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Tires

Discussion in 'Northern California' started by whonoez, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. Aug 20, 2013 at 5:31 PM
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    whonoez

    whonoez [OP] Well-Known Member

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    What tires are you guys running on your trucks? I'm confused and want some suggestions. I don't off road much, mostly commute which is a 25 mile commute to work and the same back home. Take long drives to Reno/Vegas etc. the tires I really want are the Nitto Trail Grapplers (285/65/18). Any input would be great. I ask here because I'm from Fairfield and alot of you guys are pretty close so you would know the types of weather conditions I have to go thru.
     
  2. Aug 20, 2013 at 5:40 PM
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    redtacoma88

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    I got 285 Trail Grapplers, they look amazing, kick ass off road, and are good on the street for a mud tire.
     
  3. Aug 20, 2013 at 5:57 PM
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    brian

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    Your question is kinda vague. You're asking for a tire suggestion, saying you like a mud terrain tire, but do alot of highway driving. Usually those two don't go together in most peoples minds. Maybe for looks?

    I have put 60K miles on a set of 285/70/17 BFG M/T KM2's and I loved them. I just got ahold of a set of 295/70/17 Toyo Open Country M/T's and so far am loving them as well.

    I'm recommending both for highway driving. Tacoma's usually get pretty good tire mileage due to being a light truck. The BFG KM2's are amazing in the snow, have been through snow over my hood without too much issue... they didn't get me out of the ditch I found by being stupid but thats not the tires fault :)


    I can't say from experience on the Toyo's yet, they're alot stiffer tread though and likely wont have the same performance off road on slippery surfaces.
     
  4. Aug 20, 2013 at 11:41 PM
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    It's all opinion. I'm a fan of the BFG All Terrain K/O's. Great wear, great on/off highway traction and they are a tire that started the All Terrain category of tires!
     
  5. Aug 20, 2013 at 11:52 PM
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    I commute the same distance you do one-way each day to work. I drive all freeway and what little off-road I encounter is some light snow or loose gravel on mild terrain. I chose Continental CrossContact LX20 with Eco-Plus. It's a very quiet tire and smooth ride for what I use the truck for.
    If you actually do real off-road driving, don't buy this tire.
     
  6. Aug 23, 2013 at 1:27 PM
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    It's been stated but I'll say it again...that's a really aggressive tire for mostly highway.

    I bought my truck last december and it came with General Grabber AW tires. They work pretty well on the road. For off road and the kind of off road I do they actually do okay, but not great. They've lost a lot of lugs and I've gotten one flat on gravel.

    I'm going to where them down and then get something better next year. I'm going to go with a taller skinny tire, but not super tall..like a 235 85 R16. I think any taller and I'd be looking at re gearing. I have other hobbies that cost a lot. Maybe something like a General Gapper AT2 or BFG AT. That way I still have a more aggressive tire that gives me more pounds per square inch = more traction and it's not super heavy obliterating my mpgs.

    I'm constantly looking at other truck's tires. My girlfriend is always looking at me funny when I'm staring at a tire up close on some else's truck.
     
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  7. Aug 23, 2013 at 3:32 PM
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    FWIW I was still able to get 19mpg highway on the KM2's. Forgot to mention that. Average usually around 17 though.
     
  8. Aug 23, 2013 at 3:44 PM
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    If your looking for an "aggressive" style tire, but good for on road conditions and off road then I'd say go with Duratracs. I don't speak from experience but they are the most aggressive all terrain tire and from what I've read they do well with "light" off road trails. I'd go that route if your looking for an aggressive tire that does well on pavement. Again, this is only from my research and findings.
     
  9. Aug 25, 2013 at 12:13 AM
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    Thanks for the input TW members. Still debating tho
     
  10. Aug 25, 2013 at 12:25 AM
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    Had 285 toyos before my 12.50s. Had them for 5 years, sold them(a year ago) and they're still being ran on a 2nd gen tacoma. Great offroad, good on road too. Love them, my dad and I are both on our second set and hopefully a third on another truck late this year.
     
  11. Oct 14, 2013 at 6:50 PM
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    265 75 16 is the general consensus here with no lift. Basically you can go with any AT tire from there. No rubbing issues at all running that size
     
  12. Oct 14, 2013 at 7:16 PM
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    I have Duratracs in that tire size and I had to removed the front mudguards (small one on front of the wheel well and the regular one on the back of the wheel well) while I was still on stock suspension. It would rub the guards with the front wheels at full lock just sitting on level ground and not driving. I do get 17-18 MPG highway with the duratracs and my current armor set up (just checked it today on a long highway trip)

    The tire size he stated (285/65/18) are wider and are about 1" longer in diameter so I would guess they would rub pretty bad with a stock suspension.
     
  13. Oct 14, 2013 at 9:50 PM
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