Dick Cepek Fun Country Radials - The New Fun CountryPosted in Product Reviews on November 27, 2013
Redesigning a popular tire can be a fairly risky endeavor for a tire company. It's costly to draw up the tire, build new molds, try different tread designs and rubber compounds, and complete testing before releasing a new tire to the public. Get something wrong (heaven forbid that it's aesthetics!), and tire sales can quickly plummet.
When it's your most popular selling tire, you have to make sure an updated version is a winner. Luckily for Dick Cepek, the new Fun Country—named after the original Dick Cepek radial that enthusiasts loved—is every bit better than the original. Currently running alongside the Radial F-C II, the new Fun Country picks up attributes from both the original Fun Country Radial and the Radial F-C II to produce a tire that lies in between an all-terrain and a mud-terrain. It offers high mileage with better traction than a typical all-terrain tire.
Dick Cepek tells us this new Fun Country is the most advanced tire the company has ever produced and unlike anything that has ever come before it. We're not surprised. We've had the chance to use these new tires and can tell you firsthand they perform like nothing offered in the past.
Make/model: Dick Cepek Fun Country radials
Mounted on: Pro Comp 16x8 aluminum wheels
Size on sidewall: 305/70R16
Load range: E
Max load: 3,525 pounds
Tire hardness: 65/100 on type A durometer @ 89.5 degrees F
Tread depth: 19/32
# Plies in sidewall: Three-ply polyester
# Plies in tread: Three-ply polyester, two-ply steel, one-ply nylon
Weight of tire: 63 pounds
Diameter: 32.2 inches
Width: 12.4 inches
Tread width: 10.2 inches
Size range: 31 to 37 inches tall for 15- to 20-inch wheels