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285s Tire Opinion

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by YellowDog01, Dec 17, 2009.

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Best Tire for the Money

Poll closed Jan 16, 2010.
  1. BFG All Terrain

    30 vote(s)
    41.7%
  2. Cooper STT

    20 vote(s)
    27.8%
  3. Maxxis Bighorn M/T Lt

    4 vote(s)
    5.6%
  4. Toyo M/T

    18 vote(s)
    25.0%
  1. Dec 17, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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    YellowDog01

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    Which is the best tire for the money?

    1. BFG All Terrain- [​IMG]

    2. Cooper STT
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    3. Maxxis Bighorn MT Lt
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    4. Toyo M/T- Although a little out of the price range.
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  2. Dec 17, 2009 at 8:00 PM
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    Tacozona

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    I believe it's tough to beat the BF Goodrich product. They've done so well marketing their products. People will always buy used BF Goodrich tires and pay good money for them. I'm not a fan of Les Schwab, so I avoid most of their tire products.
     
  3. Dec 17, 2009 at 10:00 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard

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    It depends what your doing. Depending on my applications, Id go with TOYO M/T or BFG A/T, both excellent tires.
     
  4. Dec 17, 2009 at 10:13 PM
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    P. Bauer

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    they are good all around tires, and if your alignment is correct, the wear nicely.

    My last set of 285/75 R16s were on the truck of 45,000 miles...
     
  5. Dec 17, 2009 at 10:36 PM
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    pittim

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    Respect your elder gen.
    Pink slider.
    One of those things is not like the others.

    Do you wheel enough/in places that "require" a MT?

    I have Cooper STTs on my truck right now and I love em.
     
  6. Dec 17, 2009 at 11:24 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    depends on useage. I'd stray away from the bighorns. The toyos are expensive, but seem to last longer than most MTs. I like the coopers for a slightly cheaper alternative and if you dont need a MT, then the BFG ATs are a good choice as well.
     
  7. Dec 18, 2009 at 3:41 AM
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    cole47

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    Go STTs i would go with them if i had it to do again.
     
  8. Dec 18, 2009 at 10:35 AM
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    bowyer2002

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    Coopers STs are what I have been running for the last 90K miles, the first set lasted 70K!
    I didnt price other tires but these weren't cheap.

    I disnt need the SSTs for my DD.
     
  9. Dec 18, 2009 at 10:54 AM
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    matthew5olson

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    I was just quoted 220 a tire for LT285/70R17 cooper stt's, mounted and balanced. This shop has the lowest prices you can get anywhere unless you get someone on the inside to give you a deal.
     
  10. Dec 18, 2009 at 1:34 PM
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    tacoman101

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    I'd go with these:

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    General Grabber AT2's

    Look just like the BFG tires, but cheaper.
     
  11. Dec 18, 2009 at 4:15 PM
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    tacotopher

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    I'd go with the General Grabber AT2's as well. We had those on my wife's Baja and they were great tires.
     
  12. Dec 18, 2009 at 4:19 PM
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    derekabraham

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    I'd go with the BFGs. The Coopers are a good tire, but I can't stand the way they look. :eek:
     
  13. Dec 18, 2009 at 5:23 PM
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    wow surprised no one but me said the maxxis, a bunch of people around here have them and swear buy them, i;m actually ordering a set next week.
     
  14. Dec 18, 2009 at 7:44 PM
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    I'd go with the coopers. I had a set of the st (not stt) and they were the longest lasting tire i've ever owned
     
  15. Dec 18, 2009 at 8:21 PM
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    YellowDog01

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    Ok. Thanks for the feedback.
    I had BFG ATs before and they were great, only expensive for a AT. And I loved them, but I am looking for a little different look maybe this time.
    99% On Road, mainly going for looks. But I need good traction at the boat ramp. I want an aggressive look with the 3" Toytec lift I am about to put on. Cooper STTs seem to be getting good reviews.
    Toyo is pretty much out of my range. Love the look though.
     
  16. Dec 18, 2009 at 11:18 PM
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    Is it just me or does the STT tread pattern look almost identical to the Toyo M/T just backwards?

    Just a sidenote, over half of the offroad show vehicles at this year's SEMA show had Toyo M/T tires. I'm not even exagerating, there must be a reason. Even though they are expensive, looks-wise they are #1 IMHO and they perform good as well.
     
  17. Dec 19, 2009 at 4:42 AM
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    These were rated as the worst a/t tire by consumer reports.
    BF goodrich was not on there, not sure why seeing as they are a known a/t tire
    Toyo's were like 4th just below michelin a/t2 (WTF is this true?)
    Nitto terra's were somewhere around the middle
    pirelli scorpions where number 1 (i've never heard of these)
    copper discoverers at/r wher way down there. they didn't have the st's

    I ussually like and fully trust consumer reports but I think they had different motives for testing these tires than what we want these tires for. They didn't have a section for real off road tires.
     
  18. Dec 19, 2009 at 5:19 AM
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  19. Dec 19, 2009 at 6:08 AM
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    Respect your elder gen.
    Pink slider.
    put the blackwall out on the Cooper's and the STTs and Toyo's will pretty much have the same pattern.


    OP, ever think about the GY DuraTrac?
     
  20. Dec 19, 2009 at 6:17 AM
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    Not on the list but I think worth a look....Hankook. The wifes been running the Dynapro's on her Sequoia for 15k miles. They wear nicely and have performed well in the rain, snow, ice. We've run BFG AT's, Nitto AT's and now these. Hard to beat the BFG's for what we use the rig for but depending on the life of these Hankook's these might beat them. They were cheaper then the BFG's by like $20/tire if I remember correctly. I'm thinking of trying the Hankook MT's for my Tacoma when its time.
     
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