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Which tire to choose??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Orion, Nov 23, 2011.

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Whic Tire

Poll closed Dec 23, 2011.
  1. Bridgetown Revo II

    8 vote(s)
    7.3%
  2. Firestone destination at

    18 vote(s)
    16.5%
  3. Goodyear wrangler silent armor

    17 vote(s)
    15.6%
  4. other? which one

    66 vote(s)
    60.6%
  1. Nov 23, 2011 at 8:32 AM
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    Orion

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    I am gonna buy new tires for my 09 tacoma 4 door. I am looking at all season. I live down a half mile hilly dirt road and deal with snow etc, but I drive highway everyday as well.

    Tires on my truck are 265/65//17

    I am considering these tires...

    Bridgetown Revo II

    Firestone destination at

    Goodyear wrangler silent armor

    What say you??
    thanks
     
  2. Nov 23, 2011 at 8:42 AM
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    Joe D

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    Without recommemding any I will say, I've had MORE THAN one problem on more than one set of Firestone tires. Firestone also refused to back them. Also, I've known others to be VERY unhappy with Firestone.
     
  3. Nov 23, 2011 at 8:44 AM
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    canyonchaser

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    Never had a goodyear last very long. Never had a firestone sidewall hold up, bridgestone makes amazing motogp tires and great car tires, I think their truck tires are pretty marginal. Their is a reason why so many people are over-the-moon about BF Goodrich All Terrain's. They last, they grip, their quiet, they ride well. IMHO, they are the standard by which all other All Terrain tires are judged.

    dp
     
  4. Nov 23, 2011 at 8:53 AM
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    Hankook Dynapro ATM

    cheap, quiet, good traction, cant comment on wear lenght yet but the reviews I read stated they wear well
     
  5. Nov 23, 2011 at 8:57 AM
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    NvrSumR

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    Honestly, that's the first bad thing I've heard anyone say about Destination AT's.

    OP, check out the General AT2 as well.
     
  6. Nov 23, 2011 at 9:34 AM
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    canyonchaser

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    I'm still leary of chinese/korean tires. Had a lot of bad luck with Korean tires in the past.

    dp
     
  7. Nov 23, 2011 at 9:41 AM
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    thinkingman

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    Michelin LTX M/S will spoil you for life.
    Michelin LTX A/T2's if you do much offroading or deep snow.
    More coin, much longer life, and fantastic performance.
    I have driven many tires and these are easily the best.
     
  8. Nov 23, 2011 at 10:07 AM
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    canyonchaser

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    Personally, I don't think the Michi's perform all that great off road (and I don't like how they look). But if you spend the majority of your time on asphalt, it's hard to fault these tires.

    dp
     
  9. Nov 23, 2011 at 10:13 AM
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    ColtsTRD

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  10. Nov 23, 2011 at 10:14 AM
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    I had bad luck with my Rugged trails but that doesnt mean all tires bfg makes are trash....
     
  11. Nov 23, 2011 at 10:16 AM
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    I have to go with the BFG AT's. Had numerous sets on a couple different vehicles. Great in all conditions and last very well. AND the road noise isn't bad if you care about that.
     
  12. Nov 23, 2011 at 10:35 AM
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    This or,
    These.

    Also I just got a set of Nitto Terra Grapplers. To new to me to give a good review. So far so good, quiet on highway. Good in rain. Waiting for snow to try them in snow.
     
  13. Nov 23, 2011 at 10:44 AM
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  14. Nov 23, 2011 at 10:45 AM
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    Lets see here.... I have had over 40 vehicles, and ran tons of different tires over the years. Some worth mentioning are BFG (AT's & MT's), Mud King (MT's), Yokohama Geolander AT +2's, Sumitumo (AT's), Goodyear MTR's, Swamper Radials and Nittos as well as a ton more that were not worth mentioning. Most of them were run on Jeeps (whether it be Grand Cherokee, Cherokee, TJ, JK, YJ, CJ or even Wagoneers) and only have a few things to note about these I have mentioned. By far the worst road tire was the Mud Kings, but they are very cheap! So only if you want tires for near nothing are they worth having, and if you hit the road alot then stay away, if it is a trail truck then have at them they do well in alot of trail medias (ie rocks sand mud). The Yokohamas were about the best all around tire I have had, they were quiet on the pavement, and did great offroad. They were not too expensive when I got them (not sure if they are even made now), and they really did surprise the hell out of me the first time I wheeled em. I would buy them again IF I could find the exact ones I had before. On to the BFG scene... I have run both MT and AT and the MT are too loud and wear like butt! They are also not very good on wet pavement (to me at least). I liked the BFG AT's but they were also a tad pricey for how limited they are in alternate terrains, like mud or rocks. They do pretty darn good in sand though, but the other offroad medias suffer from "just not enough grip" when tested in the greasy shit (ie bad trails with alot of different shit on em, like mud and sand and rocks and creek crossing. They will show where they lack on a visit to trails like that. Another note worthy item from my BFG days is I have never lost a bead on any tire but the BFG AT's, I was wheeling in some sloppy muddy junk in Boone, NC one time in a Cherokee with 33's AT's and I lost the bead and the tire filled iself with mud when it came off, but here is the kicker...... Wait for it........ The tire reseated itself to the wheel! Thats right is blew the bead, and the mud and rocks filled the tire (about 6 pounds of mud in the tire) and one rock even wedged itself in the wheel and tire crack, and I mean wedged we had to remove the tire to get it off. All in all it surprised me that I was not just sitting on a flat tire and it also surprised me that it held all that mud and shit until I got to Galloways 4wd the next morning. I ended up getting rid of the tire for different rubber. The last tire I want to mention is the Nitto Terra Grappler... I have run these on three different trucks now and they have performed very well in each case. I have run them on a 1997 Grand Cherokee, 2007 Jeep Wrangler and the Tacoma. I have got great miles out of them and they are very quiet on the paved stuff. They clean out better than BFG AT's and grip a bit better in most cases too. I have always gotten more miles than the tire is supposed to, heck the last set I wore out was on the 2007 Jeep Wrangler, and they had 61,000 miles on them and still could have run another 10 at least, I even got a tad bit of money on trade in b/c they said ppl buy them with tread that good on em, but to me it was done and I needed new tires, but hell 61k is not too bad for an AT tire. I hope it helped a little even though I am sure none of you were wanting to read a novel in this thread, but this is what the forum is for right? Give others the rundown on your experience. Good luck with the hunt. JOE>
     
  15. Nov 23, 2011 at 10:49 AM
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    Unzapato

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    Ditto. I had 285 Destination ATs on my 4runner. They had 40k on them when I got rid of the truck and still had lots of tread left. I don't do any hardcore offroading, but they did great in the sand on the beach and rolling around to hunting spots on the rocky Texas hill country hunting trails. They were very tame and quiet on the highway and were excellent on wet roads. I will definitely buy another set when the time comes to put new tires on my new Tacoma. Great tire for the price.

    I had BFG ATs on my Bronco and they were great too. My wife's Tahoe had BFG Radial Long trails that were a little better than the ATs for highway and wet road use...she never let me take it offroad though so I don't know how they do in sand/mud/rocks. I had BFG MTs on my Z71 and they sucked on wet roads, but were awesome offroad, but loud and rumbly on the street.

    I did not have a good experience (excessive wear) with the 2 sets of GY Wrangler ATs on my Z71 and Jeep. Can't speak on other Goodyear models, but that was enough to cause me to never buy another set of them.

    I had Nitto TGs on the 2010 Tacoma I just traded in and I liked them just fine. They seem to be a decent all around tire for 50/50 use.

    Good luck with your choice! I know all these aren't on your list but hope this helps.
     
  16. Nov 23, 2011 at 12:33 PM
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  17. Nov 23, 2011 at 12:52 PM
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    My story with firestone . i had a set on my toyota truck and was driveing on the freeway when i had my drivers front tire come apart and it ripped my fender rt off the truck . I was less than happy at the time i put my spare on and drove home . When i got home i was looking close at the other tires and i could see the the passanger tire was readay to come apart as well . I called Firestone and they kinda gave me the run around . So i Informed them thats fine i will be parking my truck out in front of the Fire station that i work at with the fender that i had to pick up off the road and the tire that came apart and also the other tire that was ready to come apart so everyone could see . They then changed there atitude . They payed for 4 new tires of my choice and coverd the cost of the truck repair . They did want the tires back though . I will never drive on Firestones again . My vote is BFG or Goodyear .
     
  18. Nov 23, 2011 at 1:14 PM
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    X2 great tires!!
     
  19. Nov 23, 2011 at 1:18 PM
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  20. Nov 23, 2011 at 3:37 PM
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