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Consumer Reports Tire Review

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by TexasJay, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. Oct 4, 2008 at 10:28 PM
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    TexasJay

    TexasJay [OP] If..Then..Else

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    FYI...

    I received my November issue of Consumer Reports and they review Light Truck and SUV tires. It should be hitting the news stands pretty quick.

    A favorite among many Taco owners here, the Bridgestone Revo was highly recommended. They say it's a high performing tire that stands out in 'all weather performance'.

    It's kind of hard to go into all the details because they rate the tires in 10 catagories. Depends on what you are looking for.

    It did surprise me a little that the General Grabber was the highest rated all season tire. Go Figure. It was even one of the best for Fuel Mileage. I may have to rethink my next tire purchase.

    One other note: The Michelin LTX A/T 2 was the highest rated A/T tire for Tread Life.

    Might be worth a couple of bucks to pick up a copy.
     
  2. Oct 4, 2008 at 10:48 PM
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    05PreRunner

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    thanks for posting...
    I'm gonna have pick up a copy..:cool:
     
  3. Oct 4, 2008 at 11:06 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    good to know, thanks for the post
     
  4. Oct 5, 2008 at 6:13 AM
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    Brunes

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    I'll be looking for a copy I think...Tires are coming sooner or later.
     
  5. Oct 5, 2008 at 7:03 AM
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    concrete jedi

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    I will be needing a set of tires before the next inspection...which is this month :eek:
     
  6. Oct 7, 2008 at 10:30 AM
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    you guys have to think about this as the michelin is a harder yes you will see more miles out of the michelin But in the wet or snow the tire is going to handle like shit you are not going to be happy with as for the general for you guys that like to off road this not the tire for you
    it is not going to hold up sidewalls are weak
    If you guys were in jersey all of you would have the revos on your tacomas just my op
     
  7. Oct 7, 2008 at 10:33 AM
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    David Tarantino

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    sorry just not a big fan of c/r but its a good post
     
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