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post #131 of 154 Old 01-11-2013, 02:07 AM
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I am ready (at 36K) to ditch the Continentals. I live in MD. and we get the ocassional snow storm. Plus, we go to PA to ski. I have been looking at Toyos and the Bridgestone Revo AT.

I would love the ST 305 setup on this thread, but am concerned that in crummy weather, I would be stuck. Should I be?????

I spend 99% of my time driving on the highway, so I am interested in a tire that primarily works best there. Plus I have put a lot of effort into the HP gains on my motor.

Any input is greatly appreciated.

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I just purchased 4 Toyo 265/75R16 Toyo OBGSI5's, for winter tires on my Frontier. They are the best tires I have ever owned for all around winter weather. I live in ND where the conditions are much worse (ice, hard wind, snow) and they just grip the road even on ice.
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post #132 of 154 Old 01-17-2013, 05:25 AM
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hey all,

so im shopping around for tires to go with new wheels. I'm leaning towards the open country but I'm torn between the AT and MT. local tire shop is advising against the MT saying its more tire than i need and my poor gas mileage will only get worse with the heavier tire. I'm running hankook dynapro ATM now and i love em, nothing but good things to say but I'm looking for a more aggressive look. any thoughts ?
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You thought about the hankook dynapro MT also? Its a great tire. I had two sets on my last Titan. And they were great in everything. And I say if you want the aggressive tire then go for it.

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I just put another set of Yokohama Parada Spec-X tires on my summer wheels. These are 305/50-20 sized on my aftermarket wheels. I priced them on Tire Rack and then went to local shop, Hogan Tire, and they price matched. I believe for all 4 tires with mount & balance with Road hazard plus MA tax of 6.25% it was $1080. Hogan offers lifetime rotate and balance as well. That included $60 or so for a 4 wheel alignment too! Decent total price IMO.

For those unfamiliar with the Yokohama Parada, it is a great tire which offers pretty decent life. I think my last set lasted 4 years (~ 6mo per yr) or 40k miles, but I am not positive. I do know that my truck rides likes new again with the new tires. Well worth the cost!

I do need to get a new set of winter tires to replace my factory Conti 18s (unless I can find a wheel/tire combo in 20" that will survive the winter salt). Ironically, I never had a complaint with the factory Contis. After 8 winters (but only ~40k winter miles), I still have inspection passable tread, but it is time for something new. Toyo? Nitto? Dunlop? Not sure which. I am enjoying the many comments and feedback, so keep them coming!


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Would it be possible to use a 265 65R 18 tire to alleviate the weight difference of the 265 70R 18 version? Difference of only 7lbs per tire. The OEM size is 51lbs and the 265 65R 18 are 44lbs.

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Would it be possible to use a 265 65R 18 tire to alleviate the weight difference of the 265 70R 18 version? Difference of only 7lbs per tire. The OEM size is 51lbs and the 265 65R 18 are 44lbs.
They will look really small on your Mada and the ride will suffer a bit due to the smaller area on the sidewall. Check if those tires are rated for the weight of the vehicle.


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I just ordered the michelin ltx a/t2s in the stock 285/70/r17. I currently have the michelin ltx m/s2 and i must say they are amazing in almost every condition, they are a bit sloppy on snow but still do the job. I have been heavily debating between the a/t2 and the bfg all terrains but the bfgs are a bit to aggressive for now. i should be getting them installed by this weekend hopefully.
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I just ordered the michelin ltx a/t2s in the stock 285/70/r17. I currently have the michelin ltx m/s2 and i must say they are amazing in almost every condition, they are a bit sloppy on snow but still do the job. I have been heavily debating between the a/t2 and the bfg all terrains but the bfgs are a bit to aggressive for now. i should be getting them installed by this weekend hopefully.
I'm interested what you think of the LTX A/T2 (once installed). I've read mixed reviews on these tires, some people love them, and others hate them. I've heard their softer and cause tracking issues on grooved pavement. I've also heard they cause more body lean due to softer sidewalls. I think these conditions might be more pronounced on SUVs that have floaty handling to begin with.

I really want these tire too, but I was hoping someone else could provide feedback. I'm planning on getting new tires in a month or so, and I'm either getting the Michelins or Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor.


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I'm interested what you think of the LTX A/T2 (once installed). I've read mixed reviews on these tires, some people love them, and others hate them. I've heard their softer and cause tracking issues on grooved pavement. I've also heard they cause more body lean due to softer sidewalls. I think these conditions might be more pronounced on SUVs that have floaty handling to begin with.

I really want these tire too, but I was hoping someone else could provide feedback. I'm planning on getting new tires in a month or so, and I'm either getting the Michelins or Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor.


The Titan guys seem to love them.
I was reading about those issues too. I was a little skeptical while I was looking at them at the shop and the guy there said that he has them on his chevy Tahoe and he really likes the way it made it handle. anyways I'll let you know once I get them installed.
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I'm interested what you think of the LTX A/T2 (once installed). I've read mixed reviews on these tires, some people love them, and others hate them. I've heard their softer and cause tracking issues on grooved pavement. I've also heard they cause more body lean due to softer sidewalls. I think these conditions might be more pronounced on SUVs that have floaty handling to begin with.

I really want these tire too, but I was hoping someone else could provide feedback. I'm planning on getting new tires in a month or so, and I'm either getting the Michelins or Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor.


The Titan guys seem to love them.
I got them installed today and got an alignment. I didn't feel anything different about them. They handle just the same as the ms2. I tried feeling the soft sidewall on a hard turn like some of the reviews said and it didn't feel anything out of the ordinary for a tore of this size. I haven't taken them off road yet but from the look of the threads I'm sure they will do great. I will do an update once I get more miles on them. Oh and I have a question to whoever can answer this. I checked the psi in the tires because they looked and felt pretty stiff and it was at about 60psi and I know that the sticker on the driverside door says 35 psi. So should I lower the pressure to the specified psi?

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