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buying new tires. looking for some advice !!

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by savoy, Apr 14, 2009.

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Which to pick ?

  1. Kumho - Road venture MT

    27.3%
  2. Generaltire - Grabber AT2

    47.7%
  3. Firestone - destination MT

    25.0%
  1. Apr 14, 2009 at 4:58 PM
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    savoy

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    I'm about to purchase new tires for my truck, I have three choices and the dealer is going to sell them all for the same cost. so im left guess which one to pick !!

    Kumho - Road Venture MT
    link - http://www.kumhotire.ca/tires/details.php?line=2&cat=22&ptn=KL71

    General - grabber AT2
    link - http://www.generaltire.com/tires/T5/Grabber-ATsup2-sup

    Firestone - Destination MT
    link - http://www.firestonetire.ca/tireselector/GlamourIndex_FS_CA.aspx?ProductID=1058

    I do a mix amount of driving city, highway, and trail
    but mostly city ...

    any input is helpful
     
  2. Apr 14, 2009 at 5:18 PM
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    savoy

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    just realized theres a wheels and tires page ...sorry
     
  3. Apr 14, 2009 at 5:25 PM
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    TengoTaco

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    Any reason you are going to a dealer?

    What are they charging you?
     
  4. Apr 14, 2009 at 5:31 PM
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    I'm going to OKtire and geting a millitary discount ...im paying 1056.00 CND for the tires with insulation and a warranty

    the dealer said its my pick of tire...
     
  5. Apr 14, 2009 at 5:32 PM
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    i just got a new set today. i got the michelins at2 great ride, good traction i had 12k on my firestone dest. at and they were shot, flat spots and rounded i will never buy a fireston tire again
     
  6. Apr 14, 2009 at 5:32 PM
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    None of these, get the Nitto Terra Grapplers
     
  7. Apr 14, 2009 at 5:33 PM
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    grabber AT2 for sure, post some pics when you get them on to, whatever tire you end up going with
     
  8. Apr 14, 2009 at 5:33 PM
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    I'd go Firestone MT with those choices
     
  9. Apr 14, 2009 at 5:34 PM
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    do you go off road? in the mud
     
  10. Apr 14, 2009 at 5:36 PM
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    and just out of curiousity, are you leaving suspension stock? or are you putting a lift?
     
  11. Apr 14, 2009 at 9:27 PM
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    I bought Goodyears new Duratrac wranglers. They seem to be a great tire. Paid 134 each. You should check into these as well
     
  12. Apr 15, 2009 at 1:32 AM
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    to answer questions above ....I do off road quite abit in all types of terrain mostly soft gravel/mud

    I'm leaving the suspension stock for now until i can find an comfortable replacement


    Keep in mind I must pick one of the three as they are all i can get the deal for ....
     
  13. Apr 15, 2009 at 3:01 PM
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    I went with the Michelin LTX M/S 285 65 R-16's.
    These are supposedly the best choice for the first gen Tacoma. The best choice based on: Ride quality, Durability, Handling, Traction, Rain water displacement. These are very quiet tires as well.

    I have been really happy with mine. Maybe my research is now dated. I don't know but I am surprised that I don't see these listed here.

    Folks have reported that they get 80K out of these tires. I am probably going to find out!

    Bing0
     
  14. Apr 15, 2009 at 3:58 PM
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    I would spend more money and get a little better tire...

    Sorry if that doesn't help :rolleyes:
     
  15. Apr 15, 2009 at 6:56 PM
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    if your going to spend more money go with
    the Bridgestone A/T Revos :)
     
  16. Apr 15, 2009 at 7:48 PM
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    definetly the grabbers because they are the only all-terrains on the list and the m/t's won't last very long on the road and you wrote that do alot of city driving.The look like BFG A/T's which i think are the best tires ever made for a on/off road mix and they last 60-70k miles!
     
  17. Apr 15, 2009 at 8:04 PM
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    go with the kumhos:D but if ya do more city then go with the at2s
     
  18. Apr 16, 2009 at 11:01 AM
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    +2 on the Nitto Terra Grapplers. I love these tires. If you do mostly ON road driving an AT may better suit your needs than a MT. If you are dead set on MT's, go with the Firestone Destinations, Tire Rack #1 tire. Make sure to post pics when you get them!
     
  19. Apr 19, 2009 at 6:30 PM
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    thanks for every ones input
     
  20. Apr 19, 2009 at 6:36 PM
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    I'd get the Kumho KL71's or the General AT2's with a lean toward the Kumho's. They'll make your truck look tougher, and I've heard for being a MT that they are very well behaved on the street with good wear characteristics.
     
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