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Are Mickey's for Nitto's the Best Buy?!!

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires Marketplace' started by Lostoam311, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. Dec 9, 2012 at 8:26 AM
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    Lostoam311

    Lostoam311 [OP] BAMF TACO

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    Mesh Grill, black side step nerf bars, Clarion head unit, Hifonics 1200 watt amp, 2 CVR kicker 10's, Trail Team Edition FJ Cruiser black wheels with Nitto Terra Grappler 265 70/R16's
    I have a set of Mickey Thompson 265/75 R16's that I'm looking to get rid of...

    They have been on my 03 Taco for a year in October with only about 11,000 miles... Looking to sell them and get an All Terrain Tire... I was going to start at $450 OBO for the tires only...

    I'm Looking at Nitto Terra Grapplers 265/70 R16's to cut down road noise and hopefully get better gas mileage... I was also looking at Falken Wild Peak's or Goodyear Wrangler A/T's and I even found a killer deal on some BFG's Rugged Trail's all same size...

    I've been reading a lot on here and other sites about road noise and I guess I'm looking for some personal feedback on which would be the better way to go... Cost is a major issue and I'd like to get as much as I can for the Mickey's... I live in Pensacola, FL and not looking to ship the Mickey's cuz it can get costly... The new tires I've actually found online used and new for as little as $200 for 60% tread left... (plus install of course)

    I'm really leaning towards the Nitto Terra Grapplers or the BFG Rugged Trail's are my 2nd choice... will I be happy with any of these (cut down road noise? increase gas mileage? still have somewhat of an aggressive look??!)

    Kinda gettin down to the wire now cuz I'd really like to get these by Christmas before the New Year... Thanks for the help!

    And I kinda need new tires on my truck before I can sell the Mickey's... so I can definitely post pics of the Mickey's in the meantime... Doing a lot of Highway driving with work so I'm having to drive the Rav4 cuz of gas mileage and my Taco is just sitting there... Hit me up please!
     
  2. Dec 9, 2012 at 8:35 AM
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    Skootter14

    Skootter14 Upon my signal, unleash Hell

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    I have the Nitto Terra Grapplers 265/70/18. Had them for a few thousand miles now and havnt had any real problems. The only kinda down side is in rain they arent the absolute best; from a stop and a quick start they will spin kinda easy, but you gotta "punch" it a little for it to happen. As far as hydroplaning or stuff, its not really bad with that, that ive noticed anyway. I like em, and will most likely get them again once these wear out. Ive heard good things as far as off road and snow conditions. Hope this helps.
     
  3. Dec 9, 2012 at 9:25 AM
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    Lostoam311

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    Thanks, helps a lot bro! I'm leaning towards the Nitto's right now cuz I found a place online for a set of 4 for $500 not including shipping... Out in Nevada somewhere... but the Rugged Trails are only $200 and 2 hours away so I might end up with those just to get by... still up in the air... Thanks for the feedback!
     
  4. Dec 9, 2012 at 10:57 AM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    they are called BFG Rugged Fails if that's a clue, but if you are street status, you should be ok for a while...

    i hear that Nittos are good...
     
  5. Dec 9, 2012 at 1:41 PM
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    Dantwenty2

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    I have Rugged Trails on now and I can tell you from experience on anything other than pavement they suck! If that is all you want them for though they are quiet and ride nice.
     
  6. Dec 9, 2012 at 5:48 PM
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    Rugged terrains look good, nittos dont get many miles, cooper at3's is what i have and love them. Rugged trails were factory on your truck.
     
  7. Dec 9, 2012 at 6:10 PM
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    Lostoam311

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    Mesh Grill, black side step nerf bars, Clarion head unit, Hifonics 1200 watt amp, 2 CVR kicker 10's, Trail Team Edition FJ Cruiser black wheels with Nitto Terra Grappler 265 70/R16's
    AT3's look good and about the same price as the Nitto's... I found Rims4Less.com has Nitto's for $500 plus shipping... ebay has the AT3's for less than $600 including shipping but I gotta factor in mount and balance cost...
     
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