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Stock Dunlop vs. Destination LE

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DheadTaco, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. Aug 12, 2011 at 11:13 PM
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    DheadTaco

    DheadTaco [OP] Pill it till you kill it!

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    Considering buying another set of the Dunlops because of the quiet ride. But, my buddy works at Firestone and recommends the Destination LEs. Im not trying to buy any Michelins and spend that much. I drive on the highway all the time, just want something quiet and smooth.
    Any advice would help. Thanks guys!
     
  2. Aug 12, 2011 at 11:20 PM
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    If it were me in your situation,i would just buy the michelins. I would buy them because my stock Dunlops only lasted like 24k miles. Michelins are gonna last you at least 60k-90k miles. So thats why i would get michelins,just so i wont have to get another set of tires in so short of time. Just try and save up until fall and get something really comfortable that you really want.
     
  3. Aug 13, 2011 at 5:14 AM
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    Michelins are doubtless good tires, but they damn well better give terrific mileage as costly as they are...

    Lots of tires are made with an HT, AT or OR tread on the same carcass, so make sure you get a highway tread tire to get a quieter ride.
     
  4. Aug 13, 2011 at 9:18 AM
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    I bought Michelin to replace my Dunlops at 37k. The Michelins were $740 mounted & balanced. I priced Dunlops & was quoted &660 OTD. I agree the Dunlops were smooth but they were crappy on grooved cement highways. They just followed the grooves & I was constantly having to correct the wheel so I didn't look like a drunk driver. My Michelin Lattitude tires don't do that.
     
  5. Aug 13, 2011 at 2:50 PM
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    Thanks guys! Im going to keep debating on the tires. I truly want Michelins, but, just got married and a house so l might not get that wish. You know how that goes lol Any other good suggestions or links?
     
  6. Aug 13, 2011 at 3:13 PM
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    Nothing wrong with the Destinations. I have the A/T's, over 50k on them now but almost ready for new ones. A couple folks I know have the LE's and are happy with them.
     
  7. Aug 14, 2011 at 10:12 AM
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    Thats what I have heard also. I just want a smooth and quiet.
     
  8. Aug 14, 2011 at 10:40 AM
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    Nothing for nothing but Michelin's are the only tire I have ever had give me the mileage they were rated at. Not cheap but a damn good tire
     
  10. Aug 14, 2011 at 9:29 PM
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    ^^^^Very Good advice.^^^^^^^

    I had the dest LE and they were done at 50K.

    Nothing but Michelin's from now on.
     
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