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So many tires, so hard to choose. Weigh in on these pls?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Charli, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. 350TacoZilla

    350TacoZilla Well-Known Member

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  2. Charli

    Charli [OP] Stealer of Souls

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    Thanks! I googled (well, yahooed) TrailMark APR and got one site in another state that didn't deliver! LOL! Thanks for the link.
     
  3. hans17

    hans17 Well-Known Member

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    3"ez-lift kit , 1" spacer , stock wheels 17" , 285/70-17
    well hi i'm hans and i have 17" original rims on my truck and my tires are 285/70-17 cooper stt , they are not expensive and they do not sing on the highway so any doubts le me knos just trying to help u
     
  4. L_Jackson

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    hans, throw up some pics of ur ride
     
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    argm31i Well-Known Member

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    For what it's worth...had a set of Bridgestone Dueler AT's on another vehicle (which shall remain nameless...ha)...and they were great on road and off. I didn't do any crazy off-road stuff, but I hunt a lot and to get to some of our land, you have to go through some semi-hairy stuff, and I never got stuck...while my uncle's much larger vehicle with much pricier tires did...
     
  6. 007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    Personally, I went with the Firestone Destination AT in a 265/75/16 (note: I have 16" rims :(). I only have the Suspension TSB that raised the back end up 1 inch and the front 1/2 inch. I have had these on my Suburban and now my Tacoma, and they are incredible. I haven't taken the Tacoma through snow yet, but the 2WD Suburban did extremely well in the snow with those tires. They are quiet and an excellent balance of offroad capability and onroad comfort and reliability.

    The General Grabber AT2 is an awesome tire. I had these on my Suburban once. They weren't the best in snow, but they held their own everywhere else.

    Bridgestone tires are made with the same technology as the Firestones. Other than that, I can't comment on this tire (I mostly bought Blizzaks from Bridgestone).


    These things look awesome, but I have never had them (mostly because of the price.

    I had these on my ex's 01 Nissan Xterra. They were incredible offroad, but horribly noisy on the road, and they raped my gas mileage (18 down to 15). Best thing about them - they looked awesome.

    Cooper has always made a good tire. I had something similar to these (by Cooper) on my 74' Scout, and they were decent in everything but the snow.

    May I also suggest looking at the Michellin LTX M/S and the Yokohama Geolander A/Ts. Both very good tires, but a bit pricey. The Michellin's are excellent in the snow, but I didn't get very much over 25,000 miles out of them (drove them mostly up and down Boulder Canyon in Colorado).

    The Yoko's are a harder rubber, and not the best in the snow. They are still an excellent tire. My wife's RAV4 has a version of these now, but she is going to get the Michellin's next year.

    Here are some pics of my truck with the new 265/75/16 Firestone Destination A/T's...

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    Cheers! and good luck!
     
  7. Charli

    Charli [OP] Stealer of Souls

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    Wow! Thank you 007! All of this is really helpful. I do have to worry about how tires will work in snow, so this gives me alot to think about.
     
  8. 007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    My best suggestions then:

    All Terrain:

    Firestone Destination A/T
    Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor (Hear-say from friends)
    Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo (Hear-say from friends)

    Mud/Snow:

    Bridgestone Blizzaks
    Michellin LTX M/S


    Cheers!
     
  9. hans17

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    i will be showing photos of my truck pronto , u guy's will see , pay attention for next week . thxs
     
  10. 350TacoZilla

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    here is taco zuki as it sits now... 3" suspension (ez-lift) 3" summit body lift 35x12.5x15 trail mark APR on 15x8.5 american racing AR-23

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  11. 350TacoZilla

    350TacoZilla Well-Known Member

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    if any of you guys could post a larger pic for me I'll email you one lol
     
  12. Charli

    Charli [OP] Stealer of Souls

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    Thanks again everybody! The pics help alot.

    Tacozilla--even on the small pic, I can see the tires look good!

    Hans--looking forward to seeing pics--no trouble with tires that big on the stock rims? Rubbing?

    007--the Firestones look good too!

    Woohoo! 3" Lift gets installed tomorrow!!!!!
     
  13. hans17

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    well no just a little rubbing on the forward plastic thats about it . everything just went as planned , the ez-lift fit perfectly without any problems just a walk in the park kesinsky, piece of cake . pronto photos
     
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    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    email it to me at 007Tacoma@tacomaworld.com, and I will get it put up for you tonight when I get home.
     
  15. hans17

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    well all i can say is that i have the cooper's and they work ok for me but were i live there is no snow it's always shinny so , and by the way you made some awesome experiment with that thing of the eco system , you should be working for nasa dude , also i will take this oportunity to tell you and your friend i think it maverick that you guy are great you made me laugh like hell
     
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    does the tacoma 4.0 have a double filter as well as the 2.7 ? sorry dont want to change the subject. and do you have the web. of eco-system so i can order one? thxs.
     
  17. 007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    I am guessing that the second half of that was directed at me... Thanks.
     
  18. hans17

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    yes half for you a the other for your body, any reply's for the secound filter in a 4.0 litter
     
  19. 350TacoZilla

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    ok so 007 wheres the pic LOL
     
  20. jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Staff Member

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    wat?
    yes the 4.0 has a secondary filter. if u read into this post, there's numberous descriptions on how to remove it from the 4.0...secondary filter removal
     
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