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Bad factory Tires?????

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dempsy1, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. Apr 29, 2012 at 8:03 AM
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    dempsy1

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    So I have a 2012 Tacoma 4x4. At 150 miles had to have a tire replaced, sidewall blew out. Now at 3500 miles had a flat this morning. I found a small stick in the tire, very small I would be upset if this stick punctured a bike tire, much less the tire on my 4x4. Anybody else had any issues with factory tires??? Dunlop AT20 Grandtrek!
     
  2. Apr 29, 2012 at 8:13 AM
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    ONEOFMANY503

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    I ditched those tires very quick. They are horible.
     
  3. Apr 29, 2012 at 8:14 AM
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    ImpulseRed008

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    I've got 35,000 miles on the original tires.... no issues with them
     
  4. Apr 29, 2012 at 8:16 AM
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    iroh

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    Never had a flat in my AT20s in the 11k I've put on them, though they do have terrible shoulder wear under 40psi. Perfectly average tires, but not something I would rely on in a tough situation.
     
  5. Apr 29, 2012 at 8:19 AM
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    ONEOFMANY503

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    Yeah for daily driving in nice weather they work, but if the weather turns bad here in Oregon they had no traction. I had the same experience with the shoulder wear.
     
  6. Apr 29, 2012 at 8:22 AM
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    zul

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    I'm noticing the same thing. But I can't bring myself to replace nearly brand-new tires so I'll put off getting bigger, better ones until these wear out. But damn, they suck :(
     
  7. Apr 29, 2012 at 8:30 AM
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    ONEOFMANY503

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    I know what you mean, when i took mine off I only got 100$ for the set of 4 and they only had 10,000 miles on them. Sold them to a guy that had a 4runner and was looking for better miles than a set of M/T.
     
  8. Apr 29, 2012 at 11:44 AM
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    elmo7

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    Get new ones and CraigsList the stockers.
     
  9. Apr 29, 2012 at 11:49 AM
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    I've had mine on my Tacoma stock tires for just over 11,000 km now and they are okay. They do alright in the winter time but a good set of winter tires is in order. I have't taken my Tacoma off roading yet and I know that the Tacoma tires are going to suck. They're good for dry, summer weather though.
     
  10. Apr 29, 2012 at 12:12 PM
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    Johns Taco

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    Working at the dealership I can assure you that Toyota puts on crap for tires.
     
  11. Apr 29, 2012 at 12:26 PM
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    The stock tires suck big time! I think I got around 20k out of mine before replacing them. They still have tread on them but I was also saving up for new rims too. Toyota should be ashamed of the tires they put on these trucks.
     
  12. Apr 29, 2012 at 12:35 PM
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    I think that most manufactures put shitty tires on their vehicles.
     
  13. Apr 29, 2012 at 4:25 PM
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    Yeah, keeps cost down and helps them get you back to the dealer to replace there is you are within your "complimentary maintenance"

    I think its called Toyota Care or something like that. Basically they do all the maintenance for the first 2 years or 25,000miles free of charge. If they get tires that need to be replaced around 30K, you get to pay for them...

    my dealer had a special tho...free tires for life, as long as they do your oil changes every 5k...
     
  14. Apr 29, 2012 at 4:33 PM
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    I took my factory tires off the first day I had the truck!!!! They did pretty good up to that time???
     
  15. Apr 29, 2012 at 4:53 PM
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    What's "Complimentary Maintenance"? I'm glad we don't get that in Canada lol
     
  16. Apr 29, 2012 at 4:58 PM
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    The stock tires suck,got 12k out of mine.
     
  17. Apr 29, 2012 at 8:14 PM
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    I have 32,000 on mine and never had a problem, not even a flat. I will agree they are not worth a shit in the snow. Any kind of up hill and I have to put it into 4 wheel or the rear-end will brake loose. When they are worn-out I will look for something with better snow traction.
     
  18. Apr 30, 2012 at 6:32 AM
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    The Dunlop tires (and steel wheels) are THE ONLY thing that I don't like about my truck. I'll wait til these wear out before buying new one though. I don't have that kind of cash laying around. You would think that when they charge $28k - $35k for a truck, they would put a decent set of tires on it.
     
  19. Apr 30, 2012 at 6:35 AM
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    Pugga

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    My friend's new Hyundai came with Michelins... Not all manufacturers put garbage on from the factory.

    I stuck it out til just over 30k miles with the AT20's. The first winter they weren't bad, the second winter was a lot worse and I didn't dare go into the third winter. They were an OK tire for road use but I certainly wouldn't buy them as a replacement.
     
  20. Apr 30, 2012 at 7:56 AM
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    I ended up talking to Dunlop about my displeasure, and got credit for trading them in actually. I think they gave me just over $50 per tire. With rebates and price matching, the local Discount/America's Tire put a set of Revo 2's on my truck for less than $400. THOSE tires are freaking awesome.
     
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