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Need New Snow Tires! What do you have on your Taco?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Truckn4life, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. Nov 14, 2010 at 8:06 AM
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    Truckn4life

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    So I have shitty stock tires on my Taco and am finally (after 1yr) ready for some new tires. First lets just say my tacoma is great but really what kind of crap are these stock tires. At first they arent so bad for everyday driving but get some snow or drive in a field and these tires can be trusted. Also after 15,000 miles one has a valve stem leak. To add to this I ordered my truck with the Baja rims and tires and It came stock. Wanted to kill the dealership but they gave me a $2,200 credit back on my truck. which is way less than what they paid for the tires and rims so maybe I scored there.

    Needed: New tires size 265/75R16
    Purpose: Need snow rating but I drive lots of highway miles. Need a tire that throws snow but has some tread and sidewall tread for few miles of backroad I drive and through muddy job sites. Dont want a super loud tire. would like a mean looking tire. dont want to break my wallet

    What tire do you use and how is it in the snow? How loud on the highway? Gas milage?

    Thanks Guys and I love TacomWorld!
     
  2. Nov 14, 2010 at 8:07 AM
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    opps i should have wrote these stock tires can NOT be trusted
     
  3. Nov 14, 2010 at 8:23 AM
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    Clelsdah

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    Gotta agree on the stock crap. My DunFlops hydroplane easily and last week was a passenger in the drivers seat in a few inches of lake Tahoe snow. Yes it was in 4x4. Fortunately no one else was on the road and I was able to keep it on the road. I'm thinking about Firestone Destnation A/T's. Still have about 40%+ on my tires but last week has me thinking sooner is better with winter coming.
     
  4. Nov 14, 2010 at 8:25 AM
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    I have goodyear wrangler silent armors and i think they are great. not loud at all.
     
  5. Nov 14, 2010 at 8:35 AM
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    Silent armours are great, Duratracs are the same, BFG A/T are good too (That's what I have) and the BFG Long Trail that's on the wife's Grand Cherokee is surprisingly good in the snow and ice.

    I should mention that the Silent armours are to the Long trails as the Duratracs are to the BFG A/Ts.
     
  6. Nov 14, 2010 at 9:10 AM
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    I am envious of your Tahoe snow and I have been trying to get a snow grooming job out there, hard core.

    But thanks guys the Duratracs and BFG Destination a/ts look good.

    Does anyone know about these tires?: BFGoodrich Commercial T/A Traction
     
  7. Nov 14, 2010 at 6:24 PM
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    hryn88

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    General Grabber At2. They have a good snow rating and treadwear
     
  8. Nov 14, 2010 at 6:56 PM
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    i have bridgestone dueler revo a/t 2's, had em for about a year now, and they grip like crazy and have a good wear pattern, since last year, only worn off 2/32 of tread... looks like ill have these tires for a while...
     
  9. Nov 14, 2010 at 6:59 PM
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    I know what you mean about the stock crappers! I can spin my tires sooo easy, and Im always hydro plaining. Im ganna be going with the Duratracs after I get my lift installed next month. ;)
     
  10. Nov 15, 2010 at 6:14 AM
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    I bought the snowflake rated Silent Armors but now use them only as my summer tires.
    Towing we needed more bite so bought Firestone Winterforce Studded bought from Tire Rack.
    I have non-studded General Altimax Artics on my Honda and really like them & want to go with a set of studded Generals next for the tacoma.
    The Generals are actually rebranded Gislaved Nordfrost with a similiar pattern to Nokians for less $$.
    In the past I have also had Bridgestone Blizzaks on my tundra which were a very good snow tire as well & said to work as good as studs.
    Since having both brands, I really like using the studded tires.
    Way too much ice now, the weather has really changed & whatever they use on the roads (brine) really ices them up where I live.

    Where you are the Silent Armors may fit the bill, snow rated & a good quiet tire. I really like mine except for the ice factor.
     
  11. Nov 15, 2010 at 6:20 AM
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    I've got Cooper ATRs. They work great in the snow and, in my opinion, are a good looking tire and pretty quiet on the road. Cooper also makes a M+S rated tire that's awesome in the snow. I've also heard good things about Geolanders.
     
  12. Nov 15, 2010 at 6:34 AM
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    I have had goelanders when I lived in new zeland on my Pajero and they are great tires that love to pick up rocks. but noisy. not as noisy as my kumho m/t's. those kumhos kicked ass off road. but the way there tire pattern wears make'm noisy and vibrate. did have a cool look
     
  13. Nov 15, 2010 at 6:53 AM
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    A little noisy, but my Nitto Terra Grapplers are a massive improvement in the wet and offroad compared to the stock Dunlops. I'll see how they compare in the snow (expecting a huge improvement)

    Good price too
     
  14. Nov 15, 2010 at 6:55 AM
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    Before, Toyo Open Country G02+.

    Now, Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1.

    They're true snow tires but they don't last. Usually, they're done after three winters (24 000 miles total), but you can't have better traction than this. Security comes with a price.
     
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    n fabs,window visor tonneau ,bilstein 5100's all round.245/75R16Toyo A/T II
    I'm running Michlins x2-ice 245 75 16.an on icey roads or snow pact they work great,but in a snow storm even with 4x4 there useless.it feels like i'm pushing a snow plow.it sucks to have to wait for a snow plow to come by so you can drive somewhere.


    later tig1
     
  16. Nov 15, 2010 at 8:44 AM
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    I just bought my Tacoma and it came with brand new Cooper ATR's. They are really quiet and mud/wet traction is great, haven't had any snow yet.. They also give a nice aggressive look with the ARB bumper.
     
  17. Nov 15, 2010 at 8:47 AM
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    Toyo Open Country At's = best all around tire. :thumbsup:
     
  18. Nov 15, 2010 at 8:58 AM
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    I just got the Hankook Dynapro ATM's. Haven't had any snow yet but they grip the road damn good. I paid $114.00 each on DiscountTireDirect.com (yea I know they show them as $131.00 each but if you call they'll do them for $114.00 each). Got the 265/75r16's. These are only 6 lbs each heavier than the stock 245's. Not much road noise either. I had the BFG A/T's on my '99. They were awesome in the snow but they were so heavy the gas mileage was ruined and the initial price was high. Good luck with the decision. Also, post your stock Dunlops on CraigsList. I got $300 for mine with 4,600 miles on them.
     
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    You won't be disappointed! I haven't had mine in any mud to speak of but they're a HUGE improvement from the Dunlops. I've had Cooper tires on every truck I've owned so far and have yet to regret the purchase. I wish I had that ARB bumper though...:cool:
     
  20. Nov 15, 2010 at 10:57 AM
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    my duratracs are good in snow but brutal on ice. i had michelin x-ice and they were great on ice but they werent that great on deep snow. i'm going to buy some 285/70/17 bridgeston blizzaks and i've heard that they are not as good on ice as the x-ice but better in deep snow.
     
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