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

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' 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 10, 2012 at 4:03 PM
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    MEMO CAMPOS

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  2. Nov 10, 2012 at 4:05 PM
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  3. Nov 10, 2012 at 6:20 PM
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    thanks!!
     
  4. Nov 10, 2012 at 8:53 PM
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    Ditto.

    You want the BFG, get the BFG.

    10 ply is a great tire... if you have a 3/4 ton fullsize and tow a 30ft toy hauler.
    The Tacoma suspension will max out long before you max out the 8-ply, and they will ride a lot better than the 10 ply, not to mention cheaper and lighter for better MPG.
     
  5. Nov 10, 2012 at 11:22 PM
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    10ply? 305/70/16 BF KO is awesome but mine is on a 16x12 still smooth with the stretch
     
  6. Nov 11, 2012 at 5:51 AM
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    Ok, had them installed yesterday. They look really nice and can't wait to hit either the snow or trails.

    I got 265/75 R 16 E rated, make a sweet hum went I hit the freeway. Ride is about the same, maybe a little firmer, but feel like they should.

    My only concern is the front tires, there is only a finger width clearing between the inside of the tire and the front end hardware. No rubbing but could never fit chains on there if the need arose.

    How does one get more room in there?
     
  7. Nov 11, 2012 at 6:23 AM
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    My opinion, yes to harder on gas.
     
  8. Nov 11, 2012 at 6:33 AM
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    But BFG A/T KO's on last 5 Tacomas....265/65/18 this time:
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  9. Nov 11, 2012 at 6:38 AM
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  10. Nov 11, 2012 at 7:29 AM
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    I put 200,000 kms on BFG T/A KO tires with my Dakota and will be having the dealer install a set on my Tacoma before I take it off the lot later this month. The tires I used with my Dak were load range E and were fantastic in the mud, snow, ice and on the highway. Some noise, but better than many other all terrains. Mileage suffers somewhat over a highway tread but I can live with that. I got a minimum of 70,000 Kms from each set without a single flat on any of them. The BFGs have excellent sidewall strength, which I have thought about often when in frost shattered rock up mountain trails.
    We use these on our fleet also, and every one I've seen come in has had RWL on one side and BSW on the other.
    The only load range I see listed for LT265/65R17 is "E", and this is the size of tire my 2013 TRD is going to arrive with.
    I would think the higher the ply rating, the better the fuel mileage as the tire would be stiffer with less flex, therefor less rolling resistance.

    "Today's load range/ply ratings do not count the actual number of body ply layers used to make up the tire's internal structure, but indicate an equivalent strength compared to early bias ply tires. Most radial passenger tires have one or two body plies, and light truck tires, even those with heavy-duty ratings (10-, 12- or 14-ply rated), actually have only two or three fabric plies, or one steel body ply." - TireRack.com
     
  11. Nov 11, 2012 at 7:33 AM
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    thanks for the feed back guys... leaning more for the 10 ply bfg ta/ko white letter!!
     
  12. Nov 11, 2012 at 7:28 PM
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    Bad ass. I love that look. That's exactly what I want when I replace the stock dunlops. What is the rating on those. I've seen those in LT, E, Q etc.
     
  13. Nov 22, 2012 at 2:50 PM
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    I have load range "D" in same size....White on one side...black on the other.
     
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    I love my Dick Cepek Crushers,They have skulls! And they do have white letters just turned them in. 10 ply. Ride great

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  16. Nov 22, 2012 at 9:02 PM
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    I had to replace my michelins tires in September, I switched over to Continentals...there pretty good ride..they did good in the snow do good in the rain, I can't complain ..I make sure there @ 32 psi weekly like truck door says to keep em..had them for 2000 miles they were 600 for me so I might keep using them for rest of truck life.
     
  17. Nov 25, 2012 at 5:23 PM
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  18. Nov 26, 2012 at 11:18 AM
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    lt285/70/r17 10 ply bfg t/a ko white letter 1300 sumthin taxes in installed... i think thats whats going on.... the winter tire/rims are going on very soon.. gonna buy them up over the winter..
     
  19. Nov 26, 2012 at 11:25 AM
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    Check out the Kuhmo Road venture A/T 285/75/16.. They weigh much less than most 285's and their tread is actually really aggressive for an all terrain tire
     
  20. Nov 26, 2012 at 2:16 PM
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    I have KM2's, 255/85's............I like the higher load rating as I have torn the sidewall on rocks more often than I have liked.
     
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