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

New tires

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by PappaSmurf, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. Nov 7, 2011 at 5:36 AM
    #1
    PappaSmurf

    PappaSmurf [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2011
    Member:
    #62147
    Messages:
    6
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Robert
    NC
    Vehicle:
    03 Tacoma SR5 Step Body
    Okay folks. What's your preferred brand of tires for your Tacoma and why? I've got a 2003 that needs tires badly.
     
  2. Nov 7, 2011 at 6:37 AM
    #2
    tc98tacoma

    tc98tacoma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2010
    Member:
    #45752
    Messages:
    4,202
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nik
    San Antonio, Texas
    Vehicle:
    98tacoma4x4
    3inch toytec coils 5100's, aal(soon to be replaced), 33/12.5 km2s, + a money hole...
    All depends on what your gonna use them for mostly
     
  3. Nov 7, 2011 at 6:51 AM
    #3
    Supra TT

    Supra TT Solid Axle FTMFW!!

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Member:
    #48645
    Messages:
    5,977
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Lafayette, Indiana
    Vehicle:
    2000 SAS D60 F/R
    SAS.. Need I say more.
    Goodyear Mt/r if you want to offroad and perform well. They also do great on the street.

    Duratracs if you wheel like 3 times a year.
     
  4. Nov 7, 2011 at 6:57 AM
    #4
    tc98tacoma

    tc98tacoma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2010
    Member:
    #45752
    Messages:
    4,202
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nik
    San Antonio, Texas
    Vehicle:
    98tacoma4x4
    3inch toytec coils 5100's, aal(soon to be replaced), 33/12.5 km2s, + a money hole...
    they suck in rain tho I hated those tires when it would rain !
     
  5. Nov 7, 2011 at 7:00 AM
    #5
    hookedontronics

    hookedontronics Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Member:
    #28863
    Messages:
    2,783
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jake
    Glenville, NY
    Vehicle:
    2010 DC Off Road 4x4
    Icon extended travel 3.5" front coilovers, DSM UCAs, TSB leaf pack w/ wheelers AAL, All Pro U-bolt flip kit, Walker Evans 2.0 rear shocks, 18" XD Monster rims, Nitto trail grappler 285/65R18 Tires, Color matched grill, Grillcraft, Kragen HIDs, Carling switches, my bed light mod, diff drop, Alpine IVA-W505, JL Audio C5 componets and coaxials, JL 300/4 and 250/1 amps and JL stealthbox, wheathertechs, avs vent visors, toyota bed x-tender, alcantara center console cover and door pocket covers, console vault, color matched mirrors, heated mirrors, etc etc etc
    Nitto or hankook. Try hhrims.com for tires. I just got a crazy low price on some nitto trail grapplers and received them the very next day with free shipping
     
  6. Nov 7, 2011 at 7:09 AM
    #6
    Pugga

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

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    30,821
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    I've always had very good luck with Cooper tires. They perform very well in wet and snowy weather, seem to last a long time and are quiet on the road. So far I've had the Discoverer H/T, Discoverer ATR and the new AT3's. The H/T's are a decent all season tire, they perform well in wet conditions and do ok in the snow. The ATR is an awesome tire, quiet and performs well all around. I'm not on the AT3s and have been impressed with them so far. They're quiet on the road, do well in the wet and I expect them to be a great snow tire also.
     
  7. Nov 7, 2011 at 7:20 AM
    #7
    wolfgang123

    wolfgang123 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2009
    Member:
    #19369
    Messages:
    1,425
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Skyler
    Statesboro, GA
    Vehicle:
    1997 TACOMA - 4x4
    Woooo! duratracs for only 3 times a year? someone has obviously never owned a set ;)
     
  8. Nov 7, 2011 at 7:43 AM
    #8
    Norton

    Norton Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011
    Member:
    #52729
    Messages:
    2,732
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Monument, CO
    Vehicle:
    2013 Access Cab 4x4 V6 6MT, TRD OR & Tow Packages
    ARE Z-Series Topper, OME 885 Coils, Dakar Leafs, NitroCharger Sports; TRD Quickshifter; TRD Exhaust; aFe POWER Magnum FLOW Pro DRY S Air Filter; Goodridge SS Brake Lines; Cooper Discoverer A/T3s on FJ SE Anthracite Rims; N-Fab 6-Step Nerf Bars; MetalMiller TRD Skid; jsi's Locker Anytime & ramonortiz55's Always on Power Outlet Relay Mods; crashnburn80's Ultimate Headlight & Fog Light Upgrades (RallyLights Harnesses, Osram 85/80W H4 & Flösser 90W H11 Bulbs); ND4's Fog Light Anytime Mod; Interior & Reverse LEDs; AudioControl LC2i LOC, JL Audio XD200/2v2 Amp, Focal PS165V1 Spkrs, Sound Ordnance B-8PTD Sub, Hushmat & Foam Insulation; Ltd Auto-Dim/Compass/Temp/Backup Camera/Homelink mirror; 4Runner 4X4 & FJ Fog Light Switches; Husky Floor Liners; UltraGauge EM; Redline Tuning QuickLIFT Elite; Mobtown Offroad Locking Bed Storage Doors; Toyota Bed Mat; Toyota Bed Extender; Pop & Lock Power Tailgate Lock; SolarGard Tint; CravenSpeed Stubby Antenna; Amsoil Lubricants; Adam's Detailing Supplies
    There are many good options. Recommend you spend some time in the Wheels & Tires forum, where you'll find LOTS of useful information/advice.
     
  9. Nov 7, 2011 at 8:38 AM
    #9
    Blackdawg

    Blackdawg Dr. Frankenstein

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2010
    Member:
    #48500
    Messages:
    56,974
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Monte
    Wyoming/St. Louis
    Vehicle:
    96.5 FrankenTaco & 03 Stock dbl cab
    BFG KM2 33x12.5 tires, Wheelers Type B rims, Allpro 1.5'' Wheel spacers w/extended thread lug nuts 2 Alpine 10'' Type Xs 2 Kicker 6X9s 4 Sony 5 1/4s Pioneer 4100 HU Sway bar removed 4 Hella 500 HIDs Frankenstein Leaf packs 1'' lift shackles Eibach coils 5100s front 10'' 5150s rear BAMF BPV bracket Deckplate mod Elite Front bumper Magnaflow 14'' muffler Elite Off Road Rear bumper with Tire gate with jerry can and fold down table, BAMF sliders, Custom Homemade Bed, rack/roof rack, CVT Mt. Shasta Roof Top Tent, 20lb CO2 tank, BAMF diff skid custom front skid, GM CS144 140 amp alternator Blitzpro 21s HAWK side LEDs Blitzpro Custom made side mirror lights, LightForce 240 Blitz llights, Piaa 510 ION fogs, XRC8 Winch w/in cab controls,
    BFG KM2s
     
  10. Nov 7, 2011 at 2:46 PM
    #10
    NCJeyota

    NCJeyota Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2010
    Member:
    #36373
    Messages:
    109
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Raleigh,NC
    Vehicle:
    2002 Tacoma 4x4 TRD 2.7
    I just bought some 265-75-16 Falken Rocky Mountain AT tires at Discount Tire in Raleigh,NC for $139 each and are very happy with looks and performance.
     
  11. Nov 8, 2011 at 5:07 AM
    #11
    lossscause

    lossscause Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2011
    Member:
    #66609
    Messages:
    61
    Gender:
    Male
    Southwest Ohio
    Vehicle:
    2001 Taco DC 4x4
    Eibach coils/Bilstein 5100's, 2" block, 17x7.5 Tundra Wheels, 285/70/17 BFG AT, 1.25" All-Pro Spacers, AirLift Bags w/On Board Compressor
    I haven't had any luck with Coopers. They are always leaking air or breaking a belt. We have 3 sets on our work trucks and they all have issues.

    Michelin LTX MS2 were good all around on my 4runner (80k tire). Revo's seemed to wear pretty quick, same with Terra Grapplers. BFG A/T are good on the road and wear decent.

    $.02
     
  12. Nov 8, 2011 at 5:31 AM
    #12
    PappaSmurf

    PappaSmurf [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2011
    Member:
    #62147
    Messages:
    6
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Robert
    NC
    Vehicle:
    03 Tacoma SR5 Step Body
    Guess I should have been more specific with my question. I'm in serious need for new tires for my 2003 4wd Tacoma. I don't go off road much but live in the mountains where we get a lot of rain and snow in the winter. will be doing a lot of highway running as well. Any suggestions based on this criteria? heard a lot of good things about BFG's..
     
  13. Nov 8, 2011 at 5:35 AM
    #13
    LoneWanderer

    LoneWanderer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2011
    Member:
    #60595
    Messages:
    66
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Randy
    Ohio
    Vehicle:
    03 4x4 Access Cab 2.7l 5spd
    Bilstein 5100s, Rancho Quick Lift struts, Wheelers 3 leaf aal, Procomp 8069s, General Grabber AT2 31x10.5, AFE Pro Dry S air filter, Dynomax Super Turbo muffler
    BFGs are really popular. I have the General Grabbers AT2s which are pretty similar and couldnt be happier. Both look great on our trucks too.
     
  14. Nov 8, 2011 at 5:36 AM
    #14
    Blackshirts

    Blackshirts Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2010
    Member:
    #32057
    Messages:
    3,957
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    TX
    Vehicle:
    09 PreRunner
    Headlight mod, sound system. MB Motor Sport Rims. Black Tails. 5100's, 885, grill craft, Fogs, N-Fab Step Sides. BFG TKO Tires, Wet Oks, LED map lights and dome, LED gauge mod
    BFGs TKo are good
     
  15. Nov 8, 2011 at 5:37 AM
    #15
    Pugga

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

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    30,821
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    I live in New England and need tires to perform year round. Most of the time my truck is a pavement pounder but I still to be able to go off road for work and camping and also handle the snow we get up here. I've always had really good luck with Cooper's tires. I'm running the AT3's now and they're a great all around tire. These are the 3rd or 4th set of Coopers I've had. The Discoverer ATR, AT3 and their M+S tires are all great tires for what you want to do. The M+S might be a bit soft and wear down quicker in the summer time though.
     
  16. Nov 8, 2011 at 5:43 AM
    #16
    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2008
    Member:
    #11714
    Messages:
    49,731
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ben
    Beech Creek
    Vehicle:
    05 Tundra SR5 (+250k AND COUNTING), 88 SR5 PU (SOLD), 98 TRD OR (CRUSHED)
    5100's all on fours
    Duratraks.
     
To Top