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Recommend me some good tires on stock 18" wheels . . . .

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Aron9000, May 11, 2018.

  1. May 11, 2018 at 12:09 AM
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    Aron9000

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    Just bought a 2011 Tundra, 4wd, double cab, navy blue, stock painted 18" steel wheels. Love this truck, except for the stupid Firestone Wilderness mud tires on it. The tread is super blocky/super aggressive, they sing louder than 30 black ladies in a church choir. Super damn loud at highway speeds, like having to yell at people inside the truck, turn the radio up to 3/4 volume to hear it.

    Anyways, I'm looking for some new tires that fit my stock 18" wheels. I'm never going to take this truck off road(its too damn big, I'd buy an old 80's/90's Toyota truck if I wanted to bang around in the woods).

    I'm looking for something quiet and smooth. Michelins are my tire of choice, but they do carry a price premium. What else do you guys recommend for a bit less $$$$ BTW I am not buying cheap ass chinese tires, Khumos(hate that brand, been burned before). I've had good luck with low profile Pirellis in the past, but I don't know if they make a good truck tire.
     
  2. May 11, 2018 at 2:04 AM
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    If your not considering a AT, then I would recommend Firestone Destination L2's. Great street tire, was recommended over Goodyear and Mich . Great wear and obviously quiet.
    If your looking for a AT that's aggressive looking, but quiet then I would suggest some Nitro Ridge Grapplers or Cooper ST Maxx. Both are great tires and look badass on top of being quiet. Me, I would go with one of the AT's. You would be surprised how much it will change the look of your Tundra. Just my .02. :cool:
     
  3. May 11, 2018 at 4:27 AM
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    Michelin LTX m/s is a great tire. Good for all around street, light towing, sand, and they are quiet. Tread life is good too.
     
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  4. May 11, 2018 at 4:46 PM
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    + 1 on Michelin LTX m/s
     
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  5. May 11, 2018 at 4:51 PM
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    Revtek 2.5 level kit, 295/70/18 on stock rims..no rear mods
    Yes!!!..The Destinations are AWESOME TIRES.....THEY WEAR FOREVER !!
     
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  6. May 11, 2018 at 4:52 PM
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    Darth Tundra

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    Revtek 2.5 level kit, 295/70/18 on stock rims..no rear mods
    I am running the Cooper A/T Pathfinder....Really happy with them :thumbsup:
     
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  7. May 11, 2018 at 5:06 PM
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    Curt they surprised the hell out of me. Great street tire fo sho :thumbsup:
     
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  8. May 11, 2018 at 5:16 PM
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    Yeah, I had them on my Nissan Titan , and they were Bullet proof....best wearing tire I have ever had
     
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  9. May 11, 2018 at 5:18 PM
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    Michelin Defender LTX (the new version of the M/S and M/S 2)

    The best highway tire, period.

    If you want something without too much ride penalty and aggressive looks, BFG KO2.
     
  10. May 11, 2018 at 5:47 PM
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    TRD PRO grille, OCD consol organizers, DIY wireless phone charger, 33" Michelin Defender LTX MS, Bak revolver X2 tonneau, weathertech liners, 20% tints.
    I saved up and found a deal on Michelin defender ltx ms tires, I went a size up to 33" and I couldn't be happier. Best tires I've owned. They are worth the money
     
  11. May 11, 2018 at 5:53 PM
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    Thanks for that heads up. The Defender Series was not available when I put the 2nd set of new shoes on the Tundra a few years back.
     
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  12. May 14, 2018 at 8:41 PM
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    I was talking to the tire guy at Discount Tire and that's what he recommended, the BF Goodrich KO2. That's a pretty sick looking tire with the white letters out IMO, would look the business in 285/65/R18 on the stock steelie wheels. That's the tire size of my current tires, Firestone Destination M/T's, Mud Terrains. Horridly loud tire.

    My question is, are those BF Goodrich All-Terrains still going to make a lot of noise??? I'd expect them to be smoother ride wise than what I have(damn those things vibrate like an SOB at certain speeds), but how are they noise wise???



    I'm also thinking about saving some $$$$ I can get a set of factory take off, stock size/stock tire Bridgestone Duelers for about $350, tires have less than 500 miles and still have the factory nubs on the tread. They're already mounted on a set of factory 18" steelies. I could then sell my factory steelies with the Firestone Mud Terrain tires. BTW those tires I have now, on Tire Rack are on closeout at $301 a tire!!!
     

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