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So THAT'S what traction feels like!

I just got back from Firestone a little while ago.

I replaced just the front tires as I am still unemployed and can only afford two at a time.

That being said, I got a pair of Destination A/T's.

Once I get the back ones done I will feel a little more confident going off road.

Here is a shot of the tread pattern.



The side bite will be way better than the Fortera's. There is a little bit more road noise but that may be due to actually having tread on the tire!

I look forward to getting the back set on and hitting the dirt once more.
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They look great, what size did you settle on?





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2006 XK, Steel Armadillo Front Bumper w/Warn Powermate winch, Rear Bumper w/tire carrier & Super Sliders, Rhino Rack Roof Rack and Foxwing Awning, KC Lights on Steel Armadillo Light Bar, 4xGuard Rear Differential Cover, Steel Armadillo Plates.
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It is OEM size. 245/65R17.

I went and climbed the hill at the Toyota dealer after I left Firestone. Zero slippage at all.

I'm going to have to video that one of these days.
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Looks nice ,,, you shouldn't worry about the stock tire for offroad ... I still run the stock ones and did alot of offroading
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Looks nice ,,, you shouldn't worry about the stock tire for offroad ... I still run the stock ones and did alot of offroading
It depends on where you drive. I went through my first set of stock tires with only 4,000 miles on my XK, I am now on Hueypilots original tires as he tore up one when we were out as well and replaced the rest before it was too late.





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Your local Toyota dealer has an offroad hill? Is it similar to the set-ups you see and Land Rover dealers?
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TR4Runner,

It is not an "official" off road hill. Their parking lot backs up to a small access road and is about 15-20 feet higher than the road. Right now the grass is about hood high on the access road. I'm guessing the sales guys were getting in trouble for letting customers test drive the FJ's there.

I'd love to be cresting the top as someone is checking out the FJ's. Just to see the look on their face!
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I have a set of these on my Land Rover.

Just a super tire and traction off road and the snow.

They will start to get quiet after a few miles.

Just Love them.
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Great tires but how does it sound on pavement road?

Some tires with deep voids are a bit noisy on the streets.
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They are not noisy at all. Very comfortable ride in fact.
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