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Buying A/T tires...

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by slmgt, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. Nov 15, 2010 at 10:54 PM
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    slmgt

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    I was strongly recommended to buy my tires from Les Schwab by a close friend of mine.

    When I spoke with them, they quoted me for the following:
    4 Wild Country XTX Sport tires for 265/65-R17
    Mounted/Installed + 8.7% tax for ~$1080

    Or some other tires (don't remember which ones) for $770 installed. The 'other tires' must be more modest or have some reason for being $300 less

    Is this worth doing and is the price reasonable at all?
     
  2. Nov 15, 2010 at 11:03 PM
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    my friend has these tires in on his 05 tundra, (size might be slightly diff, but hes on 17s also) got 30k out of them and he lives on a fairly windy road so they get quite a bit of cornering, his driveway is also a mile of dirt .... hed buy em again

    but that price is up there he said he only paid 900 OTD this is also in california.
     
  3. Nov 16, 2010 at 10:26 AM
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    Got a quote from an American Car Car Center local dealer for General Grabber AT2's for ~$875 installed. The 265/70-R17s would be a few bucks less and be 10-ply, whereas the 65's would be a few bucks more and thinner tread.

    Would the 70s work and if so, would they be good/better?

    P.S. I'm in Washington right now, but will be back in the bay area (peninsula) in mid-December. I am worried I may not be able to make it safely through even the next month with my Dunlop AT20s though.
     
  4. Nov 16, 2010 at 11:38 AM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Yep the 70's would work fine. They will fill out the wheel well a little more, and you won't rub on stock suspension.
     
  5. Nov 16, 2010 at 11:40 AM
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    worth it. i have all terrains and they are much better grip on and off road, plsu they look much better:)
     
  6. Nov 16, 2010 at 11:41 AM
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    I had Les Schwab Wild Country tires years ago and they were the worst I've ever owned. I had more flats with them in 4 year than I thought possible. I 'd never buy them again.
     
  7. Nov 16, 2010 at 12:04 PM
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    Since they would fill out the wheel well more, would that hinder my abilities on or off road since the tires would be closer to hitting the well?

    What A/Ts do you have and what size are they (265/70R17s or what?). These particular tires (the 70s) would be taller (and therefore deeper tread). What did you do with the stock tires?

    How were the flats caused? (ie: sidewall problems, road hazards, poor installation, poor quality, driving techniques, etc...)
     
  8. Nov 16, 2010 at 1:07 PM
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    stock tires were at 0% treat all around haha so the place got rid of them, and yes bf goodrich A/T, 265,70,16 i think actually. stock off road rim though. looking to upgrade:)
     
  9. Nov 16, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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    all of the flats were through the tread from driving on logging roads, mostly gravel.
     
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