Yeah sorry, another tire thread. I've looked at probably 20 of them here on TW and I still have to ask. My Tacoma double cab with the off road package has 43K miles and what I believe to be the original tires, which have given up the good fight. Worn to the tread bars, and one is leaking with too little tread to have a shop patch/plug.
I would like to keep the tire purchase under $600. I drive 3 miles to work, all at speeds under 35mph, but I do take the truck out of town running up about 100 miles per weekend on the highway, sometimes trips of up to 800miles. I do not do any "off roading", but I do drive in snow every winter (22inches here last year), and in fields when I go shooting long range rifle. And we get a lot of rain, on not very well maintained highways with puddles which can give some nays hydroplaning (no rock crawling, no mud pits, etc, just soft mud and this is pretty infrequently).
Any suggestions in the stock 265/70/16? I can get the General Grabber AT2 at our local Walmart for $133/tire. I do like the looks of tires that don't look like they came off a rental car, but if the best tire is pretty plain looking I'd probably go with function over form.
I used to just look up the "best" tire and buy it, but when working with a budget I'm not sure how to pick the "best" tire for my application.
If you are tired of tire threads, sorry. If you have any suggestions, I'd appreciate the input.