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Discussion in 'Other Toyota Vehicles' started by SNO BUS, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. Jul 22, 2018 at 10:23 PM
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    SNO BUS

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    I'm now asking here because the guys at the Land Cruiser forum got their panties in a knot over me not wanting BFG KO2s, so here goes.
    The current tires I have on my 91 are over a decade old - rotting and worn. So I have started researching to get new ones. I will probably be 90% on road, with 10% occasional off road trips. Nothing crazy off road, just simple trails with some hills, rocks, and little water crossings I'd imagine. I have narrowed it down to a few tires. The Dean Back Country SQ4s, the classic Toyo Open Country A/T II, the Hankook Dynapro ATM RF10s, and the Firestone Destination A/T II. The Hankooks and Toyos look the coolest, with some gnarly sidewalls but the Firestones are a great value and look perfect for my driving style (they also look cool visually), and I saw the Dean's on a Jeep today and they looked like a solid tire, also perfect for my driving style but quite expensive. I will drive in snow - sometimes a few inches deep - and a good amount of rain in the fall and spring months. If anyone has some insight or experience, let me know.
    Dynapro AT-m (RF10) Tire Info | Hankook Tire USA
    Firestone Destination A/T LTR | Firestone Complete Auto Care
    Back Country SQ4 - All Terrain Tire from Dean
    All Terrain Truck Tires - Open Country A/T II
     
  2. Jul 23, 2018 at 3:23 AM
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    Nitto Ridge Grapplers. You will never look back and say you wish you got the others. Good luck. D293F4D58-4870-444F-B4B9-0877A98EFEB9.jpg
     
  3. Jul 23, 2018 at 4:17 AM
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    Black Wolf

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    Check out Cooper tires. Cooper owns the Dean brand and is their private label tire that they supply to Les Schwab for example. Shouldn't be expensive. Dean is Cooper's lower priced tire line. Lots of tires look nice but check rubber compound used and overall build quality if you can. My landlord has the Dean Back Country's on his truck. He likes them a lot better than the Geolandar ATs that were on it.
     
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  4. Jul 23, 2018 at 5:12 AM
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    will never buy Nittos again. Bought them on my 2013 after my BFG's needed to be replaced. Never liked them. Traction with them on dry and wet pavement was way worse than BFG's. Corners I could take with BFG's at speed I now had to slow down on cause the fronts would slip and traction control would kick in and start pulsing my front brakes. Standing stops when wet with Nitto's, rear tire spin almost always. Will never buy again. 2018 has the BFG's on them an I'm back to sticking to the road!
     
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  5. Jul 23, 2018 at 5:18 AM
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    I personally wouldn't put on Firestones if they were given to me for free. I plan to go with the Toyo's myself when its time for some new treads but from a value perspective, hard to go wrong with the Cooper's. Only down side to the Coopers is that have a very mild look about them but they work and seem to last. Have a set on my 4runner with over 40k on them and they are holding up great
     
  6. Jul 23, 2018 at 5:18 AM
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    In a word: Michelin.
     
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  7. Jul 23, 2018 at 5:50 AM
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    I bought the courser axt's for my taco. They are wearing well but they have gotten very loud as they wear. I don't off-road nearly as much as I used to. Hunting season and Ice fishing season are about it. I will second the michelins. They wear like iron and do very well on wet and icy roads. They cost more but they return the investment. Coopers and coursers are VERY similar but the coursers are cheaper. I might consider the HXT's from courser next time, they are more of a highway pattern than an offload pattern. Most likely I will stick to michelins.
     
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  8. Jul 23, 2018 at 6:06 AM
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    Yes, michelin at 2's, in a 275-70-18. What a smooth riding tire that is capable in a variety of conditions
     
  9. Jul 23, 2018 at 6:06 AM
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    Yeah, depends on which Cooper tire. Nothing mild at all with my STT Pro M/Ts. I like them better than the Nitto Trail Grappler M/Ts that I had. My ST Maxx have a milder look than the M/Ts and that makes sense since they are an AT tread. The AT3s come with three different patterns now. Michelin LTX is probably the best all around tire if 90% highway use like OP stated. Decisions... decisions...Too many good tires to choose from and lots of not so good ones......

    Correction...I meant Michelin AT2s
     
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  10. Jul 23, 2018 at 6:13 AM
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    Hard to beat the AT2 for wear!
     
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  11. Jul 23, 2018 at 6:26 AM
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    Michelin LTX M/S all the way. I have yet to find a better all purpose tire. Great dry traction, great wet traction, better than you'd expect off road performance, and a smooth quiet ride. Once my Bridgestones wear out on my new truck, I'm throwing on Michelins again.

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  12. Jul 23, 2018 at 7:06 AM
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    If you're going to be driving in snow... definitely either the Michelin's or the Falken AT3W.
     
  13. Jul 23, 2018 at 8:50 AM
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    I was referring to the standard Cooper AT3's. Didn't know they came out with some different versions so thanks for the info.

    The XLT version looks pretty good and so does some of the other options depending on your needs.
     
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  14. Jul 23, 2018 at 9:19 AM
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    Yeah, apparently there will be three AT3 versions. May be able to order them now.
     
  15. Jul 23, 2018 at 9:49 AM
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    My first set of Michelin MS lasted 60,000 miles and still had another 20k of tread left. Problem was they were about 6 years old and were slightly dry rotting (barely). They smelled brand new for 4 years! Don’t take chances towing so went and purchased the newer version (MS2). Tread life is not as good as the first pair was. Could be due to needing new shocks, etc. Smelled new for about a month.

    Still though, the ride is as quiet and great all around traction. 285/75/r16.
     
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    I like the feel of the Michelin's, but don't like the looks of any of their tires. Drove a lot on Toyo's before so will likely be going with them for the next set, right now the R/T's are what I would go for.
     
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    I've had 3 sets of Nitto Crossteks and love them. I think the only place you can get them in NTB or one of their sister companies.

    Nitto-Crosstek2_lg_super.jpg
     
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    If you drive in the rain, AVOID Ridge Grapplers. You will slip and slide like you are dancing on ice....,
     
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    I've heard this before but just have not seen it. I've had absolutely no issues with my RGs in the rain.
     
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    Here in the Pacific NW they have been a pain. When its dry, they are amazing but its only dry around here in July and August.
     
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    Check out Falken Wildpeak A/T3W also.

    Steve.........
     
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    For the price it’s hard to beat the Falken Wildpeak At3w. No road noise, great dry traction. Triple peak mountain snowflake rated for the winter.
     
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    I have ZERO issues in the rain with my Ridge Grapplers either, in fact I think they do great in the rain and we have had very rainy weather out east since April.
     
  27. Aug 4, 2018 at 8:31 AM
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    If you're set on your choices, I can say the Hankooks are a good choice, my wife had them on her last SUV. Rode well, .25 oz on 2 tires and no weights on the other 2. The HanKooks crushed it on the ice, rain and snow. They balanced very well and we got almost 60k on them before we went to the Cooper AT3 and those were great as well.
    My next tires will be Toyos or Coopers ATs.
     

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