1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Super rain tires

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TACO LOCO, Jul 8, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Jul 8, 2010 at 3:19 PM
    #1
    TACO LOCO

    TACO LOCO [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2009
    Member:
    #23523
    Messages:
    7
    Gender:
    Male
    Texas
    Vehicle:
    Tacoma Double Cab TRD Offroad 4x4
    3'' ProComp, 18x9 Black Moto Metals, Nitto Terra Grapplers
    With the extreme rain from the past tropical storms I have put my Nitto Terra Grapplers to the test in heavy downpours. They are the best rain tire I have ever had under me. While other drivers are pulling to the side of the road I am running the limit with great confidence.
     
  2. Jul 8, 2010 at 3:22 PM
    #2
    DevL

    DevL Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2010
    Member:
    #31952
    Messages:
    1,923
    Gender:
    Male
    I do the same with my stock tires. Its the 4x4, active handling, and ABS that makes it great, not the tires. I punch it and pass people accelerating from 60-80 in tropical storms in 4H.
     
  3. Jul 8, 2010 at 3:25 PM
    #3
    NetMonkey

    NetMonkey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Member:
    #8536
    Messages:
    1,725
    Gender:
    Male
    Geogetown, TX
    Vehicle:
    2010, 4x4, DC, off-road, shortbed, automatic
    Toytec Ultimate Lift @ 3", Mickey Thompson MTZ's 285/75/16, Moto Metal 955b, rear 2" ALL, Marlin Crawler sliders
    you drive 80mph in 4 wheel drive? :eek:
     
  4. Jul 8, 2010 at 3:27 PM
    #4
    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2008
    Member:
    #10651
    Messages:
    14,188
    Gender:
    Male
    Nevada/Utah
    Vehicle:
    06' TRD Sport 4x4
    X2!!:cool:
     
  5. Jul 8, 2010 at 3:28 PM
    #5
    solus

    solus HOME!!!

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2009
    Member:
    #20487
    Messages:
    4,491
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mark
    Bremerton, WA
    Vehicle:
    RR 4wd SR5
    You eat pieces of shit for breakfast...

    haha, that comment reminded me of this.

    but 80mph in 4H not smart
     
  6. Jul 8, 2010 at 3:30 PM
    #6
    TACO LOCO

    TACO LOCO [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2009
    Member:
    #23523
    Messages:
    7
    Gender:
    Male
    Texas
    Vehicle:
    Tacoma Double Cab TRD Offroad 4x4
    3'' ProComp, 18x9 Black Moto Metals, Nitto Terra Grapplers

    Yeah that ABS works great for the handling at 80 mph.
     
  7. Jul 8, 2010 at 3:34 PM
    #7
    DevL

    DevL Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2010
    Member:
    #31952
    Messages:
    1,923
    Gender:
    Male
    Yes, I do 80 in 4H... all the time in the rain. Works great. I do about 30-40 miles a day that way. And yes ABS does wonders when you have to brake and steer at the same time and go past threshold. It is great handling when ABS kicks in.
     
  8. Jul 8, 2010 at 3:37 PM
    #8
    DevL

    DevL Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2010
    Member:
    #31952
    Messages:
    1,923
    Gender:
    Male
    80 in 4H is plenty smart... ;)
     
  9. Jul 8, 2010 at 3:38 PM
    #9
    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Member:
    #26726
    Messages:
    19,968
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steven
    In a corn field, OH
    Vehicle:
    1990 Chevy Siveraydo
    245k+ miles, rust, working AC, bald eagles
  10. Jul 8, 2010 at 3:41 PM
    #10
    DevL

    DevL Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2010
    Member:
    #31952
    Messages:
    1,923
    Gender:
    Male
    Are you guys really so dim you think you are going to break something doing only 80 in 4H in te rain? Jeez yall are some pansies.
     
  11. Jul 8, 2010 at 3:45 PM
    #11
    jrws6

    jrws6 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2008
    Member:
    #5668
    Messages:
    232
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jason
    Western North Carolina
    Vehicle:
    07, Dodge Ram 35004x4 Cummins Turbo Diesel 6M

    Because Anti lock Brake sysytems really keep your vehicle from hydroplaning, !:crazy:
     
  12. Jul 8, 2010 at 3:54 PM
    #12
    DevL

    DevL Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2010
    Member:
    #31952
    Messages:
    1,923
    Gender:
    Male
    No they dont keep it from hydroplaning. Then again my vehcile does not hydroplane nor is it prone to do it. Now my Corvette would hydroplane at 50-55 with wet roads, no rain, and no standing water.
     
  13. Jul 8, 2010 at 4:01 PM
    #13
    TACO LOCO

    TACO LOCO [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2009
    Member:
    #23523
    Messages:
    7
    Gender:
    Male
    Texas
    Vehicle:
    Tacoma Double Cab TRD Offroad 4x4
    3'' ProComp, 18x9 Black Moto Metals, Nitto Terra Grapplers
    Dude.. you dont own a Tacoma or a Vette.

    4H 80 mph? Keep playing your Playstation.
     
  14. Jul 8, 2010 at 4:18 PM
    #14
    CopDoctor

    CopDoctor Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2010
    Member:
    #30474
    Messages:
    1,864
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Vehicle:
    08 335i
    BMS Intake, JB4 chip, Plastidip everywhere
    LOL!!

    All kidding aside, you need to slow your ass down before you hurt someone else on the road..you're no racecar driver.
     
  15. Jul 8, 2010 at 5:42 PM
    #15
    DevL

    DevL Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2010
    Member:
    #31952
    Messages:
    1,923
    Gender:
    Male
    I own a 2010 TRD DC SB 4x4 V6 Auto.

    The Vette is sold. I drove it 100 as my regular, go everywhere, cruising speed, and hit at least 120 daily.

    I have an Xbox 360 and not a Playstation 3. ;)

    80 mph is NOT that fast. We were in a 80-100mph high speed chase at work the other day, driving on the wrong side of the road, running red lights, etc... also not that fast. I would not go that fast in the rain in my work shop (Tahoe) It hydroplanes like crazy.

    I still dont get why 4H is a big deal at 80 mph? Its more stable than 2H, you still have everything the same other than the throttle cutting out or the rear end wanting to come out. It does not make the vehicle handle worse and does not break anything. Sure I would not go faster in heavy rain than 80 and you have to pay attention but its not dangerous or anything.

    80 mph is the speeed limit in parts of this state. Why is everyone making such a big deal over nothing?
     
  16. Jul 8, 2010 at 6:00 PM
    #16
    JimBeam

    JimBeam BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2008
    Member:
    #5966
    Messages:
    41,870
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    JB
    Vehicle:
    2014 DCSB TRD 4x4
    you realize you shouldnt try to steer and brake at the same time during emergency maneuvers right?

    keep thinking that your vehicle cant hydroplane...any vehicle can hydroplane...and it only takes around 1/16 of an inch of water and around 30-35 mph



    and 80mph is VERY fast...you can do a LOT of damage driving a vehicle at that kind of speed
     
  17. Jul 8, 2010 at 6:05 PM
    #17
    CopDoctor

    CopDoctor Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2010
    Member:
    #30474
    Messages:
    1,864
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Vehicle:
    08 335i
    BMS Intake, JB4 chip, Plastidip everywhere
    yea well i hit 150 in my taco the other day...was the third time..so...i'm better
     
  18. Jul 8, 2010 at 6:07 PM
    #18
    JimBeam

    JimBeam BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2008
    Member:
    #5966
    Messages:
    41,870
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    JB
    Vehicle:
    2014 DCSB TRD 4x4
    unless you did it in the rain with obama in the bed while racing a Oakley in a pink raptor with a bullbar ...you dont win
     
  19. Jul 8, 2010 at 6:23 PM
    #19
    Incognito

    Incognito μολὼν λαβέ

    Joined:
    May 25, 2009
    Member:
    #17626
    Messages:
    13,625
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Colton
    VA
    Vehicle:
    2012 Pyrite AC TRD OR
    See Build thread
    With a bull bar, can't forget that... Fixed it for ya.
     
  20. Jul 8, 2010 at 6:24 PM
    #20
    CopDoctor

    CopDoctor Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2010
    Member:
    #30474
    Messages:
    1,864
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Vehicle:
    08 335i
    BMS Intake, JB4 chip, Plastidip everywhere
    hahahaha priceless!
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
To Top