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stock dunlap tires suck

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NMTrailRider, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Feb 9, 2012 at 8:48 PM
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    NMTrailRider

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    well, i recevied a customer satisfaction survey via email that i've filled out. we'll see if anyone listens. here is my report:

    the dunlap tires that came stock in New Mexico on the vehicle were terrible on snow/ice/slush. i just had the michelin M/S2's installed at 5000 miles on truck after the first week of winter weather. UNBELIEVEABLE improvement over the stock dunlaps on snowpacked city streets and wet/slushy/icy pavement. my anti-lock breaks were kicking in constantly with the dunlaps- i was afraid i was going to slide into the rear end of another vehicle if i wasn't VERY careful. i was so disappointed with the winter driving performance that i was regretting buying the tacoma. after installing the michelins i realized that it was the tires that were the problem, not the truck itself. it was a night and day difference. in my opinion, they shouldn't even be selling the tacomas with the stock dunlap tires in regions that have winter driving conditions.
     
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  2. Feb 9, 2012 at 8:49 PM
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    Uh...it's dunlop, not dunlap.
     
  3. Feb 9, 2012 at 8:57 PM
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    :facepalm:
     
  4. Feb 9, 2012 at 9:03 PM
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    well OP what else would you expect with stock tires?
     
  5. Feb 9, 2012 at 9:11 PM
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    No Shit OP
     
  6. Feb 9, 2012 at 9:13 PM
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    they are not going to put some better(more expensive) tires on there.
     
  7. Feb 9, 2012 at 9:25 PM
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    meh. im sure there are some people that are really happy with those tires. other wise they wouldnt sell them. they just arent the tires for you. but i certainly would not not buy a truck because of the tires
     
  8. Feb 9, 2012 at 9:25 PM
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    The Dunlops are total garbage in snow , shitty 3/8" deep tread packs with snow and won't clear , might as well be on slicks
     
  9. Feb 9, 2012 at 9:32 PM
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    I got stuck on my mother-in-law's driveway , they were off the truck the next week .
     
  10. Feb 9, 2012 at 9:38 PM
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    My truck came with Rugged Fails and guess what? They sucked! Toyota should consider using the Rugged Terrains instead... My Trials were shot at 30k :( Like you said I spent a good amount of money on a truck and all I get is shit tires?
     
  11. Feb 9, 2012 at 9:54 PM
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    the majority of tacoma owners use their trucks as a DD so toyota isn't gonna put nitto mud grapplers on all their trucks...the dunlop AT20 is a decent street tire
     
  12. Feb 9, 2012 at 9:58 PM
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    exactly what i was thinking
     
  13. Feb 9, 2012 at 10:10 PM
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    No one is asking for Mud Grapplers, just something that has modestly acceptable performance in rain and snow. The Dunlops are useless and borderline dangerous on anything other than dry pavement. I pushed mine to 60k (km) to save a buck and shouldn't have.
     
  14. Feb 9, 2012 at 10:14 PM
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    well said.
     
  15. Feb 9, 2012 at 10:22 PM
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    the mud grapplers reference was sarcasm, dunlops aren't terrible, i'll admit they're not the best, but they're far from "borderline dangerous"
     
  16. Feb 9, 2012 at 10:23 PM
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    Do a lot of snow driving in Baton Rouge ?
     
  17. Feb 9, 2012 at 10:24 PM
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    of course it'd be better if toyota made BFG AT KO's their stock tire, but again, thats most likely more money than they're willing to spend on a truck that largely sees pavement
     
  18. Feb 9, 2012 at 10:26 PM
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    nope! maybe once every two years, the "snow hazard" that dunlops apparently pose to tacoma drivers still isn't a large enough percentage for toyota to change their entire line's factory equipped tire:cool:
     
  19. Feb 9, 2012 at 10:29 PM
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    Oh yeah, The city closed for 3 days

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  20. Feb 9, 2012 at 10:30 PM
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    You can still see the ground .

    That's not snow , it hailed
     

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