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Snow & Ice Tires

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ninorth, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Oct 15, 2009 at 3:26 PM
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    ninorth

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    I have BF Goodrich Rugged Trail T/A tires right now. They slip in the rain. Does anyone suggest something better for snow and ice that is on/off road?
     
  2. Oct 15, 2009 at 3:30 PM
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    I have always had good luck with BFG All Terrains. They have great traction, last forever and come with a 50K warranty.
     
  3. Oct 15, 2009 at 3:30 PM
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    Most will tell you to go with an All terrain tire. While an improvement over what you have, there is no AT out there that comes remotly close in performance as a dedicated ice and snow radial.

    Bridgestone Blizzaks get good reviews.
     
  4. Oct 15, 2009 at 3:38 PM
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    Yeah I was thinking Blizzaks I can get them for $92 each.
     
  5. Oct 15, 2009 at 3:48 PM
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    check out Tire racks survey, they sorta rate A.T and all season tires for trucks. look for ones with the mountain/snowflake symbol. Best ones i liked were goodyear silent armor or duratrax. They also do snow tire rating for Blizzacks and such.
     
  6. Oct 15, 2009 at 3:53 PM
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    I have been on tire rack for 3 hours.. I have dial up right now..
     
  7. Oct 15, 2009 at 3:55 PM
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    If you can get Blizzaks for $92 each, I wouldn't even consider anything else.
     
  8. Oct 15, 2009 at 4:02 PM
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    they have a snow rating of 10!
    have had no problems with them in rain
     
  9. Oct 15, 2009 at 4:03 PM
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    Damn,dial up,ouch. I remember using rotary dial phones when I was a kid,red l.e.d. watches, and carbuerators.... dial-up should join em.

    As for the tires u have now in the rain.. ,not sure how many miles u have on em they could be low tread, if not try airing down 28-32 perhaps, go easy on the throttle and keep some weight on the back.My boss has them on his hem equipped truck they seemed ok.
     
  10. Oct 15, 2009 at 4:56 PM
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    Duratracs FTW !
     
  11. Oct 15, 2009 at 5:24 PM
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    Nothing will touch a dedicated winter tire, no matter how great the A/T is.

    The rubber compound and double the sipes is much more grippy in the cold & snow. But if your lazy getting them off and driving around in May, or put them on in Oct before true winter, they'll wear fast. Big question is are you looking to run one or two wheel sets?

    If one set, a good A/T tire with a snowflake symbol would probably be your best bet year round.

    If two, then tirerack had the 245/75 16 DMZ-3 Blizzaks for$79 last I saw.
     
  12. Oct 15, 2009 at 5:33 PM
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    [​IMG] click to enlarge
    thats the tread on my winter set (if the photo shows)
     
  13. Oct 15, 2009 at 5:34 PM
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    I can run two sets. The ones I have right now are ok for summer, but I rather run on one set..
     
  14. Oct 15, 2009 at 5:44 PM
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    oh you mean kinda like on the duratracs :p

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Oct 15, 2009 at 5:46 PM
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    i dont mud , so i went with the ice option, much more useful here
     
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    Ok I really do like the goodyear duratracs...
     
  17. Oct 15, 2009 at 5:49 PM
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    They're awesome in the rain too, i just went through large puddles on the highway at 80mph a few days ago and the truck didnt even waver....if you look between the large treads inside there are like small scales to aid in snow/mud traction. This tire pretty much covers all of the weather conditions you could throw at it. I'm glad i got these because here in chicago we can get all kinds of nasty winter conditions.
     
  18. Oct 15, 2009 at 5:59 PM
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    second the duratracs !!! buffalo!
    you have to go and look at a pair to really appreaciate them.
     
  19. Oct 15, 2009 at 6:04 PM
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    Dont forget silent armor from G.Y. too, check your options first, he might not need Duratrax's mud like tread. "offroad " is too broad to define into 1 tire.
     
  20. Oct 15, 2009 at 6:08 PM
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    the duratrac's were designed as a work truck tire, not a mud tire.
    thats why it is a all around tire.
     
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