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265/70r17 all season tires

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 80schild, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. Sep 8, 2017 at 8:05 AM
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    80schild [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Before my truck was put up for sale the dealer installed new Terra Grappler G2 tires... and while they do look good, I'm not crazy about the ride, it just seems to busy/jittery and the steering wants to follow the grooves in the road too bad at higher speeds (tramlining). I just really have no need for off-road tires since my truck never goes "off road".

    So, I'm considering replacing them with all season highway tires but staying with the slightly larger 265/70-17 size. All of the pics I see of this size are off road tires, anybody have pics of 265/70 highway tires? I just don't know how that would look.

    Thinking of going with these since I prefer raised white letters...
    https://www.amazon.com/Continental-...coding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=THBC0M9SFKG4N4CVMTNZ

    Also, what is a fair price to ask for the Nitto's? They only have about 1k miles on them.
     
  2. Sep 8, 2017 at 8:29 AM
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    I guess this could be moved to the tire forum, didn't think about that.
     
  3. Sep 8, 2017 at 8:36 AM
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    Best highway tires. The michelin ms2 aka michelin defender .... you will not find a better wearing grippier smooth riding tire than this. It also is the absolute best non snow / ice tire i have ever used on icy roads.
     
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    There's some good discussions already about those size tires. Some are considered A/T although they are more of a highway tire. I got 84k out of my first set of Bridgestone Dueler Alenza Plus. There's also a Michelin that is highly recommended but I don't remember the model.
     
  5. Sep 8, 2017 at 8:42 AM
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    Would going from all-terrain to a highway tire help the tramlining? If I'm doing 75mph on the interstate I can feel the steering tugging left and right with the grooves in the road, like I'm on rails. Sort of tiring after awhile.
     
  6. Sep 8, 2017 at 3:19 PM
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    spend the money and get michelins. youll be very happy with them for a long long time.. i dont buy anything else
     
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    Have you check the tire pressure on the nittos? I had a similar issue when I had them installed. I contacted Nitto and they recommend 31 psi front and rear on the 265 65/17. The ride did improve. Best of luck
     
  8. Sep 8, 2017 at 4:20 PM
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    They were at 35 when I bought it, but I reduced it to 32.
     
  9. Sep 8, 2017 at 10:50 PM
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    Agree on the Michelins. I won't buy anything else for a good all season radial. IF you air them down a little, they're even decent off road if it's not too muddy.
     

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