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Tire feedback please?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by FTL911, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. Dec 11, 2010 at 4:19 PM
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    FTL911

    FTL911 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have any feedback on these low profile performance tires?

    General Grabber UHP

    These 36k mi performance tires got rated an 8.5 at tirerack.com
    They are "H" speed rated shoes, and get "A" marks for both traction and temp, and cost a meager $119.00 ea.
    Thanks in advance...



    Low Profile Tire.jpg
     
  2. Dec 11, 2010 at 4:20 PM
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    toyotatacomaTRD

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    Those would look pretty good on a lowered Cadillac...
     
  3. Dec 11, 2010 at 5:26 PM
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    I have nothing constructive to say, but the Cadillac statement was great! LOL
     
  4. Dec 12, 2010 at 7:11 AM
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    Oh, now I get it...This is a "TRUCK" forum. My apologies for the post that was apparently outside of the "forum scope". I did not mean to tread on your sensibilities.
    Believe it or not fellas, some guys buy trucks because they are just great to have as a, homeowner. I use mine as a utility vehicle; for the trips to Lowes, Home Depot, Costco... This same truck also seconds as a daily driver, back and forth to work.
    Based upon this use, why not look for a lower profile (less sidewall flex), performance tire as a competent choice for Socal streets & freeways?
    No, I will not be climbing or launching from rock formations.
    Perhaps I should have mentioned the "intended use" in my origina post? :eek:
    I guess I should be thankful you didnt jump up and down on me.
     
  5. Dec 12, 2010 at 7:25 AM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Calm down bud. Need to have a little thicker skin on here.

    That being said, anytime you ask a question about how a set of tires are, you are just going to get people saying "well those are okay, but you should get xx brand of tire, that's what I have". I'd just use tire rack's ratings to compare different brands.
     
  6. Dec 12, 2010 at 2:48 PM
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    Apparently so...Actually, that was calm :goingcrazy:
     
  7. Dec 12, 2010 at 3:30 PM
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    I just put those tires (in an appropriate size) on my 2006 miata. They work great on the miata but ............
     
  8. Dec 12, 2010 at 3:38 PM
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    ....But will cause Tacomas to explode? :confused:
     
  9. Dec 12, 2010 at 4:08 PM
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    LMAO

    I was kinda thinkn along the lines they would probably work great on a Mall-Crawler.

    Sorry, couldn't help myself!
     
  10. Dec 12, 2010 at 4:15 PM
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    Toytec Ultimate Lift @ 3", Mickey Thompson MTZ's 285/75/16, Moto Metal 955b, rear 2" ALL, Marlin Crawler sliders

    i highly recommend these tires. i had a set of 285/50/20 on my titan. they are very grippy and are great in the rain. best bang for your buck for a performance tire. you wont be dissapointed.

    EDIT:
    i got about 25k miles off them, but worth it.
     
  11. Dec 14, 2010 at 8:11 AM
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    NetMonkey,
    Thank you for your intelligent, on point response...
    Based upon the wear being significantly less than 36K mi. I think I'll look in another direction. No doubt those are competent street tires, which in turn must sacrifice wear characteristics.
    Thanks again for saving me from changing tires in a couple of years.
     
  12. Dec 14, 2010 at 8:16 AM
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  13. Dec 14, 2010 at 8:30 AM
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  14. Dec 14, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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    Ummm..My Hemi Ram came with the factory 20's. These tires were on there when I got it. They wernt too bad. Better than the wrangler hp's.
     
  15. Dec 14, 2010 at 11:08 AM
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    Toytec Ultimate Lift @ 3", Mickey Thompson MTZ's 285/75/16, Moto Metal 955b, rear 2" ALL, Marlin Crawler sliders
    sure:)

    i do have to add, however, that the weight of the titan is significantly more than a tacoma. also, the 285/50/20's were not as tall as the stock tires so they had more revolutions per mile, which in turn wears faster.

    you may get better life out of them on the tacoma with about the same height as stock.
     
  16. Dec 15, 2010 at 8:50 AM
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    FTL911

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    I ended with Bridgestone - Dueler H/T 840 from Costco. They had a $70 rebate, and were an acceptable Socal street tire. Thanks for all those who had anything constructive to say.

    P.S. I am learning quickly that this is not the Porsche forum to which I have grown accustomed.
    Pass that there corncob pipe, Jeb...
     
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