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    LT vs. P Metric

    I think it just depends on what you are actually doing with your vehicle. My Tacoma is stock and will remain stock as it's not my adventure vehicle. That was my Dodge until I had to sell earlier this year :( I had E-rated BFG AT2's on my Tacoma the past 3 years and they sucked at everything...
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    Falken Wildpeak AT/3W - anyone running them? Opinions?

    Just installed a set of these on my Tacoma. I have maybe 300-400 miles on them so far? I had been running a set of E-rated BFG AT2's the last 3 years. I know I'm gonna seem dumb, but I never knew they were E-rated. Every other set of BFG's I'd ever had were C-rated so I didn't even think...
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    What do you think about this non-street legal “Jeep” clone?

    Rode around in some of these when I visited India in 2010. They were the versions that look like the old Jeep Scrambler with the longer wheelbase and bed. We took a couple of them loaded with college students up a 4x4 road that barely qualified as a road to a Hindu temple site. We had about...
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    New shoes for my Taco...Need recommendations

    Got the Falkens installed tonight. Took 3 hours because when I showed up, the guy who said he made me an appointment for today, didn't, so they considered me a walk-in. The manager approved the swap and my cash refund was bigger than expected, yay! But he made a comment about the tire mileage...
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    New shoes for my Taco...Need recommendations

    Yeah, I can't really figure this out. DT said people do run E-rated on smaller trucks, but usually only if they're lifted or have done a lot of upgrades. I always thought the E-rated tires were only for larger trucks, 1/2-ton or larger. I've always run C-rated on my other trucks- 1985 Toyota...
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    New shoes for my Taco...Need recommendations

    Well, it pays to read the small print... I found out I had purchased the warranty on the tires that gave me 3 years coverage and full replacement for defects. Presented my case to DT today and they agreed, they owe me a full set of brand new tires. So, I go back in tomorrow to talk to the...
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    New shoes for my Taco...Need recommendations

    It came down to cost and Falkens were lowest. BFG, Yokohama, and Coopers were $500-700 after my credit for the defective BFG's. I think they should have given me full credit for selling me defective tires, but it's not worth the fight. The GY's didn't interest me after all the complaints...
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    New shoes for my Taco...Need recommendations

    I don't know. Two dealerships claimed it was the E-rating of the tires and that they are not the right tire for a smaller truck like the Tacoma. Could be a bunch of BS and DT did not agree with that assessment. The guy I worked with said that the tires were probably just defective. Something...
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    New shoes for my Taco...Need recommendations

    Well, the guy at DT agreed with some of ya'll that it was not the E-rating of my tires and that they were probably just defective. Looked at Yokohama, Falken, and Cooper's while at the store. Yoko's were too road oriented and the Cooper's were not cheap. Based on the cost and not expecting to...
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    New shoes for my Taco...Need recommendations

    Were your Falken's the SL or E rated versions? Folks over on TW seem to really hate any Falken unless it is E rated. A lot of people saying that the SL rated versions do not balance. I was dead set on Cooper's, but then I realized they only offer E-rated versions on my size. Based on my...
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    New shoes for my Taco...Need recommendations

    I wasn't able to find my size in the SL-rated, only E. Tires only have ~20k and the pull started right after they were installed, about a month into use. I have had the truck into two dealership and every inch of the truck has been looked at. Alignment checked, double checked, triple...
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    New shoes for my Taco...Need recommendations

    They don't like the C-rated, or P-rated, whichever it is. They all complain that they don't balance. The only positive reviews of the Falkens on TW are for the E-rated versions. They get good reviews for the E-rated versions. I don't think I want to run E-rated again after my current...
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    New shoes for my Taco...Need recommendations

    I'll take a look at these, thanks. Well, I have had the truck combed over thoroughly. It is not the suspension, it's stock. It's not the alignment. The tires barely have 20k and the pull has been since they were new. I have never had C-rated BFG's do this. Have had the tires rotated in...
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    New shoes for my Taco...Need recommendations

    Also, have you looked at the Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 3? I've not run the 3 yet, but we have put 50k miles on a set of the Revo 2s and I've been really happy with them. The LT265/75/16 will be E rated, but the P265/75/16 is not. I have looked at the Bridgestone a little. The guy at DT I'm...
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    New shoes for my Taco...Need recommendations

    I prefer a more true all-terrain tire. Those Advantage Sports look nice, but seem a lot more road-oriented than what I would like.
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