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New shoes - Conti Terraincontact A/T

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by daylorb, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. Feb 14, 2020 at 8:52 AM
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    After a pretty thorough scouring of the forum and other research, I picked up a pair of 20's in stock size.

    I mainly use for road, a couple times/year get into some mud or beach, rarely snow. I tow a decent amount, but my fishing rig is under 3,000 lbs and could be towed by anything. Wanted something that was great in rain/wet, good everything else. These seemed to be the ones.

    Got them installed this week, love the ride on the road, smoother and quieter than the stock tires I replaced. Look good as well - not super aggressive but better look than the original.

     
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  2. Feb 14, 2020 at 9:16 AM
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    Jbehredt

    Jbehredt Burgeoning member

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    Nice square shoulder. I like that
     
  3. Feb 14, 2020 at 1:42 PM
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    Nice man, I have been running those some tires for a little over 10k miles. Really like them
     
  4. Feb 14, 2020 at 1:45 PM
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    I had them on my previous truck, I really liked them. I wish they made them in 285/65/18. I would of got them again for my tundra if they had that size. Good luck w them!
     
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  5. Feb 14, 2020 at 7:09 PM
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    I like what Conti is doing. Def hitting high bang-for-buck and proving it in the test results.
     
  6. Feb 14, 2020 at 7:32 PM
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    panicman

    panicman Everyone remain calm.

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    Demmit. That’s what I was gonna ask.
     
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  7. Feb 14, 2020 at 7:40 PM
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    I am about 20000 miles into them same tires. They are awesome. Pretty good in the sand and great in the snow and rain.
     
  8. Feb 15, 2020 at 7:56 AM
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    Mine are 275/55R-20, which is the stock size. 285's might look a little better, but I was happy with the width of stock so just stuck with it.

    I was mainly concerned about rain - I rarely get on the sand and I've never gotten stuck, even with my wife's Highlander! But the stock tires were slippppppery around town. Didn't love that feeling.
     
  9. Feb 15, 2020 at 1:52 PM
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    Do yours flat spot overnight or after sitting ,like 8-10 hrs ? Mine do.
     
  10. Feb 15, 2020 at 2:26 PM
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    Mine do too but my truck sits for days though. I think the nut numbing cold here in Vermont has something to do with it. They do smooth out before I get to the end of my street.
     
  11. Feb 15, 2020 at 2:29 PM
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    Mine do it for maybe a mile or so, then they are round again.
     
  12. Feb 15, 2020 at 2:37 PM
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    So far not in Austin, TX, and we've had a few moderately cold days (mid 30's mornings). I drove my other car this morning and my PS4's always flat a little bit in that temp after sitting.
     
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    I had those on my Silverado 1500 before I bought my Tundra. Liked em a lot. Quiet, smooth, and dependable. Just not aggressive looking (which I didn't mind until I'd see a truck with Ridge Grapplers) lol.
     
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    To bump an old thread: Are you still happy with these tires?
     
  15. Jul 8, 2020 at 5:01 PM
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    Yes, they've been great. Towed a bunch with them, couple 4hr road trips, on the beach - very happy with the choice.
     
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    Seafury Kickin names, and takin ass!

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    Good report, thanks for the update.
    I love hearing real world feedback on reliability of things over time, especially tires.

    They are ok tires but Continental tires are known for not making it to their tread life warranties as a brand in general. Don't get me wrong, some do, some don't, most don't.

    They are a soft compound rubber brand.

    I sold tires for a living for several years, so ymmv.

    Most would consider the best AT tire on the market the Toyo Open Country AT, II, and III.

    These have a 65k mile warranty, and are more aggressive. With slightly more noise perhaps.

    They were also the first AT tire to even offer a tread life warranty for several years. This warranty is new in the market for all other brands in the last few years for AT tires as a segment.

    No I don't work for them, or even in the auto industry anymore thank God, back in an office job lol.

    They are just good tires from experience.

    Funny story, same company but, stay away from Nitto Terragrapplers also. Often a short lifespan, from selling them to customers, and several sets on my own Toyota vehicles.

    Average less then 20k miles in urban commuting where we have 4 seasons.

    Wasted lots of money on these.

    Currently running Pirelli Scorpian ATs.
    7k miles and already showing wear.
    These have always been crap on trucks. Pirelli makes sports car tires, all their rubber is soft lol. Same thing with Continental. These came brand new on my used truck unfortunately. They are soon to be replaced when I rob a bank for money for wheels and tires lol.
     
  17. Jul 8, 2020 at 5:50 PM
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    Interesting - I come from a sports-car mindset. Drive a reasonable amount on a track with my other cars. I for one don't care about treadlife much, my theory is that over say 100K miles of keeping a car, if you replace tires 1 more time (3x, not 2) the marginal cost of ownership is very slightly higher. I'll take an increase in wet performance, or braking, or lateral G's for that one time I'm towing at 85 and need to stop quickly.

    I completely agree on Pirelli's - never liked them and they were OEM on several sports cars. Thought they were awful - comparably priced Michelin's are worlds better. The new conti performance tires are getting a good rep in sports car circles, but hard to beat a Michelin PSS/PS2/PS4 if you are driving anything low and fast. Nitto NT01's make a hell of a track tire as well.

    Those Toyo's looked like a great choice as well - really liked the look of them but I was going for wet traction as priority. Look like a great choice.
     

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