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Suggestions on new tires PLEASE!

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by tacomacntry, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Aug 9, 2011 at 3:35 PM
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    tacomacntry

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    Ok soo the Bridgestone Duelers are wearin out on the new TRD sport wheels. I need suggestions from you guys on what tires to go with..Id love to step up to a 33" but as most of you may know the offset on these wheels is not tire size friendly...I would like to stay skinny as possible..10.50/11.00/11.50...let me know what you think which route i should go so I can plan the next set of tires...
     
  2. Aug 11, 2011 at 9:19 PM
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    I'm no expert but I can give you my opinion. I recently bought tires for my 09 TRD Sport at NTB tire, which luckily has a 30 day ride guarantee, and went through 3 different tires before I found some I really love. First was the pirelli scorpions. They couldn't balance them, not sure if their machine was messed up at the time or not, but they tried numerous times unsuccessfully. I decided to switch to the more aggressive and seemingly well reviewed Nitto Terra Grapplers. I really wanted to like them, but they were very noisy on the interstate, contrary to what people seem to report, noisy loud hum, so annoying. And they seemed to weight down the steering and probably my gas mileage went way down. I didn't measure it, but the truck seemed sluggish with those tires on. I then finally switched to the BF Goodrich rugged terrain. I love them. They are very quiet, and seem fairly aggressive, look good, and the truck feels lighter and more nimble than the Nittos. So that's my opinion. :)
     
  3. Aug 11, 2011 at 10:23 PM
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    tacomacntry

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    Thanks! Thats good to know with that ride guarentee..what size did you go with by chance?!?!
     
  4. Aug 11, 2011 at 10:52 PM
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    acharney

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    I got 265/70/17. Yeah the guarantee is nice, although I'm not advocating for NTB, to be honest they were a bunch of idiots and I've since heard others have problems with them, I wouldn't use them again. But in the end I'm happy with my tires...
     
  5. Aug 11, 2011 at 11:32 PM
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    OZ-T

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  6. Aug 12, 2011 at 11:30 AM
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  7. Aug 12, 2011 at 7:58 PM
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    those look like an awesome tire and they are very popular! i want a narrow tire but a little taller..theyre soooo hard to find for a 17 inch rim.
     
  8. Aug 12, 2011 at 8:02 PM
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    luk3

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    Do you have a lift? If you do just trim a bit and add wheel spacers and you'll be good. I have 285/70/17 BFG AT and love them.
     
  9. Aug 12, 2011 at 8:06 PM
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    My favorite is BF Goodrich All Terrains, but they are a litle expensive.
    I had BF Goodrich Rugged Trails - they were terrible - very slick on wet roads.
    I now have Nitto Terra Grapplers - I love the look of it, but they are a little noisy. My truck is not a daily driver, so it does not matter.
     
  10. Aug 13, 2011 at 1:09 PM
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    I do have a 3 inch lift...just worried about clearing tire width with the upper control arm and the damn 17in sport wheels with a shitty offset.
     
  11. Aug 13, 2011 at 1:12 PM
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    255/80/17s with spidertrax wheel adapters if you need to space them out a bit.
     
  12. Aug 13, 2011 at 1:12 PM
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    i have 255-80-17 bfg km2's measure out to 33.5in tall and 10.2in wide on my stock sport rims....i run spacers for the look but they clear without spacers also...there more then awsome offroad and are real nice on the street also....
     
  13. Aug 14, 2011 at 2:47 PM
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    awesome thanks guys...a 255 sounds perfect!
     
  14. Aug 15, 2011 at 1:16 PM
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    I'm diggin my new Mickey Thompson Baja STZs I got over the weekend. 265/75/16 with no scrub. Soak up the bumps and stuff... friendly road tread too.


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  15. Aug 15, 2011 at 1:25 PM
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