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Old 05-16-2010, 10:13 PM   #1
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To many options..... Need help!!!

I know a ton of people have asked what tire to get but I didnt find exactly what I wanted to know. I am looking for A/T tires that will do good on road being that I am 90% pavement 10% offroad. I dont want to spend a good amount on tires that will wear out super fast on the road. I also wanted to know what size to run? I have the rear tsb and I am adding 5100 set at 1.25 in the front next week. I dont want to rub, going on 17 rims. Thank you for the help as always! Jason
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I had good experiences with the TOYO Open Country A/T and the COOPER Discoverer ATR.
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Check out the Hankook A/Ts...They have a pretty aggressive tread pattern and there rated for 50k. I have em and I like em alot...I just wish they were 285s

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Check out the Hankook A/Ts...They have a pretty aggressive tread pattern and there rated for 50k. I have em and I like em alot...I just wish they were 285s
+1 for the hankooks. Love the tread pattern, and they are quiet.

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I've been happy with my BFG A/T. Good ride on and off road.
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I've been happy with my Toyo's, I'm on my 2nd set and they've lasted 3 years now. Having said that, my next set of tires is going to be the Hankooks posted above, they look to have a bit better winter traction.
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I have been really happy with my PIRELLI Scorpion ATR. I have about 30k on them and still have more than half tread.
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+1 for the Hankooks. 50k mi and can get all 4 for under $600 mounted and balanced. Not a bad deal. They've been great for me so far on pavement, trails, mud, and rain after 3,000 miles.
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What model Tacoma do you have?
Is your Taco level?
Do you want it to be level?
Are you going to put a lift in the rear?
What kind of appearance are you seeking?
What size tires do you want to run?
Why do you want 17's? 17's will tend to give you a stiffer ride than the same height tire in 16's because there is less sidewall height in the 17's. (More sidewall height = more cushioning).
Are you willing to run spacers?
Why don't you have the 5100's set at 2.50? When I did this on my 08 Prerunner Off Road, it leveled the Taco out perfectly.

Now before you go out and buy some tires because someone recommends them, you have to do your own research. An important thing to keep in mind is that your wheels and tires are rotating weight and will have a direct impact on engine performance. On my Taco, the stock weight of each tire/wheel combination is 60lbs. My original tires weigh in at 37lbs. If you want to go to 285/75R 16's which is probably the best size for our Tacos in terms of height and width and bad ass looks, then you will be looking at anywhere from 55 to 63 lbs per tire only. In other words you will be adding about 20 lbs of rotating weight on each corner. Also keep in mind that this weight is as far from the parts that they put stress on which is another thing to keep in mind.

Another thing that people forget is that when choosing a tire size, you will never see the advertised height when it's installed on your vehicle. That is because the weight of the vehicle will compress the tire, thus reducing it's height by about 1". If you choose not to lift the rear of the truck or move the clips on the 5100's to 2.5", then I think you should stick with a tire that is about 32" in height. For each inch in increase over the stock tire size, your tire will rise in the wheels well by 1/2". The other 1/2" will be in vehicle lift.

Next come the wheels. I hope you don't want to go to 17's cuz you want "bling" wheels. That would be tantamount to putting lipstick on a linebacker. It just wouldn't look right, and many would consider it gay. You want to find wheels with a maximum of 4.5" of backspacing, and 4" would be much better.

My opinion would be to look at Mickey Thompson for both the wheels and tires. Made here in the USA, and giving back to a pioneer in the off roading community.
http://www.truckaddons.com/Catalog/s...mpson_main.htm

*Here's a link to wheels backspacing and offset explained:
https://www.rsracing.com/tech-wheel.html
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:01 AM   #10
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[quote=under1630;1776095]What model Tacoma do you have? 08 D cab long bed trd 2 wheel
Is your Taco level? not at the moment, just rear tsb
Do you want it to be level? yes
Are you going to put a lift in the rear? just tsb
What kind of appearance are you seeking? level
What size tires do you want to run? 16 or 17
Why do you want 17's? 17's will tend to give you a stiffer ride than the same height tire in 16's because there is less sidewall height in the 17's. I have stock rims which are 17 (More sidewall height = more cushioning).are you willing to run spacers? no
Why don't you have the 5100's set at 2.50? When I did this on my 08 Prerunner Off Road, it leveled the Taco out perfectly. I thought people were running them at 1.75 to level the truck out with what i have. I just had the tsb done last week and the rear is 2' higher then the front and it has not settled yet.

Now before you go out and buy some tires because someone recommends them, you have to do your own research. An important thing to keep in mind is that your wheels and tires are rotating weight and will have a direct impact on engine performance. On my Taco, the stock weight of each tire/wheel combination is 60lbs. My original tires weigh in at 37lbs. If you want to go to 285/75R 16's which is probably the best size for our Tacos in terms of height and width and bad ass looks, then you will be looking at anywhere from 55 to 63 lbs per tire only. In other words you will be adding about 20 lbs of rotating weight on each corner. Also keep in mind that this weight is as far from the parts that they put stress on which is another thing to keep in mind....... Thank you for this info! i am looking into the hankook atm now and they only come in P265/65R17 I wanted to keep good gas mileage so would this be better then going 285?
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OK,

Here you go. The Mickey Thompson Baja Radial MTZ

http://www.truckaddons.com/Catalog/s...radial_mtz.htm





Model Tire Size Weight Rim Range Rim Used Width Tread Width Height
5271 LT265/70R17 53 7-9 8 10.8 8.3 31.9

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Thank you for this info! i am looking into the hankook atm now and they only come in P265/65R17 I wanted to keep good gas mileage so would this be better then going 285?
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Mud Tires are very noisy on the highway and expensive. I had Cooper Discoverer STTs on my '05... and while they look awesome on the truck, the road noise and terrible sand driving they gave meant never again, for me.

Anyway, the guy is asking for all terrain/ highway tires... I gave him a couple I had (after the STTs) that worked very well, and were not pricey.
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Mud Tires are very noisy on the higway and expensive. I had Cooper Discoverer STTs on my '05... and while they look awesome on the truck, the road noise and terrible sand driving they gave meant never again, for me.

Anyway, the guy is asking for all terrain/ highway tires... I gave him a couple I had (after the STTs) that worked very well, and were not pricey.
1. These are not mud tires. The MTZ stands for maximum traction. Do your research!
2. What is a higway? Can you post a picture of one?
3. He didn't say anything about noise. Maybe, just maybe he's not a pussy. 4. Per Mickey Thompson website:
  • Advanced Radial Construction for High Mileage & Smooth Ride
  • Self Cleaning High-Void Tread Lugs for Traction in Nasty Shit
  • Deep Shoulder Lugs Provide Aggressive Traction and Bold Looks
  • Enhanced Sidebiters® for Added Traction & Protection
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1. These are not mud tires. The MTZ stands for maximum traction. Do your research!
2. What is a higway? Can you post a picture of one?
3. He didn't say anything about noise. Maybe, just maybe he's not a pussy. 4. Per Mickey Thompson website:
Wow way to be a dick about it.

And how does not wanting extremely loud tires make you a pussy. I bet you have straight pipes too .
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1. These are not mud tires. The MTZ stands for maximum traction. Do your research!
...I don't care what the MT marketing team calls them. Those are mud tires.

Cooper's STT stands for Super Traction Tread:



And they be some mud tires too. Anything with lugs that big and that aggressive is an MT.
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the mtz's are a mud terrain, thats now what the guy is looking for

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Popular Sizes Available for Today's Demanding Off-Road Vehicles!

Extreme off-roaders will appreciate the great ride and handling that this mud tire has on the highway. The MTZ has Mickey Thompson's Power Ply™ sidewalls with a special angled third ply to give you high performance handling, better puncture resistance, and improved towing capability.
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1. These are not mud tires. The MTZ stands for maximum traction. Do your research!
This is from the link you posted:
Baja Radial MTZ:
Extreme off-roaders will appreciate the great ride and handling that this mud tire has on the highway. The MTZ Radial has Mickey Thompson's Power Ply™ sidewalls with a special angled third ply to give you high performance handling, better puncture resistance, and improved towing capability.
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ya im pretty sure hes eating his words lol, anyways what tires do you think your going to go with teambcw?
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