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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Cjmm, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. Feb 14, 2018 at 4:22 PM
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    Cjmm

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    I have a 4cylinder 4wd 2012 Tacoma..don't know a lot about trucks..lol...do I need Lt tires?
     
  2. Feb 14, 2018 at 4:32 PM
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    No. They will throw off your gas mileage.
     
  3. Feb 14, 2018 at 4:34 PM
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    Ty...seems everywhere I goto get tires they all want me to get Lt tires...I checked the door..I don't see where it required Lt tires
     
  4. Feb 14, 2018 at 4:37 PM
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    Well yes and no. It's not that simple of an answer. If you're like me and go off into the bush for days at a time or like to run trails. Absolutely. If your idea of adventure is driving the "other way to bed bath and beyond then no
     
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    Sound like a rip off man. Your truck isn’t designed to pull anything heavy enough to need them. Unless you do really serious offroading like rock crawling you don’t need them.
     
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    LT tires aren’t required. If you plan on using 4WD, it *might* be better to use LTs depending on your terrain. Definitely not needed though.
     
  7. Feb 14, 2018 at 4:40 PM
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    I really don't goto bed bath and beyond...lol..on jobsites only.. Have never gotten stuck.
     
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    I also wish my tailgate could lock...is there a kit for that...its a Bare bones Tacoma...had I for a 100,000 miles...love it...runs very strong...
     
  9. Feb 14, 2018 at 4:44 PM
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    You don't NEED "LT" tires on a Tacoma. They are a tougher, stiffer, more expensive tire rated to carry heavier loads. They are heavier and may hurt fuel mileage and create a stiff ride. A "P" rated tire will carry far more weight than any Tacoma is rated for. Many of the tires with more aggressive off road treads are only available in LT ratings and lots of people use them on Tacoma's for that reason. Even most 1/2 ton trucks do fine with "P" rated tires.

    There is also a misconception that LT's are less likely to go flat. I've had both, with equal numbers of flat tires with each. Local tire store sees the same and he fixes a lot of flat tires. Anything that will puncture a "P" rated tire will also puncture an "LT" rated tire. The "LT" tires do have tougher sidewalls. If off road driving in rocky terrain where the sidewalls are scraping against rocks they might come through whereas a "P" rated tire may not.
     
  10. Feb 14, 2018 at 4:46 PM
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    Ty marshall
     
  11. Feb 14, 2018 at 4:47 PM
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    Just saying I've seen more c rated tires blown out on the side of the Forrest road than anything. I mean theres always that moron who brings their Subaru on p rated highway tires and blows two of em up and asks for a ride back to town lol.

    Op just for some perspective I was running 265/75r16 bfg ko2 e tires for a few years and still hit 25-27 mpg on the highway

    The other guys are right you don't "need them but a little extra beef doesn't hurt when you're in the middle of nowhere just saying
     
  12. Feb 14, 2018 at 4:48 PM
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    No worries..ty
     

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