Originally Posted by Airun
Wow, interesting thread. I was this.,.close to getting AT3s for our Sequoia because I like a neat looking, nonboring tire. However after a few reviews and from my past knowledge of poopers, I decided to go with the boring, expensive best LTX.
This may partly be due to the last 2.5 years of fighting vibes and hums from my Duratracs. Amazing performance and badass looks, but hey the most important element of performance may be smooth and quiet ride.
Mike I wonder if your dramatic negative experience of returning to the AT3 was partially due the inherent contrast between a HT vs AT.?.? Kind of an apples to oranges thing. But true I've ran Revos, BFG A/T ko, Terra Grapplers, generic all terrains, and as mentioned duratracs and they ALL get louder and vibrate and start to chop despite frequent rotation (3k intervals).
You may look at the Michelin AT2. I've got a buddy who has those on his 4x4 Tundra Crew Cab that likes his. He says there is road noise from them, but they do have 85k miles on them. He says next time he will go with the LTX since he's not off road much. Also, check out the Hankook Dynapro ATM. Those get good reviews on TW from Tacoma owners.
Originally Posted by beckleyota
i work at a copper dealer and we sell alot of at3 on just about everything and people really like them. i have several friends that run them and they love em. i do recamend regular rotation every 3000 miles also never expect full treadlife on a tire always expect a third what the tire says atleast around here in the mountians. we see verry few people that come into the shop that get full treadlife out of there tires of any brand.
See the above about the Michelin AT2. Granted he rotates every 5k and we're not in the mountains. I also got 55k out of the BFG Rugged Trails that came on my Tacoma (not sure what is good for those tires). Probably could have gone to 60k, but the Coopers deal come up and couldn't pass. I don't necessarily think they are a bad tire, just aggravating at this point. If I get 50-60k out of mine I will be happy for the price I paid.