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Tire advice please

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

  1. Oct 12, 2011 at 2:24 PM
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    ERDoc

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    Looking to replace the stock tires on my 2010 Sport. I live in the pacific northwest and anticipate a very wet fall/winter. I'd like something a bit more aggressive but the vast majority of my driving is freeway time. Anything would help. Thanks!
     
  2. Oct 12, 2011 at 2:25 PM
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    Jester243

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    do you have a dollar amount you are looking to stay under, a brand preference and are you looking to stay with the stock size or go up?
     
  3. Oct 12, 2011 at 2:29 PM
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    price isn't much of an object. I'd like to go up in size if the stock rims can handle it. No brand preference.
     
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    This

    I ran LTX AT2's for around 10-15k miles, and loved them. Great traction in all weather, and good offroad too
     
  6. Oct 12, 2011 at 4:46 PM
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    If you are spending most of your time on the freeway, Michelin is your best option.
     
  7. Oct 12, 2011 at 5:29 PM
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    x2. Go here: Tire Rack Tire Survey and you can see how all the tires rate by all sorts of different categories. I got Firestone Destination A/Ts since the Michelins were on back order for me up here in NE.

    FWIW, my tires are really nice riding too. I expect them do to very well up here. They will more than handle anything you can get up your way too. Even Snoqualmie or Stevens Pass if you pass through there.
     
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    Yep, Michelins if you want something that holds up on the highway... If you want something that looks more aggressive and will still do well on the highway, look at Cooper AT3s or Hankook Dynapros.
     
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    I just bought my second set of Goodyear Silent Armors. My first set met the 50k mark before I traded the truck in. I really liked them on the highway & in rain, slush, snow. Figured I would stick with them for the Tundra & got $300 off in rebates. ($100 treadlightly, $160 goodyear, $40 veteran).
     
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    thanks all!
     
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    Foglights are for fog, not oncoming traffic!
    I have Michelin LTX/AT2's 265/70/17.
    I'm in Bellevue during the workweek.
    Lemme know if you want to check them out.
    Michelin has been great for me on 4 different vehicles.
    Which ER?
     
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    Might want to look at the Michelin LTX/MS2's. A very good highway tire and good in rain, ice, and snow. I have them on my wife's Tacoma and like them better than the AT2's that I have on my Ram. Oh, I live in Nebraska...drive on all kinds of roads under all conditions. Never had a problem.
     
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    I found that to be soo helpful!! I looked at a few different ones myself. I didn't think the Michelins looked aggressive enough. I ended up with the BFG All Terrain T/A KO and love them!
     
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    Good Choice! I run the same and have for years. You won't be disappointed
     
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    I recently went with the GY Silent Armors for the same reasons.
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    Glad I could help. One of my Taco brethren here has those and they look pretty mean.
     
  17. Oct 25, 2011 at 3:41 PM
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    so I am on tire rack and find the same tires listed several times with different prices. Michelins 199-246$ for the same sizes? Same with the firestone. What gives?
     
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    Check the load range. You want either P-rated or LT rated. C, D and E rated tires will be heavier, provide a stiffer ride and usually cost more.

    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=55

    Also, check out Discount Tire Direct, they're a vendor on here.
     
  19. Oct 25, 2011 at 4:35 PM
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    My vote is for the Cooper Discoverer A/T3's

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    Just got my GY Silent Armors put on today. After talking to a few people and doing research here and elsewhere on the internets I think they will do great. I live in the mtns. of CO and drive at least 5mi on the highway each day, obviously I wanted the tires to do well on dry pavement and pretty snowy conditions, sounds like the SA's will do the job. They should perform pretty well offroading as well, not that I do anything techy.

    Side note- after a long wait in the shop the tires aren't balanced well, so I get to go back! I guess you can't anticipate everything as a tech and sh##t will be difficult sometimes, and it's not like I've ever made a mistake at work:D
     

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