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Which would you pick?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by putawaywet, Dec 23, 2009.

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Which tire for HWY / OFF-ROAD Combo?

Poll closed Jan 22, 2010.
  1. BFG A/T KO 2 - 265/75-16

    54 vote(s)
    55.7%
  2. BFG A/T KO 2 - 235/85-16

    2 vote(s)
    2.1%
  3. Michelin LTX A/T2 - 265/75-16

    8 vote(s)
    8.2%
  4. Michelin LTX A/T2 - 235/85-16

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Pro Comp A/T - 265/75-16

    3 vote(s)
    3.1%
  6. Pro Comp A/T - 235/85-16

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  7. Other - 265/75-16

    22 vote(s)
    22.7%
  8. Other - 235/85-16

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  9. None of the above. See my post below, you moron!

    6 vote(s)
    6.2%
  1. Dec 23, 2009 at 6:03 PM
    #1
    putawaywet

    putawaywet [OP] Yaris Offroader

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    Just picked up my '10 Access Cab V6 4x4 6-spd last night :D This morning, I realized (I guess I knew already) the stock Dunlop 245s had to go. Here's how the new tires will be used: Long highway drives followed by driving on undeveloped, often rugged, work sites. For example, my 2000 Tacoma was the primary shuttle for workers heading up a steep jeep trail to the top of a mountain for a wind farm project - but I had to do 300 highway miles to get there. On my 2000 I've had BFG A/T KOs (LT) and Michelin LTX A/T2s (LT). The BFG's were better off road, the Michelin's way quieter on road. Anyway, this time I'm looking at those two tires plus the Pro Comp A/Ts. I've heard whispers that the Pro Comps are good, but can't find too much on them. Anyone got other suggestions for a tire that would be the best of both worlds? What about size? I'm thinking either 235/85-16 or 265/75-16. With the 235s could I go taller and get away without rubbing due to the lesser width?
     
  2. Dec 23, 2009 at 7:25 PM
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    Krazie Sj

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  3. Dec 23, 2009 at 7:44 PM
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    cajunman_83

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    what about the Good Year Wrangler Dura Tracks , how about you check them out and see . Good for the road but can handle the trails too .
     
  4. Dec 23, 2009 at 7:47 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    i voted other.


    bridgestone dueler a/t revos.
     
  5. Dec 23, 2009 at 11:43 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    I voted other cause I think the Goodyear Duratracs are sic!
     
  6. Dec 23, 2009 at 11:47 PM
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    brianr

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  7. Dec 24, 2009 at 1:13 AM
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    ToucanV13

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    Hankook AT-M. Much cheaper even with the 10ply and no noticeable noise like my mud rovers
     
  8. Dec 24, 2009 at 6:01 AM
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    putawaywet

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    Is anyone running 235/85s? I was thinking it might help out with gas mileage a little bit...
     
  9. Dec 25, 2009 at 7:18 PM
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    putawaywet

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    So no one runs the 235/85R16s?
     
  10. Dec 25, 2009 at 7:20 PM
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    jandrews

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    Other - 265/75/16

    All the hardcore wheelers I know insist BFG is a good tire but overpriced for what you get. They say look into Hankook, Yokohama, Toyo for better performance for your money.

    I myself plan to slap a set of Cooper STTs on mine when the Rugged Fails wear down.
     
  11. Dec 25, 2009 at 7:29 PM
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    Yoytoda

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    Our trucks are light so wide tires give alot of floatation. 235/85s are skinny and excellent in snow, because of the width (lack of width) they cut down to the pavement thats why i voted for em' Theyre a cheaper size too

    The 235/85 16 duratracs look amazing offroad and are banded with the severe snow emblem
     
  12. Dec 25, 2009 at 7:42 PM
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    Anathollo

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    Check out toyo at's. Super quiet and amazing offroad!
     
  13. Dec 25, 2009 at 10:20 PM
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    I have Goodyear Wrangler Armortrac 265/75/R16, they're very quiet on the road but are decent off road as well. I'm not sure what conditions your going through, though.

    I voted the BFG 265s because those were the ones I was going to get originally, but couldn't b/c of the price.
     
  14. Dec 27, 2009 at 9:38 AM
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    Drakken

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    BFG's, I have used them on a couple of vehicles and although the street noise is noticable it is not bad at all. And they last and perform well.
     
  15. Dec 27, 2009 at 10:16 AM
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    Another Duratrac fan here. I've had them for 5 months and they're awesome on and off road tires
     
  16. Jan 22, 2010 at 9:28 AM
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    bridgestone dueler a/t revos...quiet on road and great off road
     
  17. Jan 22, 2010 at 10:37 AM
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    Toyo MT or Nitto Trail Grapplers, the bigger the better.
     
  18. Jan 22, 2010 at 10:40 AM
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    I've been told michelins have the lowest rolling resistance there was an article online somewhere but i can't find it now
     
  19. Jan 22, 2010 at 10:43 AM
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    I'm surprised at the number of posts w/o a mention of the General Grabber AT2. There have been several Grabber threads recently. Search "General" in the thread titles and you'll find them.

    I think they'd be great for what you need, and they're inexpensive compared to some of the other options.
     
  20. Jan 22, 2010 at 11:28 AM
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    FAIL


    My NTGs are shit! with 27K on em they're slicks :mad:
     
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