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Best Tires for Toyota 4X4 Truck

Hi I have recently purchased a Toyota Tacoma Access Cab 4×4 2.7L IL4 Manual. The tires that came on the truck were Dunlop AT20 245/75/16 and are about done for. I was wanting to know what tire and size of tire you would suggest for my truck.

I live in Northwest Arkansas and drive mostly on the highway with some off-roading, probably 90/10%. I drive around 90 miles round trip to work 4 days a week. The terrain here is somewhat hilly and there can be wet conditions a good part of the year. I am looking for a tire that is a good all weather tire that gets good gas mileage and can handle some light off roading. I had been looking at the Firestone Destination LE’s but have seen mixed reviews on these. Any suggestions would be great.

Thanks,

Chris

Howdy Chris,

Personally I am not familiar with the Firestone tire you mentioned, but I did also read some not so favorable reviews. I have always liked and recommended Yokohama tires to my customers. They are a little more money, but seem to be worth it from what I have seen in my shop. They are available for your vehicle in the original tire size and there is a good review posted about it on the tirerack.com site…..which I like.

I would highly suggest you steer clear of any time with an aggressive pattern, with your driving situation you really want an all highway tread for smoothness/comfort and tread life issues since you put so many miles on your vehicle. This tire and the fact that you have a 4X4 should be more than enough off road capability for you.

YokaHoma Tires

 

P.S. You forwarded me your auto insurance quote to ask this question….I suggest you up your insurance deductible to $1000, the money you will save you can place in an emergency fund in case you need to use it to pay the deductible. You only pay the deductible amount if YOU were at fault and your insurance is paying the repair bill. You might cut your annual premiums by 30% or more with this simple change.

Blessings,

Austin Davis

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