Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Wheels & Tires

Notices

TIRE DILEMMA!!!

Reply
 
* Tire Finding Tools Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-01-2014, 11:49 PM   #1
jpdoyle01 [OP] jpdoyle01 is offline
Junior Member
jpdoyle01 is on a distinguished road
Joined: Jan 2014, #121480
Location: Vancouver Island B.C.
Gender: Male
Posts: 7
jpdoyle01's Tacoma Gallery
TIRE DILEMMA!!!

looking for some new a/t tires but still require highway driving. what would you guys suggest. I'm leaning towards general grabber at2's or goodyear wrangler adventures which are $70 more per tire but possibly worth it because of the kevlar.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2014, 05:39 AM   #3
Mayor of TW
Delmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shedDelmarva is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Delmarva's Avatar
Army: Vet
Name: Mike
Joined: Oct 2008, #10148
Location: Tucson, AZ
Age: 34
Gender: Guy
Posts: 35,034
Delmarva's Tacoma Gallery
Bridgestone dueler revo 2s... Quiet and last forever and do decent offroad.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2014, 05:45 AM   #4
Member
The Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shedThe Woodsman is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
The Woodsman's Avatar
Name: James
Joined: Oct 2012, #89965
Location: Batesville, IN
Gender: Male
Posts: 91
The Woodsman's Tacoma Gallery
All very good tires:

Falken Wild Peak AT
Nitto Terra Grappler
Cooper AT3
Toyo Open Country AT2
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2014, 07:55 AM   #5
Senior Member
dxpsman is one of the sharper tools in the sheddxpsman is one of the sharper tools in the sheddxpsman is one of the sharper tools in the sheddxpsman is one of the sharper tools in the sheddxpsman is one of the sharper tools in the sheddxpsman is one of the sharper tools in the sheddxpsman is one of the sharper tools in the sheddxpsman is one of the sharper tools in the sheddxpsman is one of the sharper tools in the sheddxpsman is one of the sharper tools in the sheddxpsman is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
dxpsman's Avatar
Marines: 0321
Name: Brandon
Joined: Dec 2013, #117951
Location: Oceanside, CA
Gender: Male
Posts: 209
dxpsman's Tacoma Gallery
I cannot believe the Bridgestone Dueler Revo A/T2's have two nods already. If you're doing any actual offroading, I would avoid these.

General A/T2's are a decent tire, but that's about it. The tread design is an obvious mimic of the BFG A/T, with maybe 2/3 of the tread life and a harsher ride.

I've seen Kevlars turn steel from the sidewall, but they are a weighty tire, and the Venture is not the greatest on-road traveler.

I am a huge fan of the Cooper Discoverer A/T3 for folks that do some offroading but use the truck as a daily commuter. Smooth, quiet ride, good tread life, and a 55k warranty to back it up. Usually, the price is right, and is available in either LT or P-metric sidewalls. I sell the shit out of this tire (despite always being a special order). In the past two weeks, I've slapped 'em on a Tacoma, Wrangler, and a Silverado 2500.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2014, 08:46 AM   #6
Senior Member
dilligaff82 has much to be proud ofdilligaff82 has much to be proud ofdilligaff82 has much to be proud ofdilligaff82 has much to be proud ofdilligaff82 has much to be proud ofdilligaff82 has much to be proud ofdilligaff82 has much to be proud ofdilligaff82 has much to be proud ofdilligaff82 has much to be proud of
 
dilligaff82's Avatar
Marines: VMA-223
Joined: Nov 2013, #115724
Location: New Hampshire
Gender: Male
Posts: 413
dilligaff82's Tacoma Gallery
I had BFG AT KO's on a nissan pathfinder once upon a time... I beat the snot out of those tires on and off road and didn't take care of them at all and I still got almost 60k miles out of them.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2014, 05:39 AM   #8
Senior Member
CowboyTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedCowboyTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedCowboyTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedCowboyTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedCowboyTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedCowboyTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedCowboyTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedCowboyTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedCowboyTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedCowboyTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedCowboyTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Aug 2010, #41928
Location: North Texas
Gender: Male
Posts: 876
CowboyTaco's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by jpdoyle01 View Post
looking for some new a/t tires but still require highway driving. what would you guys suggest. I'm leaning towards general grabber at2's or goodyear wrangler adventures which are $70 more per tire but possibly worth it because of the kevlar.
Go with the General. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

60k mi. warranty, Severe Snow rated, low cost.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dxpsman View Post
General A/T2's are a decent tire, but that's about it. The tread design is an obvious mimic of the BFG A/T, with maybe 2/3 of the tread life and a harsher ride.

I've seen Kevlars turn steel from the sidewall, but they are a weighty tire, and the Venture is not the greatest on-road traveler.
I'm curious what experience you have with the General Grabber AT2? We had them on my wife's last SUV and could not have been happier with them. So happy in fact, that I tried to get them for her new 4Runner and I plan to put them on my Tacoma. They are not loud on the highway, they are very smooth and outperformed our every expectation.

After 12k mi., the Grabbers still had 13/32 tread on them, which by industry standards is "new."

DFW got some freezing rain back in December. It seemed that every other car on the road was stuck and/or sliding. Obviously there were some other cars that were moving about, but for the most part, people were stuck. I remember telling my wife to get her phone out and record a stretch of the road at the bottom of two hills. It literally looked like a scene from The Walking Dead where cars were just abandoned and left where they got stuck. We weaved in and out (slowly of course) but never slipped and went right on past.

I'm also confused by the "Kevlar turn steel" comment, but I have a feeling that's just me reading it wrong. Can you please elaborate?
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2014, 07:27 AM   #9
Member
LostCoastGen1 is on a distinguished road
 
LostCoastGen1's Avatar
Name: Walker
Joined: Nov 2013, #116446
Location: Eureka, CA
Gender: Male
Posts: 51
LostCoastGen1's Tacoma Gallery
I don't know if they're considered all terrain, but I have Cooper Discoverer ST's and they've held up VERY well. After 10,000 miles of driving the tires still have squared-off edges and around 13/32 tread. They treat me well in most terrains (most because I haven't taken them into sloppy mud. Everything else has worked great. Snow, ice, dirt, pavement, you name it). My tires cost me about $190.00/tire.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2014, 07:33 AM   #10
Senior Member
TacomaG26 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacomaG26 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacomaG26 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacomaG26 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacomaG26 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacomaG26 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacomaG26 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacomaG26 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacomaG26 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacomaG26 is one of the sharper tools in the shedTacomaG26 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
TacomaG26's Avatar
Air Force: SFS
Name: Nic
Joined: Nov 2011, #67283
Location: Goldsboro NC
Gender: Male
Posts: 365
TacomaG26's Tacoma Gallery
Falken Wild Peak AT
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2014, 07:39 AM   #11
Member
Coloturfguy is just really niceColoturfguy is just really niceColoturfguy is just really niceColoturfguy is just really niceColoturfguy is just really nice
Name: Jeff
Joined: Jan 2014, #119763
Location: Castle Rock Colorado
Gender: Male
Posts: 44
Coloturfguy's Tacoma Gallery
Well it looks like you would probably do a lot of driving in the snow. IMO I believe the Toyo Open Country AT2's and the yokohama Geolander A/T-S are both good all around tire. I notice that a lot of people posting preferred tires do not neccessarily have to drive in heavy snow conditions. That is why I reccomend these two tires for snow and off road performance. They have a good balance and not too heavy. I have Pirelli Scorpion ATR's and they are horrible in the snow. I am going to pick up some Toyo's next week. And they have a 45 day/500 mile trial period.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2014, 07:52 AM   #12
Member
TacoRob08 is a jewel in the roughTacoRob08 is a jewel in the roughTacoRob08 is a jewel in the roughTacoRob08 is a jewel in the rough
 
TacoRob08's Avatar
Name: Rob
Joined: Dec 2013, #118147
Location: Fredericton, NB, Canada
Gender: Male
Posts: 97
TacoRob08's Tacoma Gallery
Cooper AT3
Michelin LTX AT2
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2014, 02:17 PM   #13
Senior Member
spiralout462 is on a distinguished road
 
spiralout462's Avatar
Joined: Sep 2012, #87068
Location: Eastern Shore VA
Gender: Male
Posts: 304
spiralout462's Tacoma Gallery
Hmmmm.....Sounds like you're looking for the same tire I am. Hankook Dynapro AT will be my next tire.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2014, 02:29 PM   #14
Senior Member
Hawaiian05 has a brilliant futureHawaiian05 has a brilliant futureHawaiian05 has a brilliant futureHawaiian05 has a brilliant futureHawaiian05 has a brilliant futureHawaiian05 has a brilliant futureHawaiian05 has a brilliant futureHawaiian05 has a brilliant futureHawaiian05 has a brilliant futureHawaiian05 has a brilliant futureHawaiian05 has a brilliant future
 
Hawaiian05's Avatar
Name: Tony
Joined: Aug 2012, #84019
Location: Boise, ID/ Hawaii
Gender: Male
Posts: 264
Hawaiian05's Tacoma Gallery
If you've decided strictly between those 2 choices, I'd go with the General Grabber AT2's. I've had those as my last set and was very satisfied with them. At the time, my truck was a daily driver and I had no issues with them at all, even with putting 300 miles/week on them. I finally replaced them after 4 yrs and 50k (went to a bigger size) and recently sold them with 5-6/32's tread left... not bad.

If you're flexible and looking for an alternative tire that mainly see's highway, with occasionaly off road, I've heard a ton of good things about the Cooper AT3's. I don't have any personal experience with them, but know that they sell frequently.

The tires that I am currently running are Goodyear Duratrac's, but I don't think that's the direction you are aiming... FYI

Good luck! I know how stressful tire shopping can be, and how hard it is to finally pull the trigger on something.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2014, 06:45 PM   #15
Senior Member
CowboyTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedCowboyTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedCowboyTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedCowboyTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedCowboyTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedCowboyTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedCowboyTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedCowboyTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedCowboyTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedCowboyTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedCowboyTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Aug 2010, #41928
Location: North Texas
Gender: Male
Posts: 876
CowboyTaco's Tacoma Gallery
I voted for the Grabbers, and that's what I just put on my truck:

  Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2014, 06:27 PM   #16
jpdoyle01 [OP] jpdoyle01 is offline
Junior Member
jpdoyle01 is on a distinguished road
Joined: Jan 2014, #121480
Location: Vancouver Island B.C.
Gender: Male
Posts: 7
jpdoyle01's Tacoma Gallery
O.K. Dudes, Thank you all for your input and expertise. I've gone with the Grabber AT2s. Can't beat the price. Should be arriving any day now. I'll be sure to post some pictures.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2014, 02:24 PM   #17
"Its all ball bearings nowadays"
elykTacos is a glorious beacon of lightelykTacos is a glorious beacon of lightelykTacos is a glorious beacon of lightelykTacos is a glorious beacon of lightelykTacos is a glorious beacon of light
 
elykTacos's Avatar
Name: Kyle
Joined: May 2011, #57541
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Gender: Male
Posts: 225
elykTacos's Tacoma Gallery
I just ordered some wheels and tires from discount tire. With rebates I got them for right at $1700 otd.

I went with these Fuel D552 Gun metal 17" wheels and wrapped them in some LT285/70/17 Hankook DynPro ATM's. They will be here in on Wednesday. I'm excited to get out of my stock Bridgestone HT's and stock wheels.


  Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2014, 02:32 PM   #18
Senior Member
PCTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedPCTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedPCTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedPCTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedPCTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedPCTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedPCTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedPCTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedPCTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedPCTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedPCTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Name: Adam
Joined: Jul 2013, #108719
Location: Penns Creek, PA
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Posts: 187
PCTaco's Tacoma Gallery
Just another positive review of the Grabber AT2s here.

They're a little noisy but ride nicely and are wearing very nice. It has been snowing like mad around here lately and they perform as well as any non-studded tire could be expected to in 8 inches of unplowed snow.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 01:11 PM   #19
Senior Member
CowboyTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedCowboyTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedCowboyTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedCowboyTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedCowboyTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedCowboyTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedCowboyTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedCowboyTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedCowboyTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedCowboyTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shedCowboyTaco is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Aug 2010, #41928
Location: North Texas
Gender: Male
Posts: 876
CowboyTaco's Tacoma Gallery
The ones I put on my truck a noisier than the ones that we put on my wife's SUV (before we sold it). However, when I kick it into 4hi, the noise goes away. So I'm not sure if it's the tire, or something that is a result of my lift.

I did not replace the UCA, and I've read some threads about the needle bearing in the front diff. I'm not looking to change the direction of this thread, just saying that the noise after the tire might not be the tire itself.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 01:13 PM   #20
Senior Member
JTS2014TACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedJTS2014TACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedJTS2014TACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedJTS2014TACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedJTS2014TACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedJTS2014TACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedJTS2014TACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedJTS2014TACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedJTS2014TACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedJTS2014TACO is one of the sharper tools in the shedJTS2014TACO is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
JTS2014TACO's Avatar
Name: Jamie
Joined: May 2013, #103303
Location: Chandler, AZ
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,246
JTS2014TACO's Tacoma Gallery
I had the BFG At's on my truck for a while and they chunked really bad when off road so I went with the suggestion from another member with the Toyo Open County AT II's and I love them I commute to work with them every day they are not loud and they do really well off road. Just my .02
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Leveled Tacoma Tire Dilemma sdixon86 Wheels & Tires 18 07-16-2013 06:36 AM
Wheel /tire dilemma !!!! s1nner 2nd Gen. Tacomas 10 02-17-2013 05:55 PM
Tire weight dilemma NiceTaco Wheels & Tires 3 01-14-2013 09:59 PM
Tire Dilemma slcnbldr Wheels & Tires 18 06-17-2012 06:40 PM
Tire size 4x4 dilemma Adoboy Wheels & Tires 3 01-19-2011 07:02 AM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.