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Good tires for the Pacific Northwest

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by xShimmy, May 26, 2021.

  1. May 26, 2021 at 12:07 PM
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    xShimmy

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    Hello all. Recently picked up a 2021 TRD off road in Voodoo blue.
    I originally was going to get a BFgoodrich K02 tires, but have been told that they are not that great in the rain. I live up in the Pacific Northwest where it rains a lot. And if I plan on going around the state of Washington I will be dealing with lots of rain, and mud. What are some god tires that are good to handle everyday driving of wet pavement, but will also handle wet gravel and mud?
     
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    I've had both Falken Wildpeak AT3W and Goodyear Wranger Duratracs, both have done well in dry, wet, snow, mud, dirt, gravel. Duratracs seem to grip in slush better to me, could be just my imagination as that's what I'm currently driving but I'll be getting another set when I need new tires.
     
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    Living here, I always look for good wet traction. Based on recommendations, I went with the softer SL sidewall Falken Wildpeaks. They have done better than expected in everything that I have thrown at them. Not much mud though. I'm at 25k on this set with 60% remaining and even wear. They look like new.
     
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    K02's are fine in the rain. I ran them, and a number of friends run them. They're also 3 peak, and 50k miles warranty. There's a reason a few other companies are following their tread design. Plus they always seem to be in stock in a number of sizes.
     
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    buckmaster243

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    I’ve never had a problem with the BFGs in the rain. Worth the extra money over the Falken Wildpeaks in my opinion. I didn’t mind the duratracs either. I’ll be putting ko2s on my full-size and my wife’s rig next if that accounts to anything. Skagit Valley
     
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    Ko2s were garbage imo. They broke loose in the wet waaay easier than the St Maxx I'm on now.
     
  9. May 31, 2021 at 8:33 PM
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    Thatbassguy

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    As @1fun701 mentioned, stick to a 3PMSF rated tire. I would also stick to SL load range if possible as the SL versions of some AT's have more siping and a softer rubber compound than the LT versions, which will improve traction.

    Wildpeaks are one of the most popular tires here. They seem to be a great all around tire. A few folks have had balancing issues, but this seems few and far between.

    I had some Yokohama Geolander AT's on my previous 4runner and they were fantastic in snow and good in everything else I threw at them. I can't vouch for mud traction, though. However, no AT will actually be very good in mud.

    There are a lot of good options for you. You're best bet is to search on Discounttire.com or Tirerack.com and filter by type and sort by user ratings. Then just pick one that looks good to you. Asking here might leave you more confused as everyone thinks the tires they have are the best.
     
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    JNG

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    The Yokohama Geolander G015 that @Thatbassguy mentioned are a great wet and snow biased AT tire that performs well in all reasonable conditions, including mud.
     
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