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Tire Recommendations

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by MrFeldman, Sep 1, 2022.

  1. Sep 1, 2022 at 8:48 AM
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    MrFeldman

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    Hey folks, curious about your choice of tires for your Gen 1.
    My Tundra won’t be used as a crawler, I’d only go off road if I had to, mostly a highway truck & up here in the Pacific North West we get plenty of icy snowy conditions (I’m a skier). I’ve always used snow tires for winter, and good performance driving tires for summer on all my cars, which I’m leaning towards with the Tundra also. However if you all have a good all around competent tire, I’d be glad to take your advice. Currently have Toyo Open Country which were on the truck when I bought it & are pretty gone.
    Thanks

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  2. Sep 1, 2022 at 9:07 AM
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    memario1214

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    I've been pretty happy with my Falken Wildpeak AT3Ws on my '21. I live in MT and have had 2 winters with them and they've done well.
     
  3. Sep 1, 2022 at 9:11 AM
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    I know I may be a minority here on my opinion, but I really like the stock Michelins on my 21 Pro.
     
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  4. Sep 1, 2022 at 10:09 AM
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    wildpeaks if you like the aggressive design. If you want an excellent driving tire, perfect on road, long wear, good in wet and snow, Michelin Defender. Defender is a great tire, but has a mild look.
     
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    I've heard great things about the Wildpeaks. From my reading and experience, mud terrains are best for snow, and snow tires are best for ice. If you get snow tires, a good AT will be best for Highway and summer.
    I'd also suggest a little weight in the back during the winter to help with rear traction. If you get snow sitting in the bed that will work, or a sandbag or two between the wheel wells (right over the axles).
     
  6. Sep 1, 2022 at 10:14 AM
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    memario1214

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    I was able to successfully navigate the first half of winter with my stock tires as well, but man when it would get slushy or there was any flat ice... quite the rodeo. My use case might be a little more demanding of a quality tire in adverse conditions as well. :notsure:
     
  7. Sep 1, 2022 at 10:22 AM
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    BravoDeltaRomeo

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    Me too, in Winnipeg MB Canada. We get winter 6 months of the year.

    They are 3-Peak Snowflake rated as well.
     
  8. Sep 1, 2022 at 11:27 AM
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    wandering_boy

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    I second third and fourth this. I've had two sets of these now. one on my 16's and now on my 17's. For the price you can not go wrong with these. They are damn quiet for "big" AT. My gas mileage wasn't tanked to bad compared to the old full street tires. They are mountain with snowflake rated. (ultimate winter rating. Don't need chains here in ca with it.) Tread life isn't the craziest. I made it about halfway through my 16's set in about 3 years. And they are running well on my buddy's X-Tera now. Obviously prices have gone up during covid. So I can't speak to pricing these days but Simple tire has great deals especially with honey. Still at least half the price of ko2's. Otherwise Falken also has the Rubitrek AT. Or Milestar HT or AT are good options for the empty wallet
     
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  9. Sep 1, 2022 at 11:45 AM
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    Recently put Cooper Rugged Treks on the Sequoia...3PMSF rated, quiet, balanced well, and perform great on/off road.

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  10. Sep 1, 2022 at 1:56 PM
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    I guess I will see this winter then. Winters here in Cincinnati aren't too too bad.

    On my 19 4Runner, I immediately replaced the stock tires with K02s. The factory tires would slip in rain and were just terrible.

    The Michelins on my 21 Tundra are night and day better in rain... That's all I have to go off of as I bought it new in April 2022 (yes, I bought a 21 new in April, got lucky).
     
  11. Sep 1, 2022 at 3:38 PM
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    Michelins for non offroad 100%

    Hands down best tire is the Toyo AT. Made in the USA. I have 70k on mine and they still probably have another 25k. I haven’t rotated them in 35k and all are wearing even with zero cupping. Not to mention they haven’t been balanced since the had 5k on them.

    And they see offroad use.

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  12. Sep 1, 2022 at 6:26 PM
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    BF Goodrich KO2 best
     
  13. Sep 1, 2022 at 6:36 PM
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    BF Goodrich KO2 need road force balance, I rebalance 3 times and they still can't get the shake out
     
  14. Sep 1, 2022 at 11:55 PM
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    Yeah, they are good, I have 3 vehicles right now with KO2’s, but cupping and balancing are always an issue.
     
  15. Sep 2, 2022 at 11:17 AM
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    Stick with the Toyo Open Country AT's.
     
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    Thanks folks, I appreciate all the input, currently running 265/70/17’s I should stay with that tire size. I don’t believe there’s any advantage to changing tire size.
     
  17. Sep 9, 2022 at 5:04 AM
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    I went with Goodyear Workhorse A/T mainly because I had a 45% off coupon as my grandfather retired from there.
    Good looking tire, not to noisy, 3 peaks rated i believe.
     
  18. Sep 16, 2022 at 9:42 PM
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    The OEM 17" Dunlop tires on my '03 Tundra wore out in 16K miles. Ever since it has worn Michelin LTX MS2 which has been a good high mileage tire given the hard use I've given them. Lots of high speed highway, curvy mountain canyons, heavy trailering and off road. They've given me a low of 32K miles to 49K miles for a set on the truck, now at 238K miles. I'll stick with them.

    The Michelin LTX all season tires have done well in winter but the rubber compound may be harder now as I've noticed a difference in the current set. I recently bought some FJ Cruiser wheels and mounted Nokian Hakkapeliitta studded tires for winter use. I'll put them on the truck in late October just before elk season. I'm looking forward to the more secure winter traction.
     
  19. Sep 18, 2022 at 9:33 AM
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    Either way, you should get aligned, so if you did change tire size, now would be the time to do it. A popular upgrade would be 275/70/17. I think you double cab guys may have slight rub issues with it, though. I think stock is 265/65/17 though, isn't it?
     
  20. Sep 19, 2022 at 8:39 AM
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    Yes 265/65/17 is stock on gen 1 double cabs. I've run Michelin's on my '05 DC since new. Good all around tires. 290k miles later - no complaints. Latest model I bought from Costco is the Michelin X LT A/S.
     
  21. Sep 19, 2022 at 8:59 AM
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    LED headlamps/fogs; interior footlamps.
    For your needs I recommend what I use, Michelin LTX AT2s. Just as silent as Defenders, not one bit louder, yet have nice side snipes for handling offroads very, very well. They just plow thru deep mud/water, sand, cactus, rock and soil. Never had a flat in thousands of offroad miles and take me home smooth and silent, no road noise. Not cheap though...

    https://business.michelinman.com/tires/michelin-ltx-a-t2
     

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