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Getting new tires, have a couple n00b questions (yes, I searched)

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Beancooker, Aug 12, 2019 at 7:53 PM.

  1. Aug 12, 2019 at 7:53 PM
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    Beancooker

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    None yet, that’s why I’m here.
    I searched and read a fair bit, and a lot if my questions have been answered, but I still have two:

    Okay, so my wife decided that it is time to ditch the stock tires and get some decent off road tires. I’m petty partial to the BFG KO2’s.

    1. The KO2 vs KO2DT. Read all about the differences. I’m in AZ, rare to see snow. I’m assuming the DT would be just fine for off roading, and I benefit from a 50k warranty. Are there any downsides to the DT?

    Edited the second question. After continued searching, I found the answer. Still curious about question one.
     
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  2. Aug 12, 2019 at 7:57 PM
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    MolonLabe1977

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    From what I've gained from reading on here, 265/75/16 is going to be the biggest size without a lift or other trimming. Can't really answer the others, but somebody will come along.
     
  3. Aug 12, 2019 at 7:58 PM
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    Won’t fit without suspension mods. Will hit cab mounts and front well. Maybe other parts. Lots of threads on that size.
     
  4. Aug 12, 2019 at 8:21 PM
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    None yet, that’s why I’m here.
    Edited the second question. After continued searching, I found the answer. Still curious about question one.
     
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    255/85/16 is the biggest. There is a big thread on them.
     
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    Does anyone know if 285/75R16 will rub with 2inch lift?
     
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    If you do reach snow and deal with it regularly you'll want better tread than the regular KO2s could ever provide anyhow. Get the DTs, avoid snow, have a better warranty and stronger sidewalls. Sounds like a solid choice to me.
     
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  8. Aug 12, 2019 at 8:31 PM
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    None yet, that’s why I’m here.
    @photogr4x4 Thank you! I appreciate the feedback.



    Bongbong, your answer lies within the search button. Here is a link.

    Largest tires WITHOUT a lift
     
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    Save some dough. Get General Grabbers ATX.
     
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    Well, the BFGs are $188 each. The generals are $174. Saves me $56

    For $56 I’d rather have the reliability of the BFGs.
     
  11. Aug 12, 2019 at 8:59 PM
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    I've heard good reviews about the newer Generals but nothing long-term unfortunately. KO2s might not get past 65% good reviews (that I've seen) but they're well documented and reviewed through many years.
     
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    I would 100% do a DT long life tire in AZ. General tires are softer and designed for more rounded climates. Regular KO2's are snowflake rated, so softer.

    Toyo Open Country AT2's have really good tread life in the Extreme LT form, and are a harder compound.
     
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    KO2’s are great for dry, desert roads with sharp rocks, including old basalt (lava).

    [Edit] I used to get up to 40k with them on my work truck (70/30 percent on and off-road) and over 45K on my personal trucks (85/15)] and I have not had any significant gouging on them from the roads I drive with them. Also, I have never gotten a blowout in over 600k miles using KO’s on all of my former Toyota’s, including our work trucks.

    I’ve only owned KO’s when I worked off-road a lot, and still use them for my recreational off-road trips, including when towing and remote camping with a lot of gear, steel armor and extra water in my 2017.

    People are right though, they don’t do as well as other tires on snow, but how often does that happen in our desert but for a few days every couple years?
     
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    I have always run BFG AT for the past 35 years on all my 4wheels drives. But not on my Yotas. Something about them and the balancing. BFGs are always known for being hard to balance and take a lot of weight. They are an extremely hard tire to keep maintained. Hands down a Toyo AT2 is a better tire, 65K mile warranty. They are better in the rain,sand and very quiet and don't require a lot of weight to balance. BFGs are great looking tires and now that I run Toyos, BFGs are just pretty!
     
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    Stay on the forums long enough and you’ll quickly find that KO2s aren’t that reliable. Or at least anymore reliable. The Generals offer both 3 peak rating and a 60k mile warranty. The KO2s do not offer this.
     
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    KO2’s have a 6-year/50K mile warranty.

    As far as reliability, according to some, I guess Ive been really lucky with KO’s and KO2’s over my last 600,000+ miles driving with them...
     
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    I've also run KO and Ko2s for the past 12 years and never had a single problem. My last set of the snow rated ones on my 2016 tacoma got about 40k miles, and still had another 5k or so when swapped them for the next size up. I'd call that reliable, especially with the amount of offroad I do.
     
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    The warranty only applies to select sizes. You either get a warranty and no 3peak or you get 3 peak and no warranty. General offers both.

    I ran BFGs exclusively for many years and multiple vehicles, they aren’t bad but there are a lot of other really good tires out there
     
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    I have three peaks and the 50K warranty, it must have changed since you last had some, all BFG’s are covered:
    https://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/Tire-Warranty.page
     
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    Why isnt goodyear wrangler duratracs on your list. Ran the ko2s and currently on the duratracs and are by far superior in my opinion.
     

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