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continental cross contact LS 20's

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by harpolith, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. Jan 22, 2012 at 9:48 PM
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    the stock dunlaps on my 2012 double cab are TERRIBLE in snow/ice... i need some new tires pronto. can anyone comment on the conti LS 20's vs michelin LTX M/S2's? the michelins come highly recomended here on TW but at $190 a tire, they are a little more than what i was hoping to spend. the conti's look like a very comparable tire for $55 less per tire. any advice would be appreciated... i do 95% of my driving on hiway/city. looking for a good all-season tire, noise/quiet ride is a big one for me. i also need something good on snow/ice. finding a good balance is what i'm after.
     
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    Nitto Dura Grappler is very similar to the LTX M/S based on tread design and siping. Performs well in snow and ice as well.

    Goodyear fortera Triple Tread is in second place behind the Michelin on the tire rack reviews.
     
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    Treadwright's would be a little loud for what he's after.
     
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    UPDATE: i just had the M/S2's installed. UNBELIEVEABLE improvement over the stock dunlaps on snowpacked city streets and wet pavement. my anti-lock breaks were kicking in constantly with the dunlaps- not any more! i'm very happy with the new michelin's. on the dry interstate, i didn't notice much different- maybe slightly quieter, but not much different. on dry city streets, i feel like they just grab quite a bit better. i initially thought that maybe my new double cab was just a lot heavier than my '98 tacoma and it didn't drive as well on snow/wet pavement. not the case- now it drives like a tacoma should drive!
     
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