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    I live in the North East and we have some crazy snow sometimes. I am in need of new tires for my 02 tundra 2wd, I am curious as to what people think and have had great experience with tires wise. I am not wanting to put out right snow tires on. Any suggestions as to what is the best all season overall best tire for the elements??
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    That's like asking what's the best soda to drink. You're going to get opinions all over the board.

    FWIW, I have been running the Nitto Terra Grapplers for almost 2 years and love 'em. If I was shopping for tires today, I'd be looking at the Cooper Discoverer S/T MAXX, Firestone Destination A/T, and the Michelin LTX M/S2.

    I would not be considering any Goodyear, Dunlop, Pirelli, BF Goodrich, Bridgestone or off-name tire.
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    Default Re: Best tires for the tundra??

    I use nothing but Michelins.

    I have Michelin LTX M/S in P265/70R16 on my '00 Tundra (with 79,000 miles on them) and on my wife's '01 Sequoia (with 85,000 miles on them). These tires are, in my opinion, fabulous in all conditions, particularly rain and snow.

    We used to live in the mountains of northern New Mexico, where we had snow from Halloween to May. Much of the winter, we needed 4WD to get out of our driveway.

    Also, I use my truck when hunting, and have been literally miles offroad in over a foot of snow covering plowed fields.

    We have never been stuck in either vehicle.

    When I replace them, I'll go with Michelin LTX MS2.
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    Michelin LTX M/S are good, they last quite a while as well and are good in snow/ice. What my dad runs on mostly all his vehicles.

    I've had Bridestone Dueler AT Revo 2 on mine and I liked them. Current Goodyear Wrangler Dura-tracs are noisy and don't balance good and they're starting to cup. Next tire will be Nitto Terra Grapple in 285/70/17
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    Nokian Vatiiva A/T. They aren't winter tires but four season tires. I live in Canada and see all types of weather. Four season tires will get u through summer and winter no problem but if u want winter grips X-ice studded never fails!!

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    I have Toyo Open Country AT tires on my Tundra. Been a great tire so far. Been very impressed with it.

    I had Dunlop Rover RVXT (all terrain) on my before the Toyo's. They were also a very good tire IMO. Very good in the snow. They are rated for sever snow conditions. Got a lot of miles out of them as well. One reason I also liked them because they made them in 265/70-16 in a 6 ply which is hard to find.

    I hate Bridgestone's. I will never own another set.
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    I'll put in a good word for the General Grabber AT2s though they were not available in the stock size last time I checked (265/70/r16). I had them on my old 2wd Tacoma and I was out all winter through every storm with little problems. One time I was following an F150 who was sliding back and forth going down a road in 4wd (could see tires on both axles spinning) and I just kept driving easily behind him. They have gone up significantly in price since I bought them though. The Grabber put General tire on the map and their prices reflect that they are now a name brand.

    I currently run Hankook Dynapro ATMs and have no complaints in the 16k I've put on them. They've started to cup a little but my shocks are worn out (106k miles) and need replacing. I've only put them through one mild winter but they've performed well offroad
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    im a big fan of Bridgestone tires. i have Dueler HTs but im going to be switching to Nitto Terra grapplers since everyone seems to love them.
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    I've been running Firestone Destination A/T for the past 2 years. I've had no issues with snow or excessive noise and they still have plenty of tread left.
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    Also going to note that my DuraTrac's are terrible on ice, even with weight in the back they suck. Back end would slide out if you aren't careful with the throttle and I wasn't even going that fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightforce View Post
    Also going to note that my DuraTrac's are terrible on ice, even with weight in the back they suck. Back end would slide out if you aren't careful with the throttle and I wasn't even going that fast.
    And another thumbs-down for the GY Dura Smacks...
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    ^ yeah. stay away from anything with that name on them. they aren't called good junk for nothing.
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    opinions are like ********.

    i used to sell tires although its been awhile now. great tires were michelins, BFG ATs and bridgestones.

    with michelin you are paying for the name. anyone thats had michelins can attest to what a great tire they are. the BFGs are a great tire all around. back then they had no mileage warranty and i had more people come back from those tires than any other.

    the bridgestones sold good and a lot of happy customers but they never made it to the mileage marker.

    currently i own a set of duratracs. i like them. fairly quiet but also the most aggressive tire ive owned. i dont have that many miles on them. the tires on my truck are BFG ATs. i couldnt pass up the price and i know they are a great tire.

    on my stock rims i have toyo ATs. my 2nd set. i personally think they are overpriced pieces of junk. they are way too heavy of a tire in a size and load rating of comparable tires. i wouldnt ever buy a toyo tire again. they do ride quiet but they are a AT tire and a middle of the road tire as far as traction is concerned. my first set didnt make it even close to the mileage warranty. the reason for the upgrade to the duratracs was because i wasnt happy with the toyos traction last winter. i believe that was just their 2nd winter. i also upgraded wheels. glad i ditched the toyos.

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    I run Toyo AT's on my diesel, first set was 35" and they lasted about 50k km. I put them on again but in 33", meh on ice and so so in the mud. They are quite and do ride good though. I should have to a different tire though but they were on sale so thats why I went to them again.
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    Running pro comp Extreme A/T. Love em , just hate paying that much for tires, thinking bout the Falken Rocky Mount for my next set. Has anybody ran these before?

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