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Tire Recommendations.

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by BGXtobe, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. Dec 30, 2016 at 2:50 PM
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    BGXtobe

    BGXtobe [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a 2016 TRD SPORT stock.
    Ordered the TRD 4Runner rims.
    (How original I know) but love the look.
    Size I plan on running 265/70/17.

    I wanted to get some tire recommendations as far as great on road and good off road.
    The truck is my daily driver I commute 50 miles to work there and back daily.
    But want a tire that will do good on dirt trails, fire roads, mostly to camp outdoors a few times a year.
    Places I plan on camping around:

    Yosemite/Pismo/JoshuaTree/Eastern sierras,South Lake Tahoe CA
    Mt Hood, OR
    Sedona/Flagstaff, AZ
    Yellowstone, WY
    Bryce Canyon/ZION UT

    I will not be doing any:
    Rock crawling.
    Snow driving (maybe 2 to 3 times a year)
    Driving in the mud.

    What I'm looking for in AT tire is:

    Quiet on the highway.
    More aggressive look than stock but not too over the top aggressive
    Not a gas killer would prefer load C.

    From my research a lot of people on here recommend:
    BF Goodrich KO2
    Nitto Grappler G2
    Falken Wildpeak AT3
    General Grabber AT2
    Goodyear Duractracs

    I would like to know what it is about these tires that separates them from each other I know some are better than other at certain things snow, dirt,mud etc.

    Would like to hear your guys experience.
     
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  2. Dec 30, 2016 at 2:56 PM
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    Clearwater Bill

    Clearwater Bill Retire from work, but not from life.

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  3. Dec 30, 2016 at 2:57 PM
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    Midknight

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    I love my Grabber AT2's

    Chose them because they are fairly light for a 10 ply tire, and are winter rated.
     
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  4. Dec 30, 2016 at 3:01 PM
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    Joe23

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    most of the tires you listed are pretty aggressive and usually fuel killers.
    look into the michilin defender
    cooper discoverer at3
    forget which model it is but there is a general grabber thats less aggressive and I know someone in the off road club with them on a jeep, they said they love it that they work great for the softer trails and for on road driving.

    The michelin are great on road tires decent for the off road you said you'll be doing. They absolutely suck in mud though
     
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  5. Dec 30, 2016 at 3:08 PM
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    PVT Pablo

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    Agreed with above. You should look into the Cooper Discoverer AT3's.

    Out of the tires you listed however my vote is for the Falkens. I've run every tire on your list except for the Generals and I prefer the Falkens over the rest.
     
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  6. Dec 30, 2016 at 3:37 PM
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    St.Germain

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    you should definitely consider Toyo open country A/T's... exactly what you described.i went round and round and decided on these using roughly the same criteria as you, OP. I'm running 265/70-17 on 17x8 FN six shooters. really happy with the set up.

    and highway quiet was a main point. these are very quiet and super compliant on the road.
     
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  7. Dec 30, 2016 at 3:38 PM
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    pics?
    thats the same rims I bought lol
     
  8. Dec 30, 2016 at 3:39 PM
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    St.Germain

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    no pics yet Joe
     
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  9. Dec 30, 2016 at 3:42 PM
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    Joshs68

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    I have run the Cooper at3 on my last truck and really liked them. They are decent for mild off reading too!
     
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    I really like the Falkens! Aggressive looking, great ride, and no noise. Haven't off-road tested them yet (just moved) but other reviewers on the forum say they continue to impress off-road and in snow.

    IMG_2371.jpg
     
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  11. Dec 30, 2016 at 3:49 PM
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    I like the AT2s (general grabbers), but I have a black truck and I actually really like the general X3 with the red sidewall.
     
  12. Dec 30, 2016 at 3:51 PM
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    Kyitty

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    I like my Cooper ST Maxx.

    Cooper AT3's are what my employer uses on all our 4x4 fleet trucks in Big Sky country.
     
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    Go with the coopers at3s
     
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    I went with the Falken Wildpeak A/T3W 265/70R17 and am happy with it.hthIMG_0262.jpg IMG_0265.jpg IMG_1134.jpg
     
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    taczilla

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    Round ones.... get round ones.
     
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    Cooper Discoverer AT3s. Aggressive looks. Quiet on the highway. Easy on gas. Good traction on or off road. Great for all those trails you have out in CA. Rain, snow, or a little bit of mud, no problem either. Affordable.

    Had them on my Ranger and loved them. They lasted longer than the 60k they were rated at as well. I rotated them every 5k. When these GY Kevlars wear down they're getting replaced with Coopers. Someone actually posted an article on another thread that they were one of the highest rated tires.
     
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  17. Dec 30, 2016 at 5:07 PM
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    20161230_153542.jpgI can't speak highly enough about the Toyo Open Country a/t 2. The ones mounted on the truck have around 90k on them and still have a decent amount of tread left. I didn't rotate for 15k miles and they got a little cupped but have been super quiet before then. They have exceeded my expectations. So much so that when I upgraded to 35s I went with the same tire. Oh... I drive a lot of highway and got 20mpg on the 285s. Very very happy with them.
     
  18. Dec 30, 2016 at 5:08 PM
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    FWIW I am going to buy AT3's again for this truck. My last set were 315's for my Chevy. They ride great, worked ok in snow and cut cornfields. They are not a mud tire but they did come with a 60k mile warranty from discount tire. IMG_4715.jpg
     
  19. Dec 30, 2016 at 5:10 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    If you're just going to drive down dirt roads and go camping as stated in your OP then don't even bother with ATs.

    Get the tire that fits the job.

    You'll be driving to work 99% of the time and any regular old high mileage tire will get down a dirt road just fine.

    You've said you won't be rock crawling or snow goeing so just get some typical truck tires.

    Michelin Defender LTX (new version of the MS2) are my personal favorite.
     
  20. Dec 30, 2016 at 5:21 PM
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    So, similar situation... Bought the fn fx pros, just waiting for them to show up in the mail....

    But in the Northeast so adding snow to the mix...
    My list is between the faulkens, Cooper discover at3s, and toyo open country at2s????
     

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