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Help on tires?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Stubbs95tacoma, Aug 19, 2011.

?

What tires?

Poll closed Dec 31, 2012.
  1. Maxis Bighorns

    12.9%
  2. Wrangler Duratrac

    51.6%
  3. Other (please specify)

    35.5%
  1. Aug 19, 2011 at 3:54 PM
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    Stubbs95tacoma

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    Hey im in the market for some new tires and was wondering if any of you had the tires and what you think of them thanks :D I will be offroad quite a bit and road noise isnt a factor,
     
  2. Aug 19, 2011 at 4:00 PM
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    GatorComa

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    What are you looking for? Are you gonna be offroad quite a bit or looking for something with good street manners, etc?
     
  3. Aug 19, 2011 at 4:02 PM
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    Stubbs95tacoma

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    Offroad Alot forgot to mention that!
     
  4. Aug 19, 2011 at 4:02 PM
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    Have you tried searching on here? There is a TON of info on here about tires for various trucks, uses, budgets, etc...

    Before voting, I would want to know a couple things...

    1. What is your budget?
    2. What is the primary use of your truck? (Weekend warrior, frequent wheeler, mall crawler, etc...)

    Once you get that figured out, you can use that to narrow down your choices even more.

    Good luck!

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  5. Aug 19, 2011 at 4:04 PM
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    Stubbs95tacoma

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    Best friends a tire rep sooo i get them for cheep and ill be basically mudding and messin around offroad.
     
  6. Aug 19, 2011 at 4:08 PM
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    GatorComa

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    I would recommend bf goodrich mud terrain km2's. I've had two sets of them now on two different trucks and they're awesome! The km2 performs great offroad, much better than many other tires I have witnessed, but it still has relatively good road manners for the type of tire; not too loud or rough, considering. Also, tread life is better than most other offroad tires, and the sidewall seems to be pretty tough. One downside is they are not an inexpensive tire, but I think they're worth the money. I'm a believer in you get what you pay for. Just my 2 cents

    EDIT: I've never seen duratracs in action, but from what I've heard they're also a great tire, but more of an all around/all terrain, not quite as focused on offroad performance
     
  7. Aug 19, 2011 at 4:08 PM
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    If that's the case, why do you have it narrowed down to just those two?

    I would go with the BFG Mud-Terrain KM2 or the Mickey Thompson MTZ's - I've owned both, wheeled with both and loved them both.

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  8. Aug 19, 2011 at 4:11 PM
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    Stubbs95tacoma

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    i just like the bighorns and have heard nothing but good things about the wranglers
     
  9. Aug 19, 2011 at 4:12 PM
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    I have almost 25k to 30k on my bighorns. I love them, I just tried talking a friend of mine into getting the same tire size and all on his 2011 4 runner. I have had no problems at all with mine. Noisy, but cheap and I am really glad I got them on my truck.
     
  10. Aug 19, 2011 at 4:13 PM
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    i heard the bighorns have a good lifespan
     
  11. Aug 19, 2011 at 4:15 PM
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    I drive kind of fast and its a rough ride to work as far as mountain and curvy driving, handles it no problem. Off road has been good so far too.
     
  12. Aug 19, 2011 at 4:19 PM
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    I only have a 4 mile round trip every day soo it will only be rough for 8 mins a day lol :D
     
  13. Aug 19, 2011 at 4:20 PM
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    If it were me, I would still go with the BFG M/T KM2 or MTZ's for what it sounds like you are looking for, and given that you are getting the hook-up on them.

    With that being said, the Duratrac's are awesome and do have great reviews - they are what I will be getting when it comes time for tires.

    If you go with the Duratrac's, be sure you sign for TreadLightly.org for a one-year, Individual membership and you can use the $100 Manufacturer Mail-In Rebate they offer. Net gain will be $75.

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  14. Aug 19, 2011 at 4:26 PM
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    i can get the duratracs for 100 bucks a tire ;D
     
  15. Aug 19, 2011 at 4:28 PM
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    Duratracs - they are a PITA to balance but otherwise I love them. Super sturdy in the snow and winter crap and just as capable offroad.
     
  16. Aug 19, 2011 at 4:32 PM
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    So then you're only looking at $325 for the tires (plus tax) if you do the Tread Lightly rebate.

    I'd do that if I were you.

    Regardless of how great the Bighorns might be...in my experience, you do get what you pay for. Maybe not right away, but in the end, that's how it's always gone for me.

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  17. Aug 19, 2011 at 5:25 PM
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    I lost track thousands of dollars ago.
    Jump on that ^ I love my duratracks.
     
  18. Aug 19, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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    Hankook Dynapro ATm... because:

    low price,
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    great mud, snow and sand performance.
     
  19. Aug 19, 2011 at 5:50 PM
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    BFG All Terrain. Great on road manners, outstanding tread life, as well as good off road.
     
  20. Aug 19, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    ehhh im looking for a more aggressive tread
     
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