Perfect off-highway tire = LTX? What?

Blommy

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Great post...confirms what I experienced at dicey construction sites littered with surface mud and snow/ice In MN with a loaded down 2X truck. The tires simply amazed me. And this was after experiencing them on a 4X Burb which got my attention trekking across drifted lakes for ice fishing, but I had thought the 4X was the secret sauce... I now know different.
True, ya can’t run em like a fool... air down... feel them bite. Sorta like the ole wood shop teacher catching you leaning into that power sander, him grabbing it and letting it float with two fingers, explaining how ya gotta feel the paper cut the wood. I digress... It’s just that I’ve seen so many people stuck in snow, just given’er more gas when she’s been spinning long ago with tires now nice’n hot and making ice... then jumping out shouting explicit names at said tires.
Now I recently bought a 3rd gen Taco TRD OR long bed and want to outfit it for overlanding in Northern MN. Don’t plan on diving into the gumbo and not attempting any trail tougher than a 7 outa 10, where 10 is the toughest. Payload strictly to be no more than 1,000 pounds, including passengers. Have winch will travel.
Even at the tender age of 59 the big fat MT Nittos belt out a siren call for any testosterone possibly left in me. However, my experiences and brain tell me to get the LTX MS in the tallest, slimmest and lightest C rated size that will fit my taco, without lifting it.
Am I thinking correctly?
Bill
 

pskhaat

2005 Expedition Trophy Champion
the big fat MT Nittos belt out a siren call for any testosterone possibly left
I'm a BFG or Firestone guy and I do have a set of MTs, but they sit 90% unused in the garage.

get the LTX MS in the tallest, slimmest and lightest C rated size that will fit my taco, without lifting it.
Am I thinking correctly?
Bill
I am a big fan of a lift. Primarily simply for the larger travel springs and load capacity. The LTX are not made in many tall sizes. But if I had a Taco I'd run 235/85 LTX without hesitation despite their E rating.
 

Blommy

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I'm a BFG or Firestone guy and I do have a set of MTs, but they sit 90% unused in the garage.



I am a big fan of a lift. Primarily simply for the larger travel springs and load capacity. The LTX are not made in many tall sizes. But if I had a Taco I'd run 235/85 LTX without hesitation despite their E rating.
Thanks for the advice pskhaat!... I lean towards pizza cutters. I will investigate lifts with longer spring travels...and sigh..already I’m bumping my planned payload up to 1200 lbs... I’ll start another post after researching lifts with longer travel and real world payload.
 
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