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OEM Tires

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by PR48, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. Jan 8, 2019 at 5:09 PM
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    PR48

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    What are the opinions of the tires on 2018 runners? Mine are Dunlops, and searching on line fall about in the middle of "good"
     
  2. Jan 8, 2019 at 5:13 PM
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    HarveyElmore

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    Dunlops suck. My co-worker and myself have had failures without any reason.
     
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  3. Jan 8, 2019 at 5:25 PM
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    what do you suggest? I have less than 1,000 miles and wondering if a tire co might swap?
     
  4. Jan 8, 2019 at 5:29 PM
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    Mass4runner

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    Not a fan of either the Dunlops or the Bridgestones. I bought new Michelins the day after I bought the truck and sold the Dunlops on Craigslist for $400 within 48 hours. A tire place might give you a trade-in value on your tires, but I think you'll get more selling them yourself.
     
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  5. Jan 8, 2019 at 5:30 PM
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    WallyT4R

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    I disliked the stock tires (Dunlops) so badly I practically drove from the dealer to Discount Tire. Traded my stock new tires for stock size BFG KO2's. DT gave me $60 a tire for the Dunlops. The BFG's have worked well for me. Had one that wouldn't balance correctly and Discount handled it.
     
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  6. Jan 8, 2019 at 6:47 PM
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    PR48

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    anyone heard of Yokohama Geolander A/T?
     
  7. Jan 8, 2019 at 7:46 PM
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    I had Dunlaps on a couple Tacoma's and they were terrible tires in wet conditions. I now run Michelin Defenders exclusively. Expensive but you make up for it on the far end, as they'll run for 80k miles. They're also super quiet.
     
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  8. Jan 9, 2019 at 3:09 AM
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    fixer5000

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    no plans

    i had my dealer install michelins before i even picked it up...no charge
     
  9. Jan 9, 2019 at 3:51 AM
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    You won't get anyone to "swap" if you've driven it away. Maybe when buying new if you wanted another brand even then you would probably pay the difference assuming of course you stepped up in price and quality.
     
  10. Jan 9, 2019 at 10:11 AM
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    My 2018 4runner TRD-OffRoad came with Bridgestone Dueller H/T's P265/70/R17. The tires did drive well on pavement and light snow covered gravel roads. But as the winter has progressed in our area with some larger snow falls on top of icy base the tires are TERRIBLE. Obviously we are talking extreme snow conditions and the H/T's are not designed with that in mind. That being said we purchased and just installed plain winter steel rims & Bridgestone Blizzack DM-V2 tires in the same size. The vehicle is actually at the tire shop right now so I'm hoping it will behave like a different beast when we get to driving it.
     
  11. Jan 9, 2019 at 6:58 PM
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    My experience with winter tires is that you’ll be thrilled with the snow and cold weather performance. I was always happy to switch them out when the weather warmed back up though. Pros and cons and if you have two sets you’ve got the best of both worlds.
     
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  12. Jan 9, 2019 at 10:41 PM
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    Snickel Fritz

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    Stock tires are awful.
    Mine came with the Bridgestone Dueller H/T 684 IIs, and they seemed acceptable for the first few thousand miles. By the time I was at 4k miles, I noticed the dry traction wasn't as good. They are also dangerous in the rain on any road with standing water- I'm talking puddles of less than an inch. Many state highways West of the Mississippi get little puddles on them, and I drove from East to West during a rainy period this Fall. I was terrified going 55 mph in spots, while bro-dozers with M/Ts were actually faring better. The stock tires also hold a LOT of pebbles, which anyone that drives outside of fresh, posh asphalt WILL pick up. I swear I can hear those dang pebbles everytime I drive lol.
    I plan on going with a lightweight(ish) narrower A/T like a Nokian, Hankook or Cooper once I find the wheels to mount them on.
     
  13. Jan 10, 2019 at 5:57 AM
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    Really?! Interesting, we're just at over 9000 km (5592 mi) so perhaps this is the reason the tires are behaving so poorly in snow/ice/rain. Now I'm probably going to have to look at considering new tires for summer weather.
     
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  14. Jan 10, 2019 at 12:19 PM
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    Traded Dunlops in to local dealer, got $300 and bought Continental CrossContact lx20, almost as good as Michelin. dealer high on them and uses in. his personal vehicles. we'll see. I was concerned the Dunlops in wet and these have good reviews. The only knock is tread wear, some folks thought they wear too quickly. So, we'll see.
     
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    I replaced mine with only about 27k on them. I went with Cooper RTX, E load, factory size and love them so far. But like assholes, so are tire opinions.
    If you drive in environments where a puncture is likely upgrade them. Factory tires are fine if you lightly off road with them.
    For example, in the 27k miles they were on my 4Runner they operated great in the sand, mud and snow. It was the cactus here in Texas that did them in. I got numerous punctures
    near the sides of the tires from them. Obviously punctures near the sides are a bitch to deal with and could be dangerous.
     
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  16. Jan 11, 2019 at 10:24 AM
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    Cactus can puncture tires?!! I drove through El Paso a couple years ago and checked out a few spots along the highway and they did look sharp... but I would have never thought they'd puncture tires. Wow. OBVs we don't have Cactus here lol
     
  17. Jan 19, 2019 at 5:20 AM
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    My 2015 Trail came with Dunlops and I hated them. Just recently bought Goodyear Duratracs and love them!
     
  18. Jan 19, 2019 at 6:05 AM
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    I got DunFLOPs on 2012 Tacoma and my 2017 4Runner...didn’t even wait till 10k before I swapped them both out to Michelin LTXs. On my Tacoma my wife chalked it up to me just being picky UNTIL we had to take my 4Runner out in a mild snow storm. After 10 minutes and the dash board lighting up like Christmas she told me to get the Michelin’s. IMHO the LTXs have out performed any AT tire I have ever used in light to moderate snow, ice, and rain. For deep snow they will get you home but there are better tires out there. I am a very conservative driver...meaning I drive slow. OP you need to figure out what your needs are...do you Offroad a lot or drive on the highway? If you reside where you have long winters, winter tires are going to be the best choice. I do high highway mileage and dirt paths so I don’t need anything more than my Michelin’s. I know they are a high end tire (probably the best in its category) but they are worth every penny!
     
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