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Tire decision???? need a lil help !!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by devman80, Nov 8, 2012.

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what would you choose?

  1. dick cepek Radial F-C II

    8.7%
  2. stock tires

    1.3%
  3. bfg t/a ko 10 ply white letter

    38.3%
  4. bfg t/a ko 8 ply black wall

    53.0%
  1. Nov 8, 2012 at 6:52 PM
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    neverstuck

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    I understand the sidewall of a bfg 8 ply is the same as the sidewall of a bfg 10 ply - only difference is on the tread'ed (flat) portion. The tire guy could have been talking out of his @$$ though.

    I have the bfg 10 ply and love them. wearing well and good mileage.
     
  2. Nov 8, 2012 at 10:47 PM
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    Go with the BFG's, being in the the tire industry for 10 years I've owned them all and can confirm its pretty tough to beat the A/T KO. As far as the weight concern go to BFG's web site and you will see the 8 ply actually weighs more than the 10 ply! 59 lbs vs 57 lbs. this is due to tread depth the 8 ply has more 32nds of an inch compared to 10 ply this means there is more rubber in the 8 ply. One last detail about the bfg it is one of the few at's with a severe service emblem (snow flake stamped on sidewall) Oh ya white letters FTW!

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  3. Nov 8, 2012 at 10:59 PM
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    Have 265/70R16 BFG T/A KOs ... got over 22mpg twice this summer driving all around and through Colorado. Average 19mpg over the first 15k miles so far. Great mixed use tires on the Taco.
     
  4. Nov 9, 2012 at 9:05 AM
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    Thanks... very good help.. greatly appreciated!!
     
  5. Nov 9, 2012 at 9:22 AM
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    I had the general grabbers on my 4runner, and they were amazing, trying out the Hankook Dyapro ATM's on the taco, they handled the trans labrador highway fine, and the first snow here in maine was no issue (they're also fairly cheap), they seem to be another forum favorite

    edit: Also my hankooks are P rated, and I'm still getting ~25mpgs
     
  6. Nov 9, 2012 at 10:25 AM
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    I know that youre looking at the BFG and the Dick Cepek but have you looked at a few other tires. I havent had any snowy whether experience yet with my Cooper Discoverer AT3s but I love them so far. If youre looking for a WL these can be WL out. My signature has a pic of mine before my suspension. Ill get a new pic up soon with the suspension :) Anyways, when I was looking for tires (I had Firestone Destination LE then moved to the AT and now on Cooper AT3s) I did ALOT of searching and thinking about what I wanted. My final decisin came down to the Nitto Trail Graps (Price was to high with no Mileage warranty), Kumho Road Venture MTs (Couldnt find these in my area so got knocked out), and the Cooper STTs. While I hardly ever see Cooper talked about on here or in the world really they do make a great tire. My AT3s do well in rain / gravel and dirt. Theyre also pricewise cheaper than say the BFG or most other AT tires and have a 50k mileage warranty on them. Just my $0.02.
     
  7. Nov 9, 2012 at 11:23 AM
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    Looks good! What size tires?
     
  8. Nov 9, 2012 at 12:02 PM
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    I had the BFGs and had them balanced 5 times and they could never get balanced. Turns out I had two defective tires. I found out that the BFGs are very hard to balance.

    I switched to the LTX M/S 2 tire and have been very happy.
     
  9. Nov 9, 2012 at 5:34 PM
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    i did have this issue on my old ford as well
     
  10. Nov 9, 2012 at 6:04 PM
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    I'd say none of them, my vote goes for Hankook ATMs. So far it's been a fantastic tire, I like it much better than my BFG Muds or KOs...
     
  11. Nov 9, 2012 at 9:35 PM
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    Thank you! 305/70r-16 would be the size (my favorite so far)
     
  12. Nov 9, 2012 at 9:41 PM
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    Holy shit balls man! I wish I had the nuts to go that big. 285/75/16 is my limit partner

    edit: I checked out the tire calc and its not that big a diff from 285/75/16
     
  13. Nov 9, 2012 at 9:50 PM
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    You are absolutley right! It measures exactly 33" tall and 12.50" wide. 285's are 32.7" tall 11.50" wide. Just looks meatier in person compared to 285's specially running camburg spindles in which they are lifting me 4"!
     
  14. Nov 9, 2012 at 9:55 PM
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    Well I dig it. Good job sir!
     
  15. Nov 10, 2012 at 4:19 AM
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    how many 32nds in diffrence??
     
  16. Nov 10, 2012 at 5:00 AM
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    Want to save about $300? And get a good riding, good preforming and good looking tire? Look into the Mickey Thompson Baja STZ's. $600 for 4 shipped to my door with a $50 gift card! (Tire Buyer.com) Lifetime balance and rotation at Wally world for $47, so basically $600 mounted and balanced out the door. Its been a great tire thus far...:cool:
    size P265/75R/16's
     
  18. Nov 10, 2012 at 6:52 AM
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    Off to the tire shop to get a set of Duratrac tires. They came in yesterday. Hard time to decide over KO's or those. Decided going to spend much of my winter in the mountain snow, so thought would give them a try.
     
  19. Nov 10, 2012 at 7:11 AM
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    Black on one side, white on other as far as I know, my father in law has 10ply bfgs on his dodge and has black walls out.
     
  20. Nov 10, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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    not using the ko's for winter.... i use firestone winterforce studs
     
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