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New Tires....any idea's/suggestions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Jeff, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Jun 13, 2011 at 1:53 PM
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    Jeff

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    None currently, but I would like a better sounding exhaust and perhaps a cold air pack and some color coded step bars
    Need some new skins on my 06 Taco. 48K and they are ready.

    Here's my needs.....strictly a street tire, no off road....better longevity than previous tires, nice quiet tires too, standard size...

    Does anyone use Toyo tires? Thanks MJEFF
     
  2. Jun 13, 2011 at 4:03 PM
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    David K

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    I have had Toyo Open Country A/Ts on my 2005, liked them just fine... quiet on the highway.

    However, I drive 4WD Off Road Tacomas so they need to be all purpose tires... and the Toyo A/T was, as well as the Cooper Discoverer ATR, and my current all time favorite: Hankook Dynapro ATm.
     
  3. Jun 15, 2011 at 8:50 AM
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  4. Jun 15, 2011 at 8:56 AM
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    You should look into Goodyear Forteras, my father had them on both of his company vehicles and they were great in every type of weather and he put a ton of miles on them before they needed to be changed.
     
  5. Jun 15, 2011 at 8:59 AM
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    More specifically, the Fortera Triple Treads
     
  6. Jun 15, 2011 at 9:07 AM
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    I put Michelin Latitude tires on my 08 Prerunner last month. What a difference between these & the POS factory installed Dunlops. I am keeping my truck mostly stock though.
     
  7. Jun 15, 2011 at 9:23 AM
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    For what you described, and seeing that you live in the Northeast, Cooper Discoverer H/T, Michelin's, Yokohama Geolander H/T or A/T. I have the ATR's but they sound like they'd be more aggressive than what you'd want, the H/T's will still do well in the white stuff but are also a great all around tire for road use.
     
  8. Jun 15, 2011 at 2:49 PM
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  9. Jun 17, 2011 at 1:06 AM
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    I've heard many good things about Toyo tires on this and other online forums. Based off what I've read, it sounds like Toyo will suit your needs (high quality, longevity, quiet ride).
     
  10. Jun 17, 2011 at 2:37 AM
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    P rated nitto terra grapplers. Nice all terrain tires that are light, no highway noise and good wet and dry traction.
     
  11. Jun 17, 2011 at 4:19 AM
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    Thanks for all the input on tires. Got them written down and will be looking. I do have a Toyo dealer in the next town and will drop by and see what he has.

    The original Dunlops are just a cheap tire and while certainly serviceable , I think I may try a different brand. MJEFF
     
  12. Jun 17, 2011 at 5:17 AM
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    Michelin has a new LTX M/S2 tire just released, the old LTX was incredible but this new one will be replaced for weather cracking before it wears out, quiet ride, smooth, and great on wet pavement. Nice secure tire.
    Check SAMs Club in the USA, COSTCO here in Canada has the better prices.
    Murphyslaw
     
  13. Jun 17, 2011 at 5:19 AM
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    Thanks John will put it on the list. MJEFF
     
  14. Jun 18, 2011 at 12:25 AM
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    Got 72,000 miles out of the Dueller H/Ts that came on my Taco, replaced them a few weeks ago with Michelin LTX MS 2s. Both are great riding and quiet. I hope i can get the same milage on the new tires!
     
  15. Jul 4, 2011 at 8:22 AM
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    None currently, but I would like a better sounding exhaust and perhaps a cold air pack and some color coded step bars
    Finally made a decision and went to my local town fair tire store. I looked around and talked to a sales guy about what I wanted out of a set, quiet highway , a little better rain traction and good wear qualities.
    I chose between toyo and Coopers....they only had 3 of the toyo's and none available at other locations and I took the Coopers(MasterCraft Courser HTR) and they knocked a little off because I wanted the Toyo's....of course they hammer you for balance costs, tire disposal, putting in new TP sensors and they did a correct alignment.

    Tires are as advertised at least in part, quiet on the street and interstate.
    I think the total cost was under $700. So we will see how they go. MJEFF
     
  16. Jul 4, 2011 at 7:46 PM
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    LGE RAW

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    Hope they carry you a long way! My local Toyota dealer does a buy 3 get one free deal twice a year so I saved $225 + tax. I got out the door with 4 tires, lifetime balance/rotation, and a front end alignment for $825.

    And a great wash to boot!
     
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