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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 9:42 AM
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    rnish

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    Are you locked into 245’s? You can go to a version of 255’s or 265’s with no trimming.
     
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  2. Aug 13, 2019 at 9:49 AM
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    The problem with dealers is that their choices are few. What they do carry is most likely for people that will never see a trail. Plus they're not tire people with tire experience
    I think you'd be much better off going to the people that only sell tires, and tell them exactly what you'll be doing with your Tacoma.
     
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  3. Aug 13, 2019 at 9:50 AM
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  4. Aug 13, 2019 at 9:57 AM
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    What ever doesn’t make your butt look big!

    Seriously though you will get 50 different responses here. Look for a 3 peak snow rating on the tires. Those are rated for snow/ice driving and will serve you decently in moderate off road adventures as well.

    Don’t be afraid to buy tires online either. You can save a bunch of money and get a better tire than what’s offered locally.
     
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  5. Aug 13, 2019 at 10:00 AM
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    TacomaMike37

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    Michelin Defender LTX M/S are better than all three you listed.
     
  6. Aug 13, 2019 at 10:00 AM
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    Like, so many.
    Definitely do 265s. You’ll love them. I’d like to throw the Nitto Ridge Grapplers into the mix. Outside of that, Duratracs are going to be good.
     
  7. Aug 13, 2019 at 10:17 AM
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    ^^^^^^^^^

    This.........N O T the stealership !!!!!!!!!

    265-75x16 SL & call it good.........

    245's may look wimpy...........:rofl:
     
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  8. Aug 13, 2019 at 10:19 AM
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    none of those. If you dont do any deep snow driving where bigger lugs are necessary.... you will not find a better all season tire that grips almost like a winter tire on ice like a Michelin Defender LTX M/S. There is no tire that will grip nearly as good in wet / ice / light snowy roads than it. Its light, so good for mpgs, and will last a LOOONG time.

    Personally Getting some 265/75R16 in the 116 load range (not an LT tire) of the defender ltx ms put on before this winter.

    rain / wet ... duratracs.... no thanks
     
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  9. Aug 13, 2019 at 10:19 AM
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    This ^^^

    All seasons are ok for a while, but then they will lose it on snow and ice when they start to wear. I think your best bet is two sets of tires and rims. You cant beat real snow and ice winter traction tires for a secure feel on snow. Also, two sets of tires will last you a long time. I'd stay away from the Toyota dealer and go with the tire rack, Costco, or a reputable tire shop.
     
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  11. Aug 13, 2019 at 11:35 AM
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    Yokahamas are absolute shit tires. I had a set and didn’t even get 30k miles out of them.

    I have run both Destination LE2 and Destination A/Ts. The LE2 were on a Jeep and did very well. I would buy those again a ton.
    On my Tacoma I run the Destination A/Ts which is of course an A/T rather than an all season tire. I prefer the A/Ts on a truck because its a truck I think SUV tires look goofy and all seasons don’t handle any off roading.
    The LE2 is just fine for zero off roading though. The A/Ts to me look better and have handled snow great which is not always the case with A/Ts.

    Although I would go straight from Firestone to buy the tires and get lifetime balance and rotation. Its probably a lot cheaper than the dealer.

    I have 265/70/17s and my Destinations were $920 for a set of 5. 4 is cheaper, the LE2s are cheaper and the smaller size is cheaper. I’d suspect a set of 4 LE2s probably cost $550 at a Firestone for lifetime balance rotation and road hazard.
     
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  13. Aug 13, 2019 at 12:33 PM
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    BFG AT K02s 265/70/17. Biggest size tire for stock suspension. No rubs on full turn. Best tire out there. Also make sure you get the C load
     
  14. Aug 13, 2019 at 1:03 PM
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    If you aren't offroad it's hard to beat the Michelin LTX.

    I'm running Goodyear duratracs (2nd set now) and they've been great but if you don't spend much time off pavement they are probably overkill.
     
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  15. Aug 13, 2019 at 1:19 PM
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    No, they really aren’t. :rolleyes:
     
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    none of those three.

    For on pavement, I had an exceptionally good experience with Pireli Scorpions although they never get any love. The Goodyear Wranglers treated me well also. For off the road, but not a full mud tire, I do love the BFG ATs, but not they’re not nearly as good as the above two when it comes to wet pavement or snow/ice.
     
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    Michelin Defenders At or MS2
     
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    Don’t get tired through a dealer, go to Discount.

    I ran (still running) Duratracs and currently have around 42k miles on them. Great tire in ice, snow, pretty much everything.
     
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    I just ordered my second set of falkens.

    $700 installed. First set was <$550 with some shopping around and coupons

    56,000 miles out of my first set
     
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