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Question Tire choices for toads.

Got the unfortunate news that our 4Runner has one bad/broken tire. It currently has 31x10.5 R15's on it that are in new condition, still has the knobbies on them, but since it was sitting for a long time (apparently) one of the tires is broken on the inside.

I would love to simply buy another one like it and go on down the road, but they stopped making them years ago. So now it looks like I will have to buy 4 new tires for our toad.

So my question to you all is what tires do you like and what ones did you hate on your truck toads?
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I have a 2001 F150 4x4 and I do take it playing. I've tried all the standard, popular tires before; BF Goodrich TA Radials & Goodyear Wranglers. Both performed well, both were very expensive.

but both were very heavy duty tires with many plies and high pressure ratings. One was even up to 80psi If I remember correctly. This type of tire would be great if you tow heavy trailers. But I don't, my trailer is typically 4,000 lbs when towing my toys.

These high ply high pressure tires are terrible when trying to air down for other off road fun, especially sand. The side walls are very stiff and airing back up was a pain. So I recently switched to Nitto Terra Grabbers.

Examples;
BFGOODRICH......ALL TERRAIN T/A KO..........275/65-17 - 80psi - $305
GOODYEAR.........WRANGLER AT w/KEVLAR...265/70-17 - 80psi - $249
NITTO................TERRA GRAPPLER G2..........265/70-17 - 44psi - $196

Gotta say I'm really liking these Nitto tires. No loud road noise, and with the lower pressure it's much easier to air down/up for my off road fun. the other two tires are very good tires too, just wasn't the right choice for my needs.

Looks like for your 1991 Toyota 4Runner 31x10.5R15 is the standard tire for a 4x4. If you go with the popular off road tires these would probably be best (I don't see a Nitto in this size)
NOTE: you did not state how you use your truck? If you seldom go off road you could save money by buying a street tire.

BFGOODRICH......ALL TERRAIN T/A KO2.........31x10.5R15 - 50psi - $161
GOODYEAR.........WRANGLER AT w/KEVLAR.....31x10.5R15 - 50psi - $209
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Yep, currently we have the BFG KO's on it but one if broken inside. I have searched the net to find (1) more BFG KO to replace it with and only one guy in WI has 6 in stock.
He sold me one for $286 but then called and said it wasn't cost effective for him to only sell me one since it cost him $200 to ship it. If I have to pay $486 for one tire, I may as well replace them all.

I've been researching tires all morning and it's been more than a minute since I had a 4x4. We plan on using it mainly on the roads but want something that will hold up if we want to take a dirt road off the beaten path. No rock or hill climbing or mud bogs.
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Dana, sounds like you should check out the Pathfinder.

I'm running them on my Jeep and pretty pleased with them. i was looking for something different (trying to venture out from the high priced popular brands) and found these;

Pathfinder AT - 31x10.50R15 LT 109S C1 OWL - 4.6/5 stars - $120 each

You can find them at Discount tire anywhere... Pretty good bang-4-buck! You can buy all 4 for the price that guy wants for one!
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Sounds great, thanks Mike!
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I have used BFG AT's on several jeeps and Samurai's and they have been great. The 15's will not be E rated and you don't want E rated tires on a light weight vehicle.

Also, don't forget FMCA tire deals are not just for coach tires!
I always start at Tirerack.com. Then I shop local and make them meet the price.
Also, for 31x10.50's Sam's club or Costco
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Thanks Randy.
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Don't know if you guys have a BJs down there but Michelins are on sale up here. $650 mounted and balanced for LTXs. Have them on my land cruiser and they have been great. Lifetime balance,repairs and rotations.
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That's a great price for LTXs. I just paid a grand for my f150. 20" wheel, though.


I like LTXs. But I have no need for anything more aggressive.
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Also, if those tires are name brand, less than 5 years old, AND have tread on them, they should be under warranty. Check with a Firestone or Goodyear (whatever) dealer. They can likely get you credit depending on tread depth toward a new set. If they can't get one new one then they should credit them all out (if you are persistent)

If they are more than 5 years old stop complaining and buy some tires!
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