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Help a girl pick tires

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by klaidlaw, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Aug 13, 2019 at 8:22 AM
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    klaidlaw

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    So i'm pulling the girl card here and need some input..... These are the 3 options the Toyota dealer gave me. I live in the Northwest, snow and ice in winter. Main driving is around town but some highway and some mountain passes. I don't want to swap tires each season I want to run one set. What would you pick from these 3 or what's better than these.

    Yokohama Geolander A/T
    Firestone Destination LE
    Dunlop Grandtrek A/T

    UPDATE
    Thanks for all the input. I went with the MCH Defender LTX M/S 265/75/R16
     
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  2. Aug 13, 2019 at 8:27 AM
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    MattCowsmasher

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    Out of those 3 I’d go with the Yokohama I’ve ran those on a different truck and very pleased with them. Service life really good got about 60k before needing replaced.
     
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  3. Aug 13, 2019 at 8:29 AM
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    Shellshock

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    I'd goto discount tire and get some Falken AT3w

    Tires at the dealer are usually way more expensive than getting them from somewhere else.
     
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  4. Aug 13, 2019 at 8:31 AM
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    olekingcole

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    If those are your only options I think you might need a new tire guy.
    If I were you I'd consider getting the:
    BF Goodrich All Terrain K/O2
     
  5. Aug 13, 2019 at 8:31 AM
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    Muddinfun

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    Why would anyone go to the Toyota dealer to buy tires? That's like ordering a burger at Red Lobster.
     
  6. Aug 13, 2019 at 8:32 AM
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    81shark

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    Yoko's suck in the snow
    Destinations are mediocre at best


    I highly recommmend snow tires in the winter. Can some cheap rims on cl and for a few bucks enjoy the added traction
     
  7. Aug 13, 2019 at 8:34 AM
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    WhiteTacoJerms

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    I second the Falken AT3W’s. Getting plenty of highway miles. Comfortable and quiet on the road. Haven’t let me down off-road, in snow, or on ice. And wayyy cheaper than the KO2’s
     
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  8. Aug 13, 2019 at 8:34 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Some stuff. Not a lot, just some.
    Goodyear Duratracs. Great all round tire and snow rated
     
  9. Aug 13, 2019 at 8:35 AM
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    ripcalifornia

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    Wilpeaks are great
     
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  10. Aug 13, 2019 at 8:36 AM
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    whatstcp

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    Probably the Yokohamas. I had the Firestone Destinations and they were great commuting tires and I got the best gas mileage I have ever had on my Tacoma when I ran them. However, in anything that wasn't wet or dry they didn't perform too well like snow. They didn't perform well at all in snow.
     
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  11. Aug 13, 2019 at 8:36 AM
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    Loving my Wildpeaks as well! +1 for the price too
     
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  12. Aug 13, 2019 at 8:40 AM
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    Avoid the Destination LE and the Grandtrek if you're looking for decent snow traction. You'd be better off with something more aggressive than either of those options.
    The Falken AT3-W, Yokohama Geolander A/T, BF Goodrich TA/KO, and Goodyear Trailrunner or AT Adventure will perform much, MUCH better as all-around tires. They're capable of light off-roading, give excellent snow traction, but still run pretty quiet & smooth on the road.

    But I agree with what others have said; if you told your dealer the same thing you told us, and those are the options they gave you...go someplace else.
     
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    Another resource is Tirerack. Also check some local independent tire dealers. The Toyota dealer options are limited and expensive. Costco has good prices if you have one near you.
     
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  14. Aug 13, 2019 at 8:55 AM
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    list is growing fast
    The cooper at3 4s are getting rave reviews on snow and ice.
     
  15. Aug 13, 2019 at 8:57 AM
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    ^^ Agree no need to go to dealer. OP is in the PNW and so I am going to recommend she go to Les Schwab. Most of their in-house brands are made by Toyo and they have good customer service.
     
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  16. Aug 13, 2019 at 9:03 AM
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    Cooper Discoverer AT 3s for a good all around tire that won't break the bank.
     
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    These would be the tires I would look at if I was shopping for your requirements:

    Cooper Discoverer A/T3
    Toyo Open Country A/T 2
    Falken Wildpeak A/T3W

    I wanted a slightly more aggressive tire so I opted for a hybrid but I was considering all of the above.

    Also, you could opt for a 265/70-16 which is about the same diameter and might open up some tire options for you. Or you could go +1 and get a 265/75-16 which should work with a completely stock truck.
     
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    none of those. Duratracs.
     
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    Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac?
     
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