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New Tires On The Tundra

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by mercer_me, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
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    In January it will be two years since my Dad bought the Tundra. It currently has about 26,000 miles on it and it has needed tires for quite a while now. The Bridgestone Duelers that came on it suck and didn't wear very well. They was also not worth a damn in the snow. So, my Dad ordered Goodyear Wrangler Dura Tracs 275/65R18 for the Tundra from Discount Tire Direct. http://www.discounttiredirect.com/. He paid $235 a piece with free shipping. He had them mounted and balanced for $12 per tire. I can't wait to try them out plowing.

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  2. kevlars

    kevlars Senior Member
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    You can't beat them. They are what I use. You will not be disappointed. The price has sure gone up, from the sounds of that price. I bought mine from Discount Tire, as well. 285/75/16 E range, set of four was something like $800 with free shipping! That was more than a year ago, though.

    kevlars
     
  3. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
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    those are snows worst enemy you will like them probably wont need 4wd as much. a friend has those on his diesel bronco that isnt 4wd yet and he said theyre great in snow and they dont wear bad at all. you couldnt give me bridgestones next time i need tires i think ill get duratracs
     
  4. 04tundra

    04tundra Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    they look good! im gonna be getting 305/65/18's for my truck when the bridgestone junk tires wear out
     
  5. Weenuk

    Weenuk Senior Member
    Messages: 207

    Have the exact same tires on my 05 Tundra for the winter. Sure beat the garbage BF all terrain, have no side thread. I use Pro Comp Xtreme M/T for summer on Metal Mulisha rims..
     
  6. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
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    Ya, tires have gone up in price. It also doesn't help that the Tundra has 18" rims.

    That's what I wanted to hear. :nod:

    That's a big tire. Do you have a leveling kit? Will they rub?
     
  7. Weenuk

    Weenuk Senior Member
    Messages: 207

    My summer tires are 305/70/18 Pro Comp Extreme M/T which required my Rancho Quicklift MYRide suspension system. Replace this rim/tire to my 275/70/16 Wrangler DuraTrac to avoid inner wheel well rub...
     
  8. 04tundra

    04tundra Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    you could either do 305/65 or 295/70 and it will only rub on the skid plate edges, either bend the skid plate or take it off and they will fit Thumbs Up

    heres a thread in a tundra forum that im a part of, i dont know if you will be able to see if without being a member but theres alot of good info on that site/forum.

    http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/tundra/200614-installed-295-70-nitto-terra-grapplers/
     
  9. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
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    I'm not planing on putting anything bigger than a 275 on it. In Maine you can legally only go two sizes bigger. I was just curious how big you can go with out them rubbing.
     
  10. snow patrol

    snow patrol Senior Member
    Messages: 163

    Mean lookiing tires. How was the ride quality and the road noice affected, if at all?
     
  11. Weenuk

    Weenuk Senior Member
    Messages: 207

    These tires ride as well as a deep thread pattern tires can. Almost little to no snow stick to the rubber. Road noise is not an issue if your windows are closed with stereo on.
     
  12. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
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    It rides a little rougher now but, I new it would since the tires on it before was 4 ply and these tires are 10 ply. These tires are also very quite for the size of the tread.
     
  13. exmark

    exmark Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    Tires look good man. Should work great this winter.
     
  14. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    how are the tires on chevy?
     
  15. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
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    The tires on the Chevy aren't very good, they are worn out mud tires. I'd like to get through the rest of the Winter with them but, that probably won't happen.
     
  16. H&HPropertyMait

    H&HPropertyMait Senior Member
    Messages: 558

    The price is so much higher because it's for an 18" wheel. 16's are far cheaper to buy for.
     
  17. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    another set of duratracs on the way!
     
  18. kevlars

    kevlars Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    I have seen at Walmart a Goodyear Wrangler Authority tire. It looks VERY similar to the Duratrac, similar sidewall tread. I wa gonna try a set when I got my Duratracs, but they don't come in the size I was looking for.
    Just my 2 cents. Might be worth a look, though.

    Kevlars
     
  19. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
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    I wouldn't recommend that it's a specific wal mart tire I've never heard anything good about them
     
  20. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Possibly, Dura Tracs are expensive so I'm not sure if I want to spend a lot of money for tires on a truck that is 10 years old. I know a lot of people don't like General Grabber AT2s but, I had them on my Ranger and liked them. So, I might end up putting them on the Chevy.