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Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Negatetime, Sep 15, 2015.

  1. Sep 15, 2015 at 3:12 PM
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    Negatetime

    Negatetime [OP] Got syrup?

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    Hi Folks,

    I ran BFG A/T KOs on my lifted 2002 2wd Tacoma and loved those tires. Never had major issues and was able to run them without any air pressure and they maintained there shape (I think this might have been due to my truck not weighing anything). Well I have moved to a 2014 Prerunner DCSB and have been taking my truck camping a lot and I'm not impressed with the Dunlop AT20s. I had a large rock slice a 10mm hole in the center of my tread last weekend, not fun to change out on the trail. So here is my question. Being a disabled guy I would like to buy another set of BFGs but they are insanely priced for me. It can be hard for me to change out a flat on the trail and I would like a tire that is reliable but priced a bit cheaper, my income isn't like it once was. Recommendations?

    Secondly, after reading on the forums it looks like I can fit 265/70/R16 without issue on my truck. I compared the 245/75/R16 and they are basically the same height just and inch wider. My door jam sticker says 245/75/R16 and nothing about the larger tire. By the way I am running TRD off road rims, I don't think that matters in terms of offset.

    As a side note, I don't plan on lifting my truck until my 7 year warranty has expired. Plus my truck is under powered anyways, so I don't see the benefit of anything larger than 265/70/R16s.

    Thanks for the help,
     
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  2. Sep 15, 2015 at 4:27 PM
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    crashnburn80

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    If you got BFGs ATs be sure to get the vastly improved KO2s instead of the original KO. They have reinforced sidewalls in addition to many other improvements.

    265/70R16s will fit, that is the stock 4wd size. You can actually fit 265/75R16s. 1" larger than the stock size. I'm sure it was a typo but you cannot fit R15 tires on your truck as the wheels will not clear the caliper.

    What kind of budget are you working with?

    The cheapest option would be to get some BFG rugged trails ATs from a new TRD OR that people flip on craigslist or here almost immediately after buying their truck. I sold mine with only 3k on them. The tires are not great, but they are light ATs for cheap.

    General makes the Grabber AT2 which I think is almost a knock off of the old KOs but costs less. No personal experience with them:
    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=General&tireModel=Grabber+AT+2&partnum=67SR6GRAT2OWL&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes

    The 265/75R16 KO2s actually appear cheaper than the 265/70R16s. 4wd has them listed on google for $164/ea with free shipping.

    I've also had good luck with Kuhmos on cars in the past, but never ran their ATs. They are pretty affordable.
    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...6KL78OWL&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes

    Note that C-load tires are going to be more durable than P-load (which came stock on the trucks). C-load will be more expensive and heavier than the P-load equivalent.
     
  3. Sep 15, 2015 at 4:30 PM
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    Negatetime

    Negatetime [OP] Got syrup?

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    Wow those General Grabber AT2 look almost identical to the BFGs.
     
  4. Sep 15, 2015 at 4:31 PM
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    Get these.They are 265/75/16 Cooper Discoverer S/T MAXX

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  5. Sep 15, 2015 at 4:53 PM
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    +++ 1 on the above ST MAXX love mine...
     
  6. Sep 15, 2015 at 4:54 PM
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    Just got a set of 4 for under 700.00 from Discount Tire
     
  7. Sep 15, 2015 at 4:56 PM
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    Nice to hear. I'm thinking that that's my next tire. I believe I'll go for the tall and skinnies though. 255/85/16
     
  8. Sep 16, 2015 at 7:44 PM
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    That's a good price what size you have?
     
  9. Sep 16, 2015 at 7:47 PM
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  10. Sep 17, 2015 at 4:52 PM
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    I paid $820 for 265/65/17 out the door..
     
  11. Sep 23, 2015 at 9:54 AM
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    I am in the $500 range and yes I know I get what i pay for, but I am sure anything has to be better then the AT 20s. I am looking at General Grabbers. All I am really doing it camping and unmaintained forest service roads, not rock crawling.

    Thank you all for the input.
     
  12. Sep 24, 2015 at 7:29 AM
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  13. Sep 29, 2015 at 5:59 PM
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    Negatetime [OP] Got syrup?

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    Can anyone answer why most of the online places are telling me 265/70/R16 won't fit my truck? I have a 2wd Prerunner. Also is there a major benefit between the 245/75R16 and the 265/70R16 when driving the forest service roads? Some of the roads are pretty rocky and a rock did puncture the center tread of my AT20s.
     
  14. Sep 29, 2015 at 8:41 PM
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    The 265's show up as an optional size for the Prerunner so there's no reason why it won't fit. As far as the rocks go....l worked in a tire shop for several years in college have seen just about all the major tires punctured by sharp rocks in the tread area of the tire. The deeper tread blocks of a newer all terrain tire will resist punctures but they all become more susceptible as the tread decreases. I just put a set of the AT51's on my truck and they look like great tires. Much tamer than what I wanted but I needed something that would perform well in snow. If you're in Arizona try giving Discount Tire a call. They can help confirm the tire size question and show you some options.
     
  15. Sep 30, 2015 at 4:41 PM
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    I would stick with the 245/75-16. Since it's 2wd you're not going to be doing any really rough off highway driving. The 245s are almost the same diameter of the 265s. They'll probably be cheaper and they will perform better in the snow. Anything more than that is really just for looks. I have 235/85-16 on my truck and for a truck tall and skinny is what you want if you're actually interested in performance over looks.
     
  16. Sep 30, 2015 at 5:32 PM
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    Not to start anything... But those kind of narrow minded comments show your inexperience. Just because something doesn't fit your needs doesn't mean it could never possibly serve a purpose.
     
  17. Sep 30, 2015 at 5:43 PM
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    Qumodo in Colorado springs is wanting to trade some km2's if that is what you are really looking for.
     
  18. Sep 30, 2015 at 6:13 PM
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    Negatetime [OP] Got syrup?

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    I am finding the 265s are cheaper at some places. Check this out. If that is the case I will buy the 265s and try and find $12 install. Plus I have a coupon for 10% off which puts them at $493.


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  19. Sep 30, 2015 at 6:59 PM
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    Still not as cheap as $430 for the Kumho's after rebate...unless you're just set on the Generals which is fine as well. I just wanted to make sure you read through the posts and saw the Kumho's. I hate to see people spend more of their hard earned money than they need to.
     
  20. Sep 30, 2015 at 7:27 PM
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    Negatetime [OP] Got syrup?

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    Ha, hard earned money, wish I had some of that. I will look at the Kumhos again.
     

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