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285s Tire Opinions

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

  1. Dec 17, 2009 at 7:31 PM
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    YellowDog01

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    Which is the best tire for the money?

    1. BFG All Terrain

    2. Cooper STT

    3. Maxxis Bighorn M/T

    4. Toyo M/T (Pretty much out of my budget)
     
  2. Dec 17, 2009 at 7:34 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    i liked the cooper stt
     
  3. Dec 17, 2009 at 7:38 PM
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    texasbowhunter

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    Cooper STT
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  4. Dec 17, 2009 at 7:39 PM
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    YellowDog01

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    99% On road. Mainly for looks.
    But I want it to be a quality tire.
    Ive had BFG ATs on my last car and they are great. Just looking into new tires.
     
  5. Dec 17, 2009 at 7:45 PM
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    I liked my BFGs because of the wear. I could have gotten 50k out of them easily.
     
  6. Dec 17, 2009 at 7:48 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    the best i got out of my STTs were 42,000, offroading them in sharp rocky terrain about once a month...

    as a street tire with rotation every 5,000 miles, you should be good if you want to try something new...

    but the BFGs do last quite a long time when taken care of...
     
  7. Dec 17, 2009 at 7:50 PM
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    I am good with rotations and rebalencing. I normally remember those things. Sounds like STTs are a good choice. Anyone running Maxxis Bighorns?
     
  8. Dec 17, 2009 at 7:51 PM
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    jandrews

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    If it's for looks and street, BFG probably lasts the longest. I've never had the Coopers, but I hear they're awesome for the price, and plan on putting a set on when these Rugged Fails are dead.

    Much as I dislike the fails, I fucking paid for them, so I'm going to use them up god dammit.
     
  9. Dec 17, 2009 at 7:53 PM
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    BFG all the way
     
  10. Dec 17, 2009 at 7:55 PM
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    YellowDog01

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    The BFGs that I had were actually loud for an AT. Maybe I'm just remembering the worst of it but they sure were a good tire. The thing that is making me think is that I could have a quality mud terrain for the same price if not cheaper than a quality all terrain.
     
  11. Dec 17, 2009 at 9:14 PM
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    quattrokiwi

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    i feel the same, they are noisy for an AT. I run firestone destination AT. much better than the BFG for noise. Also with the FS in 285 like i have its a 10 ply tyre, and I like having a tough sidewall.
     
  12. Dec 17, 2009 at 9:39 PM
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    BG04Taco

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    I just recently bought michelin AT2. They are light tires my truck rolls them easy. Light easy steering I heard better gas mileage still testing. I drive my truck on the road 99% of the time. The 4X4 is to get me wherever I want to go.



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  13. Dec 18, 2009 at 8:24 PM
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    YellowDog01

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    Those Michelins look good, but it's pretty much what I have on my truck right now. I'm sure they are awesome on the road, but I am going for a more aggressive look. Thanks for the pictures though! Good looking tire
     
  14. Dec 18, 2009 at 8:31 PM
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