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Winter tires

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Korby, Nov 13, 2021.

  1. Nov 14, 2021 at 4:26 PM
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    TacoPlatter

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    I run Nokian Hakkapeliittas. They are awesome. Mine have to be changed out seasonally, but the SUV version can be run year around.
     
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  2. Nov 14, 2021 at 4:28 PM
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    wayne0

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    Why are you here?
     
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  3. Nov 14, 2021 at 4:29 PM
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    MikeyMcFly

    MikeyMcFly This is heavy, Doc.

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    Mine (R3 SUV) came from wtbinc via Amazon. 2021 date codes and less than a week.

    I bought Nokians last winter and had a bead get damaged on a tire swap (long story) so I bought four new ones.

    I was skeptical but they were a stand-up company.
     
  4. Nov 14, 2021 at 4:39 PM
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    RocTaco

    RocTaco Free stun!

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    Blizzaks are great, I had a set that went between a couple cars and had a set on my Tacoma one winter.

    This year I took a stab and grabbed Michelin x ice snows for the civic I recently got. Just put em on friday, so far very good. No snow yet but it's only a matter of time, they also come with a 40k mile warranty which is awesome.
     
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  5. Nov 14, 2021 at 4:41 PM
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    ryanvar42

    ryanvar42 That is your opinion. It is wrong.

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  6. Nov 14, 2021 at 4:57 PM
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    Korby

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    None so far!
    I'm in the Pittsburgh area and it gets pretty cold but haven't had deep snow. So AT tires probably would work best.
     
  7. Nov 14, 2021 at 5:29 PM
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    DingleTower

    DingleTower My truck is like yer truck

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    That's the total opposite of what I've said. Ha. Winter tires would be best in that situation.

    I have ATs though. And it likely gets colder where I am. But I also have the option of a 4Runner with Blizzaks. If I only had one vehicle I would definitely use Blizzaks over ATs in winter.
     
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  8. Nov 14, 2021 at 5:39 PM
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    Jkinz11

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    I’m running Nokian Hakkapeliitta SUV R2's on my wife’s 4Runner and blizzaks on the Tacoma. Both are very good tires and happy with either
     
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  9. Nov 14, 2021 at 5:48 PM
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    tattooedsnake

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    Wildpeak AT3 have gotten me through 2 Connecticut winters so far and I love them. They are especially good on the wet roads when its 35f out before or after the snow.
     
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  10. Nov 14, 2021 at 5:53 PM
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    Korby

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    None so far!
    Lol. Sorry it's been a long day. Read it really quick.
     
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  11. Nov 18, 2021 at 4:09 PM
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    cleepa

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    Another vote for Blizzak DM V2s. Anybody know what happened with the DM V3? It was announced in 2019, but hasn't appeared for sale.
     
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  12. Nov 18, 2021 at 4:23 PM
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    I drive up and back from the ski hill 20-30 days a season, and I'm very happy with my Blizzak DM V2's. Gotta take them off once the weather gets warm though, they turn into roller skates over 50ish degrees.
     
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  13. Nov 23, 2021 at 11:21 AM
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    Falken QA

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    I believe the common denominator, within this thread, to good snow performance are tires with siping on the tread or being directional and not tires with solid blocks with no sipes.
     
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  14. Nov 23, 2021 at 12:18 PM
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    SpyGoat

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    Some stuff and a few things. Some more stuff and a few more things in the works.
    We don't get much snow here, but when we do it clogs up the whole place for a while. I usually run Nokians but have not picked anything up for the new truck yet.
     
  15. Nov 23, 2021 at 1:12 PM
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    TacoWisco

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    I went with Blizzak DM V2s. No regrets.
     
  16. Nov 23, 2021 at 1:13 PM
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    Falken Wildpeak AT3W's are an A/T tire rated for snow. I run them all year around but they can be used for winter usage only
     
  17. Nov 23, 2021 at 5:01 PM
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    Speedfreak

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    The problem with the snow here is all the people that think they can still drive around with all seasons! I have had snow rated AT's on previous vehicles. I definitely prefer a true snow tire to help get around all the stuck minivans, Minis, BMWs and cube vans!!!
     
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  18. Nov 23, 2021 at 5:35 PM
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    GrundleJuice

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    This. If you're gonna go with a winter only set of wheels/tires, make it worthwhile with dedicated winter tires. Hakkas are outstanding on snow and ice and any dedicated winter tire will be far and away better than any AT.
     
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  19. Nov 23, 2021 at 5:43 PM
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    Otto-x

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    I just got a set of blizzaks. I’ve run both Michelin and Nokian winter tires on my Subaru, but blizzaks were the best. Close second would be Nokian w/studs
     
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  20. Nov 23, 2021 at 6:08 PM
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    philth

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    In keep with the recent tire argument threads, imagine if some us were running DEDICATED WINTER E RUBBER.
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    Can you hear that?… all the rustling of the jimmies… ‘you don’t need E’… ‘I run ATs in the winter’… the cries of the weak… and/or poors…
     
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