Time to change the dry rotted tires on the 40

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  1. Devilmans Hand

    Devilmans Hand TLCA #19517

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    Replaced the starter on the truck and noticed the dryrot in the tread. These 20-year-old or so Bridgestone dueller MTs need a change. Right now the size is 32x11.5x15 on some old school American racing rims. The suspension is stock and super flexy, so I'm thinking of downsizing to 31x10.5x15 on some tacoma steely 15s I have laying around. Whenever my 40 sees off-road, which is rare these days, it's almost always mud and a water crossing, but I spend most of the time cruising around the backroads naked with the windshield down. Snow and ice is not a concern.
    Any recommendations from those tire nerds that have recently been doing the same research?
    I'm kind of tired of running the retreads, as most shops can't balance them worth a damn.

    Thanks ahead of time for the ideas.
     
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    Can't go wrong with BFG Mud-Terrains, go with All Terrains if you don't feel like listening to the road noise.
     
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    Costco sells the BFGs and includes lifetime balance. I put GY Duratracs on my 40 in 31x10.50 and really like them. I haven't taken them offroad though. Hopefully come April that won't be the case.
     
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    Devilmans Hand TLCA #19517

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    I always forget about Costco.
     
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    Test fit your Taco rims first. They might have too much back space for the TREs
     
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    Devilmans Hand TLCA #19517

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    Good call. The American racing rims rub the tre booties at full lock too. I have my 1st Gen 4runner rims as a backup as well...

    I think I have a problem with holding onto wheels...
     
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    if it's not a super swamper, it's just an all terrain tire.


    just sayin....
     
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    Devilmans Hand TLCA #19517

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    Bk, I've been thinking the same thing
     
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    I have always loved the BFG All terrains. I just bought several... 31 x 10.50 x 15 on 15 x 6 wheels 3.25 bs

    fj40 white wheel.jpg

    patches with grey wheel 2.jpg
     
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    You could probably arrange a mud ship back from the Relic Run.
     
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    I've been a big fan of Firestone MTs Aggressive looking, good road manners, long lasting and not too loud. Also, somewhat cheap. I just put 4 on the LX for about $900.
     
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