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tires for 98 4wd


Already_Taken

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hi! ive been running toyo extenzas on my stock rims for a while now. im looking for a different tire. i prinarily drive on road but i do go offroad too. i dont go crawling but i do go overlanding. i dont care about ride quality. does anyone have any suggestions? thanks!
 




J_C

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I've been happy with my Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S, though one of my selection criterion was better than average (for an AT) winter performance. Their offset corner blocks do make them a little less precise in cornering till they wear in.

Any AT tire is going to beat the extensas for off-road grip, but only those with circumferential grooves will equal it for wet road traction, and provide a lesser advantage for cornering (on a top heavy vehicle so that's not as relevant) if that's important (depends on how fast you drive when it rains).

Michelin LTX split the difference between an AT and road tire, if you won't need much off-road traction but still need a "little" more than the Extensas provide, but really they are just a more aggressive looking road tire and for some uses, that would be fine.

The important factors are how much wet road or ice traction matter. If you don't care about road noise then there's a large # of candidates that are a little more or less suited to what matters most to you.
 




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Check out Nitto Ridge Grappler tires. I recently got mine from 4wheelonline.
 




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