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new tires for occasional off road/snow driving?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by rnbilly, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. Aug 30, 2009 at 8:46 PM
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    Hey all - I'm looking for new tires for my 08 double cab sport 4wd Taco. I'm definitely a novice with this stuff so I hope these don't sound too dumb. I go off road less than once a month. In the winter, I do a fair amount of snow driving to go snowboarding. I want a good tire that is good for city driving that can handle off road/mud when necessary.

    I also want to get a 1-2 inch lift. Are there any tires that would accomplish that? If not - can most off road places that install tires do the lift?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Aug 30, 2009 at 8:54 PM
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  3. Aug 30, 2009 at 9:01 PM
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  4. Aug 30, 2009 at 9:31 PM
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  5. Aug 31, 2009 at 8:42 AM
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    Mud Terrains are not going to be good for city driving in the winter. Why don't you just ask him to loosen a lugnut or two while he's at it?
     
  6. Aug 31, 2009 at 10:15 PM
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    Toyo are made of a harder compound, They'll last longer than most MT.

    Also Krazie Sj wanted me to ask you to loosen up a lug nut or two while you are at it.
     
  7. Sep 1, 2009 at 3:30 AM
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    Mich. Ltx mud/snow they are a 80,000 mile tire, they aren't loud on the road at all. They are great in mud and snow. If u go with a mud tire your only going to get about 30,000. Mich would be the best bet considering it outlast most all AT tires, and good for mud and snow
     
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    Better road ride than the mud and snow version a little more $ but worth it!
    Road Force Balancing a MUST!!!

    Just my 2 cents
     
  11. Sep 4, 2009 at 12:05 PM
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    thanks for all the input, I appreciate it.

    So should I loosen 1 lugnut on all 4 tires?
     
  12. Sep 4, 2009 at 3:16 PM
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    The more the merrier right?;)
     
  13. Sep 4, 2009 at 4:34 PM
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    Tire rack has what looks like a good comparison of like catagory tires. If you want a good tire for winter driving like snowboard/skiing, look for any AT with the mountain/snowflake symbol.
    Tire rack has em highlighted. Ones i recall are goodyear duratrac& silent armor, BFG AT-ko i think too . They ranked em for ice and snow traction. Keep in mind , any car tire can be M+S rated, it means little on a truck tire too, the stock dunlop at20 for example. Those tires above can be driven year round btw, dont forget the all winter radials too if you like , blizzaks for example.
     
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