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What kind of tires do I need? 18k highway/year with minor dirt road driving

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Cutter_, Jun 14, 2020.

  1. Jun 15, 2020 at 8:28 AM
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    jbrandt

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    Just some C or D rated all terrains. 265/70r16s (stock size).

    With all the highway driving you do, there's no reason for more off-road oriented tires.

    Just go to America's Tires website (or whatever) and pick a tire that looks good that fits your budget. Just don't get the cheapest tire.
     
  2. Jun 15, 2020 at 8:37 AM
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    Michelin Defenders. They will not be the cheapest initial purchase, but on a per mile basis, they are the winner.

    And don't only consider the initial cost, consider the total cost and service.

    Costco sales will include 1 cent mount/balance/ per corner, lifetime rotations/balances and an excellent hazard warranty. I do not know if Discount offers the same or not.
     
  3. Jun 15, 2020 at 8:57 AM
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    Also need to remember that the more expensive tires almost always have a rebate of sorts, whereas the cheapo's do not.

    I got my Firestone tires $100 off by going in on a "deal day" that they have every 3 months or so.
     
  4. Jun 15, 2020 at 9:22 AM
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    Cornering is actually really good with them
     
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    If you're driving in a lot of rain or water on the highway these tires create a good-sized rooster tail because the Treads are so deep
     
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  6. Jun 29, 2020 at 10:45 PM
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    I think the Hankooks handle cornering quite well. The only problem I have with them, is sometimes when I'm taking off from a standstill, they'll spin for a moment on wet roads if I take off to fast. Bridgestone used to have a Desert Dueler tire that I really liked. But like most of these poster infer, is don't by cheap tires, they won't last, and don't handle very well.
     
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  7. Jun 30, 2020 at 6:31 AM
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