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All Terrain Tires

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BOONDOCKSAINTS_TACOS, Nov 20, 2020.

  1. Nov 20, 2020 at 12:23 PM
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    BOONDOCKSAINTS_TACOS

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    Looking to purchase new all terrain tires for my Tacoma. Stock wheels still on the truck. I spend a lot of time in the woods hunting and on the hwy driving so what brand/tire should I go with. Looking for a meaty tire that doesn’t have a serious humming noise while driving. I can deal with a little bit of humming but don’t want to have my radio cranked up to cancel it out. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Nov 20, 2020 at 12:28 PM
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    Falken Wildpeak AT3w in 265/75r16 or 265/70r17. Biggest you can go without a lift, they're quiet on the highway, and rock off road
     
  3. Nov 20, 2020 at 12:31 PM
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    I ran 2 sets of Toyo Open Country AT/II tires and they were great. Not loud on the road, not terribly heavy, and performed well offroad (from snow, to dirt forrest roads, to rock crawling). I recommend them.
     
  4. Nov 20, 2020 at 12:34 PM
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    BOONDOCKSAINTS_TACOS

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    I was told to get the open country 2 or open country 3 from someone who owns a Chevy but wanted to see what other Tacoma owners thought.
     
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    Welcome to TW. You won’t know this OP since you are new but there are more tire threads and oil threads here than anything else. Last count I think there were a zillion. The responses for the most part are - get this or that tire cause that’s what I have. So good luck choosing tires based on the responses.
    I will say in general the more aggressive the tread the louder the road noise. I don’t have a set of these tires but I have read based on tests that the General Tire Grabber AT2 is one of the quietest AT’s yet is also an aggressive tread design.
     
  6. Nov 20, 2020 at 12:58 PM
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    I've tried KM2's, they didn't last, KO2's, they would not balance weren't that great off road and were terrible in the rain and not any better than any other tire I've tried in the snow, I now have Cooper ST Maxx tires and I'm pretty impressed with them especially off-road.

    I can't tell you what to get, but I will caution you against getting BF Goodrich, which is hard for me to say because I used to be a die-hard BF Goodrich fanboy.
     
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    I've never owned the Falken tires, but have read too many positive posts here and on other truck forums to discount them. I needed new tires on my F150 last year about this time and the Falken's and KO2's were high on my list. Got a deal on these Pirelli's on Black Friday at Sams Club. After a year and 17,000 miles I'm very pleased.

    Pirelli Scorpion All Terrain Plus (tirerack.com)

    With the discount they ended up being less expensive than Falken, about $300 less overall than BFG KO2's. They are aggressive enough to have done a great job for me in mud but are still quiet and smooth riding on the road. Best rain tire I've ever owned. I've not been in any snow yet, but they are 3 peak rated so they should be better than average.

    My tires on left prior to mounting next to KO2's for comparison.

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    Oh no here we go again with the all-terrain tires.
     
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    So, what’s the biggest tire I can run without rubbing?
    :crapstorm::boink::boink::boink::boink::boink::boink::boink::boink::boink:
     
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    The canopy is the best part.
    Don't get Cooper ST MAXX, they're loud as shit after the first 15,000km.
     
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    +1 - on my second back to back set as well.
     
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    I like my KO2, got a set for my Subaru Forester also. Have been rotating in the spare also.
     
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    Just kidding OP. I have the Wildpeaks and they are quiet but perform well.
     
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    Duratracs. Awesome tire in the snow. And there lighter than most brands1A4087B2-C332-484C-BF76-6E875370727D.jpg
     
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    I always run Michelin Defenders but am likely going to give the Falkens a try next. One thing I do like about them is that the siping is full depth. Check this on other tires. Some don't have full depth siping so when they are at about half tread, they'll be a big block, produce a little more noise on the road and will suck in the snow.
    This is just my opinion, so take it for what it's worth. As a side note, my son has the BFG KO2s on his Rubicon. I drove it in some good snow this past winter and was not impressed with them. They perform pretty well everywhere else though and ride pretty nice. They are a C load range.
     
  17. Nov 20, 2020 at 5:55 PM
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    Cooper AT3w or General Grabber AT4 for my $0.02
     
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    I've really liked my GoodYear Ultra Terrain tires.
     
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    I'm a huge fan of duratracs. They are aggreasive AT that give very good traction. I've had great use of them on and off road and in snow.
     
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    I have been lurking here for months, asking myself this same question. There are numerous threads on this topic and after reading more than I can count, here is what I came up with for myself.

    Falken Wildpeak AT3's
    Toyo Open Country AT3's
    Pirelli Scorpian All Terrain +

    I considered Load E... but was honest with myself, 95% of what I do is daily driving. I go off-roading maybe one weekend a month, nothing crazy. SL is fine. I mean, so what if you get a flat, change it out, and drive back into town.

    The Pirelli's have a rebate going right now, so I think you will find them the cheapest, but I decided it was worth getting the Toyo AT III's because of the 65K warranty vs 50K on the Pirelli's.

    I am still waiting the 3-5 days for Discount Tire to get them in. I will post before and after pictures.

    Also, I guess the SL loads were made in Japan and the molds were not as aggressive on the sidewall as the Load E's made in America... at least that is what a bunch of people found out and researched... but I don't care. The pics I have seen still look decent enough. We shall see.

    Edit: Oh yeah, I went 265/75/16
     
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