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Best tires for the northwest?

Discussion in 'North West' started by FltMedic, Dec 10, 2017.

  1. Dec 10, 2017 at 7:09 AM
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    FltMedic

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    im wondering what your guys take on the best tire for the northwest is? Something that handles snow, ice, occasional sand and mud and of course the down pours we get.
     
  2. Dec 10, 2017 at 7:14 AM
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  3. Dec 10, 2017 at 7:18 AM
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  4. Dec 10, 2017 at 7:21 AM
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    This is what I have and I live in Oregon. We get ice and snow in winter and as long as I drive slow and steady, I'm able to get the taco to wherever I need to go.
     
  5. Dec 10, 2017 at 12:08 PM
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    I cant believe I get to be the first one to recommend the BFG All terrains. That spot is almost always taken!! BFG like the Duratrac has the snowflake on the side wall and that is all you need...lol. Seriously I have replaced both the OEM tires on the Tacoma and our F150 with them and they are a step up.
     
  6. Dec 10, 2017 at 1:27 PM
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    On my 05 Tacoma I had toyo MTs and they actually were great in the snow but I'm thinking I'll grab a set of the Ko2s. Now I just need to find some wheels
     
  7. Dec 10, 2017 at 2:57 PM
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    Thanks for the info
     
  9. Dec 11, 2017 at 8:31 PM
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    Dynapro AT-M's meet the industry standards for severe snow service requirements, even though they don't have the 3 peaks symbol. Just another option.
     
  10. Dec 18, 2017 at 8:36 AM
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    The local Discount Tire said they have heard good feedback regarding the Falken Wildpeak A/T3W tires. They are next on my list after I use up my stock tires.
     
  11. Dec 19, 2017 at 6:37 AM
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    BFG KO2. Best all around tire imo. Have used mine in the snow a couple times this winter and they continue to impress me. Fantastic traction in the rain and dry pavement as well.
     
  12. Dec 19, 2017 at 6:41 AM
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    I went with the BRO2s as well due to their all around style. Shout out to your avatar, awesome closer for your posts.

    As far as Grabbers are concerned, my buddy @90yota is going to the KBROs soon as his don't handle snow well at all in Montana.
     
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    Haha thanks. #loveJimcarrey
    Ko2’s def are a good choice. Aggressive but not too aggressive.
     
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  14. Dec 19, 2017 at 6:46 AM
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    I agree completely on that, used to run MT's all the time when I was younger. I never wheeled enough to warrant the look and have shit traction in wet or snow. Too bad I think those days of being a comical genious are behind him now...not from ability, but from a passion to do it anymore.
     
  15. Dec 19, 2017 at 6:52 AM
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    Agree 100%. His Ace Ventura days are gone but not forgotten. Watched when nature calls last week, lol. Also agree on the MTs. Funny when I see most people on MTs on their daily that drive 95% pavement. To each their own :)
     
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    I did the same thing...my guess is "Netflix and self-chill" went down?
     
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    Haha ohhh yaaaa. Well next on the list was dumb and dumber. Can’t go wrong there either.
     
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    I assume you have seen all of his great works? Yea man, as a kid one of my biggest mistakes was hanging out with a friend while my parents went to see that in the theatre. My pops wouldn't stop talking about the movie for almost two weeks!
     
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    Jim Carey's opus aside - I'm sort of trying to answer the same question here. I do a fair amount of highway mileage in the summer, go up to Mt. Baker a fair bit in the winter. Got a second set of wheels with Blizzaks mounted and love how those deal with true winter conditions on Mt. Baker Highway - but even in the winter, it seems like I'm optimizing for a pretty small part of my overall driving. And the rest of the year, I find that the all seasons (stock Dunlops) suck on wet dirt/logging roads when I'm out trail building in the spring/fall.

    So I've been thinking whether there's one tire that can do it all, if not perfectly than well enough. Is that the Duratrac? As in, better off road-ish (not truly off-road, but on logging/dirt roads and such) than an all season, almost as quiet on the highway as an all season, almost as good in snow as a proper winter tire, almost as good on tread life as an all season, as good in wet conditions as either a winter or all season tire?
     
  20. Feb 20, 2018 at 12:53 PM
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    Sorry but your never really gonna get a tire that does good off road and in the snow and is as quiet as an all season.
     

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