Originally Posted by trdchic
Just got my Tacoma... BEAUTIFUL...but tires are like onion skins. Dad has a bad track record for tire selection so I don't trust him anymore. My options are:
BFG Rugged Trail A/T
BFG Long Trail A/T
Falken Wild Peak A/T
Nitto Terra Grappler A/T
I want more of an off road look but nothing extreme since its my commuter vehicle. Also nothing too soft since roads are terrible where I live and I'm not a grandma driver. Also, I am a student so I need to balance quality and price.
Sounds like you have a plan. The Nitto's are pretty heavy, BFG's just because of their brand name expensive, Flaken WildPeaks I guess I don't know a lot about. Did do some checking and finding them online was a bit difficult but I did. Look similar to Nitto's and a bit lighter. Priced pretty good too.
If your looking for other alternatives that are pretty highly rated, with somewhat similar compounds I had the Geolandar A/T-S
on my last truck. Love the tire for general all terrain off roading along with great highway tire. About the same price too. Check the http://www.tirerack.com/index_w.jsp
online. Great for checking out the characteristics of most of the popular tires.
Oh, I have BFG A/T's on my rig right now. Heavy tire. Lost some mileage and picked up some vibration at speeds. Wish I still had the Yokohama Geolanders personally. Good luck whatever you decide. Ken