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Best tires for ride quality yet with a rugged look..

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by jpugh2003, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. Mar 12, 2019 at 2:28 AM
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    jpugh2003

    jpugh2003 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a 2019 SR5 RWD. I’m looking for a tire that’s fits the following: improves ride quality, improves looks and yet isn’t a much bigger tire size (height wise) that the stock tires. Thanks for advice in advance.

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  2. Mar 12, 2019 at 3:12 AM
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    BFG KO2's are my vote. My Sport is a mall crawler but I wanted my truck to look buff. The BFG's have a cool sweeping side walls and are knobby but they have no road noise. Also, get the 6 ply even though they will try to sell you on the 10 ply. The 6 ply is more flexible so rides smoother.
     
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  3. Mar 12, 2019 at 3:35 AM
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    Chad_QS18

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    I prefer Toyos myself. The Toyo Open Country A/T are a pretty good tire. Rugged looking sidewalls and not much road noise. I currently have the Open Country R/Ts, more aggressive and definitely road noise.
     
  4. Mar 12, 2019 at 3:41 AM
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    EF

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    For the BFG’s The 6 ply is only available in 17 inch. The 10 ply is the 265 75 16 and the 8 ply is 245 75 16. This truck appears to be sporting 16 inch wheels and I can attest the 8 and 10 ply tires will likely not improve ride quality. They will look aggressive!
     
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  5. Mar 12, 2019 at 3:49 AM
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    desmodue

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    I highly suggest the round black ones
     
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  6. Mar 12, 2019 at 3:54 AM
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    Firestone Destination AT. Price is great, ride quality won't suffer and it's a very quiet tire.

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  7. Mar 12, 2019 at 3:54 AM
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    Watkinseli91

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    I just put Falken Wildpeak AT3-W on my 17 sport and I love them! So much more aggressive looking and the size i went with (265/70-17) fit with no rubbing on stock suspension with stock wheels. No noticeable road noise to me but I am use to AT tires anyway so.....Also added about an inch of lift. Looks so much better IMO :)
     
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    I’ve always liked the BFG KO’s. They look good but go down the road nice.
     
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    Cooper STT Pro's ride is smooth and they are nice looking.

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    Icon Stage 8 (tubular UCAs) Cooper Discoverer AT3 XLT 285/70/R17 17" 4 Runner TRD PRO SEMA wheels TRD PRO skid plate limo tint
    I went Cooper Discoverer AT3 XLT. I like the aggressiveness of them, and didn't lose the MPGs.
     
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    If you want nice ride in an all terrain, doesn’t sacrifice mpg, quiet, nothing beats Michelin atx LT2. Great reviews .
     
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  12. Mar 12, 2019 at 4:17 AM
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    I went with the KO-Bros 265/70-r17.

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    I have terra grapplers on mine in 315/75/16 and couldn’t be happier. Quite smooth ride and gained about 1-2 mpg back over my mtr kevlars
     
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    A side note... A free way to greatly increase the aggressive look is to remove the front lower air dam. The air dam only helps MPG a little if you do most of your driving on highways. Otherwise, it only takes a few minutes and 6-8 bolts to give your truck an aggressive approach.
     
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    Ko2’s FTW

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    Looks and your other goals are a bit conflicting. Something will have to compromise a bit.

    I vote Michelin ATs. 'Cause with 2wd, the looks are the lesser important goal.
     
  17. Mar 12, 2019 at 5:01 AM
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    I went with the 10 ply Yokohama Geolanders 265/70/17. I do the forestry roads in the summer and they also did quite well this winter. Great in snow, packed snow but I’m not crazy with how they do on ice or black ice. Go with a dedicated winter tire for ice driving. A29C16CA-B892-4739-9535-98036F5D6B36.jpg12541F57-2815-4C6C-B88C-D4E42180F172.jpg
     
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    And hows the noise?
     
  19. Mar 12, 2019 at 5:07 AM
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    This. I had ko2 and they were trash I preferyhe toyo at
     
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    I went with Nitto Terra Grappler in stock height with a wider width, 265/70R16 on factory wheels. C5F01C73-F6E4-49ED-8FA2-BEE2C64E9640.jpg 59975C82-0C49-4375-8058-62BA9947CCA8.jpg
     

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