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i have a tire decision to make and need some help guys

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by No Rangers Here, Jan 31, 2013.

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Which one should get please help

  1. General Grabbers red labels

    31.9%
  2. Toyo Open Country M/T

    43.0%
  3. Other

    25.2%
  1. Jan 31, 2013 at 8:06 PM
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    No Rangers Here

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    Hey guys these are the 2 types of tire I'm looking into both at 33s can you tell the reasons why one is better than the other and which one i should get thanks

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  2. Jan 31, 2013 at 8:12 PM
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    GREEKBOY12295

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    What kind of off roading do you do? Im just saying if its not strictly dirt Grabbers dont grab shit. They are also very heavy. I consider them a "looks" tire.
     
  3. Jan 31, 2013 at 8:17 PM
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    i do higher speed trail running like prerunner stuff but i keep hearing that so mostly dirt and a little mud when it rains.
     
  4. Jan 31, 2013 at 8:22 PM
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    In mud they pretty much turn into slicks. Last weekend I went wheeling with members and he tried climbing a muddy hill with his Grabbers and started sliding down because he couldn't grip anything. He was sliding backwards btw
     
  5. Jan 31, 2013 at 8:25 PM
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    This truck I wheel with some times is a chase truck for off road events and has the Toyos. They are a good all around tire.
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Jan 31, 2013 at 8:53 PM
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    okay so thats good to know. any other tires that you guys think are better
     
  7. Jan 31, 2013 at 8:55 PM
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  8. Jan 31, 2013 at 9:01 PM
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    are grabbers really that shitty? i was plaing on getting the next
     
  9. Jan 31, 2013 at 9:01 PM
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    I've never heard anyone say a thing bad about MT/Rs with Kevlar. Great on road performance. Great off road traction. Very strong sidewalls as oppose to the duratracs. I just ordered some ($290/tire mounted and balanced).
     
  10. Jan 31, 2013 at 9:02 PM
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    Great tire!
     
  11. Jan 31, 2013 at 9:04 PM
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  12. Jan 31, 2013 at 9:08 PM
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    This isnt a hill you want to be sliding down.
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  13. Jan 31, 2013 at 9:15 PM
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  14. Jan 31, 2013 at 9:19 PM
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    It's time for new tires for me. I'm currently running 37" bias ply Mickey Thompson Baja Claws and these things get A LOT of attention. Here's my problem...One of them has gone bad and is so bouncy between 20 & 30mph, and so old it's like pulling teeth to get shops to do a balance. Which may not even cure the bouncy problem.

    Being that tires are so freakin' expensive, I'll probably have to get one at a time. My problem...I'm having trouble finding anything that I know isn't going to wear out super fast, and is as aggressive as these BC's I'm using.

    Everything I see looks way too smooth for me. The enormous sidebiters have spoiled me. I put my 35" BFG AT I use for a spare on the other day and was so embarrassed just looking at it at my house, it had to come off immediately. It looked like some dune buggy from the 70's.

    This truck needs incredibly aggressive tires that are going to wear decently, ride smooth on the road (probably radials this time around) and come in under $300 a tire. This truck isn't my daily, but will see asphalt on it's way to the dirt. Everything Discount shows me I laugh at. They're all so wussy looking after running these things for 8 or more years. Ideally I want to go with some 38"ers, but they have to be chunky as fawk. Looks like I'm going to have to dig down into the wallet real deep.
     
  15. Jan 31, 2013 at 9:22 PM
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    Same thing in snow with the BFG KOs. They can't clear tread in those conditions. They're really good for sand and rocks, but any crappy conditions and they fail hard.
     
  16. Jan 31, 2013 at 9:35 PM
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    okay are the mt/r really heavy because of the kevlar
     
  17. Jan 31, 2013 at 9:38 PM
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    Im happy with my Toyo M/Ts thus far. The edges are showing some early signs of crumble. I think the Generals are savage. I'd go with them. BOOM
     
  18. Jan 31, 2013 at 9:59 PM
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    On my second set of Toyos. Will never own another set of MT/s. They're pricey, but if these last 5 years like my old ones did(and still going on another truck) why should Igo with another tire? I do mostly on-road driving and some sand/mud. Great under all conditions I've put them through.
     
  19. Jan 31, 2013 at 10:00 PM
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    Between the two, the toyo's...

    IMO, get some BFG KM2's or the new Goodyear MTR's
     
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    I went wheeling last weekend with a guy here that has the generals and they are awful in snow. They look great, but who builds trucks for looks? I love my cooper discoverer STT's so far. I've heard good things about the toyo's too
     
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