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Old 03-12-2008, 10:39 AM
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The appeal of Toyo's over the TrxUs's is the Toyos run quieter and balance very well. It's fun to wheel the big open lugs, but tough to watch them disappear on the highway, especially when you're paying $200+ per tire. I really like my Toyos, but probably won't buy them again mainly because of how expensive they are, and are going to be when the price goes up.

IMO, I'd watch all the lists for a used set of tires and then get some for half the price that are only good for another couple years, then see where you stand on the AT/MT thing after you wheel 35's for a while. You could probably pick up a set of tires for ~$500, drive them for a year then sell them for ~$200...
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:54 AM
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I am running the MTRs for several years now, pretty quiet, seem to wear well and balance great. I am committed to them forever now with 5 of them on the truck and 2 more on the trailer now...

I hate to think of the cost of switching to something else!
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Old 03-12-2008, 11:03 AM
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COOPER STT'S!
never look back.its the only tire i will buy anymore.look great and make snow actually FUN to drive in.tuff as hell too.
I looked at those too, could not find my size or I would have gone that way most likely. Got a great deal on them so I had to go that way.
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The trend for the 80 guys is the Toyo Open Country MT
old news .... the "new" trend for the 80 is the Cooper STT (don't get left out they will look great on the new rims )
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:14 PM
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Trxus MT!

I will have a set with over 50% tread available in a year for a good price when it is time for my next set. That's a long way off, of course, but posted it to say that you will find sets of these from time to time to test out the different tires at way less than full price.

Mine are 16" (35x12.5x16). Snow performance is so good, so better than any AT I have seen or run, comparable to dedicated snow tires, that I won't run anything else, no matter how round it is. Snow, including deep stuff, is the reason I don't run a tire like the Nitto Terra Grappler as it would probably be sufficient for the wheeling I do and a nice road tire. I also don't like the smallish 315's (Toyo is big for the breed), although that may be splitting hairs.

But...I only put 7,500 miles a year as I work from home, so I'm not daily driving a soft compound into the asphalt every day as my miles come from trips where the 80 and its capabilities are what is called for over the minivan.
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Wow... thanks for all the input guys!

This really helps... really really. i'm going to try and order some tires tonight after i call discount and see if they are willing to match any prices i find.

I am leaning towards getting the MT's again..
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http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....QR5GEOMTPLOWLR

anybody run these?
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Old 03-14-2008, 01:01 PM
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The Yokos are a directional tire design, I knew a few who ran them to decent reviews, but I think you can see where lateral traction is not a focus. In a snowy mountain climate, that would be a downside to me. Seems to be more of a flatlander tire.

If I was looking for some more radically different, I'd give the new BFG KM2 a hard look as it is the probably the most "different" tire we've seen for the mass market since the MTR kicked off the rush for rock oriented "MT's" with good road manners.

These baby Krawlers represent a major departure from the standard BFG MT design, and clearly represent BFG's attempt to regain the market leadership it has lost over the past decade. I still doubt their icy hardpack competence, but reports will tell as more buy them.
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Old 03-14-2008, 02:30 PM
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For me it would be down to Trxus MT's and Toyo's if I were to buy another set.

I liked my trxus a lot, and the Toyo's seem to be getting great reviews.

The toyo's are better on road and last longer. Offroad I think they are comparable as well, although I'd like to see a head to head test on these tires.

The only thing I can say is that if Toyo goes through with that gigantic price increase, i would be swayed towards Trxus much faster.
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