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Packed with Technology | Falken Wildpeak A/T3W

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Discount Tire Direct, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. May 18, 2017 at 8:02 PM
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    moe2o4

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    BP-51's, Dakars, Camburg uniball, trailer plug mod, diff breather mod. RCI skids 285/70/17 AT3w's. Sliders by me.
    Cough cough turbo cough cough
     
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  3. May 19, 2017 at 5:25 AM
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    2016 Sport suspension 1/2 spacer up front and aal in rear SCS Stealth 6 17 inch wheels Wildpeak AT3 265 70 17
    Maybe @WILDPEAK will help with pricing for people who have issues with the AT3?

    Customer loyalty or something like that....:boink:
     
  4. May 19, 2017 at 5:40 AM
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    So want to thank @WILDPEAK @Discount Tire Direct and Mitch & Matt from Discount Tire Direct. All of you guys were a great help and blows me away you did this. Hopefully can get some good data from the tires. If the AT3Ws came in a 255/75R17 I probably would have gone that route, but the MTs wouldnt have fit my driving.
     
  5. May 19, 2017 at 8:52 AM
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    Just got credited from @Discount Tire Direct for my 5 fallen wildpeak tires $628 and got a set of 5 duratracs ordered, should be here Monday or Tuesday next week!
     
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  6. May 19, 2017 at 8:59 AM
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    I ordered 255/80R17 Cooper StMaxxs, expecting them to get here around the same time
     
  7. May 19, 2017 at 9:48 AM
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    I ran 285/70/17 ST Maxx on my Dodge quadcab, great heavy duty tire worked well off-road and highway
     
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  8. May 19, 2017 at 9:52 AM
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    Stuff that makes it easier to run over other stuff.
    My AT3Ws now have 15k miles on them and they're still performing great, with no premature wear as some others have reported. I haven't rotated them yet so that is on my to-do list. I'm spending more time on pavement than dirt now, and the tread measures between 9.25 and 11/32" depending on the tire and where they're being measured from (vs. 14/32" new). Oddly, the rears are wearing faster than the fronts despite the opposite weight bias (no spinning), and are wearing faster in the middle than the outsides despite a 2psi drop vs. the front. The fronts are wearing slower and more evenly, with the outsides wearing slightly faster, which makes sense given my driving style and fine-tuned pressure preferences. They are becoming a bit noisier, but not bad at all. I'd say they're still just about as noisy as the Hankook ATMs were brand new, and nowhere near as loud as any mud terrain I've ever had.

    Still by far my favorite All Terrain tire ever.
     
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  9. May 19, 2017 at 10:25 AM
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    Damn so you got like 16k miles of use for free?!
     
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  10. May 19, 2017 at 10:34 AM
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    jztacoma

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    I got 12,200 out of them, Corey got a bit more

    EDITED: I screwed up and said 16,600 for myself forgot I had winter tires on for 4,600
     
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  11. May 19, 2017 at 12:25 PM
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    Are these things made of pencil erasers? :puke:
     
  12. May 19, 2017 at 12:57 PM
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    Haha yeah I think I just got a bad set
     
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  13. May 19, 2017 at 1:06 PM
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    Ya, seems to be an isolated issue with a specific run of tires.
     
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  14. May 19, 2017 at 1:34 PM
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  15. May 19, 2017 at 2:22 PM
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    I did notice something odd with the hot weather after sitting all day in the office parking lot, there is a vibration when getting up to highway speed. It's similar to a missing wheel weight but then dissipates, I'm wondering if the tire is flat spotting.

    I had that happen with a set of Coop AT-3s but that was after the truck had sat for a week without being driven.
     
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  16. May 19, 2017 at 8:03 PM
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    285/75/16 absolutely love them so far!

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  17. May 20, 2017 at 8:15 AM
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    So re-measured to go off the wear bars. 8/32 for total depth and 4/32 off the wear bars. And then for the front 9/32 total and 5/32 off the wear bars. Mileage on the tires is right around 12,200
     
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  18. May 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM
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    Installed Falken Wildpeak AT3W 245/70/17's E rated tires on new TRD gunmetal wheels. My Taco is absolutely all stock and wanted to keep it that way. Initially researched the recommended 265/70/17 size tires, but found conflicting information on rub/no rub issues. My goal was to have absolutely ZERO rubs; more importantly I did not want to remove or alter any part of the truck to make tires fit so I decided to target the same diameter as my stock 265/65/17. Although I wanted to go thinner tire for handling and mpg reasons as my truck is my DD, I could not find enough information or photos on the 245/70/17 size to help me sway that direction - I suspected it wasn't a popular size for Tacomas, hence the lack of info and photos, but that wasn't enough for me to dump the idea of going thinner, I had to see it.

    So I headed to Costco to hopefully find both 265/65 and 245/70 size tires to get a comparison going, and luckily I found a bunch of Goodyears in the same model and did a side by side comparison, to me there was no significant difference in width. You could tell the 245 was a little thinner, but not by much. I figured the thinner tires will make the truck look a little taller too. Still undecided, I went back to the Falken site, and found that 265/65 was rated for 7.5-9.5 width wheels. The 245/70 rated at 6.5-8.0 width. Being that the TRD wheels are 7" wide, going 245/70 seemed like the safer choice, so I pulled the trigger. Purchased (4) Falken tires off Amazon, free shipping to Hawaii (before the sales tax kicked in on April 1st). Like most Falken AT3W owners said, the tires look better and more aggressive in person (they are not really "photogenic"). The Falken 245/70/17 size have absolutely no rubbing at any angle and articulation. Tires are super quiet (as quiet as my stock Bridgestones) and do well in handling and braking. Thought I'd share some photos since not many photos out there with 245/70 on a Tacoma.

     
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  19. May 21, 2017 at 4:29 PM
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    Think I'm going with these for my pavement princess! :spy:
     
  20. May 21, 2017 at 4:53 PM
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    You think by just looking with tires turned at different angles you could of went with a 245/75 without rubbing issues, or would this size be a gamble staying with stock suspension?
     
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