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Ready for new Tires

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Vernon, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. Nov 5, 2019 at 3:21 PM
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    Vernon

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    Need help please. I am to the point I need new tires on my 2018 off road premium 4Runner. Not sure if I want to put a lift on or level kit? Maybe bigger tires? I am in the construction business so I am in the fields but no major climbing. I drive about 30k miles a year.

    Thanks in advance for the input
     
  2. Nov 5, 2019 at 5:46 PM
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    Firefly21 just posted this pic. Of upload_2019-11-5_17-46-9.jpg
     
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  3. Nov 6, 2019 at 4:54 AM
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    I am amazed you drive 30k a year. I would go with some Michelin defenders if I were you.
     
  4. Nov 6, 2019 at 4:56 AM
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    The Falkens are reasonably price @ 140ish with 55,000 tread life
     
  5. Nov 6, 2019 at 5:35 AM
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    I second the Michelin Defenders because they are easily a 90k tire with well kept suspension and rotations. The biggest problem you are going to face is that you are going to be replacing AT tires every one to two years. And based on my experiences I found AT tires perform piss poorly towards the end of their life on the road (BfGoodrichs, Nittos, Goodyears). The Michelins will give you a much more consist performance throughout the lifetime of the tire but they just aren’t cool looking. And they definitely won’t look good with a lift. I saw OP you go to a lot of construction sites so maybe you could add a winch for those "just in case" moments. Or lift and do all that stuff to your truck and buy a Beater car for all the traveling.
     
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  6. Nov 6, 2019 at 10:04 AM
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    For sure you are going to want to get the round black rubber ones.

    I went with BFG KO2 All Terrains. I am very happy with them. They are smooth and quiet. I have not taken them off road yet. Also, I only put about 5,000 miles a year on my Runner. Maybe less.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions. I am in sales and unfortunately it does require me to drive at least 120 plus miles a day round trips. I do like the looks of the ko2. Again thanks for the help.
     
  8. Nov 10, 2019 at 4:02 PM
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    5100's to level and 275 70 17 Cooper AT3 xlt
     
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    In the warmer months, not sure how much snow you get, I prefer my 20” GT Radials.....
     
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    But Im more confident when I have my Coopers mounted.......
     
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  11. Nov 10, 2019 at 7:55 PM
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    The Falkens are very popular right now, and reasonably priced. They seem to be great all around tires, and better daily drivers than some of the more aggressive AT's.

    The Michelin defenders would probably be an excellent choice as well.

    I have KO2's and love them. I hear about issues with wet traction, but I've had no problems. I've put about 22K on them since February and the tread looks almost like new.
     
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  12. Nov 10, 2019 at 8:02 PM
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    So far I am really liking my Falkens. They were the best deal on an AT I could find. I have only had them a couple days so I am looking forward to seeing how they do off-road and in the rain/snow.

    I ran the KO2's on my 3rd Gen 4Runner and liked them as well. I never had any issues in the rain/snow with them. The performed really well off-road as well.

    [​IMG]Untitled by redrunner87, on Flickr
     
  13. Nov 10, 2019 at 10:34 PM
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    Yep, Michelin Defenders would be a good choice. The most quiet tire I’ve ever run on a truck. Almost silent. And when you hit 40k miles they barely even look used. 70-90k miles is likely.

    And as mentioned, they perform like new until the end, whereas many others gradually lose performance over the life of the tire.

    Unmatched traction in wet/slippery conditions aside from moving to a dedicated winter tire. Tons of sipes. And in our stock size, it’s a pretty beefy tire to be honest. Nice big black sidewalls.

    Ive run a lot of sets of tires in my day and the Defenders (formerly the MS2) are the best of the bunch. Light off-road is no problem at all (the only real immediate concern would be a sidewall puncture). But if you’re not rock crawling or driving over trees, no worries, really.
     
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  14. Nov 13, 2019 at 6:32 AM
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    Anyone tried the General Grabber A/TX? Similar to KO2, $50/tire less...
     
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  15. Nov 13, 2019 at 6:56 AM
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    Blacked out badges, window deflectors, smoked 3rd brake light. I have a Borla muffler on order as well as some color matched engine cover stickers. I'll be painting the stock wheels soon as well. Falken tires in the fall as well.
    I had them on my '05 Grand Cherokee and loved them. That said, I've read so much good things about the Falken Wildpeaks that I'll probably go with them when time comes.
     
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    OEM size or 275?

    I've thought about a front leveling spacer and 275 tires...
     
  17. Nov 13, 2019 at 10:18 AM
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    I just ordered these the other night $24 shipped.Go to http://cornfedsuspension.com/ Select 5th Gen Lift to select.

    1" front only kit $20 per pair Part # 5G4R-1FR 20th Anniversary Pricing
     
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    Blacked out badges, window deflectors, smoked 3rd brake light. I have a Borla muffler on order as well as some color matched engine cover stickers. I'll be painting the stock wheels soon as well. Falken tires in the fall as well.
    I'm going with 275. As far as I know even without a spacer they might fit with no mods or at the most the front liner/bumper mod which is easy.
     
  19. Nov 13, 2019 at 11:20 AM
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    Looks to be the ticket, thank you. So are the spacers 1", giving you 2" of lift in essence, or are the spacers 1/2", giving 1" of lift?

    I'll be interested in your before and after, please be sure to post the results!
     
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    They're supposed to "Level" the front to stock rear. If so wat cheaper than going the Eibach way. I know Eibach shock is a better than OEM BUT I.m happy with ride ,just want it to sit level or a lot closed than stock now. For $24 & my time it's worth a shot.
     
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    Just an FYI.

    I went with bilsteins all around and had the front leveled at .85. I then decided to move it to 2.5 and put a 1.5 inch daystar spacer in the rear. It rides exactly the same as it did at .85

    Still running 265's in a revo 3 AT tire

    Will move to 275's when its time to swap out the tires again.
     
  22. Nov 15, 2019 at 1:29 PM
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    275/70 KO2. No lift, just had to push the fender liners forward
     
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    So no issues with rubbing in tight turns forwards or in reverse? This is good info thanks for the post.
     
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    No rubbing once I pushed the liners forward. Only had any at full lock in reverse
     
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    Look forward to the 'after' photos.
     
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    Can you go off road with that set-up? Or will the tires hit the fender-well?
     
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