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Stock Dunlops

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

  1. Apr 15, 2009 at 6:41 AM
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    techgeekwill

    techgeekwill [OP] Captain Funk

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    Had my 09 DC LB SR5 for about two weeks now, but I just noticed that all 4 of the stock AT20's on it have a small indent in the sidewall about an inch long and 1/2" wide.

    Anyone else notice this? I'm taking it to the dealer, looks like a good excuse to get rid of these piece's of crap.
     
  2. Apr 15, 2009 at 6:46 AM
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    lsocoee

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    It may have been sitting with low pressure for a while. It will probably go away with some use and proper air pressure. What air pressure do you have in them?

    I put in about 34 psi and it keeps their shape very well.
     
  3. Apr 15, 2009 at 6:50 AM
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    techgeekwill

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    I hate to admit it, but I haven't even checked the pressure in them yet. Laziness > Me. I didn't think about that.

    Whats the general consensus on these tire's? Not going off road, mostly highway driving, so comfort and handling are more important that off road grip. I may try and see if I can get these things traded out anyway.
     
  4. Apr 15, 2009 at 6:51 AM
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    Simon2150

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    I have the same issue but I have around 31k miles on them. I keep about 34psi on all tires and any time the TPS light has come on, I check all 5 tires and ensure they are all at 34. Don't know what causes it, but I have it and plan to replace them soon anyways, so it's not a big deal for me.
     
  5. Apr 15, 2009 at 6:57 AM
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    eordonez

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    Dunlops are pieces of crap, as you said, my tires have about 11-12k miles on them, and the thread is not very good now, they are slippery on the rain, grass, mud....:mad:
     
  6. Apr 15, 2009 at 7:16 AM
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    lsocoee

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    I'm not exactly a tire aficionado, so I plan on bashing the Dunflops and purchasing them off of people for about $30 for the set.

    I amaze myself sometimes with my ability to be cheap.
     
  7. Apr 15, 2009 at 7:22 AM
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    FL Forester

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    I have 50,000 miles on the stock Dunlops. They are not the greatest tire in the rain or wet grass/mud. I am planning on going up to a larger tire here quickly.
     
  8. Apr 15, 2009 at 8:32 AM
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    Dang do they still have tread or are you riding slicks? haha :D
     
  9. May 26, 2009 at 9:46 AM
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    Sorry to revive a 6 week old thread, but I have an '09 DC 4x4 with the same tire issue with the stock dunlop AT20's. It looks to me like the tires are "bubbling" out on the sidewalls. All four have the problem. I keep them at 34 psi always. When I took delivery from the dealship, they were at 32 psi.
     
  10. May 26, 2009 at 9:51 AM
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    My stockers have had minor bubbleing since i bought it at 19k miles. I asked my genius mechanic at work about it and he told me just to keep an eye on them and what to watch out for. I have forgotten what he told me to look out for...
     
  11. May 26, 2009 at 9:52 AM
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    Mine are slowly getting out of balance, going to the dealer tomorrow I think. I'll bring it up.
     
  12. May 26, 2009 at 10:13 AM
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    same problem here on my '08 (5,200 miles0
     
  13. May 26, 2009 at 10:28 AM
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    need a pic to try to help :D
     
  14. May 26, 2009 at 10:29 AM
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    Perfectly happy with the Dunlops. Nice ride. 25K miles and no issues.
     
  15. May 26, 2009 at 10:40 AM
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    best bet with dunflops are to go out and light them suckers up till they pop then get a set of allterrains! just my .02
     
  16. May 26, 2009 at 10:57 AM
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    lsocoee

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    or you could just give them to me.
     
  17. May 26, 2009 at 10:59 AM
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    that two:D
    i sold mine for 250 for four of them. i was supprised that some guy asked me for them
     
  18. May 26, 2009 at 11:04 AM
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    I'm cheaper than I am pickier when it comes to tires. As long as they're "safe," I'm happy.
     
  19. May 26, 2009 at 11:48 AM
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    so thats not safe?
     
  20. May 26, 2009 at 11:53 AM
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    15K on mine with no issues. I'd like a better all weather tire but I got thru last wintor OK with them. I can't justify spending the money on new tires until these are worn down.
     
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