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What Do You Guys Think?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by GASH, Jan 30, 2009.

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Help a brotha out

  1. Cooper STT 285/70/17

    42.2%
  2. Toyo Open Country M/T 265/70/17

    57.8%
  1. Jan 30, 2009 at 11:14 PM
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    GASH

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    I've narrowed it down to two choices for new tires on my 07 DC Sport w/ a 2.5" lift. I wanted to get your input...

    Should I go w/ Cooper STT in 285/70/17
    Or
    Toyo Open Country M/T in 265/70/17

    (I narrowed it down to these because they are comparable in price the 285 toyo's were just too much)
     
  2. Jan 30, 2009 at 11:18 PM
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    A.D.

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    Put on a bum costume and sit out in the Walmart parking lot for a couple of days panning for extra cash, you should make a good amount if you don't smell to bad and appear to be in desperate need, then take the extra cash and get the 285 Toyo's!!
    Sorry bout that, but the 285 toyo's will look nicer IMHO, otherwise you will want the 285 Toyo's everyday after you didn't get em.
     
  3. Jan 31, 2009 at 3:06 AM
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    Silver_Jim

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    I like the Toyo better too. I will be getting a new set at the end of the year.
     
  4. Jan 31, 2009 at 6:23 AM
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    Delmarva

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    Coopers! I loved mine when I had them and I miss them every single day... :thumbsup:
     
  5. Jan 31, 2009 at 6:23 AM
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    Delmarva

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    Plus, the 285 is a beefier tire..
     
  6. Jan 31, 2009 at 6:55 AM
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    PaulVthe3

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    Delmarva, how was the wear on the Coopers? I am thinking of getting some. Did they do good in the mud? Are the quiet on the road? I have been running BFG MT's forever and I still love thier performance, wear, and the noise wasnt bad. How to they compare with the Coops?
     
  7. Jan 31, 2009 at 6:57 AM
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  8. Jan 31, 2009 at 7:33 AM
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    silver07taco

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    I have cooper STT's Love them, I have 15,000 on them and still have nice tread, Awsome offroad tire
     
  9. Jan 31, 2009 at 8:36 AM
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    JimmyCrackCorn

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    Both Tire Brands made the Consumer Reports list as "good buys".

    Cooper STT:
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    Toyo Open Country M/T:
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    I like the looks of the sidewalls on the Cooper better and, that, combined with the fact that these would be 285's as opposed to the 265's, would make the choice easy for me....(GO WITH THE COOPERS!) Maybe a little plastic splash guard trimming in your front wheel wells....no big deal) DO IT!
     
  10. Jan 31, 2009 at 10:57 AM
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    Delmarva

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    Awesome. Did 20k on them, but then replaced them with the Nittos due to an "alignment issue." (long long story).

    They are noisy -- but to be expected... :thumbsup:
     
  11. Jan 31, 2009 at 12:28 PM
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    PaulVthe3

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    The alignment issue didnt have anything to do with the tires did it?
    I think I may give them a try. Can you recall what you paid for them.
     
  12. Jan 31, 2009 at 12:47 PM
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    GASH

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    Looks like its pretty even. I was wondering what will be better on the road. They are both great off-road (what i need for the weekends) but this is also my daily driver.
     
  13. Feb 1, 2009 at 6:53 AM
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    stephbm6

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    I love the Toyo's!!!!! they look great!!!!
     
  14. Feb 1, 2009 at 6:55 AM
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    Delmarva

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    They're probably very similar - Huge lugs and all on the road. Mine did very well in the rain (I was pleasantly surprised.)

    It all comes down to cost. The Coopers are a great tire at a good price. The Toyos are a good tire at a ridiculous price. Plus 285 in Coopers will win anyday over 265 Toyos :thumbsup:
     
  15. Feb 1, 2009 at 6:55 AM
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    Delmarva

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    Naw, it didn't. :D The tires were great.

    somewhere around 1k for the tires and weight/balance at discount tire in tucson, az.
     
  16. Feb 1, 2009 at 7:14 AM
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  17. Feb 2, 2009 at 5:18 AM
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    Oh_Six_Taco_4x4

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    I went with coopers only because they are 285's and the Toyos are 265. Toyos are awsome though.
     
  18. Feb 2, 2009 at 5:21 PM
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    Their are a lot of these tires ran around here where I live. Most guys started out with the Cooper's I guess they were around here first. Many switched to the Toyo's after their Coopers wore out. I think the Toyos were a little cheaper . But it seems as though we get a little more wear out of the Cooper's. Also as far as warranty issue's cooper has been real good to work with. I now have Cooper Discover S/T and wish I would have stayed with the STT's. Just my 2 cents.
     
  19. Feb 3, 2009 at 6:36 PM
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    Delmarva

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    another in regret.. I'm with ya :thumbsup:
     
  20. Apr 17, 2009 at 8:17 PM
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    285\70-17 BFGoodrich KM2's 17x8 Pro Comp 7089
    STT just because your getting the wider tire (285) looks more aggressive IMO
     
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