Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10 Review

Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10 Review
Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10 Review

Finding the right tires to replace your OEM tires can be an expensive proposition if you own an a light truck or SUV. These tires can be expensive if you don’t do your homework. If you don’t do a lot of off-road driving and are just looking for an easy and affordable way to replace your OEM tires, then the Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10 model is an ideal choice.

Hankook is one of the largest tire manufacturing companies in the world and is based in Seoul, South Korea. They provide tires to virtually all of the major car manufacturers around the world, in addition to producing OEM batteries, alloy wheels and brake pads. They have plants in South Korea, China and Hungary, and they sell products in more than 180 countries around the world.

When you buy a Hankook tire, you are getting one that a lot of other companies have faith in, and that should mean something to you. The Hanko Dynapro ATM RF10 is available in both LT and P metric sizes.

Sometimes it can be hard to find the right tire for an SUV or crossover vehicle, especially if you aren’t doing a lot of off-roading. You don’t need the thick tread or massive traction that off-roading requires, so by choosing a tire like the Hanko Dynapro ATM RF10, you will be able to get a much better ride and fuel economy.

Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10 Review Negatives?

Unfortunately, the Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10 does not come with a tread warranty, though it does come with a five-year materials and workmanship warranty in case of manufacturers defect like tread separation for example. With the average tire in this range lasting anywhere from 30,000 to 60,000 miles, you should expect to get several years’ worth of driving out of this model, as long as your tires are properly inflated and rotated regularly, and you are not carrying a particularly heavy load. Staying on-road will also help prolong the life of these or any tires.

Buy or Don’t Buy?

The most common reason why people buy the Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10 is price, but don’t be fooled by the low cost. They’re really a good tire. These are extremely common tires, used by millions of drivers, and although they don’t have anything particularly exceptional to offer, they are good quality and come with a five-year workmanship and materials warranty. For people who are looking for affordable, all-terrain tires that will last in the neighborhood of 40,000 miles, these are a good choice for a daily driver.


31 Replies to “Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10 Review”

  1. Hey Joe I drive a 2006 GMC Sierra 1500 4×4 and I am debating between the Cooper Discoverer AT/3 or the Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10. I am just wondering if you could give me some advice on which of these tires I should buy. Thanks so much!

  2. Hi Jared,

    I’m really liking the Cooper’s these days. I have a couple of customer’s trucks that run them in a very harsh environment and they’ve been holding up very well.

  3. Hi Jared,

    I drive a 2008 Jeep Wrangler Sahara and am looking for new tires in deed. I heard about the Hankook brand from another Jeep Wrangler owner. Thus far I am pleased with the reviews about this brand. I am
    also researching the Silent Armor tires by Wrangler. Any opinion which is a better tire for the p
    rice and long-term durability?
    Thank your for your time,

  4. Hi Tasha,

    I like the Hankook better. I see the Silent Armor’s not lasting long on a regular basis.

  5. Hi Joe, I am needing to replace tires on my 06 Trailblazer. Have been comparing prices but also want to get a good tire. I have bought Michelin’s in the past but my budget just won’t stretch that far. Is the Hankook at good alternative for me?

  6. Hi Joe

    I bought a set of four used (1 1/2 years old) Hankook Dynapro ATM tires, in great shape from a neigbour, for $40.00! They are P225/70R16 101T M&S radials. The tires on my Toyota Tacoma SR5 4X4 Double Cab are Michelin P245/75R16, the size the manufacturer recommends.
    Can these used Hankook tires be used on my vehicle? Will I need to buy new rims because of the difference in tire specs?

    Thanking you in advance!
    Dave Michaud

  7. Hi David,

    I don’t think I would be inclined to install smaller tires then what came stock. It will probably throw the speedometer off a little, and lower the trucks ability to carry loads up to the maximum gross vehicle weight.

    If you do decide to go this route, I don’t see any problem with installing on the stock rims.

  8. Hi Joe:

    Thank you for your quick response to my e-mail. I figured they would affect my speedometer reading somewhat. I bought them for winter driving due to their more aggressive tread pattern. Any other comments would be much appreciated.


  9. Hello Joe,

    I have a 2008 Nissan Pathfinder S (2-wheel drive) that currently has a set of Wrangler Duratrek MS (245/75r16) on them. I bought these tires looking for something for daily street driving that would also get us through some light snow and fire roads in the local mountains. Unfortunately, these tires have cupped very badly and the road noise is horrible. I am looking for something that is quite, would hold up (not cup) and would still get us off road a little as we like to go camping a lot. Would the Hankook Dynopro ATMs be a good choice or do you have another suggestion?


  10. Hi Craig,

    I’m surprised to hear about Duratracs cupping, that’s pretty unusual. There’s a lot of good feed back for the Hankooks. I wouldn’t worry about them cupping either. I’m partial to the Cooper AT3 myself. Whichever one I could get the best price on, is the one I’d probably buy.

  11. Hi Joe,
    I am looking for a set of tires for my 2006 F250 Super Duty extended cab. I mostly drive in the winter and use it for plowing my driveway so I am looking for a tire that is very good in the snow but not a snow tire what would you recommend?


  12. Hi Joe:

    A mechanic told me that I could use my original steel rims but my Hankook tires could affect my abs and set off some sensors….maybe. I this true?


  13. Joe,

    I’m deciding a new set of tires for my Ram Quad 4×4. Tire dealer quoted me some prices the cheapest being on a set of Cordovan Wild Trac LTR Max. The Dynapro was about $20 more per tire.

    This isn’t a daily driver, but does get some work from time to time and spends about half it’s miles on gravel. The last set of Extreme Attitudes didn’t hold up well.

    Which you suggest between the two referenced above and why?



  14. Hi Tom,

    I don’t know anything about the Cordovan tire. I looked at their company website to determine the country of origin and couldn’t find it, based on that alone, I wouldn’t use them.

  15. Have a 2000 4Runner SR5 4WD. Running Michelin LTX M/S (265/70/R16). The are too expensive now. Which is a better replacement Hankook Dynapro HT RH12 or the Cooper Discoverer HTP? Will need to run in the Denver snow.

  16. Joe I Have a 1999 Dodge 1500 2wd Quad cab 360 moter. I get very bad Mileage with Bridgestone Dueler HT 684 II 245/75R16. I can use 2 sizes. I would like to get better Mileage. I want to go Back to P225 /75R16XL for Better Mileage. I Put HD Monroe Sensa Trac Shocks W/Springs on Rear. I do pull a Heavy Trailor sometimes in summer. 98% of the Time City & HWY Driving. I am Looking at 2 Tires.
    Would Hankook Dynapro ATM or BF Goodrich Long Trail Be a Better Tire for this Truck or would you Recommend something else. I do Live in Iowa. Would Appreciate Your Professional Opinon.

    Thank You

  17. Hi Craig,

    The BFG is probably going to give you better fuel mileage because it’s tread pattern is more like a highway tire than the Dynapro. I like BFG’s, or Michelin for ride, low noise and good tread life.

  18. I have a 03 Chevrolet 2500HD 4×4 that I’m looking to put tires on. It is not a daily driver but gets driven on and off-road, also we drive on the beach Nags Head NC. Is the Hankook Dynapro atm gonna be a good tire for the driving I do? 305 70 r16 is the size I would use.

  19. In May 2010 I bought Goodyear Duratracs for my wife’s 05 Jeep Liberty. A bit of an overkill for a Liberty but they’ve been a great tire, although a bit noisy. She puts about 38 miles a day commuting to and from work. Before winter of 2016-17 comes around I’ll have to replace them and I’m thinking of the Dynapro ATM or Goodyear Wrangler Adventure AT, if either is available in 225-75-16 or I think the optional size is 235-70-16. Need a tire for a daily driver with good traction for the occasional snow we get in the high deserts of northern Nevada. My wife has one hill to climb with about a 500ft gain in elevation and the hill does get icy.
    Regarding Duratracs cupping, the one’s I have are showing some feathering even though I’ve cross rotated every other oil change which means the tires are rotated every 6,000 to 8,000 miles so I can’t complain since they pushing 40,000 miles

  20. Just another quick question:
    What is your opinion on putting nitrogen in tires? I know NASCAR does it, airlines do it as well in commercial jets. Tire shops that I’ve spoken to don’t provide the service but many auto repair shops do for about $10-15 per tire.

  21. I think a group of automotive equipment manufacturers were sitting around one night drinking beer trying to figure out a way to make more money and some genius said “nitrogen” “that’s it”. “We’ll sell equipment to the shops at 6 grand a unit and we’ll be in tall cotton in no time”.

    If you’re running your car at 200 mph. Yes. If you’re flying your 40 million dollar jet. Yes. If you run a fleet of trucks a million miles a year, yes. If you drive a car or light truck, No.

    One of the selling points I’ve read is the tire doesn’t lose pressure like a tire filled with air. That is pure bullshit. I check every tire for pressure before doing an alignment and I find those filled with Nitrogen low on pressure all the time.

  22. Snow and ice? I’d stay with the Duratrac. It has better grip than the other two tires you mentioned because it’s winter rated and the other tires you’re talking about aren’t.

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