.

In my expert opinion as a tire engineer, the Goodyear Adventure gives you a more desirable results on pavements, in terms of traction (in both wet and dry conditions), and gives superior comfort as well as tread life. The Bridgestone Dueler A/T on the other hand, features superior off-road traction capabilities, and supplies better winter performance. Moreover, off the two, this tire is also more fuel efficient, relatively, as well.

Sizes Available

Goodyear Wrangler Adventure Kevlar, comes in 15 to 20 inches, having following specs:

  • Speed ratings: R, S, T and H.
  • Load ratings: SL, XL, C and E.
  • Weight range: 34 to 60 lbs.
  • Tread depth: 12/32″ or 15/32″.
  • Ratings: 3PMSF and M+S.
  • Warranty: 60k for all sizes.

On the other side, the Bridgestone Dueler Revo 3 comes with following.

  • Sizes: 16 to 20 inches rims.
  • Speed ratings: S, R, and T.
  • Load ratings: SL, C and E only.
  • Weight range: 30 to 60 lbs.
  • Tread depth range: 12/32″ to 16/32″.
  • Not rated with 3PMSF.
  • Warranty: 60k for P-Metric only.

Tread Appearance

Starting form the Dueler Revo 3. This tire gives you a 4 rib design.

Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 3
Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 3 comes with bigger lugs full of tread features in the middle, compared to its shoulders.

The tire features 2 really fat ribs in the middle, carrying a single uniquely shaped block. Though there are a lot of stuff going on them.

These lugs have a combination of rectilinear and interlocking sipes, have saw-toothed edges on the outer edges (on both sides), and in-groove notches providing additional biters.

And where all of these supply this tire with off-road traction, their wider structure and placed connectors in grooves (joining lugs together longitudinally), account for above average on road grip and stability as well.

Though with their longitudinal alignment, less sideways evacuation occurs on this tire. And shoulders with a even more packed up structure isn’t helping that.

Though these (shoulders) still have notches facing the middle lugs, and each block is staggered on itself on the outer edges.

On the other side, the Goodyear Wrangler Adventure also features a very on-road oriented structure.

Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure
Goodyear Wrangler AT Adventure is more packed up, and it shows.

In the middle, the 3 ribs form very streamlined 4 vertical channels, where the outer two are slightly wider and carry multiple stone ejectors in between, forming very efficient self cleaning tread.

The central most rib has lugs joined up to each other, and full depth sipes allowing for directional grip in various weather conditions.

Whereas the surrounding ribs with greater number of biting edges supply traction on mild off-road tracks.

The shoulder lugs are also designed for multiple terrains as well.

They are the biggest out of all, and carry the most sipes on them.

And just like the Dueler A/T, each of it’s lug is staggered and they join together on sides forming V shaped pattern, (yet there aren’t any proper sidewall lugs seen on this tire).

Dry Grip And Handling

Dry grip and directional grip signify a tire’s ability to maintain traction on a straight path, that’s why it gets calculated through braking distances.

Having said that, out of both tires, the Goodyear Wrangler Adventure features shorter stopping distances on average (during testing).

Stopping distance is the direct measure of this type of grip.

The tire basically allows for greater contact patch to connect with the surface, and it’s longitudinally aligned central ribs, delivers a better streamlined structure (for rolling in a straight line, on highways).

In comparison, the Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 3 comes with wider grooves. It’s central most area (which makes the most contact with the road, while rolling straight), is more voided in comparison. So naturally its grip is not as impressive.

Though in the handling department, both tires offer very similar results, with their equally available tread-prints from the shoulders and steering response.

Handling gets calculated with the help of lateral G forces.

Wet Performance

Out of both tires, the Goodyear Adventure features a more desirable wet grip, and resistance to hydroplaning.

It presents a slightly more open shoulder area, with wider tread voids, allowing for (larger quantity of) water to leave out in the lateral direction, (along with longitudinal).

And more water getting out through the grooves, mean less would be there for the sipes to wipe off. Sipes soak up remaining water particles in their slits, and spray them out later, as the tire rolls over.

Moreover, the Wrangler A/T Adventure also features more (in number) siping, and have a softer compound, so slits flex in a better way when sucking water particles, compared to Bridgestone Dueler AT Revo 3.

Fuel Efficiency

Fuel usage is directly proportional to rolling resistance, which is dependent on the tire’s structural weight, and tread compound.

Although both these tires weighs almost the same, (across all their sizes), you’d still get to see a better fuel efficiency on Bridgestone Dueler AT Revo 3, thanks to its stiffer tread composition.

Basically with a firmer compound, its tread blocks don’t bend as much with the tire braking/cornering, so less energy gets wasted in to that, and more is directed towards rolling the tire.

In comparison, the Wrangler Adventure is more prone to that, with its malleable tread composition.

Tread Noise

Noise is mostly generated with the flow of air particles coming in the tread and hitting the walls.

And since they enter the tire from the shoulder lugs, the Bridgestone Dueler A/T with it’s continuous running outer ribs restrict a lot of that air to come in.

The Goodyear Wrangler Adventure on the other side, features greater lateral gaps between its shoulders, so in this tire’s case the air particles have less overall hurdles, and they easily come in, and strikes around with greater impact, generating louder noise waves.

Moreover, it’s softer compound also creates a larger amount of groove resonance (which in simpler terms can be explained as echoing of the noise within the tread).

Tire Toughness

The rugged nature of challenging terrains and the presence of sharp objects in them, require off-road tires to be built with durability, as a top priority. And to meet this requirement, a vast majority of these tires incorporate cut-resistant rubber and deep tread voids.

But since both of them carry that features, which one is stronger can only be explained by their internal construction.

Both tires, although feature a 2 polyester casings, and wide steel belts on top, the Goodyear Adventure gives out better toughness with Kevlar reinforcements, and belts having 30% more steel in them (in case of LT sizes).

Moreover, the tire also offers 2 polyamide cap plies, whereas the Dueler Revo 3 only has a single layer on the very top (just underneath the tread’s rubber).

Off Road Traction

Navigating rugged paths requires varying skills for each terrain type, so that’s why I analyzed both these boys, separately, in all of the following challenging conditions.

Muddy Trails

Less aggressive off-road tires get to face a lot of challenges on muddy terrains, due to their limited voided structure. Their narrower groove retain more mud particles, leading to packing, and reduced traction.

Having said that, it makes sense why with a more on-road oriented structure, the Goodyear AT Adventure lacks here overall.

On Sand

On sandy terrains, keeping forward momentum going, is very challenging, though having a tire with better contact patch helps, along with lowering air pressure.

That’s why the Dueler AT Revo 3 comes out better, on this terrain too.

It although offers similar structural weight (on average), it still manages to supply greater rubber to sand connection, thanks to its sidewall lugs, which spread out by reducing air pressure PSI.

On sand, you always improve your traction, by lowering the overall air pressure PSI. I talked about this subject in more detail here:

Rocky Tracks

Rocky terrains include two, dirt/gravel and climbing rocks. And in both the Bridgestone Dueler A/T has the upper hand.

The gravely tracks require self cleaning of the tread, so sharp stone may not sink in, which causes both damage, and compromises on overall traction. And Bridgestone AT Revo 3 with stronger cut resistant rubber, and voided tread provides better values.

And for climbing rocks, besides a lot more biters, the tire offers serrated shoulders (each lug is staggered on itself), and sidewall lugs, and they both supply for greater grip, especially with reduced air pressure.

The Goodyear Adventure on the other hand, lacks in providing decent biters and is missing with sidewall lugs, so it’s overall performance in both rocky terrain scenarios gets to be more limited, relatively.

Winter Traction

Winter performance has very different terrain challenges. There’s multiple types of deep as well as light snow tracks, and of course, there’s ice as well, where you need a ton of biters.

The Bridgestone Dueler AT Revo 3 is although not graded with 3 peak mountain snowflake rating, its still able to perform better in this department, considering all terrain types.

But why is that? Well because this rating is not everything.

For Your Info: The 3pmsfs is often mistaken other performance factors like lateral traction and grip on snow, where it just show the acceleration capability. It tells that it’s acceleration is 25% better than then average all season tire.

The Revo 3 tire’s grooves effectively connects snowflakes with others by trapping in the particles while the excess snow gets funneled out of the tire without any resistance.

The Goodyear Adventure on the other hand, lacks in providing as much snow grabbing abilities.

To Sum Up

Let’s sum things up here.

The Bridgestone Dueler AT Revo 3 although lacks in the highways performance section, with limited traction and steering response, the tire makes up for it on (mild) rugged tracks.

Moreover, despite having 3PMSF rating, it also features superior winter traction.

Goodyear Wrangler Adventure on the other side, does greater on highways, though lacks in the fuel department, and has almost on part tread life.

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