Best Tires

Discussion in '2016 - 2023 Toyota Tacoma' started by TacoGal, May 26, 2022.

  1. TacoGal

    TacoGal Well-Known Member

    I’m looking to get new tires and not sure what to get. I rarely ever do off-road so I want some good AT tires that perform well. Thoughts on Michelin LTX A/T2? I need something that gets traction in the rain
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2022
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  3. tacojoel

    tacojoel Well-Known Member

    Seems with todays tires they all work well in the rain. If you hardly ever go off road why to you need all terrain tires? I've found the stock firestone destination all season tires even pretty decent on unimproved dirt roads, plus they don't throw stones that cause paint chips like all terrain will.
     
  4. TacomaLance

    TacomaLance Well-Known Member

    I put on Michelin X LT A/S, similar to LTX A/T2. Smooth quiet ride and plenty of traction in the rain. Can't go wrong with Michelins and I always wait till Costco has a special on them.
     
  5. Scott Wyman

    Scott Wyman Well-Known Member

    I agree with Lance. I ran Michelins on all my previous trucks with absolutely no complaints. The only reason I went with the Wild Peak ATs is for the aggressive look on my Tacoma. I know, looks aren't everything, but sometimes ya just gotta go for it.
     
  6. Don Drake

    Don Drake Well-Known Member

    Toyota once put Michelins on Tundras. They were great, long lasting tires. My Tacoma came with Toyos. Can't say I'm impressed, but it likely save Toyota a few buck on each vehicle. I run BFG T/A KO2's on my Jeep. I ran the original T/A KO's before that. These have been outstanding tires. While I don't need an all terrain tire often, and could likely get by with something cheaper I will be putting TA KO2' on when it's time.
     
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  7. tacojoel

    tacojoel Well-Known Member

    I once ran michelins on my gen1 tundra...waste of money. They wore out quicker than some tires, and were less than average in snow, Found general grabber AT2 tires pretty good except on black ice. In deep snow they were unbeatable, otherwise except ice those grabbers were great in all kinds of weather.
     
  8. jdr3366

    jdr3366 Well-Known Member

    Kumho Crugen
     
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  9. tacojoel

    tacojoel Well-Known Member

    I was wondering how good those tires are. I'm thinking of buying a set of HT51 all season ones. I've heard a lot of good reviews.
     
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  10. jdr3366

    jdr3366 Well-Known Member

    I’m on my second set. About 40,000 mile per set. But I change tires as soon as they hit 3/32 tread.
     
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  11. 24-7

    24-7 Well-Known Member

    I am a big fan of K02s. All I ever use since owning pickup trucks starting in '99.
     
  12. tacojoel

    tacojoel Well-Known Member

    Those ko2's are heavy tires. I ran a set on my tundra. Thought the gas mileage was bad with the tires before. Those BF goodrich ko2's made it much worse. I never ran them again.
     
  13. lbdroidman

    lbdroidman Member

    Goodyear Wrangler all-terrain adventure in load range E. They last me 250,000 km a set. That's about 160,000 miles.
     
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  14. JayQQ97

    JayQQ97 Well-Known Member

    i must say that is some long-lasting rubber!
    with the kevlar?

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  15. lbdroidman

    lbdroidman Member

    I didn't bother saying anything about kevlar because there is no option that doesn't say it.
     
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  16. Taxcov

    Taxcov Member

    I had Falken Wildpeak AT3W in 265/75/16 SL, replaced them with Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S after 5 months. I bought the Falken after reading all the raving reviews on Tacoma World, did not like them on the truck, definitely more road noise than the stock Goodyear Wrangler, had shimmy on highway, even after road force balance by 2 different tire shop. Have the Cooper on my truck for almost 2 months now, drove through midwest snow storm, packed snow, ice, rain, zero issues. No road noise, no shimmy, better MPG since its lighter weight.

    Best of all, the Cooper were cheaper than Falken at my local Discount Tires. $560 mounted balanced out the door after tax.
     
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  17. JayQQ97

    JayQQ97 Well-Known Member

    How fast were you rolling with the wildpeaks to induce road noise?
     
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  18. Scott Wyman

    Scott Wyman Well-Known Member

    Right?!? I don't get road noise from mine.
     
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  19. become 20994

    become 20994 Member

    Balancing issues are hit or miss with Wildpeaks. In my research I noticed folks complaining about vibrations. I recently made the move to Cooper Discoverer AT3 XLT and they are absolutely fabulous.
     
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  20. Cape taco

    Cape taco Well-Known Member

    20220113_161115_Film1~2.jpg Like my hankook at dynapro w/25k on them and they still got lots of tread and nice on the higheay i hated the destinations it came with they would sing on highway
     
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  21. JayQQ97

    JayQQ97 Well-Known Member

    how do those handle some healthy winter slopp?
    i went to northern Minnesota this past spring to test the newish Michelin LTX on my truck in some heavy wet slopp, it was above freezing at the time but the snow was heavy and wet
    those Michelin did not perform well at all to my liking
    it felt utterly hopeless trying to wheel this in 4x4 with the throttle down coming out of a stop on a left turn and maintain a sense of control, the truck just kept wanting to spin out around :confused:

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