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Which tires?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by archerytarget, Sep 30, 2009.

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Which tire/size?

Poll closed Oct 30, 2009.
  1. BFG A/T 285/75R16

    26 vote(s)
    44.1%
  2. BFG A/T 305/70R16

    9 vote(s)
    15.3%
  3. Nitto Tera Grappler 285/75R16

    10 vote(s)
    16.9%
  4. Nitto Tera Grappler 305/70R16

    3 vote(s)
    5.1%
  5. Other (please specify)

    11 vote(s)
    18.6%
  1. Sep 30, 2009 at 4:05 PM
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    archerytarget

    archerytarget [OP] BTHOB

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    i have an '01 prerunner and i just recently lifted it..now i need some bigger tires for several reasons. which brand and size should i get? i'm trying to decide between the BFG A/T and the Nitto Tera Grappler in either 285/75R16 or 305/70R16. i also thought about possibly getting BFG KM2s, but i guess that would be a little much for a 2wd. money is not real tight with this so thats not really much of a concern. any knowledge/opinions would be greatly appreciated.

    BFG A/T
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    Nitto Terra Grappler
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  2. Sep 30, 2009 at 4:25 PM
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    619Tacoma

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    I say go with the BFG KM2's and if you don't like them.. Sell them to me for half price since money isn't a big issue... Wishfull thinking.. I don't have any experience with any of these tires but i like to looks of the Nitto's
     
  3. Sep 30, 2009 at 4:36 PM
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    Snyperx

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    I voted Nitto. Take a look at my sig and guess why:)
     
  4. Sep 30, 2009 at 4:38 PM
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    archerytarget

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    hahaha :D we'll see about that..
     
  5. Sep 30, 2009 at 4:39 PM
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    archerytarget

    archerytarget [OP] BTHOB

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    what made you decide to get the nittos? how do you like em? wear/ride?
     
  6. Sep 30, 2009 at 4:44 PM
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    archerytarget

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    awesome :cool: if i did get those, what size would you recommend?
     
  7. Sep 30, 2009 at 5:04 PM
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    archerytarget

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    i have the stock alloy wheels..you think 305s would fit on those? what size are you running? and wheels?
     
  8. Oct 1, 2009 at 12:46 PM
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  9. Oct 1, 2009 at 8:21 PM
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    im sorryy but the nittos look like a street tire and dont look like they perfprm as well off road...
    i have the A/T ko's and i love em theyre amazing
     
  10. Oct 1, 2009 at 8:23 PM
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    oh and i said 285's....cuz its the bigger tires is a waste of weight and gas
     
  11. Oct 5, 2009 at 10:50 PM
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    Ive got the 285 BFG KM2s and Im a prerunner. I agree with OakleyTRD in that the two fronts may not be working as much as they should be but I get killer traction in the rear, specially when I air down. I would definitely recommend getting them. As for the size, depends on your lift and gears. If your gears can accomodate the 305's, I say go for them. If not, then go with the 33s instead.
     
  12. Oct 5, 2009 at 11:11 PM
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    sounds good..seeing what people have been saying about the nittos, ive started to resort back to the decision between the A/T and the KM2. but now im thisnking ill probably go with the KM2s..looks good and apparently have great grip like you said, even on a prerunner
     
  13. Oct 5, 2009 at 11:19 PM
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    I don't think your stock wheels will do a 305. I have stock wheels and I was told by a guy at discount tire 265 is the widest I can go safely although i've heard plenty of guys are running 285's...get some new wheels, maybe a 17" Matt Black either 8 or 9 inches wide. Then you can go w/ the 305 if backspacing is done correctly... 305/70/17 maybe...
     
  14. Oct 5, 2009 at 11:25 PM
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    yeah i was worried that the stock wheels wouldnt fit the 305s..but i think im just gonna stick with the 285s cuz theyre a little cheaper and its that much less rubber to have to fling around which will save some gas too
     
  15. Oct 5, 2009 at 11:32 PM
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    im of the personal opinion that you CAN overdo it with tires...

    ive run thru 3 sets of mud grips on my truck and shortly im going back to a less aggressive tread pattern because to me...its not worth the loss of ride quality/mpg to have a set of mud grips that i use once in a blue moon

    i used to wheel my truck a LOT...and it was easier and worth it IMO to have the MTs...but as i wheel less and less and get less interested in wheeling my tacoma...the idea of a street tire is much more appealing...

    i would argue with anyone about "street" manners of a mud terrain...they are great and fine and seem ok in the first 15-20K miles

    when you get past that you lose traction on wet pavement, you have a harder time keeping them balance...and they ride rough as crap

    i ran a set of Trxus M/Ts down to the point that they could be considered bald...and from about half the life until i trashed them...i hated them...but they worked GREAT offroad

    after the Trxus...i had Mastercraft Courser MTs...which has been the BEST all around MT ive had...they rode great up until about the 40K mark at which point i sold them because i went to a larger size...however i still had awful wet traction on pavement

    I sold the Mastercrafts to get a set of BFG MTs...which is highly regarded...but to me...is a mediocre tire...the Trxus outperformed them offroad by a longshot...and the Mastercrafts held up a lot better onroad

    the BFGs are ok...they still have a lot of life left...however they ride a bit rough now and since i dont wheel anymore...theyre not necessary

    If you dont wheel a lot buy an all terrain or a street tire
     
  16. Oct 5, 2009 at 11:33 PM
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    i'm also a believer in skinny tires btw...

    theres a lot of informal/independent research done on expedition forums etc etc...about skinny v. wide...

    Skinny tires will actually have MORE tread on the ground when aired down than a wide tire...and can cut thru mud and hit the bottom a lot easier

    if youre on sand out in the desert...by all means...run a wide tire...but i dont believe wider is better anywhere else
     
  17. Oct 7, 2009 at 9:04 PM
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    Another thing you'll have to worry about is the wider tire on your stock wheels will rub on your UCA...Unless you have new after market ones...Chris4x4 informed me of this today :( I was wanting to run 285's but that won't be possible unless I upgrade UCA's. So i'm gonna go taller and narrower 255/85/16...
     
  18. Oct 7, 2009 at 10:08 PM
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    I've never liked the look of the BFG A/T and think they have been over-hyped. if you are going to go with the nitto grapplers then might as well get the toyo open country A/T. Little better quality with essentially the same tread.
     
  19. Oct 7, 2009 at 10:18 PM
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    THANK YOU...I think the BFG is overhyped aswell and damn sure over priced! I had em on my 04 taco and currently i'm running NTG's on my 05 and I gotta be honest, I like the NTG's better off road...although the BFG's lasted longer :eek:
     
  20. Oct 8, 2009 at 4:24 PM
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    Goodyear DURATRACS, just look a JJ customs truck
     
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