08 DC OR TP, the original RT tires I was able to squeeze 45K miles out of. I went for some Pepboy's Dakota tires, got two good ones and two bad ones, got a full refund. Went down the street and ordered in a set of Hankook P265/75/16's. Look good, ride good, except between 55-70 MPH. At these speeds the truck steering wheel shakes back and forth like un-balanced tires. Not real bad mind you but I figure a full set of $800 worth of tires should ride like glass at all speeds. Took it back today after work and they only have an hour until they close at 6 PM. Only had time to do two on the road force machine, the front two. I only was able to get to 60 MPH on the way home due to 2 million other vehicles on the road and it is now WORSE than before. The first time they did do the lug centric balance as they knew I had issues with the Pep-boy's tires and they also know Tacoma's are a wee bit sensitive to the front tire balance. I guess I will camp down there every afternoon until it gets done to where the steering wheel does not shake on me. I fought the PB tire balance issue for the last 4 months and finally gave up and demanded a refund after I saw two of them were oblong and out of round. Got the refund, got new more expensive tires and I am right back where I was with balance issues.( The overall ride with the Hankooks is much better than the PB tires, it is just that annoying steering wheel shake at those speeds)
They say the road force machine checks the whole assembly, tire and wheel and both were real good as far as runnout was concerned. So why is my Taco shaking like this between 55-70 MPH?