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Finally Made Up My Mind About The Tires For My Stock 2017 4x4 DC

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by 5-20, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. Jun 15, 2017 at 3:59 PM
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    5-20

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    I picked up my 2017 DC 4x4 SR5 Tundra about five or six weeks ago and have been thinking about a new set of tires to replace the super soft and squishy stock 255s that came with the truck. Needed to do it sooner than later with the off road plans I have for the summer.

    I was pretty sure I wanted to go with the Cooper Discoverer LT ATP or AT3 tire. I have had three sets of the ATPs on my 2002 Tundra and was happy with them, except for a defective set that Discount Tire totally replaced under the tire certificates I got. But looking at the tread, the AT3 seems to have smaller gaps and a less aggressive shoulder design. Both tires seem to be made from the same type of silica compound. So, I wasn't sure if I wanted to make the moderate and sensible decision of bumping up to a slightly larger tire in the 265/70/18 size to maintain my gas mileage, or go with the max size in 275/70/18 size that would certainly help with off road performance.

    Finally reached a "final" decision earlier today and ordered a set of 275/70/18 Cooper Discoverer AT3 tires from Discount Tire. I think it's the best of both worlds, a good sized AT tire with a slightly less aggressive tread than the ATPs that will still serve my needs just fine.

    I'm kinda excited about those new tires, but also glad from a safety viewpoint that I will have a solid set of dependable tires on a heavy truck like the Tundra which will undoubtedly help with handling and performance both on and off road.

    Interesting enough, I've been trying to find threads online about if any of you are having any rubbing or tire interference issues of any kind with 275/70/18 tires off road with the stock and non lifted 4x4 trucks and there's not very many comments about this at all. I keep on turning up comments about street performance.

    Have any of you guys had any trouble with that size of tire off road? I will be mostly doing moderate woods/trail and desert driving. Any first hand experiences or comments about those tires are welcome!!! :)
     
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  2. Jun 15, 2017 at 4:02 PM
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    COMiamiFan

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    Congrats on the new tires. I have no experience with Cooper, so I'll just sit in the back of the classroom and listen in.
     
  3. Jun 15, 2017 at 4:12 PM
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    T-Rex266

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    I have the STTPro's but no complaints.

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  6. Jun 15, 2017 at 5:25 PM
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    Lol. A mud terrain tire is a little more than I'm looking for right now! But Cooper makes terrific tires for sure!

    And I am sold on Discount Tire's customer service and their tire certificate program. They absolutely stand behind their tire certificates and I have more than gotten my money's worth out of their certificates on more than one occasion!
     
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    I just did the same today. I traded in the Michelins on my 1200 mile TRD Off Road for a set of the Nitto Terra Grappler G2 in a 275/70/18. Slightly larger tire and they look great and ride great.

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  8. Jun 15, 2017 at 7:36 PM
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    Nice, Mikey! That is a sexy tire for sure.

    I am really hoping that someone can chime in with their experiences with a 275/70/18 tire on a regular (non-TRD) 4x4 Tundra and any off road clearance issues.

    I am fairly experienced and comfortable going off road and know my limits but I think out of all the different 4x4 trucks I have owned, this one has the least clearance. Just want to be as prepared and aware as I can before I get on my first trail with this truck sometime soon!

    Can't deny thinking about putting a lift on it but that's an option still a bit down the road! :)
     
  9. Jun 16, 2017 at 5:33 AM
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  10. Jun 16, 2017 at 7:01 AM
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    I've seen plenty of guys run 275/70's on a non lifted tundra. I seriously doubt you'll have any issues
     
  11. Jun 16, 2017 at 7:29 AM
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    Nice, any humming tire noise?
     
  12. Jun 16, 2017 at 8:28 AM
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    They are slightly louder but, we're comparing to a P-rated gumball Michelin. It is not at all intrusive. For reference, the motor noise is still louder and neither are an issue with the radio on at a conversational level.

    The heavy ass truck really rides better with a stiffer LT sidewall. Much less body roll in the corners.
     
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    When you had these 275/70/18 on stock suspension, did you get any rubbing besides the front removal mud flaps?
     

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