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Best Tire replacement

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by willee51, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. Feb 23, 2013 at 7:09 AM
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    willee51

    willee51 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    REF: 2013 Tacoma, 4x4, auto, access-cab, all stock!

    I will soon need to replace my "stock" tires, so I need advice from you folks on the direction to go!

    I realize, I cannot have everthing in this replacement tire, so I'll go for the one that meets the majority of my wants:

    1. Stock size
    2. somewhat quiet
    3. Long tread-life (I'm retired and not rich :D)
    4. 75% hi-way, 25% off road on un-improved dirt fireroads (somewhat muddy after a storm). So, a true road tread will not do the job. Been to many places where the stock tires failed and I had to go to 4-wheel, to get out!!

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. Feb 23, 2013 at 7:18 AM
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    DigB

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  3. Feb 23, 2013 at 7:35 AM
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    I have always like Cooper tires I have a set of Cooper ATRS on my 2011 DC
     
  4. Feb 23, 2013 at 11:09 AM
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    nathan3306

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  5. Feb 23, 2013 at 11:26 AM
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    bubba353z

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    Check out the Firestone Destination A/T @ Tire Rack. Top rated in it's class.
     
  6. Feb 23, 2013 at 11:30 AM
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    evanmb31

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    I had these on my old s-10, liked them alot
     
  7. Feb 23, 2013 at 11:32 AM
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  8. Feb 23, 2013 at 11:45 AM
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    Im on my 2nd set of BFG AT KO’s. I’m sure when the time comes again for tires, I will do the same. I believe I got about 50k miles on my first set.
     
  9. Feb 23, 2013 at 11:45 AM
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    P9HST2

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    I'd go with this one for your needs, or maybe the Cooper Discoverer A/T3.
     
  10. Feb 23, 2013 at 12:03 PM
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  11. Feb 23, 2013 at 12:04 PM
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    x2 or cooper at3, toyo at II are nice too and both come w a treadwear warranty


    treaddepot.com or discounttiredirect.com
     
  12. Feb 23, 2013 at 12:41 PM
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    miniceptor86

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    I'm getting close to needing new rubber also and have just about settled on the Goodyear silent armor's for the following reasons:

    1. Good reveiws
    2. My current triple treads have residual tread wear warranty
    3. My local independent Goodyear dealer has competitive pricing when you consider lifetime 5K rotation/balancing and it's where I get the oil changed
    4. I want something more aggressive than the triple treads even though I like the look of the tread and sidewall of the triple treads (my second set)
     
  13. Feb 23, 2013 at 1:36 PM
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    This is a pretty classic answer when someone is interested in tire life as one of the higer priorities. Lots of reports of the AT KOs going 50k miles +.

    I like my Hankook Dynapros because they're still a lightweight tire but have good tread patterns and are a little more beefy than a stock tire. (44 psi max on the P-series). I lost less than 1 mpg with going to a 276/65R16 and if I calculated out the difference in revolutions per mile I'm probably not actually losing anything. Plus they're one of the cheaper AT tires. BUT, I've only had them for 20K miles. Basically no visible wear at this point but who knows how lon they will last.
     
  14. Feb 23, 2013 at 6:02 PM
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    .....so good! All good info at this point!

    Of course, most folks feel their tire is Best or they would not have purchased them!

    But there is a BEST all-round tire out there somewhere :cheers::cheers:
     
  15. Feb 23, 2013 at 6:43 PM
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    Went with these BFG Rugged Terrain due to reviews, price (at Discount tire), & like the tread pattern more than the stockers:

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    They have been great so far.
     
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  16. Feb 23, 2013 at 6:58 PM
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    does turning tires to black wall out count? How bout added snug top rebel.
    You can never go wrong with Michelins! I use LTX AT2, and have had great results.
     
  17. Feb 23, 2013 at 7:20 PM
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    running them now...good tire...trying to decide to do a repeat this spring or go to good-year wrangler
     
  18. Feb 24, 2013 at 11:02 AM
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    This. For this guy's application, they're perfect. I would've gotten a second pair myself after putting over 60K miles on them but I wanted something more aggressive.
     
  19. Feb 24, 2013 at 11:30 AM
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    What is YOUR stock size? Because they can be different. Mine came with 265's. So if you have the smaller stock 245's you could go a little bigger?

    I put on the Duratracs and so far they have been really good in the snow. But havent really been out in the dirt or mud yet with them.
     
  20. Feb 27, 2013 at 5:58 PM
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    What did you go with for the replacement; why?
     
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