1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Need new tires for my 08 TRD Sport

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by jmesser1980, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Mar 3, 2011 at 1:24 PM
    #1
    jmesser1980

    jmesser1980 [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2011
    Member:
    #52254
    Messages:
    24
    Gender:
    Male
    I am finding it difficult to find the tires I want for my 08 tacoma TRD Sport. I have looked at older posts and it seems that BF Goodrich AT/Ko are the way to go. The only problem is I am having a hard time finding them in my size 265/65/17, I was thinking of going to 265/70/17 but I have been told I shouldn't as it will screw up other things on the truck. That and they are a LT tire not p-metric which doesn't make a $hits bit of difference to me as I have a descent sized boat I haul around in the summer and would like something that is good in the snow as well being as I live in New Hampshire. I know they dont make p-metric AT/KO but it seems that a 10ply LT tire may be a bit extreme. I don't do much off roading but occasionaly will go out in the woods and tool around

    Any sugstions would be most helpfull.
     
  2. Mar 3, 2011 at 1:42 PM
    #2
    bb609

    bb609 O.F.

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    Member:
    #18509
    Messages:
    791
    Gender:
    Male
    NH
    Vehicle:
    '09 TRD Sport Access Cab
    Bilstein 5100 CO's @ 1.75" - Icon UCA's - TSB Rear w/Bilstein 5100's - Air Lift System - Flowmaster 50 Duals(RIP...back to stock for now) - Avid Offroad Arctic Bar - Avid Offroad Nerf Bars - Leer 550 Bedcover - AVS Hood Protector(RIP) - Ventshades - Yota Bed Mat - Sheepskins!!! - Weathertechs
    Bridgestone AT Revo 2. I like the Revo's only because they are a little quieter on the road than BFG's but are equal or slightly better otherwise....and cheaper.....but that's my opinion...Go with the C or SL rating.
     
  3. Mar 3, 2011 at 1:50 PM
    #3
    TacoSport

    TacoSport opinions are like assholes; everyones got one.

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Member:
    #49982
    Messages:
    380
    Gender:
    Male
    NE
    Vehicle:
    2011 TRD SSM Sport DCSB w/Tow
    Check BJ's for the BFG TA you are looking for. I got a set in Tilton a few months ago.
     
  4. Mar 3, 2011 at 1:53 PM
    #4
    bigef12

    bigef12 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2008
    Member:
    #11712
    Messages:
    103
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Chattanooga, TN
    Vehicle:
    2004 4Runner SR5 4x4 V6
    Removed that stupid "Sport Bumper Trim"
    What does the 265/70r17 screw up?
     
  5. Mar 3, 2011 at 2:35 PM
    #5
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    29,097
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    From what I've heard, it doesn't screw up anything other than your ODO and speedometer.

    OP, check out the Cooper Discoverer ATR. They're awesome in the snow! I've got 'em in 265/65R17.
     
  6. Mar 3, 2011 at 2:40 PM
    #6
    toyohtadude

    toyohtadude Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Member:
    #7814
    Messages:
    546
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Seacoast, NH
    Vehicle:
    2015 4Runner Trail Edition
    Thanks for this tip... just like you, we've had far too fricken' much of it in New England this year! I'm looking for tires for snow traction as well. I don't put hardly any miles on the truck in the summer since I ride rain or shine. The stock tires have a ton of tread left but they are rotting and cracking from lack of use.
     
  7. Mar 3, 2011 at 2:50 PM
    #7
    OZ-T

    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    24,983
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    Check out the Hankook AT's

    FWIW , I've been running 265/70/17 E-rated Hankook Dynapro MT's for almost 2 years with no issues .
     
  8. Mar 4, 2011 at 5:28 AM
    #8
    jmesser1980

    jmesser1980 [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2011
    Member:
    #52254
    Messages:
    24
    Gender:
    Male
    Well I was actualy told by a few different tire deelers that if I went with 265/70/17 that it would screw up the ABS braking and one told me that it would screw up the transmission as the electronics determine the shifting......... which I thought was a crock as I have a manual transmission so um..... well........ I tell it when to shift.
    I went as far as calling toyota directly to get there advice and they said they dont recomend the 265/70/17 as the truck was engineered for 265/65/17.

    I was thinking of getting the Genreal Graber AT/2 as they have pretty much the same exact tread pattern as the BFg's and are cheaper and also are available in the P-metric size. The only thing is I called Tire Warehouse to check the availability but the ones they have are black sidewalls and I was hoping for some white lettering.

    Does anyone have the LT BFG's on there Taco that are the 10ply tire? If so how do they ride?
     
  9. Mar 4, 2011 at 5:41 AM
    #9
    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Member:
    #1432
    Messages:
    27,142
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jamie
    Moncks Corner, SC
    Vehicle:
    09 Timberland Mica DC 4WD Sport
    wat?
    a 1" difference will not adversely affect anything. like oswego said, the 265/70/17 should correct the speedo to a true reading, but it will also slow down the reading from the ODO a touch. think of it as a tiny, extended warranty:D
     
  10. Mar 8, 2011 at 7:36 AM
    #10
    jmesser1980

    jmesser1980 [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2011
    Member:
    #52254
    Messages:
    24
    Gender:
    Male
    So I decided to go with the Bridgstone Dueler AT Revo 2s. Supposed to have them put on today! Cant wait I went for an oil change and a tire rotation a few months ago and I got a call from the mechanic he said that they aren't going to rotate the tires since there isn't any tread left and it would be pointless!! So needless to say I've needed some new tires for a while. And I'll have them just in time for winter to be over no less!
     
  11. Mar 8, 2011 at 7:58 AM
    #11
    bb609

    bb609 O.F.

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    Member:
    #18509
    Messages:
    791
    Gender:
    Male
    NH
    Vehicle:
    '09 TRD Sport Access Cab
    Bilstein 5100 CO's @ 1.75" - Icon UCA's - TSB Rear w/Bilstein 5100's - Air Lift System - Flowmaster 50 Duals(RIP...back to stock for now) - Avid Offroad Arctic Bar - Avid Offroad Nerf Bars - Leer 550 Bedcover - AVS Hood Protector(RIP) - Ventshades - Yota Bed Mat - Sheepskins!!! - Weathertechs
    Good choice! I have 50,000+ on mine and still going strong. Just rotate them every 5,000 miles or so.
     
  12. Mar 9, 2011 at 2:37 PM
    #12
    Tidrow

    Tidrow Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2010
    Member:
    #37300
    Messages:
    634
    Gender:
    Male
    Austin
    Vehicle:
    PreRunnin' 08
    BHLM, All Black grill, Fog light Mod, AFE pro dry, 20% tint, Weathertechs, Kenwood deck, Bridgestone AT Revo 2

    I've been daydreaming of these lately
     
  13. Mar 14, 2011 at 11:46 AM
    #13
    jmesser1980

    jmesser1980 [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2011
    Member:
    #52254
    Messages:
    24
    Gender:
    Male
    Got the Bridgestone Dueler AT Revo 2s put on last Thursday. So far so good! THey look great on my White Tacoma with the White Lettering out!! THey seem to be quieter than the original tires that were on it and seem to take the little bumps without even the slightest noise! Would recomend these tires to anyone. Let's hope they last a long time! They were pricey but well worth it

    Thanks to everyone for all there help!
     
  14. Mar 14, 2011 at 12:15 PM
    #14
    Bama_TACO

    Bama_TACO ROLL TIDE!!!!!!!

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2010
    Member:
    #41157
    Messages:
    1,020
    Gender:
    Male
    Winfield, AL
    Vehicle:
    2006 PreRunner Double Cab TRD SPORT
    What size did you end up with?
     
To Top