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What tire to get?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Scott17818, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. Oct 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM
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    Scott17818

    Scott17818 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I know dead horse.. I've been looking and I would like to get a 10 ply tire, preferrably one that wont break any weight limits.. I was looking at cooper ST MAXX, but looking at the weight of a 265/70/17 at just around 55lbs (15lbs heavier than my current 265/70/16 yokohama geolandar G015's)

    I bought method racing 305's in 17x8.5 (24lbs each, similar weight to stock TRD OR rims)..

    I would like to go with a 265/70/17 (32" x 10.5 tire) (more options for this size)

    or even

    255/75/17 skinnier for less weight in tires...


    any help would be great.. tire choosing is more difficult than I anticipated.. looking at AT /MT tire, hopefully something durable to withstand the Maine Winters, and logging roads that I now frequent.. this is my DD..

    falken wildpeak AT, and MT's
    Yokohama geolandar MT G003
    .....
    .....

    any others? something aggressive enough for good traction, but docile enough not to be retardedly annoying on the highway (I do listen to my radio at a fairly high volume anyways)..

    tire shopping has confused me more than anything lately... I make up my mind at some point, and then I Find reviews, or get told that tire is the worst I've ever had.. I can't afford to make a costly mistake... took me enough time to save up the coin for rims/tires...
     
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  2. Oct 12, 2019 at 10:03 AM
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    stealthmode

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    Question. Why a 10 ply ?
     
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    It’s gonna ride like shit with 10 ply tires just so you know.
     
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  4. Oct 12, 2019 at 10:09 AM
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    By the sounds of it, you’re a bit all over the place. Start by determining what conditions your tires will see on a regular basis. I doubt you need a mud terrain pattern or 10-ply for that matter unless your going for looks/form. An MT is going to handle like hot garbage in any weather below freezing, let alone on ice or snow. I could be wrong, but a mild-patterned all terrain tire with a C load range would be more than sufficient. Functionality and practically would be much better.
     
  5. Oct 12, 2019 at 10:10 AM
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    roads in the north maine woods are treacherous, rocky, and from others I've spoken with 10ply is recommended.. I've been lucky with my C load range yokohamas just trying to be cautious...
     
  6. Oct 12, 2019 at 10:11 AM
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    255 75 17 nexen rodian ATs are as quiet as my h/t tires. Cheap and light as well. Adds some weight down low but drives great
     
  7. Oct 12, 2019 at 10:16 AM
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    In my experience if you do alot of driving and comfort is a priority then 10 ply would be overkill. Also practically speaking the E load would only help in sidewall rigididy. So unless you do alot of narly trails, frequently, then its overkill again. Considering that the actual tread and construction of tread should be identical. See the manufacturers blown up detail when you decide.
    I ran both E load and C load BF goodrich KO2 and I'll never go back to E load.
     
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  8. Oct 12, 2019 at 10:21 AM
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    Exactly this. Based on what you’ve said, I’d recommend Goodyear duratracs in 255/75r17 with a C load range. More than aggressive enough for what you’re using your truck for, a softer compound that does amazing on snow and ice, and a comfortable/predictable ride in a C load range. Used them for years in northern Canada and Alaska where roads can be compared to 2nd or 3rd world nations.
     
  9. Oct 12, 2019 at 10:25 AM
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    this is why I'm asking for advice.. I've confused myself going back and forth... just a little guidance..

    current setup 2016 TRD OR DCSB automatic, ARB rtt (170lbs with annex on a KBVOODOO high rise bars, and about 200-300lbs of gear 265/70/16 yokohama geolandar g015 c load range. NO LIFT YET, looking at getting billstein 6112's, and 5150's with 2" lift..

    my truck will seen a majority of road time 80-90% I drive 16 miles to work round trip, a Career in Corrections as an Officer means I still drive to work no matter what, rain, snow, ice, etc... Maine's coastal weather is a harsh B*^ch that changes every few hours..... thus the need for 4x4/awd vehicles

    I like to get into the woods NMW (north Maine Woods) which means I will be HOURS from civilization, so no tow trucks (it'll cost a fortune!!) I carry a spare, VIAIR 88p pump, and repair/patch kits, tools, etc..

    I am also building my truck to go across country in the coming years (I get 3-4 days off every week) so camping trips can be more frequent, and my vacations range from 9-10 days each, so i can get some distance from Maine if i want to.. I do eventually plan to make it out west, and someday to Alaska, thus the reason for sticking with a 32-33" tire, would like to keep below the 33" until I get a lift installed, and can get the axles regeared.
     
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  10. Oct 12, 2019 at 10:29 AM
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    I appreciate the help, also looking at longevity of tread, cant afford to be replacing these every year (I do about 12-14k miles annually)
     
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  11. Oct 12, 2019 at 10:33 AM
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    Each set of the duratracs I had lasted from about 50-60k miles. Most any reputable tire that’s specced properly for the Tacoma, and run with the correct PSI/rotated regularly should last at least 40k miles.
     
  12. Oct 12, 2019 at 10:49 AM
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    Ill have to take a look at my co-workers truck tonight when I leave, he has the dura tracs, and swears by them for plowing (F350 turbodiesel)..
     
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  13. Oct 12, 2019 at 4:04 PM
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    My BFGs lasted 110 000 km. Could have easily got 1 more season on them too. (25000/ year). I got a new set this year before winter on sale. This will be my 3rd set
     

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