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Question What tires should I get on my 2000 4Runner?

I have a 2000 4Runner that will soon need new rubber all around. I don't take it off road or do anything all that cool with it and everything mechanical on it is stock.
Does anyone have a recommendation for tires? I have 16-inch rims and I want a tire that has a decently deep tread that is good in the snow and rain but that is durable and gets good gas milage. I live in NJ, so I need it to tollerate and perform well through hot summers and cold winters. I want it to run well on the highway.
I'm basically looking for the perfect tire and I don't want to spend $1,000 on rubber. Anyone have anything they would recommend or warn me to avoid or look for or consider?
Just looking for some insights.
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goodyear MT/Rs
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Originally Posted by garrett1478
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He said he doesn't go offroad.

Just so u know, if u ask a question like that, people are just going to recommend what they run. U need to do some research over the whole internet and make a big boy decision for yourself.
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Originally Posted by garrett1478
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He did say he doesn't go off road.

Go with something like Michelin LTXs or maybe the Bridgestone Duelers but not the Revo version if you are just staying on the pavement with an occasional trip into the dirt.
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I agree, do research and make a decision for yourself. FYI: I am happy with the on-road performance of my Pirelli Scorpians (they were on my 4R when I bought it). I like the fact that they are H-rated.
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I would go with some super swampers. they are extremely quite and last forever!
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I am running the stock Goodyear RS-A, and while they aren't great at any one thing, they are a decent tire. You can get between 40-60k out of them, they are P rated, so noise isn't so bad. I live in Central MA, so my tires see all seasons. Personally I am switching next time, but only because I want an AT tire. BTW, I also have a 2000 w/ the 16" rims that is mostly stock.
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Originally Posted by Localmotion
I would go with some super swampers. they are extremely quite and last forever!
well at least someone understood.
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I live in upstate NY, so I suspect conditions here are similar to what you get down there.

I run MTs now, but they are probably more than you need. Prior to these I ran Bridgestone Dueler ATs (non-revos) and I loved them. In packed snow (the kind of stuff you get after traffic has driven on a snowy road all day long), they were great, on dry they were excellent. In rain and snow, the "channeled" tread design kept rubber on the pavement - I was constantly impressed with them in bad weather. They were only slighly louder than the stock ATs that came on my truck, they rode well, balanced perfectly, and I got over 45,000 miles out of them.

I think I paid $500 for the set of 4 (32/11.5-15) locally. I definitely recommend them.


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About 6 months ago, I bought a set of El Dorado ZTR Sports. They're made by Cooper Tire and sold as Cooper ATR, which would be much easier to find than El Dorado. The tread design is almost identical to Bridgestone Dueler (non Revos) and they're way less money...about $115 per tire for a 265-75 16. They're awesome in snow and wet conditions, well above average in mud and even off road. Plus, they're pretty quiet, ride well and come with a 50,000 mile tread warranty! I recommend these tires very highly...they're the perfect balance of tire life, price and performance! Here's a pic from the El Dorado website (same specs as the Cooper ATR).

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Michelin LTX's wear like steel and are super smooth and quiet, but they SUCK in the snow and rain for traction.

I personally like the Nitto Terra Grapplers for an "all around" tire and other's here will tell you that the Bridgestone REVO AT's are also a good tire. either way, you're looking at $500-$700 for a set of either flavor and you're going to get great street manners, good wear (about 40-50k easily) and very good snow/rain traction.
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Originally Posted by bamachem
Michelin LTX's wear like steel and are super smooth and quiet, but they SUCK in the snow and rain for traction.

I personally like the Nitto Terra Grapplers for an "all around" tire and other's here will tell you that the Bridgestone REVO AT's are also a good tire. either way, you're looking at $500-$700 for a set of either flavor and you're going to get great street manners, good wear (about 40-50k easily) and very good snow/rain traction.
I run the LTX's (for the reasons Bamachem mentioned), but I have a seperate set of dedicated winter tires too (I run the Michelin Lattitude X-ice because winters are very bad up here and safety in snow/ice is a major issue....your winters down there aren't usually as bad so you could probably escape with a tire that doesn't perform as well in snow/ice as I need). The LTX's suck bigtime in snow (not as much when new, but still not great). There is no silver bullet tire (that is the best in all weather conditions, super cheap, etc....that is just foolishness) and you are going to have to make tradeoffs whith whatever tire you choose unless you switch tires like I do.

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i just got nitto terra graplers and absolutely love them. slight hum but amazing in the rain and snow. pm me if you'd like pics. oh and they are alot cheaper than most tires. got mine for 115.
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I love my Nittos but if I was never leaving the pavement I'd go with the non Revo Duelers.
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I've ran the Bridestone REVO's and the Michelin LTX's. I currently am running the Firestone Destination LT's and, for the money (almost 1/2 the price of either of the other 2), you can't beat 'em. They're as good as the REVO's and better than the LTX's, IMO. My g/f just bought the Destination AT's (for her Cheap Grand Share-a-pee) which are a bit more aggresive and she absolutely loves them. They also come highly recommended from some friends and are just a tad more $$ than the Destination LT's.
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1st Choice...


2nd Choice LTX M\S, but a caution if you buy them and dislike them it takes for ever to wear them out.
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Tukes,

If you're interested, I have Bridgestone Dueler AT Revo (265-75/R-16) for sale, relatively cheap. I had them on my '01 before getting different rims.

These are excellent tires for on-road and occasional off-road. Please send me PM if you're interested and we can discuss the details.

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Originally Posted by 88XtraCabDLX
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2nd Choice LTX M\S, but a caution if you buy them and dislike them it takes for ever to wear them out.
Ditto on this first choice. I don't live in snow but I can opine for wet and dry, I really like the Yokohama Geolander AT's. They used to be dirt cheap for about $100 a tire but because of new-found popularity, the prices have gone up. They handle great on-road and friends are surprised at how quiet they are for a truck tire.
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I had the Yoks on my '97 and their dry grip was great but they might wear kinda quick as a sacrifice but a very good choice for a DD that also sees the trails.

I think the Nittos have a little better icy/snowy manners after my first winter with them vs my Yoks.
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Bridgestone REVO A/T's. Period.
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