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Tire Recommendations

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by clintrob, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. Jun 5, 2011 at 6:12 AM
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    clintrob

    clintrob [OP] Tacoma *****

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    What tires do you recommend for a 4x4 17in wheel DC V6? I want good handling, low road noise and comfortable ride. Thanks!
     
  2. Jun 5, 2011 at 7:33 AM
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    Maticuno

    Maticuno Resident Pine Swine

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    I had the Wrangler Silent Armor on my previous Tacoma. They were a good, all around tire. The biggest issue is that, just like all Goodyear tires, they are overpriced.

    I put a set of Firestone Destination A/T's on my wife's SUV. They seem to be great. Low road noise, good wet and dirt traction, and not too bad in the snow. She drives a shit ton of miles and they still look brand new.

    If you plan on doing any serious off-roading, I recommend the Destination M/T's. I have a set on my patrol truck that sees daily soft sand, sharp rocks, and big boulders. I've never been close to getting stuck with them. They have lasted well over a year, which is impressive considering the type of driving I do. The only drawback is that they are a little soft on the highway.
     
  3. Jun 5, 2011 at 7:37 AM
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    pudge151

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  4. Jun 5, 2011 at 7:38 AM
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    crf69

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    firestone destination A/T

    only tire ive ever experienced so far on my Taco and they do seem great.
     
  5. Jun 5, 2011 at 8:02 AM
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    kingston73

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    That's a pretty vague list of needs, you'll definitely want to include a bit more. Are you looking for an A/T tire or a highway tire? The best handling, low noise and comfortable ride tire IMO is the Michelin LTx ms2, but that's if you are going to be onroad most of the time.
     
  6. Jun 5, 2011 at 8:22 AM
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    I purchased my Tacoma pre-owned and it has the P265/65R17 Yokohama Geolandar H/T-S.
    They ride very smooth and they are very quiet. I usually do not do much off road.
     
  7. Jun 5, 2011 at 8:40 AM
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    bjmoose

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    Michelin LTX for an on-road tire.
     
  8. Jun 5, 2011 at 1:06 PM
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    shane100700

    shane100700 Look'n like a fool with your pants on the ground..

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    I have Nitto Terra Gripper AT's and the noise at hwy speeds is mimimal. A little vibration when driving with them at hwy speed but I have seen and heard far worse! Overall I really like the looks, feel, and sound (as in fairly quiet) of them.
     
  9. Jun 5, 2011 at 1:33 PM
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    jakedaugh

    jakedaugh GEAUX TIGERS!!!!

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  10. Jun 5, 2011 at 2:59 PM
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    I just got the Yokohama Geolanders A/T and like them so far.
     
  12. Jun 5, 2011 at 4:04 PM
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    I like these too, for a quiet tire. the HT or AT. Just be sure not to get the 'Load E', get the P or C, whichever they make.
     
  13. Jun 5, 2011 at 6:05 PM
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    If you are not off-roading much and want a high mile all season tire, I have the Michelin MS2 LTX 265/65/17. It is a 70,000+ tire and does well in PA snow and sticks [​IMG]like glue on rainy days!
     
  14. Jun 5, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    nitto terra grappler 100% for a gd looking great performing long lasing affordable tire
     
  15. Jun 8, 2011 at 5:17 PM
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    X2 for the Michelin LTX. My last two full size trucks I installed these tires. I averaged 80K with acceptable tread left and perfect wear. Great on road performance, the best i have had so far. My new TRD Sport 4x4 has 900 miles on it but can't wait to change out to the Michelin.
     
  16. Jun 8, 2011 at 5:29 PM
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    Can you elaborate on why not to get the 'Load E'? I'm thinking about getting ATs for my truck (245/75/16), but Tirerack doesn't sell the AT in anything but E load rating. I haven't checked with my local tire stores yet.
     
  17. Jun 8, 2011 at 5:37 PM
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    General Grabber AT2. Best warranty, aggressive off road, and quiet on road.., oh yeah.., great price point too!
     
  18. Jun 11, 2011 at 2:28 PM
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    clintrob

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    Thanks for everyone's recommendations. I'll probably go with Michelen or Yokohama based on your feedback!
     
  19. Jun 12, 2011 at 8:37 PM
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    if you want a great tire that will last you about 55,00 miles and be very quiet on highway go with the michelin ltx.... if you want a " all terrain" tire that is quiet on the highway and a outstanding performance off road i suggest you get the BFGoodrich ALL TERRAIN KO. and they last about 40,000 great tire over all. Price is not as cheap as others but you get what you pay for and the bfg's are worth it.
     
  20. Jun 12, 2011 at 8:49 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    I have the Firestone Destination A/T's for about 51K miles thus far with some life left in the them. I would recommend them, as would a lot of people on Tire Rack since they've been #1 there for quite a while.

    However, I will be going with something more aggressive shortly, probably the Duratracs.
     
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