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David_Parker

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I've been conducting all my tire bidness with Les Schwab for well over 10 years now. Haven't been disappointed yet.

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I think that one of the best all around tires is the Michelin LTX M/S. Great traction on all kinds of snow (new, compact, etc) due to reasonably deep tread (deep snow/mud) and the sipes cut into the tread surface (compact snow/ice/wet roads), and they handle wet conditions, mud, etc, very well also. They should also last 80-100K with proper care, which is awfully good for a tire with an aggressive tread pattern. The only downside is that they'll run you close to $800 for a set if you are getting 31x10.50's or anything close to that size, which is more or less standard for Tacos and 4 Runners.

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Bridgestone Dueller A/T Revo.

cheers,

 

I second the Bridgestones. I switched from the Firestones on my Taco to these and have been pretty happy with them.

 

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I think that one of the best all around tires is the Michelin LTX M/S.

Another vote for the Michelin LTX M/S. They're great on the highway, and do alright on typical muddy/snow covered logging and forestry roads in BC.

 

I've got close to 100k km (5+ years) with them on my Pathfinder, and expect that they should last through to next fall. thumbs_up.gif

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At Discount tire:

 

Bridgestone Dueler a/t revo- $730 (best rated tire)

BF goodrich a/t, t/a ko- $637

Michelin atx a/t-$790

Yokahama geolander a/t plus II- $594

 

guy says Yoko is a great tire for price and best "value". Any one have these?

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I would check the durability via other people's reviews on one of the tire review sites on the Yoko's before shelling out the cash. I would stay away from the KO's as they don't last as long, and from what I recall, lack the full depth siping that gives the other tires their improved grip on wet/icy roads.

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I think that one of the best all around tires is the Michelin LTX M/S.

Another vote for the Michelin LTX M/S. They're great on the highway, and do alright on typical muddy/snow covered logging and forestry roads in BC.

 

I've got close to 100k km (5+ years) with them on my Pathfinder, and expect that they should last through to next fall. thumbs_up.gif

 

i came close to buying the Michelins, but my tire guy convinced me the Bridgestones were a bit tougher for the backcountry. for a pretty heavily-lugged tire, they are suprisingly quiet on pavement, and they've got excellent wet-weather grip (special compound), which is very important around here. i can't comment on the ride, cuz even my 'new' (11 year old) land cruiser is kinda harsh anyway. i think either is a great choice.

 

the one thing you DON'T want to do is to "buy cheap". i made that mistake once on my 'old' land crusher and lost a week of backcountry mountaineering when i had 2 punctures on a single trip out into the Chilcotin backcountry. plus they were shit to drive on even at the best of times - noiser, poor traction in the rain, not long lasting.

 

and, yes, i've punctured them all!

 

cheers,

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Gotta 4x4 Toy...what'da think about putting studs on the rear tires? Does it help? Potential problems?? Road wear...I know. Haven't done put them in my tires...but thinking about it.

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