I thought it'd be nice to have a thread for tires reference where we can read everyone's feedback on their likes and dislikes.
For sizes, we can run anything up to 325/60-18 & 33x12.5-18 and anything larger will require the Pinchweld Mod with anything less than a 4" lift kit. Keep in mind that this would be on stock wheels and when shopping aftermarket wheels, we need to be careful of the backspacing or these sizes will not fit. Also, you may want to watch the tire weight since most of us are driving the family hauler and weight seems to be the biggest MPG killer on the Armada/Titan reducing the diameter and rolling resistance to being hardly noticeable factors.
I have the Nitto TerrGrappler in 325/60-18 and I LOVE them but they are 60lbs/ea heavy and do hurt MPG's to about 12mpg daily.
Here's the ones I know of:
Long standing high ratings with members on here:
Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo
Toyo Proxes - 285/60-18
Nitto Terra Grappler - Toyo Open Country A/T (both are same tire)
Toyo Open Country M/T
More recently received good feedback:
Toyo Open Country HT
Bridgestone Dueler H/L
Falken Ziex ST04 (avoid the ST01 for road noise at 10k miles, they get pretty loud)
Goodyear Silent Armor (still waiting for long term feedback)
I was on a budget and fortunately Discount Tire helped! They recommended their brand Road Huggers XRT 285/60-18's installed with certificates and TPMS rebuild for $550. They have a very aggressive looking uni-directional tire pattern.
So far I'm incredibly happy, ride and handling have improved greatly and they are much quieter. They look so good I wish I upgraded to 20's!
Didn't need a big SUV, didn't need a V8, but it was cheaper than a Civic
Last weekend I replaced my original Conti tires (46 K miles) with Bridgestone Dueler A/T 695 tires. I will keep you posted on how they wear. So far quite happy with them. Nice aggressive tread pattern and are surprisingly smooth and quite.
I have had Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo's on my old truck and now on my Armada. Here are my opinions:
- They grip MUCH better than the stock Contis in dry, rain, and snow. I used to spin the rear Contis when starting from a stop light in the rain, the Revos do not spin. Dry handling is also much better, and they are great in the snow.
- Aggressive tire pattern.
- Very long lasting.
- Bridgestone runs a promo about 2x per year where you get a rebate on a set of 4.
- They were very quiet INITIALLY.
- As the tires have gotten older they have gotten progressively louder. I believe mine were feathered which may have been caused by balance / alignment issues.
The REVOs are great all around tires, but they do get noisy as they get older.
Getting loud is a pretty big Con in a family vehicle, IMO. My Terra Grapplers are still surprisingly quiet. I don't remember if I have 20k or 30k on them but my odo is reaching 55k miles now and I posted on here when I got them. I'll try to search and look it up later when I have time.
here r pictures of my tire i replace last 2 weeks (toyo open country) sorry it was not clean after they place the tire. well i can say the ride improve a little but the bump ster is still there when i hit some pot hole.
Well, so far, my wife cannot tell they're on there instead of the OEM Conti's when riding, the traction is really great onroad and surprisingly better offroad, the tire wear lasts really well for an A/T, I have dug roofing nails and staples out of the tread w/o a single leak yet, tow capacity is good, and they look pretty nice.
The AutoGuide.com network consists of the largest network of enthusiast-owned enthusiast-operated automotive communities.
AutoGuide.com provides the latest car reviews, auto show coverage, new car prices, and automotive news. The AutoGuide network operates more than 100 automotive forums where our users consult peers for shopping information and advice, and share opinions as a community.