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Looking for people with these tires to chime in. I'm guessing they're mostly/only on TRD Sports. Well I wanted to know what you think of their performance. I ask because I'm gonna be taking my truck up to the snow for the first time this year and I'm a little worried after all these horror stories on the road, even though they're mostly with the Dunlops. Anyway, let me know if you guys have had any problems with them in the snow and if I should be even more careful and cautious than usual in the snow.

I also went on tirerack.com to check out the reviews and they are pretty bad there. However, almost all the reviews are with different cars. I'd like to hear reviews with Tacomas. Thanks!
 

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those tires are WACK!!! they loose tread on them quick. if you take them to the snow you will get stuck. i had those and those don't good traction.
 

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I don't know if mine were 684 or not, but they were Bridgestone Dueler something or another and they came stock on my TRD sport.

I drove them about 25K I think.

They worked pretty good offroad, and I was surprised at where I could go on them. they looked like they would not work at all and I always expected them to leave me stuck, but that never happened.



Of course, there's no snow here in Houston so I can't comment on that.

I didn't think they were as terrible as everybody else says they are. They weren't the best tires I ever had, but they were FAR from being the worst.

When people describe any of today's tires as being horrible, I have to wonder what they would say about the old school bias ply tires we used to drive on.

The only thing that I didn't like was the fact that they chunked off some fairly large pieces of tread when I went wheeling on the rocks at BMORA.

I yanked them off with more than half the tread left and put a set of REVOs on.

The Revo is a much better tire.

Better rain traction, smoother ride, and quieter, too.
 

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I got the Bridgestone Dueller Revos, and they are incredible!
They will last 60K, come with a warranty, and they handle great on street, or off road. I took them through heavy mud, dirt, sand, and heavy rain. Perfect tire!
A dude with serious hardcore tires was following me and couldnt believe where my truck would go with those "street tires"..lol..
 

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again .....Tires/Wheels forum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! not Late Taco!:banghead: :banghead:
 

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:D i do what i can.
 

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I will chime in here.
I have not gotten stuck yet. I go up into the GWNF (Logging roads) usually when it snows... they worked pretty good. I would say if the snow is deeper than 3-4 inches you might have some traction issues. That is what i found. I recently went mudding last weekend and made it through every hole... although i was nervous about making it back the way i came in. I realized that these tires are decent... but i need more grip for "my" comfort level. I think it all depends what you are planning on doing. If it is light snow... then they should be fine. If it is mudd and snow... BF A/Ts I just feel that a BF A/T would make me feel more confident/capable and get me through will less loss of traction. Remeber... these Duellers have not failed me. In the snow I just take it slow and give myself pleanty of room to stop...
 

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if you are just planning on driving up 80 or 50.. long as they plows are runnin youll be fine.. if you plan on driving off road you may have issues...

and if you have the sport, ive heard more horror stories about LSD in the snow than the tires...
 

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teamblend said:
if you are just planning on driving up 80 or 50.. long as they plows are runnin youll be fine.. if you plan on driving off road you may have issues...

and if you have the sport, ive heard more horror stories about LSD in the snow than the tires...
Horror stories? Please tell us more! I like my LSD, and I thought it would work pretty good in the snow.
 

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teamblend said:
if you are just planning on driving up 80 or 50.. long as they plows are runnin youll be fine.. if you plan on driving off road you may have issues...

and if you have the sport, ive heard more horror stories about LSD in the snow than the tires...

Yup. Just 80 and 50. No plans of offroading. Just tryin to get to the casino/heavenly area.

And yah...what about the LSD horror stories? We're talkin about the diff, not the drug, right? Lol
 

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My limited slip diff (LSD) works great... are you sure you are not refering to the rear lockers exploding?

I love my rear! :lmao:

Serioously... my LSD does what it is supposed to when it is supposed to!
 

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fast frank said:
I don't know if mine were 684 or not, but they were Bridgestone Dueler something or another and they came stock on my TRD sport.

I drove them about 25K I think.

They worked pretty good offroad, and I was surprised at where I could go on them. they looked like they would not work at all and I always expected them to leave me stuck, but that never happened.



Of course, there's no snow here in Houston so I can't comment on that.

I didn't think they were as terrible as everybody else says they are. They weren't the best tires I ever had, but they were FAR from being the worst.

When people describe any of today's tires as being horrible, I have to wonder what they would say about the old school bias ply tires we used to drive on.

The only thing that I didn't like was the fact that they chunked off some fairly large pieces of tread when I went wheeling on the rocks at BMORA.

I yanked them off with more than half the tread left and put a set of REVOs on.

The Revo is a much better tire.

Better rain traction, smoother ride, and quieter, too.
I think most people are bitching about the Rugged Trails that come on the Off Road Trucks, not the Bridgestones. Had the REVOs on for about 800 Miles now and like them very much!
 

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Shakerhood said:
I think most people are bitching about the Rugged Trails that come on the Off Road Trucks, not the Bridgestones. Had the REVOs on for about 800 Miles now and like them very much!
I agree, the Rugged Trails are crap. I think mine might have made it to 30K if I hadn't traded up to the AT KO's. But the Toyota dealers sell the Rugged Trails as the 100K extended life tires (if you keep up with their rotation schedule) I think these days most automakers are going to sell you a car with crap tires unless it's a high-ends sports car. Kinda like the cheap batteries you get with a remote control.
 

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I agree, the Rugged Trails are crap. I think mine might have made it to 30K if I hadn't traded up to the AT KO's. But the Toyota dealers sell the Rugged Trails as the 100K extended life tires (if you keep up with their rotation schedule) I think these days most automakers are going to sell you a car with crap tires unless it's a high-ends sports car. Kinda like the cheap batteries you get with a remote control.
Yep, they will get by putting the cheapest tire they can get away with on the vehicle unless it is some sort of Premium Vehicle
 

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Okay, you'll laugh but....

I had the Toyo Wildcat EXT's on my wrangler, and NEVER EVER got stuck in ANYthing.... They're not cheap, and they're loud, a little ugly too, but I loved their offroad performance......if I'd buy a new set of ANYthing right now with money not being an issue I'd buy these or these less expensive Geolanders..
 
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