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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. Feb 1, 2013 at 3:06 PM
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    Box Rocket

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    Here's my opinion.....take it or leave it.

    General Grabbers are definitely a good looking tire, but are heavy and are consistently not good in anything but sand.

    Toyo MT's are also a "looker" tire that is CRAZY HEAVY.

    I wouldn't get either of those.

    Goodyear Duratracs are great in the snow, but rarely go past 30K miles from what I've seen, and have weak sidewalls. I also think they are hatchet wound ugly.

    BFG KM2's are a good tire, not great in snow unless you have them siped. Great in all terrain and I had 40K on the set I just took off my truck and there is still 60% tread left. Great tire IMO.

    MT/R w Kevlar. Little more aggressive and heavier than the KM2 but not bad. Not great on ice/snow. Great in the rocks with strong sidewalls. Rarely I'll hear experience like BFoster133 posted where the tires wore out fast or had blown sidewalls. Personally I think the fast wear is because how the tires are being used, i.e. low pressure over fast terrain, lots of wheel spin in the dirt etc. And the blown sidewalls are just unlucky and would happen with any tire. Even looking at BFoster133's sidewall gash you can tell it was a sharp rock or something that hit it to create a relatively clean gash.


    So. General Grabbers - I would not buy them
    Toyo MT - Definitely would not buy them
    Goodyear Duratracs - You couldn't pay me enough
    BFG KM2 - Yep I'd run em. I have and probably will again.
    Goodyear MTR Kevlar - running them now. So far so good and really liking them.
     
  2. Feb 1, 2013 at 3:08 PM
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    Box Rocket

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    I would also consider the following tires

    Nitto Trail Grappler MT
    Hankook MT
    Maxis Bighorn
     
  3. Feb 1, 2013 at 3:09 PM
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    Bfg A/T Ko is all I run on both trucks.
     
  4. Feb 1, 2013 at 3:14 PM
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    Also a great tire and very underestimated. I'm on my 3rd set on my Land Cruiser. Love them, but it sounded like the OP was after something a bit more aggressive.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Feb 1, 2013 at 5:25 PM
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    Nitto mud grapplers are great on rock an sand. Killer in the mud but suck on the road. They are loud!
     
  6. Feb 1, 2013 at 5:46 PM
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    :drool: Looks awesome man!

    I like the looks over the KM2, the tread life, highway ride and price puts it in the #1 for me.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Feb 1, 2013 at 10:43 PM
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    the RT03 is as good, possibly better and with a lower buy in cost ;)

    FTMFW ! :p
     
  8. Feb 1, 2013 at 11:19 PM
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    okay have any of you guys ran baja t/a tires ? what are your thoughts
     
  9. Feb 2, 2013 at 12:36 AM
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    cost a shit ton, but they're definitely race proven.
     
  10. Feb 2, 2013 at 9:34 AM
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    ^ THIS.
     
  11. Feb 2, 2013 at 10:02 AM
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    Total waste IMO on anything but a race truck. Way too expensive for the average truck when there are much cheaper options out there with equal performance.

    X2
     
  12. Feb 2, 2013 at 10:13 AM
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    Toyo open country at2 is a tire I would totally run.
     
  13. Feb 2, 2013 at 10:50 AM
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    Proud to say one of our premium tires too ;)
     
  14. Feb 4, 2013 at 6:03 AM
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    okay thanks guys
     
  15. Feb 4, 2013 at 1:18 PM
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    I have the Toyo M/Ts and they ride really well for a Mud Terrain Tire
     
  16. Feb 5, 2013 at 11:04 AM
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    I have toyo mts. Way too heavy and hard. They do not belong on a Tacoma.
     
  17. Feb 11, 2013 at 6:52 PM
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    lets say i only go in mud 5 or 6 time a year and nothing to deep and im more of a high speed dirt trails kinda guy which would be the best for control in the high-speed turns other words which tire has more grip in the dirt?
     
  18. Feb 11, 2013 at 6:58 PM
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    I have cooper ATPs on my tahoe and they grip plenty well, even at full PSI load range E on both dirt and what little mud I go in. Here's a pic, 285/75/16


    [​IMG]
     
  19. Feb 11, 2013 at 7:01 PM
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    Of course Grabbers are gonna suck in mud. Its not a mud tire...

    With that said, between those two and the type of off-roading you do, I would go with the grabbers. The Toyo's are heavy and won't last as long. Plenty of other great choices out there, though.
     
  20. Feb 11, 2013 at 7:16 PM
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    okay was just about to ask how the grabbers did in the mud plus they look so mean i love it
     
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