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General Grabber x3 vs Falken Wildpeak M/T

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by khens12, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Jan 10, 2019 at 6:24 AM
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    Hey all,

    First thread here. Purchased my 2018 Tundra SR5 Offroad earlier in 2018 and have been trolling for a while.

    Figured this would be a good first post/thread.

    Looking for some unbiased input on the two tires in the title. Going to be going with LT295/70R17.

    Generals have always been something that caught my eye but the Falkens are growing on me.

    Outside of pricing, what are your guys experiences with these two?
     
  2. Jan 13, 2019 at 7:20 PM
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    Not getting much traction here (pun intended)

    Hoping for some input this week. Getting wheels and tires later this week and need to make a decision.
     
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    I haven't had either of those tires. But I have heard a lot of good things about the falken tires, a real lot of good things. And not much about the generals. I stopped buying tires for looks a while ago and am happy I did. Shit I'm running street tires now (Michelin defenders) and they are the best tire I have ever run. Anyway I think the falken are rated higher across the boards, I assume are lighter as I recall the old generation ats being very heavy. I'm sure you cant go wrong with either but if it were me I'd go falken. And if I ever wanted an at tire again, i would go with them, just based off the good things I have read here and Tacomaworld.
     
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    Sorry, I just noticed you are talking about MT tires. My previous post was commenting on AT tires from those brands lol. For a mud or really aggressive "luggy" AT I would look into cooper ST MAXX or STT, or Goodyear MT/R.
     
  5. Jan 13, 2019 at 7:52 PM
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    I run the Falken Wildpeaks. They have been great in the snow thus far and are quiet on the highway. Have nothing bad to say about them yet!

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    Disregard, I’m running the A/T Falken Wildpeaks....
     
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  7. Jan 13, 2019 at 7:58 PM
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    Thank you for the insight here. I want to think I need the M/T for those instances when conditions get nasty-but reality is I like the looks of them (Wildpeak MT’s).

    Based off what I’ve read this far, the Wildpeak AT3W’s perform excellent around the board, including snow and rain.

    I will definitely want the MT’s but leaning more and more towards the AT’s.
     
  8. Jan 13, 2019 at 7:58 PM
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    I still appreciate the input. I am also looking into the AT’s even though this thread was directed towards the MT’s
     
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    10-4. I have the AT3W Wildpeaks. For a A/T tire they have been great.
     
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    I see you’re from Denver. I’m sure you’ve tested the snow performance....

    Also with the 285/75 I can get a little taller and narrower tire.
     
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    I have the General x3s. I bought them for a really good deal so I figured I would give them a try although they were new to the market. They have been on the truck for roughly 2 years and 20,000 miles and still have plenty of life left. So far I’ve been happy with them. Traction off-road is excellent in differnt types of terrain. On road the noise is acceptable for the type of tire.
     
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    Thanks for the input. I’m concerned with the road noise. With it being my DD, I still want a comfortable ride but would love the advantages of the MT off road.

    From what I’ve read the Falken is significantly quieter on road than the X3. Might be a subjective area for these tires but all in all there’s some great input here.
     
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    When I used my truck as my daily driver I had Toyo RTs. The RTs are really quite. Sorry I know it’s not one of the tires your asking about.
     
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    I appreciate the input. Lots of people rant about the Toyo tires. I’m not a huge fan but that’s subjective.

    I’m really leaning towards AT’s at this point. If the time comes that I need MT’s then I suppose I’ll pull the trigger.
     
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    OP, what type of conditions do you normally drive in? If you are worried about the road noise, I would say look more towards the AT's or one of the hybrid tires. While those MT's look awesome, most people out here certainly don't "need" them haha. From what I have read those AT3W's by Falken are an amazing value for the price and performance. That is what I will be putting on my wife's grand Cherokee before long. If you want something a little more aggressive, but better road manners than an MT, take a look at the Ridge Grapplers or Cooper ST Maxx as well. Both have a lot of good reviews.
     
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    I’d say 70% is freeway driving, job site visits, and city driving. The other 30% is Offroad (is gravel roads, moderate trails, fire roads, possibly snow in the mountains near home (plan to have chains on board should they be required), and at times soft sand.

    You said it best-The Nitto Ridge Grappler is becoming a contender for me at this time. I just don’t know if I want to give up the 3 peak marking that comes with the Falken AT3W.
     
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    You could check out the Exo Grapplers as well for another option, they have the 3 peak as well, but those don't seem to be quite as popular. There are a few on the board running them though I think with good experiences. For the money, I'd probably stick with the Falkens.

    I've been pretty pleased with my ridge grapplers, although we don't get any snow in SC. They have been pretty good in the little bits of red mud that I have been in recently though.
     
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    295/70/r18 and love them. Great tire for the price, good in various weather conditions. I daily drove the truck with them for a year and was very happy (now I daily a company truck). I would recommend them for the price

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    I’m gonna check into the Nitto’s at a friends shop but I have a feeling the falkens and Generals will be hard to beat.

    The prices he gave me per tire are ridiculously cheap so I am trying to stick to those two...
     
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    Thanks for the reply here. I follow your build thread.

    Planning to keep the stock wheels for now so I’m glad to see it on your PRO.

    How are the road manners of the X3’s? How much more noise did you notice and didn’t it get louder as they wore in a bit?
     
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    For sure, cool to hear that, I need to keep up with it better. I have been very happy with the X3's, especially against the crap michelins that come stock on these trucks. The TRD dual exhaust has plenty of sound so I do not feel like i was super effected by the road noise? They still have so much meat on them that I can't say i have seen much of a difference.

    I will say that I wanted the new Toyo RT's (its like a mix between an MT and AT) but they do not produce that tire in a 295/70/r18 so i was out of luck, the RT's are also a significantly more expensive tire.

    Side note: I believe Expedition Overland uses the X3 on their most recent Tundra build as well so you may check them out, (i believe general is one of their larger sponsors though).
     
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    I have no desire for any Toyo products to be honest. People either love or hate them from what I’ve seen.

    I have been watching Overlander by Expo Overland and have seen the tundra build with the X3’s. Sounds like I’ve got a decision to make on my hands.

    Good thing is I have some time before I need them so I will continue to do my research here and online before making a decision.

    Thanks for following up here.
     
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    So after tons of research and consideration I put the Falken AT3W'S on my wife's 4runner about a year ago. She drives pretty much on road only so I had to get something quiet and was good in bad weather. Had them for about 20k mi so far and they are wearing great and are great in the rain and snow...and they were dirt cheap compared to others I was considering. Haven't done a ton off road but if your not wheeling every day no need for loud mud terrain you will replace in 30k.

    I'm getting ready to put Nitto ridge grapplers on my tundra just cause I wanted something more aggressive but they are louder, wont last as long, and are significantly more $$...but f it, you only live once. Just my $0.02...
     
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    I've had the X3s in 295/70/18 for almost 50k miles now. Will probably finish around 55k. I've had a slew of Jeeps & suvs throughout my life & the X3s are far & away the best tires I've owned. I spend a lot of time in the mountains on rugged trails, I drive about 60 miles a day on the highway (always 9 miles over the limit) & we always travel in my truck. These tires stick like glue around high speed curves in dry, rain & snow. I just knew that they were going to get sliced up by the loose slate on our cabin road but they were amazing. A few small chunks but no cuts. Now that I'm down to about 5/32 the snow & mud performance isn't great but I expected that. They still rail on the highway though, lol
    I have the K&N cai so my motor sounds a little more manly than the stock Tundy. I can't notice any road noise from these tires.
     
  26. Jan 17, 2019 at 12:21 PM
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    Hey!

    So working on my install plan and curious if you had any rubbing with the x3?

    I’m going to be aiming for 2.5 lift at the front and have purchased the icon billed UCA’s so I have some adjustability with the alignment numbers. But did you rub at all?
     
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    No sir, i didnt have any rubbing. I removed the small mud flaps on the front but dont believe it was even necessary.
     
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